The Lilongwe high court yesterday has shifted to Monday the 13 August to making a ruling in a case in which Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Dr Chris Daza is challenging his suspension from the party.

According to Dr Daza’s lawyer Wesley Namasala said the ruling which was set for today has been shifted to Monday because the presiding judge Chifundo Kachale was not available.

Daza was suspended just after a month when the High Court ordered the party to reinstate him after he was expelled last year.

He was suspended after he presented a petition to the party dated August 1 2011, with signatures of office bearers calling for the convention to elect a new leader.

He also wants the convention to inform the membership on finances and clearly saying veteran leader John Tembo is ineligible to run for party presidency as per party constitution.

But MCP administrative secretary Potiphar Chidaya accused Daza of presenting a fraudulent petition as “the list contains dubious district committees, signatures or wrong people who are not chairpersons recognized by the party.”

MCP disciplinary committee agreed to suspend Daza after he failed to appear before it to answer on the accusations of “fraud”.

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