Activists say shocked with Ansah refusal to step aside

Civil rights activists who sit on Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) say they are shocked that embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah has refused to step aside following serious allegations of poll result manipulation.

Mtambo with Zodiak’sreporter John Paul Kayuni during the people protests against Ansah

HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo said Ansah’s comments in Monday’s exclusive interview with with multi-award winning private broadcaster Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) raised more questions than answers.

“Dr. Jane Ansah exposed herself, she contradicted herself,” said Mtambo, insisting she needs to step aside.

“As HRDC, we will not stop to call for her resignation and we will have a press conference where we will continue to force her resign,” said Mtambo.

Mtambo said public officers hold power on behalf of ordinary citizens, saying this is why when the citizens lose confidence in the public officers, they need to resign.

In her interview, Ansah dismissed calls for her to resign for allegedly compromising herself and mismanaging the May 21 Tripartite Elections and purportedly favouring President Peter Mutharika.

She described accusations of her personal bias as unfounded and baseless.

During the interview, Ansah, a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, rejected any calls for her to resign on principle, saying she will wait for the court’s judgement on the matter to decide whether to call it quits.

She described nationwide demonstrations organised by HRDC in the country’s four cities last Thursday demanding her resignation as “mob justice”.

Ansah said she is personally alright and leading a normal life.

What I can say is that I did my work according to law,” she said.

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Malawian Scholar
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Malawian Scholar

More filth… If the constitutional court is not influenced, expect a rerun.

The real activist
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The real activist

WHAT SURPRISED?? ACTIVISTS KEEP MARCHING TILL YOUR BALLS DROP, MTAMBO I BET YOUR BALLS DROPPED ALREADY LAST WEEK! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA USELSS ACTIVISTS! MA ACTIVIST ONUNKA KAMWA NDI MAPWALA! CORRUPT ACTIVISTS

kishobeh
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Mtambo, who is the citizens that lose confidence except you and your friends? this is not voice of Malawians.

NTAMBO
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NTAMBO

I don’t trust these gangsters.

Masuzygo
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Masuzygo

WITH OR WITHOUT MTAMBO , CHILIMA , TRAPENCE AND THE WORST OF ALL CHAKWERA , MUTHARIKA AND HIS MIGHTY DPP WILL RULE THIS TILL DOOMS DAY. I REST MY CASE

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
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Ntumbuka Mwenecho

Double-dealer Mtambo comes here yavi yavi with his mouth full of ma buns a fake accent. Did he not sign on the MESN sheet? Shitty boy.

Shoxy
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Shoxy

This lady mmmmmm kaya

Mandado@147
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If she resigns those skeletons in the closet will be exposed! If the referee MEC is rushing to appeal at the Supreme Court when the Head herself Ansah said the case ends only at High Courts then you know shit is real! only in Malawi! something sinister went down at MEC soon we will hear its gutted by fire ku malawi kodi!! Shes got mortgage to pay in the UK 30 tons salary aint enough KKK

dalo
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dalo

Mfiti yaikazi ndiyovuta kapena yoipa kwambiri ngati simudziwa amalawi.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

” I did my work according to the law” No if you are satisfied that you did your work according to the law, why do you want the case to be thrown out? The same law should vindicate you if you claims are true.

Thengo
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Thengo

Pig le

LALALA
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LALALA

Justice Dr Jane Ansah SC I salute you. Your are indeed a hero.You answer the media guestions to the best of your knowledge.Don’t worry about these idiots so called freedom fighters.They are only barking dogs with no teeth.

LALALA
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LALALA

Because MCP are baseless.Chakwera has accepted MP elections which was conducted by Dr Jane Ansah SC.Is like saying Nkumba sindimadya koma ndipatse msutzi okhawo that is whta Chakwera has done.Shame

Gona pa Muhanya
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Gona pa Muhanya

Pitani fundo zimenezi ku khoti tiwone ngati mukaphule kanthu