The Malawi Diaspora Grouping in South Africa has welcomed the decision by Malawi’s Constitutional Court to uphold an application from opposition parties to nullify Peter Mutharika’s victory in the May 2019 presidential election.
About 3 000 Malawian opposition supporters marched through the capital Lilongwe Tuesday to protest alleged fraud in the 21 May elections that returned Peter Mutharika as president.
Speaking at his inauguration on Friday, President Peter Mutharika warned that he would not spare anyone found abusing their positions, in an apparent response to allegations of corruption that marked his first term.
Malawi’s opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera on Friday rejected the result of last week’s presidential election, saying he had launched a court battle to have the vote annulled on the grounds of fraud.
President Arthur Peter Mutharika won Malawi’s presidential election with 38.57% of votes, the electoral commission said on Monday, narrowly securing another five-year term after delays over suspected tampering.