Malawi police said they have arrested some vandal after they pulled down President Peter Mutharika billboards and ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) flags at Mzuzu Shoprite Roundabout.
The people destroyed President Mutharika’s billboard after a peaceful demonstration organised by the civil society organisation (CSOs) while chanting that the Mutharika responsible for the mess affecting Malawians.
It took police intervention to quell the situation after others wanted to vandalise some shops close to the main bus depot.
Northern Region Police publicist Peter Kalaya said they have arrested 17 individuals who wanted to take advantage of the praceful protests.
Kalaya said those arrested acted after the CSOs had delivered the petition.
“The demonstrations were very peaceful because of the coordination with CSOs. But there are some people who wanted to take advantage of this, and we have arrested them. These people acted after the demonstrations,” said Kalaya.
The protesters carried placards displaying the many challenges that the Mutharika government is failing to address and as they marched at Mzuzu Clock Tower, the protesters sad down, and symbolically cried over government’s handling of the K4 billion payout to Members of Parliament.
In the cries, they accused Mutharika of trying to compensate legislators who had helped his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regime to reject the Electoral Reforms Bills in November.
“Munkhwala muvipatala tilije, vyose tikugomzga madona! Mukiba kale kufuma mu CDF, sono mwati mwibeso K4 billion, mwabankhungu imwe timalanenge namwe [We have no drugs in hospitals, we rely on donors. You already stole from the Constituency Development Fund, and now you want to steal K4 billion, you thieves! We will deal with you!],” they chanted in Tumbuka.
Others claimed in their cries that the DPP government has specialists in stealing public moneyFollow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :