Malawi demo runs peacefully: CSO’s hail police

Malawi civil society groups anti-government demonstrations in the capital Lilongwe  proceeded peacefully on Tuesday.

Kabwila speaking during the protests

Kabwila speaking during the protests

Police officers addressing protestors

Police officers addressing protestors

Spokesman of the protests Timothy Mtambo  described the demonstration as a success .

The groups alsi commended Malawi Police Service for conducting themselves professionally during the demonstrations.

Mtambo said police did their constitutional role in protecting the lives and property of Malawians.

The demonstrations started at Kamuzu Central Hospital roundabout at a low note as only few people were present  but hundreds joined later.

Addressing the gathering, Manerela executive director Reverend Mac Donald Sembereka said demonstrations are not about numbers but the intended message delivered.

However as the demonstrators were approaching National Aids Commission (NAC), a lot of Malawians came in and join the protests. Notable among the protestors were spokeswoman of main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Dr Jessie Kabwila.

At NAC, the demonstrators camped temporarily where Gift Trapence and Mtambo led demonstrators in speeches.

Mtambo accused NAC for disbursing cash to Organisations who are not in HIV and Aids Programmes.

“Malawians are concerned that whilst the country is still facing shortages of antiretroviral (ARVs), it is surprising to note that resources for such a purpose have been misdirected to entities that do not directly deal with HIV/ AIDS interventions such as BEAM Trust (K5 million) and Mulhakho Wa Alhomwe (K 9.4 million) which is tantamount to abuse of resources,” said Mtambo.

“Malawians are disappointed that the process of granting funds to the stated recipients was not fair considering the fact that some organisations earmarked for funding for duly approved HIV/AIDS intervention are yet to receive their funding on grounds that funds were not available.

“This has created the impression that the decision to grant resources to the stated recipients was due to political manipulation. We are concerned that the impression created by NAC in this regard might jeopardise Malawi’s application for funding from the Global Fund for HIV//AIDs.”

Safari Mbewe of Manet Plus also urged immediate refund of money which were poorly disbursed.

He expressed wary that lLoss of funding [from Global Fund] to interventions on HIV/AIDS, due to the malpractice, would put at high risk the lives of many

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67 thoughts on “Malawi demo runs peacefully: CSO’s hail police”

  1. maxwell says:

    Thanks the police for not making another July 20

  2. JB says:

    ma demo a wanthu a akumpoto. zitsiru, mbuzi. mwasiya za NAC. Mwakhaula anthu sanabwereko.

  3. BalakaGuy says:

    Ndiye chimene mwapindula ndi cha?inu peyapeya mwati musinthe lamulo kuti president azilowa mmboma ndi 50%,cholinga chakuti mwina wolamula azakhale wa kwanu,mwalemba mu madzi.

  4. Taweni says:

    Congratulations CSO’s and all the caring Malawians who braved the rain and propaganda.

    This is how to fight for Malawi. See some NGO’s have turned and joined the oppressive government system.

    Citizen

  5. golo says:

    BRAVO CSO’S WHO DESPITE SOME CRITICISM FROM FELLOW CSOS AND SELF-ACCLAIMED ACTIVISTS SUCH AS MR JOHN KAPITO AND NOTABLY COMEDIAN TURNED POLITICIAN MANGANYA FULFILLED THEIR DESIRE ON BEHALF OF WELL MEANING MALAWIANS NOT EVEN THE TORRENTIAL RAINS COULD DISCOURAGE THEM.KUDOS.

  6. che mbwiye says:

    amane samaona zolakwikwa zimene ambiri anenapo ndiye kuti alibe umunthu.mwini wake kabwirayo umunthu ukazampeza azaziwa kuti analakwisa.

  7. che mbwiye says:

    anthu opanda zochita ongotengeka anakayendawo.anthu osakonda dzikolawo pamenepo ndiye mukuti mwamanga dziko?

  8. che mbwiye says:

    amene anakayendawo ndi opanda zochita komanso ongotengeka ndi zili zonse. anthu ofuna ku chuka kulemelera ku mbuyo kwa osauka,posachedwapa sitikulolani kumatiuza zowonesa ngati muli nafe limozi koma mukukhutisa mimba zanu.kukamba za mwano sikungamange dziko.amalawi enanu mumaoneka ngati amalawi koma zikabvuta mumathawira maiko a anzanu taonera ajb amati amamva chisoni ndi anthu obvutika lero athawa.

