Irate Malawians from the northern region who are living in Soleadership this week wrote President Peter Mutharika and the ruling Democratic Progressivel Party (DPP) Government. The purpose of the letter, made available to the Maravi Post, is to immediately clarify challenges affecting people in Malawi.
The Revamp AFORD Movement (RAMO), a political grouping under the Alliance for Democracy (AFORD) in South Africa, led a group of demonstrators in peaceful demonstrations over the weekend and deliver the letter and their grievances to Malawi High Commission in South Africa.
In the petition, the group asks President Mutharika to rectify their concerns; among them are the quota education system, corruption, nepotism, and regionalism, which the group claims make their friends and relatives live a tough life in their own country.
“We are deeply concern with the way our relatives are living under your leadership. You treat them as illegal immigrants in their own country. We therefore ask you to address the issues raised with immediate effect,” reads part of the petition to President Mutharika.
Speaking in a telephone interview with Maravi Post, one of the group leaders Evisson Nkhoma, threatened to take unspecified action if their grievances are not addressed.
According to Nkhoma, some Malawians are failing to go back home, not because they committed any crime, but due to Mutharika’s type of leadership.
The group also accused Mutharika for being biased in dealing with cashgates suspects.
“Mutharika’s leadership will be remembered badly in our region,” said Nkhoma.
Officials from Malawi High Commission in South Africa, confirmed to have received the petition and disclosed that they had already sent the group’s grievances to the President’s office.