Protesters for hire: Women confess they were paid to march for Ansah 

Over a month after the disputed May 21 elections, the political standstill in Malawi is getting comic amid revelations that government paid poor rural women to march in support of beleaguered electoral commission chairperson Jane Ansa.

The pro- Ansah demo

According  to women who spoke to Nyasa Times, most of the marchers got about K3,000 each.

With a reported 2,000 women paid, the government must have burned K6,000,000 of tax payers’ money. Such an amount is enough to supply fuel to run a district hospital for atleast a month.

“To be honest, I didn’t know what I was marching for. I hear it is to do with women but I joined after I recieved K3,000, a t-shirt and chitenje,” said a woman identified as Ida Lupale who was ferried from Thyolo.

Another woman, looking frail, said she was duped of the money by the group leaders but at least managed to get the t shirt although could not say what the words on the t shirt meant.

Anatotiuza kuti kuli ma kobiri koma ife atiponda. Atipasa malaya okha (Looks I have been duped because it to now now money has been given to me except the t shirt,” said Abigail Mlaviwa, ferried from Chiradzulu.

The DPP government is facing unprecedented pressure from political parties and the civil society calling for the head of Ansa, accusing her of mismanaged of the election in favour of President Peter Mutharika.

Meanwhile, credible information indicate that UTM and MCP have submitted hair-raising evidence on how the DPP rigged the election.

A source close to the case in which UTM and MCP have called for the nullification of the election, says the team inspecting the ballots have uncovered massive evidence of rigging.

“Fake ballot papers were stuffed in advance in ballots and they don’t match with those printed in Dubai. It was a long term orchestrated plan to vote in duplicate. The day this evidence will be made public in court, this country will burn with anger,” said Nyasa Times impeccable source.

Trial for the case starts on July 29 while judgement is expected 21 days later after commencement of the hearing.

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ANYEREDWA MANYI AMOTO AMENEWA ASIYENI. ZITSILU.

vavlov
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vavlov

DPP is endlessly stealing the government’s money, hiring mostly Lomwe women to match confirms it all, they are the most corrupt political party in Malawi and Africa. They don’t care about the lack of medicine in hospitals, bad roads, dilapidated schools, etc. They should at all cost be stopped from this greed and theft.

Gerald
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Gerald

I appreciate the hiring if it did happen. Nowadays one can hire for anything, In Israel mourners are hired to mourn their desired style so the hired “innocents’ were lucky if the master respected their own side of the bargain

TIPPEX
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TIPPEX

Kumangokhalira kusolola misonkho ya a Malawi basi? Shame!!!!!!!

THE APOSTLE
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TIPPEX WAVUTA APA……………WINA ALIRA BP NKUZAKWERA…….AND …..??????

MALIRO A PRESIDENT KU MALAWI KUDULA

BUT BOLA ACHOKE BASI

dalo
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dalo

Palibe dpp chingapange opanda corruption anthu timadziwa kale

#NotMyPresident
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#NotMyPresident

Police Act of 2010 §104(11) Go read that on compelling people to demonstrate. That is criminal this is forbiden

Cashgate1
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Cashgate1

In the midst of all this fracas, somewhere the “boss” is hiding something, and does not want to loose it at all cost. Unfortunately women are at play. Very unfortunately, vulnerable women from village were taken advantage of.

Mapwiya
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Mapwiya

Sizachilendo ngakale Arafat , lezala komanso trapwisi anakatenga anthu ku dowa mchinji kasungu komanso lilongwe, anawapanso ndalama

Mzozodo
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Mzozodo

But they knew what the protests were all about, didn’t they?

Mr Truth Pains
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This shows how desperate DPP is in making its voice heard, they believe that without the exchange of Cash they can achieve nothing. That’s why in what ever they do Cash remain the subject matter, so if they don’t have cash in hand they venture into stealing from public purse. They can milk already left for dead cow until it is breathless such as public institutions like Escom and Water board. The HRDC organise the demos without Trucks ferrying people from the villages but it has massive followers/support but DPP ferrying bootlickers from all the way in Thyolo, Chiladzuru and… Read more »

Charlie Hebdo
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Charlie Hebdo

The sad thing is that it is our tax that is being abused. I would be more forgiving if the tax being abused was from the Lhomwe Belt only. Nothing would please me more than to see these crooks account for every penny they are stealing.

Pido
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Pido

Did I read your name properly? Mr. Truth pains? What truth is here when all you have written is a bundle of fabrications and no grain of truth.

Drive on the mchinji road on a day of the so called “peaceful demonstrations” and see how many truck loads of both people and gule wamkulu you will meet. HRDC transports people from all over the region for those demos and you cannot see it because you are myopic. Look beyond your nose and appreciate reality on the ground

Mr Truth Pains
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Yah as my name suggest it , u are indeed @ pain Young man called Pido bcoz u are one of bootlickers of Tippex government.

U are more myopic than I am bcoz you are blind follower. Your tippex government is using my company tax to ferry Lhomwes to and from useless demonstration.

kanchenga
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kanchenga

Even that gule wankulu knew where it was going why they were going there. Those lhomwe brutus didn’t a thing. Kuzolowerez za ulere