MEC used sluggish announcement of results to necessiate rigging – Witness

Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  fourth witness Anthony Bendulo  in presidential elections case at  the Constitutional Court sitting in Lilongwe on Thursday morning  said  Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) deliberately used anti-democratic elements by delaying announcing some results from the central region to give a lee way to rigging.

Lawyers at Constitutional Court sitting in Lilongwe
Bendulo: MCP fourth witness

Bendulo made the claims when he was being cross-examined by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) President Peter Mutharika’s lawyer Frank Mbeta.

He said  MEC- the second respondent – orchestrated delay and piecemeal release of the results  to provide room for subvernting the will of the people.

Among other centers, Bendulo said there were 26 centers in Salima, some other centers in Lilongwe, Kasungu and other central region areas where MEC did the sluggish announcement of results.

He told the court that Mutharika, who was declared winner, was favoured by the tactic.

“We further found out that some computer generated results were also tampered with in favor of the winner (Mutharika),” he said.

During cross examination, a move by counsel Mbeta to use some documents was objected by MCP lawyers because they were not pagenated.

The panel of the five judges   Healey Potani, Redson Kapindu, Ivy Kamanga, Dingiswayo Madise  and Mike Tembo directed that the matter be resolved in chambers.

The court is hearing a petition by  UTM Party president Saulos Chilima (first petitioner) and Malawi Congress Party president Lazarus Chakwera (second petitioner), that  the presidential elections results should nullified and order a re-run.

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Dennis
10 months ago

Hon Anthony Bendulo-Minister of Information & Technology !!!!!!

Aka
Aka
10 months ago

Many young pupils are geniuses in IT just after learning the few basics in computer.

Joloza
10 months ago

His credibility as an IT expert is questionable. This guy lied to MCP officials that he is an expert in IT. He lacks papers to back himself up. If he doesn’t have papers in his field, how can he convince the court that the evidence he is giving is true? This is just another hearsay.

Ntchembere
10 months ago
Reply to  Joloza

Can u go to the hospital and start operating on a patients when u r not a qualified doctor

Apao Kugola
Apao Kugola
10 months ago
Reply to  Joloza

For as long as Bendulo can demonstrate the electoral irregularities his lack of certificates will be immaterial. Similarly, if he had PhD in IT but fail to demonstrate the irregularities his higher level certificate would mean nothing. Having a formal school certificate doesn’t mean that one has the best skills. Even Kaphale scored a distinction in his Master’s degree but when you try to follow his line of questioning in court, he leaves a lot to be desired. Alipo anthu ambiri wosaphunzira koma ali ndi luso lapamwamba.

Central
Central
10 months ago
Reply to  Joloza

Nanunso inu, Bill Gates anali ndi mapepala anji pomwe amanga invent a computer, a machine you’ve used to relay this shallow thinking…………..? Ngati ndi kaduka nde uphulika nayo m’baleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!! Ndi iziiiiiiiiiii a “Professor” kukanika kuyendetsa dziko koma zima certificates zili briefcase thooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! Kadyeni gondolosi, inu ndi zimene mumathaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Uncle
Uncle
10 months ago
Reply to  Joloza

The computer we are using, I hope you know that it was created by Microsoft an uneducated fellow.

kankhocho
kankhocho
10 months ago

i think its a matter weak mindset. How does qualification relate to being IT expert Mr. Mbeta asked a useless question. Even if you can ask him the person who introduced law was he/she a law expert by qualification or by doing. these people are asking these questions just to delay a case. Am seeing the future of re-run some questions clearly indicate no sense.

