Vigils to move to Ansah houses as protests over disputed elections in Malawi go on

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) under the banner of Human Rights Defenders Coaliton (HRDC) have said  protests  against the result of the May 21 presidential vote will not end  even if they are oppressed until Justice Jane Ansah  resigns as Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) for allegedly compromising herself and mismanaging the vote results and purportedly favouring President Peter Mutharika.

Thousands of people gathered all night long in thLilongwe on Thursday to demonstrate against the re-election of President Peter Mutharika, which protestors say was due to fraud.

Ansah  has rubbished the calls to resign and  said she is personally alright and leading a normal life.

But organisers of the protests have vowed not to relent.

Addressing thousands of people who  held a night long vigil at Presidential Drive in capital Lilongwe,  HRDC vice chairperson Gift Trapence said:” Vigils will not end until MEC Chairperson Jane Ansah resigns.”

Trapence said they will camp at all residences of Ansah in Malawi to which participants chanted “achoke, achoke, achoke!”

Meanwhile, HRDC Chairperson Timothy Mtambo said there are ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets who have infiltrated the vigils but urged police and Malawi Defence Force (MDF)  to kick out those who want to disrupt the vigils.

He said the HRDC leadership will not relent until Ansah resigns.

Adding his voice, Trapence said: “We are undeterred because we know that this is an attempt to distract us.”

Former legislator Jessie Kabwila accused the DPP regime of its prompesity to discredit critics as non Malawians.

She said even President Peter Mutharika has admitted that elections were rigged therefore the vigil is justified.

Kabwila has urged all Malawians to participate in the vigils without considering political affiliation.

She said this was a national cause.

The election was marred by allegations of fraud, including that many results sheets were altered using white correction fluid called Tippex.

The two main opposition parties have challenged the vote outcome in the court.

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Christina
Christina
1 year ago

Whatever it is, but the MEC PRO has really stood the test of time

kaukonde
kaukonde
1 year ago

we also need to conduct vigils at Ntambo and Trepense for disturbing our peace with their useless demonstrations.

Godfearing Person
Godfearing Person
1 year ago

Can someone give me a direction to Mtambo’s, Chakwela’s and Chilima’s houses so that as they are going to Ansa’s house, so that we also do our part.

Mandado@147
1 year ago

Go ask Dpp they know even the police Brass!!

Godfearing Person
Godfearing Person
1 year ago

if you do not know close your mouth

Psyuta
Psyuta
1 year ago

Kkkkkkkk ! There are several ways to kill a cat. Chilima should not think that he is clever

oMachemba
oMachemba
1 year ago

Ansah’s residence should be a no-go zone for political demonstrations, abale inu.
These idiotic CSO and HRDC leaders are misguided; and their egging on by Chilima and oChakwera is nothing but incendiary. Ill fated leadership, no less.
Police start honing in your skills of target shooting rubber bullets, and tear gas canisters. And make sure this so-called demo does not occur: all you have to do is nip it in the bud.
Ban the demo, and detain some of the malova criminal ring leaders.. So that aiwone Bangwe, albeit for one or a few days.
Asa.

Gerald
Gerald
1 year ago

If I were Jane I should have resigned for the love of my country. I would have know that my country comes first than myself.
How does she feel with all the millions of kwachas getting destroyed because the demand is simple that of her going away not even from the system but from MEC

tizanka
tizanka
1 year ago
Reply to  Gerald

So we are blaming her now for the looting?

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
1 year ago
Reply to  tizanka

YES, EVERTHING IDIOTIC HAPPENING NOW IS BECAUSE OF HER!!

Godfearing Person
Godfearing Person
1 year ago
Reply to  MASO ENA

Not because of her, but because of dyela la Chakwela and foolishness ya Chilima and Mtambo.and also because most of Malawian this everything should come from government. See now people from other countries are busy doing business in our country and make monies while Malawians are busy with government.

Kambewa Chisale
1 year ago
Reply to  MASO ENA

Yes the looting is done by DPP Cadets who have joined the mcp demonstration to cause havoc

oMachemba
oMachemba
1 year ago
Reply to  MASO ENA

Another idiotic proposition alright.

Mandado@147
1 year ago
Reply to  Gerald

she doesnt want to go to Jail on election fraud and also lose pension KKKK she will hang on and Adadi cant fire her to protect his tipexellecy thus why the citizens have to go harder!!

Godfearing Person
Godfearing Person
1 year ago
Reply to  Gerald

And how does Chakwela, Mtambo and Chilima feel on the same, especially Chakwela. As he claims to be a man of God, is the Holy spirit still with him or is now controlled by evil spirits. When the devil is controlling you just know that you are spiritually dead which is very dangerous for a true christian. For Mtambo, his protection charm he relies on, the bangle he wears on his arm, will no longer protect him because something will happen to him and the bangle will no longer be effective. His witchcraft doctor has seen that he is misusing… Read more »

Kennedy
Kennedy
1 year ago

Go and vandalise her houses so that she feel the it rather than vandalising peoples shops

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
1 year ago
Reply to  Kennedy

AKUTITU NDI MA AMA SPONSORS!!!

VUTO LAKE SIMUDZIWA, THERE’S ‘A CATCH’ IN JANE ANSAH’S RESIGNATION, ASK THE LAWYERS!!

Nambwewe
Nambwewe
1 year ago

Free until proved otherwise! This so called emonstaryon has become very personal. When they prove Ansh correct I hope she will sue this people heavily!!! How can the election be about one person?

ALL PARTIES WHETHER YOU LIKE EACH OTHER OR NOT ! GET TOGETHER AND MAKE SURE YOU TELL EVERYBODY IN MALAWI TO STOP VANDALISING THE COUNTRY. THIS IS NOT GOING TO GET US ANYWHERE. THERE IS A COURT CASE GOING ON WAIT FOR THAT RESULT BUT BE PEACEFUL AND DIGNIFIED PEOPLE NOT SAVAGES!!!

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
1 year ago
Reply to  Nambwewe

FIRST TELL THE SPONSORS OF THE ILL FATED PARTY TO STOP THIS EVIL ACT IOTHERWISE ASK THEM TO GO!!

Onjezani
Onjezani
1 year ago

No need to resign! Let the courts decide first. If found guilty, she sure should resign but she should not be forced to resign based on allegations. HRDC have given themselves legitimacy and are now trying to take the law into their own hands. Totally unacceptable in a democratic dispensation.

Tadza
Tadza
1 year ago
Reply to  Onjezani

HRDC did not go ku court.
Mudzimva!!!

MASO ENA
MASO ENA
1 year ago
Reply to  Onjezani

WE KNOW SHE’S RETIRING, NKHANGA ZAONA KALE!!

Vulgar
1 year ago

Of course, she is living a normal life. Who wouldn’t? After receiving a billion kwacha bribe!

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