The Constitutional Court sitting in Lilongwe has set Thursday this week as the day for ruling on an application in which the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) is asking the court to the extend the period for filing sworn in statements.
According to MEC, their staff and lawyers are being intimidated by unidentified angry people in course of collecting witness statements from the country’s councils for the electoral case.
But one of the lead lawyers for the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Modecai Msiska told YFM in an interview that it is doubtful if the case will commence on 29 July as earlier set by the court.
“The doubt is real because is based on whatever issues the court has to decide and it’s gonna give us the ruling on those issues on Thursday.”
“So depending on what they say 29th might have to shift or might remain, but my sense was that it’s likely to shift by only with few days,” said Msiska.
Recently, MCP spokesperson Reverend Morris Munthali told the public to be on alert following MEC’s conduct to collecting witness statements, citing that it was questionable.
The Commission has ever since asked the MCP to withdraw its statement citing that is capable of inciting violence against MEC officers.