Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth wing leaders say they want to meet their counterparts from the opposition to ask them to reject violence.
Blue League official Dumisani Lindani said in Nsanje during distribution of K5 million food items.
Lindani said opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Peoples Party (PP) youth should always reject calls to take panga knives and cause violence.
“They should instead be finding ways of helping the poor as we are doing. We will be meeting them to see how they can stop engaging in violence,” said Lindani.
Lindani’s comments come barely a week after assailants caused violence during a joint MCP and PP political rally in Mzuzu.
The opposition say the DPP was sponsored the violence, an allegation vehemently denied by the ruling party.
In 2011, DPP cadets in party vehicles drove up and down Blantyre displaying panga knives as way of intimidating people not to get involved in a July 20 anti-government demonstrations.
Officials from MCP and PP are yet to comment on the offer by the DPP youth.