Lilongwe vendors want to march to Mtambo’s residence August 6

Lilongwe City markets  vendors have informed  Lilongwe City Council (LCC)  that they intend to march to Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson Timothy Mtambo on August 6.

Lilongwe vendors against allowing HRDC to continue holding protest marches

Ironically, August 6 is the date when HRDC has mobilized a ‘one million’ strong protest march in each of the three major cities in a bid to force Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah to step down.

The letter, dated May 31 accuses Mtambo of continually organizing protests which they say are negatively affecting their businesses.

“The protests are leading to violence, looting and damage of property which affect us, too,” says the letter in part.

The vendors said the demonstrations have negatively affected their businesses as customers are scared to make it to their trading places, thereby denying them revenue.

The so called vendors are accusing Mtambo of reaping from the protests, saying donors are giving him huge sums of money for organizing the protests.

Tension has engulfed the country since May 27 when Ansah declared President Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as winner of the presidential race with 1 940 709 votes representing 38.57 percent. He was followed by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera with 1 781 740 votes representing 35.41 percent with the country’s immediate past vice-president Saulos Chilima of UTM Party finishing third and ahead of four other aspirants with 1 018 369 votes representing 20.24 percent.

Chilima and Chakwera have since filed a petition seeking nullification of the presidential election results in the May 21 Tripartite Elections on the basis that there were irregularities, especially in the result management system.

HRDC has been holding a series of nationwide protests to force Ansah and her commissioners to resign for allegedly presiding over a flawed electoral process.

 

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Mitengo
Mitengo
2 years ago

Osaopa akakumana ndi osaopa!!!

Nzika
Nzika
2 years ago

Kaukonde, I also know of the donors who have given the vendors money!

Nyondo
2 years ago

Tulo basi bag of maize now is K10,000 by Dec will be K15,000

VYOTO
VYOTO
2 years ago

PAJA ANA A DADA LILONGWE INAWAKULIRA MATSIKU ANO NDE AKUFUNA ANAMIZILE KUTI NDI MA VENDORS

Truth
Truth
2 years ago

Tiyeni nazoni ma vendor. Tikutibulani osati pangono. Mbuli zenizeni.

kaukonde
kaukonde
2 years ago

I know of the donors who have given Mtambo money.

Wisdom
Wisdom
2 years ago

These are desperate times for DPP. The problem is that they underestimated Malawians. Malawians have woken up and will not be taken for granted anymore. These desperate actions aimed at defeating the will of the people will not work and are very embarrassing to see. Give the masses their wish. After all, there is no way Jane Ansah will ever be allowed to organise elections in this country. Peter knows the fall of Jane is his fall and that is why he had told her not to resign. Instead of calling people who are fighting for change in the country… Read more »

Kaitano
Kaitano
2 years ago

These are idiots who were selling plastic bags, now because the court has ruled no plastic, they don’t have anything to sell. Foolish.

Neno
Neno
2 years ago

TIKUMANA PA 6 POPO MA DPP CADETS INU….

Tentative Nomenclature
Tentative Nomenclature
2 years ago

Timothy Mtambo and his friends are not doing this on their own, but 62% + of Malawians are doing the demos.Timothy and his friends are just mouth pieces of the 62% + Malawians. The cause of all this is THEFT.{ RIGGING of VOTES WHICH IS VERY CLEAR} by someone.The Tippex, some monitors of other parties kunyanyala kusainilla ma form chifukwa choti ena achita zinthu zofuna okha, someone was red handed caught in Nsanje marking some Ballot Papers of 20 Polling Stations, which Jane Ansah said that; we heard that someone was doctoring some figures on Ballot Papers in Nsanje,but when… Read more »

Joloza
2 years ago

You are a liar. You are entitled to your opinion. The truth of the matter is that Mtambo is the mouth piece of his own stomach and not 62% of Malawians.

Truth
Truth
2 years ago
Reply to  Joloza

Pa ujeni pako…..

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