Under-pressure Chair of the Malawi Electoral Commission, Dr Jane Ansah, astounded many Malawians during her live radio interview with Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) when she assertively claimed that K30 million in K1000 or K2000 notes weighed 30 tonnes as she tried to refute claims that she had been bribed to turn the results in favor of Peter Mutharika of the Democratic Progressive Party.
In her long winded response of trying to justify how she could not have possibly pocketed a bribe of K2 billion as per rumours going around on social media, the learned judge went as far as stating that there is no way she could have received the money by virtue of its mass without raising suspicion.
The interview was the first post election interview by the MEC Chairwoman who still believes she did the best she could, according to the law, to manage a free and fair tripartite election. The results of the election have been disputed by the opposition parties MCP and UTM who have since gone to court to seek legal redress over what they claim where serious irregularities in the electoral process.
Jane Ansah has remained defiant stating that she will not resign despite being asked to do so by Saulos Chilima and Civil Society Organisations who accuse her of being heavily based against them. In a letter to Ansah, Chilima claims that Ansah had pleaded and persuaded members of the Electoral commission to ensure that Mutharika wins.
During the interview, Ansah said she did not even tell members of her Family Whatsapp group who to vote for and wondered how she could have gone to tell members of the electoral commission what Chilima claims in his letter.