The false claim that the 2019 Malawi Presidential elections were rigged was made by the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP)’s leader Reverend Lazarus Chakwera, it was echoed by Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) and it fuelled months of violent protests organized by opposition parties and civil society. This is probably the biggest fake claim about what transpired in Malawi.


Both the ConCourt and Supreme Court exonerated President Arthur Mutharika from the rigging claims, as the nullification of the Presidential vote only related to procedural issues that both courts blamed on the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).

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