Malawi/June 14, 2019/Agency Reporter /No Comment/138 views /malawi Court adjourns elections case to Wednesday to rule on preliminaries – Malawi Nyasa Timesshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancelThe elections case scheduling conference held at Constitutional Court in Lilongwe on Friday has was adjourned to next week Wednesday when a ruling will be made on the preliminary objections which include that of governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to dismiss petitions submitted by UTM Party and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) in the matter. Opposition lawyer Titus Mvalo representing MCP speaking to journalists soon after the adjournment Scores of people gathered at High Court in Lilongwe as a panel of 5 judges were scheduled to hear the Consolidated elections case in which UTM’s Saulos ChilimaMCP’s Lazarus Chakwera are challenging May 21 elections results President Peter Mutharika was sworn in for a second term in Malawi late last month, but opposition protesters are challenging the legitimacy of his recent re-elections, based on widespread allegations of vote-rigging. ALSO READ Malawi Police Officer Dies in Road AccidentDPP is arguing that the first petitioner in the case, Saulos Chilima’s petition be removed for being “irregular”. Similarly, DPP is also arguing that the second petitioner, MCP President Lazarus Chakwera, his petition be removed for being incompetent and “embarrassing”. Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital, has been rocked over the past two weeks by street protests organised by opposition and another mass action is scheduled on June 20 organised by the civil society organisations that defends human rights led by Timothy Mtambo and Gift Trapemce. ALSO READ Entrepreneur Zimbulani Agrees with the Idea of Creating Loans for SMEsAt the court on Friday there were hundreds of opposition supporters who gathered and others turned violent against DPP officials. Last Thursday, police used teargas to disperse a rally outside the headquarters of the opposition MCP when it’s leader Chakwera was meeting with the U.S. ambassador in Lilongwe. Some of the tear gas also wafted into the nearby US Embassy. Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV : ALSO READ Mutharika files to court to strike out poll case on technical grounds: 'MCP, UTM petition incompetent, irregular and embarrassing" - Malawi Nyasa Times Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:malawi share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleCameroon lifts travel ban in troubled Anglophone region – Premium Times Nigerianext articleRegina Daniels on a date with hubby, Ned NwokoRelated Posts470 shares Malawi/June 19, 2019 /No Comment Chimulirenji goofs in speech at US-Africa summit: Says Malawi got independence in 1994 – Malawi Nyasa Times460 shares Malawi/June 19, 2019 /No Comment Mutharika names Cabinet, Mwanamveka new finance minister, Ben Phiri in: Goodall, Uladi, Daza, Jeffrey included as aides – Malawi Nyasa TimesMutharika forced to change route in Lilongwe: Police spray teargas to disperse protesters – Malawi Nyasa TimesMutharika’s lawyer Mbeta hopes Constitution Court will discontinue election case – Malawi Nyasa TimesKazombo defeats DPP’s Chilenga to win first deputy speaker, UDF’s Adams unopposed second deputy – Malawi Nyasa TimesPresident Mutharika hires new lean Cabinet amid crisis surrounding his legitimacy – Malawi Nyasa TimesChimulirenji goofs in speech at US-Africa summit: Says Malawi got independence in 1994 – Malawi Nyasa TimesGwamba cheers Chikwawa orphans with a K3 million cash donation – Malawi Nyasa TimesSister Beatrice Chipeta dies: Tributes pour in for her humanitarian work – Malawi Nyasa TimesDedza council suspends 2 senior officers from finance department – Malawi Nyasa Times Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.