Armed gang ransack MEC centers to stop voter registration: Malawi police arrest 1 suspect

An armed gang in Blantyre on Tuesday morning stormed various voter registration centers, ransacking and destroying equipment belonging to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) accusing it of endangering people’s lives by proceeding with the electoral process amid the deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

Vandalised equipment at Blantyre voter registration centre

The registration centers ransacked included Makata, Namalimwe and Blantyre Secondary School.

The action comes amid calls from  secyion of the society including health rights activists  to have the voter registration exercise suspended, saying it  is risking lives of many people amist the virus pandemic.

Executive director for Malawi Health Equity Network, George Jobe, in quotes reported by Voice of America (VOA) said  allowing voters to gather for registration and polling contradicts key coronavirus prevention measures.

The request for MEC to have the electoral process suspended due to Coronavirus hit a blank wall last week, when the Constitutional Court referred the MEC’s request to the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Tuesday’s vandalism of the voter registration equipment has forced MEC to stop the exercise in all the affected centers in Blantyre.

Meanwhile, police in Blantyre said they have arrested on suspect in the attacks and are interogatting him.

Malawi has now registered 16 cases of the lethal Covid-19 since the first three cases were diagnosed two weeks ago.

Minister of Health Jappie Mhango  said the government will come up with more strict measures today that would to help fight the pandemic.

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Mtete
Mtete
10 months ago

Data for the newly registered and that for people confirming their voter registration is going straight into the MEC rigging scheme. The exercise should stop immediately, otherwise Malawians are being taken for a ride.

Khumutcha
Khumutcha
10 months ago

Malizitsani kulembatu article iyi nanga, a Nyasatimes, ponena zimene zinachitika munthuyu atamangidwa ndi a Police nkupita naye ku Blantyre Police, that he was immediately released, scot free, “on orders from above”. Shaa. This could have only been a cadet sure.

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
10 months ago
Reply to  Khumutcha

Exactly, this article is incomplete. Police made arrests, they were released upon realising that these were there cousins called cadets……

Aalex
Aalex
10 months ago

General Nundwe. Please come back. These fools are on the loose again. MDF Please don’t allow these fools reduce you to DPP cadets. You are our brothers who has saved this country from these thugs headed by the Dausis Mchachas and all these old bustards the Mpinganjilas the Mussas. Boma sakakamila. Muzachoka mwamanyazi. Munthu okwiya sawopa olo mutawopyeza ndimfuti.

dyanayekuhker
dyanayekuhker
10 months ago
Reply to  Aalex

Ifetu tifuna nkhondoyo bomali ndilathu basi ife adpp

Jerusalem Bible College
Jerusalem Bible College
10 months ago

Review ur headline, just write armed DPP Cadets ransack MEC centers.

anamkafumbwe
anamkafumbwe
10 months ago

next tym u will lose your lyf for fucken tings

Chechamba
Chechamba
10 months ago

Kodi ku DPP uko kuli anthu a chamba okha okha masiku ano?

Kalvin kaliwamba
Kalvin kaliwamba
10 months ago

One day is one day.You can’t fool all the people all the time.Your days are numbered.

dyanayekuhker
dyanayekuhker
10 months ago

liti pusi iweyo MG is for us basi maunya tudzi atumbuka ndi achewa kununkha

BigMan
BigMan
10 months ago

Surely even DPP cant be this dull? Shame on them.

Mpakateni
10 months ago

Chedwetsani chisankho omwe ali madalitso a a Malawi chifukwa Jane Ansah ndi anzake sadzakhalako, kudzabwera ma komishonala wena.

Charles Banda
Charles Banda
10 months ago

Malawi – making a name for yourself..

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