Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Vice President for the South Kondwani Nankhumwa has agreed to step down as leader of opposition in Parliament, faceofmalawi can reveal.

The development follows a meeting Nakhumwa held with the party President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Sunday in Mangochi.

DPP spokesperson Brown Mpinganjira has confirmed of the development in a statement made available to faceofmalawi.

“Hon Kondwani Nankhumwa has agreed to relinquish the position of Leader of Opposition and to respect the choice made by the Party of Hon Francis Kasaila as Leader of Opposition.

“That in view of the fact that there is a court case, Hon Kondwani Nankhumwa has undertaken to direct his legal team to seek an indefinite adjournment of the case to pave way for the resolution of the matter by the parties to the case through mediation using the existing structures for dispute resolution within the Party,” reads in part the statement.

The development means Francis Kasaila will take over as leader of opposition.

Meanwhile Nankhumwa is yet to comment on the matter.

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