MCP, partners endorse ‘Ansah must fall’ July vigils

The vigils Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has organised on July 4 and 5 to force Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah to resign has been boosted with the endorsement of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and its electoral alliance partners, People’s Party (PP) and Freedom Party (FP).

Kachali: We endorse the 4th and 5th July vigils

MCP and it partners have since appealed to their supporters to patronise the vigils that follow Ansah’s failure to resign as per the ultimatum issued to her during the June 20 nationwide demonstrations.

MCP secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka alongside FP president and the country’s former vice-president Khumbo Kachali said their alliance was part of the vigils.

Said Kachali: “We endorse the 4th and 5th July vigils. The Constitution does enshrine so many freedoms and one of those is that to demonstrate. It is in keeping with the Constitution that we are endorsing the vigils organised by the HRDC.”

HRDC wants Ansah and her commissioners to quit for purportedly failing to manage the May 21 Tripartite Elections which were marred with irregularities, especially in the results management process.

But Ansah has refused to resign and told Zodiak Broadcasting Station in an exclusive interview on Monday night that she would only quit if the court finds her in the wrong. She described the demonstrations and calls for her resignation amid an ongoing elections case as “mob justice”.

Briefing journalists in Lilongwe on Tuesday, , Mkaka said sustained pressure will force the MEC chairperson to resign.

The alliance has since called on the police to protect people and not intimidate them with tear gas.

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yemweuja
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yemweuja

Enafe tirindizochita,

Zonse
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Zonse

Cry my beloved country

Mary
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Mary

This time around, I am going to join the demonstration. I have never done this before, but now I will join with full force.

Godfearing Person
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Godfearing Person

Poor Malawians, you think Khumbo Kachali is better today that yesterday? Be sleeping and be used by these crooks. Why are they uniting now and not before elections? Some of these people think they are important because they have money which they had stolen when they were in government. Today they do not agree for a common good, tomorrow they agree to put our nation on anarchy. Foolish Malawians. Vuto lochuluka mbuli Mziko ndi limeneli.

Zangazanga Ncube
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Zangazanga Ncube

Well said!

Bonney Phiri
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Bonney Phiri

Yes! tilikonko ndipo tikuona kuchedwa mbava imeneija ndiimeneso ikutichedwesera milandu ku Court! apa zikufunika mbava izi zichoke
Peter Wakuba Tipex Ansah Mutharika
Jane Tipex Wakuba Mutharika Ansah
ndima Commissioner onse a MEC
akapume dziko silikuwafuna,ngati akumufuna Tipex wawoyo amutenge akapange dziko lawo azikalamulirana akapezeso anthu owabera konko koma dziko la Malawi tikuwakana poyera akapeze zochita zina.

Mkaika
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Mkaika

DPP penapake if you continue to show signs of being timid things will get out of hand. Use the army to tell these people noboby is resigning and protesting until, say a month, after the court judgement unless the army itself is enjoying the running battles. Malawi is not a western country where you expect people to protest in civilised manner. We have just too many uncivilised, illiterate and poor people who will take any slightest opportunity to kill, maim, steal or destroy amid a deliberately organised chaos just like what happened last week. What did we benefit after the… Read more »

Acalpulco
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Acalpulco

we are witnessing the ‘confidence and supply arrangement’ as HRDC generates stupid ideas and MCP provides stupid supporters….!

TOSH
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THATS AGOOD MOVE, POPEZA JEZEBEL ANSAH WANGA MAKANI NAFENSO WILL BE STUBBORN THAT DAY WE WONT LEAVE ON THE STREET THAT DAY TILL SHE STEP DOWN, WE GNNA TAKE OUR BLANKET AND SLEEP AT MEC OFFICES TIL SHE STEP DOWN, THIS IS GEAR 2, SHE SHOULD NOT TAKE MALAWIANS FOR GRANTED

Noxy
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Vigil ilibe ntchito koma mavoti go count.

Henry joseph sekeni
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LET THEM COME TO BANGWE MKAKAYO