I’m not God to know everything – Chakwera

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera  defended himself why he did not know some things in his petition case  for the May 21 presidential elections , saying it is only God who knows everything.

Chakwera, the second petitioner in the historic elections case, is asking the court to nullify the May 21 2019 presidential election and order a re-run.

Chakwera, giving testimony under cross-examination, was pinned by  ttorney General (AG) Kelekeni Kaphale, who is representing the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), on why as a leader of the major party he did not know some things in his own petition.

The Attorney General dismissed Chakwera as a witness lacking knowledge of both the law, the contents of his own petition and election process.

But Chakwera, a former church cleric, said in his phoney American accent: “It is only God who knows everything. I am not God to know everything.”

On several occasions Chakwera said his witnesses will “demonstrate” to court the alleged irregularities.

Nonetheless, Chakwera outlined  his main arguments on the various contentious issues under dispute, telling the court that he is challenging the validity of the results based on the use of 176 tally sheets which had correction fluid (Tippex) on it, the use of 70 duplicate sheets instead of originals and some 634 manually altered tally sheets.

This, Chakwera told the court, constituted some one million of the votes officially tallied and occurred in 78 out of 193 constituencies across the country.

The MCP president argued that such an occurrence could not be ignored as a coincidence or legitimate forced errors, saying these actions constituted irregularities contrary to both the law and processes of the law as announced to the parties by the electoral body, but also in its published manuals.

Chakwera , alongside UTM presidential candidate Saulos Chilima, is disputing the narrow re-election of incumbent President and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Peter Mutharika, at the Constitutional Court.

So far Chakwera has faced set-backs as the court  could not  allow him to insert documents which were inadvertently omitted in the sworn statements of Peter Lackson, Daud Suleman, Anthony Bendulo and legislator Eisenhower Mkaka.

The five-judge panel, through Justice Mike Tembo, rejected the application by his lawyer, agreeing with lawyers representing President Peter Mutharika and Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) that it would mean bringing new evidence.

The case has since been adjourned to September 30, when it will resume for another three weeks—to October 18.

When it resumes on September 30, lawyers for Mutharika will start cross-examining Chakwera, before other MCP witnesses step in the witness stand.

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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

Chakwera wamuphinza Kaphale amene amdziyetsa dolo.

Ochewa Dala
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Ochewa Dala

First, he said there was no FRAUD but IRREGULARITIES. Second, he indicated not having knowledge of his own 14 page petition. And Going by the court proceedings Chakwera has no case. It’s a shame to our MCP camp, honestly am disappointed. Can we strategize who should be our next candidate uyu atitayisa nthawi. He failed to manage a church, has failed to mange a party (so many break aways) can he manage a country????🤷🏼‍♂️

Febe
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Febe

Well managed church ever during his term of office. OSANYOZA!!!!

kamtambo
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kamtambo

Chimbuzi cha munthu chakwera umafuna uziasokoneza anthu osazindikira Malawi muno ziyankha zanzeru osati za mamina zakozo uzipanga ndi chinkazako mbuzi iwe.

Maunits
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Maunits

You do not know that rigging will be demonstrated in court. Rigging was done in figures and these figures will be displayed in courts to shame Jane Madando and Mr Muthalika wowoladzanja uja. Do not think this small Kaphale kapena kuti Tiphale tsopano apologized four times before the court because of loss of direction. He has completely lost direction and this case is won already.

Godfearing Person
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Godfearing Person

Social media judges.

jonas
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jonas

Join the discussion…zapa whattsap osat ku khoti

Mapwiya
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Mapwiya

Zatani lero kuti musadziwe chilichonse bwana???? Paja inutu ndiwanzeru kuposa aliyense mwaiwala???? Munthu wankulu akumva kuzizila nthawi yadzuwa KKKKKKKKKKKK zavuta.

Hatton
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Hatton

Kadzanja, thank you for reminding Malawians that they once fought for multipartyism but you forgot to tell Malawians the party they were fighting against to have the multipartyism.

braveheart
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..shame gule Chakwera..ma witness aliponso apeleke umboni oposa wako?mmayesa witness wamkulu ndiwe? gule bwanji? Chibwano chometera ma lezala ngati chimenecho ungakhale president wakuti?ku Lilongwe? Mulungu ndiye akuziwa zonse za affidavit yako?analemba ndani?umati ukhesa mwazi lero akupanga protect kuti usayankhe mu court kuwopa chani?sunanena paja? Ndiwe mbava iwe!

Ntambo: Ndilibe nanu mawu
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Yona, though shall not mention the name in vain. He is the same one you run away from and are now bringing Him in vain with your vanity fake accent….are you not ashamed? This court case is about one greedy fake accent ex-reverend Nyolonyo Yona Lazarus Chakwera and his new found equally greedy buddy Arafat. Nothing to do with name you mention in vain.

Likhowa
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Likhowa

APM stupid fool of rigging, professor who can communicate. Adanyanya kuthawila ku America Bingu atamulangiza ngati minister of education stupid professor.. akuyenda chozemba mu Lilongwe akuthawa .

SOME OLD PEOPLE ARE STUPID, BECAUSE WHEN THEY WERE YOUNG THEY WERE STUPID. HE IS LUCKY HE HAD CHANCE TO BE IN USA BY THE HELP OF ROMAN CATHOLIC, WHEN HE CLAIMED ASYLUM.

Stupid samaliza chaka uyu..wait akuyenda mmbali..Akumana ndi ma dolo mu central or north anvetsa.

jonas
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jonas

Join the discussion…you are so stupid tha you don’t know that you are stupid

Chukambiri
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Chukambiri

Dr. Chakwera , please don’t metion the name of God here, He can not answer questions on your behave because you abandoned the pulpit for politics. Go back to the pulpit so that you can start baptizing the children of God. Mulungu akuti munda wakula antchito ndiopelewera. Mukutchula dzina la Mulungu yemwe munamuthawa uja lero chifukwa zayamba kukuvutani. Ndinu m’busa waboza bwana. Lapani nthawi yatha iyi.