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Malawi: Chakwera distances MCP from HRDC’s on anti-Ansah boarder, airport shutdown

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP)’s president Dr. Lazarus Chakwera on Saturday distanced his party from President Peter Mutharika’s claims that MCP in collaborating with Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) in organizing the on going anti-Jane Ansah demonstrations.

The MCP leader argued that concerned Malawians are behind the protests not members of his party.

Chakwera also questioned the relevance of the supplementary laws gazetted Friday by the minister of Homeland Security Nicolas Dausi arguing that the minister flawed some important steps that are taken before anything is gazetted to a law.

He therefore observes that Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government continues displaying its lawlessness in trampling on Supreme Laws of this land , ” By drafting and enacting laws while bypassing the parliament which is duly established for drafting and passing of laws in a bid to get what may please them”.

Chakwera bemoaned the continued attacks on public critics with the recent case of petrol bombing of MCP’s Director of Campaign, Moses Kunkuyu’s premises in Blantyre and HRDC Chairperson Timothy Mtambo’s house in Lilongwe a fortnight ago.

The MCP President therefore  commended Malawi Defence Force (MDF) for its professional way of controlling the crowd during demonstrations and court sessions and he asked the general public to remain calm as Malawi awaits justice on the case.

People’s Party Vice president for the South Chivunde told the same news conference that people who are going to the streets to protest are Malawians.

“and when people see political leader patronizing the demonstrations, they should see them as Malawians who are there to enjoy their constitutional rights”.

The planned August 26, 2019 boarders shut down demos against Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson Dr. Jane Ansah hangs in limbo following High Court order by Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) obtained against the protests.

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  1. MCP, UTM and HRDC are one and the same thing or birds of a feather. Why can’t they let the constitutional court decide on the matter? Are they trying to influence the outcome of the case by these demonstrations?

    In the same vein, who is financing HRDC, as they seem to have deep pockets? Has anyone ever asked this question?

    On the question of violence, intimidation and murders, MCP are masterminds. They perfected this when they were in government. Check their record on human rights violations during their time in government from 1964 to 1993. How many Malawians disappeared without trace and/or were murdered and how many went into exile? Isn’t it ironical that now that MCP and HRDC are bedfellows?

  2. Yes, Chakwera has no position in HRDC. But why is he given a platform to speak to protesters during demos? If his party is not collaborating with HRDC, in what capacity does he speak? There must be a link. Is he daft not to see that?

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