DPP ELECTION CASE COMMENCES AMIDST TIGHT SECURITY Featured

Written by  MBC Online

A panel of five High Court judges has started a preliminary hearing of a case in which the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is seeking a court interpretation on the competence of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioners who were fired after presiding over the 2020 presidential election.   

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The DPP wants the court to determine their competence in presiding over the election; and basing on that determination whether the election was valid or not.  

   

The five-judge panel is being led by Judge Sylvester Kalembera.   The hearing started this morning amidst tight security in and around the High Court premises in Blantyre.   


Our reporter at the court Blessings Kanache says there is heavy presence of security personnel at the court and that anyone seeking entry into the court premises is being thoroughly searched and has to show an identification card.

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