300 Mozambicans flee to Malawi over post-election violence

Over 300 Mozambicans have fled to Malawi and seeking refugee in Chikwawa fearing post-election violence.

Frelimo supporters

According to preliminary results, Frelimo is on course for another victory but the main opposition, Renamo said it would not accept the last week’s poll results because of what the party says irregularities – similar complaints from Malawi opposition who have taken their elections petition to court seeking rerun.

Renamo, a former rebel group, has called for a cancellation of the vote and asked for “new elections that must be supervised by reputable entities”.

With a third of the national vote counted, results on the National Election Commission’s website showed President Felipe Nyusi in the lead with 69 percent and Renamo leader Ossufo Momade with 25 percent.

The electoral commission is expected to announce the result of the provincial elections on Monday, and final results within 15 days of the vote.

 Meanwhile, Chikwawa district commissioner Ali Phiri said the Mozambicans have settled at Chapasula village in chief Chapananga’s area.

“Officials have gone to the area to assess the situation, to assess their needs and how we can help out,” said Phiri.

He said his office has already communicated with the ministry of Homeland Security to liaise with the UNHCR to move the refugees to Luwani camp.

He said leaving the refugees in the village could pose a security threat.

On Friday, the US embassy expressed “significant concerns regarding problems and irregularities” during the voting and counting which “raise questions about the integrity of these procedures and their vulnerability to possible fraudulent acts.”

The European Union’s election observation mission said “an unlevel playing field was evident throughout the campaign. The ruling party dominated the campaign in all provinces and benefitted from the advantages of incumbency.”

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joseph Banda
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joseph Banda

Akutola Kuno eti! Ife timathawira ku Mozambique? Even if we were to go there, they would not have allowed it. Let them learn to tolerate each other. Very little thing let us run to Malawi

National CEO
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National CEO

These people from Mozambique are rude. When you are passing in their country, you need just to play deaf and dumb otherwise you will be hearing ” wamangiwa” now and then. But we always welcome them into our country when they are in trouble.

Lego
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Don’t let these Mozambicans to come into our country.These people are so cruel to their fellow Africans.Just ask few people who have tried to pass through their boarders they will tell you all.Starting from Dedza boarder up to Nyamapanda you hear everyone complaing about how they are treating people crossing their boarders.

Opportunist
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Opportunist

Those people are cruel when u try to pass through their country.

Chief Justice Chilungamo
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Chief Justice Chilungamo

I agree. They should go back to their country and sort out their problems

Yamie
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Yamie

Exactly azipita

Jomicons
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Jomicons

Malawi is a peaceful country despite the tippex and msundwe issues..

Thank God

The Patriot
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The Patriot

Let’s face it. Democracy is not working for the majority of African countries. Almost everywhere in Africa the credibility of elections is questioned. The whole intent of having democracy, atleast in theory, is not fulfilled in view of the way elections are conducted. Democracy would be ideal in the context of information symmetry. The electorate being aware of issues Govt is grappling with to improve on the status qua. The electorate fully understanding the efficacy of the manifestos of political parties in addressing Govt challenges. The truth is that in most African countries a huge proportion of voters have completely… Read more »

NZERU NKUPANGWA
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NZERU NKUPANGWA

agreed democracy ideals should be taught from early primary school by compulsory

Gokwe
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Gokwe

Mukamapita muzitenga ana anu zionetsero Zikuchuluka kuno munasiya ana anu.

Jeff Mpotazingwe
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Jeff Mpotazingwe

Elections in Africa will never be credible as long as wealth is in the hands of a few individuals. I do not think one party can keep on winning as is the case of South Africa,Zimbabwe and Mocambique. God help Africa those winning are our oppressors not redeemers

Mzeedi
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Mzeedi

Africa should do away with opposition parties period. Coz they don’t accept results just because they are power hungry and that causes problems to citizens and the economy

Mwinithako
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Mwinithako

RENAMO WILL NEVER RULE MOCAMBIQUE AS MALAWI CONGRESS PARTY SO KKK

Pan Afrikan
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Pan Afrikan

Kulankhula kosaganiza… Anzanu akuchita discuss za nzeru za mavuto a democracy ku Africa ndi momwe tingawathetsere…Inu? Zokamba zanu za ziii. Zongoonjezera mavuto basi. If you don’t have sensible contribution to a debate, wise up…..keep quiet!!

Lameck Kazembe
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Lameck Kazembe

Of course we should help our fellow blothers but this people they are not good at all and they will never change their mind anyway lets do through the grace of God