Malawi army, police advised to defy orders to shoot peaceful protesters

State  Vice-President Saulos Chilima has told the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers and the police to defy orders to shoot down peaceful protesters.

One of the demonstrations organised by Human Rights Defenders Coalition 

Speaking at Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre on Sunday, Chilima said it was illegal to shoot down peaceful protesters.

“Let me talk to you now as the country’s state vice president, do not take any orders that will force you to shoot peaceful protesters. This is illegal,” said Chilima.

His advice to the state security agents comes barely a week after president Peter Mutharika warned Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) that he had instructed the MDF and the police to deal with protesters who would invade state residences in a bid to  shut them down.

President Mutharika has received stinging criticism for ordering the police to arrest prominent rights activists; Timothy Mtambo, Gift Trapence and MacDonald Sembereka on allegations that they were inciting people to shut down the state residences.

Chilima said Malawi is a democratic state where peaceful protests are allowed.

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Zoona
Zoona
8 months ago

Mr Nundwe utsogoleri wakukanikani ku Army. MDF is like a security company. Akakuchotsani pamenepo do you think.k you will still have that power. Think please,

Khwekhwelele
Khwekhwelele
8 months ago

U r giving orders ngati ndani? You were even speaking under the influence of alcohol. Shame on this boy.

Mina
Mina
8 months ago

Zimene wanena chilima ndi matama kwa anthu osaidziwa democracy should they kill innocent people when they want to express their concerns no if they are walking peaceful they are matching peaceful despite Who they are which region they comes from the parties they are supporting but if there is something important for their voices to heard they should not be chased by police Army like criminals. Agreeing with VIP chilima.sometimes if these people don’t treated like humans this is what we hear crashes btwn them and civilians. Love our nation knowing thy duties and laws.✅🤗

T.Eye
T.Eye
8 months ago
Reply to  Mina

Miss interpretation Mina simunamvetsetsetu inu

POLITICAL RPROPER GANDA
POLITICAL RPROPER GANDA
8 months ago

Ine sindingasapote munthu oti akamapita pansanja ndiekuti aledzele kaye ndie akakwanitsa kulubwa

ERUTU
ERUTU
8 months ago

Bakha

Nyekhwedala
8 months ago

Dziko la malamulo
U recklessly lost the mandate am sorry 100 days after 2014 inauguration! VP seem to advise within his limitations with fire and lots of energy and the future looks great mu mgwirizano
MALAWI FIRST!! Are you getting it???

Zio ine
Zio ine
8 months ago

The army will take orders from Chilima because even Ntambo can order them to guard him. The current army under Nundwe has been turned into a security company lower than guardaworld.

wittykeys 2021
wittykeys 2021
8 months ago
Reply to  Zio ine

If the Army gets away from Demos police yokha akhoza kuyimphwasula A Malawi because half of Police ndi ma Cadets wa Dpp

Fini
Fini
8 months ago

The army should keep away. We do not want them to interfere in politics. What is happening in our country is a power struggle. There is nothing to do with the so-called ‘CHANGE’.

OWO
OWO
8 months ago

Malawi has never had a crazy and evil VP like Chilima.

ERUTU
ERUTU
8 months ago
Reply to  OWO

Phweeeee

HASI
HASI
8 months ago

Chilima amaziona ngati ndani?

ERUTU
ERUTU
8 months ago
Reply to  HASI

Bakha iwe kodi?

Tizanka
Tizanka
8 months ago

Has Chilima now assumed powers as commander in chief? Muziwona a Malawi, the moment this dude gets back in power you will taste these levels of arrogance

Malawi belong to the citizens
Reply to  Tizanka

Chilima is a good leader.

ERUTU
ERUTU
8 months ago
Reply to  Tizanka

Tizanka kodi iwe ngwa gulu la bakhaa

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