By Vincent Gunde

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)-Thousands of people took to the streets on Friday, January 21, 2021 in Blantyre to demonstrate Malawi Salibwino with the call to President Lazarus Chakwera’s Tonse government to fulfill promises made during 2020 Presidential elections.

The demonstration happened following Malawi Police Service (MPS), Blantyre District Commissioner (DC) and concerned stakeholders agreement on COVID-19 the strict adherence.

And speaking after presenting a petition to Blantyre DC, Bon Kalindo, the lead organizer of the demos accused the Tonse Alliance government of failing to fulfill promises made during the campaign for votes describing it as the most corrupt out of all governments in Malawi.

Kalindo asked President Lazarus Chakwera to reverse Attorney General (AG)Thabo Chakaka-Nyirenda’s a 60-days amnesty to thieves.

He warnedTonse Alliance government that Malawians will make sure that suspected public resources looters are brought to book, prosecuted in a court of law and charged of prison sentences.

The lead organizer lamented that Reverend Christopher Mzomera Ngwira is languishing in prison for abusing MK250,000, Uladi Mussa some MK100,000 and Dr. Thomson Mpinganjira saying all these three must be released to enjoy the same amnesty as issued to MCP thieves.

“Let the ACB do its work without interferences, arrest all the thieves , Malawians demands nothing but justice and truth to prevail, no amnesty to protect MCP thieves in Malawi,” said Kalindo.

The MPS issued a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer James Kadadzera that pursuant to Section 106[1] of the Malawi Police Act, liability for any riot damages that may arise shall be upon the convenor, their organization and also every person that shall participate in the demonstrations.

The Police say they are aware of plans by some concerned citizens to conduct vigils at Chingeni Toll Plaza [Ntcheu] and Kalinyeke Toll gate in Dedza describing such vigils at Toll gates as criminal offences under the laws of Malawi.

“The Police will deal with any person attempting to commit such offences within its legal mandate of Crime Prevention,” reads in part the Police statement.

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