DPP mobilise supporters to court in election case finale:  Fear of violence grips

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is mobilising supporters particularly the youth cadets to invade the Constitutional Court in Lilongwe starting this Monday when its director of elections Ben Malunga Phiri, a key witness to President Peter Mutharika, who is first respondent in the presidential election case, will continue to be cross-examined.

Ben Phiri admitted electoral flaws in May 21 elections

In a message to the cadets from the party’s Directorate of Operations, the militant youth wing is being urged to mobilize themselves and invade the court starting this Monday.

“As the case is being winded up, the grace that has been witnessed by the whole party has been tremendous. We will all need to keep up the faith, fighting spirit and togetherness as we defend our victory to the end,” reads part of the message to the cadets, adding: “This calls for the physical availability of all that are able to avail themselves at the court premises through and through.”

The opposition fear the DPP is plotting to disrupt hearing of the case this week as a tactic to derail as parties prepare their submissions.  The five-judges panel led b Hearley Potani and other judges  Redson Kapindu, Dingiswayo Madise, Ivy Kamanga and Mike Tembo set December 6 to conclude hearing of arguments by both petitioners and respondents.

If the case is concluded on December 6, it means that before January 20 2020 the judges will have made their ruling.

The petitioners have argued their case ranging from massive irregularities to pure theft of votes in some centres.

The court has already sent a strong warning against anyone threatening witnesses, saying it is a crime punishable by law.

The court had received reports that even lawyers are being booed outside court.

Currently in the witness stand is Phiri who was was cross-examined by first petitioner Saulos Chilima’s lawyer, Chikosa Silungwe before the matter was adjourned.

On Monday Phiri, who is also Minister of Local Government and Rural Development,  will be cross-examined by Modecair Msisha SC, lead attorney for second petitioner Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera.

During cross-examination, Phiri acknowledged that the May 21 elections were marred by challenges that included officers filling in inappropriate boxes of the tally sheets because of failure to understand some terminologies.

Phiri, who was DPP’s director of elections during the May 21 polls, also admitted use of Tippex, duplicate forms and alterations of results on tally sheets by some polling staff.

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Nasingwe
Nasingwe
1 year ago

castrate this dry small head idhiot

Nabanda
1 year ago

I beg MDF to protect the citizens all the way!

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
1 year ago

DPPP ndi bomaaa basi kkkk Wina amwa temiki kkkk

vavlov
vavlov
1 year ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

What are you benefiting from DPP? You are an ignorant person, and obviously semi-illiterate. Malawians won’t be intimidated to express their rights without fear or favour

Tizanka
Tizanka
1 year ago

Nsundwe Special Armed Forces

stumpy
1 year ago

Through tippex jane ansah will crear out everything in the ballots

CRY MY BELOVED COUNTRY

The terrorist regime of the DPP has started again with its terror. This tribalistic regime of the Lomwe should not given a space to breath. We can’t let Malawi go down the drain being afraid of these Interhangwe terrorists. I just want to ask the Malawian Defence Force whether they are with Malawians or this terrorist regime that is unleashing terror on Malawians from all the fronts. The DPP stole the elections and there is very clear evidence represented to the court. I want all Malawians who care about their country to go out there and confront these thugs by… Read more »

Mwangalamwene
Mwangalamwene
1 year ago

Just castrate them asatitayise nthawi yatayidwa kaleyi.
Zachamba basi mukukuta mano

Mtete
1 year ago

Do we need any proof the election was rigged? What’s all this restlessness by DPP.? Mistrusting your judges, legal experts who APM is part of, is a clear sign things are falling apart. I hope the president will have none of this nonsense. And they have been shouting they won the election.

che nnungu
1 year ago

Madzi achita katondo. Cardiac arrest in the making

Nasingwe
Nasingwe
1 year ago

OOPS THINGS FALLING APART!!!! OGODE ACITA THOPE MADZI SAMWRDWASO

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