The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has downplayed claims by opposition Tonse Alliance during the final campaign rally on Saturday that three top Zambian nationals have come in the country to allegedly rig the fresh presidential elections in favour of incumbent Peter Mutharika due on Tuesday.
UTM Party secretary-general Patricia Kaliati made the claims in a televised rally in Blantye that former Minister of Finance, Dr. Katele Kalumba, former intelligence chief Xavier Chungu and former State House Special Assistant for Politics, Kaizer Zulu entered the country through Mzimba at Jenda border with Zambia.
She called on the Zambian High Commission in Malawi to ensure that three Zambians leave the country.
This was corroborated by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) secretary Elsenhower Mkaka at another televised rally in Lilongwe.
MCP and UTM are in electoral alliance under the banner of Tonse.
When the matter was put to MEC chairperson Dr Chifundo Kachale at a news briefing in Blantyre on Sunday, he said “I will not be competent to comment on the allegations.”
He added: “If that information has been shared with the people who can take action, am sure appropriate actions will be taken. But it will be very ill advised for me to begin to comment on statement made on a campaign platform it will drag us nowhere.”
During the news briefing, Justice Kachale, a judge of the High Court, reiterated that the commission will remain impartial and that people should desist from implicating the commission in unfounded allegations.
He said those who do so will be dealt with accordingly.
Malawi goes to the polls on Tuesday in a historic presidential re-run after a court overturned last year’s elections and ordered a fresh vote.
Although there are three candidates, Tuesday’s election is practically a two-horse race between President Peter Mutharika and his main rival Lazarus Chakwera of MCP.
Peter Kuwani of the Mbakuwani Movement for Development (MMD), is the other candidate on the voting register.
These are are now full fledged criminals. KK and SC at your age you can do better
You would wonder why PF is so confident of wining next year’s elections despite the undisputable backlash on them. How can you victimize the electorate and still hope that they would vote for you? Anyway either way next year kuya bebele LungWu and PF.
Opposition in Africa, total shame!! Instead of concentrating on convincing voters with alternative policies and ideas, they focus on lies and allegations. Very shameful indeed, just like upnd in Zambia.
Eyes on the trio!!!!
The trio have perfected the Art of Rigging Elections. KZ and Chungu’s focus in 2021 is to rig that Election at all. PF is confident that they will rig the 2021 Election in the same way they rigged the 2015 and 2016 Elections. That is why Chulu has been retained at ECZ and KZ has not been dismissed for committing various criminal activities. The challenge for the Opposition is how to protect the vote in 2021. PF is hell bent on passing Bill 10 to ensure the rigging mechanisms for the 2021 Elections are in place. The writing is on the wall.
Zambian Citizen , JUST YOURSELF PF , NOT Zambian Citizen AT ALL
Bene KZ chabe, they are well known for making unpopular decisions.
Common sense, why visit Malawi now…? Ndiye mulomo uyu…
KZ where are you?
Hahaha this is very humorous. Surely would it take someone from another country to help Malawi rig their system if at all the rigging intentions existed? It is like expecting a person who has never lived in Lusaka to direct you around lusaka. You would either be on drugs or very dull to do such a thing. It seems the opposition in Malawi and Zambia share alot in common. This includes episodes of hallucinations and constantly crying because they know that they won’t win elections. I will be asking my legal team to issue proceedings against this malicious hogwash. Kz who is currently located in lusaka Zambia
THE ONLY DISTURBING NEWS IS THAT AFRICAN COUNTRIES ARE BEGINNING TO SEE ZAMBIA AS UNDEMOCRATIC, AND YET WE HELPED LIBERATE SOUTHERN AFRICA.
AND THIS IS BECAUSE OF ONE MAN, KZ AND HIS FRIEND PF
FELLOW ZAMBIANS WHY SHOULD A HANDFUL DISGRANTLED INDIVIDUALS RIG ELECTIONS TO FACILITATE THEIR CRIMES AT THE EXPENSES OF OUR DEVELOPMENT. THE COUNTRY IS ABOUT BECOME A GATHERING PLACE FROM CRIMINALS UNDER THE GUISE OF INVESTORS.
