CDEDI’s Namiwa nabbed over unauthorised Parliament vigil

Police have this morning nabbed leader of the Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (CDEDI), Sylvester Namiwa, for organizing a vigil at the Parliament Building in Lilongwe.

On Monday, CDEDI announced that it would hold a vigil to force Speaker of Parliament Catherine Gotani Hara and Clerk Fiona Kalemba to address questions lingering on the smuggled Loan Authorisation Bill Number 22 of 2021.

Sylvester Namiwa: Arrested

Gotani Hara and Kalemba paid a deaf ear to calls from the human rights watchdog to provide answers on what had happened for non-parliament employees to smuggle the Bill into the National Assembly.

The two had up to Sunday evening to address the nation on the matter. This has riled CDEDI, which has now resolved to hold a vigil at the National Assembly, just a stone-throw away from the Bingu International Convention Centre (BICC) where delegates are holding the 41st Summit of the Southern African Development Committee (SADC) Heads of State and Government.

Briefing the media in Lilongwe on Monday, CDEDI executive director Sylvester Namiwa vowed that they would go ahead with the vigil despite the Lilongwe City Council not giving them permission.

But barely two hours into the vigil, the police pounced on the human rights activist, with his followers running through different directions.

A police officer who spoke on condition of anonymity confided that Namiwa is likely to face the charge of conduct likely to cause breach of peace.

Nyasa Times is yet to establish where he is being kept.

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Mitchell
9 months ago

Ati kulera dpp. Za ziiiiiiiiiii

Bon o bon
9 months ago

Zokopela ndi zovuta, ndi za a Mtambo izi osati enanu ayi…find your own approach

cairo
cairo
9 months ago

There is nothing wrong here, thats what democracy is all about. Let me do it and this is how democracy works, mumuona, atuluka ameneyo. Is this is so worse than what Mtambo and his colleagues did by destroying citizens property and injuring people. Nonsense, pali chani apa. Thats how its done in the western world, just as it has been done here. People who are disgruntled with things, they wait for global or big functions like this and then demonstrate, this is indeed one pay state regime.

Nepotism
9 months ago
Reply to  cairo

Za ziii

Makatani Parties
9 months ago

Ma cadet kuphula njelwa zamoto. Pezani zina zochita.

Elizabeth Mtonga
Elizabeth Mtonga
9 months ago

Please spare us the drama Mr Namiwa, we don’t need it, especially now with the SADC meeting here……

Kambewa Ngozo
9 months ago

When you have issues in your home family you don’t discuss it in front of visitors.

Dalitso chirimba
9 months ago

Lilongwe city council denied him permission instead of seeking Court intervention he does it his jungle way. This embecile is stupid and empty upstairs, Malawi is a democracy, governed by the law not arnachism and jungle law.
Charge him accordingly by the law kuti next time azaziwe kuti even CSOs aren’t above the law

Kambewa Ngozo
9 months ago

He has been paid to cause havoc during this time of sadic meeting. You show your dirty linen in front of visitors. He just wanted to impress the donors that he is working. Stupid idiot. Chindere chakufikapo

Banda
Banda
9 months ago

Shame in free and Democrat societies the grounds of Parliament are owned by the citizens who have rights to hold vigils and demonstrations.

Nepotism
9 months ago
Reply to  Banda

If this the freedom wanting to shame ur govt then its stupidity at its best.

My Opinion
My Opinion
9 months ago
Reply to  Banda

Kapange iweyo, oune zimene waziona mzakoyo!

Odyazake alibe mlandu
Odyazake alibe mlandu
9 months ago

Ufuluwu amalawife tikuutengera pamgong’o

Munthu Mulala
Munthu Mulala
9 months ago

Attention seeking is a psychological disorder…

Amuna Kudambo
Amuna Kudambo
9 months ago

Anangomva kuti ma demo awa. The issue is the hands of Police ndiye akupupuluma chani awa.

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