Chakwera not audible, phony American accent affects recording – Court

The Constitution Court hearing  historic elections petition case in Lilongwe told opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera in the witness stand  to be audible when testifying as court reporters were having problems to record his answers.

Chakwera:   Speaks with American accent

Justice Healy Potani, chair of the five-judge panel, told Chakwera, who wants nullification of the May 21 2019 presidential election and an order for a rerun, that court reporters had indicated that they were struggling to record his responses in the cross-examination from Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale representing Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).

Potani said Chakwera was not audible enough and wondered if it was his phony American accent.

He advised Chakwera to “improve on audibility.”

Chakwera is known as a man of style when it comes to speaking with his American accent.

During the first part of cross-examination, Chakwera justified his prayer seeking nullifying of the declaration of President Peter Mutharika as duly elected in view of the grave and gross irregularities surrounding the recording, tallying and reconciliation of the national poll.

Asked by Kaphale if he has brought any monitor to testify in court to comment on the validity vote, Chakwera said “ no with an explanation.”

He said those who have sworn statements will argue their case .

Chakwera is also asking the court to nullify the results of the May 21 Presidential Election as he claims it was not conducted in accordance with the Constitution.

He further claims that the electoral body had been negligent in its control and administration of the elections by failing to ensure that the relay of results from the polling stations was secure, accountable, accurate and verifiable.

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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
2 years ago

Ndiye kuti akhothi samva chizungu, only hear Manglish.

braveheart
2 years ago

..alipo gule anayankhulapo zomveka?

HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
2 years ago

Lazalotu mulimanyado eish

kamwene
kamwene
2 years ago

mwachakwera ndi mamina wokhawokha chizete chamunthu ,galu mwina alibwino amaganizako.

chriskay
chriskay
2 years ago
Reply to  kamwene

it’s you who is a fool. we know you are a cadet. your foolishness extends to your master, Mr. TIP-Ex

El Senor de los Cielos
El Senor de los Cielos
2 years ago

Kkkkkkk. Malawi tsopano. Cry My Beloved Country

Kodi ma court reporter in question sanapange ‘note taking or dictation’ ku sekondale? Nthawi yathu in the 80’s and 90’s dictation was a must in English ndi Chichewa. Or mwina analowa ntchito chifukwa cha ubale kapena? Ka tiyowoye kuti suzgo ni vichi apa nthena?

FYI – tinkapanganso ‘mentulo’ (mental arithmetic – 20 sums, 20 minutes). Kept us sharp!

TOSH
2 years ago

SO YU WANT CHAKWERA TO SPEAK CHIICHEWARISNG ENGLISH HE IS GENTLE MAN

phiriwaphiri
2 years ago

This is not america a busa. mbwerera zokhazokha bola chilima OSATI IZI I THOUGHT THAT U HAD HARD UMBONI KOMA iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii MULUMMADZI LOOK AT AG SO COMPITENT WALKING IN THE PARK SHAME LAZALO

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
2 years ago
Reply to  phiriwaphiri

This man grew up with missionaries and spent a lot of years studying in America. I have friends who are Northerners but grew up in BT and their pronounciation of such words, plus their vocabulary leans towards Yao and Lomwe

Nabanda
2 years ago

Kodi nanga akanakhala kuti ndi mzungu moti mukanalephela kumva? Kodi ndekuti inuyo simunalankhulepo ndi mzungu? Hey! Ichichitu ndi chizungu, chikufunika chizimveka monga eni ake azungu amalankhulira. Kaya mwamva kaya…

Mr. Joseph
Mr. Joseph
2 years ago

AG is dull and stupid, how come he becomes so defiant busy asking academics of other people which have irrelevant additives to the case, if AG thinks he is genius he would have learnt from his past failures where he has been busy appeal the case which he claimed Mutharika to be victorius therefore the case had to be dismissed using his purpoted law academics but the court rejected his narratives in no delays and orderd the case to proceed using the same legal measures, (2) on the begining of the case he asked for the adjournment of the case… Read more »

Tan
Tan
2 years ago
Reply to  Mr. Joseph

Indeed you are not learned. It’s called pitch. These are lawyers who deal with many people. Being a pastor and speaking English does not tell much of a story. When he knows a person’s qualifications he knows how to ask his questions so that the person being asked can understand them.

Mtete
Mtete
2 years ago

There is someone, very inaudible, who speaks with what he thinks is an English accent when in fact it is a Nguru or Lhomwe accent. Is it possible

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