Muluzi keeps meet outcome with Mutharika under wraps

Former president Bakili Muluzi has kept the outcome with president Peter Mutharika over pressure to fire Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) under wraps, three days after the meeting.

Malawi’s Former President Bakili Muluzi offered to help quell the current political impasse – Photo by Lameck Masina, VOA

Muluzi has volunteered to mediate between the anti-Jane Ansah protesters, the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) and the government over the wave of protests which have most times culminated into violence, bringing Malawi’s economic life to a standstill.

Muluzi told the HRDC officials during their meeting in Blantyre that he would meet Mutharika to discuss the fate of the embattled MEC chair Jane Ansah.

He promised to get back to the HRDC officials within seven days after the initial meeting on Tuesday at his BCA Hill residence in Blantyre.

A day before the expiry of the seven-day deadline, Malawians remain anxious on the outcome of the meeting with Mutharika.

State House too has kept to be mum on the matter.

Presidential spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani confirmed the talks between the president and the former president took place.

“The meeting indeed took place. The meeting took almost three hours but I cannot give details because the meeting was private,” said Kalirani.

He however said the two leaders also met in a couple of hours ago in Blantyre.

Muluzi went to Lilongwe aboard Malawian Airways and went straight to his residence in Area 9 before he was picked in a private vehicle to Kamuzu palace under very heavy security and used the palace back gates.

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) vice chairperson Gift Trapence said to the organisers of the anti-Jane Ansah protests, it did not matter whether Mutharika and Muluzi met on the pollster chairperson issue.

“Whether they met or not it does not matter to us. What we want is Jane Ansah to resign,” said Trapence.

HRDC says it will go ahead with the fifth peaceful protests this Tuesday following Ansah’s failure to step down.

 

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Piper
Piper
1 year ago

Muluzi must stay out of this ! He’s lucky people didn’t protest during your corruption infested rule. He is still too corrupt to be trusted !!

Iantana
Iantana
1 year ago

zokambirana ndi mtsogoleri wa dziko sitiika pagulu…koma the conclusion was Ansah satula pansi udindo wake koma ma demo asiye!

Mbava Ziwiri
Mbava Ziwiri
1 year ago

Maliseche anangomukumbusa Muluzi MK 1.7B ………basi matama onse a Tcheya kuthela pompo!!!

NYASI
NYASI
1 year ago

I didn’t think anything worth-noting was going to come out of that meeting especially when you think that Muluzi has his own load of baggage

Sikusinja
Sikusinja
1 year ago

Probably wants to all them on Tuesday again for update so that they shud be no demos. Meeting with HRDC was transparent and we know what was discussed, why not even a press statement t by Muluzi and govt on these discussions. Muluzi sazatheka.

Mtambo
Mtambo
1 year ago

He is none of our business. We will go according to our plan.

ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL
1 year ago

THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME TO DIVIDE THE COUNTRY INTO CENTRAL MALAWI –NORTH MALAWI —EASTERN MALAWI —SOUTHERN MALAWI —WITH LEADERS OF THEIR CHOICES —-THIS TIPPEX SYSTEM HAS FAILED MALAWIANS BIG TIME

True Malawian
True Malawian
1 year ago

Stupid boy!

Gomorrah
Gomorrah
1 year ago

Totally agree with you. remaining as Malawi wont and is not benefitting other regions

Tippex is king
1 year ago

I will be giving away packets of chombe tea during the next meeting. Come.

Nzika
Nzika
1 year ago

Amapangana za chimembu amenewo, nanga akubisiranji zomwe anakambirana??

Natty Prince
Natty Prince
1 year ago

Pakali pano mu Malawi mulibe atsogoleri koma mbava zigawenga opondeleza omwe amaziona ngati dziko la Malawi ndi munda wawo atha kumapanga zomwe afuna.Chimavuta ndichani kuti munthu uyendetse dziko lokomera anthu onse?Nthawi ino kwa nonse amene mumaona ngati utsogoleri ndiwomangopanga zofuna zanu ndiye mulimva kuwawa dziko ndithu.Kuopsyeza kaya kupha wathu sizikuthandizani ngati mulibe maso kaya makutu otha kumaona ndi kumva ndiye muziona ndipo muzimva zomwe anthu amapanga akatopa ndi athu ngati inu.

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