Chilima boosts CSOs anti-govt protests Sept 21, endorses demo

State vice president Saulos Chilima has endorsed the cause of civil society organisations (CSOs) organising the September 21 nationwide anti government protests on governance shortcomings.

Chilima: Go ahead and hold demo

Chilima, who is also leader of United Transformation Movement (UTM), made the endorsement at a public rally in Zomba at Gymkhana Club on Saturday.

“Demonstrations is a right and nobody should limit the space,” said Chilima.

“Go ahead and demonstrate, we will join you,” said Chilima.

The CSOs organising the protests have said among the issues to be raised in the upcoming demonstration is government’s failure to address worsening corruption in the country.

Other issues include theft of fuel K1.9 billion at Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom), calls for the resignation of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) director general Reyneck Matemba, immediate suspension of the contract for the supply of gensets and an immediate stop of nepotism in government appointments.

He said through the demonstrations, CSOs and participants seek to peacefully express their dissatisfaction and denounce violation of human rights that are enriched in the bill of rights.

But DPP regional governor for the South Charles Mchacha has vowed that he would not allow CSOs to hold demonstrations in the South.

Among the CSOs that endorsed the demos are Human Rights Defenders Forum (HRDF), Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR), Cedep, Youth and Society (YAS), Public Affairs Committee (PAC), Citizens Forum for the Defense of Good Governance and Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR).

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Noxy
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Chilima is fighting for a loosing battle.A Vice President against his own government,shooting oneself on foot.

Shithole Country Shithole dpp
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I listened to the childish speeches by all utm speakers. The most useless was Kalindo. Chilima the mkaladi with vapid proverbs and kumanhoyimba to please chancellor college gangsters. Chilima is in government and for the past four years has done nothing to change Malawi. I switched off the radio in the end. It’s was a very bad weekend without La Liga, Serie A and EPL.

gowelo
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Kikikikikii

CitizenX
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CitizenX

Said sithole wa dpp kkkkkkkkkk, fuck off, UTM BOMA

Kibaki
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Kibaki

Chilima wopenga kuyambana ndi bwana wake ayayayayaaaa!!!

Lilian Kaunda
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Lilian Kaunda

I hasten to add that CSOs should also call for the resignation of Chilima because his office is an unnecessary liability. The man does nothing except holding useless political rallies and get salaries and benefits for doing nothing.

Poverty in Malawi is your fault
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Poverty in Malawi is your fault

He is an elected official. Let him finish his term. Useless is the govt and you who elected a pumbwa. Rallies are only useless if you don’t agree with them. How many DPP officials are just seating and doing nothing. Almost all of them including you.

Hded
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Hded

Who elected him? He was handpicked not elected. No wonder he is a wonderful zombie.

pathfinder
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pathfinder

kkkkkkk wonderful zombie indeed

pathfinder
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pathfinder

Who elected Chilima? I don’t remember seeing Chilima’s face on the ballot paper, sorry bro go and check again.

Kholowa
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Kholowa

This is the problem with malawian politics, that is the duty of the government whetherto allow or stop demos not a party issue. Who is mchacha to vow not to allow peacefull demos? And the president is just sitting phwiiiii enjoying the tax payers money at state house without saying a word. People like mcgacha ndi amene akufunika ku makwapulidwa kuti azikhala ndi limit

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Kodi this so called Mchacha amadziwona ngati ndani??????? Demeti

Muswahili Mambo Sana
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Ndiye tizimva Mchacha akulubwalubwa .

NSANJE
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NSANJE

cool down you hurrying too much.You will regret when government property
are destroyed.Which you custodian.

James
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James

Abale muthandizeni Mchacha. Akamati ku South ayi akuthandauza chani? Kapena ku South si Malawi? Kapena tili ndi constitution yathu? Wukutipangitsa manyazi a Lohmwe iwe. Kumbukira kunali Marshal ndi Zimba nthawi ya Cheya.

Vision
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Vision

Ngati pali minthu odzikonda, odzipopa ndiye ndi akulu awa. Amafuna udindo ku DPP zinawavuta. Pano akuti wofunika kuchulitsa mphavu za vice president zofoyila zeni zeni. Lero akuti tiyeni ku Nseu. Kungotinso a Malawi ndife opusa kwabasi timangotsatira zili zonse. Tiyeni nazoni.

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