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What started as a normal day, with the sun rising from the east, turned out to be a historical day in the legal arena, for the country and for the observers from all over the world.

On 21st May 2019, Malawians went to polls; they wanted to elect leaders into councils, parliament and the Supreme office of the land, the office of president. Having declared the winner, MEC was taken to court by disgruntled contestants who felt section 76, 77 of the Constitution were raped by MEC when it conducted the elections. They further felt the human right of the citizenry was infringed as the elected president is perceived to have been not elected by an acceptable majority.

These petitioners although they filed their petitions differently but the then presiding Judge, consolidated them and refered them to constitutional court, as the complaints were constitutional in nature.

After a lengthy process of law, the panel of five judges declared a 45day wait for the courts judgement.

On 3rd February 2020, business stood still, the busy market places were deserted. No party colors were seen on any street in town or townships. Radios would be heard from all angles of the atmosphere; citizens were home, their mind pregnant with anticipation as they waited for the final reading of the judgement; a compilation of law, law jargons, crafted by the five learned judges.

Who will carry the day?

Yamikani Kachingwe

Yamikani Nicholas Kachingwe is a Malawian with great interest in current affairs, news and storytelling. Over the years, he has established himself as a a great source of news, a private investigator of issues and whistle blower using various social media platforms.

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