Vuwa says ‘truth has prevailed’ as Court rules no sufficient evidence on irregularities

Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Symon Vuwa Kaunda has said he is relieved after the High Court in Mzuzu has upheld him as winner of Nkhata Bay Central parliamentarian seat.

Vuwa celebrates as his wins case against Mhone

“I have been affected a lot. Even right now I am affected. MPs are meeting but I am here attending the court case,” Vuwa Kaunda told reporters after the court determination.

“This has also had a negative effect on my reputation. I thank God that the Court has come to my rescue. The truth has prevailed,” he said.

Former legislator for the constituency Ralph Mhone of People’s Party (PP) petitioned the court to declare him winner or order a rerun.

He claimed there were irregularities during the May 21 polls.

But Judge Thomson Ligowe dismissed Mhone’s petition with costs, saying he failed to provide “sufficient evidence” among other things, his monitors failed to file written complaints in logbooks provided by Malawi Electoral Commission.

DPP supporters turned Mzuzu High Court compound into a celebration zone

“I finally observe that in the third claim which the petitioner says ballot boxes were not sealed when they were taken to the district tally Centre, I still do not see any evidence that the contents of these ballot boxes were tampered with,” Ligowe said.

The Judge said witnesses that Mhone paraded failed to prove all their claims that the election was marred with anomalies hence the court threw out the application with costs.

“I am also pleased that the Court has slapped Mhone with costs because time and again when he loses elections, he refuses to accept the results,” said Vuwa-Mhone.

As Vuwa Kaunda was on cloud nine, the Democratic Progressive  Party (DPP0 supporters turned Mzuzu High Court into a carnival, cerebrating Vuwa’s win with some women clad in DPP regalia twerking.

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Soso
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Soso

ADA VUWA ACHITA BWINO KUWINA MLANDU. WANGOTIFWIYA UYU MUNTHU NDI BP. THANKS A COURT YOU Have Saved the soul.

Justice Usiwa
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Justice Usiwa

His judgement is with doubts why didn’t he call for chisutu ballot papers be recounted and why not ask MEC to tallyshee.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

It is all about power. The so called monitors in these elections were not as clever as we think, but the truth of the matter is that irregularities were there. If the court recounted or went through ballot boxes they could have know the truth not what Ligowe thinks

jonas
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jonas

Join the discussion…a khoti aziwerenga mavoti? manyazi bwaaaa

Khima
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Khima

Milandu yonseyi ya zachisankho itha chonchi…but anyway aliyense has a right to seek justice…

Lego
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This Judge a Lhomwe and what do you expect from here.Malawian is going through this period because of these Lhomwe and we need an urgent attention to curb the vise other the country is heading to hell

The trouble you asked me to finish
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The trouble you asked me to finish

Our courts are corrupt. Mhone has been slapped with the cost for litigation even though he had all reasons to seek court redress considering that Vuwa won with slightest margin of just 4 votes only. In another case involving Hellen Buluma (DPP) and EC the courts ruled that everyone should pay ones costs. In this case the difference between the winner and Buluma runs in thousands and one would think that Bulumas’ case was frivolous and deserved to be thrown out with costs. This shows that our courts are acting in a very inconsistent matter which erodes the little trust… Read more »

Mulopwana
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Mulopwana

A Mhone accept the defeat. You as a lawyer should have known better that the court relies on evidence and not hearsays. Wait for 2024. you had a good fight based on the margin but still you have failed . Go and practice with Casim Chilumpha in your pvt law firm.