MICHONGWE APPEALS AGAINST JUDGE CHIRWA’s UTM REGISTRATION RULING

An appeal made against UTM registration

Senior Assistant Chief state advocate Loness Michongwe representing Registrar of political parties has appealed to Supreme Court of appeal in Blantyre against the judgment of judge John Chirwa who has ordered that UTM should be registered as a political party within 7 days.

Michongwe’s appeal has short-lived the celebrations of United Transformation Movement (UTM) supported who were parading in the streets of Blantyre by seeing singing and dancing pro-UTM and Chilima songs.
In her appeal application Michongwe as asked the seven powered Judges of Supreme Court look into judge John Chirwa’s ruling urging that his ruling may set precedents, that in future political parties can be registered by only abbreviations and not full names.

“This will be for the first time that political parties in this country can be registered only by abbreviation am afraid that this judgment will set a wrong precedent in the future of the laws of this nation”, reads part of the letter.

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