Centre for Democracy condemns attacks on DPP supporters

Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives (Cdedi) has condemned the alleged attacks on the erstwhile ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) faithfuls.

Cdedi executive director Silvester Namiwa

The call follows reports and video clip trending on social media showing the governing  Tonse Alliance supporters beating up a man who allegedly undressed a woman in Mangochi.

“On a very sad note, CDEDI has learnt with shock the alleged reports of supporters of the Tonse Alliance, specifically the MCP supporters, who are allegedly torturing and hacking the DPP supporters,” reads part of a statement released on Monday signed by Cdedi executive director Silvester Namiwa, a former State House official who resigned last year ahead of May 21 polls.

“This behaviour has no place in the Malawi that we all want because it has the potential of throwing the country back into anarchy. We are appealing to the Tonse Alliance leadership to stop the perpetrators of this behaviour immediately, and bring the culprits to book.” it adds.

CDEDI therefore reminded the new leadership that Malawians have spent over a year on the streets seeking electoral justice and by extension, fighting against impunity and executive arrogance, among other issues.

“Therefore, as per the Tonse Alliance campaign promises, Malawians expect nothing less than servant leadership,” the statement reads.

Apart from congratulating President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera who was Tonse Alliance torch bearer during fresh presidential elections, CDEDI has also hailed Vice President elect and UTM leader Dr. Saulos Chilima for demonstrating true patriotism by foregoing his own presidential ambitions to pave the way for Chakwera as the presidential torch bearer for the Tonse Alliance.

“This is the kind of spirit that has been lacking in many Malawians. Most of us put personal interests first at the expense of national interests. Let’s all embrace the spirit of selflessness and hard work,” the statement reads.

Chilima has also become the first Vice President to have served two presidents coming back to back.

CDEDI however  believes that the former DPP regime never got everything wrong during their reign.

“There were positives too worth celebrating. We therefore, appeal to the new government to take such things on board, such as the three pillars of Patriotism, Integrity and Hard work. We cannot throw away the bathing water together with the baby,” it reads.

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Banda
Banda
8 months ago

Stupid organisation only complaining to the public. Address your report to the Police and the Attorney General. With a new Government it is the peoples hope that Police will improve their conduct and arrest all those committing a crime even a Policeman. If you have evidence it should be reported to Police. It is disgusting that Atupele and the former President on National television reported the death and the missing of 15 DPP monitors YET NEVER REPORTED it to the Police. If you wish to be effective as a organisation DO Not be the cry baby of the DPP learn… Read more »

nyekwe 32
nyekwe 32
8 months ago

DPP should not confuse supporters from militant thugs aka cadets. The former claimed that monitors were missing he should just have said cadets were missing ! Monitors signed off all polling docs but cadets apprehended for criminal offences. so if a cadet is beaten that is not a supporter. Cadets are paid militants !

Wanga
Wanga
8 months ago

Tsopano mwadziwa kuti munthu akalakwa amafuna kumangidwa,nanga amaotcha manyumba aja bwanji sadamangidwe?uchitsiru ndi cdedi yanuyo.

Minister without Portifolio

I am sure it will take a few hours now to arrest and prosecute Mr Arthur Peter Mutharika on corruption – K145 million and 400, 000 bags of cement cases. After that he can spend quiet and private time at Zomba maximum prison

mtete
mtete
8 months ago

The writer is silent o the issue of undressing a woman. I do not condone such behaviour and until we are given details about the undressing story, I conclude the man deserves a few slaps

Nyekhwe
Nyekhwe
8 months ago

EVIDENCE please! osamangolubwalubwa

#BetterMW
#BetterMW
8 months ago

Take your evidence to the right authorities so those perpetrating these acts of violence are arrested. Tonse Alliance does not condone violence nor will it shield anyone from prosecution.

BigMan
BigMan
8 months ago

It indeed has no place in our current dispensation, I suggest the young fellows should stop all the Nyekhwe operations by close of business on Sunday.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
8 months ago

Yes indeed we cant remove the Panga knife & replace it with an axe then that means we are going nowhere. That guy who undressed a eoman must be arrested & let the law take its course.

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