THYOLO-(MaraviPost)-Desperate Malawi Police Service on Friday, February 19, 2021 detained and later released the civil rights body, Centre for Democracy and Economic Democracy (CDEDI)’s executive director Sylvester Namiwa.
The incident happened after the police was trying to block Namiwa addressing landless people in Thyolo district.
Namiwa confirmed the detention to The Maravi Post but later was released to address the people in the district.
“It was a CDEDI police clash on Friday at Khonjeni in Thyolo. The police blocked CDEDI from addressing the landless people in the district. After a 15 to 20 minutes fracas was allowed to address the people,” says Namiwa
In the address, Namiwa dared Land Minister Kenzie Msukwa on idle land in the district.
CDEDI therefore vowed to explore all legally available means to ensure that justice is served on the forgotten voices of the landless people in Thyolo and Mulanje districts.