Malawi in fear mode about outcome of watershed election trial

If people are under a failed government, as is the case in Malawi, what follows is the fear for their survival.

The writing is on the placard

It must be mentioned that the genesis of a failed government is by having a clueless leader. All they care about is their survival in power.

It is sad that even if the curriculum vitae (CV) of a President shows that he/she has never been successful in running anything, he/he still bribes his/her way into power. There is no hope for such a man to suddenly change and be successful in running a country.

In fact, one can achieve to be a President, but if they do not know what to do with it, the end result is dragging the country into perpetual poverty. Probably, it might be by design to make people poor so that they can easily be manipulated or cheated.

Apart from the fear created by the failed Peter Mutharika government, Malawians are in another fear mode—about the outcome of the election case at the Constitutional Court. Political party leaders and other leaders are being advised to ask their supporters to behave properly regardless of which way the judgment goes. Honestly speaking, this is easier said than done. Malawians will likely take their future into their own hands.

The ball is in the hands of security agents to prove their worth and control the situation. Most people are aware that the situation would not have reached this stage of having a nail-biting trial if President Mutharika resigned after the big demonstrations. These were the very demonstrations which had never happened to Malawi against a government. In fact, Mutharika would not have been the first one to give in to the demonstrators and stand down. Recently, Prime Minister of Lebanon Saad Hariri resigned after two weeks of demonstrations by protestors. Also, not long ago, Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned amid poll protests.

Since President Mutharika and the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah have not considered resigning, this has triggered all manner of demonstrations which, in the process, have soured the relationship between the police and people. The police’s behaviour in reacting to protests has left a lot to be desired. Instead of protecting Malawians, most of them have behaved like they are a wing of the ruling party.

Just imagine, in Msundwe, Lilongwe, police were alleged to have been raping women and girls instead of stopping the chaos that they went for. In this case, Malawian women will always fear their police as they have been vulnerable to rape. Overall, Malawians have lost trust in the police whereby reporting cases to the police is just a formality as no action is likely to be taken.

In this country, now nothing seems to work. There is so much hunger in rural areas and one wonders where the maize is that the President has been talking about. In addition, there is no security worth writing home about. Performance of the government is at the lowest ebb.

Above all, the question that most people ask is about where the country is heading to under President Mutharika. Honestly speaking, neither the President nor his Cabinet can give a convincing answer to the question. People have no choice but to continue fearing for their future.

Most Malawians want change of government as a solution to their fear. They tried to do it through the ballot and, unfortunately, they have been fraudulently denied; hence, the current watershed election trial.

Putting people into a perpetual fearing mode is the worst thing the government has done. The future looks bleak and any sensible leader would feel guilty and resign.

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Nasingwe
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Nasingwe

gong hamala pa tebulo = MALAWI SOL OUT

Ogendaopandamwala
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Ogendaopandamwala

Msiyeni mpandamanoyo apsetule zonse za amalawi munya zaka 5 musovenge mudzati kumaso mbeeeeh

Nambewe
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Nambewe

Fellow Malawians! Malawi is ours! if we damage it we pay the price! what is the point of sounding tough about damaging the country we live in?Let the law prevail! Behave civilised! let your country prosper! don’t damage the very Livelihood you need to survive! it does not make sense!!!!

Do not let selfish poliiticians ruin your life! do not let senseless selfish destructive men like Mtambo damage your lives and your children’s lives!!!

Think clearly and do the right thing for the country and remember the country is everyone of you!

There is absolutely no need to fight!

joseph
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joseph

MALAWI SECURITY AGENCIES SHOULD PREPARE FOR THE COURT RULING.I SEE THE ARMY PLAYING A VERY VITAL ROLE IN OUR PEACEFUL COUNTRY.BUT MY ADVICE IS TO THE POLICE TO PLAY A LOW PROFILE AFTER THE ARMY TO AVOID PROVOCATIVE ACTIONS THAT THE PUBLIC MAY RISE AGAINST THEM.

braveheart
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..sold out!

Ada
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Ada

Ndendeuli, osatukwanapo apa. Be neutral. The article is very clear. If you were a keen follower of the court proceedings, you can clearly see that the opposition is not loosing in this case. It is as clear as day light.

ICT EXPERT
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ICT EXPERT

as day light robbery?????

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

The worst writing I have ever read; as analysis, or even as an opinion, in print or even on-line. The fact that English is not the writer’s first language is no excuse. She could perhaps write in her own vernacular.
This is nonsense and ass wipe.
Simple as that.

NZERU NKUPANGWA
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NZERU NKUPANGWA

I agree 100%

Mswahili mambo
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Mswahili mambo

Ndendeule , don’t think Malawians to be stupid thinkers like yourself, tell your dude and your cadets team to give up otherwise there’s nothing which is moving in the country apart from hearing so many different stories of you cadets stealing the little which is remaining for a poor Malawian, where are you taking this country to ?

Chimkute
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Chimkute

The writer is telling the truth. Truly speaking we have illegitimate government in Malawi. They have forced their way into power through bribes. And this can not be condoned. Worse still is the fact that there are few who are connected to this rotten government and are benefiting financially, and because of that their eyes are so blind that they oppose the truth. God is the truth and those who opposes the truth are actually opposing God. But the God of heavens is going to rescue Malawians in few days to come

Alex mgeni
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Alex mgeni

A ndendeuli, zoti DPP inabela simukuziwa? Ben phiri simunamumve ku court? Boma lathu likulimbikisa ma phunziro chonsecho kumalola nduna ya udokotala wa boza. Tingapite chitsogolo? Tamaganizani bwana.