Malawians have taken up on social media to urge President Peter Mutharika to spike an intelligence report that complicates leader of opposition in parliament Lazarus Chakwera in demands for the Head of State to resign.
The National Intelligence Bureau, in a report presented to Mutharika says Chakwera is allegedly orchestrating moves by civil society groups to force the President resign from the top most job of the land.
However, Malawians have described operations of NIB as archaic, saying they are no longer different from the operations of the now disbanded Police Special Branch which were targetting those with dissenting views against the government.
“Mr [Nichola] Dausi should know that we are no longer in one party state where he was an intelligence officer in the Malawi Young Pioneers. We are in multiparty system of government and the opposition is not the enemy of government but rather a government in waiting,” reads one comment on social media.
An entry wonders if NIB officers have the capacity to gather and critically analyse intelligence data, saying most of them are not qualified for the job as they are just picked for the job as long as they are connected to some government top officials.
Another Malawian says NIB has failed Malawians because it fails to pick crime intelligence that can help police prevent or combat crime.
Dausi could not be reached for comment but he has declined to comment on intelligence issues in the past, saying they are sensitive and are national security matters that cannot be discussed in public.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :