Demos to continue in Malawi’-HRDC

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition- HRDC says it will soon hold the Anti- Justice Jane Ansah demonstrations in Mzuzu, a city in the northern part of Malawi.

Addressing members of the press in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe on Tuesday, one of the HRDC members Luke Tembo, said they will announce the date of the planned demonstrators in due course.

The demonstrations have been dubbed ‘citizen assembly’.

From Mzuzu according to HRDC, the demonstrations will be held in Lilongwe then in commercial City, Blantyre.

HRDC has been organizing demonstrations pushing for the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission-MEC Chairperson Justice Jane Ansah for allegedly messing up the May 21 Presidential elections whose results are being challenged in court by Malawi Congress Party-MCP President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera and President of United Transformation Movement-UTM Dr. Saulosi Chilima.

Since the electoral body declared Peter Mutharika of Democratic Progressive Party-DPP as winner of the polls, tension has been mounting in the country over the disputed elections result.

MEC announced that Mutharika got 1,940,709 votes, representing 38.57 percent of votes cast while Dr. Chakwera got 1,781,740 votes, representing 35.41 percent.

Dr. Chilima came third after getting 1,018,369 votes, translating into 20.24 percent of votes counted.

MCP and UTM are challenging the Presidential elections result at the Constitutional court sitting in Lilongwe and are seeking nullification of the presidential election results.

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