Rumphi holds Friday peaceful demos demanding Ansah to resign

People in Rumphi were on Friday  holding peaceful demonstrations demanding the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah for allegedly mishandling the May 21 Tripartite Elections, having postponed them yesterday.

Rumphi protesters on a march to force Ansah to resign

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) officials in the district, organisers of the demonstrations say the protests were postponed on Thursday because it was market day.

“We did not want to disrupt business yesterday,” said one of the protest organisers.

Thousands of people took to the streets buoyed by the successful similar protests across the country on Thursday.

They chanted songs demeaning authorities and called for the resignation of Ansah as they marched.

The protests were largely peaceful as the protesters marched to present their petition to district council offices.

In Mchinji on Thursday, protesters failed to present their petition to council authorities because they did not have the petition whilst in Salima the protests went on into the night as some protesters harassed motorists.

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) have said they would hold another round of demonstrations next week Tuesday and Thursday.

Ansah is on record as having said she would only step down if found in the wrong by the Constitutional Court currently hearing a petition seeking the nullification of the presidential election results over alleged irregularities.

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Mandado@147
1 year ago

Jane doesn’t have a problem in resigning the problem is if she does the whole plot will be exposed so she still have to be in office to see whats going on and to order whats to be done etc. Wake up Malawians you think she wanna go to jail on election fraud charges? Peter cant fire her cause then both will go down if they indeed plotted a rig.

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
1 year ago

JANE HAS A PROBLEM, YOU ARE CONTRADICTING YOURSELF, EX0POSING YOUR IMBECILITY IN THE PROCESS. GO LEARN LAW, PRELIMINARY LEVEL IS CHEAP NOWADAYS!

Chi
Chi
1 year ago

Dr Jane ansah can you see what is happening to our country ? You are fighting against lot of people and I don’t think you will win the fight.when things become hotter all those who support you will run away. Buildings are being destroyed, people are beaten, enmity is being created between brothers, sisters, families neighbours tribes because of you, poor people, vendors, business are suffering because of you. The situation on the ground is bad for the majority of the people. They going around with food and children are suffering. What do you want to happen so that you… Read more »

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
1 year ago

Dr jane Ansah, I know you are a learned woman and you are also a Christian. What is it that is making you to still continue clinging to your position as MEC when all the violence and destruction is done in your name? Why can’t you humble yourself and step down. You might be sincere in what you believe, but peace is important than being MEC chair. It is sad that the damage down to your name is now beyond repair. Even the courts in which you believe so much will not be able to mend it Jane.

KHARUPA
KHARUPA
1 year ago

Everyone knows Jane is a pawn in this game. Once Jane goes HRDC will target His Excellency.

Namalila
Namalila
1 year ago

WELL DONE TO YOU PEOPLE FROM RUPMHI FOR HOLDING THE PEACEFULL DEMOS – CAN OTHER TUMBUKAS GET THIS GOOD EXAMPLE PLEASE

Chittanooga
Chittanooga
1 year ago
Reply to  Namalila

All Malawians of different ethnic background participated. No one could tell their ethnicity. It is only Namalila who singled one out of the many to have participated apparently out of hatred. Very sad.

Mandado@147
1 year ago
Reply to  Namalila

And May you also take an example of anti-tribalism! Its the very same issue people are marching today!!

Namalila
Namalila
1 year ago

Actually there is plenty of chewas and tumbukas in south – can you ask them if they are facing the same treatment as you are treating lomwes there?? if the peaceful demos in Rumphi happened in south you would have been saying those were cadets – can you just admit that your people there are full of umbuli baba. why killing a white man who came to Malawi to help in reducing the umphawi in the country, he even married to your sister but you found that this was not enough to you baggers????

john
1 year ago
Reply to  Namalila

Kodi everyone in the north is a tumbuka?

kanchenga
kanchenga
1 year ago
Reply to  Namalila

Ohoo why tumbukas? Why not other Malawians. So this is what they tell you at the lhomwe fornication grouping at chonde where they sell you gondolosi.

James
James
1 year ago
Reply to  kanchenga

Jane Ansah is refusing to resign but we will make her resign.

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
Yasser Arafat Hamdani
1 year ago
Reply to  kanchenga

Kanchenga stop insulting an innocent cultural grouping. Change your foolish talk and live like a man. The marching by the people of the Rumphi persuasion, mostly from TA Chikulamayembe, had nothing to do with gondolosi and fornication. So stop this thengere talk.

Khudze mkuyabwe
Khudze mkuyabwe
1 year ago
Reply to  Namalila

Sanali mademo amenewo,mwambo wa ukwati,chinamwali,kapena njila yamtanda

KHARUPA
KHARUPA
1 year ago
Reply to  Namalila

Peaceful? Were you there motherfucker?

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