Court to rule on Malawi presidential poll between January 27 to February 3

High Court and Supreme Court of Appeal registrar Agnes Patemba says the Constitutional Court ruling on the landmark election case will be delivered between January 27 and February 3, 2020.

A panel of five judges comprising Ivy Kamanga, Dingiswayo Madise, Mike Tembo, Redson Kapindu and Healey Potani set to deliver ruling 
Patemba dismissed reports in various social media platforms which claim the Constitutional Court’s five judges will deliver the judgement on January 27.
“The judges are still working on the ruling. But the ruling will be delivered within the prescribed 45 day window. It will be delivered any day between January 27 and February 3, 2020.”
However, some analysts say the court ruling will not solve the current political impasse which threatens the country’s already fragile economy.
Political commentator Humphrey Mvula said there is need for a political solution to the political deadlock.
Opposition Malawi Congress Party and UTM moves to hammer a political solution can only be done after the election case verdict.

The testimonies, during the hearing,  challenged the credibility of the May elections that saw President Mutharika narrowly secure a second term with 38.5 percent of the vote.

Runner-up Lazarus Chakwera alleges he was robbed of victory in the ballot, which he lost by just 159,000 votes.

If judges uphold the fraud allegations, fresh polls could be called within a matter of days.

The Constitution Court ruling will be subject to appeal at the Supreme Court of Malawi.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Sharing is caring!

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Follow us in Twitter
10 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Grey phiri
10 months ago

Just wait in peace

Grey phiri
10 months ago

Amalawi tiyeni tidikile Ku court zomwe zibwele tizavomeleze

Mitengo
Mitengo
10 months ago

I hear very often people suggesting Malawi needing a political solution yet they haven’t laid down all the political problems. MCP says political solution will be needed after court case and DPP and UTM are numb about it. On the political solution, let the people laid down the problems and decide on solutions. Do not let politicians decide because their solution will be all about power sharing benefitting them only leaving their followers in limbo.

Jamax
Jamax
10 months ago

Please do it fast we are fedup with this case!!! bring the right judgement so that mtambo & Trapence should stop begging money for demos – surely this will also give us peace to freely do our businesses.

Muthalirenji
Muthalirenji
10 months ago

I feel a re-run will be very expensive for Malawi currently struggling with hunger. A clever and win-win judgement will be for the court to order removal of all unverifiable tally sheets which the court will identify then order MEC and independent auditor to recount witnessed by all interested political parties.

Msambanjati
Msambanjati
10 months ago
Reply to  Muthalirenji

Sorry that won’t happen

Chilipa Thako
10 months ago

What a game ,played by the judges and clever politicians ,opposition has no chance ,it is coming they will rule in favour of MEC and you know what it means.

Lego
10 months ago
Reply to  Chilipa Thako

Your wishful mind with absurd thinking capacity

Nyaphapi One
10 months ago

We need more tippex to prop this gov’t.

tman
10 months ago
Reply to  Nyaphapi One

Muyisova

shares
Read previous post:
Water board fraudster pays K225 000 fine for illegal connection to escape jail

The Lilongwe First Grade Magistrate's Court has fined Clapperton Munthali K225,000 for fraudulently diverting water from the Waterboard pipes to...

Close