Mzuzu youth hold protests: Petitions Malawi President Mutharika

Business was stand still in Mzuzu on Monday morning when the group of youth launched peaceful protests against President Peter Mutharika’s government, defying heavy police presence in the city centre.

Mzuzu youth takes to the steets in anti-government protests

Mzuzu youth takes to the steets in anti-government protests

Handing over the petition

Handing over the petition

The youth staged the demonstration demanding the DPP led government to come up with drastic measures to solve the food shortage and economic crisis that has rocked the country.

The demonstrations started at Katoto Secondary school grounds and they moved to Nkhata-bay road to Mzuzu city council where a petition was delivered.

Speaking before handing over the petition to the chief executive officer for Mzuzu City Assembly, Andrew Longwe who was secretary of the events told the marchers that as the youth it is high time that government should do something  to address the economic meltdown that is also making more youth to be jobless.

The youth delivered the petition to Mzuzu chief executive officer Macloud Kadamanja entitled, “the worsening economic hardships, food shortage and the suffering of Malawians.”

The youth have given government an ultimatum of 21 days to act and 7 days to respond in writing the demands carried in the petition.

They warned government to brace for more mass demonstrations if there will no action to their demands.

“Demonstrations are going to increase in all parts of the country, and with greater intensity, until Mutharika takes action to address our concerns,” said the petitioners.

“We want our leaders to take the country out of its economic crisis or else they should resign and allow competent people take over,”

“This is the beginning of bigger demos to come. The police and security should not treat us with heavy-handedness because we are hungry and angry,” Frank Kaunda one of the youth protesting said.

This follows demands by opposition to have President Peter Mutharika to resign peacefully within 90 days.

Mutharika said on Saturday that his administration was in control of the food crisis ravaging the poor southern African nation.

The President said several measures have been put in place to check the crisis, adding: “The government is in full control”.

He, however, disputed media reports that people have already started to starve to death.

Mutharika said he will give a national address on the food situation

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39 thoughts on “Mzuzu youth hold protests: Petitions Malawi President Mutharika”

  1. francis says:

    Which youth. You only choose the elite and you say youth for mzuzu…… That’s why you were only a handle full at your demo…… Your a disgrace to the youth. Change your name don’t entangle us in your own useless agendas………… We need people who are selfless not you. Until then you will always stand Alone

  2. Elijah Kumwenda says:

    We are all one Malawians,guys let’s stop this nonsense Words,kusankhana mitundu. This is the most issue that put most of the country’s down in our continent(Africa) . Let’s not be like one of them. North, central and South stand together and do demo at the same time not only one part.we all suffering same problem (Hunger,enconomy crisis,job crisis etc.I am Malawian you are Malawian together we can change our country.

  3. jamie says:

    u think u pple from north you are smart.

  4. sosoloza says:

    Malawi need federal type of government otherwise with this system of government no change can happen. In the north people are so civilized that they follow up issues of the government even in the remotest village. If all the region could have been like the north Malawi could be far in these 50 years that have gone. Look at Karonga people what they to the miners: Those fall ups are good and by doing that people will respect you and will be afraid to steal from you. The youth it is your time to change Malawi for the better. BUT to change Malawi in this system of government t is difficult. North is trying all it’s best to put Malawi to another level but the block is the other regions are still behind time. Youth study how federal type of government works and sell it to all Malawians because that is the only way Malawi can change. Otherwise it is difficult to go together as we differ in capabilities.

  5. Dils says:

    Its not one man that will erase Malawi problems, but it is us all. In God we trust

  6. dalitso says:

    in God we trust

  7. master says:

    so southerners are smarter at eating gaga? in my region north gaga is given to pigs, tell there is only one region which is currently eating gaga in malawi and tht region is southern region if that is what u call smartness then hahahahahah teribble southerners are in love with eating gaga meant for pigs

  8. Malisheba says:

    # 26 You are a disgrace. shut up if you feel you have nothing to contribute.

  9. gwamba says:

    Madeya ndi zomera za poison zikudyibwa pano ndi anthu akummwera kkkkkkk!!! Njala yamtundu wanji mwayamba kale kufa nayo yet muli phwiiiii tulo poti ali pampando ngwakwathu hahahaha!!! Kuswana kuchepa chaka chake nchino alomwe nanga mutota bwanji ndi njala yake imeneyo? When it comes to change, northern region is always on driving seat!!!! The brave ones from the north!!!!!. Does it have to take northerners to fight your battles? Oh oh oh shame on these ngurus!

  10. n,jomba says:

    Ine ndi muyao weni weni koma atumbuka ndimakupasani ulemu

  11. Winston Msowoya says:

    Wakeup,you are supposed to wake yourself because what you wrote is tantamount to someone who is still slumbering.Little education is always poisonous.Let you be informed that Uganda’s economy is not what you think it is,it is also in chaos as the Malawi’s economy. You mention North Korea which is rarely mentioned in the world because of it’s barbaric treatment of its own citizens,moreover,people there are fed little food from China,the people who are acceseable to food and other human necessities,are Party senior leaders and military brass.So do not write some thing you don’t have an idea of.In short,dictatorship is a cursed frankeinstein’s monster which deprives human decency by all means.People are now demonstrating freely in the streets because of democracy,you are writing humbug is because of democracy.Please wakeup yourself.

