Anti-govt demo suffers loss of public trust as Malawians shun protest

Organizers of the September 28, 2022, anti-government demonstrations have suffered unprecedented loss of public trust following the refusal by Malawians to participate in a street protest to force President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and his vice, Dr. Saulos Klaus Chilima, to resign.
South Africa-based Charles Ben Longwe, Kingsley Mpaso and Human Rights Ambassadors (HRA) organized the protest to force Chakwera and Chilima to resign over what they described as failure to govern Malawi.
They claimed voiceless Malawians had tasked them to demand the resignation of the presidency. Ironically, when it was time to take to the streets, none of the so-called voiceless citizen turned up.

Undule: Demos are useless
This was the second battering to the demonstration that has already suffered another beating at the High Court in Lilongwe.
A day before the protest, High Court Judge Simeon Mdeza ordered Longwe, Mpaso and HRA not to participate in the demonstrations because there is an injunction restraining them to do so.
Mdeza said Longwe, Mpaso, Ida Mazinga, HRA and unknown persons remain restrained from holding demonstrations by order of injunction issued in the case of Kwenda and others versus the HRA team.
However, the judge allowed Redson Munlo, one of the organizers, to proceed holding the demonstrations on grounds that he would not conduct a violent and armed demonstration Longwe and HRA propagated.
Ironically, even Munlo did not take to the streets despite vowing to proceed with the protest. By 11:30am, the so-called concerned Malawians had not turned up at Wakawaka in readiness for the protest.
Vendors ran their businesses normally as police officers patrolled the area.
Malawi’s renowed and revered governance and human rights activist Undule Mwakasungula said this should tell demonstration organizers that Malawians no longer trust them.
Mwakasungula said Malawians have realized that street protests do not benefit anyone save for the self-enriching organizers.
“It’s no longer a secret that Malawians have lost trust in civil society organizations; hence, they would not turn up for the protest. CSO leaders need to change their approach by giving dialogue a chance instead of rushing to the streets when they have grievances with the government,” he said.

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PA cho
PA cho
2 months ago

Look at mtambo, they fight for themselves not anyone else

Born freedom fighter
Born freedom fighter
2 months ago

Protests and demos are the only way to show these thieving leaders to stop looting and to run the country diligently. Chakwera and Chilima are both bunch of thieves. And they must be kicked out immediately. Both are the biggest liars and men without action, just good talking in fake infused and stupid accent. Malawians have become eunuchs for not responding to these nonsense leadership. Hard evidence of corruption is crystal clear yet thugs like sattar and batawala are still not behind bars. Lazarus is being fed big sums of monies by these thieves. Wake up Malawians!!!!!

DAVID
DAVID
2 months ago

Fear

Melody Khefasi Wandidya
Melody Khefasi Wandidya
2 months ago

Who can follow stupidity and mediocre in all his or her senses?

Holla Talimile
Holla Talimile
2 months ago

Malawi has enlightened citizens that are fast thinkers. They rubbished the reasons behind the demonstrations to be inapplicable.
Previous demonstrations were well planned under Mtambo who first assessed the need to carry out such successful demonstrations. He was also residing in Malawi to be well emersed with the situation for the activities to see the light of day. These imported leaders residing outside the country and who are also chameleons can not run a successful demonstration.
Let them zip their mouths and leave the demonstrations to capable leaders to plan plausible demonstrations.

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