Kaliati blasts ‘evil’ Malawi leadership at emotional funeral of slain anti-Ansah protester

Hundreds of people, including opposition politicians and human rights activists on Sunday attended an emotional funeral ceremony of Justin Phiri, an anti-Jane Ansah protester who was beaten to death by Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers.

The funeral of Julius Phiri
Kaliati delivering his eulogy
Mourning Julius Phiri
Mtambo deliving his eulogy at the funeral
UTM Party members among mourners at the funeral of Justin Phiri
Kaliati at the funeral

UTM Party secretary general Patricia Kaliati and Human Rights Defenders Coaliton (HRDC) chairperson Timothy Mtambo were among the mourners who came to Chihawuhawu Galera Shaba village in Mzimba to witness the burial ceremony of Phiri.

In her eulogy, Kaliati blasted the country’s leadership  and  accused it for the death of the young man.

 

“This breaks my heart. This death was avoidable. Justin didn’t kill anyone to deserve death. Even those who kill people today, they are not sent to jail to be killed, they are sent to jail to serve a life sentence,” said Kaliati.

Kaliati said Malawians cannot continue living like they are in one party dictatorship, saying the country needs to move on.

“We need leaders with Malawi and Malawians at heart, not those who perpetrate violence and brutality amongst their own people,” said Kaliati.

She said Malawians will not be cowed to submission by the evildoers in the corridors of power.

Lawyer for Phiri’s family Precious Kondowe said he would be going to court to seek justice after a postmortem revealed that the protester died of infected wounds which were not treated and emanated from severe beating by the soldiers.

“The family has instructed me to seek justice from the court after the burial ceremony,” said Kondowe.

Phiri died in police custody after him and 18 others were picked for allegedly organizing an illegal protest match.

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pitala
pitala
1 year ago

RIP, EVERY LIVING CREATURE WILL DIE ONE DAY.

Bob Phiri
Bob Phiri
1 year ago

Kaliati will never return to parliament

Joloza
1 year ago

Ndinawona zithunzi Za atsilikalu athu amene anatemedwa NDI myala Ku Karonga ndi ma demo a HRDC ndinamva chisoni. A Kaliati NDI a Mtambo sanayankhulepo kanthu. Panopa munthu wamwalira chifukwa chomenyana NDI atsilikali mwayadamula kukamwa Ngati bokho. Mukananakondwera msilikali akanafa chifukwa chogendedwa NDI myala. Let’s call a spade a spade. Justin was wrong to fight against MDF soldiers. He crossed a red line.

HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
HRLGBT/LGBTIQ
1 year ago

PATRICIA CHOSEMA KALITI,usatinyase.Umaganiza kuti anthu angakuiwale wakhala mmaunduna onse akuenda osaseta chitsilu chachabechabe.Umboni wake ndie kuluzako, anthu anakutuluka

Abale
1 year ago

Talk about evil …… Patricia Kaliati is evil herself. satana woyenda ndi miyendo, mzimai okhalira a sing’anga zitsamba . Utha ngati ma curtains .

Beware of Independent
Beware of Independent
1 year ago

Did Seodi White cry for Brother Justine? Just curious.

kamtambo
kamtambo
1 year ago

Mtambo you are responsible for that death with your fellow friends and parties which you belong.

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
1 year ago

Kodi za Katundu wa eni ake mukuononga simukukambapo bwanji???? amene wa si a Malawi????

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
1 year ago

A Mtambo munawauza apite kuma demon,anthuwa anayamba kugenda asilikali mpaka kuvulala, asilikali anayamba kubweza, munalengeza kuti amene akupanga ma demon akuchita mwakufuna kwao ndipo ndi akuba, Lero wakuba uja wamwalira ndiye mukunyoza boma pamodzi ndi Chiboliboli chanucho Kaliati,mukufuna timve ziti? kufuna kulanda boma amatero????

Mike Bamusi
Mike Bamusi
1 year ago

I don’t like writing and talking bad about mdf .as a military officer I am heart broken seeing those private soldier s who think they are above the law killing a bonafide citizen.Now listen, if you think you are stars go to DRC.Zinakukanikani ku DRC and you were massacred there came in coffins and you just phwekera local weak malawians?that’s cowardly behavior ,you should be ashamed of yourself.I know there are a lot of good mdf guys but the few private mbuli watch out.

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