Malawi court orders ex-ruling party to return donations

The Malawi high court has ordered the former ruling party to return money it received as gifts from public bodies within the next 30 days.

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was ordered to pay back 14m Malawian kwacha ($1,400; £1,117) given to the party by public bodies during a fundraising event in 2019 in the run-up to elections that year.

The court on Thursday also ordered the former governing party to declare all the public financiers of the fundraising event which was held in July 2017.

The case was brought to court by civil society organisations which argued that political parties should not be receiving donations from public bodies.

Source: BBC