A youth outfit within the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Saturday donated various items to inmates at Mzuzu Central Prison worth K2 million kwacha.
They donated 50 bags of maize, 10 bales of sugar, 2 cartoons of laundry soap, 2 cartons of body lotion and 450 plastic plates.
Leader of the delegation Kevan Tchali said the DPP youth wing decided to donate to Mzuzu Prison as one way of demonstrating to Malawians that DPP youth have been reformed from being thugs to responsible citizen who can take part in developing the nation.
“We want to lead by example and support President Peter Mutharika’s vision of uplifting the lives of all in the country,” said Tchali.
One of the inmates told Nyasa Times that it “was a wise donation.”
The youth wing has made similar donations at Mulanje hospital, Queen Elizabeth Central, and recently swept Area 25 markets in the capital Lilongwe.
The youth previously were renowned for their violent stint, especially during the late Bingu wa Mutharika’s regime.
During the afternoon of July 19, 2011, the youths had stormed the streets of commercial capital Blantyre in a move to frighten the citizenry that had planned a nationwide anti-government protest the following day.
They had reportedly received Bingu wa Mutharika’s blessing who, even though the protests claimed 20 lives, never apologized to Malawians. –Additional reporting by Pius Nyondo, Nyasa Times.