  9. KUNGOTI says:

    Komabe mnyazi udayenera ukhalapo ndithu, olo umayankha nkhala umbuli nkupanda umunthu chabe., baba o Chakwera towayankhulani o Kabwira oripeputsa, ndiunyozetsa chipani ka, nzadongo zomwe owonwkere patsogolo yayi, ng’oma yoliritsa_______, tikuwonerani

  10. Binya says:

    It is clear that people start organisations with no knowledge of how to legally raise funds but harass unprotected organizations for free contributions. This is why some statutory coops like ESCOM, Blantyre Water Board have run dry and failed the nation due to lazy party leaders who simply want to collect. Now they want to go for NGOs after messing up government institutions. When Malawians cry foul they justify their behaviour unconvincingly like nitwits.
    This must stop.

  11. mwiithotho says:

    Chonde tizilemba chichewa kapena chingerezi cholondola. Enanu zilembani zosamvekazo

  12. Mulibe mfundo ambirinu. Ndibwino kungokhala, walakwa chani Kabwila ndipo Chakwera nkhaniyi ikumukhudza bwa? Ufulu wanji wonyoza ena, umenewo ndiye timati umbuli,mtopola mixin ziwanda. Mukawauze atsogoleri akumpingo kwanu akuthandizeni m’mapemphero.

  13. kamps says:

    what next??za zii ngati bibi ,this will also die like federalism,u start things you cant finalise,Mtambo what is the stand on federalism?confusionist,chiselekwete,chidentelinthe

  14. Bwitoto says:

    Inu a DPP Kabwira yekhayo musamuyambe chifukwa abuyanu aja anafa chifukwa amaopa Kabwira. Mukumanema zambiri zomunyoza ndipo ife podziwa kuti palibe chimene walakwa zikutinyasa kwambiri. Kodi mukalemba zonyozazo mumayamba mwaganizira za Pitala ndi mkazake Getu. Munamuouna Getu uja nkhope yake ngati akupepelera moto ija? Ameneuja ndi mkazi? Nkhope kukhala ngati akuimba muluzi? Fotseki kukakhala kuyenda ndiye tayenda basi zamunyasayo akanyere!!!!!

  15. walalawalala says:

    u have wasted your time manyazibwaa APM akulamulilanibe up to 2024

  16. Humphrey says:

    Kabwira dzina lake so MCP koma Ali ndi ufulu wopanga zimene akufuna ngati munthu. Wakhoza kupitako wapitira aliyense osati WA Mcp yekha . Ovutika ndi aliyense osati zomwe mukambazo zopusa

  17. PANJI WINSTON says:

    Bravo CSO’s. Continue doing checks and balances on the political landscape and good governance.

  18. BINTO BANDA says:

    MOMWEMO

  19. Maliseche says:

    Amalawi anadzuka-akudziwa why are we facing with these problems,are these problems solvable within which period of time,aren’t those in authority doing anything to alleviate any etc etc osati wina kungozuka fwe fwe fwe tiyeni ku DEMO boma lalephera kweh! Serious? Mapeto ake ndi amenewa kukangothamangako anthu awiri-mukumpasa matako/metre APM!

  20. Fathara says:

    KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK MWAYALUKA !!!!! MWAYALUKA, MWAYALUKA KKKKKKKK !!!!!. MULIBE ANTHU INU, DPP BOMAAA !!!!! A PETER WOMWEWO KUTI WA-WA-WA!!!!! A PETER WOMWEWO KUTI WA-WA-WA !!!!!. WINA AMWA TAMEKI CHAKA CHINO KKKKKKK. IFETU WATHU NDI YESU TIKATI TIKUWUZENI. INU WANU SI JOYCE?? !!!!!!! KOMA KUMENEKO!!!!!!!…

  21. Maikolo Timvereyani says:

    It’s a shame that CSOs in the country do not know that HIV has no boundary. They believe HIV/AIDS funds are meant to fund their concubines

  22. Kaka says:

    In fact he came 4th

  23. KING SOLOMONS PALACE says:

    A GUILTY LEADERSHIP FEARS PEACEFUL DEMOS.DPP LEADERSHIP IS OUR EMPLOYEE.WHY SHOULD OUR EMPLOYEE BLEACH TERMS OF CONTRACT?WHY SHOULD OUR EMPLOYEE BE ARROGANT?WHY SHOULD OUR EMPLOYEE TAKE US LIKE WE R SUBJECTS TO HIS PARTY?INSTEAD WE R SUBJET TO THE LAW DAT WE ENACT IN OUR AUGUST HOUSE!! ,LET THIS SINK INTO ANY PERSON WHETHER IN RULIN PARTY OR OPOSITION. VIVA DEMOCRACY! GOD BLESS MALAWI DEMOCRACY .HAPPY LHM NEW YEAR!

