Court fines Chakwera, MEC in Malawi presidential poll case

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera and Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) have been ordered by the  Constitutional Court hearing the elections case to pay  costs for inconveniencing other parties.

The second petitioner Lazarus Chakwera of MCP comes out of court: Mutharika, MEC appeal falls

The five-judge panel  led by  Justice Healy Potani ordered Chakwera  – the second petitioner –  to pay K900 000 which will be shared K300 000 each to President Peter Mutharika, who is the first respondent, MEC and UTM Party president Saulos Chilima , who is first petitioner.

Chakwera has been punished for failing to submit supplementary sworn statement last Friday as ordered by the court, a move seen as aimed at delaying court proceedings contrary to resolutions that no party should file any more applications in the interest of  expediting the case.

While the electoral body was also ordered to pay K200 000 as costs for filing an pplication seeking the court to issues a certificate of non compliance against the second  petitioner after he had already submitted the documents on Saturday.

Legal experts Nyasa Times have talked to, says that the court may, at the end of the case, decide that a party that loses the case should pay a significant portion of the winner’s costs and remain responsible for their own (party-to-party costs) or each party may pay fees charged by their lawyers calculated on an hourly rate (solicitor-own-client cost) for the entire period.

They said an average cost of the case for private practice lawyers may be between K9 million and K18 million per day while Senior Counsels (SCs) could be earning K2.4 million for a day’s 8-hour court appearance.

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Mana
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Mana

Ha! Ha! Ha! Kugwa nayo MCP. Bambo Chakwera moto kuti buuuuuu. Kodi pumbwa Chilima alipo?

Richie
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The MCP initially went to court for a recount
Then changed for a rerun
The supporters don’t know this
They are not being told the truth
MCP (please respect your supporters even though some practice nyau)

CHOKA SATANA
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MFITI YAIKAZI YOPEMPHERA (JANE ANSAH )

Peter Kawale
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Peter Kawale

The same Kaphale last week was arguing in court saying MCP parallel tally centre was not sanctioned/ approved by MEC so their results are irrelevant.

Now he says he has proven to court that MCP tally Cantre were making wrong calculations.

Will the court consider this? Please leaned people school me.

Mandado@147
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Wait in line for the verdict in December just like everybody else buddy! Maybe a rerun maybe not! Maybe an upraising like sudan maybe nobody knows so far its hear say ATM!

Joloza
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Zayamba kutheka. Ichi ndichiyambi chabe. Muziyisova a MCP.

CRIMINAL MINDED
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CRIMINAL MINDED

Take this notes​ if anything also from the county that gonna oppress us the citizens we gonna use mob justice to take our freedoms back

BONGANI
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BONGANI

Ma Judge mwayambako misala.

Charie
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Charie

MCP ili pamavuto bola mukadalipilitsa mec yokhayo nanga ma loya adzawalipira ndi chiani

Namalila
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Namalila

KKKKKKK – koma abale achakwerawa mukufuna kuti asale masanza okhaokha eti…………….musamusiye kachimbano chodzola phulusa chimwnechi chinve madzi

mpilu
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mpilu

a khoti inu musamangosanja milandu. deal with zaa tippex then muzayambe zinazo.
mbwandimbwandi bwanji.musakhotese maganizo a wanthu etitu

Charie
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Charie

Tipex ali ndi Vuto lanji ?did you went to school you idiot,sudziwa ntchito ya tipex Kuti ndikukoza molakwika kut zose zikhale bwino

pitala
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pitala

Jane ansah anayankha ku warehouse kuti tipekesi sanali ololedwa ku chisankho mu madando 147. Ndiye school yake titi mwana wa pitala iwe.mbuyako pitala anauza Jazeera kuti tippex anali olondola kuti pamene panali figure yachakwera ndi chitima amafuta nkuikapo yake yoonjezela kuti akhale ndi number yochulula.osangokhwatcha bwanji pamene panalakwika than kupaka paint.

Alfred Minjo
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Alfred Minjo

Ndi Iwe mbuli eti? Sukudzitsatatu. Za Anthony okhwima m’maganizo osati iweyo..

Zangaphee
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Zangaphee

Which school did you go where correctional fluid was accepted to correct the wrongs?

Born Genuine
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Born Genuine

we write, did you go…..?

Opanda nzeru
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Opanda nzeru

Akuti did you went to school 🤣🤣

msalanyama
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msalanyama

quote;”DID you WENT” end of quote

James Matipwili
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James Matipwili

Did you went to school, mayooooooooo

Kambewa chisale
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Ops my passport has been Tippexed

Fanizo
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Fanizo

He did not went to school

phade
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phade

kukulawisani on how you will loose the case

Chimulirenji
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Malawi Court zopusa zenizeni, trying to blindfold Malawians by playing such sely tricks, tomorrow they will ask same people to go on polling line to vote again, that’s only happens in developing countries like Malawi, these Judges seme to be bribed already!!