HRDC to shut down airports, borders

The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) plans to close the country’s airports and boarders as the last option to force embattled MEC chairperson Justice Jane Ansah to resign.

HRDC chairperson, Timothy Mtambo said much as Ansah has not yet resigned at the end of their vigil as per their demand, the group is now planning to close all the boarders and airports as a last option of forcing Ansah to step down.

“We are exploring to close all the boarders, to stay in the boarders, to have our vigils in the boarders, that will mean not goes out no one comes, our message is that we have a big problem to solve and we need to focus on our problem,” Mtambo said.

The CSOs, who have officially closed its planned two day vigils in Lilongwe, said they have a plan to come back with a final decision which will now finally force Justice Ansah to voluntarily resign or President Mutharika to fire her.

“We are not going to relent, we will not stop, now we are exploring other, even powerful measures to put pressure on Mutharika government to fire Jane Ansah,” he said.

Mtambo said HRDC is well aware of some Cabinet ministers who are wrongly advising the President not to act as well as encouraging Ansah not to resign.

Meanwhile, HRDC has temporarily suspended the demonstrations to allow people to follow court proceedings which will start on Thursday in Lilongwe.

According to Mtambo, government is becoming adamant to act on Malawians’ will.

“As citizens of this country we are so disappointed, and as we speak we are saddened that we have a government that does not listen to it’s people, yesterday our people spoke in millions, and the message is clear that they do not want Jane Ansah to be the MEC Chair,” said Mtambo.

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