The constitutional court sitting in Lilongwe has adjourned the elections case to 3rd September 2019.
According to agreed schedule which was discussed and agreed during the scheduling conference,the trial will be held in phases. The first phase which has ended today Friday 23 August 2019 was for 12 days but the court sat for 11 days due to an appeal of the earlier ruling that the court made.
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leading counsel Mordecai Msiska is on record to have said the case might end in 2025 something that has sent shivers to MCP supporters.
It’s still not clear where the two parties UTM and MCP will get funds for a trial that will obviously take years to conclude.
Meanwhile UTM is yet to pay it’s monitors for the services they rendered to it during the May 21 general elections.
The First phase was a walk over for the Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale and his team as arguments from UTMs’ Saulos Chilima and Mariam Gwalidi exposed that their argument to nullify the election is based on social media mongering.