Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) thugs have smashed a vehicle to a councillor and beat up newspaper photographers and other people after the party lost mayoral elections in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi.
On the other hand, the DPP says it will contest the result that has put Desmond Bikoko, a popular candidate as Mayor.
He is from opposition, Malawi Congress Party (MCP).
Bikoko trounced the DPP candidate, Kwame Bandawe by a vote, he won 14 votes out of the 15 valid votes cast.
As the MCP camp celebrated the results, the DPP thugs beat up people outside the Civic Centre offices in full view of the police.
The police made no arrests and left the ruling party thugs scot free after accomoplishing their mission.
DPP has a history of abductions and killings.
Malawi Electoral Commission officials oversaw the polls.
In Mzuzu, the elections of the mayor will be held on Monday and the DPP regional governor for the north, Kenneth Sanga has been accused of putting pressure on a lady councillor candidate for Msongwe ward (DPP) Judith Chiume to withdaw her nomination.
Council spokesperson said Chiume withdrew her nomination hours after presenting them.
Sanga said the party backed one candidate, Yona Mkandawire who will battle it out with the incubent William Mkandawire (PP).
In Blantyre, the popular mayor Noel Chalamanda will battle it out with another DPP candidate, Lous Ngalande is a man behind the DPP militant youth cadets.