State House commends activists for cancelling July 20 demo

Special Advisor to President Peter Mutharika on Civil Society and Non Governmental Organizations, Mabvuto Bamusi has commended Malawi CSOs for postponement of much awaited nationwide anti-government demonstrations which were slated to take place on July 20, the day when 20 people died following the same protests in 2011.

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In a telephone interview from State House, Bamusi described the change of heart as signs of maturity to the party of NGOs.

Bamusi said demonstrations are always last resort in as far as advocacy is concerned.

“The President met Congoma (Council for non government organisation) in August last year where it was resolved that dialogue should be the new way of resolving issues now than demonstrations,” said Bamusi.

Friday afternoon some sections of the CSOs led by Billy Mayaya who is a human rights activist, Fyson Chodzi and Bright Kampaundi organized a news conference where they announced the postponement of the demonstrations.

“We are doing this for the sake of Malawians so there is no way we can betray them,” said Mayaya when pressed by the reporters to explain about the cancellation of the demonstrations.

“In reaction to the proposed demos, we have received communication from Government through the office of the Presidential advisor on NGOs, requesting an audience and dialogue with civil society so that it can respond directly to these demands as well as proposed a way forward on these key issues,” Mayaya added.

Forum for National Development (FND) Chairperson, Bright Kampaundi said if the CSOs are not going to be satisfied with the response from Government there will “revert” to their original plan to hold demonstrations.

FND National Coordinator of Fryson Chodzi said NGOs have been raising concerns on various governance, social, political and economic issues haunting the country.

Some of the governance issues raised include; deterioration of service delivery in all key sectors particularly health.

The CSOs also wants speedy investigation of ACB official, Issa Njauju who was brutally murdered.

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36 thoughts on “State House commends activists for cancelling July 20 demo”

  1. The Patriot says:

    Malawians will never forget that massacre no matter how hard govt can try to make us forget! DPP as a party cannot be happy if this day is remembered because they were in government when those 19 souls were brutally murdered in the streets by no other than the trigger happy Police. No matter how long DPP can try to suppress justice, one day the ones who ordered these deaths will be taken to task.
    As for Bamusi, when has not holding demos become a sign of maturity? Mwaiwala kale kuti inuyo mwafika pamene mulipo chifukwa cah mademo?? Kupanda NGOs munali ndani inu a Mabvuto??? Ma Demos akhale chibwana pano??? Just because now you are at the receiving end?? Ukakhala pa msana pa njobvu usamati kunjaku kulibe mame. If those who murdered yhose innocent souls are not taken to task one day it will be you or your relatives then you will know how it feels for people to pooliticize deaths!*

  2. Peter Chilulu says:

    Ndalama basi ! Inu ma ma NGO mwakatamuka on top of us .

  3. Ambolozio says:

    NO DEMO. Y MALAWI?

  4. Njala Nchilombo says:

    Nzeru za munthu wa njala is just like za munthu osegula mmimba. amachitilatu momwe angathele akapeza mwayi!

  5. Tengupenya says:

    Demonstrations are a form as well as a part of negotiations..
    So both cards can go together!

  6. munthu wamkulu says:

    Corrupt wamutharika is silencing activists with wads of cash.What do you expect from them with all this poverty?

  7. Bondera says:

    No news here

  8. bright mlomboji says:

    Which ever way the charcoal continues to smoulder

  9. nawa says:

    stupid govt

  10. Isaac says:

    Sad news for our poor people

  11. Munthuwamba says:

    Bamusi at State House, Voice Mhone given another hot seat and the much touted demos coming to naught. Interesting trend don’t you think? Kapito will be the next to be tamed for sure. This is worrisome in as far as checks and balances are concerned.

  12. lembani says:

    This DPP boma does not respect any advice given to them. You mean mwaiwala kale ma advice anawapatsa za ma bank? Despite that, haven’t they sold the banks still? These guys are cowards, good at bribing people and of course killing them. As for you activits, to hell with you for now you have accomplished your plan. You wanted to draw this stupid government’s attention by making them bribe you. Don’t you dare come back here zikakuvutani mwapangazo.

  13. First offender says:

    Anthu adamwalira pa 20 July mumafuna afe enanso ma demo ndiye kuti chani? Usawi chichi

  14. mbewe says:

    Kodi Billy akuimilira CSO kapena MCP ngati akuimilira CSO atiudze bungee lake

  15. zaluma says:

    They have cancelled demonstrations not because they have good reasons to do that. they are ashamed that no one is interested in their stupidity. See all names they are members of gule wamkulu. Shayaaa mbava akang’ing’i, njovu makanja. Fakini bastards foseke sons of biichi imfiti. Why nawenso Cashgate Mavuto Iba musi commenting. You are shitii

  16. Antonio Guizmannie says:

    Mabvuto Bamusi ndevu ngati unachita kuwokeratu! HAHAHAHAH

  17. Concerned citizen says:

    Once someone is rebuking Mr Government, there are two options: 1.bought and become millioner 2.stand firm to constructive criticism and hunted for life. All the same.Bamu and his freinds are at right track.

