AG finishes cross examining Chakwera: Case adjourned to September 30

Written by  MBC Online

Lead lawyer for second respondent in the Presidential Election Case Kalekeni Kaphale has finished cross examining Lazarus Chakwera, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president.

Chakwera arriving at the court Chakwera arriving at the court

Chakwera, the second petitioner in the case being held by the Constitutional Court in Lilongwe, was appearing in court after first petitioner UTM Party leader Saulos Chilima finished  being cross examined last Thursday.

On several instances, Chakwera and Kaphale clashed on the evidence in the petition, Chakwera’s knowledge of the contents of the petition and familiarity with electoral processes.

At one stage, he challenged Chakwera on whether he had read the files of the case before coming to court and further told the MCP leader that his responses reflected on his ability as a leader.

Throughout his responses, Chakwera was maintaining that his other witnesses will be  better placed to clarify on some of the issues raised in the petition.

The Court has since adjourned the case to 30th September when lawyers for first respondent Peter Mutharika will continue with the cross examination.

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