Today, Blantyre is undergoing demonstrations organised by the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) aimed at forcing MEC chairperson Jane Ansah and her fellow commissioners to resign, as Mangchi is also reported to be under the same. Also, a flier from the Democratic Progressive Party also shows that demonstrations have been planned for most of the rest of February. More often than usual, such developments negatively affect the country’s businesses.
As HRDC insists that Ansah must resign, the DPP is also retaliating with demonstrations planned for 24th Feb in the central region, the Daily Times newspaper has revealed that the 26 individuals have summoned the Human Rights Defenders Coalition to court, following damage to property worth K545,802,450 that was destroyed during the anti-Jane Ansah demonstrations.
According to the newspaper, one individual alone claimed a that about a fifth of the amount above, was his property. “Dennis Moyo also claims in the summons that property worth K150 million was damaged at his house during the demonstrations” says the headlining news.
In 2010, most business firms attributed their losses to post/pre election tension in the country.