Malawians protest to demand head of electoral body quits
The demonstrations, organised by the Human Rights Defenders’ Coalition, drew more than 100,000 people in Blantyre
Blantyre — Tens of thousands of Malawians gathered in the streets of the main cities on Tuesday to demand the resignation of Jane Ansah, the head of its electoral agency, which they accuse of helping to rig an election to keep Peter Mutharika as president.
The disputed May vote has sparked four previous demonstrations and is being challenged in court by the opposition Malawi Congress Party and the United Transformation Movement. Previous protests have turned violent and the government has said the police lack the capacity to manage them.