Malawi: Police Arrest 2 Poll Monitors for Attempting to Vote Twice

Voting in progress at Goliati in Thyolo where President Peter Mutharika will cast his vote.

Malawi Police in Mchinji have arrested two election monitors for attempting to vote twice at different centres.

Voting process at Lilongwe Technical College

Police spokesperson in the district Lubriano Kaitano said the two poll monitors are for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

"It is an offence, under the electoral laws to vte twice," said Kaitano.

However, he could not reveal their names, saying the police were still investigating the matter.

Meanwhile, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chair has expressed satisfaction with the high turn-out in most of polling centres.

She said the system of having streams has helped to avoid congestion.

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