15 electoral cases still stuck in courts

At least 15 cases, out of 45 cases emanating from the May 29 parliamentary elections, are still being prosecuted in the courts.

Patemba: Most of the cases have been dismissed mostly because of lack of evidence.

High Court registrar Agnes Patemba described this as progress, saying 30 cases have been completed since the elections in May.

“Most of the cases have been dismissed mostly because of lack of evidence. Some of them were filed outside the 14-day window,” said Patemba.

She said in some instances, some aggrieved candidates just filed the cases but failed to prosecute them.

The High Court in Blantyre will on December 2, 2019 deliver its ruling on a case in which Mangochi west constituency independent parliamentary candidate Simeon Harrison is challenging the election results.

High Court judge Silvester Kalembera has since given lawyers representing the petitioner and the respondents 14 days to furnish the court with the final submissions in the case.

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Chimwemwe
Chimwemwe
2 years ago

“Most case have dropped due to lack of evidence”..Very interesting trend and wake up call to both parties of the presidential results case.

katayeni chitutu
katayeni chitutu
2 years ago
Reply to  Chimwemwe

ubwino wake ku u president tsogolo likuonena kuti ndilowala chifukwa ma umboni onse alipo,komaso musayiwale kuti za ma MP a ku lower shire ndi zija mukuziwa kuti mu ma ballots boxes munapezeka Malaya mumalo ,wa ma casted votes meaning there is evidence kuti zisankho zinaberedwa

Apao Kugola
Apao Kugola
2 years ago
Reply to  Chimwemwe

Iiiii inu presidential case uli ndi evidence wokwanira mogwirizana ndi momwe petitioners. Vuto ndi loti ambali ya mbava akuyembekeza kumva za actual proof of ote rigging pomwe mlandu ndi wa “illegalities and irregularities”. These were proven already beyond reasonable doubt. Panopa kwatsalaku mlandu ukupitirira just in theory kuti court lidapereka mpata wokwanira ku mbali zonse zokhudzidwa ndi mlanduwo.

Mark my words KUVOTANSO NDIKOSACHITA KUFUNSANA.

Oka
Oka
2 years ago
Reply to  Chimwemwe

Five judges will look foolish if they will dismiss presidential case citing no tagible evidence. Why did the insist to continue with the case the time respondents wanted it dismissed? Two times they were asked to dismiss it at high and spreame courts but they did uphold. Let the respondents wrong by asking rerun

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