MarkomX
MarkomX
10 months ago

IT expert without qualifications,who can belief you idiot?

kankhocho
kankhocho
10 months ago
Reply to  MarkomX

how do you believe in degree but the person who introduced degree didnot have degree qualification

DR KAMUZU BANDA
10 months ago
Reply to  kankhocho

That’s why it is always said : ‘sukulu imachotsa umbuli koma siyichotsa uchitsilu’
Look at PETER

DR KAMUZU BANDA
10 months ago
Reply to  MarkomX

me can Trust Bendulo

who can trust PETER?
Your response is a complete reflection of your gray matter

Wilson Nkwanda
Wilson Nkwanda
10 months ago
Reply to  MarkomX

Credentials are just useless papers. The certificates, diplomas and degrees do not perform tasks, its the brain which works. So many IT guys in town, they do perfect jobs, but do not have papers and are earning handsome monies.
One can drive a car without having a driver’s licence, and we have so many in town. People who have driven vehicles for many years. What can we call them?

Jonerch
Jonerch
10 months ago
Reply to  MarkomX

Iwe anthu timadziwa zinthu or opamba mapepara .as long as chinthucho ukuchidziwa Basi

stumpy
stumpy
10 months ago
Reply to  MarkomX

Jane ansah versus journalist kkkķ hawu fala didI yu wenti wifi yuwa ejukeshoni at madando 147 tippex. onitopu ovu zati ara yu maredi in specks kkkkk education kaya qualification dot com.ndiakuzwa

FRED LOCKS
10 months ago

NDIKUMVA KUKOOOOOOOOOOOMA RE-RUN IYOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NDIPATSENI MADZI NDINGAKOMOKE

Muthalirenji
Muthalirenji
10 months ago

This case is becoming a farce and am sorry to say the judges have misdirected themselves to a recount corner but I am not surprised because they went into the case bouyed by the media hype that the elections were heavily rigged. Those who follow the case will agree with me that the judges are fed up with the case and they want it done and dusted as soon as possible. At first they wanted each and every possible witness and evidence but now they just want summarises! Some had over 40 witnesses and are now down to 4! A… Read more »

Kaitano
Kaitano
10 months ago
Reply to  Muthalirenji

What is your point?

Muonosile
Muonosile
10 months ago
Reply to  Muthalirenji

Ukhaula cadet

Lego
10 months ago
Reply to  Muthalirenji

You have got a pointless here apart from writing your long comment.Its you who have just wasted our precious time to read your baseless point.

Kumzy kumzy
Kumzy kumzy
10 months ago
Reply to  Muthalirenji

Dont agree

Nabanda
10 months ago

Shaaaaaa😴😴😴 Eiiiiish🙆🏻‍♂ zavuta ku mpanda

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
10 months ago

This witness is totally out of his senses. He seems to have been coached to fabricate sworn statements kkk.MCP ili mmadzi kkk.Wina wake alira chaka chino kkk.Kuthambitsana makosana .Dzulo Frank Mbeta kufuna kukomoka ,majaji atamufunsa mafunso ovuta kkk kumangoti bwi bwi bwi kkk.Tiyeni nazo kkk.Koma zachidziwikile DPP ipitililabe kulamulira mpaka 2024 woooo.komano ife a Malawi tisakukondwa chifukwa ndichipani chinathawila pawindo pa UDF.Chosekesa Bingu anangochithawa chipani ataona kuti eeee mimbulu yomwe ndinathawa nayo kuchjoka ku UDF ikufunitsitsa izingodyerera zaulere kkk.DPP ak Dirty Peoples Party.MCP inazadza mikango yanjala yokha yokha ,achina Mkaka,Richard Banda wamilomo yaikulu ngati milomo yakondomu yaazimai yabwera kumene ija… Read more »

Lego
10 months ago
Reply to  Mwinithako

Point yako ndi iti apa?

Peter
Peter
10 months ago

I think we are just westing time with this case! If l would be a judge, l would set next week as super week for judgement. I can see how lawyer for Peter Mutharika Frank Mbeta and the one who is representing Me they call him Kalekeni Kaphale how stupid and weak they are in court. Nothing Good for Peter and Mec on this case.

Maso ako saona Petrol
10 months ago
Reply to  Peter

Walasa Tchende Nyani, nothing for them this time

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