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MCP regional offices in Blantyre fall victim to arson attack

Mcp regional offices

 

Arsonists have burnt Malawi Congress Party (MCP) regional offices in Blantyre on Sunday night.

Only two rooms in the offices have been spared but the rest of the building was daused in fire.

Information is yet to come out on who torched the offices but there are reports of suspected Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) operatives handy work.

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MCP regional office front

Meanwhile MCP Vice President Sidik Mia is expected to visit the burnt offices this morning.

The arson attack comes just a day as Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) is yet to stage another demonstration in the city and warned they will go to all state houses across Malawi.

On Sunday UTM president Saulos Chilima said he will be part of the demonstrations in Blantyre.

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A section of the burnt offices

Sources who opted for anynomity have told Kulinji.com Tuesday March will be full of anger to show displeasure with the arson attack.

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Resign or face four days of demonstrations every week-HRDC warns Ansah

HRDC

 

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has given Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah a two day ultimatum to resign or face fresh and reinvigorated demonstrations which will take place four times every week till she succumbs to the pressure.

HRDC has also demanded the immediate release of it's vice chairperson Gift Trapence and Rev McDonald Sembeleka who are being held at Maula prison.

The Coalition chairperson Timothy Mtambo made the demands at a press briefing held on Thursday in Lilongwe.

On Wednesday women backing the embattled MEC chairperson took to the streets of Blantyre to show their support for their fellow woman whom they say is being insulted because she is a woman.

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MEC employee who transferred Chilima's name to Chizumulu dies in car accident

Car accident

 

Chief suspect in the case of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) transferring UTM president Saulos Chilima to Chizumulu has died. Sailesi Kampango died on Tuesday at Linthipe 1.

Information reaching Kulinji.com indicates Kampango was on his was to Chikwawa.

He had just appeared at Lilongwe court in the morning hours answering the said charge.

The court is trying to determine whether Kampango deliberately transferred Chilima's name which caused the UTM president delay to vote.

The transfer was deemed cynical by the public at large but MEC distanced itself from any wrong doing saying he was a hired help for the May 21st elections.

MEC chairperson Jane Ansah in an earlier interview with Zodiak broadcasting said the matter was in the hands of police and would not comment on on going investigations.

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Times and Zodiak radio granted permission to cover election case live

Military presence

 

The Constitutional court has granted Times and Zodiak radio permission to broadcast the election case live.

MCP and UTM are seeking nullification of the May 21st presidential results citing irregulalities in the process.

The court is expected to also hear lawyers ask for amendment of fillings to ask for documents in possession of Malawi Electoral Commission.

The two parties will also file to tender in evidence during the trial.

Last week the court said there is a case to be answered and the trial will take 5 days non stop from June 26.

There is heavy presence at the court with the 5 judges on military escort and their Prado Vx cars number plates removed for security reasons.

The military have denied conflict with the police but said they step in to help when situation call for it.

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UTM Secretary General Patricia Kaliati arriving at court

 

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Fear grips Blantyre as facilities close

Shops

 

Fear has gripped the commercial city of Blantyre as demonstrations are set to take place from Kamuzu Upper Stadium. 

The town is visibly quite, a few cars than usual moving around and a lot of shops closed. 

Police officers and vehicles are currently  parked at Kamuzu Upper Stadium. 

On Wednesday, Public Relations Officer, James Kadadzera said they will ensure the safety of the people and called on CSO's organizing the demonstrations to root out criminal elements. 

Shops closed
Shops closed
Shop closure

 

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Just In: Police for peaceful and responsible demonstrations

Police statement

 

The Malawi Police Service (MPS) has issued a statement urging citizens to exercise their right to demonstrate peacefully and responsibly.

Human Rights Defenders Coalition has organised demonstrations on Thursday June 20 across the country aimed at forcing Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah to step down.

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