As Malawi Constitution court is expected to deliver verdict on the high profile presidential elections case on Monday, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) has asked Malawians to remain calm.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa, who is also the Chairperson for SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security Cooperation made the call on Friday in a statement.
Mnangagwa urged concerned stakeholders in Malawi to respect the judgement of the Constitution Court and to remain calm, and maintain peace and order during and after the delivery of the verdict.
In a related development, the Association of Former Member Of Parliament (AFMP) has called upon Malawians to accept the court verdict.
AFMP General Secretary Ronald Chanthunya said Malawi should use the opportunity in demonstrating that Malawians are peaceful loving people.
“Let us use the opportunity to demonstrate that Malawians are indeed peace loving people and that democracy is firmly entrenched by accepting and upholding whatever determination will come from the court,” said Chanthunya in a statement.
In the Presidential elections case, opposition political parties namely UTM and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) are seeking the nullification of May 21 Presidential election results.
An independent body, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) declared President Peter Mutharika of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as the winner.