President Peter Mutharika remarked in Parliament today that democracy is a ‘curse’ to Malawi and that human rights including the freedom of expressions is a waste and bad for the country, Malawi24 reports.
The remarks which are likely to draw the wrath of human rights activists follow a nationwide outcry accusing Mutharika as a visionless leader failing to inspire Malawi’s economic growth.
“Sadly our democracy seems to have taken away our national duty and sense of responsibility. Our freedom of speech has become a celebration for blaming and counter-blaming one another. We are wasting precious time. Our style of democracy seems to be our curse more than a blessing for us”
Mutharika issued the remarks while presiding over the opening of the 46th session of the Malawi National Assembly.