10
June

The Malawi Police Service (MPS) reported that Malawi was “very calm” on Monday and recapped its assurance to citizens of “their total safety and security this time around when there are pockets of politically motivated violence.”

 

“The situation today, Monday, has been very calm. Facilities like shops, markets, schools, and hospitals are operating normally. In all the cities of Lilongwe, Mzuzu, and Blantyre, the situation is very calm,” James Kadadzera, Police chief publicist, said in a Police update issued from Area 30, the police headquarters in Lilongwe.

 

Kadadzera said out of the 18 people arrested in Lilongwe last week , 11 had been granted bail after appearing in court on charges ranging from malicious damage to proposing violence.

 

He said Police officers both on foot and vehicle patrols “were positioned in all strategic places in towns, cities and rural areas to reduce the fear of crime among Malawians.”

 

He encouraged all citizens to “report any sinister moves or discussions aimed at destabilizing peace and tranquility Malawians are currently enjoying.”

 

The PRO chief said the MPS continues working around the clock in ensuring that Malawians are safe and secure. “The Police implore every Malawian to say no to political violence. We also warn the perpetrators of political violence that the long arm of the law will catch up with them,” he said.

 

He reiterated that Malawians should restbe assured that the Police are containing all acts of political violence, adding that “ your safety is guaranteed.”

 

Malawi Congress Party's supporters last week staged protests and invaded Capital Hill-the seat of government in Lilongwe- and forced out civil servants from their offices. The protests were against the declaration by MEC of President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika as the winner of the May 21 poll, who floored MCP's Lazarus Chakwera by over 150,000 votes in winner takes it all.

 

Chakwera has been accused by  Mutharika of inciting the violence and seeking to overthrow his government.  He has urged Malawians to “reject anyone wanting to use your life as a pawn for power hungry politicians.”

10
June

As form four students across the country await sitting for their final Malawi School Certificate Examinations (MSCE) , teachers, parents and motivational speakers have taken turns in urging them to extremely concentrate on their studies if they aim to get good grades.

08
June

The situation in Malawi on Saturday was “very calm,” the Malawi Police Service (MPS) said in a statement that reiterated its assurance to Malawians of their “total safety and security this time around when there are pockets of politically motivated violence,”  Police PRO  James Kadadzera said.


“The situation today, Saturday, is very calm. Facilities like shops, schools, and hospitals are  operating normally. In all the cities of Lilongwe, Mzuzu, and Blantyre, the situation is very calm,”  Kadadzera said.

 

Malawi Congress Partys supporters have been staging protests and on Tuesday invaded Capital  Hill-the seat of government in Lilongwe- and forced out civil servants from their offices.

 

MCP leader Lazarus Chakwera has been accused by President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika  of inciting politically-motivated violence after he lost the presidential race to Mutharika.

 

18 people arrested

 

Kadadzera said 18 people were arrested in Lilongwe on Thursday and will appear in court to  answer charges ranging from malicious damage to proposing violence.

 

“Police officers both on foot and vehicle patrols are positioned in all strategies places in towns, cities and rural areas to reduce the fear of crime among Malawians. We are encouraging all citizens to report any sinister moves or discussions aimed at destabilizing peace and tranquillity Malawians are currently enjoying.”

 

Safe and secure

 

He said MPS and Malawi Defence Force (MDF) "continue to work together to ensure that  Malawians are safe and secure."

 

“The Police implore every Malawian to say no to political violence. We also warn the  perpetrators of political violence that the long arm of the law will catch up with them.

 

He said Malawians should be rest assured that the Police "are containing all acts of political violence and your safety is guaranteed."

07
June

MCP invasion of Capital Hill irks MCTU

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Malawi’s biggest trade union movement –MCTU- says it has been irked by the invasion of Capital Hill-the seat of Government in Lilongwe- by Malawi Congress Party (MCP ) activists on JUNE 4, saying all workers have the right to a working environment free from intimidation and harassment.

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