ConCourt Friends Differ Asking for Upheld Constitution
Friends of court in the historic presidential election case Thursday morning made their oral submissions, with a call for to the constitutional court to make its determination based on whether all electoral laws were adhered to in the May 21 polls.
The Malawi Law Society and Women Lawyers Association were each given an hour to make their respective neutral positions as friends of the court.
First was Alick Msowoya, from MLS who stressed on the need for the five judge panel to uphold rights of voters and candidates in the general election.
The point by Msowoya however drew attention of the judges as time and again they sought clarification if the rights of the two supersede each other.
Msowoya however stood his ground that both rights are provided for in section 40 of the constitution and that they should not be undermined.
Women Lawyers Association (WLA) also took their one hour turn of oral submissions.