HRDC insists on Malawi airports shutdown: Lawyers working to clear court injunction

Officials from Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) say their lawyers are working to clear a court injunction which the state obtained to stop the anti-Jane Ansah protests in airports and borders.

Protesters took to the streets of Lilongwe again Friday for the fourth consecutive day, as they demand the resignation of Jane Ansah at MEC
HRDC has built a protest movement focused on Ansah, who they believe rigged the election in Mutharika’s favor. That’s broadened into a political voice on other issues, including HRDC opposition to a pending inspector general appointment.

Revenue collectors, the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) obtained the injunction against HRDC, saying such protests would negatively affect revenue collection of the organization.

HRDC official Macdonald Sembereka said his organization wants to engage another gear to force the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah resign.

“Our lawyers are working hard to remove the injunction so that we go and protest in airports and boarders, probably that would force Ansah out of office,” said Sembereka.

Sembereka’s comments come at a time when some people say the current wave of protests are doing nothing to force Ansah out of office, saying the HRDC needed to explore other ways of forcing her to resign.

HRDC and opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM say the 2019 presidential polls were highly manipulated in favour of President Peter Mutharika, an allegation denied by Mutharika, MEC and the government.

The grouping is aware of the huge negative impact the airport and border shutdown will have on the country’s economy butsaid that should propel President Mutharika, as the appointing authority, to fire Jane Ansah as Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson.

President Mutharika recently told BBC that he will not fire Ansah and the  embattled MEC chairperson has also refused to resign.

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mpilu
mpilu
1 year ago

tili ku malawi and we are dealing ndi our own issues ,i guess we dont know za ku kenya burundi etc

Jason Bailer
Jason Bailer
1 year ago

I am now starting to believe that this clown called Mtambo is not a Malawian. He might possibly have inherited that name after trekking from the then war torn Burundi through Kenya/Tanzania then settled in Chitipa. I am saying this because of these two reasons: 1. There was a period when we were told that his uncle (Binwell Mtambo) died after being run over by a police vehicle. I went to school with Binwell, when he was in Form 2, I was in Form 1.Being dull he failed his JC. He came from Chitipa but spoke Chichewa very well. 2.… Read more »

pitala
pitala
1 year ago
Reply to  Jason Bailer

Neither the mwaulambians including all 11 deferential languages in chitipa nor the nkhonde’s from karonga district even the tumbuka from nkhamanga kingdom rumphi district, the ngoni’s from mzimba and the tonga’s from nkhata-bay will be good in your so called chewa that’s a total lie you can tell your fellow chewa’s from mulanje and thyolo either from if all the southerners either from nsanje chikwawa zomba machinga mangochi can be good in in lomwe or mixed called chewa’s. I hate tribalism nonsense

Mazgu
Mazgu
1 year ago
Reply to  pitala

The point was why mtambo spoke chichewa amongst his tumbuka tribesmen? I think only mtambo knows why

Madalitso ishmael
Madalitso ishmael
1 year ago
Reply to  Jason Bailer

Jason bailer u r so lier! Mtambo its malawian not as u said to us, u cant say so that we can take it granted! But wht we know mtambo is our master minder! We proud of mtambo and we love him and his work is to protect us. Peter is foreigner not mtambo. God help Timothy Mtambo cz we kn dat in him we get more wisely.

Noxy
1 year ago

Akufuna pofera a HRDC

pitala
pitala
1 year ago
Reply to  Noxy

Ayeseni kuwapha Muona zosaona dziko ndi Kathu ili

Ntambo: Ndilibe nanu mawu
Reply to  pitala

Wina wachapidwa ndi kubulashidwa ku Chichiri posachedwapa. Taona chani galu iwe?

Madalitso ishmael
Madalitso ishmael
1 year ago
Reply to  Noxy

Mukati HRDC akufuna pofera mukutanthauzanji? Kodi inu numadzitenga kukhala amuyaya? Musiyeni Mulungu akhale mthandizi wachilichonse ndipo baibulo limanenetsa kuti aliyense adzalawa imfa ndithu. Nde osamakamba za imfa ya amzanu cz nanu mudzafa izingisiyana ndi nthawi. Pano zinthu sizikuyenda chifukwa cha ulamulilo wokondera uli panowu omangofuna tonse tizisapota DPP. We never gv up and God wl help us cz Iye ndiye choonadi komanso moyo.

