Police abandon protestors for security, Malawi army soldiers take over

Malawi Police have completely abandoned the anti-Jane Ansah protestors who are on second day of strong wave of demonstrations and the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers have now taken over the role of the law enforcers.

MDF soldiers protecting the protesters

The protest march started on low note as very few protestors braved the Wednesday Lilongwe chilly weather.

At the start of the protest march, the organisers, the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) and the Lilongwe city council officials clashed over the route to take as the organisers wanted the Old Town, Lilongwe Hotel then Paul Kagame Highway, Bwandilo, Area 18 roundabout, parliament then Capital Hill.

But the council wanted the protesters to start off from the community ground via Mchesi, then Kamuzu Central Hospital, parliament and Capital Hill.

The council officials and the HRDC then agreed on the Mchesi road and the marching is still going on.

HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo is attributing the low turn up of people for the march compared to Tuesday to the clashes yesterday between the police and the protesters.

All filling stations, some shops and offices are closed at City Centre following Tuesday’s looting and destruction of property as the march turned violent.

The HRDC wants to force Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah to resign following the highly disputed May 21 polls.

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Jemusi
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Jemusi

Police are incompetent. They should stay home. They are cadets.

Mwangalamwene
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Mwangalamwene

do we have have police in Malawi?

MDF good job guys mumakwana ngakhale ku mayiko amakudziwani.

chitani nawo amenewa no tipex in Malawi

HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
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HRLGBT/LGBTIQ

Asatanic mu petition osaikamo mfundo za LGBTIQ chifukwa chani?

THE BEAST FROM THE EAST
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THE BEAST FROM THE EAST

No justice no peace apa iiya & more over ku Malawi kulibe police kumalawi kuli party cadets

Faka Mpweya
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Faka Mpweya

Shame on you Mtambo people are tired of being used. Straight to the point, you and your so called trapence were promised diplomatic posts by mcp. Don’t cheat the international community that malawians are demostrating, tell them it’s the clueless mcp and utm supporters who have nothing to offer are demostrating. MDF should work, malawi police service has other important issues to attend to other than bowing down to HRDC manyaki.

Winston msowoya
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Winston msowoya

Lake Malawi is for all Africans who live in the continent you FOOL.If you want the lake why can’t you take it.You have failed to develop the land,how would you take the lake which is for all Africans.You bastard,have you ever been in school you fool? Do you know that there are thousands of Malawians in Tanzania’s lakes like Lake Tanganyika for instance and yet Tanzanians well come them as brothers and sisters.Do you know that Malawians are in Tanzanian soils in their thousands?Shut your beak and develop Malawi first in order to creat jobs for your people.These lakes were… Read more »

Ntambo: Ndilibe nanu mawu
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Lero nde poorest patronage ya mademo. Mvila yagwa achewa akalime fodya.

Chimulirenji
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Only MDF working professionally, Big up, let these idiots who are calling themselves police but they staying in dilapidated houses

tung'ande
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tung'ande

I now believe that most Malawians especially from the centre and north are a bunch of lazy people without anything to do. From June todate they have been going to the streets yet they are being cheated that they are fighting for rights. the organisers and political leaders are sharing donor money.. Its unfortunate MDF has been drawn into these political mad and worse still the army is now receiving instructions from HRD

MOgul
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ABUSA BODZA AWA INU MUSAWAKHULUPILIRE —-

Mwinithako
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Mwinithako

Those who get interest in the marching are thieves.The Police will now not leave any stone unturned. Arrest then with full force. Butt them heavily when they are in your hands.Mtambo and his friends are the perpetrators of violence themselves.Mtambo braves himself to utter rubbish at the Acting Inspectoer Genera,Jane Ansah,and the President himself.Mtambo is a dying horse now. The results at the court are likely to adversely affect their intention kkkk.Mtambo has castigated all the police in Malawi.MDF has taken over the internal security instead of defending our lake from Tanzania,Part of our Makanjila land looted by Mozambique,Tsangano land… Read more »

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