Arrest of Kunje’s driver, a big lesson to DPP

Aug 11, 2022

The arrest of former Malawi Electoral Commissioner Linda Kunje has sent a shocking wave to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

For the starters,  from the word go DPP leadership does not believe that their time to rule this country expired in July 2020, when President Dr Lazarus Chakwera took oath of office.

That is why even their followers are taking the same path not to respect the leadership. Legally,  it is against the law of this land for anybody to block a Presidential motorcade.

But the only one Linda Kunje, defied all odds and refused to give way to the motorcade.

Police on Wednesday arrested former driver to Commissioner Kunje after he absconded from a court proceeding.

The driver Jones Tewesa along his boss are being accused of blocking the presidential convoy on the Zomba-Blantyre road on December 10, 2020

The Chief Resident Magistrate Court in Zomba issued a warrant of arrest for Tewesa for failing to appear before the court on the day the court was expected to make a ruling on the case.

Tewesa who was in company of his lawyer, Timothy Chirwa, was spotted at Zomba Chief Resident Magistrate Court premises where police effected the arrest.

Eastern Region Prosecution Officer Josephine Chigawa said the court has set August 19, as the date it will deliver it’s judgement on the criminal reckless and negligence charges Tewesa and Kunje are answering.

Kunje was a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) appointed MEC commissioner and is famous for her arrogance when she appeared before Parliament’s Public Appointments Committee in 2020 over the 2019 rigged elections.

Kunje and other Commissioners including chairperson Jane Ansah were accused of helping to rig the elections in favour of the DPP.

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