HRDC impressed with parliamentary meet over ‘Ansah must fall’

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson Timothy Mtambo has described as successful the grouping meeting with parliament’s Public Appointments Committee (PAC) Thursday in Lilongwe.

HRDC leaders after meeting with Parliamentary Committee on Public Appointments
PAC summoned HRDC to articulate to them why they want MEC Chairperson Justice Jane Ansah fired

Mtambo said having heard reasons why HRDC wants Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah out of office, the rights activists hoped the committee would move in to recommend her removal from office.

The Parliament’s PAC has powers to recommend to President Peter Mutharika, the appointing authority, to remove Ansah from office.

Chairperson of the Committee, Collins Kajawa refused to divulge details of the meeting.

“Issues which the HRDC officials presented need some investigations. Until we do the investigations, I cannot comment now,” he said.

Kajawa, however said his committee will summon Ansah and MEC commissioners over resignnation calls.

“As a committee, we have planned to consult the MEC Chairperson and other commissioners to hear their side of the story through dialogue,” he said.

HRDC has been organizing anti-Jane Ansah demnstrations to force the Supreme Court judge resign as MEC chairperson.

In a recent interview with the BBC, Mutharika said he cannot fire Ansah because she has done nothing wrong as international election observers, including the US, said the election was free, fair, credible and transparent.

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DRAKE

I am a Malawian and Voted for an MP and a President and I know all the legally elected representatives of Malawi. I dont know MTAMBO,TRAPENCE,SEMBEREKA, MAYAYA. know them as representatives of CSOs for homosexuals and lesbians, since when have these people start representing Malawians, whose Legal Mandate are they using? those in Parliament entertaining this nosense will be held accountable.and responsible personally for entertaining this kangaroo representation. These people have undermined our Polce, Destroyed Government structures, burned our Police Vehicles, destroyed businesses and houses in Lilongwe and Mzuzu and is our Parliament recognising this as an achievement? These people… Read more »

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Bakha iwe kagwele uko

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

My friend legality is given by people, so some people have given Trapence legality it may not be you.

Xkhumzrah
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Xkhumzrah

BAKHA WENI WENI CHUMBA

Dr. Mabushu
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Khadethi kulira kwanu kwanveka, but on sad note, your TIME is Over!!! Just pack your belongings and find a better Country to hide!!! Kikikikikiki!!!!!

Bazwell
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Bazwell

Pumbwa are you also corrupt. Can’t you see how the current regime is putting innocent malawians in a tough corner?

Charie
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Charie

Mama don’t resign chilima asatana kupanga resign nthawi yomwe anali vice president

Ndangodutsamo
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Ndangodutsamo

So, the key word is “recommend”. Parliament can only recommend but the firing part still lays in the hands of the president? This sounds like chasing wind to me

Ntambo: Ndilibe nanu mawu
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Ntambo: Ndilibe nanu mawu

Timothy Mtambo. Why did you go on a vandalism spree when there were peaceful means of presenting the agenda of your stupid political masters? Idiot.

Abambo
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Abambo

Poti President wanna kale kuti samuchotsa. Muphulapo kanthu Inu.osangogiva bwanji

Abambo
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Abambo

Poti President wanna kale kuti samuchotsa

tung'ande
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tung'ande

His exellency Timothy Ntambo has more powers than the president. even government is able to dance to him and he can decide to command the army to defend him and decide where he wants to have his meeting.

Justice Usiwa
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Justice Usiwa

Peter just tell her to resign ,being a lawyer does not mean you can defend even death or every wrong.Laws are made by the people to govern the same people. You as a lawyer its just to protect and interprets not your shield.