Chakwera’s witness awaits TNM’s  virtual private network to testify on vote rigging

The much awaited Malawi Congress Party (MCP) six and last witness Daudi Suleman  in the presidential election results nullification case is expecting TNM plc  one of the country’s integrated information and communications technology and mobile phone network operator will sort on the virual private network (VPN)  connectivity so that he can  log in the Malawi Electoral Commission  (MEC) servers  and demonstrate to Constitutional Court  how the electoral body’s system was compromised during the disputed May elections.

Daudi Sulemani for amplified testimony

Anger, disappointments and  furry dominated the court in Lilongwe on Wednesday following the failure by MEC  team to establish VPN connectivity which raised suspicion from some quarters that it was sabotage.

VPN extends a private network across a public network, and enables users to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if their computing devices were directly connected to the private network.

As a matter of background users utilize mobile virtual private networks in settings where an endpoint of the VPN is not fixed to a single IP address , but instead roams across various networks such as data networks from cellular carriers or between multiple Wi-Fi access points without dropping the secure VPN session or losing application sessions.

Mobile VPNs are widely used in public safety where they give law-enforcement officers access to applications such as computer-assisted dispatch and criminal databases, and in other organizations with similar requirements such as field service management and healthcare.

With the increasing use of VPNs, many have started deploying VPN connectivity on routers for additional security and encryption of data transmission by using various cryptographic techniques.

In an interview with Nyasa Times,  lead lawyer Modecai Msisha for MCP presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera  who alongside first petitioner Saulos Chilima of UTM Party are seeking nullification of the presidential election results over alleged irregularities in the  results management system, said they had been told that TNM are working on the VPN connectivity.

“If that connvectivity is established, we will be able to go. Whether we will accomplish all we want , will depend on other factors,” said Msisha.

Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale representing the electoral body said they have raised “one or two technical issues” to the court which two experts have identifies.

He said MEC was also not amused with the failure of the system.

On Tuesday, a panel of five judges hearing the matter, dismissed MEC’s assertions that access to the system would compromise the security of elections in the future and will leave a financial burden to MEC.

The court said the elections case was a matter of national interest that the public would be able to pay for future procurement of new system if need be.

The judges said it was, therefore, critical that Malawians hear what happened to their votes amid questions about the credibility of the process.

The court observed that public confidence in future elections hinges on the current matter in court.

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Vincent chigalu
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Mcp singazalamulirenso Ku Malawi mpakana Ambuye Yesu azabwere

Peter
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Peter

Suleman and some other guys are trying to make things easy for Mec officials and Dpp officials to understand quickly for a rubbish job they did few Month ago. Just to remind them incase they forget soon things is going to turn other way round .

Opportunist
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Opportunist

Katundu madzi

Richie
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MCP initially went to court for a recount Then changed for a rerun
Now Mr suleman is alluding to a recount
Confusing
This is showing MCP has no case

Lego
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Its you who is confunsed

dalo
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dalo

YOUR DPP TRYING BY ALL MEANS TO COVER UP.KULI NAMALENGA MUKUIWALA AND PALIBE WAMUYAYA.KODI INU,MAJORITY KUMUKANA MUNTHU NDIMULANDU? NDIYE BASI NGANGA NGA.INE MUKUNDIDABWITSATU…..

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Zinazi mukungolemba kuti tidziwe zoti mukanalipo, kikkkkkkkkkk manyazi anatha kale mmaso muli gwaaa, nyenyenyenyenye! Fwetsekeeee

Gift Baston
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Gift Baston

Now we can tell more that MEC and DDP are hugely thieves, why now to have no network? Something big fishy.
Trying to block the evidence of which all Malawians are waiting to see whose fish is rotten in the basket.
We know that Peter told Macra to block this network, we know that IT cadets are busy in Area 3 blocking this Virtual Private Network so that there should be no computer evidence from Suleman.
Even though, the truth is what Malawians know.

dalo
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dalo

SIZODABWITSATU ATATE….ANTHU AWA MBAVA ZAKE SINDINAZIONE AI,NO MANYAZI,ANTHU OPHUNZILA KKKKKKK MBAVA ZENIZENI AKAPHALE.BASI MASO PANDALAMA AKAPHALE NDI ANZAWO KUTI UMBAVA WA MU DPP UPITILIRE KUPHA ANTHU,ZAMANYAZI,KOMATU TIZAKUONELANI KUTSOGOLOKU NGATI SIMUDZAKHALA INU NDI ANA ANU AZAONA ZOMVETSA CHISONI.

Mwinithako
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Mwinithako

Hey e e e e ehhhh Basi MCP yabwerera basi koma tidzalimbaaa ????

APOSTLE PAUL
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Mabere awiliranatu apa

Malawians deserve justice ……Mbava za DPP munya manyi

Wisely Phiri
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Wisely Phiri

F**k the system/government

Robert Mugabe
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Robert Mugabe

Even the judges know kuti mlandu unatha kale uwu. These are just delays to ease the political tension we are having in the country. Mutharika is really reading us up to 2024. Can’t you think?

Mr Fact Kaviphwisi
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Mr Fact Kaviphwisi

Liar! Liar! Liar!.. which judges are you talking about? be objective, kaya ukundimva kaya

attorney General
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attorney General

reading kapena leading ?. chizungudi chinabwela mochedwa

Lazarus Kappata Njikho
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Lazarus Kappata Njikho

Akayambireso sukulu kkkkkk

Lego
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By just using the name Robert Mugabe shows you are the enemy of justice.

Robert Mugabe
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Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe was the most educated president in the world.

Kennedy
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Kennedy

If tnm is compromised by Mec and Dpp this time court should act by ordering a rerun because they doing so to avoid justice.