Malawi presidential election judgment delivery on course

The Constitutional Court lead judge in the election case Healey Potani is currently delivering the much awaited judgment in Lilongwe as state security organs have mounted high security in and around the court premises.

UTM Party president Saulos Chilima and his wife arrives at court.-Photo by Lisa Kadango, Mana
MCP presidential hopeful Chakwera at court on judgement day. -Photo by Lisa Kadango, Mana

He said the judgement is a very long one with 500 pages, 14 Font Size on Times New Roman font style.

Potani, who said the court has analysed the importance of the case to the nation and legality of the petitions, said the whole final judgement document will be made available and shared Tuesday by 4pm.

The first and second petitioners Saulos Chilima and Lazarus Chakwera respectively wer in the court along with their senior party officials.

The first respondent in the case President Peter Mutharika is not in the court room but his presidential aide, who is also the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey and other DPP officials  came to the court room.

Potani says among the constitutional questions in court are: Whether the 2nd respondent (Malawi Electoral Commission) breached its duty in line of the section 100 & 77 of the constitution,

Whether the MEC infringed on the petitioners’ political rights under section 40 of the Constitution.He says the three Constitutional questions are central to the determination of the case.

At the time of posting this online, Potani was done with introduction and now dealing with the key issues in court.

The judgment is live on national broadcaster MBC, private stations including Times, Zodiak, and MIJ radios.

The streets in the Capital City have been deserted in anticipation of violence soon after the ruling is delivered.

People in Lilongwe were told to follow the judgment delivery through the local radio channels.

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Jones Mlozi
Jones Mlozi
1 year ago

Koma ndiye zikhala bwanji pamenepa, (1)a chakwela mudzatsogolela amalawi bwino, (2)nanga ndichani mutazapange chachilendo Chimene chidzapitilire kukometsa mbiliyanu yabwino kaleyi (3) bwino Pena kumangokhala kudzaononga end of your book lomwe linali rabwino kale. God bless Malawi. Glass is green other said.

Adam Clement
Adam Clement
1 year ago

,,chako mchako.

Chris Chelewani
Chris Chelewani
1 year ago

May God Almighty guide our heart and make us to be calm and patience in our waiting time
May God save and bless Malawi

Fiji
Fiji
1 year ago

Ndagula makombola, zikatha tiphulise

John Munthalika
1 year ago

Money talks

Kapado Chimulirenji
1 year ago

APM cannot be in court, he is avoiding the likely embarrassment. Today is the day Mchacha will shade tears.

Nsikidzi
Nsikidzi
1 year ago

Following the court proceedings keenly. Mlanduwu has a very clear ending.
We are voting again.

Aphiri
Aphiri
1 year ago
Reply to  Nsikidzi

you can say that again

Zeze
Zeze
1 year ago

Zeze, chigamulo chomwechi mpaka kutenga madam? Kikikikiki. For 61 days you went alone lero mwati mupite ndi mai akunyumba ayayayaya

Nyadan Tsamba
Nyadan Tsamba
1 year ago
Reply to  Zeze

Why not kkk

Ibu
Ibu
1 year ago
Reply to  Zeze

Ulendo uno tiziwone ndizatose sure

Mwapwiya
Mwapwiya
1 year ago
Reply to  Zeze

Why not if you have one? Are there rules that restrict one taking a spouse? Loser iwe. This country belongs to all of us, not a special section of society.

Hon. Nyaphapi One
1 year ago

I am near a bottlestore ready with my castel beer. Come join me to stop the idiots making an appeal to the supreme court!

#NextPresident
1 year ago

APM not in attendance, interesting times

Chikafu
Chikafu
1 year ago
Reply to  #NextPresident

Inu simmazitsata inu, khalani chete! If I have a case to answer Ku court, and I have a lawyer, am free to go or not!
Lawyer athana nazo, andiuza! Nthawi yonse ya hearing ija APM analiko! Kodi paja munalekeza standard chani inu!

Alvinasznee
Alvinasznee
1 year ago
Reply to  Chikafu

Am ready with my wife to make love as much as we can . For the replacement of Young’s who gonna die today

Julius
1 year ago
Reply to  Alvinasznee

Zazalu

Flamingo
Flamingo
1 year ago
Reply to  #NextPresident

Has he ever been there

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