Court dismisses MEC in election case involving 3 Lower Shire constituencies

The High Court in Blantyre has dismissed an application by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to throw out a case in which three Malawi Congress Party (MCP) parliamentary candidates  in Chikwawa and Nsanje districts are challenging results of the May 21 parliamentary elections.

MCP vice president Sidik Mia and Chizuzu (r) : Case in court

Kafandikhale Mandevana of Nsanje Central, Enoch Chizuzu (Nsanje North) and Foster Thipiwa (Chikwawa East) are challenging results of the parliamentary elections.

MEC declared Francis Kasaila of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in Nsanje Central, Esther Mcheka-Chilenje of Nsanje North (DPP) and Sam Khumbayiwa of United Democratic Front (UDF) in Chikwawa East winners.

Lawyer Dalitso Mataka, representing MEC, asked the court to dismiss the case, saying the three petitioners did not have sufficient evidence and that they sued a wrong party as all the polling materials are with the Clerk of Parliament.

Judge Sylvester Kalembera dismissed the application and allowed the case to proceed.

The judge  ordered that the electoral commission to  produce all the documents it used in the polls for  the three constituencies.

The order states  that MEC should produce “ original result sheets for all the polling centres in all the three constituencies involved, duly signed by the respondents’ agents and agents of the candidates and or political parties, including those of the petitioners.”

The court has also ordered MEC  to produce original tally sheets, counterfoils, log books and register of voters ticked.

The judge said  the case should return to court on July 29 2019.

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VYOTO
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VYOTO

MEC IS A ROTTEN ORGANISATION FROM BOTTOM TO TOP,THE DEMOS MUST NOT ONLY BE FOR JANE ANSAH BUT THE WHOLE MEC. LOOK! WHY IS MEC JUST TOO AFRAID AND RESISTANT TO BE SUED????

Last Witness
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Last Witness

It’s so sad! MEC is a true reflection of Jane Ansah’s leadership. I am sure Madam Jane has now known that she failed. In the first place why should it be her organisation to ask for election cases to be withdrawn? What are they are scared of? The old saying goes; ” An innocent person should be prepared to defend him/herself”. Most often when someone has accused another person, it is easy to tell whether the accused did it or not. Precisely, if the one being accused become angry and over-reacts, it means s/he did it. However, if the accused… Read more »

THE APOSTLES
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I SAID IT LAST TIME THAT MEC WILL SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES BECAUSE OF GREEDY OF A FEW INDIVIDUALS WHO RECEIVED BRIBES FROM DPP. LOOK WHATS HAPPENING ? IF THE ELECTIONS WERE CREDIBLE WHY MEC DOES NOT WANT TO GIVE THE ORIGINAL RESULTS SHEET?? WHAT ARE THEY AFRAID OF BECAUSE FOR ME A CLEAN HAND IS A CLEAN HAND. THIS HAS OPENED OUR EYES ALSO THAT MOST ELECTIONS IN MALAWI ARE NOT CREDIBLE AND MALAWIANS HAVE BEEN RULED BY POLITICAL MONSTERS WHO IMPOSED THEMSELVES ON US. GOD HAS EXPOSED THE ROTTEN SYSTEM IN MEC NO WONDER THEY CAN NOT GIVE STRAIGHT… Read more »

Nchalo yourth
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its very very unfortunately that mec is failing to give court the log books and the tally sheets in our own look we are making conclusion that mec was bribed by the ruling party and there is a good reason to vote again

Mr Truth Pains
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Nothing wrong with MEC but Jane Ansah and her entire commissioners team are the problem with their Tippex .
Vula ikakuona lisiro siyikata.

Yaphama
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Yaphama

Koma a MEC zakuvutani mumapita m’bali mumaona ngati ndi Malawi wa 1970 this is new generation

Iantana
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Iantana

sha!

namatetule
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A KHOTHI MWALANDIRA ZINGATI? MUFERA ZAENI.
WE CAN NOTE YOUR PARTIALITY – WE ARE NOT STUPID OR BLIND

Pwiya
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Pwiya

Shame on you! It is a matter of justice not zoti alandira zingati. All Malawians of good will want to see justice done in this electoral fraud.

chimulilenji
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chimulilenji

alandila from kwandani???? kapena chizungu chakuvuta ? ndiwe galu kwabasi zipitaaa

TOSH
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munya agalu inu mumaona ngati mapemphero ndi kutsala kudya zingapite pachabe simunati mulira ntooooooooo mizimu ya anthu koooooooooooopsa

Malita
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Malita

Tiyenazoni Ma Judge.