Legal expert say whole rotten MEC must go

A law expert has said demands for  Malawi Election Commission (MEC) chairperson  Jane Ansah to abdicate from  her office should be extended to all her commissioners  on claims that the May 21 presidential elections were fraudulently managed  and the opposition claims were rigged. There have been fevered protests pushing for Ansah’s ouster organised by civil society organisations (CSOs) under the banner of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) who seem to be aligned with  the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) led by Lazarus Chakwera and UTM Party led by the country’s…

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UTM accuses DPP of acting in desperation

UTM Party has accused the  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of acting in desperation as they  had run out of ideas on how to deal with the prevailing political tension following the disputed outcome of the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections. Spokesperson for UTM Party, Joseph Chidanti Malunga, said claims by DPP through its Southern Region governor Charles Mchacha that UT, the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) were on a mission of toppling government were regrettable. Mchacha, who is also Deputy Minister of Transport and Public…

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Japanese Prime Minister hopes for peaceful end to Malawi political crisis

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday said he hopes there will be a peaceful solution to the current political impasse in Malawi. Abe said this during a meeting with Vice President Everton Chimulirenji who was visiting Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) held from August 28 to 30. Abe and Chimulirenbji In Malawi, there have been protests led by rights groups and the opposition who are dissatisfied with the outcome of the May 21 presidential elections. The opposition are also in court…

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MDF orders protesters to raise awareness about demo ban

Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers on Wednesday ordered people who were mobilizing residents for post-election protests in Karonga to go around town and raise awareness about the suspension of demonstrations. The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) had planned to conduct demonstrations Wednesday but on Tuesday the Supreme Court of Appeal issued a 14-day moratorium against the protests. The court order forced the HRDC to postpone the demonstrations. In Karonga on Wednesday, people gathered to start protesting but they were dispersed by MDF soldiers who were deployed on the streets to…

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Chewa King Gawa Undi asks Malawians to exercise tolerance

The Paramount Chief for Chewas in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, Kalonga Gawa Undi has asked Malawians to exercise tolerance for peace to prevail in the country. Speaking Saturday through one of his Ndunas at Mkaika Headquarters during the 2019 Kulamba ceremony in Zambia, Kalonga Gawa Undi said he was concerned with the political unrest the country is currently experiencing since the May 21 polls. The Chewa chief called upon political leaders in Malawi to ensure they find a long lasting solution to the political unrest so as to develop the…

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Frustrated with Court rulings, Agitators take to social media to disparage reputation of Malawi Judges

Judges seating on Presidential elections case have been forced to deny meeting any government official for a bribe, according to times Media 360 on its Facebook Page. The Facebook posting continue to read as below: Judicial services are guided the high level of integrity and it is not possible that one can bribe high court Judges, especially that it’s not one judge but five judges seating on this case. “We condemn those behind this cheap propaganda against Malawi’s high Court, Malawians should continue to believe and have trust in their…

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MALAWI GOVT HAILS SF INTERNATIONAL FOR FULFILLING 2019/20 TAX OBLIGATIONS

Malawi government has hailed SF international for fulfilling all tax obligations for the period of 2018/2019 to the Malawi’s tax collector, Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) for three consecutive years. This follows another success story in 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 periods where the company also led by example by passing the tax compliance to the tax collector. The move has been commended by MRA for its continued obligation to accomplish all the tax compliances to MRA without being ‘pushed”. The MRA is currently enjoying increased tax collection drive after engaging in extra…

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