More Malawians to rise up against impunity in 2020 – HRDC

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has issued a stern warning that the year 2020 will see more Malawians rising up against impunity and corruption, saying Malawians are “no longer opting for passivity in the face of oppression.”

Trapence: Malawians with rise up and stand for their rights

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Nyasa Times, HRDC Vice Chair Gift Trapence said while in 2019 more Malawians braved the streets in protest against political oppression but their expectations are that in 2020 more and more Malawians will rise up against impunity and corruption than ever before.

“We have seen that Malawians have been boiling with anger for too long. They were being forced to opt for passivity in the face of poverty, impunity, and political oppression.

“But the resilience of Malawians in 2019 has shown that this is changing. Malawians are reclaiming back their destiny,” said Trapence.

To that effect, Trapence said all the atrocities and oppression that Malawians have suffered in 2019 including the raping of women and girls of Msundwe will be pursued to the end until justice is seen.

“We are still shocked that the police up to now have not arrested any suspects. We will continue demanding justice,” he said.

Asked to comment on the expected political terrain in 2020, Trapence said he expects power shift from politicians to the citizens who are actually employers.

“I see a year that the citizens will rise up and demand accountability and direction of where this country is going. This is good and should have happened long time ago. Because Malawians were passive some politicians took advantage of status quo and ended up taking Malawi as their personal estates. No wonder Malawi remains one of the poorest countries in the world because we have leaders who are selfish. We have created a slave-king relationship with our politicians which I see ending in 2020. This is the year where Malawians will be freed from demigods,” he said.

The HRDC vice chair further stressed that electoral justice will be high on the organisation’s governance agenda in 2020 including the resignation of the Malawi Electoral Commission Chairperson Jane Ansah as well as the tabling of the much talked 50+1 and other related electoral reform bills.

Since the dawn of multiparty politics in Malawi, 2019 saw more and more Malawians taking to the streets for days demanding the resignation of Ansah who stands accused of mismanaging the May 21, 2019 elections through the use of correction fluid known as Tippex.

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wa Nyau
wa Nyau
10 months ago

tamangopangani za ufulu wama GAY zo malume,za ndalezi simuzitha.
,ukuithawatu ntchito yanu yomenyera ufula anthu a MATHANYULA

Nyoloka
Nyoloka
10 months ago

Tungande, you are making sense. The only wrong thing with HRDC is that it is organizing demos, taking to the streets means destroying businesses or halting businesses that are already striving to grow, and these businesses have no common grouping to tackle this. HRDC knows the house of Jane Ansah go there and have your vigils…. HDRC knows which parastatals are in curuption and in stead of doing something directly with the concerned it is going to the streets and disturb wrong class of people malawi businesses are hard to fund. Summon the ministries that are involved, they will not… Read more »

Mtete
Mtete
10 months ago

DPP’ and APM miscalculated this time thinking the opposition and Malawians of good will would protest the rigged election for a while and subsequently forget the whole thing as they did I 1999, 2004 and 2014. Not this time. The question was: how long would this disregard for the will of majority of Malawians go on? Enough was enough and a bold step was taken by the opposition to challenge the outcome of the election by seeking remedy with the courts. Meantime the HRDC, not necessarily composed of MCP and UTM, organised protests against MEC Chairperson for messing up the… Read more »

Malawi goverment
10 months ago

Enough is enough so long malawians have been peaceful now we are tired with this thieves so called politicians.Bravo HRDC dont let this devels continue destructing the nation.almighty GOD will protect this nation We pray.we need change we are tired with this old dude so called mr tippex no ambitions i see we have alot of savage professors destroying the nation now its your turn fuck u

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
10 months ago

Thiraphwisi talking about corruption??? How about the 7m ija

Kuswa Kuswa
10 months ago

What of your own impunity Mtambo and Trapence? Munatikwana nayo hypocrisy yanu in 2019.

tung'ande
tung'ande
10 months ago

NTambo should also consider organising demonstrations against thieves at auditor general office. These people are involved in multiple allowance claims and no one ever reprimands them because they are the one who check the accounts. HRDC should alos consider demonsatrtions against Road traffic and MRA

Nyaphapi One
10 months ago

Happy New year to you all. I am ready for 2020.

Innocent people
Innocent people
10 months ago

Mukuchita kunyadila ngati mukupanga zolongosokatu azungu akukupasani ndalama kuti muziononga zikoli kuti tikazafuna kulikozaso azatikongoze ndalama ndi ma condition oti tizikwatilana Amuna kapena akadz onkhaonkha?makape will be happy tikazaonana facetoface

Innocent people
Innocent people
10 months ago

Kodi inuyo a HRDC munavotela ndani?zikuoneka ngati muli mbali yoluzatu mwachuluka mikwiyo ifeso tikatopa nde tikuonesanitu

Mtete
Mtete
10 months ago

Analuza chifukwa APM anaba ma voti mothandizidwa ndi Ansah.

wa Nyau
wa Nyau
10 months ago

@Mtete-enawa kuluza kumawasangalatsa.kuyambila 1994 kuluza kkk ine singachite asa

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