Lawyer Mbeta puts Chakwera’s witness on spot over credentials: IT expert Bendulo has no qualification

President Peter Mutharika’s lawyer Frank Mbeta on Thursday in the petition case to nullify presidential elections results for the May 21 Tripartite Elections as filed by UTM Party president Saulos Chilima (first petitioner) and Malawi Congress Party president Lazarus Chakwera (second petitioner), pressed Chakwera’s fourth witness Anthony Bendulo to state his qualifications as an ICT expert which he said he has none.

Mbeta: Bendulo has no IT training from recognised institution

Bendulo has been in the witness box for a second day after he was first cross-examined by Attorney General (AG) Kalekeni Kaphale representing the second respondent Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) and had been narrating how the elections were manipulated through use of Tippex, other manual alterations and duplicate or fake result sheets.

On Thursday morning, Mbeta asked Bendulo to state his qualifications to ascertain his credentials as an ICT expert.

“I have international experience and international skills,” said Bendulo in response to a question from Mbeta on what are his qualifications.

He added: “My knowledge is beyond that [qualifications.]”

Mbeta further quizzed Bendulo: “Who qualifies you as an ICT expert?”

The witness said he does not have any qualification in IT.

President Mutharika’s lawyer asked Chakwera’s fourth witness if he has any certificate, diplomat, and degree in ICT.

Bendulo said he had no qualification.

“But you call yourself as ICT analyst?” asked Mbeta as Bendulo responded “yes.”

Bendulo told the court that he has taught in many countries in Africa on IT, saying he has experience and expertise in the IT field and has no interest to attain formal qualification.

But Mbeta noted that Bendulo has no training from recognised institution.

“Everybody am sure has gotten the point here,” said Mbeta.

He asked Bendulo again if he has any classroom qualifications, which he said “no.”

Chilima and Chakwera want the presidential elections results nullified and order a re-run.

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Mickliss Samuel
1 year ago

The guy is political expert too. Because he answered politically and his answers are the ones making him to be qualified. Otherwise, Mbeta would himself know his qualifications without asking further questions.

Joloza
1 year ago

Let’s call a spade a spade here. This guy has no qualifications period. He is not a credible IT expert. Which institution can hire someone without credentials? He was teaching in bogus colleges. He was teaching computer basics.

John Chibisa
1 year ago
Reply to  Joloza

Lero wakuwuzanitu!!! Munamvera how deep an IT specialist he is???

Guarantor
Guarantor
1 year ago
Reply to  John Chibisa

Musatichititse manyazi apa which IT are you talking about? Specialist? Zankutuuuu.

Ikraam
Ikraam
1 year ago
Reply to  Joloza

Kkkkk that’s where we all got wrong.. U can have all those formal qualifications but not an expert in a certain field..I have a friend who dies not have those formal qualifications but he is an expert in IT and has been hired by lectures at certain government college to do their job they can not accomplish.. Am telling you the guy is an expert as Bendulo is..

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
1 year ago

Even Bill Gates does not have formal qualifications, but introduced all window based systems which professors follow.

Chilaz
Chilaz
1 year ago

not in court my friend…lol. evidence and facts are needed

Thats Me
Thats Me
1 year ago
Reply to  Chilaz

Lol,,,so in ur myopic thnking, evidence and facts are obtained in a classroom? Do you have any formal education boss?

Nyau
Nyau
1 year ago
Reply to  Thats Me

Hahahaha kumalankhulana bwino kkkkk

Nabetha
Nabetha
1 year ago

As this young man Bendulo was giving his quick CV, I could see a gifted and hard working person who earns a clean income as compared to some lawyers who are best at robbing amwenye in town. My boy Bendulo, I pray that our God guides you at all times – for your good and for the good of your country Malawi. By the way, I hear Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were college dropouts!

oMachemba
oMachemba
1 year ago
Reply to  Nabetha

Comparison with Gates or Jobs exhibits a grave ignorance.
Simple as that.

Ikraam
Ikraam
1 year ago
Reply to  oMachemba

Your opinion..sometimes we degrade ourselves.. We can reach where we want if we think positively and stop degrading ourselves..

Thats Me
Thats Me
1 year ago

Kumalawi kuno ndife amphawi that is why timawona ngati kuti computer umaphunzira ku school. Majority of dangerous hackers do not have any official qualification. Mbeta has a mere honours degree and majority of these guys copy each other cases. To have a person with a mere honours degree on radio sounding like he has higher qualification is shameful.
He is also very corrupt and once we get rid of this corrupt regime he will face his day in court.

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
1 year ago

I DOUBT MBETA’S QUALIFICATIONS AS A LEGAL EXPERT!! PAJA NDI NEPHEW WA GETRUDE ETI?

Msambanjati
Msambanjati
1 year ago
Reply to  MASO ENA

tikamati kota ndi yautsiru Ena nkumaletsa siizi za a Shek Farook Mbeta

Iantana
Iantana
1 year ago

Nde mwati papers alije munthu uyu? Expert evidence versus reliance

Nabetha
Nabetha
1 year ago

This Attorney Bendulo has worked in 11 countries teaching IT, now you should ask yourself how did he manage to get all those jobs. He is too clever and smart. He never came to court to talk about his educational background. The era of formal qualifications is fading away and people now are moving with time. Have you ever heard of 4th industrial revolution? Classroom education will shortly be a thing of the past. You can still drive a car even if you don’t have a licence. Look now, he managed to teach in more than 10 countries but without… Read more »

Thats Me
Thats Me
1 year ago
Reply to  Nabetha

Mwana wanga ali 2 years old koma amadziwa kugwiritsa ntchito computer pamene ine tate wake only started using a computer nditapita ku college. Umphawi ndi umene umachititsa zonsezi ndiye thinking ya Mbeta is crowded by umphawi mentality.

SUPPORTER
SUPPORTER
1 year ago

Mbeta kodi kufunsa maphunzilo ndi kufufuza za umboni wobela masankho zikungwirizana? Iwe Mbeta dziwa kuti ukutaya nthawi dala kuti mbuyanuyo abakhalabe pa mpando wachinyengowo. Tsiku ndi limodzi mumfune musafune wina ausiya mpando umenewu. Phunzilani kusunga nthawi pomafunsa mafunso a zisankho osati mafunso opepelawo FEEEEEEEEEEE..

thanthat
1 year ago

ilike how bendulo is handling this case.

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