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Attorney Ggeneral Anthony kamanga says you can challenge the president decision

STATEMENT BY

HER EXCELLENCY DR JOYCE BANDA

STATE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF MALAWI

THE STATUS OF ELECTIONS

KAMUZU PALACE, LILONGWE

SATURDAY, 24 TH MAY 2014

This morning I have made a Presidential Proclamation to nullify

the on-going electoral process and directed that fresh Tripartite

Elections should be held within 90 days.

announce further that

Presidential Candidate in the forthcoming Presidential Elections.

I have done this to allow that Malawians are given an opportunity

to freely and fairly express their will in choosing their leaders in a

free, fair, transparent and credible manner.

I thank you.

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Something big might happen

 

GOVERNMENT NOTICE NO. …

 

IN THE MATTER OF THE 2014 TRIPARTITE ELECTIONS

PROCLAMATION

 

WHEREAS it has come to my attention that there have been several fraudulent and rampant irregularities in relation to the 2014 Tripartite Elections for the election of President, Members of Parliament and Councilors;

 

AND WHEREAS it is in the public interest that all ongoing processes in the relation to the 2014 Tripartite Elections for the election of President, Members of Parliament and Councilors be nullified:

NOW THEREFORE, I DR JOYCE BANDA, President of the Republic of Malawi, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 82 (2) of the Constitution, hereby issue this Proclamation nullifying all on-going processes in relation to the 2014 Tripartite Elections for the election of President, Members of Parliament and Councilors, including the process of counting of votes and announcement of the results thereof which shall cease forthwith.

 

AND I HEREBY further proclaim that Tripartite Elections for the election of President, Members of Parliament and Councilors shall be held within ninety days of the date of this Proclamation.  

 

 

Given under my hand at LILONGWE                      on this   24TH        day of MAY                                 , 2014.

 

 

 

(Signed)

DR J. BANDA

President

 

 

(FILE NO.                )

Breaking news president Joyce Banda sick taken to Kamuzu central hospital

Just after adressing the media this morning,the president was taken to kamuzu central hospital,according to the source at the state house the president,has been not feeling well.
It is believed that she is suffering  from high blood pressure.
When adressing journalists in the morning the she looked confused,very tense and not active
For example instead of saying this morning ,she said tonite and instead of saying good morning she said good nite
All in all she looked confused.
Meanwhile one of her key ministers was also admitted for high blood pressure at the same hospital

Breaking news president Joyce Banda sick taken to Kamuzu central hospital

More details to come

Breaking news president Joyce Banda sick taken to Kamuzu central hospital

More details to come

Unconfirmed report says that DPP member of parliament for zomba central UNUSU MUSSA has been arrested

He is allegedly being accused of  campainging,in his house after official campaign period.

Minister implicates Veep Khumbo Kachali,accused of bribing senior police officers.

Minister implicates Veep Khumbo Kachali,accused of bribing senior police officers..

Minister implicates Veep Khumbo Kachali,accused of bribing senior police officers.

Vice President Khumbo Kachali was today summoned by the Anti Corruption Bureau for allegedly being accused that he had attempted to bribe two senior police officers Nelson Bophani and Binuli in a bid to stop them from investigating his involvement in the Cashgate scandal.

According to information made available to this blogger, it is further revealed that the issue was brought to ACB’s attention by the Minister of Lands Henry Phoya.

The interrogation by the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials lasted for about three and a half hours.

At around 10.15am Kachali was entering the Anti Corruption Bureau headquarters premises, accompanied by lawyer Ralph Kasambara.

In an interview with the media just after his interrogation he said as a law abiding citizen he decided to honour the invitation by the anti corruption body.

With confidence Kachali told the media that he was satisfied with the outcome of his visit.

When he was asked if his appearance at around ACB is a result of his decision to endorse Professor Peter Mutharika as his choice in the 20th May elections, the number two citizen said it is up to Malawians to judge.

Later ACB spokesperson Egritta Mdala said the vice president was invited to help with information in the ongoing cashgate trials.

“The meeting between the vice president and ACB officials is not in any way an arrest” said Mdala. She said that her organization felt the vice president had some information that could be of great help in their investigations.

Last month this blogger reported about a leaked Police report that implicated Malawi’s Vice President Khumbo Kachali to have been behind the cashgate buses that were impounded by the Malawi authorities.

According to the report signed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police Nelson Bophani that has been to the Ant-Corruption Bureau (ACB), investigators established the 6 Marcopolo buses currently at the national Police headquarters in Lilongwe, belong to the Vice President.

However, when contacted for comment, Khumbo Kachali denied any involvement.

His spokesperson said, “The Vice President vehemently denied any involvement in the said buses.” The Spokesperson said the media has all along been telling the nation that the buses are connected to Leonard Kalonga, a Ministry of Tourism official.

He then suggested that people should ask him as to who owns the buses.

The Vice President’s spokesperson wondered why people would want to implicate the Vice President now.

But reports suggest that now government would like to implicate the Vice President in the cashgate buses contrary to it’s earlier application in the High Court where the DPP Bruno Kalemba asked the court to allow the state to dispose-off the buses saying their value is depreciating.

In its ruling, the court threw out the application saying the buses remain part of the evidence in the cases taking place in the courts.

Although the buses are currently in the hands of the Police, no one has claimed their ownership. However, the buses were procured by the Chief Tourism Officer in the Ministry of Tourism Leonard Kalonga.

The 65-sitter Scania Marcopolo Torino buses were supplied by Automotive Products Limited. The buses are said to be part of the Cashgate scandal where MK 520million Kwacha (US$1.277,643) from government coffers was used to procure them.

In recent months, there has been a clear fall out between President Joyce Banda and her vice, Khumbo Kachali dating to about two months ago when the Malawian leader, decided to drop Kachali as her presidential running mate for next week’s Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Government polls.

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Breaking news vice president @ ACB

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Malawi holds Vigil in Solidarity to the release of Nigerian Abducted Girls

Malawi’s human rights activists in conjunction with the U.N. representatives today  joined the rest of the world demanding the release of over 200 girls that are in Boko Haram hands in Nigeria.

Speaking during a vigil demonstration in Lilongwe, UN Women resident representative Alice Shackelford Harding said this was in solidarity with the parents and families of the abducted girls. She said women and girls in Nigeria as well as the rest of the world have the right to live free from intimidation, persecution and all other forms of discrimination if they are to participate fully and equally public and civic life.

Malawi's Human Rights Activists protest against Terror on Girls in Nigeria

Malawi’s Human Rights Activists together with UN representatives stage a vigil against Abduction of Girls in Nigeria

Also speaking during the vigil British High Commissioner to Malawi Michael Nevin said men are to blame in the whole issue and its high time men should change their mindset towards women.

However, human rights and gender activist Emma Kaliya said Malawians can not allow extremists to trample girls and women rights, saying this is taking the society backwards. She however said that governments all over the world should come together and make every possible efforts to rescue the girls and bring the captors to justice.

Journalists and concerned Malawians at the Vigil against abduction of girls in Nigeria

Journalists and concerned Malawians at the Vigil against abduction of girls in Nigeria