Malawi witness re-examined, explains Malawi polls irregularities

Fourth witness for Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera in the elections petition case, Anthony Bendulo, on Friday highlighted alleged electoral irregularities during re-examination, saying Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) data entry personnel were involved in rigging May 21 elections.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate Chakwera (L) and UTM president Saulos Chilima are seeking nullification of the presidential election results over alleged irregularities.
Bendulo: Lays bare massive rigging tactics

Bendulo, guided by one of the second  petitioner’s lawyer Mordecai Msisha, told the court that the entry process at the National Tally Centre by MEC involved four people entering the same results separately.

He cited a center where 816 registered voters casted their votes.

“The center was supposed to have two streams. Looking at page 149, Form 66c that MEC attached in their system. Looking at the candidate scores or votes, it shows that Dr Lazarus Chakwera got 173 votes in stream one, 178 votes on stream two and total summation is 351. Saulos Klaus Chilima got 52 and 32 respectively.

“Looking at the top of the tally sheet on my left, it shows that stream one received 450 ballot papers. Stream two as well received 450 ballot papers too. Stream 1 had 174 ballot papers were unused. Stream 2 had 201 unused. There were no cancelled ballot papers. Null and void ballot papers was 1 ballot paper on each stream,” said Bendulo.

At the end, the witness  said that according to data entered, it showed that Chakwera had 83 votes instead of 351, Chilima had his votes reduced from from 83 to 1 while President Peter Mutharika has his correct total of 86.

“For me to say that this is not a mere error but rigging, it is because the officers did not stop from entering wrong data but also were correcting figures to match with what they have wrongly entered,” Bendulo  said .

He said  the total votes were reduced by 175 with Chakwera votes being turned into null and void votes to make it 524 null and void votes.

President Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), in his personal capacity as the declared winner, is the first respondent with MEC as the second respondent.

The petitioners – Chakwera and Chilima – contend that Mutharika “won a fraudulent May 21 2019 Presidential Election” fraught with irregularities, including alleged tampering with election results sheets through correction fluid, popularly known as Tippex.

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Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
2 years ago

@Foreteller mwayamba kuopsyedza u cadet umenewo? Aaaah! Bendulo simwana woti mungamuopsyedzetu bvomerani a DPP kuti game yagona tibvotanso ndithuuuuuu Nsundwe kuti buuuuuuuu!

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
2 years ago

Palibe ntchito ina ili yonse yopanga munthu wolengedwa yopanda kulakwika,Ndiyekha NAMALENGA saamalkwitsa .These are irregularities not vote rigging as Saulos Chilima already admitted that there were no rigging but irregularities.MCP’s witnesses starting from aba Lazarous Chakwera admitted as well though a Bendulo akuti panabedwa mavoti ku Mchinji kkkk!!!Kungoonetseratu kuti munthu uyu ndi swazi kkkk.Anawadyera ndalama a MCP chifukwa chochenjera kkkk pano a Sidik Mia ,Eizenhower Mkaka manja ali mkhosi kudanaula ndalama zawo chifukwa they will soon be declared bankrupt.kkkk .Precedent kkkkk

Chilije zomdese
Chilije zomdese
2 years ago

Zonse zabodza

Whiteboard Marker
2 years ago

This is too complicated. Jeni answer cannot comprehend this. May be his last born daughter!

cipiliro
cipiliro
2 years ago

A Kaphale ndi a Mbeta mukuimilira mec ndi dpp kuumilira kuti panalibe zolakwika zoona? Mulungu akulangani mukanali ndi moyo chifukwa njira mwatsatai ndi ya satana. Mukuchita izi chifukwa cha ndalama basi koma kumwamba kukuona. Chisalungamo sichingakhale chilungamo ndipo pangatalike bwanji mudzalipila mtengo wake pazomwe mukuchitazi chifukwa mukudziwiratu kuti Mec inabera zisankho kuti Peter awine koma inu mukuwaikira kumbuyo kuti chilungamo chisaonekere.

Ziliro
Ziliro
2 years ago

Imwe a bendulo mukusuzga waka amudala mordecai msiska

Foreteller
Foreteller
2 years ago

Bwana Bendulo mwati muzipezele Mgoditu. But the path you have taken is a very dangerous one my friend. Infact you have to be very careful with the ones you are fighting for other than the ones you are fighting against. Have you ever watched documentaries on War and Diamond in DRC? Follow what happens to those who reveal where diamond is located. I cry for you. You are very young.