  24. Kaka says:

    Sembereka failed to unsit Chiwaya. He uses his health status and dupes Americans about gay rights. Google Sembereka and 76 crimes. You will see it for yourself

  25. S Makuwira Gomani says:

    A malawi tiziphunzira kukhala pansi ndikukambirana mwantendere, osayiwala ndife amodzi

  26. Bob Phiri says:

    It has been a total failure. Sembereka angapanga chiyanoi. Ubusa wamukanika, ndale zamukanika, Ku NGO kwamukanikanso.

  27. vitumbiko mwakipuyi says:

    Mai Kabwira takonzani mmutumo, simu kusiyana tu ndi azakhali anga kumudzi ophika kachasu,lol

  28. KING SOLOMONS PALACE says:

    THANX WTAMBO AND ALL PEACE LOVIN MALAWIANS.THIS IS DEMOCRACY.WE EMPLOYED APM TO BE ON EXECUTIVE SEAT .TO MANAGE MALAWI AND REDUCE CORRUPTION,UNFORTUNATELY HE IS NOW AT THE FOREFRONT BRIBING POOR PRESSMEN.AS AM WRITIN THE WHOLE GLOBAL VILLAGE IS READING THIS.WHETHER THE CHIEF MLHAKO PATRON LIKES IT OR NOT -MESSAGE SENT ON CYBERSPACE.HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE.THANX POLICE.THANX VENDORS 4 NOT ATTENDIN-WE DID NOT NEED U.BRAVO CSO!!!

  29. Mwama Du says:

    Ma cowards nonse mukumva bwanjiii muthupimo? Tachipereka chipepala chija.

  30. Moyenda says:

    Jesse ndiwamisala amayenda ndi amisala anzake . Paja ndi wazakumwa ndi fodya

  31. christopher says:

    So u r telng me dat dis demoz we also organizd by MCP, if Kabwila wz there t mean Chakwera knw everytng, hehehe u hv westd ur tym and mony.

  32. opportunist says:

    Thank for risking your life

  33. I smell DDP cheap propagandists among the above comments. Otherwise bravo CSO!

  34. EPIGLOTIS says:

    Ife nda nyamata oDedza chakumadzulo uko kumene timadya buye. Tsano tatitsinaniko khutu tikatere ndiye tifika pati. Ifetu ku MCP timakhulupirira kukambirana nanga oJese, mwapezeka bwa uko. Pena pake mulukhala ngati MCP simuyitha, chifukwa tere apa mwasonyeza dzibwana dzanchombo lende zedi. Ifwetu timafuna anthu okhwima nzeru ndipo odziwa zoyenera kupanga ngati wachipani. Mukati muyendetse chonchi MCP yathu ntheradi tidzaluzanso. Siyanitsani ndale ndi zimenezi. Chonde tonse a MCP tiyeni tiganizire bwino za mayi uyu otengeka kwabasi. Usadetse chipani chathu ayi. Ngati ukufuna nawenso pita ukakhale CSO ngati anzakowo, chipani tisiyire anuwake .

  35. THANKS POLICE IN MALAWI.

  36. Brightontinason says:

    kabwira ndakumva monga Iwenso wa ndale mcp wakwana mayi ,next wk utenga boma basi

  37. Zamanyazi!!!!!!! Kodi a Lucky Mbewe, bwanji osawauza amzanuwa momwe muchitira zinthu izi? Ndikumvanso ku Mathanyura Trapense amakapempha ndalama ku OPC kuti Demo ilephereke ndiye amukanira and amzachewo samadziwa!!! Kikikikiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeehhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee uluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!

