Demonstrations

MDF Block Protesters From Going to MEC Offices in Blantyre

Malawi Defense Force has blocked the road at Mwaiwathu Private Hospital to restrain demonstrators from going to Malawi Electoral Commission head office. Meanwhile, all the protesters have stopped waiting for direction from the organizers of the protest, the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) HRDC Blantyre Chairperson Masauko Thawe is engaging police officers to allow the protesters proceed to MEC offices. HRDC is holding nation wide demonstrations calling...

MEC Shutdown Demos On Today

Malawians today take to the streets pushing for the resignation of the Malawi Electoral Commission Chairperson, Jane Ansah, Commissioners and the entire management of the electoral body for messing up the May 21, 2019 presidential election. Led by the Human Rights Defenders Coalition-HRDC, the concerned citizens argue time has come for the current Commission to go following a Constitutional Court ruling that found the Commission...

UTM Endorses HRDC Demos

United Transformation Movement (UTM has endorsed the upcoming demonstrations by the Human Right Defenders Coalition (HRDC) on Thursday across the country. UTM publicist Joseph Chidanti Malunga confirmed saying all they want is to see their demands being met. According to Malunga, they totally support HRDC planned demonstrations considering for a fact that Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Jane Ansah said she would resign if the court...

HRDC Announces ‘MEC Shutdown’, Calls’ Malawians to Buy Locks to Seal Off MEC Offices

Organizers of Anti-Ansah demonstrations Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) have announced that on Thursday, February 13, 2020 is the day they will demonstrations against Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah and all MEC commissioners. The plans to seal off MEC offices have been revealed by HRDC Chairperson Timothy Mtambo. According to Mtambo, Ansah’s refusal to step down is an attempt to mess with the next...

HRDC’s Demands Following ConCourt Judgment

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has made a number of demands in line with the Constitutional Court Judgment delivered on February 3, 2020 in Lilongwe. The demands have been during a press briefing the coalition had this morning as part of their comment on the court’s decision. HRDC has demanded that Parliament must pass the electoral reform bill in its entire package just as the...

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