By Leo MKHUWALA
Court Rules In Favour Of MCP Candidates, Chizuzu, Thiphiwa, Mandivena
The High Court in Blantyre has on Wednesday ruled in favour of three Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Candidates in the May 21 Tripartite Elections.
In rendering the favour, court has rejected request made by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) and Member of Parliament (MP) for Nsanje Central Constituency, Francis Kasaila that, the elections dispute case, in which three MCP Candidates from the Shire Valley districts of Nsanje and Chikwawa are complainants.
The three candidates, Enock Chizuzu who contested for parliamentary seat in Nsanje North, Kaffa Mandivana in Nsanje Central and Foster Thiphiwa in Chikwawa East sought courts intervention in a matter whereby they are pressing for the truth on the outcome of the elections.
The elections were marred with many irregularities chief among them, use of tippex on results sheets, which the embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson, Justice Jane Ansah who called it correction fluid, is on record to have said that the commission did not provide.
The court’s ruling mean that, there will be a full hearing of the case with witnesses paraded and evidence tendered before court.
Among the key witnesses in the defence team are DPP legislators whom MEC had declared as winners in the May 21 elections namely, Francis Kasaila for Nsanje Central and Esther Mcheka Chilenje for Nsanje North.