MRA seek court intervention to restrict Malawi airport demos

Tax collecting body Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) is set to apply to the High Court for an injunction to restrict the highly anticipated August 26 to 30 airport and  border demonstrations which are being organized by the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC).

Kapoloma: We are not stopping protest

The demonstrations are aimed at forcing the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Jane Ansah to step down as a result of the fraudulent May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

According to HRDC, the demonstrations will target border posts and major airports.

However, MRA Spokesperson Steve Kapoloma said on Tuesday that their intention is not to call off the protests but rather have a guarantee that the protesters will not in any way demonstrate inside MRA premises.

“We are not saying no to demonstrations but we are saying these are protected areas. We are keeping many valuable goods that are under custom control so the injunction we are seeking is that demonstrations can take place but outside the MRA premises” Kapoloma said in quotes reported by The Nation.

Kapoloma said their plea will be heard before the high court at Blantyre registry this Thursday.

According to experts, the planned border posts and airport demos will approximately lead to loss of over K1 Billion by the Malawigovernment.

The  HRDC has been holding demonstrations since the announcement of the May 21 presidential election results to force Ansah to resign and pave the way for investigations to identify and prosecute those who supplied Tippex used  to alter elections figures.

Ansah, a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, has dismissed calls for her to resign for allegedly mismanaging the presidential election, saying she would only step down if the court hearing an elections petition case found her leadership to have failed to discharge its duties.

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Quibbo
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Quibbo

STOP PAYING TAX MALAWIANS THIS IS RUBBISH AND BEAT UP STEV. KAPOLO WACHABE CHABE

Brenda Soko
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go konko ku MRA KO NDIKUMENE TIKUFUNA,AGALU AMENEWA AMAVUTA KWAMBIRI POTCHANJA KATUNDU,….MADEMO ONSEWA TIKUFUNA KU MRA KUMENEKO GO KONKO GUYS

Honorable Political Investor
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Honorable Political Investor

What a banana republic!

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

The most important position in Malawi at the moment other than that of the president is the being the chair of MEC. The government is prepared to save her job at any cost. Even this demo will not yield anything. That is how the government is determined.

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

MRA paja nde kodyera kwa pitala. 100.million pa mwezi nde mmene amatilangila ndi nsonkho kuti uombole iron yanyuwani apo bi uonetse receipt ndi yakale. munthu kufuna kudzitukula kulephera ukati ugule galimoto. go to mra magalimoto a ma staff, ma electronic gagdets amakhala nao u camt bbelieve ,salary yake yomweyi?
getrude and judith abweretsa zao from UK free. and i guess sanalipileso from the UK air malawi office. koma nde kudyelela ndi kumwelela

Mwe'ene
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Mwe'ene

Malova a MCP/UTM azachite zawozo ku KIA, kwao konko. Aisiye Chileka yathuyi, pa mtendendere.
Zautsiru zawozo, akhale nazo ku Lilongwe konko basi.

Ng'ombechinda
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Ng'ombechinda

It was better the do Demos at Useless Chileka Airport. That Rubbish Airport; a Bitish Airways doesnt even land at that Toy Airport. Airport Fumbi thooo, komadi school ndiyofunikadi, yendani mukaone ma Airport aanzanu.

Innoxy Charles
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Innoxy Charles

Mademo mpakana mkati kumene, ndipo khoti silingavomere manyi amenewo wamva nkhumba iwe?.

Charie
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Charie

mtAmbo tatopa nawe ulamuliro wako wankhaza nanga Jane asah akatula pasi udindo ukadyera kut koma mademo ako umapanga Ku chitipa kwanu osati kumapita mmadera mwathu basop mtAmbo

Innoxy Charles
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Innoxy Charles

Bakha iwe ndiye ukuti chiyani?

FOOLISH QUESTIONS ARE QUESTIONS
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MRA IS FULL OF CADETS ——WE NEED ONE OR TWO WEEK FULL OF BORDER CLOSURE AND VIGILS —–

Richie
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Kodi our police is failing to contain demonstrators
Can they manage a war
If we were attacked by foreign thieves

Heaven Come
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Heaven Come

it will be the job of the army to fend off foreign thieves.