Malawi’s President Dr Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera has finally appointed members of the electoral commission following the court’s ruling.

Chakwera appointed Mr. Richard Chapweteka who was nominated by Malawi Congress Party, Mr. Francis Lazaro Kasaila nominated by Democratic Party, Dr. Emmanuel Fabiano nominated by Democratic Progressive Party and Ms. Caroline Mfune who was nominated by Democratic Progressive Party.

Last week the Malawi high court ruled that former Malawian President Peter Mutharika had not properly appointed commissioners of the Malawi Electoral Commission.

The high court later ordered that Chakwera should formally appoint the commissioners and issue them with letters of appointment.

He was further ordered to pay them money owed to them since their reappointment in june last year.