Court rebuffs Mutharika’s lawyer Mbeta over documents

The Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected lawyer Frank Mbeta  for Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate in the disputed May 21 elections, Peter Mutharika from introducing  documents in court  by way of notice  and directed him not to cross-examine Richard Chapweteka, a witness for the second petitioner Lazarus Chakwera of  Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

Lawyer Frank Farook Mbeta representing the President will make the application

Mbeta, representing Mutharika as the first respondent,  wanted to use a  Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) checklist of electoral materials in cross-examination.

But judge Ivy Kamanga on behalf of the five-judge panel  advised Mbeta to make a formal application to use the document, saying it had made a direction of September 25 that documents would be accepted in the case by way of application and not through notices.

Chapweteka,  who monitored MEC’s printing of the ballot papers in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates,  has since finished being cross-examined and re-examnied  but would be  recalled for cross-examination if the court accept the checklist to be used.

Mbeta said the dcocument was the last for their cross-examination

“We have already filled an  application and it will be heard on Friday. All we want is a document which is called a packing list. When the printer from Dubai was shipping the electoral materials, they also included a packing list,” Mbeta told Times in an interview.

“So, it it that list that the parties and the electoral commission were using to cross-check the accuracy of contents of what was shipped so we want it to cross-examine witnesses.”

In the court, lawyer representing Chakwera, Modecai Msisha SC, accused MEC of appearing to discuss a lot of issues  with the first respondent’s lawyers, saying the electoral body was supposed to be independent  and not only be seen to favourable to Mutharika’s lawyers.

The court has since adjourned proceeding to Friday, where Msisha will also make application to have some changes in the sworn statements of two of their witnesses, Peter Lackson and Anthony Bendulo on Friday which will be heard alongside Mbeta’s application to introduce the checklist.

Chakwera and UTM presidential hopeful Saulos Chilima are seeking nullification of the presidential election results in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections over alleged irregularities and fraud. The two are also seeking a court’s order for a rerun.

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Bengo
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Bengo

Koma diso wapasidwa wa Police yo mmmh kkkkk

Gulukunye
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Gulukunye

Mbeta kuonekela ng’amba. Kutchuka chifukwa Cha judge shopping mu court matatalazi. Nzovuta kugula ma judge 5. Akanakhala mmodzi tikanamva zothaitha.

Nyamalikiti 22
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Nyamalikiti 22

Mbeta is a genius. Most of you here can not match him. He won 2014 he will win this time as well.

Fafa
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Fafa

Kikkkk in your dreams

njpapi
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njpapi

Mbeta is just doing very fine by asking the court to allow him to bring the checklist of all the packages, I hope this will assist the court to see if indeed tippex is on the checklist or not. I can see Mbeta fainting in court. kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Tuvitwana
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Tuvitwana

APM nayenso, Lawyer akhale MBETA kkkkkkkkk

Nyamalikiti 22
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Nyamalikiti 22

He was the APM Lead lawyer 2014 Elections Case remember?

namatetule
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The devil already gave him the position. He has sacrifised alot. Let him get his reward.

Zithe
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Zithe

Checklist imakhala yowona koma forging to produce fake documents happened in Blantyre or lilongwe by DPP. Its doesn’t matter. The fact is we could see Tpx being used, fake papers were noticed, changing and twisting of figures unauthorized personnel dispersing money on pooling centers influencing or encouraging CORRUPTION in order elevate or usher munthalika to power. Irregularities , noncompliance Non conformance zowonekeratu kuti zidalakwika Rerun must be taken place , justice will prevail we need to have that trust back to our justice system. DPP yaysmba kugula zinthu za campaign kuja tawona adziwa kale kuti kuli rerun.. THIS NONSENSE MUST… Read more »

Ashamed Cadet
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Ashamed Cadet

We knew it that our fellow cadet Mbeta who is only good at making deals with judges would make APM look a stupid dad in this case. Now it’s happening and will only get worse. APM hired his two crooked lawyers who are also cadets to help him win through making deals with the five judges. We hear from inside DPP that the scheme is not working and there is total panic to the extent of setting plan B in motion. Plan B is to terrify the lawyers of the petitioners through violence so much so that one by one… Read more »

Maunits
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Maunits

Mbeta was at Mangochi Secondary School where I learnt from 1 to 4 in early 90s Koma mwanayu akundichititsa manyazi komanso zandikhuza kuimira prince of thieves shame.

Charie
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Charie

Nkhani zoti zinatha kaletu uku mkumaliza kwa mulandu,chilima ndi chakwera anavomeraza kale kuti tipex sanagwilitsidwe pofuna kukondera amutharika,nkhani inathera pompa kwinaku akungofuna kuvetsera ma bodza anthu, .. fuso kodi ku company kukabedwa achitetezo ali komweko apolice akabwera amamanga ndani? Kodi Achakwera ndi achilima anayamba apitako ku Court kumangitsa apolice ndi Malawi army,nanga ma monitors ,ndi ena oterowo,mukadafuna kudziwa chilungamo mukadatero , komaso mulungu sikuti ndiwopusa kupatsa munthu mphatso ya chisisi.zilipo nkhani zoti mukhoza kukamba pagulu koma osati zina.ya Mr dausi udangoyiyamba sunayimalize kuti adaotcha mec zisankho za 2014.mawu achilima.kodi amalawi akufuna atsogoleri opanda zisisi,wina ndi mzake.ukanyozera mphatso imeneyi ya chisisi… Read more »

Nantikutiku
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Mmm this is utterly rubbish who told you this you Idiot

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