FORPER, Pastors Forum light candles, pray: ‘Keep Malawi a land of peace’

In the wake of violent demonstrations’ aimed at forcing the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chair, Justice Jane Ansah, to resign, Forum for Peace and Reconciliation (FORPER) and Pastors Peace Makers Forum (PPMF) on Monday August 5 2019 organized ‘Candlelight Peace Prayers’ in Blantyre.

They lit hundreds of candles to emphasize that light shall always prevail of darkness
Apostle Malani Mtonga, FORPER Executive Director (Left)
During the prayers, the members lit hundreds of candles t
Apostle Mtonga, and Bishop Mula led the members in prayer, sermon, praise and worship
Pastors Peace Makers Forum President, Joshua Jere,
Candlelight Peace Prayers’ in Blantyre.

Civil society organizations (CSOs) in Malawi, under the banner of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC), in cohort with opposition political parties have been organizing what they claim are peaceful demonstrations since the presidential election results were announced after the 21st May tripartite elections.

Incumbent President Peter Mutharika was declared winner. They are disputing the results and calling for the departure of Ansah as Chair for the electoral body.

From Tuesday, HDRC said they would resume demonstrations and conduct vigils in selected places, including the seat of government at Capital Hill in Lilongwe, to force Ansah to go.

“We’re gathered here to let the entire nation know that we love them and we care for them. The church can’t be silent with the rash of violence that we’ve experienced in the last two months in the name electoral results dispute. We’re here to encourage all stakeholders to find amicable ways of resolving the matters,” said Apostle Malani Mtonga, FORPER Executive Director.

He said Malawians will never find another country to call their own other than Malawi and it was therefore imperative that the people live in peace and unity to achieve national progress and not retrogression.

“We have an energetic workforce desperate for something to do that if given a chance can turn this land into a thriving economy. We can push ourselves to build and not to war.

“Great parts of our nation are waiting for development and yet for the past two months all we have had is disruption. There has been disruption to our economy, disruption of the systems that hold our society together and disruption of peace. We have all forgotten that what we truly want at the end of the day is a Malawi we can be proud of; a Malawi that many wanted and fought for but never got to see,” observed Apostle Mtonga.

He said Malawians, especially opinion leaders, politicians, traditional leaders and the clergy must strive to keep Malawi a land of peace to ensure a brighter future for children and future generations.

“It would be admirable for the men of influence and great wisdom that we have now to make history and come together to do what others only dreamt of; build a thriving, independent nation with a good economy. Let the welfare of our people truly be the top priority. Let what has never happened in Malawi happen now. Let every person with ability and skill come together and map out a great Malawi,” he prayed.

Pastors Peace Makers Forum president, Joshua Jere, concurred with Apostle Mtonga, saying Malawians cannot continue destroying their own country in the name of politics. He said they had gathered on Monday to seek God’s intervention so that the devil is defeated and shamed.

During the prayers, the members lit hundreds of candles to emphasize that light shall always prevail of darkness as the nation can achieve victory over the prevailing “forces of evil and darkness”.

Apostle Mtonga, Bishop Mula and Bishop Mula led the members in prayer, sermon, praise and worship.

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Charie
Charie
1 year ago

Satana always ndiwolephera kwake mkuwononga tawawona tokha asatana ova zawo zokha that dziko lose limakonda iwowa chilima Chalmers and mtAmbo God is watching.one day izafika

Sele
Sele
1 year ago

Mtonga ndi gulu lako musatisokose maphwala anu ndi azinzakowo.malawi ndi dziko lokonda mtendere koma sitilorela zopusa ayi

Tippex is king
1 year ago

God is not looking for more prayers. God of Abraham is waiting for MEC to produce all material documents for the presidential election.

Gerald
Gerald
1 year ago
Reply to  Tippex is king

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk I lik ethis Chief kkkkkkkkkkk very right

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
1 year ago

Does God still answer prayers from Malawi?

COPS
COPS
1 year ago

Panja anawononga zisankho ajansotu anali azibusa, ndiye apa mukuti bua????

Chirima
Chirima
1 year ago
Reply to  COPS

Azibusa they build. These are God’s generals. What they say come to pass. You opposition because you don’t believe in God that’s y you will lose your court case.

Gerald
Gerald
1 year ago
Reply to  Chirima

Chirima, I agree with you but of late we have seen that Satan is using them to perpetrate evil and not good because they have availed themselves to the devil. Yes we still have a few others who have remained with the call to serve God indeed but those who are messengers of evil are overshadowing the good that good servants are doing, The evil pastors are more of devils Angels and need deliverance themselves.

DOlo
DOlo
1 year ago

We joke a lot here in Malawi.

Tippex is king
1 year ago
Reply to  DOlo

Our jokes are dangerous.

Madando Tippex
Madando Tippex
1 year ago

The problem with our leaders including the president think divide and rule trick will work for ever. The problem is that they keep using the same beneficiaries like the Mtongas, Muluzi to help solve political problems that are easy to see with our naked eyes. The problems have been said over and over again and everyone is aware of them. DPP selects a few persons including their home lots and reward them heavily leaving majority of Malawians suffering. DPP gurus are hiding their heads in the sand hoping that problems will die a natural death. It will not happen.

Dr. Mvuma
Dr. Mvuma
1 year ago
Reply to  Madando Tippex

Well said Madando.

Kachimanga
Kachimanga
1 year ago

Hahahaha iwe Malani Mtonga iwe waluza u mp ku Karonga pa dpp ticket lelo ukuti ndiwe Apostle praying for peace…if you are a genuine apostle y didn’t u condemn the rigging?

Mazengera
1 year ago

Thank you for prayers. We are a peace loving nation. we must talk about Peace. We must believe in Peace and we must walk in peace. If there be demonstration today let them be peaceful otherwise ma bussiness anthu sakuyenda

MZWANYA
MZWANYA
1 year ago
Reply to  Mazengera

Ifenso amene tikukhala ku ma demo tili ndi ma business khalani chete apumbwa

BRAVE NORTHERNER, NO RETREAT NO SURRENDER

TELL PETER HITLER MUTHARIKA TO STEP DOWN THEN PEACE IN MALAWI WILL COME. WHY THIS GREEDY OLD MAN HAS TO PUT THE WHOLE NATION IN DANGER BECAUSE HE WANT TO BE IN POWER BY IMPOSING HIMSELF ON THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE REJECTED HIM IN THE GENERAL ELECTIONS? 70% OF MALAWIANS REJECTED HIM. HE MUST BE ASHAMED OF HIMSELF TO BE A CLOWN THAT IS ONLY SUPPORTED BY HIS OWN TRIBE. MALAWI IS NOT ONLY FOR THE SOUTHERNERS BUT THERE ARE PEOPLE ON THE CENTRE AND IN THE NORTH. WE WILL NEVER ACCEPT SOUTHERNERS TO BE THE RULING CLASS AND THE… Read more »

james
1 year ago

Mbava zokha zokha kubisala kuseri kwa mipingo

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