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Court Throws Out MEC Application to Administer SA Lawyers

Reports reaching Face of Malawi are indicating that Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda has thrown out the application by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to administer two South African Lawyers.

The two lawyers Dumisa Buhle Ntsebeza and Elizabeth Makhabani were expected in the country yesterday to represent MEC in the presidential elections case, but failed to jet in following the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

The two South African lawyers did not arrive in the country due to public health concern. As a result they presented themselves to the Malawian Embassy in South Africa where they wanted to participate in the case through video teleconferencing.

According to Nyirenda it is against the law for lawyers to represent MEC when they are in another country.

This means MEC lawyer Tamando Chokotho will represent the electoral body when the appeal case begins on Wednesday.

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Flora Mitumba
Flora Mitumba
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