PAC meets HRDC after Mutharika dialogue over Malawi political impasse

The Public Affairs Committee (Pac)mediation team led by Archbishop Thomas Msusa on Saturday engaged  members of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) in Lilongwe a to thrash out probable solutions to the post-May 21 Tripartite Elections impasse a day after a deadlock meeting with President Peter Mutharika.

Presidents Mutharika and His Grace Msusa  after the meeting PAC
PAC dialogue team meets HRDC

PAC met Mutharika for close to three hours at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre and reportedly asked clergy  to meet civil society organisations (CSOs) operating under the banner HRDC, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera and UTM leader Saulos Chilima.

Both PAC and State House described the meeting as “very cordial, fruitful and constructive”.

According to Pac Executive Director Robert Phiri, it was evident PresidentMutharika said is committed to promoting peace in the country.

“The final agreement I can say is that the government is committed to dialogue and promotion of peace. He told us that his doors will always be open to continue with dialogue.

“Based on what was discussed, we will have to reach out to HRDC and the presidents of UTM and MCP,” said Phiri.

HRDC vice chairperson Gift Trapence vowed to conduct more demonstrations until Malawi Electoral Commission chairperson Jane Ansah resigns, or is fired.

The PAC mediation team comprised Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa (team leader) from the Episcopal Conference of  Malawi (ECM), Sheikh Ali Kennedy from the Muslim Association of Malawi (MAM), Pastor Towera Masiku from Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM), Sheikh Amir Jafaar Kawinga of Quadria Muslim Association of Malawi (Qmam), Malawi Council of Churches (MCC) Bishop Gilford Matoga and Phiri, who is also recording secretary for the team.

The Presidential mediation team, which was led by Mutharika himself, had presidential adviser on political affairs Francis Mphepo and Bright Msaka, who is Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice-president for the Eastern Region.

Last week, former president Bakili Muluzi first met HRDC leadership and later Mutharika in his quest to also seek a political solution to the stalemate but, again, nothing was divulged after Muluzi met Mutharika.

 

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Sele
Sele
1 year ago

HRDC continue those PaC pipo they are sent by pitala

Jamax
Jamax
1 year ago

Good gesture may the good LORD protect Malawi from further destructions of the so called DEMOS we are just fed up with such violence and looting demons surely they are from the DEVIL!!!

Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago
Reply to  Jamax

Misunderstanding of things sometimes can make you be stupid! Where is the devil you are talking about here? If you don’t know that these demonstration are there for the good reason then you are devil yourself.
We are tired of thieves, don’t hide in the name of God as if you don’t where it went wrong you cadet. We will not stop until those who entered in August house by the back door will be kicked out!

Jamax
Jamax
1 year ago
Reply to  Kaitano

Once again you respond to my opinion and upto now you still don’t know who you are and what you are?? In every article we tend to contest with me you have never tend to be right and that’s why I feel sorry for you my dear Kaitano you are still blind infact spiritually blind- If you are a true Christian you would not go out and fight in the streets, break cars, loot and burn shops, houses, schools & offices for innocent people, that’s what we call barbaric spirit and I call it EVIL and if you are still… Read more »

kanchenga
kanchenga
1 year ago

Waisting your time people on matters that you already know the answer. These people have committed atrocities arrogantly with total disregard for the much publicised constitution. Now the poor man has had enough and is determined to do something about it. Memories of 1992 are refreshed. Surely peter and the cadets are nothing compared to Banda and his pioneers. Mark my word. The courts have failed Malawians. The police have failed Malawians. Parliament has failed Malawians. What next Malawians want their power back. Don’t be cheated if court rule against rerun there is going to be bloodshed. Mtambo does not… Read more »

Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago
Reply to  kanchenga

Your writing could be so difficult for other people to understand but those who know the history, they can easily know what you are saying is true, what pains me most is that the Police could just see dpp cadets beating a peaceful Malawian with their naked eyes, but doing nothing. The Kamuzu time, the Army just stood up one morning and occupy the MYP camps, that’s when Kamuzu knew that he is powerless, why the Army is not doing the same to cadets for the sake of peace? I’m not just saying this,if you remember a solder with a… Read more »

Mateyu salijeni
1 year ago

DEAR PAC — PLEASE KINDLY TALK TO
ANSAH TO STEP DOWN PEACEFULLY !! SHE IS THE ROOT CAUSE OF ALL THESE HAVOCS —-

Paperback
1 year ago

Where is the news?

Jeff Mpotazingwe
Jeff Mpotazingwe
1 year ago

Good gesture but remember the masses are not fighting to live in peace but rather their cry is for development; this development must be integral and moral. In the past kings used to impose their thinking on social issue unto the people until democracy came in and we say kingship (from the word Kin ) must be abolished as all men are born equal and are imbued with inalienable previleges for being human. One of this previlege or right is that to vote. Jane Ansah violated this right and deserve to vacate the seat as MEC chair; next the president… Read more »

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
1 year ago

pitala dont confuse waste Pac time with your lies otherwise we are the majority.
read my lips

Botolo
Botolo
1 year ago

Meeting these HRDC thugs makes them feel important. They have no mandate, no authority to represent anyone in the electoral issue. These are hired thugs only interested in filling their pockets. Some of these guys have not held a real job in years and the get paid to hold demos, shame.

Sweep and clean Malawi
Sweep and clean Malawi
1 year ago

I believe PAC officials know why Munthalika is not willing to fire Jane Ansa. 3 hours was enough for you all to know the truth about him and Ansa yo.
Let Munthalika know that for demos to be suspended he must step up and force Ansa out of office. Munthalika is an employee to Malawians like wise Ansa. U can’t be against 70 % of majority, who do you think you are?

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