HRDC announces 3-day demos: Malawi cities shutdown

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson Timothy Mtambo has announced that they will hold a three-day shutdown of the country’s cities  from Wednesday August 28 in new rounds of protests to demand the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah.

Mtambo:  Three-day nationwide demos

Mtambo told reporters that they will protest in the streets since demonstrations that were planned   from August 26 to 30 in the country’s airports and ports of entry  has been cancelled  after the High Court last week granted an injunction to Malawi Revenue Authority, stopping the five-day demonstrations.

He, however, said the HRDC is fighting to lift the injunction in court, saying they will not relent to push for Ansah’s ouster. Mtambo added that government has declared war against people using their own taxes by asking police officers to attack protesters.

Mtambo maintained that concerned citizens will not be cowered into accepting an incompetent electoral commission.

President Peter Mutharika has  said the demonstrations being organised by HRDC and  supported by opposition parties, are not about elections but were an attempt to usurp power.

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

The HRDC which has been holding demonstrations since the announcement of the May 21 presidential election results, wants Ansah to resign and pave the way for investigations to identify and prosecute those who supplied Tippex that was used to alter election figures on result sheets.

The demonstrations have in some cases been marred by looting and violence.

Ansah, a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, has dismissed calls for her to resign for allegedly mismanaging the presidential election, saying she would only step down if the court found her leadership to have failed to discharge its duties.

MEC declared Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) winner of the presidential race in the May 21 Tripartite Elections with 1 940 709 votes, representing 38.57 percent.

The Constitutional Court is currently hearing a case brought by the opposition to have the election results annulled over irregularities.

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Joloza
1 year ago

Ma demo a mbavawo.

Chirima
Chirima
1 year ago

ONLY THIEVES ARE HAPPY FOR A DESTRUCTIVE DEMONSTRATION!!!

George Victor
1 year ago

iFE TIMAFUNA KUKAPHWANYA MAGALIMOTO A 040 A road traffic komanso Mtambo tikatha tipite kwa ma officers onse aku road traffic akumatisowetsa mTENDEREe ife pa mnseu tikawaotchere nyumba zawo kkkkk ma demo akubebera pamenepa.TIKATHA, KU MRA KUJA TIPITEBE GUYS mTAMBO PLEASE TAPANGANI ZA KU MRA NDI KUKAPHWANYA MA GALIMOTO ONSE A ROAD TRAFFIC KOMANSO KUKAOTCHA MA OFFICE AWO AJA ANGOTILEPHERETSA MAYESO ZADALA KKKK

bwabwalala
bwabwalala
1 year ago

A tippex government has no powers to stop demos. Your government is illegitimate hence lacks moral authority to act.

The Patriot
The Patriot
1 year ago

The right to demonstrate is enshrined in the constitution of Malawi and if a group of fraudsters think they can stop people from demonstrating then they should get out of Malawi, we fought for democracy and we will never allow one tribe to stop all other tribes from protesting! Mwabwela liti pa Nyasaland pano kuti muzitibowa? Kupanda Muluzi kukupatsani udindo munali ndani mMalawi muno?

Nabetha
Nabetha
1 year ago

When a minority decide to have fun by fencing themselves up while the rest are languishing guess who will come to the other? Those languishing outside will tear down the fences to get their share…..it happens all the time. It happened during the colonialism and SA. apartheid.

TOSH
1 year ago

GO ON MWANAFYALE PAGONACHI MTAMBO WE RALLY BEHIND YU

Caroll
1 year ago

At first i was supporting you, but now ndaona kuti you are a fool. You are not thinking about other people but yourself . How many people are suffering because of demos? Katenge mbava zakozo zizikaba.

Tizanka
Tizanka
1 year ago

This idiot somehow believes he was elected by Malawians. Why can’t he wait for the court case if he believes in rights? Doesn’t Ansah and Mutharika have right for a fair trial?

aNNSA
aNNSA
1 year ago
Reply to  Tizanka

No this idiot was not even elected, why should he wait for what: HE IS NOT SPEAKING ON BEHALF ANYONE APART FROM HIS BOYFRIEND. You have a few stupid malawians following this idiot HE IS LAUGHING AT YOU AT NIGHT.

HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
1 year ago

Padziko lapansi komwe Kulibe gulu(ntchenje) kudabweni

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