Activist Mayaya freed on bail, charged for holding demo ‘without permission’

 Civil Society activist Billy Mayaya has been freed on bail after he was arrested on Tuesday for attempting to stage protests against persistent power black outs and water shortages.

Mayaya: Granted bail but charged
Mayaya: Granted bail but charged

Mayaya and two of his colleagues have since been charged with unlawful assembly and holding a demonstration without permission.

He has paid K20, 000 and surrendered his travel document among other bail conditions.

Dozens of civil rights activists and politicians were at the court and these inciuded suspended Malawi Congress Party publicist Jessie Kabwila, chairman of the Centre for the Development of the People, Macdonald Sembereka, and Human Rights Consultative Committee chairman Robert Mkwezalamba.

Police said on Tuesday Mayaya wanted to hold the protests without permission from the Lilongwe City Council.

However Mayaya said he had notified the police and the council on Thursday as the law stipulates.

The police told Mayaya to cancel the demostrations to which he refused.

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Chipapwiche
Chipapwiche
4 years ago

Mayaya is a waste of time.. Wants to make a name out of nothing! You notified the police,but you weren’t given a go ahead! Where were the Kabwilas when you were holding your useless demo? You won’t make a name here,surely!

santana
santana
4 years ago

Zinazi musanaziyambe kumaona kaye outcome yake. Where were these ”dozens of activits” during the demo day? Anadziwa kale kuti unapatsidwazo wadya wekha. Tsono tiuzeni, magetsi ayaka liti? Kapena mwawasinthitsa ndi ma travelling documents?

be humane
be humane
4 years ago

If there is no role the police and the council plays in regulating demonstrations then the law could not have put them in the process. Why does the law provides for their notification? The Law knows that sometimes its not possible to hold demonstrations and that does not mean violation of the right to demonstrate its just a matter of regulating how the right should be responsibly enjoyed. Mayaya don’t fool yourself ask people who understand the things to tell you first the implication before you move on. Where is Mtambo and your Trapence? Waona mmene akuthawira apa? Anadziwa kuti… Read more »

Spell Checker
Spell Checker
4 years ago

Left hand greeting yomweyo! Hahaha

Waphuma
Waphuma
4 years ago

Kkkkkk Mayaya sazathekaso…mpaka left hand greeting….hahahahah…lol

Zexa
4 years ago

Zaziiii zamayaya. Wadzipakapakanso mayaya eish fungo too much.

Only the dumb think demo is the solution to blackouts.

Kangw\'ingw\'i
Kangw\'ingw\'i
4 years ago

“The Suspended Malawi Congress Party publicist” kkkkkkk new name. Koma politics is really short career

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