Court adjourns elections case as winner joins it: MCP’s Kazembe v DPP’s Jooma

The High Court in Blantyre has adjourned to August 5 a case in which opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) parliamentary candidate for Mangochi Monkey Bay is challenging the victory of minister of Transport and Public Works Ralph Jooma of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Kazembe and his sympathisers outside the High Court in Blantyre

The MCP candidate Gerald Kazembe petitioned the court to nullify the parliamentary elections results and order for a rerun.

Kazembe petition is based on duplicate copies of tally sheets that were given to monitors of all which allegedly showed that he was winner in the parliamentary race in the area.

The case was supposed to go for full trial today, Thursday but High Court judge Maclean Kamwambe adjourned it after Jooma applied to join the case.

Kamwambe also failed to hear the case because presiding officers failed to turn up for cross examination by Kazembe’s legal team.

Malawi Electoral Commission lawyers have asked for more time before the pollster’s chief executive officer takes up in the witness box.

Kamwambe reluctantly adjourned the case but said he would not tolerate more delays in the case when hearing resumes on August 5.


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1 year ago

Jooma is a thief. When he started politics he had a green old pickup. Today, after stealing so much cash, he built himself a lodge in Monkey Bay, and he dresses and smells like a very cheap pimp. His days are numbered as we, native Malawians, are taking over our land. He has done nothing for the ppl of Monkey Bay. He must go!!!

Joseph Tsokwe
Joseph Tsokwe
1 year ago

I know Kazembe displayed a memorable campaign that attracted thousands upon thousands of supporters to his side. There was no way he was going to loose the elections. People love Kazembe and the other they denounced to a gob like a spat of a smoker. Jooma was no way closer he should be kicked out and let people be ruled by the man they chose!

1 year ago


Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
1 year ago

A jooma kodi ndi Eguputo bank yomweyi mukuvuta ndi mangochoyi?
I hope si mu egyptian muli naye mu Lilongwe akukoza paracetamol wa fake yu. Eti! Linda madzi adutse

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