Patriot
Patriot
1 year ago

mubwele ku south muone

Top
Top
1 year ago
Reply to  Patriot

Yes indeed. Please gift , Mtambo and Sembereka come and grace this occasion in the south. We will receive you with open arms

Ntambo: Ndilibe nanu mawu

You fool Sembereka and your fellow idiots! Who do you think you are to play with our precious Homeland? Make your games in Lilongwe and not Bt. If you dare come here we will thoroughly sort you out. Ask Billy Mayaya for his own testimony of Bt.

Madalitso ishmael
Madalitso ishmael
1 year ago

Never! Kodi ku bt mphamvu zanu mmadalilanji? Taesani kutero kuti muoneno ukulu Wanamalenga.Dausi adzaona polekela tsiku lake ndi limodxi.Mtambo and his pple ndi amalawi not kutengela komwe amakhala. Inu a DPP simunawine ndi ma vote athu koma munagwilitsa tchito ndalama za misonkho yathu ndikuwapatsa atsogoleli a chisankho kuti akuikeni pampando! Pangani kufuna kwanu koma ulamulilo wankhazau utha pompano ndipo nanu tikadzakudziwani nonse mudzathanso. Ambuye atimenyela nkhondo pompano nzinthu zisintha. Inu ma cadets nthawi yanu itha pompano. Idyani misonkho yathuyo koma Mulungu akuona.

Ndife
Ndife
1 year ago

It’s true.

Alex mgeni
Alex mgeni
1 year ago

Charlie, wakufa sadzuwika! Dekhani. Tikabwela kumeneko. Ma galimoto muzikatengela ku beira, muzilima nandolo, nkumabwira mafana. Mufa ndi njala, mulila magazi…… Sitizalola kuti muzizadusa kupita ku Tanzania or kolowela ku Zambia uku. Muzizakhoma msonkho wochuluka zedi……. Tizikakumana ku Joni basi. Angoni / achewa aku mwanza tikukamba nawoso kuti akufinyeni zeni zeni. Asena onse tiwagayila malo ku Dedza ndi mchinji. Amenewa sakulakwa nawo.

Top
Top
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex mgeni

Ifenso magetsi tidula. Zipangani zanu kkkk. Magetsi katengeni ku Mbeya ndikuzambia

Ntambo: Ndilibe nanu mawu
Reply to  Alex mgeni

Iwe nde nyau yopanda nzeru.

John Gray Gufa
John Gray Gufa
1 year ago
Reply to  Alex mgeni

Papa Ku Mpoto mumasambila Ufresh kapena azamu. Simuzamuonatso sopo ameneyu. Muzizasambila madeya ngati atumbuka akale

Alex mgeni
Alex mgeni
1 year ago

Tifuna alomwe wa asale ndi southern region yawoyi azikwatana! Ife tikhale ndi abale anthu akumpoto……. Anthu oduka mituwa tatopa nawo. Angokhalila kuba ndalama za boma, kupasana ma udindo koma ntchito isakuwoneka, kumayika misewu ya phula kumanda etc…… No. Asale ndi Blantyre wawoyi tiwone. Azilowela ku muloza kwawoko!

SAUNDERS
SAUNDERS
1 year ago

Mtambo, Trapense, Sembereka and Billy Mayaya please if you want to see the might of Malawi Armed Forces and the end of HRDC continue to try to invade Airports and the Borders. What you should know is that you are a rogue organisation taking advantage of disgruntled Malawians.

Madalitso ishmael
Madalitso ishmael
1 year ago
Reply to  SAUNDERS

Never and never achina mtambo simungawaononge momphweka.Mulungu alipo…

THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
1 year ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA there is no boundaries in Malawi for the followers Malawian chileka ndie sikumalawi ???we are talking the issues of Malawian here if you think that’s Blantyre it’s no go zone for other tribes you’re making mistake I’m borne Blantyre AChina Topwa one anuwo abwera tikuwawona ndipo we are monitoring him each and every his move he is making take care one day is one day

nyakwawa
nyakwawa
1 year ago

just come to blantyre and you will see.

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