Gabriel Kamlomo

Gabriel Kamlomo

Witness number two, and the last, for President Peter Mutharika, Bob Chimkango, has begun testifying in the constitutional court currently hearing the presidential election case in Lilongwe.

Nyika, a student's hostel is up in flames at The Polytechnic University in Blantyre where riot police are trying to bring calm among irate learners who were attacked by armed thugs last night.

DPP Director of Elections Dr. Ben Phiri this morning continues to respond to questions from lawyers for President Peter Mutharika in re-examination.Phiri, this morning, told the court that some party monitors left the tally centres in excitement or anger for either thinking they were winning the election or losing respectively.This, he told the court, is why roving monitors were expected to present themselves as recommended by the Malawi Electoral Commission-MEC.The re-examination, which begun yesterday, is expected to last for the next two hours when they next, and last, witness for the DPP, Bob Chimkango, is expected to take the witness box in cross-examination by lawyers for UTM president Dr. Saulos Chilima and those for MCP president Dr. Lazarus Chakwera. The process will be followed by re-examination. Phiri has told the court that tipex used during the elections was meant to make corrections and 'significantly was used at polling station to put proper figures' calculated. He says to back his position, there is no election monitor, before the court, who has disputed the election results.

Hail Storm Hits Sharpe Valley

Hail storm has hit Sharpe Valley Extension Planning Area where roof tops for many houses have been blown off especially in the area of Group Village headman Mnkhwani.

Kasungu police have had to use teargas to disperse multitudes of rioting motorcycle taxi operators this morning.

Governance experts have proposed the setting up of a land commission to oversee all land related issues in the country other than entrust this with the ministry of lands alone.

Students at Magawa Secondary School in Mchinji, Malawi, last night set on fire their head-teacher's house and the school accounts offices as they protested failure by school authorities to address their grievances.

Tsoka market vendors in Lilongwe Old Town have gone on a rampage in the streets in protest that city authorities are doing nothing about growing street vending in the city which, they argue, is negatively affecting sales for those plying their trade in designated markets.

A magistrate in Chikwawa district in Malawi has ordered a man to pay a fine of K1m or in default go to jail for two years for killing two warthogs in a game reserve.

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