Demonstrations

Mchinji Minibus Drivers Blame HRDC Demos For Loss Of Business

Demonstrations that Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) have been staging since August, 2019 are said to have been blamed for damage of over 40 minibuses that commute between Lilongwe and Mchinji. Mchinji Drivers Association has told Malawi News Agency that the commuter minibuses have had their wind screens smashed, a development which the association blames HRDC leadership for. “Our business has been hugely affected since August...

Luchenza Secondary School Closed

Authorities of Luchenza Secondary School in Thyolo District have temporarily closed the school due to what they described as bad behaviour among learners at the institution. According to reports, for the past weeks learners have been demonstrating strange behaviour from teasing and bullying form one students, to destruction of school property as well as stealing fresh maize from nearby gardens that belong to the school and...

Mtambo Gives Mutharika 7 Days to Asset Electoral Reform Bills

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) chairperson Timothy Mtambo has given President Peter Mutharika 7 days to asset bills on electoral reforms passed by parliament. On Monday, parliament passed a number of bills among others is the 50+1 policy as a way of determining a winner in presidential elections as ordered by the Constitutional Court. Mtambo has also given Mutharika a week to appoint new Malawi Electoral...

HRDC Vigils On Hold ‘we still have unfinished business’

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has put on hold the planned vigils slated for today at Parliament following the passing of electoral amendments reforms bill yesterday. Writing on his Facebook page HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo said parliament has done what people demanded the to do. According to Mtambo they still have unfinished business regarding the electoral amendments reforms bill hence putting the vigils on hold and...

HRDC Postpones Vigils’ at Parliament to Tuesday

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has postponed its planned vigils at parliament to Tuesday this week. According to HRDC they have postponed the vigils that were slated for today to pave way for the legislators to continue discussing on the 51+1 bill. However, HRDC has vowed to monitor closely the proceedings of the house. As ordered by the court, parliament has only Monday to table the...

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