Elderly Increasingly Turning Up to Vote

Elderly: Turning up for voting Elderly: Turning up for voting pic Noel Mkubwi
Zodiak reporters in polling centres across the country are reporting an interesting turn up of the elderly in the election.
The majority of those we have spoken to express excitement at the opportunity to, for the first time in Malawi, vote following a court order.

"I have a responsibility to help shape the future for Malawi. It's is good for our children," said Sandilesi Makina Makiyoni in Kasungu district.

As early as five this morning, people had turned up in a significant number of polling stations across the country an indication that this exercise could attract a good number of voters.

In Ntcheu, groups of elderly women are making way to polling stations. Agness Masaoamphambe, 88, told us "This could be my last time. I just had to come and vote. The campaign was like no other before it. I have just spoken my mind".

Malawi Vice President Dr. Saulos Chilima has already cast his vote at St. Thomas Anglican Church Polling Centre in Lilongwe.

He hopes to vote out his estranged boss President Peter Mutharika and instead send to state house opposition Malawi Congress Party Dr. Lazarus Chakwera with whom Chilima has gone into an electoral alliance in the fresh presidential election.

Dr. Chakwera has cast his vote in his home village at Malembo on the outskirts of Lilongwe.

His main rival President Mutharika shall also be voting in his home village at Goliati in Thyolo district. Atupele Muluzi his running mate will be in Machinga district.

Mbakuwaku Movement for Development candidate Peter Kuwani has already voted in his home village at Kamwendo in Lilongwe.

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