ConCourt slaps UTM K600,000 fine for late submissions of Malawi poll case documents

UTM Party has been slapped with K600,000 by the Constitutional Court for late submission of the presidential election case documents.

Lawyer Dr Silungwe (L) has deposited submissions 

The court has made the directive after lawyers for UTM president Saulos Chilima failed to meet the December 10, 2019 deadline of 4:30pm to submit the closing documents for the case.

“The court further orders that the 1st petitioner who has occasioned these delays should, within seven days from the date hereof, pay costs in the sum of K300,000 to each of the respondents,” says the directive.

This means UTM will pay K300, 000 each to the Malawi Electoral Commission and president Peter Mutharika.

The court has further extended the time for the UTM lawyers to submit the documents by seven days.

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ERUTU
ERUTU
9 months ago

…………………ndalamayo sinkhani ndiyochepa zedi…………………………………….

Malawi
Malawi
9 months ago

Did MEC , MCP submit on time? Yes. Were they given 7 days too, yes. How did they do it?

UTM Team, thats poor planning. We expect you to be careful. K600,000 is alot of money, so painful especially handing it over to thieves. Even if it was 1 tambala. The thieves deserves nothing but punishment.

Please look after the pennys.

jossam
jossam
9 months ago

nde mwati ndalamazo azipereke kuti

concern citizen
concern citizen
9 months ago

meaning alibe fundo zoti angalembe

Thats Me
Thats Me
9 months ago

Maybe 7 hours and not 7days,,,Extension cannot be way more than the time allocated in th first place…I am using common sense here,,,

Malawian
Malawian
9 months ago

“Better to be late than to be called the late”. One could not expect a whole Dr Silungwe with his through approach to issues to prepare a substandard submission just for the sake of meeting the court deadline.Balancing up quality and timeliness is always of paramount importance.Just like those with a good brains have commented, the submission deadline looked unrealistic, hopefully, the MCP lawyers comprised of the old school lawyers did a perfect job.

Mwe'ene
Mwe'ene
9 months ago

Chilima ndi Usi: mukazipeza kuti ndalama zimenezi?
UTM ilibe kanthu kali konse; ndipo Mia sakubwelekani kanthu chifukwa zache zinathapo.

Shonai
9 months ago

Kudzikundikira A Chirima ushasha.Ngati sadzalapa ngati mwana wolowerera kwa Peter apa sadzapeza mtendere.The man has taught the youths to be arogant to the authority and elderly people.Peter has not responded all through.Sadati choipa chitsata mwini.

Peter T
Peter T
9 months ago

We gonna pay that Money. 600.000 is nothing for the money which we have already put on this case since day one. So all cadets do not bring your ugly mouth on this. Remember soon you are going to hide yourselves ’cause things is going to turn up side down.

Kennedy
Kennedy
9 months ago
Reply to  Peter T

I second

Majotie
Majotie
9 months ago

Sinkhani iyo. Atipase account details tilipile ife zimenezo

Mwene
Mwene
9 months ago
Reply to  Majotie

Malova inu: where would you find the money?

Baboon
Baboon
9 months ago
Reply to  Mwene

Don’t worry mwene Paizy from the cashgate will tippex the cheque to the court 😂😂😂

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