Court dismisses PP’s Mhone application on poll case costs

The High Court in Mzuzu has dismissed an application by a losing candidate in Nkhata Bay central parliamentary race for an order of stay against payment of elections case for Lands minister Symon Vuwa Kaunda.

Mhone: Will pay costs

Mhone, vice president of People’s Party (PP) for the north,  applied for an injunction against payment of the cost but the court has thrown out the application with costs as well.

This means Mhone will pay all costs for the case for Kaunda and the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).

Mhone said in his application that despite costs being solely the discretion of the court, they were not granted in the interest of justice.

“That I verily believe that if the said order requiring the defendant to pay costs is not suspended, the petitioner’s appeal against the judgment made on 16th September, 2019 would not be in the interest of justice,” said Mhone.

He asked the court to suspend payment of costs for the case until the appeal case is heard.

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Mtete
Mtete
2 years ago

Why does he look scared? I don’t trust this lawmaker one bit.

Charie
Charie
2 years ago

Ada boma likati wawina ndi mhone palibe angatsutse olo ma Court 20 simungawine mulandu,mnchimodzinodziso chakwera naye adaluza ndithu palibeso kut Court adzati ayi chakwera ndi amene anawina kulibe zimenezo

Mulopwana
2 years ago

Sellective justice at hand. One is on bail when infact convicted until conclusion of his appeal and one has to pay costs before conclusion of appeal at higher court. SAME COURT.

Kangoma
2 years ago

Ada Mhone osangozisiya bwanji????

Thats Me
Thats Me
2 years ago

He is a cadet judge. The noble thing to do was to defer costs until the matter is determined in the appeal court. What we are seeing here is a cadet disguised as a judge at work. The judge is trying to stifle the right to seek justice through lawful means, that is through the courts, and it should be condemned by every citizen of good will. His judgement was tainted to say the least because MEC failed to produce form 66C which it used in determining the results. Most of the log books were tampered with because they were… Read more »

Kharupa
Kharupa
2 years ago
Reply to  Thats Me

Paja Chinthu ngati sichinayende m’mene mumafunira ndiye kuti basi zalakwikwa regardless kuti zinthu sizimayenera kukhala monga momwe mufunira inu.

Machendekhwepe
Machendekhwepe
2 years ago

Round one munya muona mukufa kawiri

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