Malawi election case key witness Suleman receives death threat

Death threats have been made against  Daud Suleman the key witness for  second petitioner Lazarus Chakwera (Malawi Congress Party president) in the presidential election results nullification petition at the Constitutional Court in Lilongwe.

Suleman gave details how elections were ‘rigged’ in results management system

Suleman, an information technology (IT) expert who made a simulation of the elections results management system in court, explaining  and  demonstrating how data was allegedly manipulated in the system informed the five-panel judges that he is living dangerously.

He wanted to raise security issues in the court, but Attorney General  Kalekeni Kaphale abruptly objected that he should not say anything after re-examination has been done.

Justice Ivy Kamanga proposed that the issue arising at the private home belonging to Suleman should be discussed in the chamber.

Chakwera’s lead lawyer Modecai Msisha confirmed that the matter was discussed in the chamber and that the Attorney General assured the other parties that government will guarantee protection of witnesses.

He said: “The witness has indeed reported that some unidentified people approached his village [in Thyolo] and delivered some threatening messages. It was on account of him being a witness in court… That is what we discussed.”

Msisha said the AG pledged to use the State machinery to investigate the claim.

At the end of his testimony  on Thursday during friendly-re-examination,  the IT expert exposed that Malawi Electoral Commssion (MEC ) chairperson Jane Ansah announced results when over 4000 results sheets had not been approved.

Suleman demonstrated how data was allegedly manipulated in the MEC system.

The witness told the court that  Ansah, a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, announced final results excluding 4 836 result sheets that had not yet been approved. He added that 3 677 results sheets were yet to be processed by the time of announcement.

Kaphale, who is representing MEC as the second respondent, alongside lawyer Frank Mbeta for first respondent President Peter Mutharika, raised objections to stop Suleman, but were overruled.

In the case,  first petitioner Saulos Chilima (UTM Party president) and second petitioner Chakwera (Chakwera are seeking nullification of the presidential election results in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections and an order for a rerun.

The court earlier projected that it would conclude hearing the case by December 6 and that the judges would deliver their verdict within 45 days from the date.

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Chimulilenji
Chimulilenji
1 year ago

komatu womasulira waku nkhoti wachita kuti zikomo ambuye kuti sulemani wamaliza kuyakha. Anazuzika munthu womasulira uyu.

The Patriot
The Patriot
1 year ago

Again why should this dude be threatened now after testifying in court. Any operative with the intent to assassinate a key witness would have done this prior to the testimony. And why should he be the target as if his witnessing was the killer punch. Its already been squashed even without a counter argument by MEC’s IT experts. Please dont play with people’s minds we tire of this.

Gongoni Wakuda
Gongoni Wakuda
1 year ago
Reply to  The Patriot

mwagwanayo inu a patriot a ku chimbudzi

The Patriot
The Patriot
1 year ago
Reply to  Gongoni Wakuda

A mzanga ndalakwanjinso nanga? Ka comment kabwinobwino, chondinenera chonchi chikhale chaani? Eeeee. Pepani a Wakuda ngati ndalasa mtima wanu.

Philosopher
Philosopher
1 year ago
Reply to  The Patriot

Kkkkk kkkkk. Koma abaleeeee!

Pewani
Pewani
1 year ago
Reply to  The Patriot

kkkkkkk koma zafikapo. Chezani bwino abale.

Mwe'ene
Mwe'ene
1 year ago
Reply to  The Patriot

Inu kupepesa choncho chifukwa chani, apa, pamene mwanena zanzeru?
@The Patriot ndi woputsa nthawi zonse pa net apa.

wakalekale
1 year ago

koditu mukangoyelekeza kumupha muona zosaona.
you think malawi belongs to you and you can steal election votes without being punished?
kudali azanu they did alot of good things for Malawi but when it was time to go they did so peacefully and they are respected up to now.
Ndiye inu manja ngati ziphaphiko muziti ine sindingalore kuchoka?

Markom X
Markom X
1 year ago

buying smpathy idiot

Koka
Koka
1 year ago
Reply to  Markom X

This dunderhead who fooled MCP in 2014 thinks he is a man of substance?

Lux Tikitira
Lux Tikitira
1 year ago

DPP full of killers. Eeeh, Mulungu akuwona muzafa imfa yowawa nonse ma Cadet

ICT EXPERT
ICT EXPERT
1 year ago

IS THIS NOT ANOTHER SYMPATHY SEEKING PLOY???? I THINK IF CHAKWERA HAS PRIVATE BODY GUARDS, HE TOO SHOULD HAVE FROM THE PARTY!!!! LETS NOT TRY TO BUY JUDGES SYMPATHY HERE!!!! I FEEL THIS IS A PSYCHOLOGICAL GAME TO DISTRACT THE JUDGES ATTENTION!!!!! JANE ANSAH, ALFANDIKA ARE ON THREAT AND THE POLICEMAN IN LILONGWE TOO, UP TO AN EXTENT THAT SOME WERE KILLED BY MCP THUGS!!!! LETS NOT BE ONE SIDED HERE GENTLEMEN!!!!

LOHMWE
LOHMWE
1 year ago

MUKUFUNA KUNGOTHAWA RESPONSIBILITY YA MWANA MUNABELEKA NDI TIZGO UJA . BWANA MUZIMUTHANDIZA MWANA

mpilu
mpilu
1 year ago

death [email protected]!! mwati? tangoezani muoneeeee

Nyaphapi Two
1 year ago

I am going to change my name yo Nyaphapi One.

Chittanooga
Chittanooga
1 year ago

The witness should immediately leave the country and stay elswhere until such time the political environment has normalised. For now its not conducive for him. The death threats should be taken seriously. Ask Salman Rushdie author of the “Satanic Verses”.

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