MLS criticizes Mutharika over remarks

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Legal experts are expressing concern over President Peter Mutharika’s continued ridicule and disregard of the judiciary describing them as lamentations of a loser.

Since the annulment of last year’s presidential election, Mutharika has persistently accused the country’s courts of being corrupt and bent on his removal from office.

And in his first campaign appearance for the upcoming fresh presidential poll, Mutharika told scores of people that gathered to hear him in Thyolo that the judiciary had stolen their vote.

His continued attack on the judiciary has caught the attention of the Malawi Law Society (MLS) which has questioned the manner and forum chosen by the president to express his disquiet against the judiciary.

The MLS insists that the judiciary has no access to the political podium and facilities to respond to the allegations publicly expressed by the State President.

It then implores Mutharika to lead by example by preserving and upholding the rule of law at all times and promoting the respect, independence and integrity of the judiciary as separate constitutional arm of government.

 

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