MCP cautioned against rights violations

Political analyst George Phiri has warned the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) supporters against violating other people’s rights during demonstrations.

MCP supporters continue to organize protests against the outcome of the May 21 presidential polls.

There was chaos in Lilongwe on Thursday as police fired teargas canisters outside MCP Headquarters to disperse supporters during the demonstrations.

Phiri said although demonstrations are part of human rights and are constituted in Malawi’s constitution, people who are demonstrating need need to understand that they should not violate rights of others.

“People who go to work they are also exercising their rights and they should not be disturbed because of my exercise of my rights,” the University of Livingstonia based political analyst said.

On Tuesday MCP invaded at Capital Hill where they demanded all civil servants to leave the premises claiming that they are working for an illegal government.

Phiri cautioned leaders for the protesting supporters to tread carefully.

“At the Capital Hill those are civil servants, they are public servants and they save the public and the public is not only the people that are aggrieved.

“There also some people in the public who may need services of those public servants working at Capital Hill or elsewhere,” he said.

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