Malawi army will ensure peace whatever outcome of polls case – Gen Nundwe

The Malawi Defence Force (MDF) chief has assured that the military will do more to ensure peace for the Malawian people,  after the Constitutional Court delivers its ruling in the high-profile disputed presidential election case.

General Nundwe: Malawians should not be worried about possible unrest after the Constitutional Court delivers its ruling

The he Constitutional Court is expected to deliver a ruling on the case  which the opposition claims were rigged.

General Vincent Nundwe speaking at the MDF end of year ball at Kamuzu Barracks in Lilongwe on Monday evening said there is no  way soldiers will “just sit in barracks and watch the country burning”.

Said Nundwe: “As the military, we are always prepared for the worst scenarios. I can assure you that there is going to be peace in spite of whatever the outcome [of the case] is going to be. We are going to ensure that the situation remains calm.”

A lecturer at Mzuzu University, Euginio Njoloma, said it is good that MDF is committing itself to ensure calm because more tension is expected after the court delivers its judgement.

Over the past four months, voters in Malawi have eagerly followed live broadcasts of witnesses presenting evidence to a panel of five judges of alleged rigging in an election narrowly won by President Peter Mutharika.

For the first time in the country’s history, the court proceedings were aired on private radio stations and translated in the national dialect Chichewa.

Protesters have been demanding the resignation of the electoral body chief Jane Ansah and many of the post-election demonstrations turned violent.

If judges uphold the fraud allegations, fresh polls could be called within a matter of days, according to legal experts.

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Zofu
Zofu
11 months ago

Can you disarm Nsundwe Barracks Sir, please ?????????

KWA NUNDWE
11 months ago

Has the army been inflatrated by Romwes? These GREEDY mj/to boys have brought TOTAL mayhem to the country.

Malawian
Malawian
11 months ago

Takumvani achikulile nkhawa nje

Tizanka
Tizanka
11 months ago

What about Nsundwe Special Forces? What’s their view?

mngoni weni weni
mngoni weni weni
11 months ago

People shud not see Nundwe as somebody who don’t know wat he is trying to communicate to his fellow Malawians. He is a wel educated fella All what he says is to tel the Concourt deliver judgment without fear or favour as the MDF will be protecting them. So , to say he is meddling in politics, is to say the least, foolishness at the highest order A dpp munakhala bwanji? Mwalowetsa mitundu ndi ndale zomwezi? He is there to lender security for the peace , law and order of the country Dpp ingopempherani kuti milandu idzakukomeleni , apo biiiiii… Read more »

CRIMINAL MINDED
CRIMINAL MINDED
11 months ago

Police have failed Malawian and​ if the court too will failed Malawian by farvouring Muthalika then better soldiers take over

True
True
11 months ago

HRDC – Mtambo and his colleagues, Nundwe and his soldiers, Martha Chizuma, Judge Kalembera and colleagues, Times TV, and Malawi citizens who participated in demonstrations should be the winners of Nyasatimes award to be announced soon. Guess who will win for 2020, they are 5 people.

Emperor Fidel
Emperor Fidel
11 months ago

The way the army has recently performed it is the waste scenerio, still the Malawi Police will remain the victim ever than before. As already suggested by the director of youth for MCP saying “wa polisi kodzeka ukawauze akadzako uku kwavuta”
this statements should never be allowed ever before.
An advise to the army General is that “master the basics not the youth are ready we do not want any blood shed here in Malawi.”

Analyst
Analyst
11 months ago

THE BALL IS IN THE HANDS OF THE FIVE JUDGES TO DELIVER THE RULING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS AMIDST THE DPP INFLUENCE BEHIND THE SCENES TO HAVE THE RULING IN THEIR FAVOR.

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
11 months ago

Everybody knows Nundwe ngwa ka UTM

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