I am receiving threats—Daudi Suleman


After finishing testifying in the Constitutional Court in the election case Thursday, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) witness Daud Suleman told the court that he had something pertaining to security that he needed to inform the court.

But one of the judges hearing the case, Ivy Kamanga. told Suleman that he was not allowed to do that unless the plea was made through MCP lawyers.

After enquiring from Suleman, MCP lawyer Senior Counsel Mordecai Msisha told the court that Suleman wanted security at his house as he was feeling threatened.


Kamanga ordered that the issue be discussed in chamber.

Later in an interview, Msisha disclosed that some unidentified people have been threatening Suleman.

“He [Suleman] reported that at his village, some threatening messages were delivered on account of him being a witness here [in the case] so that is what we were discussing in the chambers. I commend the Attorney General (AG) for saying that he will use the government system to ensure that such a thing does not happen,’’ he said.


After MCP lawyers finished re-examining Suleman, the court gave the floor to lawyer representing President Peter Mutharika in the case.

One of the lawyers representing Mutharika, Senior Counsel Samuel Tembenu said every election has irregularities.

He further said the irregularities that occurred in the May 21 tripartite elections are not enough to compel the court to overturn the results of the elections which he argued reflect the will of Malawians.

The court has adjourned to today 9 o’clock in the morning when Mutharika’s witness, Benson Phiri, is expected to give his testimony.

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