Kaphale, Gwalidi tussle in court over irregularities in Malawi electoral case

The Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale standing in as counsel for the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) in the ongoing presidential elections case on Thursday morning tussled with UTM’s second witness Mirriam Gwalidi over claims of irregularities during the vote counting and results tabulation at stream and polling center level.

Miriam Gwalidi has been steadfast in her testimony

According to Gwalidi’s sworn statement, there were vast irregularities at Ndirande and Blantyre secondary school ranging from monitors being denied complaints letters, access to both results and tally sheets and alterations of results.

At Blantyre Secondary School Tally Center, Gwalidi told a panel of five judges that she found a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) official changing or altering results around 8pm of May 21 2019  without the presence of UTM monitors.

Asked by Kaphale whether there is any sworn statement by any monitor at stream level complaining about the malpractice, Gwalidi indicated that there is none.

She, however, told the court of one sworn statement by Chifundo Bonongwe, who was a monitor at a poling station at Ndirande Hall, which indicates that MEC officials were announcing results without monitors participation in results counting and they were denied access to the tally sheets.

In agreement with Kaphale, Gwalidi told the court that there was no one complaining at the stream level.

During further cross examination, it was established that there was lack of communication between Gwaladi as a roving monitor and the monitors at the stream level.

The judges reminded Kaphale several times against asking questions with obvious answers as well as asking on issues which were not in dispute as one way of making progress on the matter

Earlier on, the court had an hour long break to enable the petitioner’s lawyers to amend Gwalidi’s statement by rearranging some pages.

When the court reconvened, UTM counsel Bright Theu told the court that after discussions with the respondents lawyers, they found new narrative paragraphs which they agreed to remove, reducing the statement from seven pages to three.

Gwalidi was the UTM monitor at the main tally center in Blantyre as well as a roving monitor for the party during the elections

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TOSH
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GWALIDI HAS TO STAYED SAFELY BKOZ THESE STUPID CADETS CAN RUIN HER LIFE

BIG P
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BIG P

Bwana Kaphale sopano kuzayesesa kumusiya mwana nzimayi mawu nkamwa kkkkkkkkk koma nkuzakanika ma cadets mutikonza?? Ine phee!!kudikira ma response anu

Hate it or take it but it's a fact
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Mzimayi kuzayimanji mpaka Kaphale kufuna madzi. Tiye nawoni Gwalidi asaone ngati chacha iye . Kaphale wayamba kale kugwa nayo ngati zaku Mangochi lero.

Stanley Mdala
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Stanley Mdala

This guy called minister Ben Phiri is a joke. He was a cholaboy for Mutharika and now minister in this rubbish government just shows the low standards of people running this wicked nation of Malawi. He brought a doctorate degrees,he calls himself doctor just wife of Mutharika calling herself Dr Getrude Mutharika. For what reasons these people being called a honorary doctor is the highest esteem they carry as person

What a disgrace!

Jakison Laanje
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Jakison Laanje

I agree bwana. Tilamulidwa ndi mbuzi

FOOLISH ANSWERS ARE ANSWERS 2
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THIS GWALUDI GIRL IS A GENIUS — SHE MADE KAPHALE SWEAT LIKE NOBODY’S BUSINESS

DRAKE
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DRAKE

The Lady flopped big time, She was not able to defend what ever she alleges to have happened. AS a Monitor, she was supposed to know the rules of the game, Reporting and recording complaints. Unfortunately she was not able to do that.

Ankolo
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She is useless full of makani but failing to defend her case

Mr Malawi 1
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Mr Malawi 1

Following with interest….

POOR MAN FEEL IT
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KOMA IZIMAYI UYU ANENA ZAMBILI ZOMWE ANTHU SAKUZIDZIWA SURE EEEEEEE KOMA ZINALI CHONCHO AYI NDEKUTUDI ZITHU SIZIZNYENDE BWINO

staga
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staga

iweyoooo mirri ukuona zokusunga zimenezoooo wachepa

NYAPAPI
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NYAPAPI

ACHITSIRU INU KWABASI MUMAFUNAWOPE CHANI

Ankolo
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Mirriam wanamizidwa uyu. Kaphale is tackling points. All you have is mwano which is adding no value to your case. Anyamata a UTM angofuna akuchinde basis. Zitaye please!!!