MCP satisfied with witness evidence in election case

Malawi Congress Party (MCP)’s attorneys in the ongoing presidential election trial have expressed satisfaction with the evidence their witnesses are giving before the Constitutional Court.   

The sentiments follows winding up of cross-examination of the party’s fourth witness, Anthony Bendulo who was MCP`s information technology (IT) specialist during the May 21 elections.

Bendulo told the court how Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) IT staff allegedly altered votes of UTM president Saulos Chilima MCP president Lazarus Chakwera at Sankhani Primary School polling centre in Mchinji.

He said Chakwera got 351 valid votes but MEC IT staff sent 83 votes to the National Tally Centre in Blantyre while Chilima’s votes were reduced from 83 to one.

MCP lead lawyer Mordecai Msiska told YFM that Bendulo has proved to the court that he was knowledgeable of his assignment as an IT specialist for the party during the polls.

Msiska added that Bendulo demonstrated to the court that there were deliberate errors during the presidential election that played to the advantage of the first respondent – President Peter Mutharika who was Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Meanwhile, the court will continue hearing cross-examination of fifth MCP witness who is the MCP secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka on Monday.

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