Mutharika directs police, army to stop ‘treasonous’ demos: Declares ‘war’ on HRDC, MCP and UTM over Malawi airport shutdown

President Peter Mutharika has said that he will take all necessary measures to defend and protect the country’s borders from those want to disrupt ports of entry with anti-Jane Ansah protests planned for August 26 to 30.

President Mutharika inspects a guard of honour mounted by the marine force of the MDF
MDF ships launched on Lake Malawi

 

HRDC have said  the protesters will occupy the country’s airports and border posts if Ansah does not resign as Malawi Electoral Commisison (MEC) chairperson.

The airports and border demonstrations are supported by opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party.

HRDC is accusing Ansah of mismanaging the May 21 presidential election results, in which President Mutharika was declared winner.

But speaking on Wednesday in the lakeshore district of Mangochi when he  commissioned the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) ships at Malindi, a visibly livid Mutharika said he has since directed the police and the army to stop “these demonstrations”.

Mutharika said the demonstrations organised by HRDC with support from MCP and UTM are not about elections but rather they are about usurping power from him.

He said MCP and UTM are using HRDC to achieve their goal of taking power violently.

President Mutharika went on to say that the demonstrations at the borders are a clear ‘declaration of war’ on Malawi by HRDC and opposition parties, hence they will be met with “all the necessary force”.

Said Mutharika:”I am directing the Police and MDF to stop these demonstrations. Should HRDC, MCP and UTM go ahead with the demonstrations, let them not say that they were not warned.”

Mutharika said as Malawi Head of  State, he has a duty to defend the Constitution, ensure the safety of all Malawians, protect the borders and stop what he called thuggery.

“Without the borders, there is no Malawi,” said Mutharika, a former law professor before joining politics.

“These people [HRDC, MCP & UTM] are waging war on our country and it’s treasonous.

“I have no choice but to take necessary measures to protect the borders with all the necessary force,” said Mutharika.

Mutharika added that HRDC and the opposition have so far, failed to conduct peaceful demonstrations as they have turned violent with vandalism and looting.

He said HRDC and the opposition political leaders are undermining the law and they have become “a law unto themselves” and warned that if Malawians are not careful “one day, evil will rule this country.”

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Ankolo
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DPP woyeeeeeee

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Political Observer

When one is old the best thing is to retire, PAC and former President Bakili Muluzi have tried their best to talk peace but surprisingly this old man chooses to remain quiet for long periods and only to provoke the situation by making very careless statements. President Peter Mutharika and his DPP must never be cheated that the whole MPS and MDF belong to them because most of men and women in uniform are as angry as those demonstrators. Why has Jane Ansah been siding with DPP? Why has MEC been siding with DPP even in the on going court?… Read more »

sama
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Army and police ndi ana a make? Chitsiru ameneyu. mkamwa mopanda manomo.
He must ask Mugabe!!!!!!!

Kholowa
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Kholowa

You want them today look at their houses they are living in the capital city pmf near the bus deport, kamuzu barracks are these houses or shades? How much are you paying them as soldiers? Now you are stuck you want them do you think even them are happy with your services as president of malawi? They know what we are fighting for is not only ourselves only but for our kids and their kids too. I strongly conderm the rooting of other pipos properties but we need to demo straight to yhis arrogant president that time to take malawians… Read more »

Jimmy Jang
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Ladies and Gentlemen, who is Mtambo, Trapence and Sembeleka? These uneducated savages have the guts to disturb the whole nation? Why should we allow them to do that? If we sit and watch them, they will continue receiving their dirty funding from these Mafias’. Without that dirty money, these guys can survive. Let us use the Shoot to kill approach. That’s the only way to deal with these Mafias’

Nzika
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Nzika

Upiteko iweyo kunkhondoko. Ukutuma ena iweyo ukuopako chiyani? Stupid & cluess illegitiment president!

Allahiminah
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Allahiminah

Malawi Army tell your boss to distance incorporating yourselves to Use Force On Malawians. His professional is FAKE and after all the title of Professor in USA its like UFUNDA i.e. banda,chisale, nyirenda etc but when you come back to Malawi anthu onse njenjenje ndi zinthu zaiii!!!! PITALA WANGOTHA MA PLAN BY INCORPORATING ARMY AT LEAST HE PLAY AROUND WITH HIS POLICE CADETS.

Joloza
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Justice can only prevail through the courts and not airport or border shutdown. Why is the opposition fighting the battle on two fronts? This is mob Justice as Dr. Jane Ansah put it. Ife timadya chifukwa cha ma border. To hell with your demonic demos

mtete
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mtete

APM is as confused as a rabid dog. There are so many avenues for Malawians, one of which is Civil Disobedience.
Munthu uyu is indeed clueless

Kaphwisani
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Kaphwisani

Za ziiii who is Maliseche