Chisi says Sept 7 peaceful protests ‘useless’

Leader of one of the tiny parties in the country says the planned September 7 peaceful protests organized by civil society organisations is a waste of time, waste of money and useless.

Chisi: No need for demo

John Chisi of Umodzi Party said this is not the right time for protests, saying this the time to mobilise people to go and register for the forthcoming elections.

“These demonstrations donot  achieve anything. It is a waste of time. It is a waste of money because police are to be there and are paid for the time they are there, demonstrations are costly,” he said.

He accused the CSOs of being funded by some political parties which he has not named.

“Demonstrations are there to confuse us and make our lives very difficult,” he said.

But respected political commentator Humphrey Mvula said it is a Constitutional right for any group to go and protests against any issue.

He said this democratic right enshrined in the Republican Constitution cannot be taken away, saying demonstrations have achieved a lot in bringing awareness to the authorities on some crucial issues of national importance.

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Ndangodutsamo
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Ndangodutsamo

Chizungu ndichovuta. Chisi says they are a waste of time and money. All of you saying Chisi sakuganiza bwino, question is, did you participate in the April 27 Demos? How many people attended the demos or ptotests? And how many things in that petition have been addressed and have been acted upon by govt. For example, u said Jose should not be IG, he is IG now, Goodall and Nankhumwa should resign as Ministers, last time I checked they are still ministers. How about the K4bn? It was actually increased to K6bn. So why cant someone say its a waste… Read more »

Aka
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Aka

You have to understand Professor Chisi. His researched on sleeping sickness around the game park areas of Kazuni and Vwaza. It is not related to the political career he is pursuing. This is why he is very irrelevant in his arguments. The confines of a hospital set up fit him best.

Heavy-duty
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Heavy-duty

Inu ma CSOs tatopa nanu tsopano mwamva? Mudayamba kalekale kuchita ma demo but there is no any significant result. Mumatisokonezera ma business athu mwamva? Your actions will backfire (like what is happening ndi UTM it was you who encouraged Mr SCC to defect and now he has taken 40% of your support in North) SimSimilarly instead of helping zipani zanu za opposition vendors are beginning to dislike them when the do not sell their merchandise

tizanka
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tizanka

Chisi has every right to express an opinion the same way these so called CSOs are protesting. People have a right to even counter protest the demos, the same right that Mtambo has its the same right Chisi has, nobody has a monopoly of rights these NGOs and this angry Mvula guy failed politician should know that

Ndikunyenyaninyenani Pumbwa Party
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Anther educated idiot seeking sympathy from the government. Another man whose pregnancy should have terminated. He was conceived unintentionally. People are already registering. Government is still stealing.

Akulu
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Akulu

Kodi how do people attain these titles? Akuti respected political commentator, wina akuti Professor .. mwemo pamalawi pano

Unoka
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Unoka

Empty argument. I feel very concerned when such no sense comes from a professor. No wonder this country development wise is in reverse gear despite so many scope less professors.

Gembe
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Gembe

Chisi is useless

Chadzandiyani
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Chadzandiyani

Chisi ndi waganyudi uyu wa DPP A…. timudabwepo zoyakhula zake mmm sizili straight. nde pakuti its One of the briefcase Partys ayi momwemo nanga atani Opolofesa kikkkkk.

Yahya Yahya Jammeh
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Chisi is clearly accepting defeatism. He knows he doesn’t stand a chance in the 2019 race and is looking for freebees. I am so glad with the description the Nyasa times journalist has described Chisi’ party – one of the tiny parties.

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