The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has suspended primary election across the country following violence that erupted in Dedza North Constituency yesterday where party regional boss was contesting against aspiring Member of Parliament.

MCP spokesperson Rev. Maurice Munthali says the party has since instituted investigations on the incident and will address anomalies before proceeding with the exercise to avoid a repeat of the same in other constituencies.

On Wednesday, followers of two candidates of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) engaged in a fight at the party’s primary election for Dedza North Constituency.

Mr. Savel Kafwafwa, who was contesting against the party’s regional chairman for the Centre Mr. Patrick Chilondola, decided to withdraw at eleventh hour, saying he was not impressed with a list of delegates eligible to vote.

This angered the supporters of Mr. Kafwafwa who came to vote but they were not allowed and they started stoning Mr. Chilondola and other party officials who came from Lilongwe and Dedza.

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