Head of the Catholic Church in Malawi Archbishop Thomas Msusa has called for immediate end to the ongoing anti government demonstrations organised by Human Rights Defenders Coalition.
Msusa who is also Archbishop for Blantyre Archdiocese, has described as irresponsible and unpatriotic and as sheep that have lost direction, those organising the destructive protests.
Msusa said this during ordination of four priests at Limbe Cathedral on Saturday.
He said while it is constitutional right for people to demonstrate, it is not their right to kill others, damage and steal property in the name of protests.
He condemned the organizers and opposition leaders for encouraging their supporters to go to streets and burn tyres, block roads and burn people’s houses.
” We do not want to see these demonstrations again. We want our peaceful Malawi to come back,” said Msusa.
HRDC led by Timothy Mtambo and Gift Trapence has been organising demonstrations demanding resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission Chairperson Justice Jane Ansah alleging that her commission mismanaged the May 21 elections.
Opposition political parties especially Malawi Congress Party and United Transformation Movement have been backing the anti government protests.
Ironically, UTM leader Saulos Chilima, who was Malawi’s vice president, is Msusa’s boy.