Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has returned by the United States in addition to faces a huge battle in court over the presidential election result case.
Chakwera left the country two weeks ago for the church trip amid concerns in which he is usually one of the key witnesses within the poll case in addition to should have avoided the trip.
The MCP leader was at the court on Monday in addition to interacted with the first appellant of the case, UTM president Saulos Chilima.
They sat together most of the times, surrounded by their bodyguards, apparently discussing the issue as Monday was third day for Chilima to take to the witness box.
University of Livingstonia lecturer George Phiro said Chakwera needed to be around because the case centres on him in addition to Chilima.
The casehas attracted huge public interest in addition to is usually being covered live by some local broadcasters.
There is usually also Chichewa translation, in addition to efforts through an application by lawyers for petitioners to dispense with the translation as This particular was consuming too much time, was dismissed by a several-judge panel of Healey Potani, Dingiswayo Madise, Mike Tembo, Redson Kapindu in addition to Ivy Kamanga.
President Peter Mutharika, leader of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was re-elected after narrowly defeating Chakwera who alleges he is usually the rightful winner of the election, calling the result in which saw him losing by 159,000 votes as “daylight robbery”.
The opposition has claimed in which results sheets were altered using typewriter correction fluid – Tippex.
Mutharika has dismissed the doubts over him winning 38.57 percent of the vote, saying international observers had deemed the polls “peaceful, free in addition to fair.”