POLITBURO’S MOVE TO BAR CHILIMA’S SWEARING AS PRESIDENT IN CASE
OF MUTHARIKA BEING DECLARED “INCAPACITATED” – INSIDE SOURCE.
Determined to wrestle power through courts, the emergency cabinet meeting that was convened a few days ago at Sanjika Palace chaired by DPP Vice President, George Chaponda resolved to start legal battles to fight the constitutional provision under section 87 subsection 1 which provides conditions for the Vice President of the country to assume Presidency where a seating President is deemed “Incapacitated” to discharge his duties as president until such a time the said president is able to resume his normal duties within his term.
It became apparent that Mutharika’s health status is a major worry afterBundergoing major operations in hospital and that he will be declared incapable of executing his duties as President hence allowing Saulos Chilima as Vice President to officially act as Malawi’s President.
This did not go down well with the DPP’s Politburo most of whom also sit as Cabinet Ministers.
They quickly resolved to position themselves for legal battles in court by placing a contigent of “sympathetic” judges to the DPP to fight Chilima’s ascendancy to the Presidency.
Among them were the 6 midnight six cabinet ministers all of whom were deeply shaken by Mutharika’s worsening condition in hospital.
Reports indicate that Mutharika is not fairing well with the after effects of the surgical operations on his cancerous tumors hence risk being rendered a “cabbage” state and incapable to continue as President.
Immediately after the secretive cabinet meeting, an order was issued to begin repatriation of some of Mutharika’s effects to Ndata from Sanjika and Statehouse.
More to come…
This article has been written by Ellen Moyo, not Malawi Punch.