Thugs mount road barriers in Lilongwe Msinja South to prevent voters to cast their ballots: Kachale condemns the act

Unidentified political zealots on Tuesday morning mounted road barriers to polling centres in Lilongwe Msinja South Constituency in an apparent move to prevent voters to cast their ballots.

Independent Candidate Jones Yamikani Chadza pictured casting his vote at Kambalame primary school.-Joshua Mphanda, MEC Stringer

The erection of the road blocks prompted the pollster to seek immediate intervention of the police to ensure that registered voters are given the opportunity to cast their ballots.

The police have since quelled the situation with heavy security deployed at Chankhandwe TDC.

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Chifundo Kachale condemned the act, stressing that it is as retrogressive and a violation of the Electoral Act.

Except for the isolated incident, voting has generally been peaceful in Lilongwe Msinja South constituency where a total of five candidates are battling it out for the parliamentary seat formerly held by late Lingson Belekanyama who died earlier this year.

As of mid-day , there is a mixed voter turnout as some areas had long queues of people waiting to vote while others had only a few people, a development some attributed to the farming season and have given glimpse of the turnout rising in the evening.

Polling will close at 6 pm and the constituency has a total of 28 centres and 37, 500  registered voters.

The candidates contesting for the parliamentary seat are Francis Belekanyama representing Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Mustapha MacDonald – Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Independent Candidates namely Ruth Chatata, Yamikani Jones Chadza, and Lameck Kondesi.

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Thakaraka
Thakaraka
1 month ago

Mwagwilako angati? Kapena you were over-powerd kikikikikikiki hedeeeee ulu

WaWa
WaWa
1 month ago

Total breakdown of law and order under Chakwera and his Tonse Alliance, first the kidnapping of the independent candidate and now road blocks preventing the voters reaching ballot stations. And we are yet to hear what’s happening in the by election in Karonga.
Enough,is enough. Multi party politics is failing the people. Chakwera and Tonse have failed.

Nyusesi
1 month ago

These bye elections were poorly timed. MEC dyera la ma allowance too much. Why not let anthu akolole kaye ndiye muzipanga bwino za zisankho zanuzo??? Uyu Kachale is a mad person. He allowed MCP to hack DPP monitors in the June 2020 elections and votes were counted without DPP monitors in the entire central region of Malawi. Where on earth can that shit be allowed to happen? Kachale must be ashamed for being the most biased mec chair this country has ever had.

Revolutionary
1 month ago

Thugs or Gulewamkulu?

kwitande wa kwitande
kwitande wa kwitande
1 month ago

These are known thugs paid by Chimwendo Banda. MCP will not win any seat in these elections because 9 months people are alreaddy tired.

John Namiwawa
John Namiwawa
1 month ago

Can you say that again this morning you form form

GEORGE CHITHONJE
GEORGE CHITHONJE
1 month ago

MABODZA BASI

Shona
1 month ago

That’s typical Nyasa news.If this was happening in other areas .The thags would have been mentioned
by name and persued.

Sumbuwadabwa
Sumbuwadabwa
1 month ago

Eeee chipani cha magufuli chitivuta

Jah
Jah
1 month ago

zinyau

Watondeka Chakwera
Watondeka Chakwera
1 month ago

The fact is that less people support MCP these days, because they have discovered that the party is homeless.

GEORGE CHITHONJE
GEORGE CHITHONJE
1 month ago

MCP YAPEZA MIPANDO 4 NDIYE MUTI CHANI

Anzanufe
Anzanufe
1 month ago

Groomed by tonse so no need to complain. Nyau style

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