The Supreme Court of Appeal has today ordered a rerun of the Lilongwe City South East election after opposition
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) candidate, Ulemu Msungama, disputed the results which saw ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Bentley Namasasu declared winner in 2014.
After the polls, Msungama claimed that there were serious irregularities and that Namasasu was not the winner.
It was after this that High Court judge Esme Chombo ruled that there be a rerun of the elections only for Namasasu to appeal to the Supreme Court of Appeal which made the landmark ruling today.
Heard by a panel of three judges; Justice Edward Twea, Justice Lovemore Chikopa and Justice Anthony Kamanga, the Supreme Court has ordered the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to conduct a rerun.
Msungama told the media outside court that justice won.
He said he was very happy with the ruling.
Meanwhile, the DPP has not yet commented on the matter. The issue was one of the high profile ones the MCP and DPP had been into verbal war for.