Court orders Chilima lawyers to withdraw  strage document in re-examination: Malawi poll case

Following eight days of grueling cross examination  lawyers representing first petitioner Saulos Chilima in the historic presidential election petition case was set to  start re-examination of the UTM Party president but were put aback after the  Constitutional Court ordered the withdrawal of the strage spreadsheet which they wanted to use.

Chikosa Silunge: Lead attorney for UTM and Chilima seeking nullification of the presidential election results.

To the bitter shock and surprise of both the Constitutional Court  five-judge panel and lawyers for respondents Malawi Electoral Commisison (MEC) and President Peter Mutharika, Dr  Chikosa Silungwe, one of Chilima’s lawyers, produced a strange document t which had answers for the questions he was going to be ask including legal provisions he will rely on.

Mutharika’s lawyer Frank Mbeta alongside Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale vehemently objected to the use of such documents during re-examination.

The Court upheld the objection and ordered that such documents cannot be used. Chilima’s lawyer was disturbed and failed to ask proper questions.

Through the cross-examination, both Kaphale and Mbeta  made Chilima consistently admit that no UTM Party monitor has submitted to court a sworn statement to challenge results MEC relied on to declare a winner in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

Chilima cross examination also focused on  his witnesses Darlington Ndasauka and Miriam Gwalidi, UTM Party’s electoral officers.

According to the court proceedings, Chilima never used the word “fraud” in his primary petition but it appeared later in his supplementary sworn statement, hoping to back it up by sworn statements from Ndasauka and Gwalidi.

The matter proceeds Wednesday for further re-examination. This will be followed by Chilima’s witnesses t who will also take to the witness stand before the second petitioner, Lazarus Chakwera, takes his turn in the witness boss for gruelling cross-examination.

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Mwe'ene
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Mwe'ene

It’s like there are two Chilimas abale: One, the spear carrier, during the campaign; and the other, the real Chilima, humiliated in court and with tail between his legs. A pathetic figure indeed. And now was his lawyer trying to spoon feed the answers to questions? Unprofessional, to say the least. Chilima watha. Wagwa basi. He has no case, and is plainly wasting the court’s resources; and he should be charged part of the cost and pay his part, pro rata. Soon, it will be oChakwera’s turn to be churned and burned, in the legal sense. Hope he “performs” with… Read more »

Kaitano
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Kaitano

You don’t know Chakwera, you think he is like your Bubu? You will see how the Malawi Court will be the time of Chakwera, you will wish to be hearing him speaking and the Judges will asking themselves what to do with the case, I tell you what,, there will be earthquakes every where.

Sungururerureru
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Sungururerureru

kkkkkk

TOSH
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thats not an issue we gonna be prepared on wednesday

Kapado Chimulirenji
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How is the PS case on tractorgate progressing?. We were promised that judgement would be made on 19 August. Does anyone have any clue as to what has happened or did I get a wrong date?

Galumtsukwa
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Galumtsukwa

Its nyasaland my dear. We have corrupt government, corrupt media, corrupt courts, corrupt hospitals, corrupt school, corrupt everything. See the way the courts are handling the trial. Its screwed to favour the MEC and Mutharika. Seriously think about these four facts. 1. Silungwe has been denied to use the word “sampling” because it is not in the petition but Kaphale was allowed to use the word “percentage” even though it is not in Chilima’s petition. 2. Mhango was allowed to use documents they failed to declare but Chilama’s lawyers are being denied to use their documents. 3. Chakwera was given… Read more »

Charie
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Charie

Koma a Court mupeleke chilango kwa olakwa Kuti anthu awonerepo kut malamulo akugwira ntchito.. chilima Basop

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
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Yasser Arafat Hamdani

Mpaka kumpatsa Likasa Arafat….. desperation. Umbava!