Malawi CSOs say wrong to associate Black Monday with Satanism

Spokesperson for the Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) advocating for ‘Black Monday’ anti-government protests, Baldwin Chiyamwaka has  dismissed as propaganda  to associate the Black Monday day to negative things.

Thirteen high-profile civil society organisations (CSOs) operating under the Grand Coalition are  advocating for ‘Black Monday’ when Malawians will dress in black every Monday to symbolise the death of the public purse after being looted by thieves.

The Grand Coalition wants to seek a vote of no confidence in President Joyce Banda’s administration and push for an interim government if the State does not address their concerns over the way it is handling the massive looting of public resources.

But the move has come under fire from some section of the society who are linking the black attire and especially on Monday to Satanism.

Black attire protestors in Malawi
Black attire protestors in Malawi

It emerged that Monday is worship day for Satanists and black is one of the colours Satanists use according to

Satanists worship on Monday so that they take control of events in the week. The website says Satan’s colours are blue, red and black.

But Chiyamwaka a devout Christian himself dismissed the link to Satanism as work of detractors.

“The term Black Monday has nothing to do with any liberal ideas. In fact, black dressing should not be associated with negative connotations. The colour black is symbolising mourning,” said Chiyamwaka.

He added: “As you know, Malawians are in mourning because of the plunder of public resources and things that have happened to them. It is like one’s house has been broken into and the individual is mourning. That is
the situation we are in right now.”

Some commentators have fears that other civil society organizations may have been hoodwinked and brought into efforts to propagate Satanism in Malawi under the disguise of fighting against President Joyce Banda through Black Monday.

The CSOs have also planned periodic peaceful mass demonstrations across the country.

They also will be conducting a go-slow or stay-away from work to facilitate and in support of citizen occupation of Capital Hill and ensure that the President is in office daily so that she is seen to be part of the solution to the crisis.

Grand Coalition  will also organise a citizen occupation of State houses and conducting vigils and prayers for the country.

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