Muluzi once again asks to meet HRDC on Malawi airport shutdown 

Former president Bakili Muluzi has once again asked for a meeting with the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) to discuss their planned demonstrations on August 26 that have taken a new direction in that the organizers intend to shut down the airports and borders.

Muluzi offers to help quell the current political impasse

The demonstrations are aimed at pushing Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah  to resign following the controversial May 21 Tripartite Elections that were marred with several irregularities.

“For the sake of this country, may I propose another meeting between your team and myself to find solutions to this impasse,” writes Muluzi in a letter dated August 19  2019 bearing the seal of the Office of the Former President.

“We should endeavour to work at finding peaceful lasting solutions that will keep our country together. As I mentioned to you when we met last time, as a country we will always have problems and differences, and to resolve such differences, dialogue remains the key.

“Please do let me know when it can be convenient for you to meet, preferably this coming Thursday of Friday,” said Muluzi according to a letter seen by Nyasa Times.

The former President first opened the letter by saying: “I learnt with great sadness the attack on your home and loss of property. As a person that fought for democracy in this country, I feel ashamed that in this day and age in Malawi we are engaging in the politics of hate and intimidation.

“I believe that for us to succeed we need to accommodate each others’ views and be able to build a peaceful and stable Malawi.

“It is imperative that we learn how to co-exist. Having said that I learn with concern once again about your intentions to shut down the airports and borders on 26th August, 2019.”

A group of unknown thugs petrol-bombed Mtambo’s house on August 15 and HRDC suspects that the perpetrators belong to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth cadres.

Soon after the incident, HRDC vice-chairperson, Gift Trapence told Nyasa Times that the intention of the thugs was to completely burn down the whole house but their mission did not work out.

Mtambo and HRDC have been in the forefront organising demonstrations to force Ansah to resign for allegedly messing  up the May 21 2019 elections whose results are currently being disputed in court.

The HRDC chairperson has been a target for threats for his relentless action alongside other activists in fighting against human rights abuse and ensuring that the Malawi government is working in an accountable and transparent manner.

In August, 2018 thugs again petrol bombed HRDC offices in Lilongwe, leaving a security guard severely injured.

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hlupo sibande
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hlupo sibande

also correct

hlupo sibande
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hlupo sibande

the solution is to consult jane ansah Not HRDC and what kind of leader is Muluzi anakumana ndi ansah koma sadatiuze zomwe amvana we dont want his stupid discusion

just join us if he wants peace

Natty Prince
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Natty Prince

Muluzi kuli bwino kungokhala chete sikupusa ayi chifukwa mukamatenga dzikoli ngati ndi lanu nokha inu anthu andale mukuzinamiza.Dzikoli mukuononga ndinu andale chifukwa chadyera samalani.

MOSHKO
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Dear muluzi Please give us a break —your discussions with Peter didn’t yield anything —-your first discussions with HRDC didn’t yield anything —-therefore meeting HRDC a second time is a waste of time energy and resources —-let other bodies try their hand if any not you–

Zawadi
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Zawadi

If we have another stupid man who put Malawi under extreme poverty is bakili muluzi.. he introduced corruption … all these chaotic it’s because he started..Now peter ndi kape he was not born natural leader walephera kubera.. Thirdly bakili he is not supposed to take part in any negotiations as he is answering corruption charges. He must keep quiet. He is trying to help PETER AKUTI POTI NDIFE AKUMMWERA OR SOUTHERN REGION… THAT HAS TO STOP .. MALAWI NDI WA ALIYESE NGATI ADABERA KOMA MUKANIKA KUMUUZA JANE KUTI ACHOKE WHAT A STUPID PEOPLE WE HAVE IN MALAWI TO LEAD US…… Read more »

Kotakota mtalamo
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Kotakota mtalamo

Zoona man bakili ndi amene adayambitsa zonsenzi;even tsankho idabwela ndi iyeyo,term yake itatha kudali anthu ngati Aleke Banda,Justin malewezi,osewa kwasiya kukatenga Bingu just becouse he is southerner,
Pano nde afuna azipusitsa anthu apa bakali mulunzi

Ndadabwa
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Ndadabwa

Simply put the leaders of the so called HRDC are childish and aim at bringing trouble in our country. Our airports are struggling to survive and they want disrupt them for Ansa not the president. If they are causing all these disruptions because of somebody who is not even a vice president, what would they do if it’s the President himself they are against?

Boncholi
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Boncholi

Kuganiza kopepela ngati uku i ask myself kuti umbuli uwuwu ulipodi? pretending like you love your country koma mu mtimamo muli moto. open your eyes

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

but he did not tel the nation what he discussed with APM

Innoxy Charles
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Innoxy Charles

Zokambilana zanu sizikuthandiza olo pang’ono bwana.Bwanji munalephela kutiuza zomwe munakambilana ndi mutharika? Anthu achinyengo inu, tikudziwa akutumani koma HRDC yokhayo ndiye musaisokoneze.Tatopa nanu agalu inu.Amene ali ndi vuto mukumudziwa kuti ndi Jane Ansah ndiye ndichifukwa chiyani mukuikakamira HRDC kusiya amene akuyambitsa vuto?.Akutuma Mutharika?? Mukamuuze ife manyi amenewo ayi.

Gogo chalo
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Gogo chalo

Amuluzi mufera za eni, mwini nkhani Ali pheeee pitala

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

yeah k1 billion loss airport landing. ndalama zake mumangogawana kuona facility ya toilet tissue ya k50.00
koma kudikila ma china azamange warehouse kumati airport lounge. anthu osafinila azanu zabwino .simunali mommo. stitimadziwa kuli ndalama yoculuka conci agalu inu.
eya tili konkotu kukatseka ndi ma demo.