MCP supporters in wave of violent protests over Malawi poll results: MEC calls for calm

Waves of protests have erupted in the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) stronghold of central region, prompting the police, rights groups and Malawi Electoral Commission to condemn.

Waves of protests erupt
MCP strong hold of centre
Waves of protests erupt
MCP strong hold of centre
MCP supporters Barricade the roads
Ready to attack

Inspector General of police Rodney Jose has said the police will deal with the violence.

“We will arrest any perpetrator of the violence. People should avoid acts of violence,” he said.

His comments come after MCP supporters blocked roads and burned tyres in Lilongwe, Dowa and Mchinji after exit polls showed that party president Lazarus Chakwera was trailing behind president Peter Mutharika.

Executive director of the Malawi Human Rights Commission David Nungu urged restraint among MCP supporters.

“Malawi is a peaceful nation. Malawians should uphold peace and calm,” said Nungu.

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah appealed to party leaders to appeal to their supporters to uphold peace and calm.

“We appeal to party leaders to appeal for peace to their supporters as we await the court to vacate the injunction,” she said.

MEC is failing to announce the presidential results because of an injunction obtained by the MCP.

While appealing to the public to maintain peace, Ansah said: “Elections can make or break a nation. The commission wouldn’t want to be part of breaking the nation. Commission wants to release results that are credible and accepted by all stakeholders.”

But MCP spokesperson Maurice Munthali said MCP is always peaceful.

He said it was wrong to assume that those perpetrating the violence were MCP supporters.

Munthali also called on MEC to give out credible results.

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Mwiri
2 years ago

NTCHITO ZA A BUSA ZIKUWACHITIRA UMBONI

braveheart
2 years ago

Shame MCP!shame Mb’usa was fake Chakwera.What’s wrong with u?kufuna udindo konseko?its topical nyau thinking. Mwawina koma multi ndi ma MP ochepa ndiye mwawina kuti? Shame! Mb’usa was mtundu wanji?

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
2 years ago

Mcp is a party of death and darkness You are displaying your true colors why should you target reg numbers FROM the south yet some southersers like myself voted for you?

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
2 years ago

This madness has to stop. Learn to accept defeat or let the courts get on with it and move on. I personally would have loved to see change of government but have to accept the will of the majority now.

Onjezani
Onjezani
2 years ago

Most of the people making noise that Chakwera has won actually voted for UTM. The question is: if they themselves didn’t vote for Chakwera, where were they expecting him to get the votes from?? MCP should swallow it’s pride and accept defeat! They have no credible case against the results other than hearsay. Are they not surprised that demonstrations and violence are only happening in Dowa and Mponela? So many other people in other districts are calm and happy because they voted for a winning party. Stop discrediting the elections to please your donors! MCP donors should have known what… Read more »

OCHAMUNA
OCHAMUNA
2 years ago

IN STRONGEST TERMS, DEAL WITH THE ROOT CAUSE , DEAL WITH THOSE THAT VIOLATED THE ELECTORAL PROCEDURES BY USING TIPPEX AND DOCTORING PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS, DON’T SEAT PHWIII. LAST TIME OUR POLICE SET A VERY BAD PRECEDENCE BY SEATING PHWII FOR 5 SOLID YEARS ON THOSE WHO SET FIRE ON THE MEC WAREHOUSE WITH ELECTION MATERIALS.

Lilian Kaunda
Lilian Kaunda
2 years ago
Reply to  OCHAMUNA

it is not surprising . this party trade mark has been a party of death and darkness. they used to put on DPP t shirts and unleash terror on innocent Malawians and now they are coming out in their proper colour because their commander in chief has declared that he wants blood. the combination of Chakwera and Mia will make Malawi flow with blood because these two had borrowd money from terrorists and they are now on their neck to get their money back. in the days coming, Malawians will witness the worst violence that has not been seen since… Read more »

Rad Sillo
Rad Sillo
2 years ago
Reply to  Lilian Kaunda

Pa…mako

munthu wamba
munthu wamba
2 years ago
Reply to  Lilian Kaunda

Total bullshit

emerson
2 years ago
Reply to  Lilian Kaunda

bullshit

linda
2 years ago
Reply to  Lilian Kaunda

you’re very stupid, akupha ma albino ndi MCP? tazuzika zaka 5 zapitazi, we cannot continue like this

Nsikidzi
Nsikidzi
2 years ago
Reply to  Lilian Kaunda

F****

Jamax
Jamax
2 years ago

Shaaaaaaa!!!!!!

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