• December 7, 2022 1:52 pm

Current demonstrations have failed to solve problems in Malawi

Jul 27, 2022

It is now clear that demonstrations in Malawi have failed to bring solutions in Malawi.

Unlike demonstrations conducted by Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) after the 2019 annulled election, the current demonstrations have no clear agenda and have become breeding grounds for theft.

All demonstrations which a group known as Nzika Zokhudzidwa have been organizing have turned violent.

These demonstrations are organized to loot property belonging to businessmen and not necessarily to deliver petitions.

As we speak demonstrations are under way in Ntcheu and soon after delivering the petition, the demonstrators were also busy blocking the M1 Road burning tyres and looting shops in Ntcheu.

Honestly, time has come for the authorities to start new ways of demonstrating.

Former president Bingu Mutharika started to address this.

What he did was that everyone organizing demonstrations sign to pay for the damages.

Everyone is aware of global economic trends due to the Ukraine-Russia war compounded by effects of Covid 19.

Yes, Malawians are angry aggrevated by the above factors but we should not sell our beautiful country to the dogs.

HRDC Chairperson Gift Trapence speaking on Zodiak Tiuzeni Zoona said some people are organizing demonstrations for their personal benefits.

Trapence urged the activists to think of dialogue before storming the sreets.

Trapence said , going to the streets should be last resort.

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