Ruling Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is not fielding a candidate in Zomba Changalume by-election asofficials say the party will instead be supporting a People’s Party (PP) candidate.
A list of candidates from Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) shows that the party does not have a candidate in the by election.
This means UTM Party will battle it out with its two Tonse alliance partners; MCP and PP.
There are also independent candidates vying for the seat which fell vacant after its legislator John Chikalimba succumbed to covid-19 last month.
The by-election in Zomba Changalume and five other constituencies and two wards are expected to take place on March 30, 2021.