MEC says DPP, MCP  file complaints: Police faults vigilantism in Malawi fresh elections

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Dr Chifundo Kachale has said Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) have filed complaints.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Noel Kayira said security teams are still monitoring the situation in the country.

Kachale said all complaints will be dealt with accordingly.

He said MEC has set up a Legal Affairs Committee to deal with filing and assessing each and every complaint so that the Commission can determined on them.

Kachale, a judge at the High Court, said the legal committee led by MEC’s head of legal services, has abou 10 lawyers from Ministry of Justice chambers who will help the Commission in summarising the complaints and submitting them to the Commission for determination.

“The determinations will be made by the Commission,” said Kachale.

He added: “The Complaints will be handled and resolved in accordance with the provisions of the law. The Commission will at the beginning of the determination of the national result deal will all matters that have been subject to complaints.

“It is expected that only those complaints that will not have been
resolved at the Polling Stations or at the District Tally Centre will be
dealt with by the Commission at the commencement of the
determination of the national results.”

He said MEC will not entertain complaints filed on social media but adviced all stakeholders to file their complaints through the Commission’s official channels

DPP’s complaint seen by Nyasa Times filed by party’s administrative secretary Francis Mphepo is about violence and intimidation allegedly perpetrated by suspected MCP and UTM alliance agents in Dowa and Lilongwe districts.

In the letter to MEC,  the DPP said the opposition cadres have demolished two houses to the supporters of DPP in the areas of  Sandulizemi in Senior Chief Kaembe and Mndolera in Senior Chief Dzoole in Dowa.

It also claims that a group of Nyau assaulted a DPP supporter and inflicted various injuries on him bu cutting his thigh with pangas because he was ging to vote for President Peter Mutharika.

The DPP supporter has been hospitalised at Dowa District Hospital.

DPP accused MCP-UTM alliance that their violence is “premediated and carefully planned.”

Meanwhile,  Deputy Commissioner of Police Noel Kayira has faulted the tendency of vigilantism and mob justice,  saying  that security teams are still monitoring the situation in the country.

Kayira said the tendency of vigilantism and mob justice destroy evidence and undermine law enforcement agencies’ capacity to investigate violations of electoral laws.

On social media, Kayira won hearts for his  flair of English communication and stating unequivocally the security forces’ readiness to deal with impunity in a no-nonsense manner.

Some 6.8 million people were eligible to vote in Tuesday’s rerun, practically a two-horse race between President Peter Mutharika and opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera. A third candidate, Peter Kuwani, was also in the running.

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Bolero
Bolero
8 months ago

Awa game yawakulira. The manual voting process ndi nkhonya ya ku khutu…..knock out! Pano akungowona zizumbazumba sakumvensa

Drogba
8 months ago

First time to security people involved elections. Good job Kachali

Simposium
Simposium
8 months ago

You have not written complaint ya Tonse alliance why?

The Defender
The Defender
8 months ago
Reply to  Simposium

I have the same question, i just believe they are trying to combine, Tonse is just cool!

Hapana Mbejere
Hapana Mbejere
8 months ago

Things have turned other way round, UTM-MCP supporters were chasing away and assaulting DPP Monitors. Where is HRDC and their scary looking leader Trapence?

Nalikuti
Nalikuti
8 months ago
Reply to  Hapana Mbejere

Akuti file your complaints with evidence to the commission not social media.. Simukumva pati?????

Lego
8 months ago
Reply to  Nalikuti

kkkkkkkk tell him

Chechamba
Chechamba
8 months ago
Reply to  Hapana Mbejere

Which monitors? Did you want to have double monitors?

Gee
Gee
8 months ago

Bwana Wapolosi woyeraa? Koyamba kumuonatu

The SNIPER
The SNIPER
8 months ago

Vigilantism was the best way of protecting our votes, what if the citizens were massaging your ex military boys, what would happen? The DPP knows that their plans has failed and we are at any cost to protect our rights! Now this is what we call game of the rangers, DPP has now know how to file complaint? This is very good news! How about the Fredkisso son of Kalua! Was it necessary? How about Mzimba woman? Malawians are ready to protect their rights, Mr Policeman, the citizens have worked themselves because they lost trust in you. We told you,… Read more »

Home
Home
8 months ago
Reply to  The SNIPER

Let’s behave maturely. Violence regardless of who is perpetrating it must never be tolerated on Malawi. Tomorrow you or your family can falsely be accused and be dealt with. It’s a terrible culture.

Baba Tunde
Baba Tunde
8 months ago

DPP compliant is funny. So someone was beaten up by nyau because he was going to vote for APM? Mesa vote ndi mumtima? How does Mphepo know the guys was going to vote for DPP? The fact that you have some bribes to your cadets doesn’t mean they were going to vote for you.
And meanwhile for those incidents in nkhotakota we all saw the videos of people caught red handed dishing out 100 thousand kwacha bribes. Is Mphepo admitting that those were DPP supporters? Interesting revelation

Nalikuti
Nalikuti
8 months ago
Reply to  Baba Tunde

Question should be how does one know he was going to vote for APM???? Amamuwelenga ubongo????

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