SKC, Chakwera lawyers delighted with MEC’s Munkhondya’s testimony: ‘Witness of truth’

Lawyers representing  petitioners in the presidential elections nullification petition have expressed delight with the progress made so far in the case after the cross examination of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) second witness Henzily Munkhondya, who has been dubbed ‘a witness of truth.’

Munkhondya: Witness of truth

Munkhondya, who is the director of electoral services,has had a tough ride trying to defend his stand in a voluminous sworn statement which after some struggles had to give in from pressure and accepted that things were not rossy during the elections tallying and turbulation.

Among other things, he failed to challenge that a total of 1 593 334 valid votes were affected, there were 1 330 486  altered tally sheets, a total of 1 120 104 valid votes were not signed by any person, there were 524 340 tippexed results sheet and there were a total of 188 172 fake or handwritten results sheets which were used.

Even though reluctant, but he also failed to tell the court why computer generated  and scanned form 66Cs from the same  results had different entries and he couldn’t also tell the court why monitors used correctional fluid  tippex when the results management system was programed to do the same.

In an interview with Nyasa Times after cross examination Wednesday evening soon after adjournment, one of the lawyers representing first petitioner and UTM Party presidential candidate Saulos Chilima, Khumbo Soko they  have managed to extract certain things they wanted to advance.

“What we have advanced has given us enough material that will help us amplify our stand during submissions. We had a witness who has dumped a voluminous amount of document but doesn’t appear to understand them,” he said.

Soko also said Munkhondia was able to contradict what the petitioners have even with such a voluminous document.

On his part, Msisha describe Munkhondya as a “witness of truth” who at first was not forthcoming with information but later changed his stand.

“At some point, he decided that he speak truthfully, he gave a lot of answers that were not supportive of the theory that MEC has been putting before this court since we started. He has shown before the court that there was complete neglect of responsibility on the part of MEC,” said Msisha who observed that at first it was difficult for Munkhondya to give honest answers because he is an employee of the electoral body.

He added that the witness has told the court “a lot of things which are very truthful even though they were damaging to MEC’s stand.”

He will be re-examined by lawyer Frank Mbeta for first respondent President Peter Mutharika and MEC information technology director Muhabi Chisi will take his turn in the witness stand to give his evidence through simulation.

The court ordered Cjisi’s team to set up their equipment for simulation by 8am

In the case where President Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party, the declared winner, is the first respondent, Chilima and Chakwera are challenging the results of the presidential race citing irregularities, especially in the results management system.

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Alex mgeni
Alex mgeni
9 months ago

DPP ikapume basi. A noxy chanu palibe. Matenda munatenga kalewa mankhwala boma la mcp likumwesani basi. Osawopa.

Mulopwana
9 months ago
Reply to  Alex mgeni

Bwana Alex mgeni. Pepani pagulu satumbwa chomchi. Inuyo palibe mbbale wanu ali ndi matenda.be reasonable and dont show ur lack of knowledgee here. Mulungu akudalitseni inu ambewunu.

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
9 months ago

@Jenala which southern region is behind DPP? Dikirani ibwere re-run muone nyekhwe.

VYOTO
VYOTO
9 months ago

THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF DPP JUST LIKE UDF AND PP BEFORE IT.WHILE THE MIGHTY MCP HAS EVIDENTLY BEEN GAIN STRENGTH IT HAS BEEN THE OPPOSITE FOR DPP.

Political Observer
Political Observer
9 months ago

Koma Munkhondya yu ntchito yake yikhalopo ku MEC? Soko and Modecai Msisha be his defense lawyers once he is fired.

Chizamusoka
Chizamusoka
9 months ago

Kodi paja akakhala kuti Monitor wasayina ma result sheets ma figures akasokonekera ndekuti zilibwino bwino?

Chilaz
Chilaz
9 months ago

Why MCP lawyers were allowed leading questions and the AG was not allowed the same in the court of law?? Is the court very legitimate and fair?????

Jenala
Jenala
9 months ago
Reply to  Chilaz

Tawasiyeni, we will again beat them pa Re run pomwepo.

