MEC quandary over South African lawyers for appeal case

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has expressed concern that the two South African lawyers hired to represent the pollster in the presidential election appeal case might not be able to come because of the current lockdown in their country and ban on international flights due to the raging coronavirus.

Alfandika: We are still talking to them

MEC chief executive officer Sam Alfandika said this on Wednesday.

“They were supposed to be in the country on April 8 for the case which starts on April 15 but this might not be possible. However, we are still talking to them,” said Alfandika.

The Constitutional Court ordered the nullification of the May 21 presidential election because it was marred by anomalies and irregularities.

Alfandika said even if the two lawyers arrive in the country, they would be subjected to 14-day quarantine because they would be coming from the coronavirus hotspot.

South Africa is observing 21 day lockdown as way of containing the coronavirus and has banned both local and international flights.

Malawi has not yet recorded any case of coronavirus but has banned both international flights as well as cross border passenger buses.

Alfandika also said the printing of ballot papers outside the country is in limbo because of the suspension of the international flights in the world.

Government came under severe attack after it hired the lawyers at K600 million legal fees.

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Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

kkkkkkk kanenepa kankhope ngati sissy.
nde mwati muziendera mmanyumba kuzafula ma ID? kunenera plot ya mmenyeyi, JK /LUSAKA/Chipata /mchinji.
zabodza akupatsani zingati. PLOT PLOT PLOT MWALEMBA MU MLENGAMLENGA
BASTARDS IDIOTS

Zaya Original
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Zaya Original

If nyekhwe was a karma!

Munthui
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Munthui

Shame on you MEC!
Change may be delayed, but it’s inevitable.
Most Malawians don’t want you to conduct the coming elections, but you persist because you are being manipulated by a toothless lion.
All freedom-loving Malawians can see that the end is near but I am afraid it will not end well for dausi, peter, Jane, and their comrades.
Dzanja la lemaba!

ZOAWA
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ZOAWA

Chomwe chikusangalatsa nchoti Corona wabwera Chilima atabwerera kale pampando. Kaya Gogowa afune asafune Chilima pambuyo khwiyaaaaa, akangoti gugugbudu Chilima giya mmanja, cadet nthawi yomweyo kunyeredwa.

Dzonzi
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For the ballots, cargo planes are still plying the global skies. Do not fool people.

Malawi walero
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Malawi walero

Cargo planes at your place not in countries. Come to S.A so as u can beleave it.

Central
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Central

Evidence is everywhere Lord that You love us Malawians and this country You gave us!! We’re very aware Lord, its You who is protecting us from Covid 19 and we say thank You! When we look back You have been with us all through just as You were with us on February 3, 2020, and here You are again, You have proved beyond reasonable doubt that You are in control on the April 15, 2020 appeal case!! Glory be to You Lord Jesus Christ our God for being in control of our destiny!! Sincerely thank You very much for giving… Read more »

K.kagalu.
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K.kagalu.

Central, Central,Central…… Amen! This is not a joke, God bless you, this is the way to go!

Mtonga Mwana
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Mtonga Mwana

The writing is on the wall. That is how God answers prayers. Ma commissioner nawonso term yao ikutha pa June 5, Ngakhala mayi aja atakakamira kuti term yawo ikutha October, if we chose God fearing commissioners, Jane Ansah will not remote control them.

K.kagalu.
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K.kagalu.

She will face new faces that will not tolerate her nonsense to avoid damaging their history in future!

vindele
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What did you expect? You can not fight with the decision of the Lord. MEC, can’t you see that the appeal is just a waste of time.

Gumede
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Gumede

This is a very big blessing in disguise. Hopefully our money will be saved. La 40 likakwana lakwana Basi.

Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

mlandu wake utiso???
conde a malawi if we dont block this thieves in the name of SA lawyers pitala thinking these had a different syllabus in Law,than our judges (stupidity)
coming here on our taxes ,they will need
expensive food and drink
expensive accommodation
expensive security in the sense of allowances
expensive convoy
etc

IF WE DONT BLOCK THIS MOVE ,WE ARE INSANE
And the intetnational eye will think our country has SAINTS.

Bamusi
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Even bringing corona in the country.

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