Court puts strict security measures for judgement announcement:  Malawi poll case

The Constitutional Court has put in place very strict and tough measures during the announcement of the judgement  in the landmark presidential election nullification petition case  set for Monday February 3 in Lilongwe.

Tight security for the judges

High Court of Malawi and Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal registrar Agnes Patemba says during the delivery of the judgement, access to the court premises will be restricted to only those individuals who will have accreditation cards.

“The presence of the general public within 150 metres from the parameter fence of the court premises will not be allowed,” says Patemba.

She said people will follow the judgment announcement through accredited public radios including Times and Zodiak which will cover the event live.

The judgement comes at a time when a top banker Thomson Mpinganjira faces prosecution for allegedly trying to bribe the Constitutional Court judges over the election case whose judgement announcement will be done this coming Monday.

The five-judge panel comprising Healey Potani, Ivy Kamanga, Dingiswayo Madise, Redson Kapindu and Mike Tembo will deliver their judgement in full court from 9am.

In the case, two of the presidential candidates in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections—UTM Party’s Saulos Chilima (the first petitioner) and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate Lazarus Chakwera (the second petitioner)—want the court to nullify presidential election results over alleged irregularities, especially in the results management system.

Incumbent President Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), who was declared winner of the elections, is the first respondent with Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) as the second respondent.

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Kanduku
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Kanduku

Kamuzu was gentleman after all. He lost and never petitioned for nullification. But his successors have had to go to the court in order to solve the problems Malawi faces. It’s sad they also believe the only way they can help Malawi is by ascending to power. They have completely lost their way and do not even oppose constructively. Eyes blinded by greed. SHAMEFUL

Malawi belong to the citizens.
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It not true to hate petitioners in this case, don’t accept anything chifukwa yemwe wa Winner ndiyemwe mumafuna even atabera. This type of mind ndiyomwe yasaukitsa Malawi Kwa Zaka 54 .Wongolani zinthu pomwe zakhota.And stop believing kut ndi Kamuzu yekha,Bakili Muluzi yekha, Bingu yenkha Kaya Joyce Banda yekha Kaya Peter Munthalika yekha amene anga bweretse development kumalawi. All 19 million citizens can bring development to our country , that is if they know what they are doing.

Malawian
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Malawian

That time of kamuzu yes MCP Lost and accept the defeat not this time

National CEO
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National CEO

Do not call a frog chambo just because all live in water. Let a frog be a frog. People should ascend to power because they have been voted not bribing their way up.Dawn to new Malawi has come.

little jojo
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little jojo

Anthu inu mukudabwa ndi tight security? Mmesa majaji amenewa anagendedwa kale pamene ankayamba kuweruza mulanduwu, mpaka a MDF anabwera kuzawateteza.
Paja ankagenda Court aja anali ndani paja????

Kaitano
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Kaitano

In a real sense zaoneserathu kuti milandu iyi akugamula kuti Boma lipitilire kulamula zidayenda bwino. Nanga kubweretsa security yokhwima kuti chani tsopano? Mwamva ndani inu akukuopsezani? Boma la nkhanza ili kwabasi

Ardekayor
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Ardekayor

Let’s be humble for this period please.!

Malawi belong to the citizens.
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The tight security is to make sure that DPP cadets should not be in the courtroom otherwise petrol boms and panga knives can disrupt the ruling.Am also waiting to judge these 5 constitution judges.Coz I know for sure that tippex, was on top of the 21st May general election results sheets, changing figures to favour Peter Munthalika. With this the ruling Will favour UTM and MCP.It can only favours DPP and MEC when money has changed hands.If money has not changed hands MEC and DPP has lost the case ndipo abanidwe kut DPP yisadzapikitsane nawo pa zisankho zamtsogolomu chifukwa cha… Read more »

Joloza
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Rubbish thinking.

mimu
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Mwangoiopa DPP yo,mukuziwa ikalukana aaaaaaaa palibe angaduse.2024 ikuwinanso mpaka 2034 woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.mudakaimba kuimba 10

Nyaphapi One
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My prophet says one of the parties is going to appeal. But he does not know which one. He is going to know on Monday 3 February 2020 in the afternoon.

Mazira
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Mazira

hahaha even my prophet said the same, akuti tidzadziwira limodzi…..lol

bandafred9@gmail.com
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I see fracass and untold tears and blood.

Jane mayemeee
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It will be your blood abiiii

Kuswa Kuswa
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Kuswa Kuswa

Let the president of that party of fools ex-reverend nyolonyo who invited all otuwa ndi othimbirira a gule wamkulu to go listen to the ruling to get accreditation cards for all his idiots, including timothy ntumbo.

Jose
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Jose

There is no tribe you can call idiots but idiots are known through characters of you all tribes are equal no better tribe no big tribe and culture.

Mtete
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Mtete

I am for constructive criticism and contribution and for foul language.

Mtete
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Mtete

Read “and not for foul language”

When idiots are many, they can choose president
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When idiots are many, they can choose president

You are very stupid! Ndipo ndiwe chitsiru kwanu konse, pa banja lanu lonse zitsiru zopanda bongo. Zimene ukupangazi ndi ndeu, I will look for you, I will find you and I will deal with you. Kunyoza osamanyoza choncho, I have been following your comments, you seem to have mental problems, I will help you to get out from that! I bet you!

Phungwaku
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Phungwaku

You are uncivilised person, long time following your foul writings. Let me worn you once and for all, if you continue I will follow you. Nobody can hide on this internet and registered number

Kangoma
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Kangoma

It is as good as listening to the radios

Don Dada
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Don Dada

I don’t think you would need tight security like that if you were going to rule in favour of the petitioners.
A dark cloud ☁️ is coming upon Malawi. You will jump

Dan
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Dan

I agree with you. This is a harbinger of what is in the verdict. that is coming, Malawi!

amadeus
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The opposite could be true. The cadets are extremely dangerous!!

chimulilenji
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chimulilenji

hahahahahhahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah chilungamo ukuchidziwa aseeeeeeeee odandaulaa akapangilidwe tight security for what??? ans taipeza kale apaaaa kuti mwafa nayoooo makadetiii apaaa iyaaaa

KKKK
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KKKK

Ohio ndiye kuti aliyense akudziwa kuti odandaulawa ndi amene akupanga zipolowewatu, auzeni kuti ukalira moonjeza umadzionongela miri. Anthu tikupemphela kuti onse amene adaline mbali yazipolowe zisawayendele. Truth pains.

Nachipanti
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Nachipanti

Zisomo over Malawi Ambuye

Ngumayo
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Ngumayo

Kodi Anyapapi inunso simukudziwa kuti wawina mndani?

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