Transformation Alliance asks Peter Mutharika to deal with ‘bloodsuckers’ saga
The Transformation Alliance (TA) has challenged President Peter Mutharika to deal with the mob justice killings of innocent people suspected to be blood suckers.
In an open letter to the Head of State released as he was arriving from New York where he attended the United Nations General Assembly, TA asked Mutharika to find solutions and protect those who are being targeted.
Several people have been killed in recent attacks by locals in four districts, the latest being the stoning to death of a chief by his subjects in Nsanje on Thursday last week. Police said that they accused the chief of working with alleged blood suckers.
Meanwhile, the United States diplomatic mission in Malawi has withdrawn its Peace Corps volunteers in Chiradzulu, Mulanje, Phalombe and Thyolo where the cases are rife. Several other missions in Lilongwe have also issued warnings effectively stopping their nationals from travelling to the four districts.
Signed by Chairperson Moses Kunkuyu, Transformation Alliance also cited the issue of electricity blackouts and acts of violence allegedly perpetrated by Democratic Progressive Party cadets in Nsanje and Rumphi.
“While you were away, your party loyalists were engaged in running battles with supporters of opposition political groupings in Nsanje…in the run up to the October 17 by-elections. While you were wrapping up your stay in the USA, we had the annual Gonapamuhanya cultural festival. It is exactly as the Mulhakho wa Ahlomwe that you attend every year and it ought to be as peaceful, save for this year,” it reads.
The letter further says there cannot be peace in the world if there is no peace in the respective member states of the United Nations and called upon Mutharika to promote intraparty democracy in the country.
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