Covid-19: Misa-Malawi Postpone Elections

Covid-19: Misa-Malawi Postpone Elections

The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA)-Malawi Chapter has postponed an elective Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was scheduled to take place on 2nd of May this year amidst Coronavirus fears. Misa-Malawi Chapter Chairperson, Tereza Ndanga confirmed the development through a press statement.  She said the new date for the elective AGM will be announced […]

MEC Suspends Voter Registration

MEC Suspends Voter Registration

The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has suspended voter registration exercise in Blantyre City with immediate effect. The suspension came barely hours after suspected Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM ‘Thugs’ stormed some registration centres where they damaged Voter registration kits among others. According to MEC statement, the decision has been made to protect lives of […]

UTM Senior Members Join DPP

UTM Senior Members Join DPP

Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima’s UTM Party Senior Members on Tuesday re-joined the governing Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ahead of fresh presidential polls slated for July 2 this year. The defected members are Regional Campaign Director Beston Maulidi, Senior Executive Member Henry Matemba, Second Chairperson of women’s Affairs Doris Ganiza and Wonderford Wadula who […]

Doubts Over UTM, MCP Electoral Alliance

Doubts Over UTM, MCP Electoral Alliance

It was an alliance that came with political pomp, loud fanfare and ceremony. Even the BBC billed it as “a grand alliance”. Now main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party, who signed an electoral alliance last month, are going to field its presidential candidates as the union has fatally collapsed. ‘Either Chilima leads […]

MCP ‘Thugs’ Destroy Voter Registration Kits in Blantyre

MCP ‘Thugs’ Destroy Voter Registration Kits in Blantyre

Suspected Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party ‘thugs’ on Tuesday stormed Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) voter registration centres in Blantyre where they destroyed National Registration Bureau (NRB) kits. According to one of the NRB Kit Operator at Ndirande-Makata Centre, the MCP-UTM thugs accused NRB and MEC officials at the centre of registering minors ahead […]

Presidential Candidate Smart Faces Dirty Road, Family Pens MEC to Withdraw His Candidature

Presidential Candidate Smart  Faces Dirty Road, Family Pens MEC to Withdraw His Candidature

By Glory Msowoya An aspiring presidential candidate for the July 2 fresh polls, Smart Swira has faced a setback to his ambition following his family’s request to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to revoke the presidential nomination papers collected by their relation based on his medical grounds. Spokesperson for the family, John Swira told Malawi News […]

Lawyer Chokhotho Ready to Represent MEC

Lawyer Chokhotho Ready to Represent MEC

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Lawyer Tamando Chokhotho says he is more than ready to represent the commission in the Presidential election appeal case. Chokhotho made the remarks on Monday in Lilongwe after Supreme Court through Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda blocked South African lawyers from presenting the commission. The Lawyers failed to make it to Malawi […]

DPP, Others Collect Nomination Papers

DPP, Others Collect Nomination Papers

The Governing Mighty Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has collected nomination papers ahead of fresh presidential elections slated for 2 July 2020, according to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC). MEC’s Director of Media and Public Relations, Sangwani Mwafulirwa confirmed the development in an interview with a local radio station on Sunday. Mwafulirwa said so far eight nomination […]

MEC Must Suspend Voter Registration- Chiefs

MEC Must Suspend Voter Registration- Chiefs

Southern Region Chefs have asked Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to suspend Voter registration exercise which is currently underway in some districts across the country amidst coronavirus fears. Paramount Chief Lundu of Chikwawa district made the call on Saturday in Blantyre at a press briefing which was organized by Traditional leaders from Southern Region. The lower-shire […]

UTM,MCP Alliance Made in Hell

UTM,MCP Alliance Made in Hell

By Lyson Sibande I have a very huge problem with how Saulos Chilima of UTM Party and Lazarus Chakwera of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) are handling issues of national importance. They are doing it as individuals or individual parities when they are in an alliance. I am of course ignorant about the modus operandi of […]

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