A number of Western countries have met and encouraged the wider bodies of non-state actors in Malawi to take Lazarus Chakwera, Saulos Chilima and Timothy Mtambo to the International Criminal Court of Justice aka ICC.
Some donor countries assured the civil society that they would support the move because most of them have tried to reason with Chakwera, Chilima and Mtambo to avail.
“Whatever they do, the world will require them to be accountable because the world is watching,” one Ambassador said.
Another diplomat also argued that the international court was the best because if they are arrested locally, they would want to mob and intimidate the local courts.
The ICC is an international court that tries war crimes, crimes against humanity such as persecution of tribal groups and inciting of large scale violence.
Chilima, Chakwera, Mtambo and their surrogates will be accused of inciting violence against innocent Malawians.
The meeting happened in Lilongwe Area 10 on Sunday evening when one of the diplomats faked a birthday in order to call fellow diplomats, church leaders, the civil society and some opposition politicians who are kin to oppose violence from within their political parties.