Activist Mayaya arrested over protests against blackouts

Human rights activists Billy Mayaya has been arrested by police in Lilongwe as he was about to lead demonstrations against persistent power outage in the country.

Mayaya: Arrested

Mayaya: Arrested

Mayaya who was organising the demonssltrations has been arrested at Area 18 round about as he was about to start leading group of people in the demonstrations.

The highly equipped Malawi police invaded the police and went straight to Mayaya to arrest him while asking him what they agreed yesterday “a Mayaya tinagwirizana chani dzulo tinagwirizana chani ?” .

Police officer was overhead asking Mayaya who looked moved with the move
It is not clear where the police has taken Mayaya.

Number of people who came to participate in the demos have since left the venue complaining that there’s no human rights in the country as citizens can’t exercise their right to demonstration.

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30 thoughts on “Activist Mayaya arrested over protests against blackouts”

  1. True Patriot says:

    By the look of things, Malawi is fast becoming a totalitarian state even worse than North Korea considering that what happens in North Korea is expected! So we have reached a point where people cannot exercise their rights?

    The problem is that our authorities are so arrogant and they think that, by the mere fact that they are in positions of authority, then they have the monopoly of all wisdom! How foolish! Really, which stupid person doesn’t see that the country is in deep problems which, those charged with the responsibility to resolve, don’t seem to appreciate their seriousness, let alone how to fix them?

    Do we really think that it is normal to have power for only 4 hours at night in day? Do we think it is normal for ESCOM to ration electricity power to the manufacturing industries which are still required to pay their labourers despite the long production hours lost?

    Now, someone tell us what long-term plans ESCOM have to completely resolve these perennial problems. If anyone wants a classic example of a dead company, they need not look any further – it is ESCOM.. This is a company with a ghostly moto that only reminds one of the infinite journey to the attainment of that far-fetched dream!

    Sadly, directionless and dead utility companies are the hallmark of a failed state! There is a never-ending, undeclared state of emergency in this country. When you see security apparatus being unleashed at seemingly harmless citizens, then you realize that that’s how far backward we have gone as a country!

  2. be humane says:

    kodi ndani pa malawi pano sakudziwa kuti magetsi amazimazima? a ESCOM anachita kulengeza ndiye olo muyende munsewu phindu lake ndi chani? Ngakhale amene mukuti mukuwauzawo nawonso akudziwa kuti masiku ano ku Malawi kuli vuto lalikulu la magetsi. Some demostrations are useless. Bravo police arrest him again akadzayerekezanso. Wachibwana Billy Mayaya anasauka pano madonors anasiya kumpatsa ndalama kalekale chifukwa zochita zake sizimaoneka ku Malawi kuno kumangonamizira activism ya Chani? Aziyamika democracy. Bolanso Kamlepo amayeserako

  3. wokhaliwa dunga says:

    it seems we are happy in a ghost city enjoying zombies life kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk,eti kuzilimbitsa mtima sikuno kokha kwina ndikuti komwe blackout mu city paka 15hours 72hours mukati mwa city kutiko dziko lake liti?for 30years in malawi this is the first time to live in ghost city with zombies,paka kukumba dilawo mu station la madzi in this age mu city very pathetic pooooooooooooooooooooooooooooor pooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooor pooooooooooooooooooooooooooooor kuchita kumanga umphawi.wina avekere madzi achepa mu shire wina avekere ajawa anapita sanachite bwino kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk antha kuseka kwambiri iwowo anachoka magetsi akuyaka not blackout paka 72hours mmmmmmmmmmmmm tiyeni tikoze basi pomwe pavuta,tonse tili pa vuto mdima ngwatonse omanga azawo nawoso mdima tikuwuva tonse apa.

  4. blessed says:

    indeed malawi is full of dead people we a all zombies yes we are .i mean magetsi akuzima ngat dosage mammawa,masana .madzulo aaaa sometimes i regreat to be born here otherwise malawi is hell it self munthu is fightin for our gud pa mavuto tilinao nde mukumuukilanso . no wonder many yrs nw tikuziimila tonkha koma palibe choloxeka aaaaaaa .zatikanika we need to sell this country bas hahahahaha.

  5. BLESSED says:

    this country is full of dead people we a all dead . magetsi akuchita kuxima ngat dosage mammawa ,masana ,mazulo nde tiximwetulila ximenezo . MUYAYA umatiimilila

  6. mcmc says:

    seems ambiri tikusangalala the demonstration failed while commenting here using ka power ka ku ofesi or something hehehehe. we malawians deserve nothing good basi we get too comfortable ndi mabvuto amene akuchitapo kanthu kumaoneka makape. koma the reality is aliyense akukhala ngati villager panopa zoti some of these are basic needs taiwala. i can’t even quantify what percentage has electricity nationalwide as i type here nkumati we are a serious country? failed state basi

  7. be humane says:

    Kaya mutiuze ndiinu kuti kodi akati notification amatanthauza kuti chani? Ngati zimatanthauza kungopereka kalata basi mkumapita bola yafika bwanji amavomereza zokambairana? Do people need the police in demonstrations? If they need them kodi pa notification nso umafuna support/cover? Some of these words much as they are in english, they take a legal definition meaning its understanding is beyond the dictionary translation. You cannot just wake up in the morning and say next week i will be on the street. Achita bwino kummanga inde palibe akukondwa ndi blackout koma asamatiseweretse. aziwerenga petition before march coz these people have different agendas and wants to hide behind malawians

  8. Tione says:

    Be Humane ndiwe chule weniweni!

