Malawians, are you going to remain silent?
First they threw stones and tree branches, and picketed Capital Hill.
And I did not speak out, because I was not a civil servant.
Then they attacked Malawi police officers. And I did not speak out, because the police have resources and are trained to protect themselves.
Then they set up illegal road blocks, terrorized drivers and demanded illegal toll fees. And I did not speak out, because I was not a driver.
Then they cursed and injured those from the southern region, destroyed their property and demanded they ‘go home’. And I did not speak out, because I was not a southerner.
Then they undressed and beat up a female police officer, they insulted the modesty of a woman. And I did not speak out, because I was not a woman.
And then they came and attacked me. And there was no one left to speak for me and protect me.
I died of my inaction, and so would Malawi lose all it used to be so proud of.
Masile Une Wawo,
Mdyomba Che Ambute.