Hate it or take it but it's a fact
Reply to  Foreteller

It seems u are crying foul Mr Foreteler bcoz u have been cornered by an expert of Bendulo Calibre.
At first u were saying he lacks credibility bcoz he doesn’t have qualifications but now u have realised that Bendulo is of his own class which is beyond qualifications.

Just salute the young man Bendulo rather than threating him.

Lego
2 years ago

Tell him..It seems this Foreteler is lucking thinking capacity in his brain

Lego
2 years ago
Reply to  Foreteller

You will like that because of your cowardness.

Central
Central
2 years ago
Reply to  Foreteller

Reading the in-between lines, you’re among the ones with sinister intentions against Bendulo! Whether you want it or not “Back to sender”! Viva Bendulo…………………………… for a big role you have played to release Malawians from these vipers……………………………………………!!

Mulopwana
Mulopwana
2 years ago

What he brought to court are hearsays and not facts. Courts dwell on factual evidence and not opinions as that of Bendulo

tai
tai
2 years ago
Reply to  Mulopwana

Why didn’t Mbeta nor Kaphale object on what he was displaying on the projector? What are facts? aren’t they numbers and letters? What facts are you talking of? I know the court has those facts so are Kaphale and Mbeta. We are privileged through Bendulo to know how rigging happened and you are also lucky to know what your friends did.

Central
Central
2 years ago
Reply to  Mulopwana

Mumadelela pano mwaona kuti mwaagwa nayoooooooooooooooooo!! Dzipitani muzikadyz gondolosi kwa chonde, anthu akuba inu! Dzianthu dzikulu dzikulu zooneka ngati zolemekezeka koma zokuba chilichonse: mavotes, ndalama, malo, magalimoto, chimanga, makuponi etc!

Nabetha
Nabetha
2 years ago

Uyu ndi pensulo losongola ndi mpeni.

Kaitano
Kaitano
2 years ago
Reply to  Nabetha

Kikkkkkkkk hahahahahahahhhaa koma Nabetha wandimaliza! Pensulo losongola ndi mpeni limoaoneka lonyozeka koma likulemba eti? IT vs Law pa town tsopano.

FRED LOCKS
2 years ago

mwanayu ndi katundu ngakhale chilima amati amatha IT KOMA MWANAYU NDI KATUNDU

Nunda2
2 years ago
Reply to  FRED LOCKS

mmmmm ndiye mwai alibe degree ? ndibodza he is somehow dangerous

Thats Me
Thats Me
2 years ago
Reply to  Nunda2

Degree ndichiyaniso. Zongoloweza zopanga kapena kunena enazo? I have 4 degree certificates a subject imene anthu amayiwopa chifuka kalelo kunalitu ma science subject awiri okha basi koma Bendulo ndikatundu. He is far much better than anthu ambirife. A Mbeta amapanga matukutuku dzulo ali ndi degree imodzi yeni yeni komatu ngati anafikapo. Zomvetsa chisoni kwambiri zedi.

Guarantor
Guarantor
2 years ago
Reply to  Thats Me

Don’t generalise he is far better than you don’t speak for others. If you can value academic qualifications then there is something wrong in your head.

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
2 years ago
Reply to  Nunda2

What does a degree look like?

Muonosile
Muonosile
2 years ago
Reply to  Nunda2

Even a MEC know that abisala m’mbatata msana ukuonekera, kapena tinene kuti atchera kumwezi nkhanga zaona. This guy eeeeeeeish.

Central
Central
2 years ago
Reply to  Nunda2

Nanunso musadzionetsele kupepela kwanu koganiza ndi mfundo zanu zopanda pakezo……..!! It is news to you kuti ambiri amene ukuwatchula kuti ali ndi the so called ‘degrees’ ndi anthu odziwa kuloweza chabe basi, koma kuwapatsa ntchito samatha ataaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Moti lero lino alipo anthu ena amene mumaganizabe kuti kukhala ndi degree ya IT ndi umboni wakuti ameneyo ndi katundu and or katakwe? Awansoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Ngati ndi msanje nde osangopita “kukalopa Lake Malawi” bwa? Bendulo ndi katundu olemelaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, ndipo ngati sukukhulupilia ukafunse maloya a MEC ndi APM akakuuuuuuuuuza!!

Mr Truth Pains
2 years ago
Reply to  Nunda2

Americans need people like Bendulo Calibre and they can give him green card within a day. Bcoz Americans dwell much on cyber security .

We will loose this youngman to either Americas or European nations very soon.

Guarantor
Guarantor
2 years ago
Reply to  Mr Truth Pains

Which cyber security?? Go back to your books and read what cybber security is all about paja mukuti kulowa nkalasi palibe phindu no wonder you are saying things you don’t know.

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