Kaphale whinges Chakwera ‘overly protected’ unlike Chilima: Court forces AG to withdraw remark

Attorney General (AG) Kalekeni Kaphale, told the Constitutional Court in Lilongwe that Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera,  the second petitioner in the historic presidential elections nullification petition case, was  being “overly protecting” him from the gruelling cross examination.

Kaphale starts cross-examination of MCP presidential hopeful Chakwera

Kaphale, in his capacity as government’s chief legal adviser, is representing Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) – the second respondent – has also accused lawyers of the country’s immediate past vice-president Saulos Chilima, the first petitioner of similar over protecting of their witness.

But on Thursday, Kaphale said unlike Chilima, the MCP leader was overly protected.

“There is too much over protection of this witness unlike Honourable Chilima,” said Kaphale.

He was also unhappy that the court could not allow him to cross-examine Chakwera for seven days as it only limited him to one day.

But the five-judge panel asked Kaphake to withdraw his statement that Chakwera was being overly protected.

“All that I said in that paragraph is withdrawn,” Kaphale obliged.

In his cross-examination, Kaphale asked Chakwera why his petition had no support of any monitor in the May elections.

Chakwera, who wants nullification of the May 21 2019 presidential election and an order for a rerun, said they were being represented by those who have sworn- statements to be witnesses and will outline their case.

The MCP president said he was seeking “justice” in court for the elections which were marred with irregularities, saying the issues he has brought to court are not  figment f his imagination but about real issues which occurred on the ground.

Chakwera and Chilima claim that the elections were marred with irregularities and fraud. Mutharika is a respondent to the case alongside MEC.

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medson mhango
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medson mhango

Join the discussion…Mr Kaphale talks straight , what I don’t understand is why lawyers for MCP over protecting Mr Lazarus Chakwera? he is just ordinary man and is our key witnes, Mr chakwera must not doggy , attorney general must cross examin him so that Malawian must understand really what happened with the results,Mr chakwera accepted that their was no fraud but some irregularities.

HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
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HRLGBT/LGBTIQ

Kusala,kusalako kusalila andale ogwadila Satanawa

mtete
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mtete

Chakwera weakling? Never. The man is too smart for APM who, as we all know now, has this venomous hatred MCP and it’s leader. Talking of over protection, Kaphale is definitely overprotecting APM, maybe for a reason we don’t know.

Nzika
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Nzika

Ngati kuli anthu omwe adzalandire chilango ndi ma lawyer, chifukwa amayesetsa kuikira kumbuyo ndi kuteteza munthu wolakwa ngakhale akudziwa kuti analakwadi.

TOSH
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WE ARE FASTING AND PRAYING FOR CHAKWERA

Ndatopa Ine
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Ndatopa Ine

I am bemused at the claims by Kaphale that Chakwera is being overprotected, I thought lawyers go to court to protect/ defend their clients? If Chakwera is being overprotected as you assert it only shows his lawyers are being effective at their game. Instead of whining Kaphale should come up with reasonable facts arguing against the so called overprotection of Chakwera. Mmesa ndinu a lawyer. Facts not whining is what judges want to hear in court. Aaahh, mwatani kodi?

Charie
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Charie

Chakwera palibe chomwe ungaphulepo mafuso omwe amakusawo akungokozekera judgement yako osati kut ungawine mulandu.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Kaphale is telling us to accept tippex results just because tippex was used in Chakwera’s constituency

Apao Kugola
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Apao Kugola

Vuto ma lawyer a ku Malawi amangodziwa kufunsa funso la YES or NO answer basi. When one styarts explaining the lawyers get thrown into panic. Kaphale wapenga kale zikatero. Afterall based on the grounds, Chilima and team already managed to establish grounds for a re-run. Unless ma judge enawo alandire chibanzi. A Kaphale Distinction ya MA ija koma kufunsa mafunso ngati wophunzira kumene za uloya? Shaa, komadi mkalasi timayendera kuloweza eti/

Alfred Minjo
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Alfred Minjo

Kodi chilichonse mabanzi? Inu mukufuna zikhale mbali yano basi? Mwaupondatu.. Ignorance ndiye yakula. I thought mumafuna milandu ipite Ku khothi? Mwanyatu mwakumana nawo maloya odziwa ntchito yawo.

Amaluwa
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Inu mwanama kupatula kuti ndinu otsatira chakwera, chakwera akunyika yekha.

Nyaube
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Nyaube

Musayambe kulira Mr Kaphale it’s too early wait my bro