A rights group, Islamic Commission for Justice and Freedom is asking President Peter Mutharika “as the commander in-chief of the armed forces” to intervene in the growing insecurity problems facing the country.
In a statement, the organizations’ secretary general Hassan Chimwala says the organization is well aware that one of the cornerstones of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)is ensuring security to the country’s citizens.
“But the question we are asking is, how can a vice president’s house being vandalized by the thugs?are we, the local citizens safe? From then, we though the government could tighten our security in the country, today it’s a cabinet minister who has been attached.”
Chimwala says the situation is forcing Malawians to leave in fear in their own land.
“The commission is kindly asking the state president of this country to urgently intervene this, otherwise it will be very shameful to work up one morning and hear that, our first citizen has been robbed,” he says.
He stressed that Malawians expect the government to attend to the security lapses the country is experiencing.
Chimwala also says his organization is not happy with the move taken by government to silence the civil societies by offering them portfolios in the government institutions.
“The civil society plays a very important role to the government by providing checks and balances. It is sad that now we will not hear anything from Voice Mhone, John Kapito, Steve Duwa and others as their mouths are filled with cooking oil, which is a very big threat to our democracy,” says Chimwala.