HRDC writes embassies on Malawi airport shutdown

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has written foreign embassies in the country notifying them on their proposed anti-Jane Ansah demonstrations to take place in the country’s airports and borders from 26-30 August 2019.

Mtambo: Notify embassies and border district councils

The airport shutdown will take political crisis in Malawi a lurch for the worse as President Peter Mutharika has said the demonstrations are about usurping power from him.

Mutharika warned that he will take all necessary measures to defend and protect the country’s airports and borders from those who want to disrupt them and has since directed the police and Malawi Defence Force (MDF) to stop “these demonstrations” and use “necessary force”.

But HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo and  his deputy Gift Trapence on Thursday August 21 despite Mutharika threats to stop the demonstrations,  notified  embassies of Zambia, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe about the demos.

In a letter seen by Nyasa Times, HRDC states that the decision to hold protests in the airports  follows government’s failure  to heed to people’s demands to fire Jane Ansah as Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson.

“We regret any inconveniences this may cause, but it is our hope that our government will heed to the demands of citizens,” reads the letter in part.

The grouping has also notified border district councils of Dedza, Karonga, Mwanza, Mchinji and Ntcheu of the same.

HRDC has been holding demonstrations since the announcement of the May 21 presidential election results to force Ansah to resign and pave the way for investigations to identify and prosecute those who supplied Tippex used to alter elections figures.

Ansah, a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, has dismissed calls for her to resign for allegedly mismanaging the presidential election, saying she would only step down if the court hearing an elections petition case found her leadership to have failed to discharge its duties.

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LONG LIVE OUR FREEDOM FIGHTERS !!SALUTE !

braveheart
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..mercenary Mtumbo uR wasting ur time tell Joyce Banda that..start counting ur days and have a sigh of relief everyday that passes and uR still alive

Tiona mall
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Tiona mall

This guy is too stupid

Tiona mall
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Tiona mall

This dude is too stupid he thinks he is untouchable

Mbusiyeni Muthembi
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Mbusiyeni Muthembi

“Munguru ndi munthu wakuba”. Mwatiwonongera dziko aNguru munya simunati. Lithe kumene dziko lino ngati nsaza lithe, shupitiiiiii

Alfred Minjo
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Alfred Minjo

Choncho..very tribalistic. Mungatenge boma ndi malankhulidwe opusa otere? Mwauponda, simudzalamuliranso dziko lino ndithu.

sama
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amatamba ndi khalamba ili ku state house yo.
kukakamila udindo Kuti azibabe , or kufuna state funeral. osamupatsa mpata more fire

dalo
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dalo

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POOR MAN FEEL IT

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choncho
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choncho

why did you leave out Southern Region Borders and you go and tell the guardian about nepotism kungofuna pofera uku,. Kungofuna ana ako akhale amasiye, peace, justice, za zii, osawapasa ana ako mayina azinyama bwanji, nyani, galu, ndi fisi

TAMALISHA
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TAMALISHA

Choncho ndiwe galu akhale a masiye ndi ana ako chitsilu cha munthu lwe pusi

Che nnungu
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Is Mwanza in the centre mbuli iwe???

Charie
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Charie

mtAmbo munthu akamafa sava makutu amagontha . dziko ili sila mtambo kapena amutharika koma ndila mulungu mchifukwa chake mudziko muno muli anthu abwino komaso oyipa.choncho sibwino kutiphwanyi ufulu anthu okonda mtendere , komaso ulemu ndi umunthu ndi zofunika

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Dziko la Mulungu? which Mulungu do you worship?