HRDC to hold citizen rallies in bid to force Ansah out of MEC

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) Chairperson Timothy Mtambo has confirmed that his body is planning to hold citizen rallies aimed at discussing matters of national interest with Malawians as the battle to force Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah step down continues.

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Mtambo said this while confirming the meeting between HRDC and a team of members from the office of the Attorney General (AG) scheduled for Friday August 30 2019  at the Civic Offices in Lilongwe to discuss the peaceful protests.

The office of the Attorney General will facilitate the meeting with HRDC and other stakeholders such as the Malawi Police Service and Malawi Defence Force [MDF].

The meeting follows  a Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal order on Tuesday evening that the two parties must, within 14 days, hold negotiations to on how HRDC can exercise the constitutional right to demonstrate without violence and crime.

“In the meantime, we want to carry out two or three citizen rallies where we will be engaging people on various issues” said Mtambo.

According to the HRDC chairperson, Malawians will be drilled on how to fight corruption, demand good governance and above all the need to be peaceful during demonstrations.

On Tuesday, Justice Lovemore Chikopa of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal ordered that within a maximum of 14 days, HRDC is restrained from organising or convening demonstrations.

Reads the Order: “During the said time the parties hereto shall hold negotiations to determine a manner in which the respondents’ exercise of their rights in Section 38 of the Constitution can be without undue incidents of violence and crime.”

The order followed HRDC’s plan to hold three-day nationwide demonstrations after the High Court granted an injunction to MRA, Airport Development Limited and National Oil Company of Malawi, stopping the HRDC from holding five-day protests at the country’s airports and borders.

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Tonde
Tonde
1 year ago

Mzonsezi osamaiwala kupephera satana angatase paife dzuka Malawi satana akufuna kukuchenjerera

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
1 year ago

So we have people in Malawi who do not know the meaning of the world Rally They think it is what politicians do. Small wonder we hare were we are today. Their many people with tippex brains in Malawi.

Ntumbuka
Ntumbuka
1 year ago

Come for your rally at Goliati, Thyolo. Takukhumba kwabasi.

Godfearing Person
Godfearing Person
1 year ago

Citizen rallies, foolish gay!!! Do not think that you will always be protected by your charms. You will come to an end very soon, than destroying our nation because of evil money that you are enjoying.

tung'ande
tung'ande
1 year ago

on this one I am with you Ntambo and some of the things to seek justice is on how presidential aids are becoming very rich. the rumour that some people are conning the president claiming that they want money to bribe HRDC members to stop the demonstrations. in the spirit of transparency you shpuld also reveal those who are sponsoring you. lastly if you read Chikopa ruling point 2 it places ownership of violence on HRDC

apwiya
apwiya
1 year ago

This Timothy Mtambo from Burundi is indeed a guy without brain. Even akamalankhula you clearly see that the guy is dull . Chichewa chake chomveka kuti ndi wobwera. How on earth does A civil society organization conduct rallies like chipani? Anthu akamati HRDC is an organ of MCP I believe sakunama.,People have now lost hope in this useless mathanyula guy who sleep with his dog kunyumba kwake mmalo mwa mkazi wake. He is chakwera agent.chigalu chimenechi chikuwatenga a Malawi for granted.

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
1 year ago
Reply to  apwiya

Rally!!!!! Check what it means you tippex brain before you expose yourself. How far did you go with your education?

phillips wanga
phillips wanga
1 year ago

14 DAYS TO DPP IS JUST A MINUTE I CAN SEE ALL THE CARDETS TAKING A REFUGE IN THE CALVES. THE NEXT VERSION OF DEMOS WILL SET THAMES ON FIRE ON THE MALAWIAN SOILS.ON THE LIST ARE ALL THE BUSINESSES BELONGING TO DPP PEOPLE AND THEIR HOMES.OSAOPA BUMPHULA,OSAOPA TULONKHONDO,OSAOPA KASONJOLA,OSAOPA KAMARA OSAOPA MATHAMBI,OSAOPA LELEBZYA KOMANSO OSAOPA MALAWI.

Ntumbuka
Ntumbuka
1 year ago

The much awaited meeting should indeed take place. And this piece of shit Timothy Mtumbo should be put in his rightful place of no more violent demos in Malawi. Bravo Attorney General!

Joni
Joni
1 year ago
Reply to  Ntumbuka

You are sick and rotten……..

Ntumbuka
Ntumbuka
1 year ago
Reply to  Joni

Bambo joni march ende ako for your gay escapades.

Sebbi
Sebbi
1 year ago

HRDC dont bother to report the matter anywhere it will not work at all. Here in Malawi the Courts,Mec, ETC except Parliament are ONE ENTITY.

Nzika
Nzika
1 year ago

No protests anywhere in the world, is done peacefully
We excise our frustration, anger resentment by violence, breaking and damaging anything the government owns in order to respond

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
1 year ago
Reply to  Nzika

Daft. The minimum constitutional requirement for demos is that they should be peaceful, otherwise don’t do.

Joni
Joni
1 year ago
Reply to  Patrick Phiri

Read history books……even your OWN REV JOHN CHILEMBWE wasnt peaciful, which peace are you talking about????

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