  12. Kaka says:

    ANTHU AKU MPOTO NDI VINDERE VAKUFIKAPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  13. Chitakale says:

    Ndimasangalala mene anthu aku mpoto amagwirizirana mwayamba bwino tamufinyeni ameneyu azipita watitopesa.

  14. Winston Msowoya says:

    Mr.Wakeup,you are the one to wakeup because you are still slumbering up to now.Do not write something which you don’t even know.Who told you that Mseveni’s Uganda is doing well economically? You could as well tell Malawians that Mugabe’s Zimbabwe is also doing well economically.All dictatorial run regimes are evil,corrupt,ungodly,murderous,uncivilized the list goes on.You have even the guts to mention the name that is cursed under under the sun,North Korea as progressive? Little education is always poisonous.I kindly advise you to go back to school and halt writing humbug.

  15. nyoni says:

    @WAKEUP, I FULLY AGREE WITH YOU. Africa NEEDS TO HAVE ITS SYSTEM . WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT WE ARE DOING WITH DEMOCRACY.

  16. Banda says:

    Munthuwakumpotoalemekezedwe Mwayambabwinokwambiri Keep it up agalaluamenewa zawakanika

  17. Mboma says:

    KaDausi,
    its sad man yet komwe akudya magaga ndi ku south komweko, kaya this region yinakhala bwanji kaya i dont understand

  18. Zimwanda says:

    Prophet Bushiri, next time do not give food to people in the southern region. They are lame in the brain and will never demonstrate or fight for their rights so long someone gives them K50 like what aTcheya used to do. This is the only way they can feel the pinch of economical huddles and rise up against their government. In addition, let numerous small pockets of the country demonstrate. We need demos in all centre and northern districts.

  19. wakeup says:

    Democracy in Africa can not work. It is imported idiology. We have had Chief in Africa. It is a hierarchical system. In the West they have no chiefs. Hallo!!! Anybody home. Where there have been dictators there is piece and prociperity. look arroung now in most parts of Africa. Wake up. Even China, North Korea there is democracy but there is peace. Democracy comes with responsibility and Africa does not do that. Uganda is prospering under Museveni. The first solar bus in Africa is in Uganda right now.

  20. Katoto says:

    EVERYTHING HAS TIME. APM WOYEEEEEE. Petition mukamupatse Joice Ntila Banda. Ndiamene anakubelani ndalama, chimanga, ndege ….etc. Wake up North. remember what Banda called you Dead North. and you are still at the grave yard.

  21. Bo says:

    boma ili koma

  22. peter Nthyolo says:

    ifeso kunu ku capital city tipangaso koma zikathera ku state afune asafune

  23. CHIWETA says:

    YOU ARE GOING NOWHERE. BELIEVE ME. THE SOUTH WILL NOT DO THAT. WE ARE SMARTER THAN THAT. AKUMPOTO MUKUFUNA PRESIDENT WANU. SIZITHEKA. MUKAGWELE UKO. MUDZINGO LILA. kKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

  24. The Partriot says:

    Thats the way to go, peaceful demonstrations! Ana a ku mzuzu mwakhwana , hope anzanu atengela chitsanzo chabwino!!

  25. Bokoharamu says:

    Ndikunentsa pano kuti munthuyu wa ku Choloyu akudzunza aMalawi, ndipo ngati sachitapo kanthu pa madandaulo anthu, ndipha munthu.

  26. Nyika Republic says:

    Muimbidwapo treason ya pa phone apa

  27. Nyika Republic says:

    Muimbidwapo treason ya pa phone apa,ine ndikuopa kukomenta!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Tengupenya says:

    Kudos to Police in Mzuzu. Crowd control at a peaceful demo can be done peacefully! Keep it up.

  29. kwawonkwawo says:

    good dicision, good demo!he need to step down peacefully

  30. Alumbidwe says:

    mumangidwatu

  31. Nenani says:

    Uchitsiru uwu, kusonyeza kusazitsata zinthu anthu aku kaya kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk! kumvetsa chisoni

  32. Namoyo says:

    Kani anthu akumpoto uchitsiru sanasiyebe? uchitsiru kuphunzitsa ana?? what a curse in generations, my God!

  33. Namayo says:

    Uchitsiru sanasiyebe anthu akumpoto. kumvetsa chisoni a Tumbuka. always have their motives upsidedown. hehedeee! mitu siigwira iyi.

  34. Poor patronage says:

    Poor patronage. The marchers were outnumbered by the police. By the way, I now believe that MCP and PP are plotting to take the government down to satisfy their personal wishes by using imbecilic youths. It is now evident that the Mzuni students gave them a cold shoulder. What a shame! Getting into government through the back door is not democratic. If you are fighting for Malawians, then respect their constitution which criminalizes coup d’état. Breaking our constitution is disrespecting Malawians and it is undemocratic.

  35. Castro says:

    Kwacha Aku agwa daily chifukwa chani tatopa ms economy Malawi ya pita. Get ready for hyper inflation like Zimbabwe our Kwacha is gine

  36. Chithumwa says:

    Eyaaaaah good ndizimene zikufunika ACTION not zomangoyankhula

  37. kaDausi says:

    He doesn’t deserve 21 days. I think he needs to be given 0 days. But what is Mangochi, Zomba and Blantyre doing about this. Moti inu sizikukhudzani, poti president kwao nkumwera? Koma ndinu anthu odabwitsa zedi.

  38. Gundumulani says:

    Peaceful demonstration wonderfu yes, keep it up mupoto.

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