Women linked to DPP hold pro-Ansah march in Blantyre

Dozens of women links to ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) held a march in Blantyre on Wednesday  putting on T-shirts symbolizing their support for embattled  Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Justice Jane Ansah, who is facing calls to resign from some sections of the society.

The pro- Ansah demo
The pro- Ansah demo
Jeffrey says she took part of the march in her capacity as presidential advisor on women affairs.

However, at the start of the pro-Jane Ansah march, lead organisers includin chief director in the Public Sector Reforms Management Unit Seodi White and Gender Minister Mary Navicha were conspicuously missing .

But DPP Secretary General Gresedler Jeffrey, who is also President Peter Mutharika’s special advisor, took part in the march.

The women under the banner of Forum for Concerned Women in Malawi led by Seodi said Ansah, a judge of the Malawi Supreme Court of Appeal, was being persecuted for being a woman and they want the “violence against her to come to an end”.

Ansah is facing resignation calls for allegedly messing up the May 21 Tripartite Elections.

However, Seodi said at a news conference that women were disappointed with the way Ansah was being “humiliated, insulted and castigated” and they felt what was happening was a gender issue.

She said: “This is violence against women. It is gender-based violence and we feel the forms of violence that have been perpetrated against her name are forms of violence that have been perpetrated against all Malawian women.

“Dr Jane Ansah will not fall. From today all women in Malawi are Jane Ansahs.”

But commentators have accused Seodi and her troops pulling a gender  card in the issues that they are stretching things to a wrong direction.

The protesters were expected to submit a petition at  Blantyre civic offices.

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mtete
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mtete

To think Seodi can talk such rubbish is very disheartening.

Kotakota mtalamo
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Kotakota mtalamo

Ndimamva chisoni kwa macadet onse plus ana amacadet,mmalemba za utsiru apa zotamanda DPP,chosecho tikumvutikila limodzi ndi umphawi chifukwa cha corruption laboma la DPP

#NotMyPresident
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#NotMyPresident

It is nothing but corruption, you pay somebody to protest. What is that? The Police Act of 2010 forbids anybody from compelling anybody to protest, here compelling means you are enticing someone to protest in return for a value. What Seodi is doing is wrong. She should go and read Police At of 2010 104(11)

Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

Learn from these women the true meaning of peaceful demonstrations. The recently held MCP and UTM demonstrations organized by their Chief Broker, Mtambo, were not peaceful. Can all those that were victimized claim damages from Chakwera, Chilima and Mtambo? We will use the Kajoloweka case as a precedent.
This together with their other huge debts will push them towards bankruptcy highway!!!!

#NotMyPresident
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#NotMyPresident

You are just day dreaming. These are not demonstrators, they are mercenaries. You pay someone to protest is, that real? You can see the women poor as they looked, ask them they even didn’t know why they were protesting. Police Act of 2010 forbids compulsion of people to demonstrate through offering them money. This is effect is corruption.

Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

Koma ngati azimayiwa ndi a DPP, ine ndiye ndi wautali kulowa DPP chifukwa zaonekeratu kuti DPP ndi chipani cha mtendere. Taganizani zionetselo za kongilesi ndi UTM, anthu amamenyedwa, nyawu kuzunza anthu, mabanki kuphwanidwa, a Chakwera kumakhetsa mwazi wa anthu osalakwa ndi nkhanza zina zotero zomwe kongilesi imaziwika nazo. A Mtambo ndi anzanu a Kongilesi ngati mumamva za zionetsero za mtendere mwaona momwe zimachitikira. Galimoto ngakhale imodzi sinaphwanyidwe. Popeza kuphunzira sikumatha, ngakhale kwa anthu olankhula malilime a ku Amerika, chonde a Mtambo ndi anzanu a kongilesi pemphani azimayiwa akuphunzitseni kuchita zionetsero za mtendere. Zitsankho zinachitika ndipo zinayenda bwino monga momwe alankhulira… Read more »

Hatton
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Hatton

Congratulations the true women of Malawi. One would have expected Mrs Chilima and Mrs Chakwera, assuming that they are women, to take part in the demos. All the pro MCP and pro UTM demos organized by Mtambo and his fellow donor money embezzlers never respected the rights of women. Chakwera has expired because the MCP constitution bars him from contesting on MCP ticket after he successfully led the party into two crushing defeats. Chilima, the former vice state president, is finished and will never win any elected position. In no distant future Chilima and Chakwera will be declared bankrupt because… Read more »

Muheriwa-Muvava
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Nkhani yaikulu ndiyomwe wanena mkulu winawake kuti this was not at all a women cause. It was a cause for an elderly man wanting to stay in power at all cost. His stay in power was assisted by a woman and now he is using women to protect his illegitimate power. For how long shall our women be used as pawns?

Mwangata
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My wife, my mother, my daughter and my sister are not Jane Ansah. They dont belong to mediocrity

Ochewa
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Ochewa

Go women Go

Charie
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Charie

This is peaceful demo.chilima chakwera komaso mtambo .muphuzilireko popanga ma demo.thenks mamas