Court adjourns elections case to Wednesday to rule on preliminaries

The elections case scheduling conference held at  Constitutional Court in Lilongwe on Friday has was adjourned to next week Wednesday when a ruling will be made on the preliminary objections which include that of governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to dismiss petitions submitted by UTM Party and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) in the matter.

Opposition lawyer Titus Mvalo representing MCP speaking to journalists soon after the adjournment
Scores of people gathered at High Court in Lilongwe as a panel of 5 judges were scheduled to hear the Consolidated elections case in which UTM’s Saulos Chilima
MCP’s Lazarus Chakwera are challenging May 21 elections results

President Peter Mutharika was sworn in for a second term in Malawi late last month, but opposition protesters are challenging the legitimacy of his recent re-elections, based on widespread allegations of vote-rigging.

DPP is arguing that the first petitioner in the case, Saulos Chilima’s petition be removed for being “irregular”.

Similarly, DPP is also arguing that the second petitioner, MCP President Lazarus Chakwera, his petition be removed for being incompetent and “embarrassing”.

Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital, has been rocked over the past two weeks by street protests organised by opposition  and another mass action is scheduled on June 20 organised by the civil society organisations that defends human rights led by Timothy Mtambo and Gift Trapemce.

At the court on Friday there were hundreds of opposition supporters who gathered and others turned violent against DPP officials.

Last Thursday, police used teargas to disperse a rally outside the headquarters of the opposition MCP when it’s leader Chakwera was meeting with the U.S. ambassador in Lilongwe.

Some of the tear gas also wafted into the nearby US Embassy.

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TOSH
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if they try to mess up with this presidential electrol case things will turn bad to worse its they handle this case proffessionally than receiving bribe, ANSAH is the main causer of this and she is waiting for the wrath of GOD

Charie
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Charie

Tikuzuzani otsutsa mwava mulandu uwu dukusiyana ndi wa ,2014 , next wik tidzakuuzaniso kuti mwezi wa mawa mungamangitse Roya wamkulu professor muwona

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Asinthesinthe zotani kaya koma ma tipex anacitika kale. Kapena a amate kaye ma cellotape makamwa a ma jaji ndi ma billions ena omwe akukanganilana ma mp K50 to 75 billions with 0% interest
K1.5 to 2.5 million salary
Zosezi za zitukuko ya mmanyumba mwao osati zotukuko za ku madera komwe anthu wasyed their time kuwavera mmisonkhano ndi nthawi ya mabuti.
Kodi zozatha liti zongouzana ndi pakamwazi no written
Job discription and agteement zi?????????????
Ncifukwa cake dziko pa 54 yrs mwina zinthu zinangpyendsko 3 yrsþs yokha.

Lex
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My Malawi this is too much politics will not bring food on our tables, our children are waiting for our daily hardworking to brought something for them to eat. What are you to achieve matching daily in streets and end up begging for salt and relish each and every evening from your neighbours, wake up Malawi wake up. Have you seen the dis order in town, how will things going to be in next two weeks from now? These things needs to end as soon as possible please.

Joni
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Joni

Why is it happening now and not last year is the reason……remove it first!

mabeka
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mabeka

za gerezeda osanena bwanji ukunena za tear gas zakalekale

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

I am afraid this will take forever. There is a case in court which has seen three presidents.

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

The court should not allow violation of laws just to pleasr the petitioners and their followers.

Curtsley
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Curtsley

You just dont know what you are writing about.

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

If the petitions are inconsistent with the law, they should be dismissed. APM’ is not responsible for petitioners lawyers’ incompetence.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

We are interested in the truth. Let us just wait and see who is fooling who.

Mackcorner
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That’s fallen of Babylon, allow the prince of thieves to bury their own…

Mandado@147
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Kodi albino bones and corruption only work on elections? Lets wait and see the outcome of these evil folks you even dared to vote for!! While Mrs Tipex Mandando Kancer keeps walking with heavily armed guards in banks to check if the blc has been deposited by the Blue Stars United team manager KKKKK No VAR in this league of Nations Cup!