JZU Tembo tells MEC chair to step down: ‘Save Malawi from bloodshed’

Former Malawi Congress Party (MCP) strongman John Tembo has given a rare media interview, telling embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Jane Ansah to resign voluntarily to save Malawi from destruction and bloodshed.

John Tembo: Ansah must resign

Ansah  has been facing calls for her to resign for allegedly compromising herself and mismanaging the May 21 Tripartite Elections and purportedly favouring President Peter Mutharika.

Ansah, a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, rejected any calls for her to resign on principle, saying she will wait for the court’s judgement on the matter to decide whether to call it quits.

But Tembo said she must step down.

“She is not the only one who can do that job. She better resign,” said Tembo.

He adds many voices both political and apolitical who are calling for the resignation of Ansah for presiding over an election marred with irregularities and vote result rigging.

Tembo said it was not good that people should be dying, property destroyed all because of one person.

He said there are many professionals who can ably handle her position.

In a speech monitored on taxpayer-funded Malawi Broadcasting Corporation Television on Wednesday, President  Peter Mutharika observed that demonstrations, mainly organised and led by Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) to force Ansah to resign, have often turned violent, creating an atmosphere of  lawlessness and anarchy in the country.

“All this is happening because some irresponsible opposition people who lost in the elections are creating anarchy in this country and they better stop. I will not allow them to turn this country into a jungle. Whoever is breaking the law will one day answer for it. I promise that,” said Mutharika.

Mutharika said this when he presided over the launch of the 2019/20 National Forestry Season at Nkando in Mulanje.

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Tuvitwana
Tuvitwana
2 years ago

THE PAINFUL TRUTH IS APM NEVER WON THE ELECTIONS AND AMUCHOTSA A COURT, PERIOD!
MWAMVA ZAKU MANGOCHI AGARU INU A DPP ? KKKKKKK

chataika
chataika
2 years ago

Baba Tembo we respect you dont be used by anyone to advance their political mileage. Wosadzudzula Mtambo bwanji who led violent protests in the land? Jane Ansah sangatule udindo becoz she was taken to court we all need to wait for the verdict only then she would resign and she came out clear that upon verdict that the electoral commission did not manage well the elections then she would do so. Lets wait and see the outcome and inu a Tembo mwakhala mukupita ku court koma munayambapo mwamemeza wena kumapanga ma demo? Milandu yanu imayenda bwinobwino mpaka chigamulo thats what… Read more »

Nzika
Nzika
2 years ago

AMEN!

Timo Clouds
Timo Clouds
2 years ago

No State funeral for this old selfish fool!

Forgive them
Forgive them
2 years ago

Comment waiting moderation mpaka 9 hrs, nyasatimes get a life

Chilipa Thako
2 years ago

Kodi oTembo mudapho ontho ongati padzana paja dhala ?chifuko nonse o kongelesi mnkamakhala mumaganiza magazi ya wanthu yomwe m’dakhetsa ndiye mdiire kaye onzanu olamule okadzaropa ndiye odzakuninkheni ,

MASUSU PA THAKU
2 years ago

weighed on the balances of
(BIG MEN ) ????

winstonmsowoya
winstonmsowoya
2 years ago

TEMBO,NO MATTER WHAT? VERY SOON YOU WILL JOIN YOUR MASTER HASTINGS BANDA IN HELL.YOU BLOOD SUCKER TIME HAS COME TO TRAVEL LONG AND FEARFUL JOURNEY AND YOU WILL NEVER COME BACK TO ENJOY OUR CHAMBO,YOU KILLER.

braveheart
2 years ago

One of real reasons why Malawi is behind today is because of this idiots greed! Go to hell!..

Kuswa Kuswa
2 years ago

Kodi mkuluyi adakalipo? Who is he to day this nonsense He lives in history!

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