MP Lipipa unperturbed over defamation charges by fellow DPP legislator Chipungu

By Duncan Mlanjira Member of Parliament (MP) for Thyolo South, Chimwemwe Chipungu has filed defamation charges at the High Court in Lilongwe on fellow legislator, Blantyre City South Constituency MP, Noel Lipipa over allegations that Lipipa made on Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Youth Blantyre City whatsapp group. But Lipipa says he is unmoved over the charges, saying he is ready to defend the claims he made that alleges that Chipungu misappropriated money he received from former President Peter Mutharika…

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Chimulirenji dismayed by social media ridicule that portrays him like he is illiterate

By Duncan Mlanjira Former State Vice-President and Member of Parliament, Everton Chimulirenji says he is very dismayed that some members of the general public have taken to social media and are ridiculing and portraying him as if he is an illiterate. There is a Facebook account that has been created by someone in Chimulirenji’s name on which the creator posts unsavory comments in broken English as if it’s the former legislator who does that. In an interview, Chimulirenji distanced…

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Government withdraws decision to send Chief Justice on leave

By Trouble Ziba, MANA Government has withdrawn its earlier notice to the public regarding Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda (SC) to proceed on leave, instead he will continue discharging his duties. On June 12, 2020, government, through former Chief Secretary, Lloyd Muhara, announced that the Chief Justice would proceed on leave pending his retirement in 2021. In the notice, Muhara cited accumulated leave days for Nyirenda having outnumbered his remaining working days before his retirement. “Regarding the accumulated leave days…

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Mixed reaction to newly-appointed cabinet; Professor Chirwa calls upon Malawians to reject it

By Duncan Mlanjira South Africa-based Malawian Professor and Dean of Law at the University of Cape Town, Danwood Chirwa, who has described President Lazarus Chakwera’s 31-member cabinet as probably the most incestuous cabinet since 1994, is now calling “upon all Malawians to rise up once more, raise their voices and reject this cabinet.” The strong critic of Malawi’s political and social ills, says “once again, Malawians are taken as fools. Newly elected President Chakwera has quickly transformed himself into…

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Most incestuous cabinet since 1994 — Prof. Chirwa

By Duncan Mlanjira South Africa-based Malawian Professor and Dean of Law at the University of Cape Town, Danwood Chirwa has described President Lazarus Chakwera’s 31-member cabinet named on Wednesday evening as probably the most incestuous cabinet since 1994. Commenting on Facebook, Prof. Chirwa said: “Someone has kindly sent me a list of the full cabinet appointments by President Chakwera. I can’t help suspecting it is fake. “If it is not, tough times still lie ahead fellow Malawians. The  restructuring…

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End the pointless ritual in the Presidency

Analysis by Mphatso Moses Kaufulu Ritual has its purpose — yet ritual can also obscure and impede what is important. One place where ritual has become particularly paralyzing is within the Office of President and Cabinet. Firstly, the terms ‘Excellency’ and ‘Right Honorable’ which are often followed by other excessively deferential verbosity such as ‘It has pleased his/her excellency’ and so on, neither establish nor sustain the presidency. They are titles infinitesimally small in comparison to the people’s vote…

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Concerned citizens worried of political witch-hunting

By John Saukira Some concerned citizens have noted with sadness that some of the arrests that have been made by the new government are political in nature. In a statement issued on Friday to President Lazarus Chakwera and Vice-president Saulos Chilima, signed by Phillip Kamangira on behalf of the concerned citizens, says the nation is slowly taking a path of political persecution, witch-hunting and harassment, saying some of the arrests could have a negative impact on Malawi’s hard-earned democracy….

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Meaningful freedom should allow for shared resources — Chakwera

By Trouble Ziba, MANA Malawi’s newly elected President, Reverend Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has described the country’s freedom from colonialism and one party system as of no use if the citizens still languish in poverty, tribalism, corruption and other vices. Chakwera was delivering an acceptance speech on Sunday at the Malawi Square in Lilongwe after taking Oath of Office administered by Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda as the country’s sixth Head of State. He said Malawi’s struggle for independence and multiparty…

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Mbakuwaku president Peter Kuwani asks MEC to disqualify Mutharika and Chakwera

By Duncan Mlanjira Mbakuwaku Movement for Development (MMD) president, Peter Kuwani, has filed a complaint to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), demanding that Peter Mutharika and Lazarus Chakwera should be disqualified for fielding different running mates in Tuesday’s fresh presidential polls. Addressing the media on Wednesday, MEC chairperson Justice Chifundo Kachale said Kuwani’s ground of his demand for the disqualification is that in accordance with the judgment of the Supreme Court of Appeal, the candidates ought to have maintained the…

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Women’s Legal Resources Centre demands equal gender inclusion in the next cabinet

By Duncan Mlanjira Women Legal Resources Centre (WOLREC) is demanding that the next Head of State that would be voted in after Tuesday’s fresh presidential election should implement to the book that there is equal representation of women in the cabinet as well as other national positions of influence. Executive Director Maggie Kathewera Banda said this on the eve of the poll, saying this is not a request but a demand as this is contained in the Gender Equality…

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