HRDC cancels 3-day demos following Supreme Court order

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has postponed the anti-Jane Ansah protests following the Supreme Court of Appeal on Tuesday  granted a 14-day moratorium against demonstrations in Malawi.

Soko: Supreme Court order means no demos 

Lawyer Khumbo Soko representing HRDC said following the Supreme Court order it means that there can never be demonstration on Wednesday.

Said Soko: “The Supreme Court is the highest court in the land,  if it has said that there should be a moratorium on demonstrations, there cannot be demonstrations until that period elapses or is revised.”

Vice-chairperson for HRDC Gift Trapence said they respect the rule of the law and would not be in contempt of court .

HRDC has been leading nationwide demonstrations to force Ansah to resign for allegedly presiding over a flawed May 21 presidential election, which was marred by use of correction fluid Tippex to alter figures on result sheets.

The grouping wants Ansah to resign to pave the way for investigations into identifying and prosecuting those who supplied Tippex that was used to alter elections 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, saying she would only step down if the court found her leadership to have failed to discharge its duties.

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Chukambiri
Chukambiri
1 year ago

Praise be to God!!!!!!
School going children can now concentrate on education because they were being psychologically affected by these demos for so long.
Others were even afraid to go to school.

Chigadula Rabson
Chigadula Rabson
1 year ago

No cause for great alarm fellow aggrieved Malawians. Let the ‘powers that be’ use all their secret ace cards, in the end we all know that there is no law that can nullify constitutional human rights. We also know that a ‘terminally sick patient’ may temporarily appear to have recovered from their ‘terminal’ sickness, but suddenly the patient lapses into the path of certain death by natural causes. It does not matter how long the processes in the determination of electoral justice may drag on, in the end this ‘terminal sickness of the DPP government’ will result in the evil… Read more »

May
May
1 year ago

14 days will elapse very soon. Malawi wants Jane Ansah go and fellow MEC commissioners.

Onjezani
Onjezani
1 year ago

Mtambo should resign for mismanaging demonstrations. Demonstrations have been marred by irregularities.

Timo Clouds
Timo Clouds
1 year ago
Reply to  Onjezani

kkkkkkkk

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
1 year ago

What can nthumbidwa za HRDC do now?

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
1 year ago
Reply to  Patrick Phiri

Maybe some one should translate to you what supreme court has said

Mgoloso
1 year ago

Those are decisions of judges in the fourth poorest country in the world corrupted as usual,Jane ansah cannot be alone,they freed chaponda bcoz of dollars,no justice for albinos……….

Melody
Melody
1 year ago

Tipumeko eeish tipangeko geni

Good citizen
1 year ago

Mbava zonse kumva kuwawa poti, zinapeza m’godi. Mwagwa nayo

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
1 year ago

Wagwa nayo Chimpanziiii

tman
1 year ago

The signs of a failed coup plot.When you copy and paste Zimbabwe Coup Plot and Hong Kong airport and boarder demos on Malawi you end up with demo holidays.You dont favour failures to achieve goals, then its a miracle.One day you end up to be a bunch of fools in the streets of Malawi.

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