Court dismiss electoral petition, slaps Chinyani with costs to pay MEC

Justice Jack N’riva of the High Court in Blantyre has dismissed with cost an election petition stemming from the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections after the petitioner Samuel Chinyani failed to pursue the case.

Judge Jack N’riva:  There was no seriousness to pursue the case

Chinyani, who contested in Mwanza West Constituency and lost to Joyce Chitsulo, was challenging Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) declaration of Chitsulo as a winner.

He, however failed to turn up for the hearing last Friday and could not challenge the preliminary objection raised by MEC – the first respondent and Chitsulo as second respondent.

Judge N’riva observed that that there was “no seriousness” from Chinyani to pursue the case.

He said even the date of hearing was obtained by MEC and that the objection to the petition was not responded.

“Instead of withdrawing the case, if he was no longer interested in pursuing it, he left the case in limbo,” said Judge N’riva.

He said Chinyani’s conduct was abuse of court process and “vexatious”.

The court awarded MEC and Chitsulo with costs.

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Ntambo: Ndilibe nanu mawu
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Ntambo: Ndilibe nanu mawu

Kufiira milomo ngati mbalame ha mdambo. Kachipani katinso aka?

Gongoni Wakuda
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Gongoni Wakuda

Who knows may be he was under death threats! Don’t underrate these DPP thugs! They can do anything. Maybe they have been pointing a gun at his head….

njpapi
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njpapi

cadet judge kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Cairo
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Cairo

Thats absolutely nonense. Is it exactly that you want the courts to do to favour yr case. If u think through yr demonstration u will win the case, forget about that because u think by demonstrating and making people fear u and structure destruction will make u win, forget about that. Mwachera kumwezi nkhanga zaona!

chataika
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chataika

Ngati waopsezedwa bwanji sanapite ku police. Be careful achimwene with ur comments kodi basi mufuna ma court adzaigamula in ur favor? pa mlandu uli wosnse there a winer and a loser so whichever way the judgement goes just accpet and this shows courts are doing their job well. Bravo courts keep up a good job.