Clergy demands arrest of perpetrators of political violence – Capital Radio Malawi
14 April, 2024

Clergy demands arrest of perpetrators of political violence

Jumbe: This has to be checked

The clergy is pressing law enforcers to swiftly arrest thugs who hacked and injured 29 Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) supporters in Lilongwe.

The incident happened on Saturday in Lilongwe when thugs armed stoned and panga knives injured and damaged vehicles for DPP members.

DPP supporters had gathered for a Blue Convoy Parade.

No arrests have so far been made.

The CCAP Blantyre Synod through its Church and Society Program has condemned this act of terror.

The programme’s executive director Master Jumbe stresses that this is a threat to democracy.

“If we are to have free and fair elections next year, cases of political violence have to be addressed now. Llast week similar cases were reported in Zomba and what we saw in Lilongwe was a repeat of the same. This has to be checked,” said Jumbe.

On his part, general secretary of the Evangelical Association of Malawi Francis Mkandawire wonders why no action has been taken thus far.

“It is surprising that since the incident occurred, the police have not made any arrest despite evidence of people who are battling for their lives in hospitals,” questioned Mkandawire.

He further called on political parties in the country to condemn the malpractice in strongest terms and stop using the youths as instruments of terror.

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