Malawi on lockdown as Mutharika regime is under siege


Malawi has witnessed thousands armed protesters who have managed to raid the police ammunition after its failure to put down insurrection  in Lilongwe on Tuesday, Zim Morning Post has heard.
Reports reaching us state that the protests are being led by Human Rights Defenders Coalition who had declared to cease fire when Malawi Election Commission Chairperson Jane Ansah’s resigns.
The protests on Tuesday followed the dismissal of Artoney General Kalekemi Kaphale’s application to stop demonstrations by the High Court. Kaphale this morning declared that Malawi was on the verge of a dangerous situation.
Last month we reported of Timothy Mtambo, HRDC Chairperson who vowed to ensure that the demonstrations are peaceful and they have called on the police to arrest anyone found on the wrong side of the law.
“We will ensure the demonstrations are peaceful and we have called on the police to arrest anyone found to flout laws during the protest,” he said.
Party leaders from the opposition have been calling their supporters to protest against the election results whilst the civil organisations are calling for the resignation of MEC chairperson Jane Ansah.
Peter Mutharika narrowly won with 38.5% whilst  Chakwera, Malawi Congress Party (MCP), came close behind with about 35.4% President Mutharika’s former deputy, Saulos Chilima, finished in third place – winning just over 20% of the ballot.

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