Mutharika meets PAC over peaceful 2019 polls

President Peter Mutharika is meeting officials from quasi-religious body, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) to discuss and find solutions to the rising political tension and violence ahead of the 2019 tripartite elections.

President Mutharika and PAC chair Rev Chingota

Executive director of PAC Robert Phiri said the PAC officials will also invite Mutharika to participate in national prayers for peace.

“PAC wants to sell its ideas to the president on how to build peace ahead of the elections. We will also meet the Leader of Opposition [Lazarus Chakwera] and all leaders of political parties. We are on peace mission,” said Phiri.

Phiri also said PAC wants to meet state run Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) management to discuss the same issue as the broadcaster broadcasts hate speeches against the opposition.

He said PAC wants a peaceful electoral process before and after the elections.

Presidential advisor on NGOs Mavuto Bamusi said Mutharika would meet the PAC officials, saying the president’s wish has always been to see a peaceful election.

“It is the nature of the president to engage the faith community on issues of national importance, on how to build peace in the run up to the elections,” said Bamusi.

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets has been involved in political violence which include the burning of the United Transformation Movement vehicles as well as petrol bombing residences of UTM officials.

Police are yet to make arrests.

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Ngolongoliwa
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Ngolongoliwa

Mungotaya nawo nthawi awa samamva akalamba

BigMan
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BigMan

You are wasting time meeting APM, he has zero influence over the party. You should have met Mchacha, the commander of the violent cadets running havoc in our streets.

Lulu
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Lulu

Meeting the head of DPP cadets??

Vinjenje
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Vinjenje

Which Police is yet to make arrests ?Jose’s Police ?Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk !

ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL
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WHY CAN’T PAC–CHURCH –SCOS JUST WRITE A LETTER TO COLONIAL MASTERS SO THEY CAN COME BACK AND GOVERN THE COUNTRY ?54 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE HAS BEEN A MOCKERY AND INSULT TO MALAWIAN PEOPLE

Chriss
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Chriss

Pano a Peter mwayamba kuona kufunika kwa PAC… too late Mr President. You have now the energy to sit with them.. kaya ma envelop in the name of fuel sanayende kaya , munthe akukhala mu Lilongwe momuno koma fuel more than 100,000.00 .. ndangodutsamo .. fever for the polls i guess

Achiswe
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It is one thing to talk, but another thing to act. Unless APM disbands his DPP cadets, this meeting will be fruitless.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

We can have peaceful elections but not fair, that is why Mutharika should be told that MBC is a state broadcaster and it must serve Malawians.

HoRror
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HoRror

Musiye kutuma mafumu kuti azitenga ma ID a anthu awo. Ma id akufunika kuti a chani

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