Clergy urge citizens to reject political leaders who promote violence

The Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM), Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) and Malawi Council of Churches (MCC) have added their  voices to condemn the spate of political violence in the country.

Clergy warned authorities against letting the country degenerate into a state of lawlessness.

At a news conference in Lilongwe , the local church bodies warned authorities against letting the country degenerate into a state of lawlessness.

They observe that the rising cases of political violence are a threat to democracy.

The organisations were represented by MCC general secretary Gilford Matonga, EAM general secretary Francis Mkandawire and ECM secretary general Henry Saindi.

Said Saindi: “We have noted with dismay that despite reports of political violence in several districts, leaders of key political parties allegedly involved in these barbaric acts have either been silent or not acted swiftly to address the situation.

“As we move towards elections, such procrastination to curb political violence can be a catalyst for anarchy in the country.”

He urged citizens to reject political leaders who condone or promote violence by their party members.

“A nation cannot be built nor progress on hatred and intolerance. Such practice breeds resentment, tensions and conflicts. If not quickly addressed and controlled can lead to serious civil unrest and social disorder,” Matonga added.

Ploce spokesperson James Kadadzera is on record to have claimed they have started arresting people in connection with the political violence justice and that accused persons would be brought to justice.

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Nancy Pelosi
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Why waist time when APM has a whole Advisor on Religious Affairs. Tinene kut Khoviwa akudya ndalama zaulere? Why do somebody’s job? The next President should trim the number of advisors because they are irrelevant.

Pitala and Zamiya K145 million Bwezani Mwaba
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Killing of Njaunju as well.

Pitala and Zamiya K145 million Bwezani Mwaba
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Pitala and his dpp are in the thick of violence. The cadets have been beating people for some time now. We saw Ntopwa 1 doing it. We saw violence at Chikulamayembe headquarters. We saw dpp violence in Mangochi and PIM. We saw violence at Parliament. We saw violence against Jesse Kabwila. It’s all dpp. Stealing tax payers money by APM and Zameer. We have seen markets and offices set on fire by dpp. What is Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba doing about it? Nothing and literally nothing. He goes into history together with Bakili as the worst presidents in Malawi.

Che Gomani
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Che Gomani

Judge Peter as Peter and Mukuzi as Muluzi