Malawi president tear down this Jane Ansah wall!

Malawi is slowly, but steadily, descending into a dark dungeon of wreckage. Just look around. The streets are burning, business is shut, looting is vast and widespread, lawlessness is winning and the police are visibly and ashamedly underwhelmed. Surely, political wreckage is at hand.

President Mutharika should tear down this wall of arrogance erected by Ansah

You see, where we are, now, is a place we could have avoided or, of course, prevented—in fact, we still have the capacity to prevent every new step we are taking towards our own political wreck.

The person to prevent the wreck is President Peter Mutharika.

The fate of about 18 million Malawians, today, has come to a standstill because of one elderly woman, a mother, a pastor of a known God and, of course, the chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC): Jane Mayemu Mjojo Ansah.

Ansah’s crime before Malawians is that she presided over an electoral process that was all, in all intents and purposes, mismanaged. That mismanaged process elected a leader in Peter Mutharika whose legitimacy is being challenged through a court process in session. In all this, the public feels Ansah needs to step aside and far from the country’s electoral body.

It’s an uphill task to prove to the letter the sins of Ansah. But, qualitatively, she admitted herself that presiding officers ‘tippexed’ [correctional fluid] several result sheets without MEC’s approval—thats leadership failure on her side.

Further, again qualitatively, all the three major contenders—DPP, MCP and UTM—have spoken in unison that the election was stolen. This, on Ansah’s side, sparks loss of public trust.

Yes, the nitty-gritties of it all will have to be settled by the court process underway. However, it is only substantial—both from her own admission of failure and, also, strong admissions from the three major political parties including the ruling—that Ansah must step aside.

Strangely, Ansah came out softly on that Zodiak interview, softly, refusing to absorb and digest any word of resignation.  Her refusal to resign was grievous and grievously has it put the nation on fire.

We have a situation where Ansah is stuck to her guns and protesters have vowed to invoke terror on the streets until the pastor Ansah bows down to their resignation demand.

The question is: Where do we go from here?

We have come to a point where  Mutharika, as a Head of State, needs to prevent the nation from deepening into political wreckage. He must persuade Ansah to leave—after all, presidency is about persuading contrary forces to act in the interest of public good.

I don’t know why  President Mutharika has chosen silence over Ansah’s resignation call. Ansah is a leader who, in her own words, admitted having failed to manage tipexed results. Mutharika himself, in saying some of his votes were stolen, spoke loud of waned trust he has in Ansah. I believed Mutharika—to save the integrity of MEC and, also, state institutions he heads—must have been the first to bay for Ansah’s blood.

That is why, whatever President Mutharika has for Ansah, he must stand up, as Head of State, and tear down this wall of arrogance erected by Ansah. It’s keeping the nation at a dangerous standstill.

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Jangao
Jangao
1 year ago

Let the court do their work. The election was not stolen until the court says so.

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen
1 year ago

I don’t think Mutharika will be able to resolve this matter. He doesn’t have Conflict Resolution Skills. You recall that He failed to resolve the Chanco fracas when he was Minister of Education way back. The university was at a standstill for 8 months!

Let the courts move in very quickly on this one!

Nabanda
1 year ago

Aliyense akudziwa kuti masankho anabeledwa kwambiri, ndipo.zomvesa chisoni kumamva kuti Jane Ansah ndi m’busa? iiiiih pastor wa satanic ameneyo ndithu. Shame on her

Richie
1 year ago

Kodi you supporters of MCP
Your leadership is misleading you
Kodi you don’t trust MEC the courts you think chakwera and mia are angels?

Joloza
1 year ago

The fate of about 18 million Malawians, today, has come to a standstill because of one elderly woman, a mother, a pastor of a known God and, of course, the chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC): Jane Mayemu Mjojo Ansah.

Osangonena kuti ndinu a MCP bwanji? Kulemba koonetsera mbaliko. Mwalepherapo ntchito apa munthu mukumukumba bwanji? elderly woman….mother…pastor ndiye chani zimenezi. Motive yako polemba choncho ndi chiyani. Ngati ukudana ndi Ansah kungonena. Komanso ine nditakhala president sindingamve malangizo ako chifukwa waphatikizamo mwano. Osaphunzilira ku lemba mu Nyasatimes muzipita ku sukulu. Nanunso a Nyasatimes nyangwita zinazi mumazitenga kuti zosadziwa kulembazi?

Tuvitwana
Tuvitwana
1 year ago

DON’T WASTE TIME BELIEVING THAT THE SENILE WOULD DO ANYTHING. HE IS AS GOOD AS DEAD THIS SO CALLED PRESIDENT. MA DEMOS BASI!

Charie
Charie
1 year ago

Garu iwe umadziwa chiani za ndale . nde Mesa ose amaberana nde ukufuna chiani pot ose ndi mbava .musiyeni peter ndi Jane adyerere ndi nthawi yawo nanu idzafika nthawi yanu

Paperback
1 year ago

Thank you for your comments. All of you. Can we now go and have a coffee at Mugg and Bean?

John kambwiri
John kambwiri
1 year ago
Reply to  Paperback

Kkkkkk good choice

Dada
Dada
1 year ago

Ansha did a GREAT job. Chakwera and Chilima should shut up and go away! They are losers who don’t wish our country well.

Holly Tit
1 year ago

Maliro awa tizachita dansi ngati muja tinapangira a Bingu. Tizapha ng’ombe ndithu.

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