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High Court verdict on Nsanje parliamentary poll case next week

By Manford Chirombo 

All is set for delivery of the much awaited High Court ruling in a consolidated poll case involving 3 constituencies in the Shire valley early next month.

It is anticipated that the upcoming ruling will put to rest the political tension and bickering that has prevailed in the three contested areas since June 2019.

According to Judiciary Spokesperson Gladys Gondwe Judge Sylvester Kalembera will on February 2nd deliver a ruling for the consolidated electoral petition involving three constituencies in Shire Valley.

Three Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Parliamentary aspirant Tafandikhale Madevana, Enock Chizuzu and one other of Nsanje Central, Nsanje North and Chikwawa East dragged Malawi Electoral Commission to court challenging elections results for their respective constituencies.

Through their lawyer Wester Kossam, the petitioners claimed say the electoral body erred in declaring Francis Kasaila, Esther Mcheka Chileneje and  Rodrick Khumbanyiwa as winners of the disputed election in the constituencies.

They claim the results were marred by a number of irregularities, hence calling for nullification of the election.

The revelation of the date for the ruling comes 3 months after the lawyers for both petitioner and respondents filed their last submissions to Kalembera.

The judgment is expected to put rest to the unrest and tension amongst the supporters of rival candidates in the affected constituencies.

 

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