Malawi presidential elections case verdict set for year end

The verdict of the historic elections petition case at the Constitutional Court in Lilongwe may be delivered  by the end of the year, Judiciary spokesperson Agnes Patemba  has said.

Patemba: Electoral justice set for December

In the case,  opposition parties UTM and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) are disputing the victory of President Peter Mutharika of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Patemba, who is Registrar of the High Court of Malawi and Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, said based on the active case management by the five-judge panel comprising Healey Potani, Mike Tembo, Dingiswayo Madise, Ivy Kamanga and Redson Kapindu  together with legal team for both petitioners and respondents, the case  may be concluded  by November or December.

“We are hoping  – all things being equal , if there will be no disturbances – that we should be done with this case [by November or December],” said Patemba.

She maintains that  after all witnesses are heard and submissions are made, and case is closed, the court must, as per set rules, deliver its judgement within 45 days.

UTM Party president Saulos Chilima and his counterpart, MCP’s Lazarus Chakwera, want results of the Tripartite Elections nullified on allegations that MEC mismanaged them and unduly announced Mutharika as winner.

They are seeking a rerun of the presidential polls.

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CRIMINAL MINDED
CRIMINAL MINDED
11 months ago

WE ARE NOT HERE TO BE PART OF IT WE ARE HERE TO TAKE OVER SO PLEASE FOR EVERY BODY WHO THINK ABOUT FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE NATIONAL UNITS FOR GET ABOUT IT WE CAN’T BE PART OF THE CROOKS WHO ARE DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY IN THE NAME OF LEADERS​

comrade
comrade
11 months ago

i can see government of national unity, chakwera being the second president and his three top officials given position and also chilima’s top three officials given positions in government. mark my words

Justice Anastasia
Justice Anastasia
11 months ago

Matemba stupid who has asked you. Just finish it this month end.

Nyondo
11 months ago

In Kenya it took only two weeks . All this is delaying tactics they think people will get tiered

Achiswe'.'
11 months ago

Why has it to take so long (7 months) to reach a verdict? Either the court has evidence of malpractice or it doesn’t. The country desperately needs a verdict one way of the other.

Big tee
Big tee
11 months ago

We r in the last days guys osadabwa, re run or no re run.violence will b there.

Whiteboard Marker
11 months ago

Read my comment on the next page. Thanks.

jane Ansah
11 months ago

we dont want this tipex president.
tired of him

Jamax
Jamax
11 months ago

May the good Lord pass the judgement on this case according to his tender mercies and grace. He is the only perfect judge who can do it righteously.

Achiswe'.'
11 months ago
Reply to  Jamax

And how will the ‘good Lord’ reveal his judgement? .

Jamax
Jamax
11 months ago
Reply to  Achiswe'.'

Achswe it’s high time you had learnt how to trust in the Lord – if he was able to create you as ACHISWE how then can he fail to pass his judgement on this simple case? In fact he has already passed his judgement and only the spiritual can understand what am saying. Him is the LORD Jehovah his finger appoints rulers and he himself brings them down. He said, ‘ Be still and know that am GOD I reign the world’ Please achimwene anga Achiswe mdziweni Mulungu!!! musakhale opusa nanu!!! ano ndi masiku otsiliza tsegulani maso ndipo tapenyani…..Iye sayendera… Read more »

John Gray Gufa
John Gray Gufa
11 months ago
Reply to  Jamax

The problem is that you have a human thought. God has His own way of dealing with issues.

Beware of Independent
Beware of Independent
11 months ago

Corrupt judges, eyes are on allowances not the welfare of Malawians.

Kenya is huge compared to Malawi.

Taking advantage of the poor. There is no stability. We need to move on whichever way you rule.

Be considerate and put the Country first before greediness and urselfisness😡😡😡😡

Lester
Lester
11 months ago

What has kenya got to do with this. In 2 weeks kenya was able to pass a judgement because the figures from the polling stations were simply not the ones being announced. In 5 months the 2 opposition parties have not given such evidence.

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