Malawi govt. condemns AU over Police excessive force statement

Government has angrily reacted to a statement from the African Union Southern Africa regional office (AU-Saro) who condemned the police for using excessive force to crack down on Malawi Congress Party (MCP) cadres’ protests.

Police fired teargas at protests of  alleged election fraud

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation says the police has continued to exercise maximum restraint in discharging its duties.

“The government wishes to reaffirm its open door policy and willingness to engage with all stakeholders in the post-election period.

“However, the government of Malawi is appalled that the AU-Saro has resorted to engage the media on such matters of national interest,” says the ministry in a press statement.

At least two people were shot at and others injured as police tried to break a violent protest outside the MCP headquarters in Lilongwe.

The statement says the government is committed to the rule of law and will ensure that peace and security is maintained in the country, more so, during the post-election period.

“The government, including the head of state has appealed to all parties concerned to maintain peace and order and restrain from provocative activities,” the ministry says.

The ministry says the government will continue to do everything possible to ensure that all citizens and residents are protected and that peace and order is maintained in the country.

The government has since appealed to the AU-Saro to follow normal diplomatic channels when engaging the government of Malawi.

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Tizanka
Tizanka
3 years ago

AU is only good at peacekeeping missions. Maybe they want a war here so that they can do a peacekeeping mission

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
3 years ago

Which violent protest u are refering to? MCP supporters are doing peaceful demos & at MCP HQ nobody was harassing anyone only when Police fire teargas its when pple react dont lie us u Ministry Officials AU is saying the truth aaaah! Chani Apa.

Belekanyama
Belekanyama
3 years ago

Just shows our officials at Ministry of Foreign Affairs are cadets

Phingo Walusa
Phingo Walusa
3 years ago

Which government are you talking about, the Tippex One? You mean you cannot understand that you are not recognized? You may kill people now, but, tell you the truth, it wont take long. This land will have what it deserves. What the AU has done should send a signal if you have any brains. Abongololo nokhanokha!

Chriss Phiri
Chriss Phiri
3 years ago

Vindere va police Za pa malawi

Mwananyanian
3 years ago

The Government is absolutely right to get pissed at the exaggerated claims by the AU. And that statement is straight ass wipe. Our Police are doing a commendable job on this issue, so far. Flush out the protesters, and show them no mercy whatsoever. Reminder to the violent protesters and their leaders: you should be so lucky you are demonstrating under a democratic government. If Your “Leader wamuyaya (Dictator Kamuzu Banda) was the President at this juncture, you would be gargling your own blood by now. MCP of the time (same name and sentiments as the Present) has zero respect… Read more »

Msambanjati
Msambanjati
3 years ago
Reply to  Mwananyanian

Kamuzu and Bingu did the same shit what you mlomwe iwe are talking and the rest is history. Nothing wrong with the AU for speaking on behalf of the voiceless. Koma alomwe munabweleranji ku Malawi? The criminal element you inherited from your parents is still haunting you. It is documented that lomwes were thiefs and criminals

Arnold
Arnold
3 years ago

Stupid Dpp government you think the world is not watching your nosense.. Shame on you ignorant professor Peter Mutharika and your corrupt leadership

Jakison Laanje
Jakison Laanje
3 years ago

NKhani zina za ku Malawi izi:
Mkango Says No Detailed Talks With US Department of Defense As Yet
Thu, 6th Jun 2019 16:49

http://www.lse.co.uk/AllNews.asp?code=us8usyx7&headline=Mkango_Says_No_Detailed_Talks_With_US_Department_of_Defense_As_Yet

more here

https://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/World+News/Africa/Malawi

Jakison Laanje
Jakison Laanje
3 years ago

Nalonso boma la DPP. Do you meant you have time to respond to African Union Southern Africa Regional Office (AU-SARO). Amapanga chani officie imeneyi. Nkhani muziyankha ikachoka kulikulu ku AU. Osati AU-SARO. Kuli ndani oganiza?

Bwana Zonke the Utopian
Bwana Zonke the Utopian
3 years ago

Not good way to start your job boss.. Representing Mr President on the funeral!

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