MCP witness says poll results were altered

Malawi Congress Party (MCP)’s fourth witness in the ongoing presidential election case Anthony Bendulo has winded up testifying in the Constitutional Court.

Bendulo, who was the one of the Party’s Information Technology Specialist during the May 21 elections testified in the court on how results for the election were manipulated to the advantage of President Peter Mutharika.

Bendulo who took the witness dock this morning, answered questions from MCP’s lead lawyer Modechai Msiska in a re-examination process.

The witness told the court how results for both UTM’s and MCP’s candidates were either reduced to manipulate the final outcome.

According to Bendulo, such errors were deliberate with an aim of influencing the final results of the presidential election.

The court also applauded Msiska for not taking too much time in reexamining Bendulo, as the case is in 40th day of hearing since its inception.

The court has also started hearing cross examination of MCP’s Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka, who is the party’s fifth witness so far.

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) lawyer Kalekeni Kaphale has since this morning, been questioning Mkaka on his two sworn statements submitted to the court.

Mkaka was at the National Tally center in Blantyre monitoring and observing the electoral process during the May 21 polls.

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