As drama to May 20 tripartite polls continue, Democratic Progressive party (DPP) has sued Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairman Maxon Mbendera with contempt of court.
In an order granted at the High Court by Justice Potani, it lists Mbendera as the first contemnor and seven other commissioners as fellow contemnors in the contempt charges.
The order says the applicants Friday Jumbe, Amosi Mailosi, David Kazinja and Allan Ngumuya have permission to start contempt of court charges against MEC.
This comes just barely few hours after MEC announced that it will carry on with vote recounts.
This is the first time to happen in Malawi