  18. gogo nasilina says:

    stupid mayaya”tisakumve ukutinso fwefwefwe!!you are not a true activist.walandila zambili iwe,undule mwakasungula is my idol ,bola abwerenso ,enanu, aaaaaa!!!!!

  19. gawaza says:

    good bamusi convice all csos, they should know the best solution. come hither & dialogue. let one lead, apm is a cool man.

  20. nyamende says:

    Vuto la amalawi ndilimenelo billy mayaya waona kut olo apange mademo palibe chisinthe koma kukambirana tikonze zinthu ndiye wina wa mcp akut ayi walakwisa chonsecho kumademokonso samapitako za gule basi wel done mayaya. Ngati ngat banzi itapezeka idya mkulu wanga malawi watentha uyu ana apite kusukulu basi winawe unyera pogona

  21. social investor says:

    Monga Bamusi, Mayaya nayenso wazipeza zomwe ankafuna. All along he knew that nation-wide demos this time around had no legitimate cause. If anything, theyshould have organised remembrance pràyers or some other kind of commemoration or charity push to support the affected children, spouses and other affected family members. That is not to say all is well though e.g. buying power for people’s wages is becoming weaker, but wages are still low. Taxes are high but accountability for its use is low. People’s representatives are elected but thereafter – even the most trusted – desert and choose to represent themselves. People are holding offices to serve but they abdicate their responsibility and let public assets deteriorate or even get stollen by individuals. etc

  22. Mphatso says:

    Demonstrating is the good way of showing the unhappy of how the government is doing its things. But note this my fellow malawians, we don’t know how to demonstrate. Instead of doing peaceful demonstrations, we start vandalism, steeling other peoples property, is that the way of solving our problems?

  23. Chimango says:

    For those who do not agree with this guys then organize your demonstration. These guys not wrong time ago they organized another demonstration on MSB you called them sponsored by MCP now they have been called to to present te issues of the face of the president you again say adya mabanzi. Inuyo pangani organize ma demo anu. Ena I you just staying in houses and you wanted people to be fighting for you . Forget it and be responsible. Bravo Mayaya, Chodzi and Kampaundi for accepting to present the issues to the state president in person

  24. Uncle Thom says:

    Mavuto Bamusi my Good friend Ukuithatu, Zikukuyendera mzathu koma usatiiwale anzako a pa Mzedi tikuchakachika kuno.

  25. Hezlon says:

    Ndi maluziwa nkutani.kwacha yavuta

  26. Kamkhwezule Kakang'ono says:

    Masikono alandilidwapo apa. DPP is good at bribing noisy activists

  27. Bakha Nkhomano says:

    Amalawi tulo. Mumaona ngati Billy Mayaya angakuthandizeni. Iyeyu amati akapanga phokoso, amakalandira cheque ku State House. Ndalama zija zikatha, amayambanso phokoso. Inu mumaona ngati akakudyerani kuchipatala? After all, Mayaya was already implicated in cashgate audit at HRCC alongside Bright Kampaundi and Rev Sembereka!

  28. Mulohmwe wa ku Luchenza says:

    Ma SCO a fake mukuona ngati ife sitikuziwa zomwe mukupanga ndi a DPP????? Zitsiru inu etiiii
    osamangodya ndalama za DPP zo bwanji,Nonsense

  29. cbk says:

    wins wadyapo apaaa,iya.kumangotipusisa basi.tiye nazoni.

  30. Khuth'upa o'Machemba says:

    There is demonstration fatigue already in Malawi; and the CSOs probably knew the turnout would be pathetic. Some of these CSO leaders are trigger happy when it comes to demos. And this tactic will do nothing but alienate more people. And make some of these organization irrelevant more quickly. That would be a good thing, indeed.

  31. captain says:

    Mayaya chilichonse akupanga cancel. Zovutatu

  32. Hendrix says:

    What good can come from Mabvuto Bamusi? His mouth was humbly zipped off by Bingu. He wants to aid this bogus Prof in silencing the likes of Mayaya. Its a shame that greedy is teering this nation apart. Where is Kapito? He too has been successfully humbled. Malawi will continue to lag behind as long as she continues to be ruled by politicians who only cares about their stomach. Majority of us will continue to languish in untold poverty if we do not change our mindset when it comes to voting. Voting the same type of leaders who have failed this nation and expecting a positive change from them is complete madness.

  33. BigMan says:

    Za Zii!

  34. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    All mentioned here are fake CSOs sponsored and paid by the government , Malawians should not trust Billy Mayaya and his group who are there to destroy and weakened other CSOs .

  35. Mtumbuka says:

    Mwa Anthu Amenewa Mulibe Choonadi Amapanga Za Mimba Zao Basi.

    Tsoka Kwa Inu Amene Umaombera Manja Atabwali Amenewa.

  36. nyambiton says:

    Akudyetsani ndalama.mwadya sikono nanga maluzi ake amenewa

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