The Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal is on May 28 expected to rule on a case in which the High Court ruled that there should be a fresh election in Mangochi West constituency.
Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) appealed against the High Court ruling for the fresh election.
MEC announced that Geoffrey Melaka Chiwondo, a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate had won the May 21, 2019 parliamentary seat with 4, 527 votes and was trailed by an independent candidate Simeon Harrison who amassed 4,518 votes.
But Harrison went to the High Court dissatisfied with the poll results and the court ruled that there should be a fresh parliamentary election in the area following anomalies.
MEC appealed to the Supreme Court, saying the High Court failed to take into consideration evidence which the pollster brought in the court.