HRDC says will not call off demos as pleaded by Muluzi:  ‘Ansah must go first’

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) leadership says they will continue to organise demonstrations until Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah  resign for allegedly presiding over a flawed electoral process in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

HRDC leadership with former president Muluzi

HRDC on Tuesay held dialogue talks with former president Bakili Muluzi who had  moved in to quell the post-election tension in the country by inviting activits  to a meeting to find “a civil solution” to protests.

Muluzi, who governed Malawi from 1994 to 2004, pleaded with HRDC leadership to call off the demos and that he would engage Ansah to reflect on the resignation call.

But the HRDC Vice-chairperson Gift Trapence said  will not call off the demos. And asked Muluzi to talk to Ansah, a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, to resign as MEC chairperson, to save the current political impasse.

“For dialogue to continue, let Ansah resign first,” said Trapence.

Besides Muluzi, State-funded Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) has also offered to mediate in the post-election stalemate.

Since May 27 when Ansah declared President Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as winner of the presidential race with 1 940 709 votes representing 38.57 percent followed by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera with 1 781 740 votes representing 35.41 percent with the country’s immediate past vice-president Saulos Chilima of UTM Party finishing third and ahead of four other aspirants with 1 018 369 votes representing 20.24 percent, tension has engulfed the country and, in some cases resulting in protests marred by looting and violence.

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Chilungamo Nchabwino
Chilungamo Nchabwino
2 years ago

Bakili was a hero for his bravery in the fight for democracy. After that he became the biggest thief president Malawi has endured. He is the father of corruption and mindless leadership in Malawi. He needs to go back into his cave or pay us back our money. 1.7 billion can buy plenty of medical supplies.

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
2 years ago

nanga poti ansa akacoka tiyamba ya pitala acoke.
nthumazi yakugwila muluzi. see wat far you have taken the mw nation! bastard old fool.
ndife okwiyatu

peter
peter
2 years ago

we tumbuka people we are tired of lomwezi let the chewa people also bcom president not only you lomwe people

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
Yasser Arafat Hamdani
2 years ago
Reply to  peter

This is typical thengere thinking from Hoho in Nyika Banana Republic of vindere vakufikapo.

joseph Banda
joseph Banda
2 years ago

PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION ZA MA VENDOR, HAS NO PLACE HERE. KOMA ma demo a anthu ovunda maganizowa. ALMIGHTY GOD IS WATCHING YOU BLOOD SUCKERS!!!

namatetule
2 years ago

Ansah, Please stay on

THE APOSTLE
2 years ago

MBAVA …….ZA DPP

Charie
Charie
2 years ago

Ok Mr gift , mwasankha nkhondo etiii!? tiyeni tikwapulane basi

Soko
Soko
2 years ago

Ndadabwa, Gogo Chalo, Mbwiye, Yasser Arafat, and Mia, kkkkkkkkk mwakhaula, zakuzunguzani mutu, mmaona ngati muphula kanthu?? Bakili akukanika kusova mavuto a m’banja mwake ndi azikazi ake awiri, ndiye dziko angalithe, kkkkkkkkkkk koma ndaseka.

National CEO
National CEO
2 years ago
Reply to  Soko

?????????

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
Ntumbuka Mwenecho
2 years ago
Reply to  Soko

Soko, Bakili walephera kukambirana ndi a mabanzi nkamwa. Muburundiyo wadya mabanzi a mwini dambwe, Yona wakale. Ndiye tiye nazoni payarepayere. I encourage people from affected regions to also decisively deal with zinyauzi.

Anti-Demos Vigilante
Anti-Demos Vigilante
2 years ago

You can’t go for dialogue while maintaining your stand, then what’s the point of dialogue? If the condition for calling off the demos is for Jane Ansah to resign first then the govt will also maintain its stand. Full stop. Muluzi alluded to that I don’t know if the demo organisers got it. I have always stated that these demos are not about Jane Ansah but regime change. They are using Jane Ansah as a smoke screen. For almost two years now HRDC has been campaigning for regime change but didn’t have the numbers so they want to utilise to… Read more »

kanchenga
kanchenga
2 years ago

Listen to yourself. Apparently it is you who is not making sense. You use police to terrorize people and the army can’t stand that so they move in to protect the people who thereafter match peacefully and you cry like a baby. You haven’t seen nothing yet. Business will stand still. No taxes for you to steal. You care about business we care about the villagers who are suffering even when your businesses are running. This time we suffer together. Obviously you don’t understand us and we don’t understand you. You don’t want to give in and we also will… Read more »

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
Ntumbuka Mwenecho
2 years ago
Reply to  kanchenga

This is a very wild statement. You call looting, stoning, burning, nyau roadblock extortions as peaceful demonstrations? Did you grow up in a dambwe feasting on stolen food items?

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
2 years ago

GO BACK TO SCHOOL.

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
Ntumbuka Mwenecho
2 years ago

Anti-Demos Vigilante – you are spot-on. These paid up mercenaries should not be permitted to proceed with their mabazi and impunity-pregnant hidden agenda. They are spoiled brats. Instead the full wheels of state security should be set in motion to preserve peace and tranquility and law and order in the Warm Heart of Africa.

Opportunist
Opportunist
2 years ago

CSOs thumps up

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