Constitutional court meets legal teams over Malawi elections case

A five-judge panel of the Constitutional Court is this Friday meeting the legal team of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), UTM as well as Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)  and President Peter Mutharika over the election case.

Patemba:  Court to meet parties

High Court registrar Agnes Patemba said the court wants to meet the appellants and respondents in the case to chart the way forward.

“The Constitutional Court is now starting hearing case on Friday, 14 June but just want to meet the appellants and respondents of the case,” said Patemba.

She said the court has since told MCP and UTM lawyers to hand-over case files to MEC and President Mutharika’s legal team before the Friday meeting.

MCP president Lazarus Chakwera and UTM leader Saulos Chilima are challenging the May 21 highly contentious tripartite election, saying MEC officials deliberately manipulated the votes in favour of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate, Mutharika.

MEC denies any wrong doing but Mutharika said his votes were also rigged in the central region.

Patemba said the court would set the date for the commencement of the hearing of the case after meeting all the parties involved in the case.

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Phalombewatch
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Phalombewatch

ALL WHAT THE COURT IS DOING TO MALAWIANS, JUST TO DECEIVE THEM OTHERWISE THEY ALREADY ENTERED A DEAL WITH MEC.

Local Lawyer
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Local Lawyer

You guys Munthalika is playing with your minds , you don’t know him At first you forecast on tippex now your forecast is in Munthalika words , if he said i don’t have evident i was joking with my supporters . What you should know is judges will need evident from Munthalika beyond reasonable doubts that centre region votes for DPP was stolen . This shows that what you guys your saying you don’t have evident , today tippex ,tomorrow muntharika was saying that the election was not free and fair. The guy is smart his playing with you take… Read more »

21st May
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This is some journalist report and not what you talking about. What are you smoking over there?

Sekulu
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Sekulu

UTM and MCP lawyers, please gather enough evidence for the case. Don’t rush. You have a good case, but valid and substantive evidence is very key. Continue looking for more evidence. There are some centers here in the South where voting continued after polls had closed. Returning officers marked the ballot papers after everyone, including, monitors was gone. We hear there was massive rigging in Mwanza. We know that you accomplished lawyers but you never know there could be Judas among you. So, be vigilant; carefully analyze the ideas coming from your team members. Its possible there is one working… Read more »

Mbusiyeni Muthembi
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Mbusiyeni Muthembi

On point King Man

UTM ref
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UTM ref

UTM lost the elections because they were busy tapping phone calls kuti mawa akanena chani pa mnsokhano forget that anzawo anali busy on the ground

Lego
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kkkkkkkk APM has accepted that the elections were not fair and free what else do the judges want now

joji wina
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mwauponda because APM sanapereke madando ku MEC or court so what he said will not have an impact on the court ruling

Mbondombondo
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Mbondombondo

Pitala Wanyachula ponena Kuti naye anabeledwa,he betrayed a MEC…Mulungu aktimenyela nkhondo

owowo
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owowo

Owowo mwatelo ndinu but hi is a professor of Law ndi ameneso anapanga book lamalamu Malawi la democalase

Bonney Phiri
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Bonney Phiri

Koma inu a Court dziwani kuti a Malawi mukuwaseweretsawa mtima mwawo muli Mulungu ndipo akuona ndiye mizidziwa kuti kusewera timasewera ndimpira osati Mulungu ikudza nthawi mudzalira ovutika mukumuseweretsayu adzakhala pamwamba inu mudzaonekera pansi paiyeyu ili ndi dziko

Bonney Phiri
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Bonney Phiri

Koma Zimafunika kuti Peter naye akapereke MADANDO ake chifukwa wadandaula kuti naye adaberedwa pa Central Region,kwaodandaulafe zatisangalatsa kuti naye wabwera poyera kuti alipo sipake ndipo ngosayenera kukhalapo chifukwa wayamba kupamva kutentha pakumuyabwa ndi MADANDO aa Malawi

Belekanyama
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Belekanyama

Good development. We are trailing the phone calls and movements of the selected judges to see who they are meeting so that they are not influenced by bribes. We know already of one judge among the five , not Potato, who is contemplating recusing self because of not being comfortable with the approach made by some quarters. Our eyes are open and we are serious and hungry for justice!

mkandawir
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mkandawir

phokoso lonseli zoona simunapeleke ma case files?

Ajofia
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Ajofia

Be aware that courts are procedural as such MCP and UTM would only act on instruction from the court and not anyhow.