Attorney General asks Chilima to bring objective evidence to court in Malawi elections case

Attorney General (AG) Kalekeni Kaphale has tasked the country’s immediate past vice-president and UTM leader Saulos Chilima to bring several documents to Constitutional Court sitting in Lilongwe on Monday afternoon when it resumes hearing the ongoing presidential election  case.

Chilima asked to bring several documents to court on Monday

Kaphale has asked Chilima about nine things to bring as evidence.

Among others, Kaphale has demanded Chilima to bring evidence that some monitors in polling centres were being threatened and bribed by election officers as well as that he should show the court any submissions from monitors who complained about irregularities from the streams that were posted during the elections.

During Cross-examination on Friday, Attorney General  who is representing Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) in the matter, focused on drawing Chilima, who was tallied third in the disputed results, to concede that some of the irregularities he cited in his petition could not have altered election results.

Among others, Kaphale wanted to know if it was reasonable for one to challenge results that monitors had authenticated.

He also questioned Chilima if lack of sworn statements from UTM monitors de-authenticating the results is a sign that he does not agree with the vote count other than other issues.

Kaphale put it to Chilima that there are some forms that were not signed by monitors and anyone challenging the results on the form may have to show that their monitors did not monitor at a particular polling centre.

In his response, Chilima said there should be a reason for one to challenge the results even if monitors did no de-authenticate the results.

He also said the same applies to failure by some monitors to sign on the forms.

Kaphale grilled Chilima over the use of party monitors and the now infamous correctional fluid (Tippex) and insisted that there was no evidence of fraudulent altering of documents and further focused on the absence of testimony of monitors that results sheets were doctored.

He further sought to portray Chilima as an unreliable witness in comparison with the monitors on the ground and in some instances asked UTM leader to confirm that the result sheets with Tippex could have been altered for genuine reasons.

Kaphalrbfurther sought to portray that it was possible that while duplicates were used in some instances instead of original result sheets, the presence of signatures by party monitors made them admissible.

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mtete
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mtete

Kaphale thrives on technicalities. Unfortunately, there is Authority to the effect that technicalities don’t win cases. Kaphale should be ashamed for taking a non legal person to task on legal jargon. In fact Chilima was just confirming what MEC told the Nation.

Wait until we unravel what was In the ballot boxes.

chaos
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chaos

The one who states his case first seems right until the other comes and examine him-proverbs 18:17—I keep y fingers closed

Bellani
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Bellani

I would like to speak to the fact that Kaphale claims there was no fraudulent altering of documents.

So, according to you sir, a lot of tippex was bought in advance in anticipation that the numbers will need to be consolidated/corrected?

Favour of Yahweh
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This man is reduce to nothing. The lawyers just want to swallow his pension. His accusations has no basis, just dreaming on issues.. Let him be roasted in court.

aNNSA
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aNNSA

I will say it again this Chilima is an IDIOT. this guy ndi MBOMA YOOPSA. Koma malawian youth kukonda kupesa m,mutu mulibe china chili chonse. Bingu need to apologize for putting this guy as VP. MLANDU WALUZA KALE. Pali abulutu ambiri pano follow whats happening in court. Kukhala ndi zaka zochepa sikukhala ndi nzeru, chilima is a disgrace to malawian youth

INYA MAVI NDIKULEKI
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(HOW FAR DID YOU GO WITH YOUR EDUCATION ??) JANE ANSAH MADANDO 147 ASKED —

Charie
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Charie

Wa yenda zamadurila wakumana nazo . chilima kuchenjeretsa akadangovomereza kut ndadala mulungu wanga pondipatsa u vice president koma kuwoneka ngati ozindikira ungagonjetse America iwe

INYA MAVI NDIKULEKI
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WE MUST LEARN TO GIVE CREDIT WHERE IT’S DUE —– JEALOUSY WILL TAKE YOU /US NOWHERE —-CHILIMA WILL LEAD THIS COUNTRY ONE DAY –”’

Apao Kugola
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Apao Kugola

Is the the learned Attorney General trying to convince the Malawi nation that signatures of Elections Monitors have the power to equate duplicate forms to orirogal forms? This is pathetic coming from the whole Attorney General who is supposed to be trusted to ensure delivery of justice to nation. How can the nation effectively fight corruption with such an Attorney General on the hub of judiciary? We are a dead nation.

nchalo yourth
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protecting justice by backing for the old cash gate gang he will die in hell

Mwe'ene
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Mwe'ene

Chilima wagwa nayo, ALREADY.
Did he not know that inside a court room, under examination, can be threatening, especially when you are not a lawyer? Nothing compared to the political arena, where in Malawi, anything goes; and talk is really cheap. His case is almost laughable now, even when one goes by the Chichewa version.
Let him sweat it out. And the theater will be the same for oChakwera, never mind his borrowed American accent.

Ken
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Ken

The evidence was already submitted to the court. He is playing for the media. Dikilani muone za ma auditor ndi database ya MEC.

Anthony Chilungamo
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Anthony Chilungamo

I doubt if this boy chilima has any evidence, just good at talking za maluwa. He will be embarrassed. The case is collapsing tomorrow. All those demos for nothing. Do you think Jane Ansah refused to resign for nothing. She knows you have no case. Tomorrow is the day.

Anguye kwaswele
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Anguye kwaswele

You know nothing pathetic young man. You think he’s stupid to make those claims? Actually the attorney general will soon look stupid after evidences begin to be brought.

INYA MAVI NDIKULEKI
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DEAR TIPPEX KAPHALE AND TIPPEX JANE ANSAH —WITH ALL THIS TIPPEX –BALLOT BOXES FILLED WITH ALREADY MARKED VOTES —WHAT ELSE /EVIDENCES DO YOU WICKED/EVIL LAWYERS WANT ??