Malawi army patrols Capital Hill as CSOs march to deliver petition

Malawi soldiers and police who first blocked thousands of protesters as they tried to march on to Capital Hill, the seat of government,  to present their 10-point demand petition, later cleared the protestors to enter.

Soldiers and armored vehicles enter Capital Hill

The law enforcers directed the demonstrators to Civic Offices, a move caused divisions within the organisers of the peaceful demonstrations as others wanted to break the police cordon and proceed to Capital Hill while others agreed to present the petition to the city council.

The civil society organisations( CSOs) wanted their petition to be delivered to to President Peter Mutharika of Vice President Saulos Chilima.

Mutharika, who was in Britain on an official visit, was on his way returning home while Chilima was not in his office and military police, touting guns, have surrounded the Office of President and Cabinet.

Protestors, however, they did not know who would receive the petition but nevertheless they chanted triumphantly and defiantly as they entered Capital Hill.

Malawi Army soldiers who have taken over the security of the seat of government just looked on.

 

 

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Minority vote president
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Minority vote president

Mariana Army boma ili likupitadi…kkkkkkkkkk

Moshmann
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Moshmann

Stop abuse of the Armed Forces of Malawi. Internal Security is not their mandate. Please the powers that be allow Malawi Police Service do their job as stipulated in the Laws of Malawi. Let’s not abuse MDF by commanding them to do jobs not prescribed for them. Let our highly trained and specialized guys protect us from external forces not ma demo. Let’s change how I GOT and army Commanders are appointed. Otherwise their allegiance is not to mother Malawi but to appointing powers. That’s wrong.

MAJOR 2
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MAJOR 2

Well done for bringing in MDF! These CSO,s (MCP) are bloody criminals, they wanted to disturb the peace, that was they intention, they are paying people to come and steal. What have they got to worry about MDF been present if they wanted peaceful demo! Well the demos were a flop!! Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk try again later,

Apoche
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Apoche

There is no Democracy…This amain point.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

An army’s allegiance is to the public and not a political party. Malawi army is supposed to protect its citizens under certain circumstances and certainly not during demos. An army’s mandate is to kill and thats what they’re trained for and not public order. Malawi isn’t in a state of emergency. The Public Order Police should be enough to do its job. You can’t have the army in the streets as if Malawi is at war with itself. This is truly disgusting and it begs to question what type of leaders we have in Malawi. This is an impeachable offence… Read more »

State house
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State house

This is stupidity of unimaginable proportion. What’s is wrong with peter mutharika. This guy is simply a big joke. What was the point of bringing in the army? . Creating an affront between the army and the people is the worst nightmare that you can ask for. Koma president uyu no. You have armed thugs terrorizing the citizenry but you have never thought of deploying the army to support our weak and clueless police and yet you deploy the Army to intimidate an un armed citizenry peacefully demonstrating. I really have problems to understand mutharika I must admit

Chisoni
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Chisoni

That’s being salvage, Malawi army is not supposed to do that mumango khala apa ku arm kuli makali pentala ma engineers kuli Zambiri kamangeni ma bridge not this stupid jobs develop your country.. you are there to protect the people.. simungawone ku zimbabwe austria, Armenia Brazil mayiko ambiri the army again corruption mujutenko mbali iti kuti corruption ithe .. youI are not politicians… wankulu wanuyo WOPUSA kwambiri he needs more training ..

A Pitala Mwakula
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A Pitala Mwakula

That is the problem of having a Ngolongoliwa as army commander and IG too. Both from from kupopa magaz district.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

The Army Commander and IG are both useless and don’t even understand their jobs. Why would a whole army intimidate their own citizens who they’re supposed to protect. Did the army commander get the mandate fro parliament. When was the debate and the resolution passed? This is a disgrace. This is enough to get the president impeached for issuing an illegal command to the army. The army commander should also be fired with immediate effect for deploying soldiers in the street when he knows pretty well that it is against the law unless the parliament has passed law for such… Read more »

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