President Peter Mutharika has not received a petition from Civil Society organizations CSO’s as ordered by the High court.
The CSO’s were expected to present the petition to Mutharika during nationwide demonstrations which took place in Lilongwe, Blantyre, Zomba and Mzuzu cities.
Speaking after presenting the petition to Chief Executive Officer of Lilongwe City Council Moza Zeleza and presidential advisor on nongovernmental organizations Mavuto Bamusi one of the organizers of the demonstrations Gift Trapence said they will sue again the president.
“We have given Mutharika 90 days to respond to their concerns.If the president fails to respond the CSO’s will ask members of parliament to impeach him when they meet in December, this year,” Trapence expresses.
In Blantyre the demonstrations started at Upper stadium to Civic Centre offices.
The demonstrators who put on black and red shirts carried placards and sang songs expressing the challenges the country is facing.
When they arrived at Independent Arc one of the organizers Kossam Munthali addressed the demonstrators saying “some of their concerns are the 145 million kwacha Malawi Police Service corruption scam, attacks on people with albinism, mining problems and independence of Malawi broadcasting station.”
One of the organizers of nationwide demonstrations in Blantyre Kossam Munthali
Member of Human Rights Defenders Coalition Mrs. Alice Bwanali said have given government 90 days to act on the issues raised.
Leader of opposition in parliament Dr Lazarus Chakwera participated in the demonstrations in Lilongwe.
The demonstrations were held under the theme “restoring our destiny.”