Taxpayers to Pay Chakwera, Chilima Lawyers Over MK 5billion

The Malawi High Court has ordered Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to pay lawyers for President Lazarus Chakwera and his Vice President Saulos Chilima over MK 5 billion.

MCP Lawyers

The new order follows a constitution court ruling which ordered MEC to pay all legal costs for the first and second petitioner in presidential elections case.

According to the Registrar of the High Court, Agness Patemba the first respondent MEC has been given 45 days to pay the costs.

“The Court is of the view that the bill for the first petitioner be taxed at a total of MK 2,314, 184, 550 and at a total of MK 3,086,890 for the second petitioner.

The second respondent (MEC) is ordered to pay the total amount to the first and second petitioners within 45 days from the day of this order,” ordered Patemba.

UTM president Chilima and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Chakwera won the presidential elections in which they were challenging the outcome of May 2019 presidential elections.

MEC and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) president Peter Mutharika were the first and the second respondent in the case.

2 Responses to "Taxpayers to Pay Chakwera, Chilima Lawyers Over MK 5billion"

  1. madala   August 10, 2020 at 5:26 pm

    reporter of this article you leave a lot to be desired. With all honesty and journalistic ethics do your best by providing accurate information to people. In your sound mind are those two figures provided in your article add up to 9 billion? did you pass your arithmetic class?

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  2. Galumtsukwa   August 11, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    BEfore you tell us how much they are paying the Chakwera and Chilima laywers kindly tell us how much they paid South African lawyers and Tamanda Chokhotho.

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