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UPND Condems PF’s Paul Moonga statement against Malawi Judiciary

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Paul Moonga’s wild allegations against the Malawian Judiciary are a serious Diplomatic blunder!

Media reports carried by the Mast Newspaper dated 6 March 2021, attributed to Mr Paul Moonga, a senior ruling Patriotic Front party official, casting doubt on the credibility of the Malawian judiciary, are highly uncalled for and most unfortunate, and hence must be condemned in the strongest terms possible.

Mr Moonga’s utterances were careless, unguarded and undiplomatic. Alledging that a duly elected Govt was fraudulently installed in power by a corrupted Judiciary is an insult and a slap in the face of the Malawian Govt and the people of Malawi, who in their own wisdom took to the streets in protest against what they saw as fraudulent elections. For the PF official to publicly insinuate that the Malawian Judiciary professionally misconducted itself by coming to the aid of the Malawian people, is highly offensive, provocative and uncalled for.

The events that unfolded in Malawi following the highly disputed elections, were not shrouded in secrecy, as they were transparently carried by both local and international media for all to see and follow.

Hence Mr Paul Moonga’s unsubstantiated allegations are not only deliberate, and outrageous, but inflammatory as well to the government and the people of Malawi.

It is very undiplomatic and risky to accuse a Judiciary of a foreign government of illegal acts as it endangers bilateral relations. Malawi is not only a sister country within the SADC, but a neighbour closely bound to Zambia by history, a shared border, and culture.

It is a country with which Zambia has historically enjoyed friendly relations, and hence, Zambia can not risk souring such mutually beneficial relations through careless utterances such as issued by Mr Paul Moonga, a Patriotic Front government representative.

Our position is therefore unequivocal. We demand that the PF government issues an apology to the Malawian government unreservedly regarding this diplomatic blunder.

14 COMMENTS

  1. This goes to show there is a lot of indiscipline among PF Cadres. How can Paul Moonga threaten Concourt Judges and insult the Malawi Govt and it’s Judiciary? Is Paul Moonga aware that such careless talk can lead to a Diplomatic Rift between two sister countries? Is Paul Moonga aware that President Chakwera of Malawi is the current Chairman of SADC? Is Mr Moonga provoking the Malawi Govt and Judiciary to find out their response to ECL’s Third Term Eligibility problems? This matter will be solved by ECZ and Zambia Concourt after Nominations are closed. Why is Moonga driving a wedge between Malawi Concourt and Zambia Concourt? The Zambian Govt should apologize to the Malawi Govt for this Diplomatic breach.

  2. What’s laughable is that chaps such as Paul Moonga never sweated or fought along side old man Sata or spent a night in Woodlands Police cell and just joined PF from UPND as recent as April 2015 are the ones making a lot of noise today….these people can insult anybody as they dont respect anyone and dont stand for anything.

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  3. Tarino thanks for your down vote. It’s a sign that you reading my comments. It is absurd that you feel comfortable enough to mention my late father MC Sata and yet when he was alive you insulted him day in and night. I need you to go to a mirror, look at the mirror and point at it and say “I am a f0ol”

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    • You stupid fool kaizer. ..you are useless and dull.Stop talking nonsense .Why should we support pf’s blunders?

  4. The most classic adage regarding trolling is, “Don’t feed the trolls.” Trolls seek out emotional responses and find provocation amusing, so replying to them or attempting to debate them will only make them troll more. By ignoring a troll completely, they will likely become frustrated and go somewhere else on the internet.

    You should try your best not to take anything trolls say seriously. No matter how poorly they behave, remember these people spend countless unproductive hours trying to make people mad. They’re not worth your time of day.

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  5. Malawi should lodge an official diplomatic complaint against GRZ,the ruling party and Moonga.These PF thugs don’t believe in rule of law.

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  6. Paul and Kaizar same watsapp group, nothing in between the two ears. Why go and insult the intellect of the lovely people of Malawi who are our true brothers and sisters.

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  7. After grounding the economy one would have expected that the PF would do better on the political side, alas nothing

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  8. Under 5 and his minions have always attacked our judiciary whenever it goes against them. Just present your manifesto, 12 August is looming.

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  9. Mr Paul Monga, You an embrassment to the nation of Zambia and the continent if Africa. This gives us an idea of how PF thinks about our now ‘ shady’ democracy and our judiciary. PF party and government have abused the priveledge to rule Zambia, due excess power, unprecedented Corruption, FIC and gassing

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  10. This government used up all the political reserves trying to infuse it into running the economy. Now there is nothing left but flailing and a sense of losing it. This guy is fitting into the shoes of others who have attempted these pathetic stances in the past. Iyi yeve a Moonga mwaitaya. Kuitailatu!

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