Malawi ballot boxes ‘tampered with’, inspection at MEC warehouse shows

The recount in a number of constituencies in Chikwawa and Nsanje districts  is futile because ballot boxes have been tampered with after they were  supposedly sealed on the polling day, May 21 2019, the inspection exercise of the polling materials for parliamentary elections has revealed.

Instead of finding ballot papers, results sheets, tally sheets, counter foils, log books and voter registers, the material in the ballot boxes were containing reflecgtors, banners and other irrelevant materials

Loose ballot box seals were noted by officials conducting the inspection exercise of the polling materials at Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) warehouse.

The officials wanted to get ballot papers, results sheets, tally sheets, counter foils, log books and voter registers in the ballot boxes for the use of court cases  in constituencies whose results are being challenged in court.

However, the officials found boxes filled with reflectors, banners and other irrelevant documents  which pointed to the fact that a number of ballot boxes had been tampered with, rendering the entire exercise of recounting the contested ballots a futile one.

The material were needed inf a case in which three Malawi Congress Party shadow members of Parliament (MPs) in Chikwawa and Nsanje districts are challenging results of the May 21 parliamentary elections.

MCP members Kafandikhale Mandevana of Nsanje Central, Enoch Chizuzu (Nsanje North) and Foster Thipiwa (Chikwawa East) are challenging results of the parliamentary elections.

High Court in Blantyre ordered that the electoral commission should produce all the documents it used in the elections in the three constituencies and that the case should return to court on July 29 2019, the “original tally sheets have not been disclosed and are not in custody of MEC.”

MEC declared  Francis Kasaila, Minister of Foreign  Affairs (Democratic Progressive Party –DPP) winner of Nsanje North, Esther Mcheka-Chilenje (DPP)for Nsanje North and Sam Khumbanyiwa  (UDF) for Chikwawa East.

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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

MEC credibility is lost for goods

wizyd
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wizyd

Malawi parliament should consider making swift electoral reforms, and even adopt 50+1, to avoid an imminent civil war.

Chopi
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The worst thing now is to allow such no sense to continue. Without Court ruling and demonstrations against DPP, there shall be no party that will win an election through the ballot.

DPP is full of crocks!

Innoxy Charles
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Innoxy Charles

Kuululika pang’ono ndi pang’ono tsopano,Tiziona.

mtete
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mtete

RERUN, RERUN.What more evidence of rigging do you want? Kusewera ndi Chauta eti?

mwana mlomwe
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mwana mlomwe

Ine ndikuonatu mwachidwi any judgement in favour of DPP I can declare civil war in this country. let our votes lead us not Jane Ansah and Tipex muzafa imfa yowawa mayi Jane muliko.eeee mpakana apa koma ndiye mwayalukatu koma ndikanakonda alufandika anakayankhapo za nkhani iyi atolankhani takapengeni press conference ndi MEC officials ayankhulepo kuti ma reflector, ma banners akufuna chani mu ballot box

China
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China

With all this overwhelming evidence we need another election.And indeed with dignity Ansah must resign.A Malawi akutitola our heroes Mtambo,Trapence,Chilima and Chakwera tisatope.Not this time around

TOSH
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YEHOVA NDI WANKULU AMAVUMBULUTSA ZINSINSI ZOBISIKA LA 40 LA KWANA YEHOVA WAFUNA MEC YAKUBA KUYIPANGA EXPOSE

kakacweniweni
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kakacweniweni

What more evidence do we need??? and what are we waiting for???

Malawians the mec mess is exposed

Chiswa B
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Chiswa B

YEHOVA MATIKI

NORTHERN MALAWI FOR FEDERALISM
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PETER HITLER MUTHARIKA CLAIM HIS PARTY HAS WON “SQUARE AND FAIR” IN THE ELECTIONS. WHICH SQUARE? DO YOU MEAN SQUARE OF THIEVERY? THE COURT DEMANDED THE MEC TO PRODUCE VOTERS REGISTRATION, ORIGINAL SHEETS OF THE VOTING CENTRES WHERE ALL AGENTS OF POLITICAL PARTIES SIGNED TO SAY THE COUNTING WAS CORRECT. THESE THINGS ARE SUDDENLY MISSING. WHY? THERE IS A SMOKING GUN. CAN YOU BELIEVE IN MALAWI ELECTORAL COMMISSION? JANE ASNAH ANNOUNCED THE RESULTS AND IMMEDIATELY DESTROYED THE EVIDENCE. THIS WAS PLANNED BY PETER HITLER MUTHARIKA AND ASNAH WHAT NEEDED TO BE DONE BECAUSE HE KNEW HIS PARTY WAS GOING TO… Read more »

Gomorrah
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Gomorrah

We should not even be talking of Fedralism but in essense sesssion of each region into a different state. Let Munthalika rule the southern region and his Alomwes, cousins to Yaos

wakalekale
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what else do you expect from a gulukunyinda awa?
mfiti zotamba masana izi.
God should punish you.