LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi Police Service at Lingadzi Station in the capital Lilongwe through community policing office on Tuesday June 9 2020 engaged politicians, chiefs and religious leaders on how best ending political violence.
Speaking during the meeting, chairperson for Pastors Fraternal at Kauma, James Chirwa said political parties comes and go as well as leaders, but Kauma will still stand as one family.
He urged the gathering to refrain from political violence.
“People might belong to different political parties, but all belong one village and one nation,” said Chirwa.
In his remarks, Senior Group Village Headman Kauma condemned political violence practices.
“Violence can happen or not based on what leaders alter from their mouths. As chiefs, we do not belong to any political party”, said Senior Group Village Headman Kauma
Senior Group Village Headman Kauma further assured political leaders in his area that they will not deter any polical party who want to conduct rallies in his area.
He, therefore warned people that he will not condone any one who use obscene language during campaign.
On his part, Community Policing Coordinator for Lingadzi Police Station Inspector Rashid Chimala assured the gathering that police will provide maximum security to any political party during and after campaign period.
In her remarks, district civic education officer for Lilongwe Hajila Allie said was ashamed to hear that there was political violence at Kauma.
Allie said the malpractice will not be condoned.
She further took her her time to remind and educate people how democracy started and why.
“Every right has its responsibilities and that every politician must do things openly with transparency,” said Allie.