Goodall rules out compensating July 20 protest victims

Finance minister Goodall Gondwe has ruled out the Democratic Progressive Party  (DPP) led government compensating victims relations of July 20, 2011 protests

July 20  victims with DPP  panga wielding cadres (insert)
July 20 victims with DPP panga wielding cadres (insert)

Gondwe said the government had no money for the K30 million compensation package for the 20 protesters mauled by police five years ago.

“We do not have the budget for the compensation in the 2016/17 budget therefore we will not be able to pay out the compensation,” said the Finance Minister.

Spouses and relatives of the victims want government to pay out the compensation.

They said this at a commemoration event on Wednesday in Mzuzu.

No government official attended the event.

However, Gondwe`s statement sharply contradicts that of presidential aide, Mavuto Bamusi who said President Peter Mutharika had directed that the government should pay the compensation.

He claimed the president had directed the attorney general to make compensation assessment.

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Cash Gate
5 years ago

DPP NDI YAKUPHA, TISANAMIZANE APA.

Central
Central
5 years ago

If it was something like Sterling Timber International’s large debt where he is sure all the money for the fake debt “ndi zao zakuba” Treasury would have paid forthwith!! This issue is senseless to GG and his party!! Ana a njokaaaaaaaaaaa awaaaaaaaaa!! Please deliver us oh Lord, in Jesus’ name! Amen

zuze
zuze
5 years ago

I dont see any panga inflicted wounds in these thieves. Government should not waste money compesating them

zuze 2
zuze 2
5 years ago
Reply to  zuze

They were mauled and killed by the Police and not by the Panga wielding thugs. Read the article that is why the Government has to compensate them. It would have been strange if the Government were to take liability for the thugs as well

Mwana Mulanje
5 years ago

The government has no money to pay out the compensation but it has money for Muthalika to fly to Ethiopia to get an honorary degree – what a shame to DPP!!!!! .. you should always remember that what goes up comes down…..

Chititimbe
Chititimbe
5 years ago

These compensations are politically motivated. There was a substitute government of JB for the solid two years and these people who are crying for the compensation did not need compensation that time. This means that had the PP continued ruling these people wouldn’t have been asking for compensation now. In addition, many people patronized these demonstrations, including myself. And we were not shot. Why only very few were shot, if indeed the police were shooting recklessly? Were these people demonstrators or robbers? None of all the peaceful demonstrators were shot. Why only 0.001% of the so called demonstrators were shot?… Read more »

Pimpi
Pimpi
5 years ago
Reply to  Chititimbe

galu iwe poti padalibe m’bale wako. The police shot to death a boy of 14 while going to choir lessons just because he happened to have used the route in which the police were dispersing demonstrators and you are there defending the party of death and darkness

Kholowa mkabudula
Kholowa mkabudula
5 years ago

Guys alu ndi nthibulo andigaileko ndikalimbeko kuchipinda

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