Demonstranstions

HRDC to Join Tomorrow’s Demos

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) is offering to join forces in tomorrow’s demonstrations against what is being seen as a raw deal in as far as women representation in public positions is concerned. The Women’s Manifesto Movement has organised the protests to express their anger on what they refer to as exclusion of women in appointments into the parastatal boards and the cabinet. They are...

Banned Protesters Send #ZimbabweanLivesMatter Viral

Could a social media hashtag - tapping into the energy and anger of the global #BlackLivesMatter phenomenon - help achieve in Zimbabwe what years of street protests, strikes and political campaigns have so clearly failed to do? Over the last few days, in response to a particularly brutal, public, widespread, and on-going clampdown by security forces, the hashtag #ZimbabweanLivesMatter has gone viral, globally. Celebrities like rappers...

Youth For Change to Demonstrate Against President Laz’s Cabinet

Youth for Change (YFC) has announced that it will hold nationwide demonstrations against President Lazarus Chakwera’ Cabinet. Yesterday, president Chakwera released a 31 member cabinet that has seen members of the same family being appointed. Chairperson for YFC Constantine Gerald has described the cabinet as false. According to Gerald, the fact that Chakwera is hiring people of the same family, it is clear that that the president...

HRDC to Hold Press Briefing Today

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) is expecting to hold a press briefing this afternoon in Lilongwe. Among others the coalition will address the media on their position of Malawi Electoral Commissioners and Jane Ansah’s resignation. Adding to that the coalition is expecting to address issues to do with the fresh presidential elections and Covid-19 pandemic. On May 28, the human rights body is expecting to hold demonstrations...

Church and Society of CCAP Livingstonia Synod Endorses HRDC Demos

The Church and Society of Central Africa Presbyterian Church (CCAP) Livingstonia Synod has endorsed Anti-Ansah demonstrations by Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC slated for May 28, 2020. Church and Society Executive Director, Moses Mkandawire, wonders why Jane Ansah, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson and President Peter Mutharika are protecting each other after Malawians lost trust and confidence in them. Mkandawire said that the reason behind their...

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