Opposition hail Malawi army soldiers for protection of democracy

Malawi Defence Force (MDF)  is being hailed for protecting protesters who have been calling for electoral justice, following last year’s disputed presidential elections.

MCP president Lazarus Chakwera: Gives the applause to army for defending constitutional order

The military’s latest intervention occurred after a Tippex-marred election last year that returned President Peter Mutharika to office.

A French international news agency, AFP says opposition politicians, whose supporters led last year’s protests while the top court combed through evidence of electoral fraud, have only praise for the military.

“The MDF is one institution the people of Malawi have always been able to count on to uphold the constitution in times of political crisis,” said main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera.

Another opposition politician Saulos Chilima added: “They stood up to their billing and reputation as one of the most professional armies in Africa and the world.”

The poll results were annulled by the country’s top court and fresh polls are due in May.

Thousands of civilians last month marched to the offices of the disgraced electoral commission where they chained and padlocked its entrance – and handed the keys to an army officer.

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tsaman
tsaman
8 months ago

osangot malawi yose bwanji

muli ndi castel?

tsaman
tsaman
8 months ago

osangot malawians bwanji???

bcoz the whole malawi z oppostion

pali castel?

Thakatzyso
Thakatzyso
8 months ago

All the 5 Judges were super and delivered an excellent Judgement. If you talk about our Army they rendered a very good job and I am so pleased with them. I am poor on monitory form otherwise I would have given money to each of them for their job well discharged instead of our very very poor police which takes orders which are of no use to us. In Mulanje here people of dpp thought that this ruling would be in their hence their leader did not attend to any meeting organized by Rev, Bishops, Muslims etc. I personally salute… Read more »

Balafuttar
Balafuttar
8 months ago

Kwitande { not the real name} does not know the MDF. We have traveled and your peter knows better. Our Army should greatly be saluted for the job well done instead of police cadets. If the Army was quiet this country by now would remain people running to and from. The police which is in place has damaged its name of policing and its one of very useless police one has seen. To say the truth here your cadets police needs to be radical overhaul of the entire police system. The MDF should have taken over this country as others… Read more »

tiyowoye nyasulu
tiyowoye nyasulu
8 months ago
Reply to  Balafuttar

the fact that the army has got guns is not enough. elsewhere armies have been defeated by civilians. our army is little by little diluting their effectiveness and soon they will be like the Malawi Police. In fact I grew up in the barracks during Gen Matewere and Maulana, I dont think the army them would be used like G4 guards. Ntambo is a mad man and if anything you need to invite doctors from memntal hospital to treat him.

Prophet
Prophet
8 months ago

Azanuso amatelo kuli Mugabe pano akulira pweeee

Sempha
Sempha
8 months ago

The army should search itself. For being praised by the same people the army escorted when vandalising and breaking into innocent shops. This army is too friendly and casual in its approach if not lazy.

mchisala
mchisala
8 months ago

We should all pray they remain impartial defenders of the rule of law with a Commander-in-Chief who is ignorant of the law and has no respect for the rule of law! A lot of money is in the mid-year review budget (MK23B) to try to get them to do clueless and unprincipled Mutharika’s bidding and another MK12B to make the MPS even more unprofessional! We need to get the courts on our side by instructing that if the 150-day mandate given clueless and unprincipled Mutharika expires without holding elections he should not be given another mandate to provisionally run the… Read more »

Graham Zali
Graham Zali
8 months ago

Ukaona ma comment onyoza army ungoziwilatu cadet wakwiya…Our army deserves the best. Bravo Gn Nundwe, bravo our soldiers…mukapeza cadet kwapulani akuononga dzikoli

Kasiya
Kasiya
8 months ago

Army commander away ndiye buluzi..Zantchito zinali ndi Maulana basis..Enawa mbuzi wwnizeni basi

David Mweso
David Mweso
8 months ago
Reply to  Kasiya

Stupidity at its best my brother. Ignorance is really a disease ndaonera pa Kasiya.

Omex70
Omex70
8 months ago
Reply to  Kasiya

@Kasiya, u cadet wakupwetekani heavy..

Jeroyo
Jeroyo
8 months ago

A very useless and laughable army…Where have you seen the army providing security to protesters? These are mere guards…A very compromised army commander..Stupid for that matter..he fears a mere minister..

David Mweso
David Mweso
8 months ago
Reply to  Jeroyo

Another useless creature by the name of Jeroyo. Thanks God, we very few people in Malawi with that thinking capacity.

Dende lanowa
Dende lanowa
8 months ago
Reply to  David Mweso

This idiot Jeroyo does not know what he is talking about. If MDF wanted to take this country they can do it even today and its a matter of just respect. Your peter can runaway and leave getrude behind. Never insult the MDF Or Nundwe again stop that nonsense we can catch you so easily.

Omex70
Omex70
8 months ago
Reply to  Jeroyo

Avery misguided comment by a misguided Jeroyo………..

kadalikanga
kadalikanga
8 months ago
Reply to  Jeroyo

ur very stupid this army rescued Us from one party system from Mcp stop talking Kaka this in not Zimbabwe wena nonsense man!! Here we stick by the rules

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