PAC will begin engaging MCP, UTM and HRDC over Mutharika concerns on lawlessness

Public Affairs Committee (PAC)  has said it will from Wednesday start engaging Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera, UTM Party leader Saulos Chilima and Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) leaders to share with them concerns raised by President Peter Mutharika on radicalisation of youth to cause breach of peace, lawlessness and violence following the disputed May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

President Mutharika with PAC meditation team leader Bishop Thomas Msusa: Agreed to prepare Malawians for elections case outcome
PAC team met President Peter Mutharika at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe as part of the dialogue to defuse tension following the disputed May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.
President Mutharika in group photo with a seven-member PAC team

Mutharika  raised a concern  to a  seven-member PAC team on Monday at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe over the violence that ensued during HRDC-led demonstrations to force beleaguered Malawi Electoral Commission chairperson Jane Ansah to resign.

Speaking to the media after the meeting, one of the mediators, Bishop Gilford Matonga, said  the meeting with President Mutharika was “candid”.

“It was very  open and frank . The President  and everyone spoke openly about how they feel about the mediation and the situation the country,” said Bishop Matonga.

Matonga said as PAC they are impressed with the Presidents attitude towards the mediation process .

“The President was open to us. Followed the report we presented to him keenly and made inquiries and suggestions openly. It was very encouraging,” added Matonga.

In commitments made during the meeting. Matongasaid there  is need for political parties in the country to prepare their supporters for the outcome of the May 21 presidential election petition case and stop inflammatory remarks .

“We also agreed that all stakeholders should commit to accepting the outcome of the court case and remain calm before and after the ruling. Parties should not be seen to be pressuring the court. The court should be allowed to work independently. And we are going to  meet and inform all stakeholders about this commitment,”  said Matonga.

PAC says they will be meeting Chakwera, Chilima and HRDC leaders following the concerns Mutharika raised.

According to Matonga, PAC will begin engaging MCP, UTM and HRDC from Wednesday.

He said: “It is our desire that we should address issues of peace before the court concludes the case. People should be able to engage and not act in a violent way.

“We believe the President will also accept the court judgement.  The whole issue is not to do with the President, but all stakeholders. There should be no lawlessness.  We are desiring to prepare anyone, including the President himself.”

The Monday meeting between the President and the PAC mediation  committee was the second one , having held the first on in August 2, 2019

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PAC please advise this misguided leader that lawlessness is in his own backyard. He cannot continue keep sweeping trash under the rug when there’s fraudulent mess accumulating.

Stupid
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Stupid

What kind of mediation is this when other parties are not sitting at the mediation table??? Iyi timati miseche!

CHINKHOPE
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CHINKHOPE

PAC ngati ndinu a mkhalapakati bwanji simunatenge onse okhudzidwa kukhala malo amodzi. Mwachitsanzo President, MCP, UTM, HRDC ndi inuyo a PAC. Zimene mwachitazi ndi umthera kuwiri kapena kuti a gogodi otenga nkhani uku ndikukasintha kanenedwe mbali inayi. Sizomveka kuti mwakambirana ndi President ndiye wakutumani kuti mukakambilane kachikena ndi MCP, UTM ndi HRDC. Palibe nzeru apa. Mwinanso mwalandira kasikono kuti mukadyere m’makwanu. Musatimange m’masamba a Malawi. Zimene mukuchitazo tikuona ndipo mawa osadzanong’oneza bondo. Ngati PAC ndinudi anthu owopa Mulungu chonde chitani za chilunga Mulungu namalenga amaona chirichonse chochitika pa dzikoli.

Justice Usiwa
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Justice Usiwa

PAC members, just down and enjoy yourself do what Bakili has done to stay Back..Peter thicks by being Peter he can dictate every body at his interest and will.People are just holding themselves because of courts delays.Judgement that would favour you would change all courts and buness to rubbles. Courts would be ashees.State of Emergency would be disobeyed. Let courts test water and see Malawi changing to total new.

PAC ya anthira kuwiri
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PAC ya anthira kuwiri

Is this mediation or gossiping process, meeting each person separately all the fime. You have completely lost direction. Is this the Jane Jezebel Ansah issue. If you are not committed tisova tokha mu January/February muno

Keen Observer
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Keen Observer

Everyone in Malawi even the Judges the clergy or the Military personnel are all belong to different parties though not openly. That is why PAC is got seven members which means they will balance it out. You know everybody in Malawi votes so how can people vote if they dont have a party that they love. So if Bishop Nsusa is UTM then the others are DPP, MCP, UDF or PP.

Peter T
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Peter T

Mr Msusa and your team. That meeting you had with that Animal you call Peter Mutharika, I think was fruitful to you and your team not to Malawians. Because we are tired with you and that old fool we don’t see him as our president and he is nothing to us! So next time just go there Begg money and drink tea with him not go there behalf of Malawians.

Nyaphapi One
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What is different this time? And next time?

Chizamusoka
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Chizamusoka

Is a stolen election lawful?

Ignatius
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PAC is no longer relevant, look the Bishop is a UTM supporter and his position in the mediation process is already compromized