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Raphael Mhone, Vuwa Kaunda elections case judgement today

FACING EACH OTHER IN COURT—Mhone

The High Court in Mzuzu is today expected to rule on a case in which former leader of People’s Party (PP) in Parliament Raphael Mhone is challenging results of the Nkhata Bay Central Constituency parliamentary election in which Malawi Electoral Commission declared Symon Vuwa-Kaunda winner

Mec declared that Mhone lost to Vuwa- Kaunda of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) by eight votes.

Mhone argued that there were anomalies during the elections and one of the contentious centres is Chisu.

“We did the best we could. We are just waiting for the outcome tomorrow [today]; everything is in the hands of the court. We always respect the rule of law, we do not know what the outcome maybe, but we did the best we could,” said Wesley Mwafulirwa, lawyer for Mhone.

On his part Vuwa- Kaunda’s lawyer, Leonard Mbulo, said they were ready for any outcome of the court.

“We are expecting the judgement tomorrow [today] and we are ready,” he said briefly.

During hearing of the case, Judge Thomson Ligowe also cautioned against fake news reporting of court proceedings, saying the case had too much emotions attached to it.

Recently, the High in Mzuzu concluded an election case in which former member of Parliament for Karonga Central Constituency Frank Mwenifumbo lost to Cornelius Mwalwanda.

Meanwhile, political commentator from the University of Livingstonia George Phiri has called for peace among the two camps regardless of the outcome of the case.

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