Chilima, CSOs vow not to relent until Ansah resigns: ‘She mismanaged Malawi poll results’

Immediate past Vice-president Saulos Chilima and leaders of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) operating under the banner Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), have vowed on Thursday that will not relent to hold peaceful demonstrations until Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)  chairperson Justice Jane Ansah steps down as the overseer of the elections governing body.

Chilima: Vows not to relent until Ansah resigns
Chairperson of HRDC Timothy Mtambo  started off the march from Lilongwe Community Centre Ground
Marching in a peaceful demonostrations want MEC chairperson Justice Jane Ansah to step down for allegedly mismanagement of May 21 polls results

Chilima spokes in Lilongwe at the start of demonstrators which he joined together with his wife Mary.

He said they would not back down.

“Ansah must go! If she doesn’t resign in this second phase of demonostration [the first demonostration were held on June 20], we will go into phase three,” said Chilima who was dressed in a security armoured gear.

He condemned reported violence aimed at protestors in Blantyre where ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rough necks attacked marchers with knifes and whipping sticks.

Chilima said he will join Blantyre protesters in the next demonstrations should MEC chairperson Anah refuses to resign.

“We will not be cowed, we will not relent,”  said Chilima.

He said the demonstration will remain to be peaceful and that  Malawi Police Service (MPS) should arrest anybody who will be found perpetrating violence and looting people’s property.

HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo said  they have the  “will, the determination, and the means to make sure your vote will count. Ansah must go.”

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.

Chilima and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera are challenging results of the presidential election claiming that they were rigged in favour of President Peter Mutharika who got 38 percent of the vote.

Results MEC announced show that Chakwera trailed Mutharika by 35 percent while Chilima, who was until May this year vice-president to Mutharika, finished third with 20 percent of the votes.

Currently, Chilima and Chakwera are in court as first and second petitioners, respectively, seeking nullification of presidential election results over alleged irregularities, especially in the results management system.

A paneL of five judges of the High Court of Malawi sitting as the Constitutional Court comprising Healey Potani, Dingiswayo Madise, Ivy Kamanga, Redson Kapindu and Mike Tembo set July 29 as the date for hearing of the substantive case will start.

Public Affairs Committee (PAC) and European Union Election Observer Mission expressed some reservations.The European Union Election Observer Mission also faulted the results management system.

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Roma
Roma
1 year ago

St Patrick’s Catholic Parish, Area 18 and its congregants. Akuluakulu a chipembedzo amenewo. Nzosadabwitsa akuti akamaliza ma violence akalapa akalandiranso Ukalistia. Shame!

kishobeh
1 year ago

My brother, this is not peaceful demonstrations katundu akuonongeka, ma offices a boma ma business a wanthu zikuonongeka is this you ntambo and chilima you want? But you know what people are suffering I mean the villagers don’t do things that will benefit your self’s guys lets love our country.

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
1 year ago

ABWERE KU BLANTYRE SAULOSI. TIZAMUDULA MACHENDE

Ludo
1 year ago
Reply to  Chiswa B

Osadula a uyu wakubayu bwani? Anaba MK145 million, pano wabanso mavoti, shame to all the cadets and their tippex president.

Muthalirenji
Muthalirenji
1 year ago

A Chilima mungofuna kubweretsa violence in Malawi. DPP inakukanani and 80% of Malawians didn’t vote for you in just ended elections. What is it you want? If it were not for the failing economy i would have urged APM not to interfere with your so called vigils up to 2024 but govt has to do something to prevent this mischievous politician competely ruining our economy. Muziauziratunso masapota anuwo that Malawi laws azalora appeal after the judgement sizamaboza mukuwauza anthu anuwo kuti appeal will not be allowed. Prepare them for this kuti this election case can take a whole year to… Read more »

JOSEPH CHAGOMELANA
1 year ago

PAYIZE NEBA, INU MUDZIMATCHA ADAD AKULAMULIRA NDIPO MULIMBE COZ MUMATCHA MPAKA 2024 KOMA JANE SATULA PANSI UDINDO NGATISO MMENE CHILIMA ANAKANILA KUTULA PASI UDINDO. JANE & ADAD 2024 BOOOMAAA

TOSH
1 year ago

chilima thats good move whether somebody like it or not we are not going to stop demostration till JANE ANSAH STEP DOWN, THE NEXT DEMOSTRATIONS WILL BE WORSE THAN THIS

Clement kadalie
Clement kadalie
1 year ago

Chilima should undergo psychiatric evaluation…. I now regret voting for him

mimu
1 year ago

akulira chokweza uyu.20% ingafanane ndi 38%?dikirani 2024 mwina kapena…komanso ndikukaika coz blue pano nde izaza mzina mzina.

