Dr Chikosa Silungwe and Co’ the saving grace for Malawi’s future

It is a well known fact that the ongoing case that has gripped the nation is being keenly followed from outside the court room.

Chilima and UTM lawyer Chikosa Silungwe at the court

That being the case, the brilliance of the opposition lawyers holding the hopes of majority Malawians with their learned arguments is not lost on some of us who on Friday witnessed first hand the exceptional thought processes our very own Malawian sons put in their petitions that successfully swayed judges to make a favorable ruling.

Dr. Chikosa Silungwe stands out not only because of his dominating tall stature but the brilliance he exudes each time he takes the floor in court.

Let me just highlight what could have happened had judge Charles Mkandawire not determined that UTM and MCP parties should have a joined up case. It is not lost on some of us that Judge Mkandawire did MCP a great favour in all honesty their case should have been thrown out on numerous irregularities that have also been highlighted by the five Constitutional judges.

Chikosa Silunge: Lead attorney for UTM and Chilima seeking nullification of the presidential election results.

Case in point, MEC’s and APM’s second application was that Chakwera should be removed from participating in the proceedings because he did not qualify as a petitioner, since, it was argued, there was no petition from him before the court within the first 7 days of the announcement of results by MEC on May 27.

Additionally, a third application was made, also against Chakwera, praying the court to dismiss the petition he submitted to the court on June 3rd, since, it was argued, that his petition was “irregular, incompetent, embarrassing, incurably defective”, and potentially fraudulent.

The judges ruled on both applications and acknowledged that both the petition they were served by Chakwera’s lawyers had irregularities in the form of clerical errors related to collation of pages, but these did not appear in what Chakwera’s lawyers had served to the rest of the parties, including the judges.

This should give us a clue of the legal minds on Chakweras team, had it not been for Chilimas case going before Chakweras it is very likely that the case would have been thrown out on the basis of serious irregularities.

Similarly, the court further found that Chakweras case as a petitioner was clouded with other errors related to court fees and receipts though the court dismissed both applications against Chakwera by President Peter Mutharika’s lawyers they gave much needed guidance to Chakwera’s legal team as to how to procedurally correct such serious errors highlighted by the third application which Mutharika lawyers could have easily taken advantage of.

In short even though they were serious errors of irregularities made by Chakweras legal team, the court rejected the view that they were incurable in nature. And so Chakwera’s petition was ruled lawful so through only the leniency of the court having already ruled the case to continue based on Chilimas petition saw it fit and proper for Chakweras petition to stand.

In summary in the absence of Chilimas petition, there would be no case for opposition. One loud mouth social media commentator Ben Chiza Mkandawire said of Dr. Chikosa Silungwe “He is by far the best legal mind in Malawi right now” Ben further said “DPP have stupid lawyers…you cannot fight amtanga with street lawyers”

As UTM and MCP legal teams move forward it is hoped that the case can be taken out through the media so that the public can witness history being written.

I for one I am reassured of the humble Dr Chikosa Silungwe’s presence in this case. He has publicly given credit to his team who he calls “the best legal minds”. Make no mistake the best legal minds chose him to lead them for a reason. Dr Chikosa Silungwe is a legal guru no question.

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Gogo Chalo
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Gogo Chalo

Laywers who failed to follow filing procedures and you think they can save this country….UTM is dilusioned

Gogo Chalo
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Gogo Chalo

Muziwina Praise and Worship yomweyo, anzanu akuwina zisankho. A Chikosa angapulumutse dziko?????? UTM you guys are full of comedians ndithu kkkkkkkkkkkkk

ilera
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ilera

Sopano mukamumvera Martha Khozatu apa ndiye musokoneza. Uyu Ngwa DPP ndipo cholinga chake ndi chakuti mumlanduwu MCP ndi UTM musakhale limodzi. Akufuna muyambe kutukwanana cholinga kuti muluze mlandu. Khalani Tcheru ndi atolankhani otelewa.

Lets focus on the case as one team MCP and UTM. Zitayeni zimenezo!!!!

Nunda
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Nunda

Martha Khoza, don’t foolishly praise Chikosa. Did you read the judgement? It partly agreed with Mutharika’s lawyers but said quashing the case would be to ‘religiously follow the law.’ In other words, a case with such importance as elections need to be followed to its logical conclusion. Ubulutu wavuta in MCP and UTM camps. Wina ndi uyu Kajoloweka – he is being ordered to pay K21 million. Then, he looked as if he was clever and intelligent.

Kalanga
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Kalanga

The biggest problem with UTM is the foundation. It is based on hero worshipping and this is a typical example! A few noisy lazy unemployed 30+ ‘youths’ are being used to make names for deluded professionals. The reality on the ground is very different and cannot be altered. Do your research. For example, Ask your lawyer who trained him!!!!

Saulosi
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Saulosi

Barely 3 days you’ve been given something to praise UTM legal team?Do you think chikosa can match the likes of mordecai msiska sc and titus mvalo for real?You must be ashamed of yourself

Maunitsi
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Maunitsi

This is case is strong I do not see where judges could throw out the case here. Mind you the elections results were manipulated by Ansa which Malawians do not want to be governed by a person whom they did not choose that is why Military take control they know the truth even the Police they know truth no matter what the elections will be annulled for a rerun period.

moyenda
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moyenda

UTM’s future not Malawi’s future.

Richard
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Richard

Dr Chikosa is the man of moment… Tikudalira inu.. May the almighty God bless you with long life.

Extra Point
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Extra Point

Martha Khoza one of the useless fanatics of UTM. The case is not over, take time to read the judgment if you can manage, praise worshipping costed UTM a chance to lead the country. The legal team is made up of great men and women not your man. In fact there was not much interview with him ,which gives doubts about your pompous marketing of him. Cases are won not based on one person but the whole process and procedure. We have Misha SC, Mvalo SC etc all doing great job they have been doing for years and winning cases… Read more »

J.J.Moya
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J.J.Moya

Martha Khoza! Are you a Lawyer , UTM sympathizers, praise worshipper did you read the judgement don’t try to confuse the masses with your half baked facts . If you don’t have any clue on the case it’s better to shut up and let people in the know ti analyze the proceedings.