Demos ends today as Ansah refuses to resign

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) officials Thursday described the third day of the demonstrations as successful and peaceful.

The demonstrations that have been taking place in Lilongwe since Tuesday, are expected to end today.

Speaking after Thursday’s protests, HRDC Vice Chairperson, Gift Trapence, thanked the protesters for patronising the demonstrations.

He urged them to maintain peace and order, especially today.

HRDC Chairperson, Timothy Mtambo, said if members of Parliament confirm Mwapasa as Malawi Police Service Inspector General, they would hold demonstrations against Mwapasa.

“If you dare confirm Mwapasa, we are ready to hold demonstrations against Parliament’s decision. We will put Mwapasa as the second person on our list of people who are not supposed to hold public offices,” Mtambo said.

HRDC has been organising demonstrations to force Malawi Electoral Commission Chairperson Justice Jane Ansah and all commissioners to resign for allegedly messing up the May 21 presidential elections.

Ansah has refused to resign.