Pro-DPP women to hold demo against anti-Ansah marchers: Analyst says its their right

Minister of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare Mary Navicha has said  some women in the country are going to march against those who want Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC)  chairperson Jane Ansah to resign.

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Some of the women at the news conferece who want to march against anti-Ansah demos

Navicha disclosed this at a news conference held at Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre  organised by a grouping calling itself Forum for Concerned Women which have members who are connected to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

“Some women feel Ansah is being targeted because she is a woman so they will hold protests against that,” Navicha said.

Activist Seodi White advanced the narrative that Ansah is being targeted because she is a woman.

And she together with others wept at the news conference in a stunt dubbed “Madando tears.”

Said White: “I can’t believe Malawi has reached this stage. I can’t believe women have suffered this much. I can’t believe Jane Ansah can suffer this kind of trauma and still stand strong. But we are all Jane Ansahs.”

Governance expert Makhumbo Munthali told Nyasa Times that the Forum for Concerned Women have the Constitutional right to exercise such a right and it’s important that the public respect their right.

“As long as they follow the right procedures to do as prescribed by the Constitution and Police Act, they have a right to do so and no one can prevent them from exercising such a right. It would be interesting to hear the substance of their petition in defense of Ansah,” Munthali said.

However, the governance expert pointed out that  the very fact that some senior DPP female officials are leading in organising the parade “it runs the risk of being dubbed as a  DPP scheme masquerading as a gender issue- where Ansah is portrayed as being a victim of gender.”

He said: “ I am of the view that the grouping voice would have been taken more seriously if it adopted a more inclusive approach where it had representation from all political parties but at same time led by someone neutral.”

The country has seen nearly two months of protests by demonstrators who dismiss the May presidential election as fraudulent and demand the resignation Ansah.

Re-elected President Peter Mutharika on Saturday condemned the protests, saying organisers  – Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the banner of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) – wanted to turn the country into a “lawless society”.

Leader of the largest opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP),  Lazarus Chakwera. who alleges he was robbed of victory, and former vice president Saulos Chilima of the UTM party — have been taking part in the protests which have mostly ended up in violent acts that include arsons of State property and looting of private shops..

The President also challenged that the opposition’s “sinister plot” could only succeed over his dead body.

HRDC vice chairman Gift Trapence said the President statement is “misplaced because these protests are not targeted to overthrow the government” but “ to force Jane Ansah to resign.”

 

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Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Tikukufunirani zabwino zonse azimayi olira mukamatche bwino ku Blantyre ko. Mukamaliza mubwerenso ku Lilongwe kuno tikuperekezani ku Kasiya mukayese kumatcha ndi gule!

Hatton
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Hatton

Azimayi osabwelera mbuyo ai, kayendeni. Ufulu woyenda si wa Chakwera ndi Chilima ai, ndi watonse kuphatikizapo azimayiwa. Chakwera ndi Chilima atinyansa kokwanira. How can losers cause discomfort to Malawians.
The American Secretary of State has spoken choncho Chakwera asatinyanse; he lost big time. He must therefore shut up.

Charie
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Charie

Ndili konko mawa kukuyimirilani ngat wachitetezo pa ubusa akumamenya apolice . mwa chita bwino azimayi

Ochewa
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Ochewa

Go women Go!!! 💃🏿💃🏿💃🏿💃🏿 We are all behind you. Analuza Analuza basi

Nambuma Girl
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Nambuma Girl

Kodi wavala malaya a madontho a white with a navy blue background ndi wammuna kapena wa mkazi.

mwana mlomwe
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mwana mlomwe

mbuzi za azimayi mswasowa zochita kodi eti mukuona ngati ife tikamayenda zikutisangalatsa zomwe anachita jane uja musamaletu mukathako nonse

Maso ena
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Maso ena

AM READY KUKAONA NTCHAFU ZOSALALA OSATI NKHOPE ZOPAKA TIPPEX (WINA WA BLACK, KOMA ATI NDI WHITE)!!

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Tippex brain

Kalumadazi
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Women’s rights!! Let women protest. You can’t have 3 men try and bully a woman who did everything by the book into resigning.When saulosi refused to resign while getting paid by doing nothing.Its unfair.I will match with these women.Dr Jane Ansah sc Supreme Court Judge is a woman of integrity and a minister of the Lord. Satukwana munthu and she did her job as written in the laws of the country.Kutiko komwe elections dont have irregularities??? Even in the U.S. Try Again 2024!!!

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Foolish comment from foolish writer.

mama
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mama

Did you say a woman of integrity??? Tafotokozani za Tippex!

Mandado@147
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Slay queens and K10 gullibles koma ya! Democratic Poverty creating Party!