Bendolo insist MEC figures falsified: Lawyer Mbeta says testimony premised on assumptions

Malawi Congress Party president Lazarus Chakwera fourth witness Anthony Bendulo in the petition case to nullify presidential elections results for the May 21 Tripartite Elections has  maintained that figures announced by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) which declared President  Peter Mutharika winner were falsified.

Lawyer Frank Farook Mbeta representing the President  Mutharika

Bendulo said during cross e-examination with lawyer Frank Mbeta representing President Mutharika, the first respondent, that while arithmetic mistakes could have been unavoidable, some of the alterations on secondary data sheets suggested a clear attempt to alter the election results.

He had been narrating how the elections were manipulated through use of Tippex, other manual alterations and duplicate or fake result sheets.

The fourth witness for Chakwera, the second petitioner, worked as an information technology analyst for MCP during the May elections, said “use of duplicates is contrary to procedure as MEC said they would use original document.”

Bendulo made illustrations as to how a vote can be systematically rigged following some pattern.

Apart from Bendulo, other witnesses who have testified in the case have also testified against use of duplicates in relations to the procedure, as one of the irregularities.

In an interview, Mbeta accused Bendulo of using imagination in his evidence making assumptions in a number of rigging claims while the case is about actual votes.

Mbeta said in his cross-examination he focused on allegations about irregularities cited by Bendulo in his analytical evidence as he believed is premised on assumptions.

Chakwera and UTM Party president Saulos Chilima (first petitioner) want the presidential elections results nullified and the Constitutional Court to order a re-run.

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cipiliro
cipiliro
1 year ago

Bendulo has uncovered Mec riging tactics in court using a well known polling center whose figures were deliberately messed up by mec data entry clerks to favor APM. Mind you these are not Imaginations and assumptions but what happened on the ground.

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
1 year ago

Palibe chanzeru Bendulo angaphule apa,Ma judge adziwa kale yankho kuti a Bendulo ndi mbola kkkk.Komano akufuna kudya makobidi kkk

Lego
1 year ago

All we is just for all Malawians.Mbeta and your boss APM remember what Bob Marley says in his song entitled “GET UP STAND UP,”You can fool some people sometimes but you can not fool them all the time!

Mujomba
Mujomba
1 year ago

If Kaphale failed to poke holes in Bendulo’s testimony…..i don’t think Mbeta you will manage. Viva Bendulo!

Whiteboard Marker
1 year ago

My imagination is not a figment.

Kaunga
Kaunga
1 year ago

He might not have the formal education but this Bendulo guy is a genius.The so called lawyer Mbeta is being taken to a corner by just an MSCE holder kkkkk.This should be a lesson.To have papers doesn’t mean that you can always perform the job.Mbeta and Kaphale your a disgrace to Chilunga intellengesia.

Chipiliro chaluwa
Chipiliro chaluwa
1 year ago
Reply to  Kaunga

So. U want to justify ur lgonarance hey dude u have to go to school

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
1 year ago

Do you know how ignorance look like?

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