BY: Vincent Gunde
MCP DISPORA CALLS FOR ARRESTS OF DPP CADETS
The Malawi Congress Party( MCP) Diaspora wing, has called for the immediate arrests of all the DPP cadets that were involved in the violence, and for all those that injured HRDC official, Billy Mayaya to be brought to book and face justice.
The Wing describe what happened in Blantyre on Wednesday as a sad day for Malawi, and more importantly , a sad day for Malawi’s democracy of which the demonstrators were not breaking any laws of Malawi.
This is contained in a press statement signed by the Wing’s spokesman, Chalo Mvula ,warning the DPP and its army of the so called cadets ,that no one is above the law , the rule of law will take its course.
In the statement, the MCP Diaspora Wing is joining the international community in condemning the act of violence unleashed by members of the DPP on the innocent protesters in Blantyre.
The statement says every Malawian has the right to protest without getting intimidated, harassed, or beaten up by anybody, asking the DPP to immediately apologise to Malawians and promise to take responsibility of the behavior of their cadets..
The Wing says Malawians fought for these freedoms and will never sit down and watch while their brothers and sisters are being victimised, harassed, intimidated, attacked with attempts on their rights.
It says it is prepared to engage the international community and Human Rights Organizations until those that continue to commit these violent crimes are brought to justice.
The Wing is also urging the Inspector General of police to make sure that his officers take responsibility and remain professional in the delivery of their services..
The Diaspora Wing says reports that patients at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital were being tear gassed, are showing and exposing lack of professionalism on the police part.
Meanwhile, Minister of Homeland and Security who is also DPP Publicity Secretary, Nicholas Dausi, has assured Malawians that he will give a ministerial statement on the matter regarding the violence acts on Thursday in Parliament .