Malawi on standstill: 3 bus companies suspend service as shops, schools close

Three major bus companies have suspended their services on  Thursday while most schools both private and public as well as shops remain closed because of the mass protests organised by civil society organisations under the banner of Human Rights Defenders Coalition.

Malawi in mass protests

They are pushing for resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah for allegedly mismanaging the May 21 polls.

Business has gone very slow in major cities of Blantyre, Zomba, Lilongwe and Mzuzu as some people are intending to join the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) organized protests.

Axa Bus company, Sososo as well as Khwezy have all suspended their bus services for today in fear that the peaceful protests might turn violent.

All public schools as well as some private schools and shops in Lilongwe are all closed whilst some minibus operators have scaled down their services.

This follows Wednesday’s clashes on Kamuzu Procession Road between the police and opposition supporters, mainly Malawi Congress Party (MCP) faithful.

President Peter Mutharika had to abandon the road as he was coming from Mangochi and use the by-pass road as angry party supporters burnt tyres on the road and placed stones.

MCP and UTM have gone to court seeking remedy after accusing Malawi Electoral Commission of helping the ruling Democratic Progressive Party manipulate presidential poll results in favour of president Peter Mutharika.

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Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
1 year ago

Kicks of dying horse ok sir u’ll know which horse is gonna die. Afumu Malawi yakwiya zedi zedidi & mumudziwa m’Malawi chaka chake ndichio mwatiseweretsa kokwana la 40 lakwana amati ngakhale usiku ungatalike bwanji kumacha basi.

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
1 year ago

And Jane will not resign. What does she want really????

Phiri
Phiri
1 year ago

Mcp wont change,,, its even more evil than it was the time it was ruling,,but it is fighting a losing battle as we all know

Njoka Yofatsa
1 year ago

I think we have been silent enough to show you the savages that we are peaceful people but don’t think we will keep on watching this forever. Soon we will bite and you savages will not like it. I am sure you will regret. Mark my words. It has been high time we have been quiet and cool.

Jeff Mpotazingwe
Jeff Mpotazingwe
1 year ago
Reply to  Njoka Yofatsa

Mani kumamasuka apa ndi pa media. Marching can be illegal but thinking can never be. You are pro-DPP I guess, but you shall have your ass kicked even in your southern region backyard because people now think. In this Era no one can be talking of MCP as being evil and consisting murderers on a national Tv propagating lies and making journalists unethical. This man is not in for building this nation but dividing and ruining it. See his cabinet amongst the lesser evils. If you were president you would have done better. He is either deef or a robot… Read more »

Kotakota mtalamo
Kotakota mtalamo
1 year ago
Reply to  Njoka Yofatsa

Kape iwe,moya moya

Holly Tit
1 year ago

Zofunika

phiri
phiri
1 year ago

Just wasting time. Kicks of dying horses.

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
1 year ago
Reply to  phiri

Am sure mtima ukukuwawa that this has happened. You wanted the demos to fail so that you can write your sillier comment

Smart Aunt Sally
1 year ago

You will love tippex more in this way. I am stocking up on tippex. Ready for…….

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