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ConCourt adjourns to Sept 3 presidential vote dispute hearing

Written by  MBC Online

The Constitutional Court sitting in Lilongwe on Friday adjourned the hearing of the presidential disputed poll results case to September 3, after the Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale and lawyers representing first petitioners Saulos Chilima of UTM cross-examined key witnesses Chilima and UTM monitor Miriam Gwalidi.

Justice Potani: Chairing a panel of five judges in the presidential vote case. Justice Potani: Chairing a panel of five judges in the presidential vote case.
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Justice Healy Potani, chairing a panel of five judges, told the court that the second phase of hearing will run for nine days. The first phase run for 12 days.

 


The court has at several times expressed displeasure at the slow pace of cross-examination, prompting fears among the legal minds that the trial would last months.

 


Chilima, alongside second petitioner Lazarus Chakwera of MCP, are seeking the court to nullify the presidential results, arguing that the vote was rigged and stolen by MEC Chairperson Jane Anshan in favour of re-elected President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika.

 

 

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