The country’s main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) says the party is committed to support members who are being suspected to have planned to overthrow President Peter Mutharika’s government.
Speaking to one of the local radio stations, MCP president Lazarus Chakwera who is also leader of opposition said the party can’t leave their members alone when they are being accused of attempted treason.
Earlier this week, the Malawi Police Service (MPS) nabbed the party’s spokesperson Jessie Kabwira, member Ulemu Msungama, and Member of Parliament Lewis Chakhwantha after a leaked thread of Whatsapp messages led MPS to believe that the three were planning to overthrow government.
“For one thing we have always been united and this is our core value, unity has been treasured throughout our existence. Anyone seeking one of us is seeking all of us,” said Chakwera.
However, Chakwera condemned the arrests saying it was not lawful to nab them while they were coming from Parliament.
Chakwera further said the party will always deliver to the expectations of all Malawians whom he said are suffering from hunger and economic hardships the country is experiencing.