HRDC meeting with Attorney General’s officers breaks up

A planned  meeting  between Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) and Attorney General’s officers over issues surrounding the Anti-Jane Ansah demonstrations ended just a few minutes after it began.

The meeting between HRDC and Attorney General’s officers

Lawyer for HRDC Khwima Mchizi said the meeting convened at Lilongwe Civic Center was important but couldn’t proceed because of Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA)  injunction aimed at stopping the protests.

The Attorney General Kalekeni Kaphale was not at the meeting as he is attending to the  ongoing elections petition case hearing at Constitutional Court in Lilongwe.

However, some officer’s from the AG’s office represented him.

The office of the AG started proceedings in the High Court of Malawi challenging the legality of the demonstrations. Alongside summons, they filed an application for interlocutory injunction to restrain the demonstrators from convening protests.

The application for injunction was heard on August 5 2019 and the court dismissed the AG‘s application which made him appeal at the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal which determined the parties should hold a meeting to discuss the way forward.

Since May, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets across Malawi to demonstrate against the management of the election. The government has accused the protesters of damaging property and looting and has sought court injunctions to stop the demonstrations.

Recently, the minister of Homeland Security Nicholous Dausi  said property worth millions of dollars had been damaged by protesters, adding that organisers of the demonstrations should bear the cost.

Next week, protesters, backed by the opposition, plan to shut down airports and borders.

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BIG P
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BIG P

Aluta contarnuer no retreat no slander Babylon agwe oyipayo agwe!!!!

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Kumanga kaye ma organizers shaaaah kukhuta ndalama zokuba ku MRA eti? Ndende yomwe mukawaikeyo idzanyenyedwanyenyedwa yonse tayetsani zidazo.

Jeff Mpotazingwe
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Jeff Mpotazingwe

Allowances will kill Malawian Elite…These talks are nosense,we have a court case running with the AG in it,then why are going to his office. For a ransom ? or perhaps a share in hot seats when the storm dies. HRDC avoid being forum seekers and walk the talk, do not be shaky

UTM ref
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UTM ref

Mtambo you are fighting a losing battle..Ibe I hv business to do that week I hc children to feed chitsiru iwe eti

Chakuza
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Chakuza

Wina abibidwa, yuontake Malawians for granted kkkkkkkkkk

Charie
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Charie

mtAmbo osamanga bwanji

Melody
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Melody

Ma demo atopetsa inu. Hiding behind Jane Ansa when in actual sense they want regime change. Mtambo openly told UK newspaper that the people are taking to the streets because of a number of other issues . He Did not highlight za Jane Ansa.

Evange
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Evange

No no no…… Saanatopetse. That’s what they want, akufuna titope. Palibe kutopa……. This is a fight for life.

Angoni apaphata
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Angoni apaphata

What Jane ansah did was to force us to continue living with those issues by tippexing the election

Mandado@147
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paja insanity is doing the same things over and over again expecting different results! injunctions didnt stop the demos ask police now MRA coming out as they have right to taxes kkkkkk The taxpayers want to do demos get out of the way ….

Nambuma Girl
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Nambuma Girl

Komatu inu a MRA, MRA, MRA, musakhale ngati siinu a Malawi. Zomwe zinachita ndi chisankho sizinachitike kudziko lina la kunja ndi ku Malawi konkuno. Ngati inu mumadya ndalama zakatangale pa katundu wa anthu izo ndi zanu. Ili ndi dziko la tonse onse la MRA, APM ndi Jane Tippex Ansah.

TOSH
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kkkkkkk MRA isandisekekese kukatenga ka stupid injuction no way it wont work kamufunseni kalekeni kaphwala zimenezo ngati zinagwira