Court grants HRDC permission to protest near State House

The High Court in Lilongwe has granted human rights activists, the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) an injunction, restraining Lilongwe City Council from stopping the activists a scheduled peaceful protests up to Kamuzu Palace, the official residence of President Peter Mutharika.

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The late evening injunction allows HRDC to hold the peaceful protests up to Kamuzu Palace where they intend to present a petition to President Mutharika.

Earlier in the day, HRDC national chairperson Timothy Mtambo and vice chairperson Gift Trapence wrote the council, saying the law allows them to protest even to state residences.

“Section 38 of the Republic of Malawi Constitution as read with section 103 of the Police Act enjoin us to enjoy this right and we are alive to the later provision of the law (s 103 of the Police Act) and as such we shall endeavor, in the course of the demonstrations, not to parade ourselves within one hundred metres from the precincts of the state house,” says the letter in part.

Lilongwe City Council chief executive officer John Chome says in a letter that the HRDC could not hold protests at State House.

“Kamuzu palace is a state residence and therefore a protected area. The council would not allow you to demonstrate to the state residences in violation of section 103 of the Police Act,” says the letter.

But a political analyst George Phiri of the University of Livingstonia says it was the right thing to demonstrate right away at the home of the president.

“Innocent people have lost property yet the targets are safe,” said Phiri.

Another political analyst Thindwa from the University of Malawi said Malawians have a right to protest right away in the fence of Kamuzu palace and other state residences.

He said the buildings’ owners are Malawians themselves.

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peter
peter
1 year ago

kamuzu banda please wakeup and help your malawians

peter
peter
1 year ago

let the malawians enjoy there freedom, we are all malawians we was born here , [ we missing doctor H kamuzu banda

malawi@gmail.com
1 year ago

noxy…….mayi ako ndikawanyenga mazulo ano.

TOSH
1 year ago

OLO TITAKAGONA KUFUPI NDI KU STATE HOUSE TIKUYIMBA NYIMBO ZATHU MOKWEZA USIKU ONSE ZINGAKHALE BWINO TIYENI NAWONI OSASIYA

Noxy
1 year ago

You don’t occupy the State House by demos but by votes.

Good citizen
1 year ago

Mavu mumasekelera kuti ali mbali yanu aja, mukawapeza konko. Kayelekezeni chibwana chanu chija

Mr Truth Pains
1 year ago

U need peace then tell your mbwiyanu to fire Ansah as simple as possible. Why is he reluctant to fire Jane Ansar? Bcoz he knows he has benefited from Ansah’s malpractice. Ansah’s name will go down in history as the waste woman to hold the position of mec chair. Just give Malawians a break and let us go, she is not special above Malawians . Let her go to Ghana bcoz we know she is messing up our country as she has plan B ( another country). Any death which might occur due to this demonstration then Jane Ansah will… Read more »

Innoxy Charles
Innoxy Charles
1 year ago

Kkkkkkkkkkkk!!!!.. wina alira shaaaaaa mpakana kuitsatira kalamba yotchedwa Mutharika komwe imakhala kkkkkkkk..😂😂😂😂😂😂.Amwalira ndi BP amdala aja tsopano eish, atsatira mbale wake uja (bingu).Ndimati ndiyambe kumva chisoni koma sindinatero maka nditakumbukira m’mene amalawi akuvutikira chifukwa cha nkhalamba imeneyi, kumenekonso tikaswe tipita ndi MDF osadanda guys.

A Few Good Men
A Few Good Men
1 year ago

TIMOTHY MTAMBO IS BRINGING ANARCHY IN THIS COUNTRY.

HE IS NOT MALAWIAN BY BIRTH, HE WAS BORN IN A WAR TORN COUNTRY. HE CAME HERE IN MALAWI AT TENDER AGE TO SEEK REFUGE.

HE WANTS TO BRING WAR IN MALAWI IN STEAD OF ENJOYING OUR PEACE.

Nganga
1 year ago
Reply to  A Few Good Men

You can’t enjoy peace while your fellow country men are subjected to poverty through corruption, nepotism and also lack of rule of law. You cant talk of peace when Daily kutibera , Tippex nkati. U cant talk of peace when fellow country men go to hospitals and r tod kulibe mankhwala coz gvt didnt fund pamene ndalama wina waika muthumba.

Wake up and stop defending mediocrity in the name of peace. Mukazilekelela pano this tippex issues will continue bola zikonzedweletu

Sokonombwe
Sokonombwe
1 year ago
Reply to  Nganga

The people whom you put your full trust have never been tested. It is only mediocrity to believe that Chilima and Chakwera can change the country for the better. What happened after Kamuzu was removed? Did Muluzi do anything better for the country than Kamuzu?You know the answer. Politicians are taking people of Malawi for a ride because of adject poverty. Any political imposter making noice is worthy of being listened because of poverty, yet there is no deep rooted truth and will to work for the people to improve lives. People are being used as a sponge, once Chakwera… Read more »

NYO
NYO
1 year ago
Reply to  A Few Good Men

A FEW GOOD MEN…MANYAZI AZIKUGWIRA…DO THINK WE CAN HAVE A BETTER MALAWI IF EVERYBODY JUST SAY..YES..YES..BWANA? GALU WACHABECHABE…DONT ATTACK MTAMBO…HE IS AN ACTIVIST!

mimu
1 year ago
Reply to  A Few Good Men

Let him go back to his country.asatisokonezere dziko lathu la mtendereri

Patrick Banda
Patrick Banda
1 year ago
Reply to  mimu

TIMOTHY MTAMBO IS BONAFIDE MALAWIAN LAMBYA FROM CHITIPA,DONT COMMENT ON THINGS YOU DONT KNOW ,AMENE MUKUBISA MAINA ANU APA NDI AMENE MUKUKAIKITSA NGATI MULI A MALAWI.

Madando Tippex
Madando Tippex
1 year ago
Reply to  A Few Good Men

PATHAKO PAKO CADET IWE.

Wiseman
Wiseman
1 year ago

DPP tried so hard to block UTM from participating in the polls. The court came to their rescue and put them on the ballots. We all know how the story ended… UTM got 20%!

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