HRDC demands Mutharika to address the nation on Ansah fate: ‘Next demo to seal Malawi airports, boarders’

The civil society organisations (CSOs) under the banner of Human Rights Defenders Coalitions (HRDC) have asked President Peter Mutharika to address the nation on concerns raised in their petition they presented at Kamuzu Palace during the recent demonstrations, saying silence on the matter will lead to another gear of mass protests.

Chairperson of HRDC Timothy Mtambo:Malawi remains in thrall to the demonstrations that have been a frequent feature of city life since the elections in May.

HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo said key demand in their petition is pushing for the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah or the President should relieve her duties at the commission with her team for allegedly mismanaging the presidential poll.

.Mtambo said their next move is to take the demonstrations to the country’s airports and borders.

“We indicated that the next demonstrations will be staged in strategic places such as airports and border posts so that the government gets our message clearly,” said Mtambo.

He said President Mutharika’s adviser Mabvuto Bamusi, who received the CSOs petition, promised that the President would address the nation on the concerns contained in the petition.

“Now that the President has not addressed the nation, we have all the reasons to push on with our agenda,” he said.

Since Mutharika took oath of office on May 27, the HRDC in collaboration with the opposition has been leading Malawians to protests to force the MEC Chair to step down.

More public and private buildings and property have been destroyed following the post-election protests.

Commentators say the damage runs into hundreds of millions of dollars in Malawi whose GDP is around six billion dollars.

They warn that the demonstrations and its damage are going to depress the Malawi economy and worsen the poverty level which is about 50 percent of people living below the poverty line.

UTM Party president Saulos Chilima, who is also the country’s immediate past vice-president, as well as Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera, have consistently taken part in recent protests.

Coincidentally, the two politicians are also co-petitioners in a case where they are seeking nullification of the presidential election results in the May 21 Tripartite Elections for alleged flaws, especially in the results management system.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Abdul-Hamid Uladi Samama
Guest
Abdul-Hamid Uladi Samama

Mtambo think by taking demos to the ports of entry will accomplish his mission?? People realises that is foolishness which drives him to all these rubbish.

Mwana wa adadi
Guest
Mwana wa adadi

Tiyeni nazo. Ife pheee pa Harlequins pano kutsitsa Soweto m’modzi- m’modzi.

che nnungu
Guest

Tangokonzani date ya ma Demo ife we are already ready for that. Awawa akutipusitsa they are taking us for granted

Omakaka
Guest
Omakaka

Muzikonda kumawelenga nkhani ndikumamaliza mutu mwatengawo.Munthu umakhala ozindikila kwambili.

Yemweuja
Guest
Yemweuja

Kikiki,Mr president,keep cool,as Jane ansa says,wait for the court,these boys are going to pee in their_______________________fullstop

Charie
Guest
Charie

Koma iwe mtAmbo zikuyenda mutu ulibe ndi mantha onwe kut ziwonetsero zako zakhala zikuwonengetsa katundu wathu kupatula wa boma nawe watsala pang’ono kudzabwebweta ngati chilima . zoona dziko loseri wazeru ndi iweyo?pano nde watikwana ufulu wanji wambali imodzi

Gas Machine Head
Guest
Gas Machine Head

Nyasatimes and Wanga Gwede: Border not boarder!!! eesh poor grammar bwanji

die-hard
Guest
die-hard

Thats how they get Asylum, everyone knows, ndi njira yopitira kunja amene anapitapo kunja akudziwa, soon that bunch is going to leave Malawi and these idiots thinking they are changing Malawi wake up. APM would have done something it made sense but doesnt.

Botolo
Guest
Botolo

There is a difference between civil demonstration and treason. Mtambo is leaning towards treasonous tendencies. The law would be within its powers to stop him before he becomes a danger to national security.

Njolo mpilu
Guest
Njolo mpilu

ncifukwa cicewa ncofunikila mu khothi tizimva nao
kunyada a malawi