MZUZU-(MaraviPost)-A group known as North for Justice (NoJu) said it will not seat down and watch properties for both private and public being destroyed during the Thursday’s Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) national wide demonstrations.
NoJu Chairperson Steven Moyo said on Monday in Mzuzu.
The NoJu leader while appreciating HRDC for exercising its constitutional rights reminded its leaders to hold their demos peacefully.
He said as northerners they are tired with violent demonstrations because it crriples their businesses.
Moyo said those affected by the past HRDC demos are yet to recover while some have just started recovering therefore the Thursday organized protest should be peaceful.
“HRDC should also know that it is also its duty to protect the rights of all and not only those attend its demos. The past demos have destroyed number of properties,” Moyo explained.
If the Thursday protest will be violent, Moyo said NoJu members in all districts in the northern region will hold vigils at HRDC leaders’ house.
According to him, not all are happy with such kind of protests therefore HRDC should not take them for granted.
“We have many people in every districts including Mzuzu. We are tired and this time we are going to strike back constitutionally,” he threatened.
He said other organizations such as Anti- qouta system have been holding demostrations in the region which has been peaceful.
Mzuzu based social commentator Jackson Msiska also worried with the Thursday’s protests saying the organizers should tighten security.
“It is a different kind of protests because if you look at its theme “operation shutdown MEC offices”. I don’t think it will be a peaceful one,” said Msiska.
The Thursday demos is to force Jane Ansah and commissioners for Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to resign.