PAC Inquiry Report Submitted to Mutharika

PAC Inquiry Report Submitted to Mutharika

By Morton Sibale Chairperson of the Public Appointments Committee of Parliament, Collins Kajawa has told reporters that the final report on the committee’s inquiry into the competency of the commissioners of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has been sent to the president for further action. Kajawa said this Thursday afternoon at Parliament building in Lilongwe […]

DPP Supporters Demand Restoration Of Electoral Justice

DPP Supporters Demand Restoration Of Electoral Justice

By Synd Kalimbuka Thousands of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) followers in the Eastern Region expressed dismay in the manner the Constitutional Court (Con-court) Judges handled the Presidential electoral case. DDP followers marched in Zomba on Wednesday, describing the Court ruling which made a determination that there should be fresh presidential elections as fraudulent. In the petition […]

NEST Calls For Peace Ahead Of Fresh Election

NEST Calls For Peace Ahead Of Fresh Election

By Glory Msowoya National Elections System Trust (NEST)on Wednesday called on political parties to exercise peace ahead of the fresh election as the countdown to the 150 days continues for the country to hold fresh presidential election. Constitutional Court ordered Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)to hold fresh Presidential Election,observing that the May 21 polls were marred […]

MEC Offices Still Operational

MEC Offices Still Operational

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) offices are still in operational in all the four regions despite a ‘symbolic closure’ by the self-claimed human rights defenders body the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC). On Thursday, Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) hired HRDC which led Timothy Mtambo to seal MEC offices in Blantyre, Mzuzu and Lilongwe demanding […]

Ansah Maintains Elections Were Free, Fair

Ansah Maintains Elections Were Free, Fair

Public Affairs Committee (PAC) on Wednesday made an inquiry into how MEC Chairperson Justice Jane Ansah competently managed the May 21 presidential poll. Justice Dr. Ansah told PAC that according to MEC’s assessment, the elections were free, fair and credible.  “We very much wanted fairness and transparency to ensure the will of the people is reflected, […]

I Will Resign If Supreme Court Faults Us- Ansah

I Will Resign If Supreme Court Faults Us- Ansah

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Justice Dr. Jane Ansah said she will resign if the Supreme Court of Appeal upholds the Constitutional Court verdict which nullified the May 21 presidential polls. Justice Ansah told Parliament Public Appointment Committee (PAC) inquiry that MEC appealed the ruling because the High Court ruling was not final. “There are […]

Tippex PAC Chair Gags Ansah on Widespread use of Tippex

Tippex PAC Chair Gags Ansah on Widespread use of Tippex

Public Appointment Committee (PAC) chairperson Collins Kajawa on Wednesday stopped MEC Chairperson Justice Jane Ansah to explain that Tippex was used in all three levels of the May 2019 tripartite election. Ansah was trying to respond to a question from Zomba Msondole MP on whether it was true that Tippex was used in all three […]

MEC Commissioners Tell Uniform Story On Alterations

MEC Commissioners Tell Uniform Story On Alterations

BY MORTON SIBALE All the four MEC commissioners that appeared before the parliamentary Public Appointments Committee (PAC) on Tuesday insisted that the commission meticulously scrutinised all altered result sheets before confirming or rejecting them. The four, Moffat Banda, Yahaya M’madi, Linda Kunje and Jean Mathanga were appearing before the members of PAC on the second […]

MCP Wanted to Kill Me- Ansah

MCP Wanted to Kill Me- Ansah

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Justice Dr. Jane Ansah has revealed that Malawi Congress Party (MCP) officials led party Party’s Secretary Eisenhower Mkaka wanted to kill her. Justice Dr. Ansah made the revelations on Wednesday when she was responding to a question from Parliament Public Appointment Committee (PAC). She said MCP’s CEO Mkaka, Lawyer […]

Ansah to Answer Parliament

Ansah to Answer Parliament

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Justice Dr. Jane Ansah is set to appear before the Parliamentary Public Appointments Committee (PAC) in Lilongwe today. Constitutional Court ordered that the PAC should probe into the competency of current crop of MEC commissioners, following the nullification of the May 21, 2019 presidential election results. This will be […]

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