High Court reprimands DPP lawyers over forged documents

The Malawi High Court, sitting as a Constitutional Court in the commercial city of Blantyre, hearing the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)’s court-sanctioned Fresh Presidential Elections case that led to President Lazarus Chakwera ascendancy to power, has reprimanded the erstwhile ruling party, DPP legal representatives for presenting defective documents before the court.

According to the High Court, some of the faulty documents including the case check list, have on with Charles Mhango as lawyer but bear his brother, Burton Mhango’s signature.

Charles Mhango: faulted for providing irregular documents to court

The Judge leading the case, Justice Sylvester Kalembera admonished the DPP lawyers for irregularities saying that this should never have happened, looking at Charles Mhango’s stature in the legal fraternity.

Charles Mhango is an experienced legal counsel and a former Attorney General in the ousted Peter Mutharika led DPP government.

The newly appointed Attorney General Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda prayed to the the court not to accept the faulty documents, saying forgery is a criminal matter.

The court has, however, ruled that the irregularity can be cured and the matter should proceed.

Earlier in the day, the claimant applied to amend their application and the court granted their prayer.

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The Observer
1 month ago

DPP wasting time apa.

mtete
mtete
1 month ago

Forged documents even before the case starts? Typical of a thieving party!

mathapelo dhlamini
1 month ago

kuzolowela chisawawa ndi kuphothyola anyamata a diphiphi!

Dowa boy
1 month ago

Zilioko

Central
Central
1 month ago

The Malawi constitution directs that complaints of this nature be registered with the courts at least 7 days after the elections!! Should we assume the DPP councils are NOT aware of this? Have they forgotten that Jessie Kabwira and team went to court late last year and their case was dismissed right away? This is waste of time and resources!! Somebody is merely busy reminding the nation (us all) that he is still around!!

mogasa
mogasa
1 month ago
Reply to  Central

ndiwe wopeperadi.

Phyot Olera Kun Yini
1 month ago

These tumbuka lawyers will not help DPP. Angofuna kudya ndalama basi.

Apongozi Shoni Kampondaynee

Teething problems only but the DPP will surely win this case. It is about law, nothing else. Osakwiya mayufi eti………

Kamchiputu
1 month ago

Uyu akumati Thabo Chakaka Nyirenda nayenso ndi wofoira. Imeneyi ikhale nkhani yoti mpaka mulandu ulephereke? Bwinotu bwino.

Abale
1 month ago

The case is bigger than the signature.

Jahsoldier
Jahsoldier
1 month ago
Reply to  Abale

True. But bwana these lawyers should not be making std 1 errors. Not for the amount of money they charge. It could have been costly.

Nepotism
1 month ago
Reply to  Abale

Kkkkkk waste of money dpp can’t win this case

Chekweche Ngozo
1 month ago
Reply to  Abale

Boma lolanda silingakhalitse,

Luther
Luther
1 month ago

Inu, olo atati chisankho chichitike sikuti a DPP pali chiyembekezo tikangotengera 50+1 ija.

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