Malawians are being advised to wear red colours for the nationwide July 20 demonstrations against President Bingu wa Mutharika administration, according to Nyasa Times.
“We are appealing to all Malawians to put on anything red on 20th July wherever they are,” said a statement from NGO’s coordinating the much touted demonstrations.
They said in the statement: “If you can’t join and you’re a chief executive officer, managing director, in the police, army, and a civil servant, please release your house servant/gardener on that day.”
The Reverend Mac Donald Sembereka spokesperson for the demonstrations, said their protest marches will be held simultaneously in Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu cities under the theme: ‘Uniting for Peaceful Resistance against Bad Economic and Democratic Governance’
In Blantyre, the demonstration will start from the Clock Tower thence to the Blantyre District Commissioner’s Office to deliver a petition to the DC and ending at the gates of Sanjika Palace where another petition would be delivered for the attention of the State President.
Capital City Lilongwe, the route is from the Community Centre ground through Old Town to City Centre.
In the northern city of Mzuzu the demonstrators will start from Katoto Freedom Park through Orton Chirwa Highway to Mzuzu City Council Civic Offices.
Sembereka, who is also Human Rights Consultative Committee (HRCC) acting national coordinator, said the demonstrations have been triggered by “continuous challenges facing this country in terms of bad economic and democratic governance.”— (Reporting by Green Muheya, Nyasa Times)