Mutharika’s lawyer takes on witness over ‘ghost name’: Lackson says tippex covered rigging

Lawyer representing President Peter Mutharika in the Constitutional Court  hearing a petition seeking nullification of presidential election results, Frank Mbeta on Thursday tussled Peter Lackson, witness for the second petitioner and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera, on personal information which he accused him of using a ghost name.

President Mutharika lawyers led by Frank Mbeta (c), at the court – a Photo by Lisa Kadango, Mana

Mbeta wondered why the witness was using “Peter Lackson” and omitting his last name Chimangeni.

But the witness said the names being used in court are his first and middle names and that they also appear on his personal identity cards.

Judge Mike Tembo said the names are those of the witness and he had already told the court before testifying that for security reasons, he would be using his first and middle names.

Mbeta also pressed the witness to disclose where he works.

But Lackson said he works as university lecturer and is doing research consultancies but refused to disclose his place of work for security reasons.

Judge Tembo repeatedly told Mbeta to focus on questions on the case.

During cross examination, MCP’s witness  told the court that  alterations that were made using correctional fluid Tippex on some presidential results  sheets were done to cover rigging in favour of President Peter Mutharika who was declared winner by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) the second respondent in the case.

Lackson said the alterations were done at the constituency tally centre, saying alterations have to be signed for to avoid creating doubts.

“I had a copy from the monitors which I witnessed. I was comparing data from the primary source against the data which has been altered and see if they are the same or not, of if the alterations were genuine, they were supposed to be the same,” said Lackson.

“Alterations can be done in good or bad faith. Alterations which were done without referring to log book and alterations which were done at night ithout the presence of monitors were done in bad faith,” said Lackson.

But Mbeta argued with the witness, saying he was not an eye-witness to any of the processes on the ground.

In one of his sworn statements, Lackson indicated the result sheets which were allegedly altered affected about 1.4 million votes out of approximately five million  votes.

Chakwera and first petitioner Saulos Chilima of UTM Party are seeking nullification of the presidential election results over alleged irregularities.

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Noxy
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Frank Mbeta anakonza

Ansah
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The nation could celebrate if peter mutharika is dead today only the lonwes will mourn ,it happened before and it will happen again.
The mutharikas are just a curse to this nation but we are not stupid and afraid like the zambians and the Zimbabweans .
Kamuzu was the mighty dictator not this toothless 80yr old fool .wait the court judgements , exile or prison is waiting for mutharika.

chataika
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chataika

Umwalira ndiwe usamale. Yense wokumbira nzake mbuna amagwamo yekha so be careful with what u say my friend God is watching u

Robert Khuma Sauka
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Robert Khuma Sauka

Do not be fooled by the silence when you insult all the lomwes despite the fact that some of us are not even DPP or Mutharika followers….you will not fight that war alone, you will also bury your family members (that you must not forget). Talk peace as you do not know the cost of the war you’re dreaming about

Ndife
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Ndife

Please learn from that dead stupid lady who fond talking about other people’s death. Where is she now?

Charie
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Charie

Popanda Nkhani ya DPP or Peter mutharika nde kuti nkhaniniyo siyikoma . DPP more fire and Apm inu ndamene mukupangitsa kuti dziko lidzikoma ndi news kuti zikome God bless you Apm DPP

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Maliro mkulirana,

Central
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Central

Mbeta akanatani popeza anayambitsa zobalalika ndi Kaphale! Malawians do you remember this episode from Kaphale: Judge: Hon AG, we don’t have the form you that you are using! Could you please beam it so that everybody should see it. AG: My lady my Lords, I have a few questions to ask this witness! Judge: Hon AG, nonetheless, for the interest of other counsels please, may you beam it? AG: It seems it’s time for break, is it not my Lord? kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk if you connect the story against the what Kaphale and Mbeta did, its like the other lawyers asked Mbeta… Read more »

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Hahahahahahahahahaaha! Mwanayu ndikatakwe, ziyankha iye zopsetsa mtima, nawo ma Judge angodziwilatu kuti mwanayu wanguchepa koma wanyamula katundu wankulu.

Mujomba
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Mujomba

I think this Mbeta wants to send petrol bombers to deal with Lackson after he has outshined in court, why focusing on personal details 🤔

kuvotanso kulipo
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Hahaha iyiso nde mbuzi yambeta loya eish kungomubelapk ndalama che Peter.anangopita kukhoti opanda plan kkkkk simunati munya.Kuvotanso kuli pafupi ndikutha kuwona.

Whiteboard Marker
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I want a glass of water, please.

pitala
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pitala

Mpatche maji tsakomoke ine 😅😅😅

Lego
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Is this Lawyer you call his Mbeta serous?Honestly,how can you ask someone about his middle names,where is he working instead of asking the real issues.It seems he has lost direction and confused for that matter because he thought it will be a free ride for him.God is watching everything.He did that to the Israeli after suffering for long time on the hands of Pharaoh and they are free now.

Timo Clouds
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Timo Clouds

It is a matter of procedure. He has to confirm who he is (not a zombie) and that the sworn affidavits are really his!

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Ogo!

Cairo
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Cairo

I agree with u Timo Clouds, if a computer asks you that question, what more with beings like Lackson may not claim what he is. In fact, this guy is not the Lackson, trust me, he is standing in place of someone bcz they realised onse amapitako amakayankha za mbwerere.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Kodi mufuna chani maka, all the names are his and you can check on his ID which the court has proved that it’s him, and it has allowed him to use those names for security reasons, kodi bwanji usanva? Kabibeni uko!

Chaponda Team Mk145
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Chaponda Team Mk145

kikikikikik koma Mbetayu abale nde bolani mukanatenga PAULMAULIDI

Whiteboard Marker
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Is my friend PAUL around? I need a Heineken or two!

Masozi
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Masozi

Chimangeni compared only 10% of the result sheets, and chakwera rushed to the court ignoring 90% result sheets. This kind of extrapolation should not be relied upon in a court of law. The sample is too low and cannot be a good representation of the population.

PPK
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PPK

When would they have compared the 90% after MEC had announced results?>?? be serious

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

And 3% difference between Mutharika and Chakwera is big enough for Mutharika to claim he is the president of all Malawians? I see a Tippex brain

Masozi
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Masozi

3% you are talking votes, the 10% was about tally sheets. A rerun should be founded on stronger ground not these premature conclusions and hypothesis.

Apao Kugola
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Apao Kugola

Most dpp guys who comment here alibe nzeru koma mamina mmitu mwawo. 3% fifference in votes is big enough to justify victory but 10% is too little and insignificant? Chamba mukusuta anthu a dpp mupenga nacho ndithu.

amadeus
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Where did you learn your statistics? Open University of Share World?

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Chabwino