Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader Lazarus Chakwera has said they will use democratic means to push President Peter Mutharika out of power – a ballot in 2019 – saying his government has failed and there is need to “clean up” the country’s political landscape.
Chakwera told a mass rally in Mzuzu that Malawi economy was in a state of crisis as poverty was spreading at an alarming rate.
“We want to save this country from hunger, corruption, lack of jobs and quota system,” said Chakwera at Chibavi primary school ground in Mzuzu he was joined at the rally by Alliance for Democracy (Aford) leader Enock Chihana and Peoples Party (PP) Kamlepo Kalua.
Chakwera thanked other opposition leaders for working together with MCP in search for common ground “so that we can engage in effective common action.”
The MCP president who is also leader of opposition said he is re motivated by serving the people not power or greed..
Chakwera further condemned education quota system, saying it was a cause of injustice.
“Because of quota system, many people are illiterate and politicians take advantage of people’s illiteracy and corrupt them with little money to cause violence like what we have seen,” said Chakwera in reference to regime thugs who came to disrupt the rally.
The thugs believed to have been organised and sponsored by the regime, also attacked party women who attended the rally, and stripped some of them naked.
Chakwera said DPP should not waste money in buying pangas to attack political opponents but use to improve the quality of lives for all citizens.
“We are committed to balanced national development,” said the MCP president.
He said Malawi needs to move forward together at the same force.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :