HRDC to hold fresh anti-Jane Ansah demonstrations

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) have slated September 18 to 20 as dates for a fresh anti-Jane Ansah demonstrations across the country.

This follows the expiry of the 14 – day moratorium the supreme court of appeal gave the Attorney General, Kalekeni Kaphale and HRDC leadership to discuss security concerns during protests.

Speaking at a media briefing in Lilongwe on Wednesday, HRDC vice chairperson, Gift Trapence, said the demonstrations dubbed two million march will be conducted in various part of country.

Trapence said: “I would like to assure all Malawians that the demonstrations will take place and Malawians should come in their large numbers because Jane Ansa has not resigned.”

Apart from the issue of anti-Jane Ansa demonstrations, HRDC has also tackled other issues that the coalition described as “crucial in the in the national building.”

The grouping has asked legislators to disapprove the confirmation of the current acting Inspector General of Malawi Police, Duncan Mwapasa, saying he is not capable to head the integral arm of the country’s security.

“HRDC’s position is that parliament should not confirm Mwapasa because he has not been professional enough and has failed to manage the police as expected by Malawians,” said Trapence.

HRDC has also called on legislators to deliberate on Electoral Reforms Bill, to reject Government plans of building stadiums for Nyasa Big Bullets and Mighty Be Forward Wanderers football clubs, and have also expressed concern over xenophobic attacks in South Africa which according to them the president has chosen to remain silent.

The human rights campaigners have also endorsed the anti-quota system demonstrations slated for Thursday, in the northern region.

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