The national party convention of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) currently being held in the administrative capital, Lilongwe, is being faced with a legal challenge.
A group of some alleged MCP supporters have threatened to seek a court injunction allegedly after being denied acceses to attend the convention.
As we went to press, the supporters were working with their lawyers trying to stop the convention until they are allowed to participate.
Meanwhile, MCP President John Tembo Saturday morning officially opened the party gathering that is expected to choose the MCP flag bearer in the 2014 tripartite elections.
Interestingly, when Tembo announced to delegates names of competitors for the top job of party President, he did not mention his name and that of lawyer, Edwin Banda.
Only 10 names were announced by Tembo from the original 12 names that had shown interest to run for the top job at the convention.