DPP asks government to arrest anti-demos protesters

By Esnart Chingwalu

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has asked government to arrest organizers of the  demonstrations countering last Fridays’ Blantyre demonstrations which were organized by former UTM Director of Youth, Bon Kalindo.

In a press statement released on Monday signed by party’s spokesperson Shadreck Namalomba, it says what some people did before the demonstrations is uncalled for and police have to act on the matter.

The statement further says that the party is dismayed by some video clips going around alleging to be Malawi Congress Party (MCP) supporters who are threating to kill any demonstrator in the scheduled Lilongwe demonstrations this coming Friday.

“The DPP is even more disturbed with video clips in circulation via social media made by individuals alleging to be from MCP sponsored terror group, Nsundwe Barracks openly talking violence and intimidation including threats of killing one of the demonstrators and selling his body parts in Devil Street in Lilongwe,” reads part of the statement.

Meanwhile, the former governing party has pointed out at seven things directed to the government to do such as arresting the said Nsundwe Barracks members and dismantle the group which it says is being sponsored by MCP.

The party has also ordered that alleged MCP trained militias be disarmed; it says the group illegally provides security to the President and other institutions.

In addition to stop training MCP followers at Mtakataka Police Training School.

Lastly, DPP want all police officers who teargassed the peaceful demonstrators in Blantyre to be investigated and that police should be treating Malawians fairly by providing security to all citizens holding peaceful demonstrations in Malawi.

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