Levious
9 months ago
Reply to  Jenala

Inu a Devil Peoples Party ngatidi constitutional court igamula kubwerezanso chisankho ndiye basi kwanu kwatheratu ngakhale mulungu ataimitsa dzuwa simudzaonanso mwai.
Kunene muliko ganizirani
Zokhala a opposition basi.
Mbava inu chiyambire mboni zanu zikuonekeratu kuti mwayalukka maumboni onse akulozadi RE RUN
Bwampini and company be ready to campaign koma ndi mtambo wakupha anthu aChilubino kaya ndani adzakuvoteraniso a Pumbwa inu
Jane Jazabel wanuyo akonzekere zaku Maula ndi nonse mbava za Devil Peoples Party pamodzinso ndi nyerere zanu zo Macadeti kwanu kwatha
Kwaaaacha!!!!! Uuuuuuufulu!

Mtendereeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Padiwa
Padiwa
9 months ago
Reply to  Chilaz

Both were going through in the files dont lie here cant you see was asking let’s see on chapter so paragraph that mmmmm chilaz and mnkhondya was the one leading what was written there

Xxxxx
Xxxxx
9 months ago
Reply to  Chilaz

it was mostly one particular judge, a case of showing his party colours

Nyaphapi One
9 months ago

My prophetess is still mulling over the case. Comments pending…

Lazarus Kappata Njikho
Lazarus Kappata Njikho
9 months ago

Gomkoko Kkk Kkk

Rhaaaaa!
Rhaaaaa!
9 months ago

Paja mmakonda kuyiwala kuti kuli re-examination. Mr Munkhondya is basically not a public speaker, but he definitely is good at what he does. Bwanji mu ine ku mapeto zonse zikatha. Experience izikuphunzitsani anthu inu. These judges are giving you a sweet time mu court kuti mukomedwe, munjoyeretu and possibly forget other facts that would have made you win the case. These are mind games, watch the judgement. Jane Ansah’s colleagues and friends are preparing on how to throw your appeal in the waste bin

Extra Point
Extra Point
9 months ago
Reply to  Rhaaaaa!

Cadet, nthawi yatha. Mukulephera kupanga defend mdi mound kuti dziko likhulupilire kuti chisankho chinayenda bwino. Mboni zalephera kunena zokha, so osadzinamiza kuti ma judge akupereka mpata, its not like that, DPP and MEC didn’t prepare well on this case. Your lawyers wasted time with figures while the case is about irregularities . I feel sorry

Jenala
Jenala
9 months ago
Reply to  Extra Point

koma 1 on 1, MCP cannot beat DPP, never,

dalo
dalo
9 months ago
Reply to  Jenala

ndiye muli dziko liti ambuye…..kkkkk koma basi mukakhala mumtima mwanu chimwemwe ndi dpp??? eeee komadi anthu timasangala ndi mfiti

Jenala
Jenala
9 months ago
Reply to  dalo

Get it, its a fact. Election is a game of numbers, nothing else. Central Region vs Southern Region.

Noxy
9 months ago
Reply to  Jenala

Never will MCP win over DPP

Zambika aubrey
Zambika aubrey
9 months ago
Reply to  Rhaaaaa!

From what I know mkhondya is a public speaker because one time he was a secondary school teacher and he was my teacher for that matter so I know him

Padiwa
Padiwa
9 months ago
Reply to  Rhaaaaa!

It won’t happen my friend with all this evidence then you are playing games with malawians enough is enough we’re sick of this wicked dpp government you won’t succeed your evil and dirty games.

Oops
Oops
9 months ago
Reply to  Rhaaaaa!

