One of the anti-Jane Ansah protests

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC)  says has welcomed the resignation of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah, but vows to proceed with their may 28 protest to demand the resignation of all commissioners at the electoral body.

Initially, the demonstrations were meant to continue mounting pressure on Ansah to resign including all the commissioners.

But Ansah has tendered her resignation to President Peter Mutharika but she was quick to say that her decision was not based on demonstrations by the HRDC.

Speaking to Capital FM on Friday morning, HRDC senior member Billy Mayaya insisted that Commissioners should also resign and not wait for the expiry of their mandate.

Recently, one of the key commissioners Jean Mathanga told journalists that she is not incompetent as it is alleged by different quarters and insisted that she will not resign until her contract comes to an end on 15th June this year.

“The answer is I am not resigning. I will continue disseminating or discharging my duties to the end of 15th June which is a matter of few weeks from now,” she said in response to a question posed by media staffer who branded her and fellow commissioners incompetent.

“I would not to agree with you gentleman. I am not incompetent,” she added.

Meanwhile, President Peter Mutharika has accepted the resignation of Jane Ansah.

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