SADC parliamentary forum condemns Malawi political violence

Southern African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum, and international Justice and Reconciliation Conference which has just ended in Gaborone, Botswana has condemned the violence which took place in the Malawi’s northern City, Mzuzu, last month, during the  political solidarity rally, which the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) held, alongside Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) and the former ruling People’s Party(PP).

Njbvuyalema: Political violence condemned
Njbvuyalema: Political violence condemned

Speaking soon after the arrival at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, Vice President of the SADC-PF who is also a Secretary General for the African Parliamentary Network on SDGs, Joseph Njobvuyalema, told a group of journalists that what happened in Mzuzu was against SDG number 16 which talks about justice for everyone.

“What happened in Mzuzu has potential to plunge the country into much more violence and there is need to come up with pre-emptive measures,” said Njobvuyalema.

Njobvuyalema has since encouraged the re-establishment of Malawi Forum and Dialogue.

He said the SADC meeting was called to discuss ways and means of establishing violent free states especially those scenarios of violence happening during the election and other political party functions.

“There is need to establish cross party group on peace building and conflict resolutions at national, regional and continental level,” said Njobvuyalema.

According to Njobvuyalema, the meeting resolved to find mechanism of making it possible for ideas, beliefs, needs which are opposed to each other to finally coexist in line with SDGs 16.

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