By: Vincent Gunde
MCP URGES POLICE TO ARREST DEMONSTRATIONS CRIMINALS
The Malawi Congress Party ( MCP), has urged the Malawi Police Service ( MPS) to respond to the acts of violence as reported during the on- going nationwide demonstrations being organised by the HRDC.
The MCP wants the MPS to bring to book the perpetrators who harassed a female police officer, stripping her of her clothing, exposing her to public disgrace and trauma in Lilongwe.
The party believes that these are the same criminals who even desecrated the public mausoleum in city centre Lilongwe, a national monument that serves as the resting place for the Father and Founder of Malawi, the late Ngwazi Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda.
The call is contained in a press statement signed by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Rev. Maurice Munthali on MCPs solidarity with citizen protests.
In the statement, the MCP says it will double its efforts to see to it that the criminals fall miserably as the party is resolving to stand with Malawians who are demanding for electoral justice,, now.
The MCP says it is aware that despite the peaceful and orderly conduct to most Malawians during the demonstrations, afew criminals and lawless individuals believed to be cadets, managed to infiltrate the ranks of the protests.
The party says these few lawless individuals, used the occasion as an opportunity to discredit and stain the protests by vandalising shops belonging to innocent and hard working citizens.
However, the MCP is wishing to commend all Malawians of good will who flooded the streets of Malawi to exercise their Constitutional right to protest on Tuesday 6th August, 2019.
The party believes that the nationwide protests of Tuesday 6th August, 2019 will go down in the nation’s history as representing a day of reckoning for the corrupt and crumbling DPP regime.
During the demonstrations, the office of the Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communications Technology at the city centre in Lilongwe was vandalised without tampering the portrait of President Professor Peter Mutharika, of which many Malawians allege that the cadets did the work.