CSOs to resume new round of anti-Ansah demonstrations

The  Civil society organisations (CSOs) under the banner of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC)  are defiant following President Peter Mutharika  claims that they want  to turn the country into a “lawless society”,  vowing to go back to the streets to force Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah and other commissioners to resign.

Demonstrations over fraudulent elections target  Malawi Electoral Commission chair Jane Ansah

A new round of protests was scheduled to resume on Monday but organisers said they are doing postmortem of last week’s protests in the wake of violence and looting that took place.

“We will be on the streets exercising our rights peacefully,” said HRCD in a statement on Sunday.

“We will not abrogate our ultimate citizens rights to assemble and to protest because of the cynical and nefarious actions of a tiny few. We will not be cowered into accepting an incompetent (electoral commission),” they said.

On Saturday Mutharika told events to mark the country’s 55th anniversary of independence that the violence linked to the protests was “calculated to turn Malawi into a lawless state”.

“They want to create lawlessness so that they can take over this government. But they will only take this government over my dead body,” he said.

But HRDC has  rejected allegations of trying to topple the government.

Opposition leaders say the result of the May poll was rigged, and they are demanding that election organisers be sacked.

UTM Party president Saulos Chilima, who is the country’s immediate past vice-president, is backing the demonstrations and taking part  to press for the immediate resignation of Ansah for allegedly failing the nation.

Chilima, who finished third with slightly over one million votes, said his party has gathered evidence of misconduct by the head of the electoral body.

.Malawi Congress Party (MCP) which is also challenging the May 21 Tripartite Elections results in court, has supported the HRDC position.

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TOSH
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TIKUDIKRA TAPANGANI ORGANISE NSANGA MA DEMOWO POPEZA PITALA AKUMATI TIKUFUNA KUMULANDA BOMA KKKKK

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Godfearing Person

Azimayi pachithunzi akuoneka ngati ndi ma prostute akumwa mowa, anzake a Mrs Chilima

Paperback
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All good comments. Thank you guys. Now let us go and have a coffee at Mugg and Bean.

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Anti Demo Vigilante u want govt to stop demos, no it cant its our right in the constitution bt advise APM to fire Ansah & let Police protect pple & property than running into their office yard to fire teargas onto the demostrators thats what is destroying Malawi.

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

A Nthowa iwemi izi mwayowoya ni za nthowi iwemi cha (njira yabwino) u think u can match the disgruntled Malawians that hate APM mediocre governance? Mukunamizanatu kukayako ndithu kaya ndi a Dausi ndi a Jeffrey eeeh polani moto mumezedwa ndi nkwiyo wa a Malawi.

James
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James

Let us go back to the streets. Osaopa!

Rightwell
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I know sometimes truth hurts but what what our Government does is not necessarily they are undermining the rights of the citizens of Malawi. The president can’t swear like that to the poor nation who cries for his help and when their voices will be heard so is obviously now that Malawi belongs to the only one body which is governing not opposition. But what I know is no one is above the law and hoping that one day is one day no matter how long it will take but the law itself will rise and shine.

zanga mbongo
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zanga mbongo

which president the scumbag mxioo

James
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James

We will go back to the streets. Osaopa. Malawi will be determined by us not one man who was in Chicago gangster when we fought for democracy.

Majuba
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Majuba

Nthowa, I think you have a big problem in reasoning. Do you those who are demonstrating do not know what they are doing? Just try to retaliate. You will see what the majority of Malawians want.

THE APOSTLE
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TIYENI NAZONI MADOLO…AMENEWA AGWE NDI BP BASI MPAKA ACHOKE

AGALU OKUBA AWA

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

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