Renowned political analyst Ernest Thindwa has advised the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to cancel its planned victory marches to pave way for the June 20 demonstrations organized by Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC).
This follows an announcement by DPP Southern Region Governor Charles Mchacha on Sunday that they will march in the three major cities of Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu from June 18-24 to celebrate their presidential election win.
Thindwa told YFM that the move by DPP has a possibility of causing violence among Malawians therefore there is need to rescind the decision to avoid bloodshed of innocent Malawians.
“It is highly irresponsible for DPP to organize celebration demonstrations against those who are protesting against the results of the May 21 tripartite elections.
“In my view i would expect the DDP president to advise the party to hold the march because what i am seeing is not democracy this is recipe for violence so they needed to be sensitive and more concerned about current state of affairs by giving democracy a chance,” Thindwa said.
DPP spokesperson Nicholus Dausi asked for time to consult before commenting on the matter.
In September 2018, DPP also organized a blue march and rallies in Blantyre on the same day of the demonstrations by Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) against the Blantyre City Council’s decision to sell the mayor’s house to DPP.