HRDC says demo to seal Malawi airports, boarders set for Aug 26-30

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) say the next demonstrations will be held at all border posts in the country and airports from August 26 to 30 to force Jane Ansah, the chairperson of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to resign.

HRDC leaders addressing a news conference on vigils to airports

HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo told reporters on Tuesday that  protesters will close the airports and borders posts to force Ansah to resign from her position as MEC chairperson.

“Our message is that we have a big problem to solve and we need to solve it,” said Mtambo a posture figure for the demos.

The organisation behind the ongoing post-election protests in Malawi say the closure of airports will follow since Ansah has not resigned.

HRDC and opposition parties in Malawi accused Ansah of mismanaging the May 21 presidential elections results.

Malawi presidential election case is currently in Constitutional Court.

The decision by HRDC to continue with the protests comes amid a backdrop of criticism following vandalism and looting of property.

But Mtambo insisted the protests would stop only if Ansah resigns.

Concerns are growing about a broader economic slowdown in the country following the protests but HRDC vice-chairperson Gift Trapence reiterated that the protests would continue until Ansah steps down.

“Jane Ansah must resign. There is no single election which Jane Ansah will ever be allowed to manage again. Not even a by-election. She must resign, otherwise, we are not stopping,” he said.

National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera could not comment on the possible airport and borders shut down.

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COPS
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COPS

Olira, lirani m’mene mungathere, koma ine ndi apabanja langa Trapence ndi Mtambo akutinvetsa sugar. more fire guys mukuti imilira koopsya, mbavazi zanjoya kwakwana, pano ndi no chance!

TMAN
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These are mare coup plotters,we are watching them from Capital Hill.If they stop making the noise they shall be hell bound.Let them shut down,everything starts from there.

Anti-Demos Vigilante
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Anti-Demos Vigilante

It will be a dereliction of duty if the state security agents will allow these violent and primitive demonstrators to invade the airports and border posts. By announcing their 5 day vigils program this early a lot of terrorist and illegal products will plan to find their way in or out of the country during this period. The consequences will be felt after the demos are gone. In addition to that there is high probability of destruction to the infrastructure including the new terminal building at KIA. By the way in Justice Kenya Nyirenda ruling on demos he pushed to… Read more »

Jah
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Jah

Akuti Jane Ansah apange resigned chifukwa za Quote system , njara, and ndi zithu zina zomwe siIkuyenda bwino. So I have question to Tambos kuti ndi Jane Ansah akupangisa zimenezo.
I hope anthuwa abwere poonekera chenicheni akufuna

Jeoffrey Mbeya
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Jeoffrey Mbeya

Join the discussion.Mwamva molakwika !
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Kanda Pako
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Kanda Pako

Kodi iwe Mtambo chamba umadya ku Chanco kuja sunasiye? This is total madness!.

Mbwiye
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Mbwiye

I am listening to press conference that was addressed by hrdc today on zidiak radio. Ladies and gentlemen these guys are using f…k words. Should we take them seriously? I do not think so. I think its high time these guys are locked up. We are tired of these selfless and heartless people. This is not humanity. Guys cant we mobilised ourselves and deal with them? Pa joni pompa apa munthu akavuta others gun him down in the interest of the bigger good. Me I am ready to take this task. Patseni futi. I can gun two members of this… Read more »

Vinjenje
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Vinjenje

Kagwere uko

Graham Zali
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Graham Zali

Take them down, you will see the wrath of Malawians. Tiyambila kuombera bwana wanuyo and all his cabinet n tails

MALEMU DANIEL PHIRI WA MUTHARIKA
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MALEMU DANIEL PHIRI WA MUTHARIKA

Arrest them and see what Munyapa saw. muotchesa dziko.

Sign post
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The greatest gift given to mankind is the will.Yet this will has become a curse than a blessing.Look at the intent of destruction from these people.Otherwise the HRVC have decided to curse God and their future is predictable.Let us not be fooled by this group with their philosophical instability.Are we not experiencing domestic terrorism and rise of people power in the name of demonstrations organized by Mtambo and Trapence? If we are not intelligent enough,we will be swallowed with their evil intentions.Saint Paul put it in simple words,”Do not be fooled by certain devices”.We should all understand their motive and… Read more »

little jojo
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little jojo

I am not surprised at this. With the way Chilima is performing in court, HRDC knows gemu yagona. Closing boarders so that Malawians who do cross border business should not do business whilst Mtambo and Trapence will, recieve a salary at the end of the month!!!! Closing airports so that Malawians who have to fly out for specialized medical treament should not fly out whilst you let Chakwera fly out to hunt for financing in America!!!!. All in the name of wanting Jane Ansah to resign??? All this because you think if Chakwera, Mia, Joyce Banda, Khumbo Kachali, Chilima, Manganya,… Read more »

Prophecy
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Prophecy

Ngati ndisakulakwitsa, anthuwa akufuna pofera! Wish I were Mr. President. I wouldnt haven’t been this patient with these irritants called Mtambo and whosoever they think they call themselves

TIPEX PRESIDENT
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TIPEX PRESIDENT

President wanu ndiwogona. He is a sleepy indecisive president full of whisky from morning to evening.

Peace
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Peace

This is sheer madness, arrest and lock them up! The Constitutional Court is in progress hearing the elections case, what the hell do they want? Sabotage of the country and its economy is a crime against humanity!

JIGGIES
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JIGGIES

@ Peace
Easier said than done………. Go ahead do it and see what happens next, y do you think the POLOFESA himself is not acting? he knows the repercussions.