  9. Tione says:

    Bola asasowe apo bii muyankha. Pano mukulephera kuyankha za Chasowa, Njaunju ndi ena

  10. Tione says:

    Chilungamo chikuvuta pa Malawi. Mwina ku nyumba za Police kulibe ma blackout

  11. santana says:

    Magetsiwo amati akawapeza ku msewuko? Nanga publicise yonse ija anthu wosakutsatani bwanji? Zodiak yanena zoti kunali anthu less than 20. Why is it that Nyasa did not post the demo pictures? So up to now there are still some embiciles who can not understand why there is this problem of black-outs? Shame on you.

  12. Phyuta says:

    Osamutaya wosokoneza ameneyu. Agent wa JB. Regulations should always be adhered to. Human Rights should be enjoyed with responsibility.

    1. Makwasa boy says:

      Inuso ndiye pumbwa weniweni, magetsi akuzimitsa ndi JB? A DPP demonstration munachita last week inathandiza chiyani, Mayaya atulukatu, walakwa chiyani, tikuvutika ife, anthu kumakagaitsa 2:00 AM, iweyo you’re happy?

  13. Glory Karim says:

    this problem is not in Malawi only why demos, can these demos solves this problem.?

    1. Cheu Mali says:

      Kuganiza mopusatu uku. If the problem is not only in Malawi, tisapange voice out our concerns?. Kupepela basi.

  14. Liz says:

    This is outrageous. I am bleeding inside.

  15. mbili says:

    aa eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee monga akunama za blakouts? mulimo tulipila hevy bills pa no usage vya magetsi. inu ma polisi kwanu saazima magetsi????/ tikanena mma shop nde tingodya zoola. kukhala kwaazathu kolemera magetsi akazima nuytakaso afrer ma awazi ndekuti zose za nfliji zikatayidwa pomwe ife tungocita recycle. ma pay as u go ukuikilidwa metre ukapereka ciphuphu kwa a bwana a eskom. NDICHLE MAINA MWACITSAZOOOO? kodi nzovomerezeka ndi boma??????????????????? anthu ena akuikilidwa line yamagtsi nyumba isanathe poti apereka yoti abwana amangile mansion..
    ABALE MONGA ALIPO SAKUKHUZIDWA NDI KUZIMAZIMA KWA MAGESI OLO TIKUOPA KUMANGIDWA TIKALANKHULA????????
    izi zili ku immigration- ku LILONGWE KOTENGA KATUNDU- MAYOOOO AZIMAI AUJE MRS CIPh …..ETC komaso kumene kuja kulipiltsa govt stamp ngati yacoka kunyumba kwao.
    MMISEU MAPOLISI ANgouza anthu apereke kangacepe kuti udutse atacita kuima paphili speed tramp. muonetsestse mmene anenepera mabwana oima munseu, mbina azibambo zimimba, mmene amangila nyumba ife kumasauka,
    kodi zizatha liti. oyendetsa ma truck ,ma polisi amangowakwerera pa step ngati akuona pepala a katundu mmenemo akulandila.
    KODI ZIZATHA LITI
    Tikaona showbiz ya convoy dzana lija kunyadilila madwalewa mpaka kukwera ndi zitseko zotsekula- zimagalimoto zopuma! koma nde kutitsuka bongotu kuti tisamaganize. mizu ya ku mazambici? ndandanda ulipotu

  16. HE the Life President Mfuti Kasinja? says:

    Why arresting Mayaya, police imaphikira chiyani? simauza magetsi eti? A polisi.

  17. Possibly Mayaya refused to be bought off the demo KKKKKKKK

  18. Apao Kugola says:

    What a shame by the police? Kodi nkhani ya peaceful demonstration does it require authorization or endorsement by the police and city assembly or its just a matter of notification. What does the constitution say on the procedures to be followed before conducting demonstrations in Malawi? Kodi a police ndi a Lilongwe city magetsi akuyaka mnyumba zawo kuti asamakhudzike kufunika kwa demonstration organized by Mayaya? Malawi cannot achieve meaningful democracy with such oppressive institutions like the Malawi Police Service.

    Niyoyo, nambi tutende uli?

    1. mercy thindwa says:

      At times we should think Escom told malawians the problem they are facing. so Why demons???

      1. Guest says:

        The problem that ESCOM is facing is taking millions of kwacha and give that money to the politicians instead of working on what really matters

  19. santana says:

    How many people participated in the quashed demos? We know that Mayaya publicized the domo in good time and we expected a mammoth crowd to participate.

  20. Trendex says:

    A SIGN OF SICK NATION ARRESTING ANYHOW. KODI MAGESI ALIKO? WHERE ARE PEOPLE GOING TO EXERCISE THEIR BIRTHRIGHTS. APOLISI NANU UMBULI, MASAWI CHANI?

    1. mercy thindwa says:

      what is the reason for demonstration yet the escom are always updating us that they are failing to generate due to high population

  21. Prado says:

    And MCP and other opposition parties nowhere to be seen to help Mayaya. This why people don’t want to get involved. And that is the reason MCP will never win again- too dull to see opportunities!

    1. NJIRA YA MTANDA says:

      Prado u r exactly right that is what pains me about Malawi opposition, they are dunderheads and power hungry for nothing, zitsiru zokhazokha

  22. Be Humane says:

    Good move the Police. Dont hide behind Malawians sympathy. Human Rights discourse does not mean Lawlessness. If you don’t follow the Law you should be arrested yes. Bravo the police. Activism does not mean kusamvera Malamulo. If the Police and the Council accepted your appointment for a mmeting and you met it means they listened to you and they gave you chance it means you were discussing and you knew that you are leading the Demo illegally. Thanks for your arrest

    1. Winston Msowoya says:

      Shaaaa!!!! akalawe timambama basi. akuzolowera mwana amaenyu.

      1. mchewa chewa says:

        One day Malawi will know the truth about this ruling party why always using police officers when the citizen of Malawi wish kupanga zionetsero amaopa chani God knowz the truth Malawian are crying

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