President Mutharika accuses demo organisers of plotting insurrection: ‘They want Malawi to be a lawless state’

President Peter Mutharika on Saturday called on Malawians to put aside their differences as the country celebrates 55th Independence anniversary and condemned organisers of the protests to denounce his re-election in May of plotting to overthrow his government and warned them that the authorities would treat them harshly.

Mutharika: Turning Malawi into a lawless society is unacceptable
Mutharika says The violence you see is calculated to turn Malawi into a lawless state
President Mutharika said force will be met by force and this nonsense will come to an end,
Malawi’s 55th anniversary of independence from Britain.

Protesters  organised by civil society groups with support of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party have been demonstrating for nearly two months against results of the presidential election and are calling for the resignation of chairperson of the Malawi Electoral Commission, Jane Ansah.

“This is the day everyone must show how we love Malawi. Malawi is the only country we have. If we destroy this country, we have destroyed ourselves.

“We may have our differences but we are not enemies. There is no Malawian who must regard a fellow Malawian as an enemy,” Mutharika said.

Mutharika said organisers of the protests  wanted to turn the country into a “lawless society”.

Said the Malawi leader: “The violence you see is calculated to make Malawi a lawless state. That is why they want to undermine all the democratic institutions that ensure law and order in this country.”

He added: “They want to create lawlessness so that they can take over this government. But they will only take this government over my dead body.”

Mutharika issued a stern warning that the organisers will be dealt with severely.

“Turning Malawi into a lawless society is unacceptable. We will hold each one of them accountable, force will be met by force and this nonsense will come to an end,” said Mutharika.

“Intimidating people who support government is unacceptable. Intimidating innocent business people is unacceptable. Intimidating our chiefs is unacceptable.

“And we, the people of Malawi, will hold them accountable. The law will take action,” Mutharika said.

Lazarus Chakwera, MCP president, who alleges he was robbed of victory, and former vice president Saulos Chilima of UTM party — have been taking part in the protestswhich  have been organised by a non-profit grouping, civil society organisation under the banner of the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC).

Mutharika said the country will continue on the path to prosperity.

“Malawi will continue to move forward. This country belongs to us all,” Mutharika said.

The celebrations were marked by a Malawi Defence Force (MDF) parade, traditional dances and a football match between Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets.

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atusaye
atusaye
2 years ago

our president evaaaaaa

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
2 years ago

Kkkk there has been no laws even before! Wat are talking about??????

Malemu Tippex Arthur P Stole K145 million

Chitsiru ichi is the one undermining democracy by stealing votes with tippex. Ufa in less than three years because of old age. Like it or not ndiwe wokalamba.

Hora
Hora
2 years ago

Our country is already a lawless country,if it were lawful the immediate past president Peter mutharika wouldn’t have accepted the K145million bribe money from batatawala.this former president is very very weak that is why he fails to make decisions.

Joloza
2 years ago

President Mutharika has told the nation in his address at Independence Day that “The violence you see is calculated to turn Malawi into a lawless state. That is why they want to undermine every democratic institution that ensures law and order in the country.” So sad that Malawi is turning into a lawlessness state. Looting and vandalising of businesses and gvt offices is undemocratic. It must be condemned strongly. No sane Malawian would associate himself/herself with these barbaric acts by MCP and UTM supporters. Its evil and undemocratic. Someone who is not in business can’t feel the pain of having… Read more »

Holly Tit
Holly Tit
2 years ago

Kodi chikuti chani chitsiruchi?

Jamax
Jamax
2 years ago

Great speech Mr. President don’t be worried God is with you ALL these EVIL ENEMIES you see now will be clothed with shame and they shall come down kneeling down before you because the hand of the LORD is upon you. The Bible say’s person is known by his works and the works of ENEMIES Chakwera, Chilima and Trapence have been brought to light these are hatred, bloodshed, inciting violence, stealing, looting etc, truelly this is pure EVIL they belong to the OLD SERPENT but days are numbered for these false opposition leaders.

Lum Cee
Lum Cee
2 years ago

Nkhalamba iyi yasowa zonena, I thought he would use the opportunity of 55 independence to bring Malawi together.

Walai
Walai
2 years ago

Fake president always be empty minded like you the way u bribed and kill our national and how a leader cannot speak malawian tongue kkkkkk

Walai
Walai
2 years ago

Fake president

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