Day 3 Malawi elections case: Chilima complaints affected 0.529%

The 2019 UTM Party presidential candidate Saulos Klaus Chilima ended his worse third day in court by admitting that six of his seven allegations did not meet his categorisation as “plethora of irregularities” as only 0.529% polling centres he used as his evidence to challenge the results were below the term.

Chilima needs to prove “massive rigging.”

Former Vice President could end up the greatest casualty of the post-elections period as he routinely told rallies and demonstrations that he had “over whelming evidence” to prove that President Peter Mutharika aided by the Electoral Commission chairperson Jane Ansah rigged the 2019 elections.

Chilima in his petition to the court alleges intimidation of monitors which only covered 0.16% percent of polling centres namely Ndirande, Namalimwe, Ntcheu Community, Sharpe Valley and Folopence in Thyolo.

Another allegation of bribing of monitors centres on affidavit at Ndirande Community Centre where Brown Mpinganjira, a senior member of  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), whose son Chipiliro won the parliamentary race, allegedly brought money for the party monitors. The affidavit of the UTM official state that the money was for airtime for DPP monitors- Chilima agreed that parties were obliged to pay their monitors.

Kaphale who has been having field day since he brought Chilima in the witness box, had to be stopped by objections from Chilima  legal team which looked apprehensive as their star witness confirmed again on unauthorised persons having materials and arrests of persons with only one case reported at Mbalachanda in the whole Northern Region.

Kaphale is expected to wind up on Tuesday as he promised to question all exhibits Chilima has submitted to court in backing up his case. Some of the UTM officials who signed the affidavits are expected to be cross examined, and should the Attorney Genera;  prove that there were negligible irregularities or some of them mere allegations, the case would rely heavily on Malawi Comgress Party (MCP)  evidence.

The question again would be why they included President Peter Mutharika on the respondents as it would only delay the case should his lawyers decide to pursue the matter.

Two fundamental questions that need to be answered by Chilima after telling the court his evidence was less than half a percent is

  • As a learned man, why did he go to court with such shallow evidence and claim of massive rigging when he had less than 10 affidavits of witnesses of the same?
  • Is he prepared to apologise to Malawians, he claims to hold dear to or to respect for allowing the country burn during demonstrations while he did not have “overwhelming evidence” or he will be just another politician riding on Malawians anger without the truth or justice mattering?

As Kaphale is winding up, surely most of the public need answers from their political leaders. Day 3 we cannot continue to pretend it’s still too early. Evidence is being tackled, as the days last questions was “Would you tell Malawians that the irregularities were not that many?”- with the answer Yes, could have been the day that sealed the case Chilima presented to court.

His legal team need more than questions of law answered, they need to be seen to be pursuing justice not just a bitter loser. Because whatever the outcome, Chilima’s words will be judged on ballot again soon or later, re-run or 2024. He needs to prove “massive rigging.”

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Ken
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Ken

Can a candidate be declared a winner with 0.529% win over the next candidate?

Ndadabwa
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Ndadabwa

In other words, the complaints DID NOT affect 99.4 % of the results. Can Kaphale please pick this up and say that in court instead of 0.529 %…More than 99.4 % not affected makes much more sense to the judges and the public

Apao Kugola
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Apao Kugola

DPP is full of chicken heads. In Kenya it was 0.06% that warranted a re-run in 2017. Chilima’s 0.529% is more than what is required to nullify the presidential elections of 21st May 2019. The 5 five judges have a big task to believe Kaphale’s nonsense of demeaning 0.529% as insignificant. If you stillK20,000 from a bank that holds a K1 billion competent courts cannot dismiss your case for stealing an insignificant amount from the money silo. You will still serve jail term if theft is proven without reasonable doubt. So, you DPP fools stop this madness. For indeed, Kaphale… Read more »

sawasawa
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sawasawa

malawians crosexaminations did not end there.. Kaphale will not win this case . there too many complications in this case. MEC has got rules and regulations pertaining elections of which of were not followed by well trained presiding officers. MEC and Presiding officers did not comply with regulations hence 0.526 coming from. there were non compliances. Auditors remmendation, veryfication and validations of electral results. This is where irreguralities are coming from. i ve never studied law but regulatory affairs. and auditing. as far as i know kaphale is more in factual not law according to the laws, the case will… Read more »

Jamax
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Jamax

Absalom Absalom!!!!!! wakodwa wekha mu mtengo – pano akungonya ziphwisi ku Court!!!!! shaaaa!!! komatu ine ndinkanena kuti wina adzanyerebwa yakha – shame to you useless Leader – look now with your foolishness you have destroyed this Nation – now listen this is the beggining of your hard times togather with your Trapence & Mtambo you will pay dearly.

out of the grave
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out of the grave

Chilima akuyenera life imprisonment alongside chakwera for betraying Malawians

Grace
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Grace

So you pulled your resources, and went out to get Tippex (correction fluid), and sent it to polling stations across the country.

What was your intention??? You anticipated that you will need it to reconcile figures? correct/alter the result sheets?

Further, regardless of percentage, once you find a roach in your food, you throw everything out.

jonas
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jonas

Join the discusWHAT IS TIPPEX/sion…

Masoambeta
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Masoambeta

Nyasatimes kapena Nyasi times

Watha
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Akweni Kaliati,Winiko,Manganya and Kalisita where are you,? We are being roasted in court . Go to Mozambique and get herbal mental health medicine for Nchilima
Akupita tikumuonatu uyu.such a young Man
Mwazi wache uzakhala pa inu munamunamiza myamata wokongola uyu wa ndevu za golidi

Central
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Central

Nyasatimes, are you serious you’ve a reporter named: My Lady and My Lords? Secondly how many people does the reported 0.529% affected in the elections? Does this reporter know that every vote counts? Ngati Kaphale akuvomela ndikumapeleka these figures as his conclusion, he is accepting there were irregularities!! Many starts from the figure 2, so since he has accepted it affected many centres, then wavomela kuti zinalakwika!! Please stop being myopic and open up your IQ………………….!! Lets wait and see!! Today, Kaphale has accepted that the following happened: • Intimidation of Monitors = 0.16% of all polling stations • Bribing… Read more »

cadet
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cadet

Teach them, paja a DPP ndi mbuli. that figure is not Zero. Even the MEC guys now have already lost hope of winning the case, hence pushing for throwing out the case which is impossible at the moment

Tippexed Judges
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Tippexed Judges

0.529% of 5 million is 26450 votes. Does it change anything?

chimulilenji
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chimulilenji

go ask ku kenya in 2017 they did a re run becouse only 0.6 ndiye iwe ukuti 0.529 cant u see kuti ndiambili ???? buluuzii iwetiiii

Central
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Central

If this is what we’ve from Chilima to-date, how much are we going to get from Chakwera? Is it worthy cerebrating now? Awansoooooooooooo, phuma bwanji………………………. can’t you read the “lines-in- between” Kaphale’s comments such as I have been loosing cases before because of ………………..!! Do you think he meant what he is seeing coming before him and doesn’t want anybody to blame him that he did not do certain things…………………………!! Musanatiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii mulila ngati mwana, timva kuti “inu nayekaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!” kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Smart and wise people cannot celebrate now!! The wise normally laugh most, and usually at the end!