Malawi Broadcasting Corporation


President Dr Lazarus Chakwera has ordered security agencies in the country to get to the bottom of the alleged abduction of CDEDI Executive Director Sylvester Namiwa.

The civil rights activist is reportedly missing.

State House Press Secretary, Anthony Kasunda, in a statement says Dr Chakwera is disturbed by the news of the alleged abduction.

Meanwhile, the Malawi Congress Party says it has heard with dismay that Namiwa was allegedly abducted by unknown people to an unknown place.

“This news has not only shocked the leadership and the entire Malawi Congress Party; it is incomprehensible and unacceptable development in a new Malawi. This is why the Malawi Congress Party condemns this alleged abduction of Sylvester Namiwa in the strongest terms.

“As a law-abiding Party, we believe in and uphold the rule of law and all the freedoms and rights as enshrined in our Republican Constitution. Malawi is a free society whose citizens must, at all times, enjoy and exercise their freedoms and rights including the right to free assembly,” reads the communication in part.

The Party agrees with Dr Chakwera’s directive in imploring the Malawi Police Service and other security agencies to intensify their investigations into the matter and speedily bring all those involved to justice.


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