LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-United Transformation Movement (UTM) has condemned violent and brutal acts which Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters have unleashed on anti Jane Ansah protesters on 25 September, 2019, in the Commercial City of Blantyre.
In a statement released by UTM’s Spokesperson, Dr Joseph Chidanti Malunga, the party says it categorically and unequivocally condemns the state- sponsored acts of brutality.
“This barbarism has no place in an open and democratic society and is further evidence, if any was needed, of the impunity of the DPP and their resolve to cling on to power by any means necessary. These acts of brutality are aimed at silencing the voices of well – meaning Malawians who feel cheated by those they entrusted with state power and authority. This violence has been unleashed on innocent Malawians as part of DPP’s scorched-earth tactics to govern through fear and intimidation as the rule of law slowly but surely erodes in this country. However, history of this country is replete with examples of spectacular failure of attempts to brutalise people into submission. This violence too shall fail to silence people of Malawi,” reads the statement in part.
The statement further puts it that Malawians have lost trust in the police who were only watching the drama unfold.
The statement therefore, appeals to all Malawians of good will and are tired of the current state of the nation to join together and observe a National Day of Action Against Impunity.
According to the statement, the day is yet be announced.
There were running battles in Blantyre on 25 September, 2019 when DPP supporters were stopping anti Jane Ansah demonstrators who wanted to hold a vigil at Comesa Hall in the city.
The clash between the DPP supporters and protesters has seen Billy Mayaya, one of organisers of the demos and other demonstrators injured by the cadets.