Attorney General gives UTM president SKC tough homework for weekend

Written by  MBC Online

Malawi’s Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale on Friday gave UTM president Saulos Chilima a tough assignment for the weekend: To bring a series of answers to the court when he will be cross-examined by the AG in the on-going presidential poll nullification case.

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Chilima is the first petitioner in the trial, which effectively opened in Lilongwe under a panel of five judges on Thursday and will run until August 23.

 

Kaphale told the court that Chilima should prepare himself to be cross-examined based on the following questions:

. How many monitors gave SKC evidence of intimidation?

.How many polling stations (out of 5,002) were involved in cases of intimidation?

.What is the percentage of polling stations involved in intimidation in relation to 5,002 centres?

.How many monitors have given evidence of bribery?

.How many polling centres were involved in bribery?

.What is the percentage of polling centres involved in bribery in relation to 5,002 centres?

.How many monitors of his party gave evidence that presiding officers and polling staff influenced voting?

.How many polling centres were involved and their percentage in relation to 5,002 centres?

.How many people were arrested and at which places, and what is the percentage of polling centres where people were arrested in relation to 5,002 centres?

 

Kaphale also asked Chilima to bring evidence that will show that if any of the arrested people were convicted.

 

Cross-examining Chilima alone might take several days which might see the trial not lasting in 12 days

 

Chilima is answering most of the questions from the AG in affirmative.

 

Hearing will continue on Monday afternoon.

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