The crackdown against the opposition continues as armed police officers on Sunday fired tear gas at supporters of United Democratic Front (UDF) and barricaded roads in Lilongwe leading to the venue where presidential aspirant Atupele Muluzi was going to address a rally.
Police blocked lawmaker Atupele, 33, from holding a rally and also fire tear gas at him when he was going to the venue of the rally.
The security forces threatened the UDF supporters they would be shot dead if they dared gather at venue where Atupele was scheduled to address a rally.
They violently dispersed the crowd that included elderly men and women.
Atupele in a brief reaction said the police action was “illegal, unconstitutional, barbaric, primitive and absolutely unacceptable.”