Gabriel Kamlomo

Gabriel Kamlomo

Malawi Catholic bishops say as citizens await the court ruling on the presidential election case, the country faces serious threats to peace and unity.

Constitutional Court is hearing proceedings with an empty public gallery after judge Ivy Kamanga ordered people sitting in the gallery hearing the presidential election case to go out because they were interrupting proceedings.

In the constitutional court in Lilongwe this morning, Malawi Electoral Commission CEO, Sam Alfandika, continues to testify in the presidential election case.

An accountability and transparency organization says it will embark on an exercise to follow how public funds were used in projects and programs funded by international bodies.

Malawi Electoral Commission Chief Executive Officer, Sam Alfandika, has admitted in court that he sent election results for approval by commissioners when auditors had not okeyed the results because of observed anomalies.

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.

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.

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