Mec Commissioner Kunje pleads not guilty
By; Vincent Gunde
Mec Commissioner, Linda Kunje on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to the charge of obstructing presidential convoy carrying President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, who was travelling to Zomba to the graduation ceremony at the Great Hall, Chancellor College from Blantyre.
Kunje was stopped three times by Traffic police officers to pave the way for a presidential convoy as required by law, the development which is the same with an Ambulance travelling on the road.
She was finally stopped by a police vehicle which was leading the presidential convoy and paved the way for the president to pass, a development which has sparked debate by social media commentators describing her as a useless woman not fit to be in the Tonse philosophy.
Appearing before Acting Senior Resident Magistrate for Zomba court, Hellen Kachale, Kunje together with the co –accused driver, Jones Tewesa, who was in handcuff, were turned to almost zero when the Magistrate reserved its ruling to Thursday, this week.
Commissioner Kunje handed herself to the police at the Southern Region police Headquarters on Monday after being on the run since Thursday last week, when she heard that the police were after him, a development which others has described it as fear to be detained in the police cell over the weekend.
Meanwhile, a Malawi Congress party [MCP] staunch supporter of Mvera in Dowa district, Mr. Rodgers Kamphangala, has advised women bodies in Malawi to stand up against the behavior of Kunje, saying he conduct alone has tarnished the good image of all women in decision making and policy bodies in Malawi.
Kamphangala says Kunje was born rude by birth recalling that she was reported banging of the door at the Parliament Building when she was being interviewed on the disputed 2019 presidential elections, the same woman has been speaking against government for not renewing her contracts with Mec and she has obstructed the presidential convoy.
He said Kunje should be exempted from women who are advocating for women empowerment in the country saying her conduct need to be condemned by all women in Malawi, saying he is surprised that till today, women bodies have remain mum while following court proceedings in camera.
…….’’Matters of state security are a priority in Malawi, you cannot obstruct the presidential convoy and that can be taken as testing the security of the president,’’…..said Kamphangala.
Commissioner Kunje was declared incompetence by the Supreme Court of Appeal after the Constitutional court and Public Affairs Committee [PAC] did the same that she, alongside fellow commissioners, cannot handle any future elections in the interest of all.