  38. God Hear Me says:

    Koma atumbuka, achewa, ayao, angonde, atonga, asena, amang’anja etc etc ndife wopusa kwambiri tonsefe basi alomwe kumatilamulira? Komanso pachibale pachichimwene. Wamkulu kulamulira kenako wamng’ono mwina 2019 mwana wa Bingu or Mwana wa Peter who knows??????????????

    Ndiye titani? Basitu ma demo womwewotu mpaka 3030 kkkkkkkkkk

    Bolani azathu ayao analamulirako kawiri Muluzi ndi JB, Achewa at least ngakhale kamuzu anali wa fake komabe anatinamiza kuti anali wa kukasungu …….kkkkkkkkkk

    Nanga mitundu inayi makamaka mtundu wangawu Mtumbuka ine ayi ndithu ma demo basi or else Federation/Secession no turning back kkkkkkkkkkkkk

    Undule = Demonstrations, reason = Kusankhana mitundu mboma
    Mtambo = Demonstrations
    Shawa = Demonstrations
    Kondowe = Demonstrations
    Trapence = Demonstrations
    Kyungu = Demonstrations
    Ngoma =Demonstrations

    We are warning you ngati muzitisankha mitundu mboma ifenso tizikusankhani mma NGO ndi mma campany. Tawuzana kale a Tumbuka tonse No NGo or whatever bungwe should employ NON MTUMBUKA.KKKKKKKKKKKKK

  39. Man Ifeyo says:

    Its nice that police has handled itself proffessionally.we are urging u to continue doing this because you have avoided so many problems had it been u were listening to some fucken politiians.u shld know that your friends the mdf guys wld have taken advantage of the demos to fulfil their vendettas on u. Big up guys Malawi politicians are not pple to trust if we talk of proffessionalism.

  40. Kenkkk says:

    Thanks dpp you controlled you thugs, this is a good sign of dpp democracy maturing at last. No need to send thugs to frighten peoples rights. So why were you afraid of demos? Shaking, trembling with fear left right and centre doing everything to stop the demo taking place.

    It has passed peacefully, dpp govt, beam, mwa, pp and nac have got the message.

  41. Abiti says:

    Thank CSOs for the Demos, amwabe, its our constitution right. Bravo KANYAMA for acting professional ukanabetsa u IG. Osalowera zandale ngati manganya kumati fwe ! Fwe! Pa TV muthalika?

  42. Abiti says:

    Mumati fwe fwe chani ma demo apangikabe. Zamuwawa akakolope ma floads??

  43. Patriot says:

    Nde muone mbuzi zachilomwe ndi timakomenti tawo tau nyapapi.
    Demonstration is ou Democratic Right enchrined in the Constitution.
    Demo yatheka basi.
    Asakukondwa akayanike ufa pa chingwe

  44. C Banda says:

    “The groups also commended Malawi Police Service” … for not beating, killing, or wounding anyone.

  45. Nyapapi says:

    Fakeni idiots!

  46. Chris Deontology says:

    Every Malawian could guess Kabwira would be there! Why is it so? Wake up Malawians……..

  47. rif says:

    demo yacitika, a global fund aiona! Zawakhudza akwiya kwabasi ndipo atsekeratu kupereka money za ma ARV. Koma nde inu ma CSO mutigulira mankhwalawo?

  48. Chentukanika says:

    DPP dem 1/2015.Plz plan other demos on magetsi,madzi,mankhwala and chitetezo.Even thou they can’t act kumva ndiye amva ndithu.

  49. Simukuziwa chomwe mukuyankhula demo sayembekeza lizati pompo umbuli pa Malawi wamela mizu ndithu,ma pro-dpp comment, young cadets.

  50. Parallel Market says:

    Zopuzazo kunalibe ku Blantyre. Osanamizira mvula ma umbrella tili nawo. Zinakakhala za nzeru tikadapita kukayenda mu msewumo mvula ili wawawa. Ikadakhala demo yokoma kwambiri. Timadzaza mu stadium kumawonera mpira bwanji mvula ikugwa? Same way we would have go to march if the reasons for doing that were convincing. Foolish CSOs!!!!

    1. mbwaxe says:

      Ndinu anthu opusa kwambiri!!!!! This is the reason why you stay without water!!! Pa nyo panu!!!!

