HRDC threatens vigil at MEC offices, commissioners houses

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) say they intend to hold a vigil at Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) offices and houses of the pollster’s commissioners to force them to resign following the recent Constitutional Court ruling on the landmark election case.

Mtambo and HRDC members addressing a news conference in Lilongwe

Chairperson of HRDC Timothy Mtambo said at a news  conference in Lilongwe that the Constitutional Court ruling should be followed to the latter.

The court faulted the MEC commissioners on a number of issues which include in competence which affected the outcome of the May 21 election.

Mtambo also called on members of parliament to rise above partisan politics as they will be discussing and coming up with laws that will facilitate the holding of the fresh presidential poll as directed by the Constitutional Court on Monday this week.

The court ordered for the annulment of the May 21 polls and asked for a fresh election.

The court ordered the National Assembly to enact laws favourable for the 50+1 voting system.

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Mitengo
Mitengo
9 months ago

Ma Demo a nkhaniyi sakuphula cholinga. The best is to go to court.

Sizzler
Sizzler
9 months ago

But according to the Con Court judgement MEC was incopetent on how it orginesed Elections .
So any peroson who was presented to us to have won in these elections is also not fit .coz they were presented to us by an incopetent MEC .All MPs so far on the parliment seats even the speaker herself are of a very fraudilent and full of election irregularities eg Tipex .Should also be Nulfiled too. for justice to have been served .

Myao weni weni
Myao weni weni
9 months ago

No political interest on ths mata gyz lets b candid……u tried at first kusamusa mulandu from LL to BT for yo own betterment munakanika….u tried to convince the court kut mlanduwu angouthesa at the bgning munalepheranso.if that wasnt enaf munagundika kukawanyengerera ma judge nd ma 100meter anakukanilani, nw I may understand u kt u r hating ma judge cz anakana zphuphu. En Jane shud learn to live by her word.she sed akazampeza kut sanayendese bwino zsankho azatula pansi udindo so wat z sh waiting for??lets luv our country

Jeff Mpotazingwe
Jeff Mpotazingwe
9 months ago

MEC staff should go and pomalemba ma monitor consider those who are qualified and have sound judgement osati kumangotenga achibale a anthu a ku MEC. I have seen strange people in our polling centres as if we do not have ma intellectuals. I hope more lessons are being learnt. HRDC keep the good work a MEC akhala akutipangira impose ma president for too long while true leaders were sidelined for whatever reason best to them-pano Malawi wapenya no more bribery and tribalism. We pray your conscience will always be pure and put Malawi first#One Malawi One Nation

namatetule
9 months ago

It is obvious HRDC have political interests. So why cant they wait for the supreme court ruling?

When DPP/ MEC lost , there was no violence, andb those celebrating were not harassed. When HRDC hires thugs to demonstrate, they blame DPP cadets for the violence. So where were the DPP cadets when the announcement was made and MCP/UTM were celebrating?

Foolish Mtambo and your gang. Nobody takes you as heroes – except maybe your wives and children.

namatetule
9 months ago

Concourt behaved like a woman in in overdue pregnancy- here , there and all over. They overstepped their mandate and started making political decisions that were not part of the complaint.

They exposed their stupidity in a 500 page ruling which redefined ‘incompetence’ and left people with no doubts

BIG MAN
BIG MAN
9 months ago

tiuzeni masiku ife tilipo

Kuswa Kuswa
9 months ago

Komanso ntumbuka was Burundi uyu kukonda violence? Shaa! Do you have nothing better to do?

Nabanda
9 months ago

Jane Ansah why clinging in that office, unless you get paid by APM, but if it is our tax payer, will you immediately vacate that office, please. We don’t want you

John Banda
John Banda
9 months ago

If anyone wants to know what a bunch of incompetent judges look like, look no farther than Malawi. Can anyone tell me where the 50+1% came from?. Among the appellants who submitted that for determination. This was a real fishing expedition by the judges. At law you do not make judgement on what has not be presented and argued before the court. One of the points of argument presented was that the election was rigged. What did the court find? Did the use of tippex affect or favoured one political party or this was a random error which affected all… Read more »

mchisala
mchisala
9 months ago
Reply to  John Banda

You are exposing your own ignorance: the correct interpretation of the term ‘majority’ in the constitution is ‘50% + 1’ not ‘plurality’ as presently interpreted by MEC and yourself!!!

Mitengo
Mitengo
9 months ago
Reply to  mchisala

But it was not petitioned

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