The succession fight in opposition Democratic Progressive Party is far from over as vice president for Southern Region and leader of opposition in parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa has vowed to face off the party in court.
Nankhumwa, unfazed by the party politburo ultimatum to apologise for his alleged handiwork in beating up three senior members said they will meet in court.
"Tell them they will face my lawyers in court. They are already working on the papers.
"This is defamation and character assassination," Nankhumwa said.
On Monday Central Region party Vice President Zeriya Chakale threatened to stop him from campaigning in their area for the party presidential race for allegedly being linked to the violence which was televised.
Chakale, at a press briefing in Mangochi condemned attacks on party spokesperson Brown Mpinganjira, Administrative Secretary Francis Mphepo and National Organising Secretary Chimwemwe Chipungu.
Nankhumwa has been facing opposition to succeed Peter Mutharika.
Spokesperson Brown Mpinganjira said the party will hold its convention in 2023.
Mpinganjira explained the logic behind is to fix their infighting.