Court nullifies parliamentary election results in 3 Constituencies*

By Kondanani Chilimunthaka

The High Court in Blantyre has finally ruled in favor of the petitioners in the 2019 election cases for the Nsanje North, Central and Chikwawa East constituencies with an order to have fresh elections held within 60 days.

In the court battle that has taken months of hearing, Enock Chizuzu of MCP was disputing the election of Esther Mcheka Chilenje while in Nsanje Central constituency MCP’ Kafandikhale Mandevana was challenging Francis Kasaila. In Chikwawa East, Foster Thipiwa of MCP filed a case against eligibility of Sam Khumbanyiwa as an MP for the constituency.

Esther Mcheka Chilenje and Francis Kasaila belong to DPP while Sam Khumbanyiwa is for UDF.

The ruling comes barely a day after Malawians celebrated one year of court’s victory over a historic presidential election case.