2016 SHOULD BE THE LAST ELECTION TO HAVE BEEN RIGGED, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. LET’S BE VIGILANT, THE TIME IS NOW.
Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe must hold referendums to consider going back to the Federation of Rhodesia & Nyasaland. In Zimbabwe they think they’re ruled by a Zambian, in Zambia we think 2 Malawians and a Zimbabwean have ruled us while in Malawi they also think they’re ruled by Zambians, even their late President was considered Zambian. Zimbabwe made a similar accusation about VJ. In Malawi a lady Millionaire claims to have done business with Lungu of Zambia but denied accusations of printing ballots. Since our lives are so intertwined, we should consider being one country with 3 states chapwa
No smoke without fire.
Kaizer Zulu (the rogue), Katele Kalumba (the witch) and Xavier Chungu (the (Congolese) Fugitive) being chased like dogs with rabies from Malawi all in the name of rigging their elections – bad reputation about Zambia
PF regime MUST GO
This is a big problem for opposition in the two Rhodesias and Nyasaland. They lose the election even before the ballot is cast. They share the same DNA, sad indeed.
They should be quarantined in No-Man’s Land and only get to Lusaka after the elections. Remember, Umweni uukokota amafupa, amina fye ayatuntulu uko afuma. (Bemba Proverb, A visitor who chews bones, simply swallows the bones when he is at his house)
Is it true the United Transformation Movement(UTM) Secretary General Patricia Kaliati has called on the Zambian High Commission in Malawi to ensure that three top Zambian nationals leave the country.
Kalyati claimed that former Minister of Finance, Dr. Katele Kalumba, former intelligence chief, Xavier Chungu and former State House Special Assistant for Politics, Kaizer Zulu were spotted in Malawi and have been brought to allegedly rig elections in favour of incumbent Peter Mutharika due on Tuesday.
Malawi goes to the polls on Tuesday in a historic presidential re-run after a court overturned last year’s elections and ordered a fresh vote Citing “grave” and “widespread” rigging, the country’s constitutional court ruled in February that President Peter Mutharika had not been duly elected,…
Kikikikikiki..So elections rigging experts are found in Zambia? This statement only paints a black picture of our beautiful nation.
A new dictionary entry for the word RIG…….
“A nightmare commonly experienced by over zealous no hope minority opposition politicians hoping to somehow miraculously win an election by calling a democratic victory a Rig.”
Usually the nightmare involves the dreamer waking up shouting…..”It’s a rrrrrrriiiiiiiigggggg.”. Also usually spouses have to placate the dreamer by saying, ” hush hush darling, you are dreaming,…. it’s just a bad dream.” Unfortunately, the dreamers wake up and walk around claiming falsely that an oncoming election will be rigged. Psychiatrists are still trying to decide if this falls into a category of mental health. Stay tuned for a decision……..
Patriot abroad wanitekunya hahahahaha. I have not laughed like this in years. You almost killed me as I almost chocked. Very true statement hahahs
I agree with chali, they should be quarantined until after elections. So that immediately after PF loses they go straight to prison.
Just look at the A team?
They all have good history.
Even Interpol can fear this team.
Malawi, why did you chase back to Zambia, you should have locked them up till the end of August 2021 Or beginning is September’2021.
Mutharika kuya bebele, mukomfwako ati hes seeking refuge in Zambia, maybe you gave him Zambian documents as his time is at hand…ai iwe KZ.
KZ…are you in Chipata or still holed up in Malawi? If you still in Malawi bring me rice n tea., na fwaka yama dala.
Why these bandits *****s didn’t use mchinji border post which is near to Lilongwe but they used Jenda border post? KZ what were you doing there? I know there is a system you use Zambians from that side to vote like what you do Malawians vote in Zambia.i have been hearing all these stories about giving votes to Malawians after votes are done they tell we went to vote to Zambia we were given money
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