Palibe izo iwe cadet corps izitu zikuvutani ndipo musamale mbavainu za dpp ngati simukumva kulila kwa dziko mulungu adzakuyankhani ngati muja anayankhila falao wolonda Israel mudzathera mnyanja yofiila phyiti kusewela ndi mkwiyo wamulungu kumeneko

Tan
Tan
9 months ago

Lol and all those figures the petitioners lawyers were not talking about valid votes. Also Mr khumbo solos calculations were flawed. He insisted that Votes cast + cancelled votes + spoilt votes = Ballots recieved. He bombarded the witness with many mathematical questions asking him why these were not adding up. Of course they can’t add up because the formula is wrong. In the polling booth, no one see what happens and Mr Soko makes a grave assumption that indeed the vote has been cast. It’s possible for one not to cast the vote, take the ballot paper and walk… Read more »

Henry
Henry
9 months ago
Reply to  Tan

Cadet kulira mokweza kkkkkk

kasiyeni kadengere
kasiyeni kadengere
9 months ago
Reply to  Henry

you are brother,cadet uyu alibe nzeru ni muhabi

Lego
9 months ago
Reply to  Tan

Go and become a lawyer since it seems you are more genius than SOKO

David
9 months ago
Reply to  Tan

Crying baby sorie

David
9 months ago
Reply to  Tan

Keep on crying

Landgate
Landgate
9 months ago
Reply to  David

Who’s crying David if you are not a Malawian yes you can say so but to a person with good five senses can’t clap hands to the foolish government of dpp. Open your eyes dpp is taking Malawi to the grave. So much things happening in Malawi we needed change not Peter.

Jenala
Jenala
9 months ago
Reply to  Landgate

so you mean the stupid MCP can solve the problems??? Nawonso akufunaso kuzangodyapo makobili basi.

ansaaaa
ansaaaa
9 months ago
Reply to  Jenala

wheather akufuna kuzadyapo but what we need ndi kulemekeza chisankho cha amalawi wina wake payekha sangasuse maganizo a malawi kamba kofuna ndalama get lost Jane ansaaa and your DPP team

Aabwino
Aabwino
9 months ago
Reply to  Tan

Honestly speaking the figures on the manuals were supposed to agree with the computer generated results

joseph
joseph
9 months ago
Reply to  Aabwino

Its true because you take the figures from the manual into computer and also the case was supposed to take a week irregularity was already proved manual other figures and computer other figures USAWI BASI MWAGWA NAYO MULUNGU ALI MBALI YA AMALAWI.AMEN

amadeus
9 months ago
Reply to  Tan

The possibility of a voter walking home with a ballot is there but ask yourself what would be the motive for doing that? If that happened, it would most probably be in the same magnitude of spoiled ballots or null and void! You don’t expect 600 ballots per polling centre to be in that category. I do not expect to have that many clowns at a polling centre who would just collect a ballot paper and walk home with it!!!

Mabvuto
Mabvuto
9 months ago
Reply to  amadeus

Where were the security personnel when more than 600 people were walking away with these voter registration papers kkkk

Dzukamalawi
Dzukamalawi
9 months ago
Reply to  Tan

so you are implying that the votes were not counted after being cast. You are such a pumpkin…..the issue is the manual tabulation should equal the computer system tabulation.

Mbwiye
Mbwiye
9 months ago
Reply to  Dzukamalawi

My observation majaji awa koyambirira amanyenya now this time akufuna zamgwazo and yet its pitala and mec putting their sides of the case, is this right? A dauda anachita kukhala umu ngati kwawo yet chisi is being given hours, majaji mgati mwatopa nazo give others a chance. Next time please give petitioners and respondents equal chances. Othetwise zija amanena anthu kuti majaji ndi aziphuphu zikhoza kukhala zoona. Its possible that either they have already favoured either mcp or dpp. For example ukakhala mphunzitsi mwana akangoyamba kulakwa or kukhoza koyambirira kose umamuganizira chimodzimodzi i. I fear this may happen to the… Read more »

ansaaaa
ansaaaa
9 months ago
Reply to  Mbwiye

akulu dont forget kuti a DPP ndi a MEC ndi amene anali ndi nthawi yayitali yofusa mafuso ndeno zomwe ukunena iwe nde ziti whether nthawi ingachepe bwanji or akanati akupaseni 4 month a DPP/MEC but chilungamo ndi chilungamo bas mwa kanthawi kochepa komwe anali nako ma Lawyer a MCP/DPP aziwa chilungamo en zawapatsa direction ma judges

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