Malawi Court Rejects Mutharika’s Appeal, Setting Up Election Re-Run

Malawi’s Supreme Court today upheld the annulment of President Peter Mutharika’s narrow election victory last year, citing gross fraud. The decision paves the way for new elections to be held on July 2 this year. In a judgment that was eagerly awaited by many Malawians, Justice Frank Kapanda announced the dismissal of the appeal in the nation’s capital, Lilongwe.