Malawi Police arrests 13 youths in Mzuzu for holding anti-Mutharika protest, insulting President

About 13 members of the Mzuzu Youth Association (MYA) have been arrested Monday  morning in Mzuzu for reportedly holding anti-government protests and  allegedly criticising President Peter Mutharika.

The youth carried a coffin draped in DPP cloth

The youth carried a coffin draped in DPP cloth

Police in Mzuzu could not make immediate comment on the arrest, but Nyasa Times has physically confirmed their nabbing.

The 13  were arrested around Katoto Secondary School area where they planned to hold anti-government protests for the country’s abysmal socio-economic scenario.

They were carrying a coffin – the size of which a six year old child could fit and a dog. It was draped with ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regalia.

According to our findings, the youths had planned to put the dog in the coffin – draped up in DPP regalia – to symbolize the death of government which, they claim, has “gone to the dogs.”

Earlier, divisions had sounded in the Association with on faction of calling off the demonstration that were scheduled for today [Monday], saying government had started “responding to some of their complaints.”

About ten thousand tons of maize to be distributed in ADMARC depots arrived in Mzuzu Monday morning.

But the arrested youths, claim their friends were “bribed by government.”

They criticised Mutharika  that he was failing to run the affairs of government and that he did not tell Malawians the truth regarding the maize situation.

The arrests come a day after the Catholic bishops in the country also gave government a reality check on its administration mannerisms.

It also comes after Patrick Semu, a 19-year-old information and communications technology (ICT) student at Daeyang Luke University in Lilongwe, was arrested for  allegedly criticising Mutharika in a public minibus transport.

National Police spokesperson Nicholas Gondwa confirmed that the student was charged with conduct likely to cause breach of peace contrary to Section 182 of the Penal Code and attracts a fine or six months imprisonment.

In September last year, the Balaka Magistrate’s Court convicted and fined K3 000 a 60-year-old man after finding him guilty of insulting the President.

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HERMAN DAUNCY SHABA
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HERMAN DAUNCY SHABA
6 months 10 days ago

I DON’T KNOW WHY MALAWIANS SPEND A LOT OF MONEY FOR THE POST OF HIGH OFFICE AND REFUSE TO SLEEP ON THE BED OF CRITICISM?

Chikondi Ngaiyaye Phiri
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Chikondi Ngaiyaye Phiri
6 months 14 days ago
Much as I would not have liked to comment, my spirit is telling me to write atleast something for my friends. To those who read the precious book, “The Bible”, 2 Timothy 3:1 going down tells us that there shall come ‘hard times’. We can call for the President’s resignation and if he does, the other one to come will still have these challenges for the Bible said about it. Lets stop crying for the Professor’s resignation and help him with ways of how we can reduce the chaos in this beloved Malawi. Read also Matthew 24 the whole chapter… Read more »
Patrick luhana mzuzu demo organiza
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Patrick luhana mzuzu demo organiza
6 months 15 days ago

We dont have president,if we could have president maize,drugs and economy would be at standard level.

Walelo malawi
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6 months 15 days ago

With this scenario, who is to blame. To ma side it looks like weare sailing through troubled waters something must be done.Dzuka malawi ( rise malawi)

nyasi mmaso
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nyasi mmaso
6 months 15 days ago

signs of dictatorship.

MUTHELE PANO
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6 months 15 days ago

R.I.P MZIMBABWEAN,AIGIPUTO KUSADZUDZULIDWA MUTHELA PAMODZI,MOSE AKUT ‘AMALAWI MUSALIRE PAKUTI AIGIPUTO MUKUWAONAWA SIMUDZAWONASO.

wovinidwa Ine
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wovinidwa Ine
6 months 15 days ago

Ana amenewo akupuludwe baasi. Ku Maula . Mwano bwa?

Webstar Peter
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Webstar Peter
6 months 16 days ago

Ife ku Kasungu kuno tagwirizana kuti pa 1 April amuna tonse tivula ndi kuyenda mbulanda kukapereka petition kwa DC…..boma limeneli la tionjeza kwabasi asaaa

Danny
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Danny
6 months 16 days ago

God’s intervention is greatly needed right now sizilibwino my fellow malawians.

Deontology
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Deontology
6 months 16 days ago

Malo momangolimbika pa zinthu zoti zikuthandizeni,bt waisting ua time kuyenda pa mseu, kubwebweta e.t.c eish foolish youths mukhalira yomweyo ma youth anzanu akugula magalimoto ku South ku……..

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