Malawi election case adjourns for judges to attend parliament on budget presentation

Hearing of the landmark presidential election result challenge case was on Monday adjourned after a half-day proceedings as the panel of five judges and some lawyers are set to attend the budget meeting opening at Parliament building in Lilongwe.

Judges attending opening of Budget session of Parliament as Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Joseph Mwanamvekha presents his maiden fiscal plan

Lead judge Healey Potani adjourned the case after making compliments to the new furniture which the Judiciary has bought for the court.

A new air conditioner is also cooling down high tempers in the politically highly charged case in which the opposition UTM and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) are seeking a rerun of the poll citing irregularities and vote result manipulation in favour of President Peter Mutharika.

Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale commended the Judiciary for the new set of furniture and asked the Judiciary to buy new sets of furniture in all courts which have tattered chairs and tables.

The case resumes Tuesday morning.

The budget meeting is the second one in the 48th Session of Parliament inaugurated in June this year with a presentation of a four-month provisional budget.

According to a statement from Parliament, after the Finance Minister’s budget presentation today, the House will break into cluster committees for 10 days to allow members to scrutinise the budget allocations.

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BENEFICIARY OF KOTA SYSTEM
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BENEFICIARY OF KOTA SYSTEM

Justice delayed and denied again for Malawians . The court outcome is predictable now and this is just another waste of taxpayers money .

chataika
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chataika

no it is not remain calm since u said mec betrayed u and that courts only are ur hope our hope as such lets all wait for the outcome

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

pzongodzidzimukila kutulo.simumaziwa to call court case adjourned.?? nde tikudodwedwatu

C Banda
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C Banda

Do judges really HAVE to attend the opening of Parliament? What useful function do they perform?

In the photo, one judge in the front row appears to be deeply asleep. Hoo Hee?

chataika
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chataika

100% Yes they had to because judiciary is one arm of govt so my friend sometimes it is good to learn from others if you are not knowledgeable on some issues

MASO ENA
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MASO ENA

NO STADIUMS