ConCourt allows lawyers to remove gowns, wigs in Malawi poll case

Judges hearing the landmark presidential election petition case in the  Constitutional Court (ConCourt)  have allowed lawyers to remove traditional court garbs because of hot weather conditions.

Battalion of lawyers at the Constitution Court allowed to take off the gowns

The judges said this on Wednesday morning when the court resumed sitting with the sweltering Lilongwe heat where lawyers are melting under their garb.

Lilongwe on Tuesday experienced a 35 degrees Celsius weather conditions whilst the Lower Shire hit 44 degrees Celsius.

The Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) weather experts warned on Monday that Malawi and other countries in the region will experience a persistent heat wave for five dys.

They said there will be maximum temperatues reaching the heat wave threshold of 30 dehrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius.

At the start of the court hearing Wednesday morning, second petitioner Lazarus Chakwera’s fourth witness Anthony Bendulo centres on the role Malawi Congress Party (MCP) monitors played in the May 21 elections.

He claimed MCP monitors were refused carbonated copies of result tally sheets.

In the case, MCP’s Chakwera  and UTM Party president Saulos Chilima, are seeking disqualification of the May 21 presidential election results, citing irregularities by the electoral body in administering the polls. They want the court to order a re-run.

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Whiteboard Marker
3 years ago

…and remember to wash your hands

3 years ago

When the weather cools down bring back the gowns but torch the wigs!

3 years ago

About time!

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