Chakwera withdraws case against Commissioners

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Tonse Alliance torch bearer Reverend Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has withdrawn a case against the appointment of four Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioners Jean Mathanga, Linda Kunje, Steve Duwa and Arthur Nathuru.

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MEC Chairperson Justice Kachale announced this on Wednesday evening at the National Tally Centre in Blantyre.

“As you are aware, Dr Lazurus Chakwera was granted leave to commence judicial review proceedings to review the appointment of Commissioner Nanthuru, Commissioner Duwa. Commissioner Mathanga and Commissioner Kunje.  The Commission has been informed that this matter has been withdrawn. The Commission has felt compelled to inform you about this development, because, it arose in one of the questions from the press,” said Kachale.

Justice Kenyatta Nyirenda granted the order to Tonse Alliance presidential candidate and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader L a z a r u s C h a k w e r a following an application by his lawyers.

According to a copy of Judicial Review case number 34 filed on June 15 2020 in the High Court of Malawi Lilongwe Registry, MCP and Chakwera were the first and second applicants, respectively with President Peter Mutharika as the first respondent and commissioners Jean Mathanga, Linda Kunje, Steve Duwa and Arthur Nanthuru as interested parties.

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