Malawi President Joyce Banda has sent a warning shot to those who she alleged are behind the security breakdown to leave innocent civilians and fight state security to prove their mettle.
She said this on Friday at Ndirande ground in Blantyre where she addressed a rally as part of commemorating her 100 days as President of the country.
Banda said she had noted that some people with crooked minds want to use criminals to bring down her government.
She asked them to direct their efforts to the state security rather than taking on harmless innocent civilians.
“Ndikufuna ndinene pano kuti amene mwapangana kuti timulepheretse Mai Joyce Banda, mubwere ku Sanjika muzidzathamangitsana ndi anyamata amenewa. (I want to say this that those that have ganged up to bring down my government should come over and deal with these security men at Sanjika),” said President Banda.
Her remarks come in the wake of the recent security breakdown in the country where several lives and property including money have been lost to criminals since government denounced the ‘shoot to kill’ directive by the police.
She described as unfortunate to take on innocent people just because they want to fight her as if the presidency she has was stolen from them.
The Malawi leader also distanced herself from the people plying their trade in undesignated places in town claiming they got authority from her or that they are her followers.
She said those that really sympathise with her do their businesses in legal places, giving an example of Ndirande business people.
President Banda also asked the international business community mostly of the Asian origin to have a kind heart for Malawians by emulating government’s gesture by reducing prices of their goods because government in the just passed budget, reduced the tax for importation of goods.
Speaking earlier, Traditional Authority Kapeni said the rally was an opportunity for him to commend the president for the success she has made in the shortest period she has been in office.
He said evidence was there that things are on the right track mentioning the improvement of international relations, tobacco prices at the Auction Floors and availability of forex.
Before the rally, the President was taken around to see some products manufactured locally by local people. The products included shoes, juices, textiles, and furniture to mention but a few.
At one moment, Provincial chair for the ruling People’s Party Ali Mbalaka introduced to the president new members that included Member of Parliament for Ndirande Malabada, Aaron Sangala and former Member of Parliamnet for Thyolo East, Bapu Khamisa among others.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :