Chakwera’s key witness testimony delays due to network problems

A celebrated sixth Malawi Congress Party (MCP) witness Daud Sulemani in the ongoing landmark election case could not take up  to use he  Elections Data Management System by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to demonstrate that the elections results were manipulated digitally because the gadgets failed to work due to network problems.

Daud Suleiman waiting to provide testimony at the Constitutional Court using MEC’s Elections Data Management System

IT experts including those from the electoral body were busy in the morning installing the gadgets and the network, climbing up the court roof top to install more equipment to help on the connectivity.

The court was forced to adjourn in the morning to allow the experts install the gadgets and is expected to resume sitting this afternoon after notified that there are technical challenges in connecting the computers to the internet.

Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale said the network was important to ensure the system is ready for use by the witness, Sulemani.

Sulemani is expected to use elections data management system to demonstrate that the elections were rigged by a hacker who manipulated results digitally in favour of president Peter Mutharika.

MEC’S  application  to court to either discharge or vary its earlier ruling that allowed the witness to use the commission’s gadgets and servers, citing security concerns as doing so would compromise the integrity of the system, was dismissed on Tuesday as “frivolous”.

Kaphale said the court has since “perfectly balanced the conflicting interests of security of the servers and the need for the public to know.”

He raised concerns about connectivity.

After Sulemani demonstration of his evidence in court, lawyers for MEC and President Peter Mutharika will proceed to cross-examine the witness.

MCP presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera and UTM president Sauloss Chilima are challenging the results of the May 21, 2019 presidential elections in which Mutharika was declared winner.

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Daud sulemani
Daud sulemani
2 years ago

Yes the truth is completely coming out andayamba kunjenje mera aDPP nd mec

Mtete
2 years ago

This will be even more damaging to MEC and DPP if it turns out the network problem was a deliberate act by MACRA. This testimony by Suleiman will not fail as the court could decide to move to MEC premises just for this part of the the case. Get this into your thick heads you MEC/DPP lawyers. Malawians are now cleverer than during the Mackson Mbendera (MHSRIP) time. You miscalculated because you thought you would announce the results, be served an injunction, vacate the injunction and all would be forgotten. Not anymore. Malawians’ concern is how to shape the future… Read more »

Daud sulemani
Daud sulemani
2 years ago
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Zoona

Zofu
Zofu
2 years ago

If the network wont come what gonna be the next stage?

Dr Neutral Citizen
Dr Neutral Citizen
2 years ago

Makape. Moti simungasonkhe ma units ndikugula bundle and use hotspot? IT EXPERT / EXPIRED 🚮

Geek
Geek
2 years ago

Hotspot over which network Mr know it all… That guy daud I know him personaly he is the expert in that field ..the very first person in the country to be Cisco certified for that matter

Mambo
2 years ago

Akulu Akulu Bola Selemaniyunso asabwere ndi mbola apa kufuna kutitayisa mthawi pa Town pano

Test
Test
2 years ago

Sir, do the final results from the system differ from the original form 66 results. Suleiman. Eloyi Eloyi, my lady my lords, there are the same. Kkk

Gabro
Gabro
2 years ago

Ma IT expert a MCP, ka network ndi kachaninso? Osangokajudula fast fast bwanji zanu zikuthekereni? Kkkkk

Hara boy!!! Own chilumba citizen!!! Karonga!!!
Hara boy!!! Own chilumba citizen!!! Karonga!!!
2 years ago

Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk MEC & DPP yagwirika kutsogolo basi!!!

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
2 years ago

MEC is a big shame to the nation.

Joloza
2 years ago

We are here to witness how the network was hacked.

CHILAZ
CHILAZ
2 years ago
Reply to  Joloza

I WONDER WHETHER OR NOT HE SUCCEEDS IN SHOWING THAT THE NETWORK WAS HACKED WOULD AMOUNT TO THE ASSERTION THAT THE ELECTION WAS RIGGED!!!

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