MEC chair Kachale deplores electoral violence after MCP attack DPP monitors

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Dr Chifundo Kachale has urged the public to desist from taking the law into their own hands when dealing with cases of alleged violations of electoral laws.

Kachale: Urges public to report suspicious activities tp legitimate law enforcement agencies other than lawlessness

Kachale, a judge of the High Court , assured that the electoral body would manage the electoral process with impartiality and that people risk creating an environment of chaos and lawlessness if they continue with mob-justice on electoral concerns.

He has since urged the public to report suspicious activities to legitimate law enforcement agencies.

His remarks come amid reports of attacks on Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) monitors in the central and eastern regions apparently by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) cadres.

Voting has been going on smoothly in most parts of the country.

But there has been reported incidents  at Baka Lutheran School polling station in Karonga North-West Constituency when voters nearly razed down a car belonging DPP Member of Parliament for the area James Bond Kamwambi for allegedly ferrying voters to the polling centre.

The Centre’s presiding officer Weston Lungu said the vehicle came twice at the centre with people to vote and  hell broke loose when voters recognised the vehicle.

“Yes it is true the vehicle came twice. The first time it came with the elderly who I assisted with the voting process. The second time it came with voters and people recognized the car. When they lodged a complaint, I reasoned with the driver to leave the place,” Lungu said.

But Kamwambi said he sent the car with his driver to escort some relatives who could not walk  to centre.

Voters are choosing between President Peter Mutharika and Lazarus Chakwera.

Mutharika, who took office in 2014, is the fourth president since MCP’s Kamuzu Hastings Banda’s long authoritarian rule ended in 1994.

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The trouble you want me to finish-Gwalidi
The trouble you want me to finish-Gwalidi
8 months ago

Ndi a Malawi army amene amamenya anthu otumizidwa ndi a Dausi kuti akasokoneze zisankho. We have seen ma videos amene a Army amamenya anthu. Osamakonda bodza inu a Nyasatimes. Last time you reported kuti ma bodyguard a Chilima anawombera anthu ku Machinga including mzimayi amene amapita ku mosque and you were left with red faces after it was refuted by both Chilima and the Police. Be objective when writing news articles lest you become redundant and impotent.

The Deffender
The Deffender
8 months ago

Hehehehehehehehe zanu izo, mcp is protecting its votes, ndipo tikukhobolani simunati mpaka the last minute…….

Gugu
Gugu
8 months ago

You shall know them by their fruit

Chaha
Chaha
8 months ago

MCP is a violent party

Mtsogoleri opanda mano
Mtsogoleri opanda mano
8 months ago

A ku Nkhota Kota aja ndi ma monitor? Ndiye bwanji sananene kuti they’re monitor. Bwanji nanga amati atumidwa ndi wa Jeffrey? Nyasatimes bodza lake tsopano. Thinking Malawians are stupid.

Christian
Christian
8 months ago

It is unchristian to twist lies as facts, “fake” soldiers or monitors have indeed been attached.They were warned but did not heed the warning.Cross check the facts on the ground in Nkhota kota if indeed it there is any truth that genuine DPP monitors have been attached. DPP all along have been give one head ache after another. DPP is a snake in the bush ready to bite at any given opportunity, thank God, Jane Ansah is not a MEC Chair.

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
8 months ago

Welcome to hell Malawi. This is going to be the new normal. MCP has a bloodthirsty DNA. You were warned.

Mwini muzi.
8 months ago

Violation of election laws here. Avotenso or failure to do so, declare all votes null and void at that center where DPP monitors were beaten and chased away. Chibwana chenicheni cha nyau Ichi.

Libra
Libra
8 months ago
Reply to  Mwini muzi.

Why are you not talking about the places where there were rigging attempts???

Mangalore 2929
Mangalore 2929
8 months ago

Welcome back mcp, attack attack attack. That’s mcp we know, whether old mcp or new mcp, attack is the dna of mcp. If dpp broke the four cornerstones then attack them is what mcp does. All the best in Malawi.

Libra
Libra
8 months ago
Reply to  Mangalore 2929

Mmmmm so who was it attacking suleman? Was it mcp???

N one
8 months ago

Mob justice works. And works fast and well.

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