Malawi Law Society tells HRDC to stop organizing protests on issues in court

Malawi Law Society has told Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) to stop organizing protests on issues which are a matter of contention in a court of law.

Anti-Ansah demos 

This is a direct reference to anti-Jane Ansah protests which HRDC has been organizing for five months now to force the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson resign following allegations that the May 21 presidential poll result was manipulated in favour of President Peter Mutharika, an allegation denied by Mutharika and MEC.

“We call upon all members of the public, including but to limited to leaders of HRDC, while freely and peacefully pursuing rights and freedoms under the Constitution, to desist from the tendency and temptation to assume legal correctness of their perspective on any electoral issues currently directly/or indirectly being deliberated upon at the court,” says a statement from MLS.

MLS says the 1994 Constitution says all differences should be resolved through the judicial system not through violence or instilling fear in others.

“At the same time, we also agreed as people that our rights are inalienable but will be enjoyed responsibly,” says MLS.

Malawi Congress Party and UTM are challenging the presidential poll results in the Constitutional Court.

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Sosholoza
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Malawi Law Society shouldn’t mislead Malawians. The case of Jane Assah is not in the court. Malawians want Assah to resign because of failing to discharge her duty as a Chairperson of MEC. Malawians want Assah to go by using democratic values whereby a common person sometimes may have power to remove anyone who may have failed to discharge duties in a public office. We are in the government for the people, by the people, The peoples’ call sometimes must be respected without even going to the court if someone has failed to discharge duties according to their expectation. This… Read more »

Political commentator
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which MLS? there are cadets in that society. Why do you think the courts are always granting them permission to demonstrate? MLS under DPP again. Are you independent?

Khima
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Khima

Either way MLS and PAC ur credibility to the Malawi society is questionable…

NOSTRADAMS
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NOSTRADAMS

MLS Why not telling Muntharika to stop telling people in rallies that he is the winner of 21 may polls? MLS Please shutup your proboscis and advse your so called president to stop his madness forthwith.

Mzimba Solola
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Mzimba Solola

He was sworn in as President…Yhrn tell me who won?

dalo
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dalo

NANU OSAMUUZA ANSAH BWANJI???? NOKHANOKHA ZINKHANILA,AI PANO MUKUKONDWA NDIMMENE ANTHU AKUVUTIKILA MUDZIKO ILI.

Lego
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MLS has no power to stop anyone who wants to demonstrate.This MLS is also a joke and they are the most corrupt people of all time.If you are stopping HRDC to stop organizing protests against the May 21 elections,then why are they not telling Peter Mutharika to stop casting the opposition parties that he won electionsl

Republic of Nyika
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The Malawi Law Society is like a prostitute who is never loyal to one man. Wherever there is money she goes and sleep with that man. The lawyers work like that way—they have no morals and can’t be trusted. I wouldn’t be surprised if Peter Hitler Mutharika has shaft money into their mouth. You can’t tell Malawians how they should exercise their right to protest peacefully. People that disrupt the peaceful matches are the DPP cadets that are sent to pose as matchers and at the end the start the looting spree. HRDC has a right to defend for our… Read more »

najere
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najere

Why should a prostitute be loyal to one man as if men are loyal to one woman. Stupid and mysogynistic thinking. Women like men also want variety!

Songiso
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Songiso

Najere thumbs up. Mfundo mfundo.

chaiwone wawo
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You lost your salt MLS. YOu should even be ashamed in the way you understand HRDC. HRDC is only saying given the way elections were run they don’t have trust in Jane so she must go. How then is MLS relating the case in court to HRDC? you have goofed. You have many problems in your organisation. Sort those ones, reclaim your glory and start commenting on national issues. As you are at present MLS you have to know you are a non entity.

Ochimwene
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Ochimwene

Useless MLS you wont achieve what you want, too late!!

Nunkhadala
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Nunkhadala

Kodi anthu amenewa anali kuti nthawi yonseyi? Nanga ma judge ndi mamembala a MLS? Nanga ndi chifukwa chiyani ali ndi maganizo osiyana? Chonde a MLS onetsani mphamvu pothana ndi ma Lawyer omwe akulandira ziphuphui komanso kudyera anthu ndalama zawo.