AG Kaphale rejects extra statement from UTM lawyers

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) lawyer Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale on Wednesday afternoon told the constitutional court in Lilongwe that they rejected an extra statement which he said lawyer for Saulos Chilima the first petitioner in the electoral case had tried to serve them during a brief recess.

Chikosa Silunge: Lead attorney for UTM and Chilima seeking nullification of the presidential election results.
Kaphale raised the issue before a panel of five judges saying the move was unfair considering that the statement was being served when they have already started questioning the first witness, UTM party president Saulos Chilima on the subject.
The extra statement was from Daiton Ndasauka, who was one of UTM monitors during the elections and was stationed at the main MEC tally center in Blantyre.
At the time when lawyer for Chilima, Bright Theu was serving Kaphale the statement, the Attorney General had already started tackling Ndasauka’s original sworn statement.
“We rejected the extra statement because we felt that that’s not how it should be served,” Kaphale told the court.
However, lawyer Dr Chikosa Silungwe clarified the issue saying the new statement was not meant to be used during Chilima’s cross examination.
“My Lord, my Lady, the said statement was not to be used by the current cross examination, but rather during Ndasauka’s cross examination,” he said.
President Judge of the panel Justice Healy Potani continued the case.
Meanwhile, Kaphale has finished cross examining Chilima mostly tackling on irregularities that he raised in his sworn statement, petition as well as some statements of his witnesses
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aNNSA
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aNNSA

Backhand tactics! yagona game, OH HOW I LOVE WHEN IDIOTS ARE EXPOSED, chilima, mtabo are dragging the country backwards, THESE PEOPLE BADLY WANT TO BE LEADERS, WANNA BEs, they want to be like what they have seen on TV. I wouldnt mind CHAKWERA these other people are so SELFISH. Malawians open your eyelids.

jojo
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jojo

ma cadet nonsenu mkuona ngati kuti mulandu mwawina kale eti dikilirani thawi ikwana yopereka zeni zeni, kaphale wanuyo akuziwa kuti zeni zeni zikubwera, mbwelera zomwe akumafusazo azatsika nazo pasi nayeso akuziwa kuti athuwo chilungamo ali nacho koma, nkhalamba yanuyo pitala azakomoka ulendo waku garden city mortuary paja mumasintha mayina akamapita ku mortuary pitala muzamusinthaso kukhala kaphale phiri chaka chake ndi chino.

Charie
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Charie

Ng’oma yolilitsa sikharitsa , chilima sangakhale mtsogoreli wadziko ,

Joni
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Joni

Simulungutu iwe kuti upeleke malire……..dikira uwone, aEguputo amateronso…amvekere Moses sangakhale mtsogoleri komanso anthu ake waatengawo onse akathera pa Red Sea………komatu, komatu…….’……a Eguputo mkuwawonawa, simudzawonanso,” anatero mbuye wangatu!

Acapulco
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Acapulco

Chilima’s legal team is inept. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are advising him pro bono…

Jason Bailer
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Jason Bailer

What sort of advice do you envisage from the likes of Ntata and company whose brains is corrupt with Indian hemp smoke? No wonder their client is reduced to another comedian in court.

Namalila
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Namalila

VIVA MR KAPHALE

NYO
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NYO

ma cadet kuthamangila kupanga comment za ziii! mukuwona ngati zathera pamenepa? wait!

staga
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staga

mwana wailira, kelubi wokomgola uja lero, hamayooooooooooo