Ansah created this crisis, says Mtambo: All set for CSOs protests 

The Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) operating under the banner Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) say all is set to hold demonstrations in Lilongwe  on Thursday and Friday to force Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Justice Jane Ansah  to resign as the overseer of the elections governing body.

HRDC Chairperson, Timothy Mtambo (L), Vice Chairperson, Gift Trapence (C) and memberLuke Tembo addressing a news conference

Ansah, who has since refused to step down, told the media recently that demonstrations organised by the CSOs are a mob justice that need not to be tolerated.

But HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo said  Ansah should not blame anybody.

“Ansah is the one who created this crisis. People should not blame anyone, they should blame Jane Ansah for mismanaging their vote,” he said.

He said they will not relent to hold vigils until  Ansah resigns.

“She should take herself larger than life that she can’t step down. She will go by people power,” he added.

The vigils on Thursday and Friday are following the  one which was held two weeks ago with the same objective of forcing Ansah to resign for allegedly mishandling the May 21 polls results.

In the northern region, demonstrations will be conducted in Karonga, Rumphi, Mzimba and Mzuzu city while in the central region they will be held in Lilongwe, Salima, Mchinji and Kasungu.

In the Southern region, where president Mutharika scooped over half of the votes, protests will be conducted in Mangochi, Zomba and Blantyre.

The CSOs have since appealed to Malawi Police Service (MPS) to arrest anybody who will be found perpetrating violence and looting people’s property.

“We had a meeting with Malawi Police Service and we have assured them that the demonstrations would be peaceful. Anyone who will attempt to turn the situation into [a platform for promoting] anarchy and chaos would be arrested by the police.

“We are not saying that the people should not be angry, but we are saying that one can still express dissatisfaction without destroying other people’s properties,” Mtambo said.

Police spokesperson James Kadadzera said the law enforcing agency will always provide maximum security to peaceful demonstrators and that it will also move swiftly to protect people’s property whenever there will be violence.

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Ajofia
Ajofia
1 year ago

Let us. Join hands to fight bad system.

Ndede
Ndede
1 year ago

Just hold on there Gift. It is not Justice Ansa who is causing this. It is you greedy, selfishness and hungry for power which I is driving this. You are mercenaries, at the end of it all you care about your survival only. Let me remind you two scenarios, It is you who got injunction against Salima – Lilongwe Water project. You denied millions of people from accessing portable water and instead people in Area 18 LL were drinking faces. You again chose to be quiet when Joyce Banda administration was involved in cashgate. If you claim to represent Malawians,… Read more »

TIPPEX
TIPPEX
1 year ago
Reply to  Ndede

akupasani zingati kodi ?

joseph Banda
joseph Banda
1 year ago
Reply to  TIPPEX

munthu akanena zoona ndiye akupasani zingat? what a useless brain!!!!

Gona pa Muhanya
Gona pa Muhanya
1 year ago
Reply to  joseph Banda

Palinso zoona pamenepa. Ngati ndinu achilungamo kamphunzitseni Pitalayo

Mpoloni
Mpoloni
1 year ago

Had it been that “tippex” was used as was the case but the results favoured Chakwera, would the CSOs be demonstrating demanding the resignation of MEC chair? I for one don’t think so. These are politicians masquerading as CSOs!!

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
1 year ago

HRDC (Mtambo, Trapence, Tembo, Sembeleka etc, anthu inu mmatiimilira and we are VERY much proud of you. Its our everyday prayers that God should continue to protect you and your families. I have never seen anthu okonda dziko lawo, opanda dyera ndi ma skono, odzipereka ndi opanda mantha ngati inu. God should add more years to your years!

Pido
Pido
1 year ago
Reply to  Nambuma Girl

COunt me and alll right thinking Malawians out. I am very ashamed with these good for nothing Ntambo, Trapence, sembeereka Tembo etc. Why are you holding the country at ransom when the matter is in court? Mulungu will repay you severely for this

Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
1 year ago
Reply to  Pido

Pido zako izo kaya wadya za DPP kaya ukudya, zako. Ma vote munabera aja abwezedwa mukuona. HRDC is fighting for us voiceless people.

Zondeni
Zondeni
1 year ago

Mtambo keep the fire….we need more Mtambospec in this country! ! Leave these empty heads.

Your calling is to bring sanity. Lead us for this war.

Nakholi
1 year ago

Support ya a Lomwe anzangawa yodabwisa kwambiri komnso yopusa yosafunila dziko lathu tsogolo labwino! We cannot be supporting thieves just because we come from the same district or region, that’s senseless!!!!

Harvey
Harvey
1 year ago
Reply to  Nakholi

Is there any difference with chewa supporting Chakwera…Headless

Joloza
1 year ago

Ma CSOs aku Malawi ndi adyera. A Mtambo ndi anzawo adya za opposition. A matero amapereka pressure ku boma kuti liwapasenso chithumba. Likangowapatsa amasintha language. Mwamva akuti panopa tiyamba zokambirana chifukwa zoyenda mu mseu sizimathetsa mavuto. Ndizitsiru za anthu izi ma CSO. Iwo akudziwa chimene akuchita chifukwa ndi mmene amadyera mmenemo. Wopusa ndi munthu amene amangowatsatira chimimba kuno. Anzanuwa dollar ikulowa ku account inu mukutaya nthawi ndi kuyenda mumseu. Kukafika kunyumba kukaupeza umphawi uli chikhakire ukukudikirani. Sindingapange zopusazo kuononga maola ndi ndawala imene cholinga chake ndichoti mandevu wina akufuna akhale pampando azizilemeretsa yekha ndi ana ake munthu wamba akusauka kugona… Read more »

Richie
1 year ago

Mtambo and Co
You must know anthu akutulikirani
You will have no people following you
Majority is not with you

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
Ntumbuka Mwenecho
1 year ago

Foolish Mutambo and co. You were spotted in Mangochi distributing MK15,000 to buy the youth to join your vandalistic mob justice. You benefit nothing idiots.

namatetule
1 year ago

Kodi ma CSO, WHO ARE YOU REPRESENTING? yOUR WIVES AND CONCUBINES. wHO APPOINTED YOU ANYWAY. kUSOWA NTCHITO MUNGOYAMBITSA MA NGO KUTI MUZIWABERA AZUNGU. STUPID!

Walai
Walai
1 year ago
Reply to  namatetule

U know nothing and those creating bright future of future leaders

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