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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Kalinde back in Parliament, Govt starts law review

Just in Lawyer for Thyolo North MP Anita Kalinde, WAPONA KITA has confirmed that High Court Judge Ivy Kamanga has granted an injunction to her stopping her suspension from the National Assembly.
The DPP dominated Parliament yesterday voted to suspend her for man handling Home Affairs and National Defence Minister Aaron Sangala.
Sangala had accused Lilongwe Businessman late Marshall the Dukes of being behind private parts trading and alleged that Kalinde was married to him.
The order means Parliament wasted tax payers money for nothing.
In a related development President Bingu wa Mutharika has ordered the review of the laws that have been unpopular with the general public. The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ephraim Mganda Chiume told the Press in Lilongwe this afternoon that the laws to be reviewed include:
1. Section 46 of the Penal Code which gives sweeping powers to Minister of Information to ban any publication that is deemed not to be in public interest. Media groups were challenging the matter in court.
2. The LOCAL Courts act
3. The Police Act section 35 which gave Police powers to stop and search anybody without a Court warrant.
4.The penal code 137A and 153-156 on indecent and unnatural acts, mainly seen as anti-homosexual laws which donors have frowned upon.
5. The Injunctions law.

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