Malawi: MEC Seeks Consensus to Fight Political Violence

With two days to go before the official campaign period kicks off, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) has organised an all-party conference aimed at eliminating political violence in the run up to the May 20 general elections.

This follows the death of two people including a police officer when violence erupted at a rally addressed by President Joyce Banda at Goliati in Thyolo district on Sunday.

President Banda has since directed the law enforcing agencies to thoroughly investigate the incident and that all those directly or indirectly involved should face the full wrath of the law.

MEC commissioner Nancy Tembo says they are confident of an improved situation on violence after the meeting.

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