‘Judges are not Immune from Criticisms’ – Mutharika

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President Peter Mutharika has said courts and judges are not immune from criticism saying only God is.

This follows his continued criticism of the High Court judges who nullified May 21, 2019 presidential elections.

Mutharika said this during the opening of Parliament in Lilongwe via a recorded video.

According to Mutharika, his criticisms of the judges does not mean he doesn’t respect the courts.

“Speaking my views when the Courts err is not attacking the Courts. This poor thinking must stop. As a matter of fact, no judge in this country must live in fear if you have a clear conscience,” he said.

Mutharika further added that those propagating through the courts to have the office of the president vacant are committing treason.

The 80 year old president continued that the post-election demonstrations were aimed at overthrowing him from power.

“Nullifying elections is nullifying the will of the people,” said Mutharika.

He therefore urged the house to correct the mistake of the courts.

Mutharika went on stressing that the country will never have valid and credible elections in the country.

“With the decision which the Court has made on the issue of irregularities, we will never, never have a valid and credible election in this country because there will always be some irregularities in any election. We have set a precedent by which the next election will be even more disputable.” Mutharika said.

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Flora Mitumba
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