Ansah insists leading normal life: ‘I do not work through public appearances’

Embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah has maintained that  she is personally alright and leading a normal life and working as usual  despite  Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) demanding her resignations  in a series of demonstrations for allegedly presiding over a flawed electoral process on May 21 2019.

Ansah (right) with government chife secretary Lloyd Muhara

Engaging the media after the official opening of the 21st Annual General Conference of Electoral Commissions Forum for Southern African Development Community (ECF-Sadc) in Blantyre, Ansah said  though at the conference was her  first public appearance since May this year, she has been working at the electoral body.

“I do not work through public appearances,” said Ansah clad in an ivory-coloured cardigan over a similar colour of dress and matching shoes.

“The fact that you do not usually see me does not imply that I am not working. I work at my offices at MEC headquarters,” she said looking composed.

Ansah said MEC has learnt important lessons in the way to conduct elections and willdraw upon  lessons to improve  elections by identifying the gaps and retaining the best practices.

Meanwhile, HRDC  says it will hold fresh demonstrations from Wednesday to Friday this week and petition Southern Africa Development Community (Sadc) Electoral Commissions Forum (ECF) delegates meeting in Blantyre.

HRDC acting national chairperson Happy Mhango told reporters in Lilongwe that are targeting Sadc to let them know that Malawians are not happy with the management of the May 21 Tripartite Elections.

Ansah, a jusge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, is on record as having said she will not resign unless the court finds her in the wrong.

Her defiance could stem from the fact that the  appointing authority could be  rallying behind her as President Peter Mutharika also told BBC that he cannot fire Ansah.

Ansah has become the second MEC chairperson to face resignation calls after the late William Hanjahanja who tendered his resignation in May 1999 amid pressure from electoral stakeholders.

Then president Bakili Muluzi replaced Hanjahanja, who cited health grounds as reasons for his resignation within weeks to the 1999 elections, with Supreme Court Judge James Kalaile.

Stakeholders accused Hanjahanja of poor leadership, but the commission said medical doctors had given him a two-week bed rest after treating him for malaria and high blood pressure.

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mpilu
mpilu
2 years ago

nanga ma million anakupsatilitsanio and still nde mungaleke kulida nomo life!!!

Chechamba
Chechamba
2 years ago

TELLING LIES, HIDING THE TRUTH, FRAUDLENTLY EITHER DESTROYING OR HIDING ORIGINAL ELECTION RESULT SHEETS , WINING WITH DPP INNER CRICLE AND CADETS HAS BECOME PART OF A NORMAL LIFE OF ONE JANE ANSAH. THIS IS AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE SUPREME COURT OF APPEAL, THE LAW PROFESSION AND JANE ANSAH’S CHURCH.

Gogo
Gogo
2 years ago

A PRETENDING SMILE/HAPPINESS….!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

uchapwi
uchapwi
2 years ago

MAMA JANE. WE LOVE YOU. YOU DID YOUR JOB. THE PROBLEM IS THAT THESE LOSERS INCLUDING HRDC, CHILIMA, CHAKWERA AND COMPANY ARE TOO STUPID TO CONCEDE DEFEAT. DON’T WORRY ABOUT THEM. LET THEM ROTE. ENJOY YOUR LIFE….JANE ANSAH WOYEEEERD……..APM WOYEEEERE

ERUTU
ERUTU
2 years ago

Conflict-conflict approach!

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
2 years ago

Ehhh Atumbuka ndia Chewa leave Jane Ansah alone.Your hate speeches are now cumbersome .She is a mother who forgives all her haters!!!

Maunits
Maunits
2 years ago

Mawa iwe Jane Madando tikuphwisira uwonaso

Chukambiri
Chukambiri
2 years ago

You should say that losers are not happy not Malawians, I am so happy!!!!!!!!!!! While losers are crying daily

Igwe
Igwe
2 years ago
Reply to  Chukambiri

When we say Malawians we mean 2/3 of the populations not everyone because apart from you, Jane and few corrupt tipex who are enjoying with this type of mediocrity. Even among Christians there are also devil worshipers and I am not surprised.

THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
2 years ago

Woman with no conscious almighty one will solve you out

Philosopher
Philosopher
2 years ago

Zizungu zake zimenezi olo almighty yo angamve koma?

Sean
Sean
2 years ago
Reply to  Philosopher

Kkkkkkkkk

khwiyo
khwiyo
2 years ago

Bodza leni leni jane.no more of life that’s what is in you jane Ansah

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