  51. Alex Likoswe says:

    Reading comments, it seems Malawi is far from civilisation. Spinning issues which are very clear and supporing something which is wrong mirror how substandard and unlightened we are. The message has to be delivered whenever things do wrong. Bravo CSO.

  52. PUTEN says:

    A JESSIE LERO LIMENERO MWAYIFUNA MITEMBO YONYENDA YONKHA

    1. Abiti says:

      Thanks to all those who took part in the demo, it is our constitutional right. Bravo KANYAMA UKANABETSA U IG. THATS BEING PROFESSIONAL. AKAPITIRIRA NTUDZU TIDZA DEMANSO???

  53. tchaka says:

    Koma amalawi ndakunyadirani- apa pali anthu apa? Somebody say Haleluja pliz- angotenga timahule ku chigwirizano nkutipatsa ma pin ali tiyeni? Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk- manyazi mbweeeee- nanga pic ya ku bt ili patipo apa inu a nyasa mwanyanayo manyi- mtambo waona? Usazabwerezeso aise wapeperapotu apa shaaaa

  54. mbwaxe says:

    I hope next time beam trust and mulakho wa alomwe will directlly source money from global fund!! Tione ngati azawepatse !!! Pa thako pawo!!!!!

  55. powder says:

    trapence umakanena mmalo mwa magay? iwe umaimira ndani? mwapindulanji, zonse mwakamba sizimene mwakhala mukunena, now what special for kuyenda munseu? mmafuna kubwere mbava zamunchesi zikabe ndikugenda so that nkhani ikule ngati muja adachitira undule.anthu adakuwerengani masiku ano,look after mademo ajawa wamvekaso mwakasungula? adamupatsa dora amai, now inu akupatseninso nanga popeza ziwawazo anthu akukanirani? lero mukuti its not about kuchuluka kwa anthu now why wasting money mobilising pipo. poti anthu aona kuti nzopanda phindu ndiye you say its not about majority? kodi ubusa wainu ngotani woombanitsa mitu anthu? ask questions urself sembereka? what was the vote of ur wf? mukuzitemberera sure!! yenderani yanu.

  56. Lofesi Mchacha says:

    DEMO YA ZITSIRU ZOKHAZOKHA?????KIKIKIKIIKKKKKKKKKKK KODI IWE MTAMBO CHOLINGA CHAKO NDI CHOTI NDALAMA ZA NAC AZITENGA ATUMBUKA OKHAOKHA? IYI NDIYE WAGWA NAYO. UKAUZE AMOKOWO KUTI NDALAMA ZAPITA MMADZI SEMBEREKA WANGODYA BASI CHOLINGA SICHINACHANIRITSIDWE. STUPID AND USELESS MTAMBO, SEMBEREKA, SAFARI, KABWIRA, AND TRAPENCE.

  57. kingston says:

    Za zaiiiiiiiiiii !!!

    Zopanda anapuna.

  58. mtila zomba says:

    Guys dont be cheated there people mobilised pp and mcp supporters but they did not turn up, instead kabwira came with her few friends to join the handful protesters. the total number of all protesters did not proceed 30 (thirty). in malawi we are about 16 milion, so u can calculate the %.Indeed these are fools achita manyazi heavy as people were loughing and booeing at them.i followed them here in lilongwe. what about in bt guys?. kuno kunalibe mvula, asanamizire ai.it was total failure kkkkkkk

  59. steven livison says:

    Komatu anthu amanena kuti izi zitayeni koma inu ka ka ka ka kukamila , lero simwaona nokha kuti munali kulimbikira mtunda opanda madzi .Mmalo moti mukambirane ndi a NAC , Komanso Mlakho wa Alhomwe modekha mtima inu mwati koma ku Msewu .Akulu adati tsamba likagwa , manyazi agwira amtengo.Ndiwona apa mwatenga phunziro , simudzalimbikiranso zinthu zopanda mchere!!

  60. pasimaro says:

    Mmmmmmmmh…….

  61. Tatyata says:

    Kopezera mabanja!!!!!

  62. chingolopiyo says:

    Any achievement apart from walking ? Mwapindulanji nanga????

  63. Kadakwiza says:

    Very sad that things have come to protest. All this because our government does not listen.

  64. Khongoyathako says:

    Demo ya ma gay ndi malesbian okhaokha ndiye bola big walk!! Next time think twice

  65. Kikikiki says:

    Je suis Charlie.

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