konokwathu
konokwathu
1 year ago

this chilima guy is an idiot, misala yeni yeni yeni iyi, kupepela kwa akulu amenewa kwapitilira muyezo, munthuyu alibe nzeru. za ziii

Mandado@147
1 year ago

And you also should go to Mental Hospital in zomba for diagnostics! KKKKK

Ngaa7
1 year ago

MEC OFFICIALS SHOULD NOT CHILIMA AS YOU ARE SAYING–

yemweuja
yemweuja
1 year ago

Kiki ki ki kki ki ki, Jane kuchoka palowa Chilima,one million job creation ija imeneyo..

psyuta
psyuta
1 year ago

This time Chilima’s wife will be targetted, harassed and raped. Take care.

THE APOSTLE
1 year ago
Reply to  psyuta

GALU IWE ….ALOMWE TITHANA NANU.

CHILIMAs wife has got nothing to do with Politics why targeting her. WE HAVE ALL THE MACHINERY KA ARMY KANUKO SIKANGATIKWANITSE…..BOKO HARAM IFEYO

Nyamu
Nyamu
1 year ago
Reply to  THE APOSTLE

Nyimbo amapeka za campaign zija ndi chain?

Piper
Piper
1 year ago
Reply to  psyuta

What do you know that we don’t? Are you planning to? How can you be so sure about this? Are you one of the would be attackers? Be careful with language !

USOVENGE
USOVENGE
1 year ago
Reply to  psyuta

IWE CHITSIRU KWMBIRI..OSAKAPANGA RAPE NKHALAMBA YANU IJA BWANJI..GALU MPHAWI WACHABECHABE IWE..ULI MBUUU..UKUONA NGATI A MALAWI NDIFE ANTHU OPUSA KUMAPNGA MA DEMO..APUMBWA…

konokwathu
konokwathu
1 year ago
Reply to  USOVENGE

amalawinu ndinu opusa kumene kupanga ma demo, usukusule akukupepelesani chilima, aliyense akhonza kuyendesa kampani ya foni ku malawi chifukwa makampani afoni amabela anthu ku malawi and sangamaluze ndalama pick any person on the street to run the mobile phone companies they will manage chifukwa sangapange loss

C Banda
C Banda
1 year ago
Reply to  psyuta

Hello World,

You cannot post comments directly to this website. They must first be scrutinised by the owners, who will allow them to appear only if they deem them not to be offensive. Note that they have allowed that comment about Chilima’s wife being harassed and raped because they see nothing wrong with it. Would such a comment pass moderation in your country?

Mandado@147
1 year ago
Reply to  psyuta

ur wife should be targetted bwa!

Joloza
1 year ago

Osangoichotsa nkhaniyo ku court bwanji kuti muzipanga zanu za umbulizi? Nzanuyo (Jane)wakuuzani kale kuti satula udindo pokhapokha khothi limupeze olakwa. Akakhala a Chilima ine ndiye sindiwakhulupilira. Panopa ndi munthu obalalika kwambiri.

THE APOSTLE
1 year ago
Reply to  Joloza

OBALALIKA NDIWEYO UMPHAWI WAKUZUNGUZA MUTU KWAMBIRI.

WE CAN DEMONSTRATE NDI UFULU WATHU. ALOMWE NONSE FUCK YOU TITHANA NANU

Alegria
Alegria
1 year ago
Reply to  THE APOSTLE

mulirabe simunati Alhomwe akulamulirani nyau toto. mulomwe ali ndi ufulu wolamula. Jane alindi ufulu wakhala pantchito anphunzira yekha. Be blessed the apostle. inuyo bachitani ufulu wa mademowo, wolamula wogwira ntchito aliyense ndi ufulu wake do not force others not to exercise their rights

Joloza
1 year ago
Reply to  THE APOSTLE

Apostle ine sindidalira munthu. Ndimagwira ntchito molimbika ngati kulibe boma. Penanso ndimaiwala kuti kuli boma. Inu mukudikira Saulos akuthetsereni umphawi. Zidikirani kkkkk umphawi wanu utha.

USOVENGE
USOVENGE
1 year ago
Reply to  Joloza

MBULI NDINU MUNABELA ZISANKHO USING TIPEX..NDE UMBULIWO..TECHNOLOGY INAKUKANIKANI BWANJI MULI OPHUNZILA

Alegria
Alegria
1 year ago
Reply to  USOVENGE

inuyo munalephera bwanji kugwiritsa ntchito tipex ndiye technology yo. inu mukunena technology yake iti? tipex munalephera kugwirtsa ntchito moyenera lero mukulimbana ndi Jane muisovadi

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