Chakwera back from US,  ready to give testimony in court for poll case

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has returned from the United States and faces a huge battle in court over the presidential election result case.

Chakwera: Claims he was robbed of victory

Chakwera left the country two weeks ago for the church trip amid concerns that he is one of the key witnesses in the poll case and should have avoided the trip.

The MCP leader was at the court  on Monday  and interacted with the first appellant of the case, UTM president Saulos Chilima.

They sat together most of the times, surrounded by their bodyguards, apparently discussing the issue as Monday  was third day  for Chilima to take to the witness box.

University of Livingstonia lecturer George Phiro said Chakwera needed to be around because the case centres on him and Chilima.

The casehas attracted huge public interest and is being covered live by some local broadcasters.

There is also Chichewa translation, and efforts through an application by lawyers for petitioners to dispense with the translation as it was consuming too much time, was dismissed by a five-judge panel of Healey Potani, Dingiswayo Madise, Mike Tembo, Redson Kapindu and Ivy Kamanga.

President Peter Mutharika, leader of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was re-elected after narrowly defeating Chakwera  who alleges he is the rightful winner of the election, calling the result that saw him losing by 159,000 votes as “daylight robbery”.

The opposition has claimed that results sheets were altered using typewriter correction fluid – Tippex.

Mutharika has dismissed the doubts over him winning 38.57 percent of the vote, saying international observers had deemed the polls “peaceful, free and fair.”

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Hatton
Hatton
1 year ago

Welcome, the God you deserted will also desert you.

HUU
HUU
1 year ago

Akamapita ku court apite ndinyau or avale makanja or kapoli kuti woweluza azawope

Mbwiye
Mbwiye
1 year ago

Guys chakwera what? He will sweat in court. May be poti waonera mayeso kwa chilima atha kukangoyankhako pang’ono. Tiyenazoni o chakwera. You, chilima, mtambo and trapece have messed up malawi big time. Late gwanda was better off. He would burst up but come to his senses within a short time. Komatu gwandatu anali mwamunatu osasinthasintha osati zinazi.

Mwini Dambwe
Mwini Dambwe
1 year ago

Watsala ndi ameneyu fake accent ex-reverend. Unya uona.

Mesimadzi
Mesimadzi
1 year ago

The first petitioner, Chilima, has already set the pace. Mwapita singano ulusi umapita momwemo.

Bwampini
Bwampini
1 year ago

Welcome, the God whom you save will always serve you

Shonai
1 year ago

Kodi paja munthu akadzicha yekha kuti wawina ndi iye mulandu wake ndi Cha?Kodi nanga A Mtambo Ndi anzaowa kuyendayenda ndi kuononga katunduku nkhani yake ndiyomweyi.Kodi Pali lamulo lolola Kulan ga munthu mulandu osagamula.Anthu nao kungotengeka.Kodi Mtambo udindo wake ndi jaji,nayenso akalowe kukhoti akapereke umboni umene Ali nao apologies bii amangidwe.

Mwananyanian
Mwananyanian
1 year ago

It is conceivable that oChakwera could even be easier prey than Chilima has been, for defense attorney Kaphale. oChakwera is probably already shaking at the knees when he sees his co-conspirator being taken to tasks he can’t understand, already; and wondering why things got to this point.
Anthu amayaluka mu Court pa milandu ngati ino: and praying to God does not help a bit. As Courts deal with earthly matters of facts and the law; not imaginary heavenly affairs.
Asa.

Acapulco
Acapulco
1 year ago

I hope chakwera is well prepared for cross examination unlike useless chilima. Kalekeni kaphale is one of the best defence lawyers in Malawi. Chakwera better come from the US with factual evidence, not opinion evidence…

Peloma Pepe
Peloma Pepe
1 year ago
Reply to  Acapulco

I agree. Asamatiseweletse.

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
Yasser Arafat Hamdani
1 year ago
Reply to  Acapulco

Don’t expect too much. The only things he has brought with himself are his fake accent and his empty head.

Golologolo
1 year ago

Its good he has come to dance to the tune of his mess
He thought he was jocking with Malawians. That will be the end of this man. Mark my word

Bwana wa Ulesi
Bwana wa Ulesi
1 year ago
Reply to  Golologolo

Cheers 🥂

Binnwell Kachikopa
1 year ago
Reply to  Golologolo

This is one of the stupid comments from hopeless idiot who backs the devil, your dpp has reached its peril, muthera limodzi, Malawi is not a one tribe panacea, you are very stupid gologolo

Tippexed Judges
Tippexed Judges
1 year ago

Boss I am of the view that munthu wotukwana amakala opanda nzeru!!! Just say your facts and pipo will buy your idea. Period!!

Lux Tikitira
Lux Tikitira
1 year ago
Reply to  Golologolo

Some of your commenting here have no court experience. LAWYERS are devils. Mark my word. From today start attending to court hearing, you will agree with me.

che nnungu
1 year ago
Reply to  Golologolo

Osati the end of chanu chopanda mano chatsala madzi amodzi chija?

Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago
Reply to  Golologolo

You might be sleeping on your own urine , this is Chakwera, guess what? He is more than Kaphale. The day he will be standing up in this Court that’s when you will know who Chakwera is, kikkkkkkk your Kaphale will not ask many questions as he did to Chilima mark my words! Chakwera will shake the whole Court my friend! I’m sureka you are waiting for him so as the whole Malawi.

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