LILONGWE-(MalawianWatchdog)—Lawyers representing President Peter Mutharika have this morning finished cross examining Darlington Ndasauka, a third witness for the first petitioner—UTM.
During the cross examination, counsel Frank Mbeta asked questions bent on demonstrating that some errors made during computation of presidential election results could actually have advantaged candidates such as MCP president Dr. Lazarus Chakwera and not necessarily President Peter Mutharika.
At some point, Ndasauka, said he is challenging a fake tally sheet although UTM monitors at highlighted centres have not raised concerns that results were manipulated.
The cross examination was not short of drama as DPP lawyer Frank Mbeta sent court into stitches for referring to UTM third witness Darlington Ndasauka as Mr. Gwalidi an apparent reference to second UTM witness Ms. Miriam Gwalidi.
The lawyer dutifully made a correction.
Meanwhile, the Constitutional Court says witness Diverson Makwete who appears to have lied to the court in a sworn statement with regard to expectation for him to deposit electoral materials with Parliament be investigated for suspected perjury.
Makwete was MEC Regional Elections Officer for one of the centres.
The court has been adjourned to Tuesday, paving way for some members who are part of the case to participate the budget presentation this afternoon.