BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Registration exercise for the forthcoming fresh presidential election slated for July, 2020, which started on April 4 this month, has been suspended following a rise in cases of coronavirus.
The Special Cabinet Committee on coronavirus has made the anouncement at a press briefing in Lilongwe today.
It comes in the wake of revelations that the country has recorded three new cases of Covid-19 bringing the total number to eight.
One of the legal commentators on social media has commended the move taken by the government saying the decision is long overdue.
“The Cancellation of voter registration exercise (its being alleged that it has been cancelled) is long overdue and was so necessary. The exercise was capable of transmitting the pandemic to the rural dwell ants who lack every capacity to withstand it.
“However, has the cancellation (if indeed it has happened) followed the due process or has it been done under some unavailable powers in a certain authority? I believe it has not been done ultra vires but in strict adherence to applicable procedure or law. Otherwise, this is what Justice Kenyatta Nyirenda would discharge his anger for,” wrote LordDenning QB on his facebook page.
Malawi has so far registered one covid-19 death.