CSOs say peaceful demos a great success: 10-point petition delivered
Organisers of the nationwide demonstrations have described the protests as a great success as the turn up was more than expected.
The protesters on Friday peacefully marched and presented their petitions to authorities in Blantyre, Zomba, Karonga, Mzuzu and Rumphi.
One of the organisers, Timothy Mtambo said the turn up was more than expected.
“Malawians have come out in their large numbers, they have defied threats from the DPP. Malawians have now spoken,” said Mtambo.
In Blantyre, Human Resources Manager for Blantyre City Council received the petition and said it would be delivered to the Office of President and Cabinet .
In Lilongwe, the heavily armed police cleared the demonstrators to enter Capital Hil to present their petition .
The petition was delivered through the Principal Secretray of Administration in the Office of President and Cabinet.
Thousands of peaceful protesters witnessed civil society leader Timothy Mtambo present a 10 point grievance petition to a senior official of the Office of the President and Cabinet.
Looking elegant and triumph after a stand off with the police who blocked the protesters from entering Capital Hill, Mtambo stepped forward away from the other protesters to present the petition to the OPC principal secretary Cliff Chiunda.
Mtambo read out some of the contents in the petition.
Military police heavily guarded the OPC offices as Mtambo presented the petition to Chiunda.
Chiunda assured the protesters who were either in black or red t-shirts, that President Peter Mutharika would receive the grievances which include bad governance.
Mtambo then asked to act on the grievances as soon as possible. The succesful protests had the backing of the opposition Malawi Congress Party and the powerful Public Affairs Committee.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
A Malawi ayankhula. Bravo politicians who joined. Simunafune kungokhala chete. DPP inanakutukwanani kuti mukungotuma anthu Ena. Great Chakwera for asking for peaceful demo and zachitika. Anthu akukumverani boss. You are man of the pipo.
The demos were a total failure. They taunted the demos as a vote of no confidence for the government but they ended up as a vote of confidence for the government and vote of no confidence for Chakwera and his opposition shitholes. This is evidenced by embarrassingly low patronage.
Malawi once had level headed leaders of opposition like the late Gwada Chakwamba and also JZU. They never participated stupid activities as Chakwera is doing. If MCP dreams of getting into government, the party must consider Luis Chimango as their presidential candidate. Chimango is politically mature, experienced and has relevant education.
Hatton you thinking demos we’re unsuccessful coz u think of violence. These demos we’re very successful after ur threats pipo braved themselves and went out in large numbers.
I bet you DPP can’t win 2019. We will read this post together in 2019 after elections.
This is the most incompetent government and president. No ruling president struggled with second term in Malawi.
Inu mumanyamulana in tracks to gather pipo but u saw dzulo no one brought those tracks of urs to fake a multitude.
Mulira simunati. Wait for bigger demos on the making.
Do you have two eyes and a brain?
I think Malawians should be ashamed of themselves. They have been abused to the extent that they win in poverty and life of hardship but they can’t see anything better beyond their nose. The CSOs are not even pushing fro regime change but championing for change in the way DPP governs that it should be about its people. CSOs are encouraging a government where its leaders are moral, ethical driving pro-poor policies. We all see that corruption has reached unprecedented levels, there are major blackouts preventing foreign investors from putting their hard earned money in the country, hospitals are collapsing,… Read more »
Chilekwa china chikuti zazii chitakhuta mabanzi a DPP. Ukuona ngati dzikoli ndi lako basi, muwonanso mukuluza ndi chisankho chomwe chaka cha mawa. Anthu akuba inu, ngati nkhalamba yanu sichitapo kanthu tikachita vigil ku capital hill konko, ife zotipusitsa takana.
Osati za zii. Democracy has triumphed Mr Wozitsata.
NGATI DEPUTY IG AKUPANGA NAWO MA DEMO NDIYE WINA AZITI WASTE OF TIME.
Job well done kuti osangovomereza kuti zakukanikani mmayesa a Malawi ndizitsiru kuti muwagwiritse ntchito ngati makasu. Inuyo amabungwe azikazanu ndi achananu munawatenga? Mmesa munawasiya kuzinyumba kwanu. Ndiye muone mawa lino a thunderous welcome APM akamafika with his vice pambalipo kumuchingamira. DPP kunfimvetsa kukomaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
ndipo adziwe kuti akapanda kuyankha petition imeneyi ndiye kuti tibwereranso pa nsewu sititopa ayi akuba ndalama zathu , kuzolowera kopusa Malawi wa lero si wadzana uja ayi zimenezo inu a dpp mudziwe sitikuopanso ayi nthawi imene ija idatha this new era anthu akuba inu zitsiru munya zimandiwawatu musayese kuti ndikuyankhulira kukondwa ayi
Agalu amenewa a dpp akhaula nthawi yawo ikutha mbava zachabechabe izii kuba kupanda nako chisoni mkwantundu wanji zilombo izi