ConCourt confirms judement day Feb 3 in Malawi election case

The Constitutional Court  has announced that it will  deliver its landmark ruling in the presidential election nullification petition case on  Monday February 3 as earlier reported by Nyasa Times.

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The five-judge panel comprising Healey Potani, Ivy Kamanga, Dingiswayo Madise, Redson Kapindu and Mike Tembo will deliver the ruling on a deadline  say  on the case, which sparked violent protests since last year.

“Take notice  that the full  Court shall deliver  its judgement in this matter on Monday the 3rd of February, 2020 at 09.00 in the forenoon at  Lilongwe District Registry  of the  High Court of Malawi,” reads a notice of delivery of judgement by High Court of Malawi and Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal registrar Agnes Patemba

To ensure peace and order prevail, the Judiciary is working with the security agencies  – Malawi Police Service and Malawi Defence Force – for special arrangements on the judgement day.

Malawi Law Society (MLS)  president Burton Mhango said the society could have loved if the judgement was delivered in form of a summary rather than reading it out in its entirety.

Accredited media houses such as Times, Zodiak will broadcast live the ruling.

In the case, two of the presidential candidates in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections—UTM Party’s Saulos Chilima (the first petitioner) and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Lazarus Chakwera (the second petitioner)—want the court to nullify presidential election results over alleged irregularities, especially in the results management system.

Incumbent President Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), who was declared winner of the elections, is the first respondent with Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) as the second respondent.

Any party to the case can still appeal the Constitutional Court ruling in the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal which will be the final arbiter in the matter.

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Jamax
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Jamax

Thanks so much for the annoucement I hope things will be put to REST now we more than tired of this ROTTEN POLITICS in Malawi. The late President Hastings Kamuzu Banda once said, ‘My fellow Malawians since you have voted for DEMOCRACY expect nothing else but WAR’!!!!!!! Alas!!!! May his spirit RIP – surely since that time up to now I see nothing good but fighting after fighting……. Now the question is WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THE CONCOURT rules in favour of Chakwera and Chilima?????? Secondly what will HAPPEN if the CONCOURT rules in favour of PETER and MEC?????? Fellow… Read more »

masoambeta
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masoambeta

Malawi judiciary is so corrupt that they even don’t know how to deal with such a rot. What happened to Ben Phiri lying under oath or Chaponda with all his rap sheep of criminal offences. Policemen who investigated Njauju murder have disappeared with evidence. Chasowa murder. ADMARC illegal sale of maize. Dubious sale of land. Dubious fires at government buildings. Kaliayati corruption case. Kasaila’s pornographic video. Bingu’s Grey trust probe. His wealth overseas and how he accumulated it. All these are few of cases sitting within the mandate of judiciary. People who are meant to administer the law. They work… Read more »

Digging Deeper
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Digging Deeper

. Let’s remain focused to the ConCourt judgement which matters more than these games with Mpingagira that ACB, the judiciary and APM are playing . At worse Mpingagira will have to sleep in a police or prison cell eating food sent from his house and sleeping on a mattress sent from his house but only until after ConCourt judgement when he will be released. But expect him to get bail today. Malawians please,please, please, please focus on 3rd February. That is the judgement which matters. Mpingagira’s arrest and any other arrest ACB carry out is simply a side game. Don’t… Read more »

Scott M Huber
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Scott M Huber

Don Dada et alia . . . Religion must be overcome by following Christ as St Paul Followed Christ and thereby they who do so will not be blinded! 1 Corinthians 11:1 – Following Christ as St Paul. Galatians 1 – One Gospel. 1 Corinthians 1 – Of Christ not of Men & not Baptizing but preaching the Gospel. Philippians 3:16-17 Oneness of mind with St Paul and Christ. Philippians 4:9 Do what Christ through St Paul admonishes and receive God’s Peace: THAT THE GOD OF PEACE BE WITH YOU! ! ! Ephesians 2:8-9 Remembering that by God’s Grace are… Read more »

Kandulu
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Kandulu

Rerun

Dr. Godfrey Mvuma
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Dr. Godfrey Mvuma

Malawians are peace loving people let us start afresh with leadership that is Not full of Thugs and Looters. We need Leadership that appoints people in high offices and Foreign Missions based purely on merit; not based on ill-intentions how they could maximise syphoning the resources of the country that come from Taxes of the hard working Malawians. This should be the earnest PRAYER of every paerson that loves Malawi. How can we on earth be surpassed by Rwanda, Mozambique and the likes. What Sin did we Malawians commit to deserve this? God help us. Whoever comes into power should… Read more »

Malawi wa lero
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we are waiting with patience, amalawi tatopa ndikumanamizidwa ndi azitsogoleri ofuna kudzilemeretsa okha. komanso amabodza yakwana nthawi yoti amalawi tidzuke ndithu kuti onse okonda ndalama kapena tinene kuti ofuna kulemera pa mwamba pa misonkho yathu kunena moona mtima zakwana. timadulidwa misonkho ikuluikulu zonsezi zikumakalemeretsa anthu oterewa. amalawi tiyeni tidzuke apa ndikuphatikiza ndi inu nomwe a mmacourt chifukwa ndininso amalawi. amacourt mukugwira ntchito imene Yehova Mulungu amakuyanganani mwachidwi chifukwa Iye ndie mwini Chilungamo choncho mukamalandira ndalama kuchokera kwa anthu akuba mvetserani mukupha gulu la anthu ambiri amene akanathandizika ndi chilungamo chanu. mwachidule ndinu azitumiki a Yehova Mulungu.Choncho samalani chifukwa mudzayankha pamaso… Read more »

chataika
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chataika

kkkkkk ndiye mwapereka kale chigamulotu. dikirani mumve kuti zikhala bwanji in fear of collapsing shud judgment comes against ur will

Don Dada
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Don Dada

You should have given the verdict on Friday so that Malawians should calm down over the weekend at church. Let’s face it, Malawians are blinded by religion.
Koma pa Monday!? Mhh Kaya. Kuvuta

mulokhowalomwe@gmail.com
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TO BE HONEST WE NEED LEADERS SELECTED BY PPLE NOT IMPOSSED -that’s Why you will see Malawi not growing tikumasankha mbava -See Zambia,tazania,mozambique we are far -if they fail lets tried federism

#NextPresident
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Malawi will make history on this day….we hope for the best outcome……
komatu zayamba kuwopsyano zinthuzi nsanameyi,zikuchititsa mantha ….