Blantyre City Council refuses HRDC peaceful protests

Blantyre City Council has refused Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) permission to hold peaceful march protests Friday in the commercial capital.

Kasunda: BCC stops protests

Council spokesperson Anthony Kasunda said HIRDC had failed to pay K9.5 million in damages of property occurred in the previous similar protests which turned violent.

“We told them to pay for the damages first before holding another match but they have not, so they cannot proceed with the protests,” said Kasunda.

Kasunda also said that the council would be holding elections for mayor and deputy mayor, saying the police would be deployed to the civic offices for the function.

He accused the HRDC of organizing peaceful protests and let politicians hijack such demonstrations later.

The council publicist also accused the civil rights organisations leaders of diverting from agreed routes during such demonstrations.

HRDC officials in the south were yet to comment on the issue.

In Karonga, HRDC officials say the protests would go on despite requests from some religious leaders to cancel them.

The religious leaders requested for the cancelation of the protests following violence which erupted in the previous similar demonstrations which led to the damage of property of Karonga district council worth K500 million.

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christpher
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christpher

Good

angoni apaphata
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angoni apaphata

Kodi simuchita manyazi mukakhala ku city council uko?

tman
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TIRI KU LILONGWE KWANU KOMWEKO WEEKEND,MUYISOVA

THETHA TRUTH
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The Muhako wa Alomwe regime has made Blantyre a no go zone for other political parties and civil societies. Why should Peter Hitler Mutharika be allowed to hold “victory rally” in Lilongwe with his DPP Interhangwe cadets? These militia of the DPP injured people with machetes when there was a peaceful demonstration by other stakeholders. Thanks to the Malawian Defence Force for their intervention otherwise Malawi could have been like Rwanda. The Blantyre city council is acting under the direction of Peter Hitler Mutharika. DEMONSTRATIONS MUST GO ON WITH OR WITHOUT PERMIT. The DPP must not be allowed to hold… Read more »

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

BT is DPP city

Nambuma Girl
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Nambuma Girl

Tukuonanitu, okayyyyy

TOSH
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ZIMENEZO NDIYE ZOPUSA WAMVA IWE KASUNDA TIPANGA ZA IWE AKUTUMA ADPP ETI

Coaster
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Vuto inu muli mbali yaboma inu a Blantyre city council kodi mwayiwala kuti malamulo akuti anthu alindiufulu ochita ziwoneselo kodi tsono mukati ayi sumukulola kuti asapange ndiye malamulo okanizawo mwawatenga kuti? Hahahah inutu mukunama ife bola takuuzani kuti tiyenda ulendo wandawala basi ngati mukupangabe makani tiyeni tikakumane kunsewu komweko basi

Thepeteya
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Thepeteya

Mwawachita bwino. tatopa ndikupheledwa ufulu ife. azipanga ku Lilongwe konko

Lux Tikitira
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Lux Tikitira

Chanza and Kasunda are stooges for DPP no wonder other cities are able to give ok to the protesters. Whats so special about Blantyre. They let DPP cadets cause havoc on innocent people. No wonder the MDF has shown the DPP police how to handle crown control, Chanza take care, we know where you stay and where your children stay/learn dont unleash problems on your innocent family. Learn to wake up!