All set for July 20 martyrs memorial

Organizers of the prayers aimed at remembering the lives of about 20 people who died on 20th July, 2011 during national wide march protest against the then leadership of late president Bingu wa Mutharika  have confirmed that the memorial prayers will take place on Monday,  July 21 2020.

July 20 tombstones

The people were killed during the two days of public unrest in Malawi.

The protests were sparked by worsening fuel shortages, rising prices and high unemployment in the southern African country hence calls for president Mutharika to step down.

Spokesperson for the affected families Mercy Mbezuma confirmed on Sunday that everything is set for the memorial.

“We will have the prayers as we have always done and family members will also lay wreaths on the tombs of their beloved ones” said Mbezuma.

Commenting on measures put in place ensuring that there are no fears of spreading Corona virus, Mbezuma said they have put in strict measures.

She said everyone attending will be upon arrival be forced to put on a face mask, Wash hands with soap or disinfect with alcohol based hand sanitizer.

Recently, the organisers sounded an SOS as they were struggling to raise funds for this year’s memorial service and nearly give up.

However, Mbezuma could not be drawn to comment on how they have raised the funds.

Previously, the event has been bankrolled by individuals among them President elect Lazarus Chakwera, former Vice President Khumbo Kachale, Harry Mkandawire and Frank Mwenefumbo.

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CULTURE
CULTURE
7 months ago

Organizers that is a better way enriching yourselves by getting money from the ruling party than looting and stealing by remembering looters.

Hawell
Hawell
7 months ago

Kkkkkkkk matyrs do we understand the word matyrs or not? So Usumani Imedi the police who was brutally killed should also be commemorated because he sacrificed his life while serving malawians. He did not fear to clear the road block mounted by msundwe residents so that citizens should have their right to use the road to and fro mchinji.

Lego
7 months ago
Reply to  Hawell

No wonder you don’t know the word MARTYRS.Usamani Imedi died on the line of duty and he was part of oppressing the freedom fighters.Go and read the report how he was killed.

Chiswa B
Chiswa B
7 months ago

Enawa anali akuba and you call them martyrs????

Nyapapi
Nyapapi
7 months ago

I find it very difficult to call some of these dead people as martyrs…..many more of these people were shot on their way to loot shops……why glorify mbava?

Hardy
Hardy
7 months ago

Kodi zoti kuli covid simukudziwa

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