Mutharika warns HRDC, opposition on desire to make Malawi ungovernable

President Peter Mutharika has strongly warned the civil society organisations (CSOs) under the banner of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC)  and opposition political parties in the country against creating a lawless state.

Mutharika: Issues stern warning to HRDC, opposition MCP and UTM

Mutharika issued the  stern warning on Sunday at Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre during  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  and United Democratic Front (UDF) joint political rally for their alliance.

The warning follows HRDC  threatening to shut down State residences to force President  Mutharika to assent to Electoral Bills recently passed in Parliament.

The group also said they expect the President to fire the current Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioners and appoint a new commission to manage upcoming presidential election.

HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo said the group has planned March 25 as the date for the shutdown of State Houses if Mutharika is not going to act on the Bills and appoint new MEC commissioners.

But at the DPP-UDF political rally,  President Mutharika said honeymoon is over for HRDC, Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party to cause anarchy.

Mutharika said he will not continue to tolerate HRDC and opposition desire to demolish the economy and to make Malawi an ungovernable State of lawlessness.

He said Mtambo and Gift Trapence (HRDC leaders) are not bigger than the government

“I’m tired of HRDC stupidity and I will show them what am made of……Mtambo smell the coffee, wake up and realize your party is over,” said Mutharika while directing security agencies to block the vigils.

HRDC and opposition political parties have  been holding violent protests since May 2019 destroying public and private properties in the process.

On the impending State House vigils, Mutharika  said the police will deal with the HRDC  if they dare.

He challenged HRDC members not to dare come close to the State House on May 25, 2020.

Meanwhile, police have arrested the HRDC leaders.

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UTMCP ALLIANCE
UTMCP ALLIANCE
8 months ago

mumuwuze bwana wanuyo kuti ndi chitsiru

Zofu
Zofu
8 months ago

DPP guys we need the clip for Chilima kuti tikukhulupilireni and tizakuvoterani if he indeed said kuti if Peter dies i should take over send it please

BigMan
BigMan
8 months ago

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure.”

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
8 months ago
Reply to  BigMan

Lawlessness is when one or a group of people/ thieves do not respect laws of the country and disrespect court rulings

Bwana Waulesi
Bwana Waulesi
8 months ago

Arrrrrrrrrrrest them…… with or without politics still my belly will be full….. So those vigils aren’t about MEC it’s all about LGBTQ hidden agenda masquerading as 5milli of voiceless Malawians exclude me in ur figures and make it from now onwards 4.99milli zopusa ndimadana nazo kodi osamamenyelaso ufulu oti mamuna akwatila nkazi bwanji koma mamuma to mamuna za USATANA ZOPANDA NTCHITO ZACHABECHABE .

Mzeedi
Mzeedi
8 months ago

Shutting statehouse is a coup d etat and a step too far. Hrdc should rethink its strategy to avoid unintended consequences and further suffering for Malawians

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