Karonga joins MCP demos, protesting against President Mutharika’s re-election

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) supporters in Karonga led by the regional chairman Kezzie Msukwa  on Friday took to the street to protest  the May 21 Tripartite Elections presidential race  results which  the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)  declared President Peter Mutharika winner despite admitting that it had several several ‘madando’ [complaints] opposition parties.

Karonga demo for MCP
MCP supporters in Karonga protests
MCP’s Msukwa hand over petition to Kalipa at DC’s office in Karonga

 

The supporters peacefully marched from Karonga MC district office with placards with all sorts of messages demeaning the leadership of MEC and President Mutharika while singing anti-Mutharika and Jane Ansah songs going to the District Commissioner’s office to present their petition.

This, according to the district’s chairperson James Nkhoma came after a long running battle with the DC’s office over permission which the DC, Emmanuel Bulukutu denied through a letter he wrote the party on May 28.

“It has taken the intervention of all the five traditional authorities (T/As) in Karonga who pressed on the DC to grant us  this constitutional right to peacefully march,” he said.

Karonga  District Council director of administration Julian Malipa received the petition on behalf of Bulukutu.

The petition asks MEC chairperson Ansah to resign  for  failure to manage fair, free and credible May 21 elections acceptable by all stakeholders as they were marred by irregularities.

Civil society grouping, Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) were first to call for resignation of Ansah  and have organised demonstrations on June 20 to force her out.

MCP petition also asked  President Mutharika to step down.

Mutharika has accused the opposition of trying to overthrow his government.

However, the supporters of opposition party leader Lazarus Chakwera say he was robbed of victory in last month’s election.

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Pido

heading ikakhala ngati the whole karonga district. These are very few and I dont think they can count up to 50. They also look like disgruntled. The real Karonga people are civilized and they voted for the right candidate and they are not surprised at the declaration of the winner

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Kaitano

Prince of thieves! Born to be thieves, dying still being a thief. Oh shame! Utsogoleli wochititsa manyazi.
Lets meet on 21 June and see how wakuba akalankhulire kwa Obeledwa, kukhala njenjenjenjenje! The whole mouth will be full of Tipex, dovu chuchuchu!

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madando

Tippex Government in progress

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Even if it was one person.

Iantana
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Iantana

kkk tima demo

Kaitano
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Kaitano

The message has been heard!