Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youths cadets have made it clear that they will deal with anyone who wants to oppose the leadership of President Peter Mutharika.
The DPP cadets made their position in Blantyre on Wednesday after Police dispersed Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) demonstrators when they took to the street marching from Comesa Hall to Blantyre CBD.
Led by Jomo Osman, the DPP cadets were singing their DPP war-cry in Malawi’s lingua franca, Chichewa: “Olimbana ndi Adad awona Nyekhwe! (“Those opposing President Peter Mutharika we will deal with them!”)
Other supporters were singing Zivute zitani ife Amalawi tili pambuyo pa a Adad (Come hail or high waters we stand solidly behind President Mutharika).
They also broke into a chant: Boma! Boma! Boma! Boma! (We’re in power! We’re in power!)
Others sloganeered: Chala m’mwamba! Chala m’mwamba! Chala m’mwamba! (DPP slogan/symbol Raise your finger, raise your finger!)
Meanwhile, DPP regional governor (South) Charles Mchacha has denied his party’s involvement in the savage attacks on the protesters.
He said : “Those people who stopped the demonstration did that on their own accord as citizens.
“Blantyre has always been peaceful and they thought it was proper to protect their territory. The people had to stop what they believe is an infringement of their right to live freely.”