Lilongwe city council clears HRDC for vigil at parliament

Lilongwe city council has cleared Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) for a protest march and vigil at parliament on Monday to put pressure on members of parliament pass the 50+1 related legislation.

HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo has vowed to hold vigils at parliament d

DPP members of parliament have been rejecting the bills which would set a new date for the Constitutional Court sanctioned fresh presidential election and prolong the office of the current cohort of members of parliament by a year, among others.

HRDC vice chairperson Gift Trapence said the members of parliament must comply with the Constitutional Court order by passing the bills.

“They should stop the political games they are playing. We want to send a strong message to the members of parliament that Malawians want the electoral reforms bills passed,” he said.

He said the HRDC will hold the protest march in the morning from the community ground to parliament where a petition would be presented before holding the vigil.

DPP operatives on Friday afternoon sabotaged power in parliament as DPP members of parliament boycotted the seating.

Escom spokesperson Innocent Chitosi and parliament spokesperson Leonard Mengezi said their respective institutions were investigating the matter.

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Njegame Syaosimo
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Njegame Syaosimo

The guilt are afraid!

ERUTU
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ERUTU

Zowonadi

Bibo
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Bibo

These DPP members are living on borrowed political time, their end is coming. You can not frustrate change when it has already enveloped you. Let them keep on playing games. Some of them even have the audacity to tell electorates that APM will rule until 2024, a sign of living in denial. DPP leaders only think about being in power and fattening themselves like chickens fed on hormones and not alleviating people’s poverty. We want a country with serious leaders like in Rwanda and Ethiopia, leaders that have a vision for the nation to achieve prosperity. Malawi can not keep… Read more »

ERUTU
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ERUTU

Just fancy Mozambique – it was ravaged by an extended civil war but is turning into a powerhouse.
Tanzania is using its natural gas to generate electricity – no blackouts. What about Malawi?

Jose
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Jose

Good the Bill it’s for Malawians in the south north and centre not the NO MPs.You dont debate a court order.The court directed you to put measures to make sure that you as law maker representing malawians do that not that you should exercise your stupid No as a right that no means you are getting away from your constitutional mandate of lawmaking.You want now the same court to make laws through case law.Yes the court will make it if you want you selfish MPs.You have dented the image of your party and you are going to have an uphill… Read more »

ERUTU
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ERUTU

Clueless MPs

Kuswa Kuswa
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Kuda ndi nkamwa momwe nga Songo…shaa!

Okay
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Okay

What will be the long term future of any law passed under duress? I think laws need to be carefully considered.

5 concourt judges said we have to pass the laws let’s wait for counter arguments and finality by supreme court before passing these laws.

Mtambo penapake ndewu zakozi zakuonga mutu. You act on impulse, shooting before you aim

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