Court sets Malawi poll case ruling in 2020:  45 days after December 6 2019

The ruling of the high profile  petition case  seeking nullification of presidential elections results in the May 21 Tripartite Elections will be delivered 45 days after the Constitutional Court finishes hearing the case on December 6, a senior court official has said.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate Chakwera (r) and UTM president Saulos Chilima are seeking nullification of the presidential election results over alleged irregularities.

High Court registrar Agnes Patemba said this after the Constitutional Court told lawyers involved in the case that the case would be concluded by December 6, 2019.

The politically high stakes case has since been adjourned to October 28.

The court adjourned after permitting Malawi Congress Party witness Richard Chapweteka to bring fresh documents as evidence in the court.

The documents include packing list and commercial invoices related to the electoral materials that were delivered to Kamuzu International Airport from the printer in Dubai.

Results announced by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC ) indicated that  President Peter Mutharika won the election with 38.5 percent followed by  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera with 35 percent.

UTM president Saulos Chilima, who contested in the presidential election while serving as the country’s vice-president, amassed 23 percent of the vote.

Chakwera and Chilima, who is the first petitioner, are seeking nullification of the presidential election results over alleged irregularities.

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Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
1 year ago

Ngati akubvomeredza lawyer Kaphale kuti zolakwika zilipo koma akuti kodi ndizochuluka kuti court ingaweruze kuti chisankho chichitekenso. Wakuba kuba nkhuku imodzi m’nkhola momwe muli nkhuku 10,000 amakhulukidwa?

auscar mmanjamwada
auscar mmanjamwada
1 year ago
Reply to  Kanyimbi

chala changa konzeka kukaviwikidwanso. i can smell re run

Angoni apaphata
Angoni apaphata
1 year ago

Ma lawyer a ku Malawi ndi mbuzi. There is no market for lawyers so they resort to cheating and stealing. Amene analemera ndi u lawyer ndi achina kasambala osati zapanozi

joseph
joseph
1 year ago

The point is that the court will deliver the ruling within that 45 days.But the ruling is not a small one it is the desitiny of the country to justice not the Malawi we have experienced for the past 25 so called democratic period without meaningful development.The judgement will set new Malawi based on truth, honest and justice.Osati chilichonse chinyengo zikufikitsani kuti kugehena basi.ku moto mapeto ake.

Kandulu
Kandulu
1 year ago

Poor Malawi

CHIMBENENE NDICHOSA
CHIMBENENE NDICHOSA
1 year ago

SO THE RULING WILL BE ON 28TH FEBRUARY 2020 EISH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mpilu
mpilu
1 year ago

afuna apeleke xmas holiday for 3 wks. iwo akunjoya maholiday ku dubai ,singapore, sychels osati ku UK or US kumakhala snow nthawi imeneyi ife kumaona ngati aticitila ubwino osadziwa afuna amwaze ndalama. akavuwebuwe awa.
timva koma maswela, cinthanga 2 much.
we already know the truth

Goerge
Goerge
1 year ago

Hope court followed the country’s rules on their judgement.They must not fall on mutharika bribery system.

4444 Nooo
4444 Nooo
1 year ago

Tell is that ruling will be on 21st January 2020,the ruling is oready known

Kennedy
Kennedy
1 year ago

It shows our judges doesnt their job. Ask britain or usa to help. Are you waiting for Dpp to bribe you i guess. What a joke.

truth teller
truth teller
1 year ago
Reply to  Kennedy

a ruling takes time to write. a ruling of this importance and considering the complexity of the case should take 45 days or even more to write.

Justice Usiwa
Justice Usiwa
1 year ago

Givimg time to DPP pay debts that it has accumulated from businesses that were promised strong tycoons.

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