MEC, Council investigate ‘dumped’ voter registration certificates

Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) and Mangochi District Council have started an investigation into allegations that 750 voter registration certificates for Lilongwe Msinja Constituency were dumped in the district.

The development follows a post circulating on social media with a photograph of the said voter registration certificates believed to have been dumped in Mangochi.

MEC Spokesperson, Sangwani Mwafulirwa neither admitted nor dismissed the allegations but told Malawi News Agency (Mana) on Thursday that the electoral body was investigating the matter.

We are following the issue to establish what happened, he said through a WhatsApp interview.

Mangochi District Commissioner, Rev. Moses Chimphepo told Mana that he was on the ground to establish what had exactly happened.

I am at Thema Primary School right now to find out the truth about the matter, but right now we have not yet found any evidence. However, we will inform you when we are through with the investigations, he said.

Mangochi Police Deputy Public Relations Officer, Sergeant Amina Daudi could not say much on the matter.

She confirmed to have had their team on the ground too to establish the truth about the incident.

Thema 1 Primary School where the voter registration certificates were reportedly found is a polling centre in Traditional Authority (TA) Nankumba in Mangochi.

Phase three of voter verification exercise in Mangochi commenced on December 26, 2018 and ended on December 30, 2018.

Source: MANA Online