President Peter Mutharika has condemned the increase of criminal acts in the country, saying the unlawful conducts pains him.
Speaking at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre during a meeting with Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (C.C.A.P) general assembly on Thursday, the Malawi leader said it saddens him to see acts of mob justice, killings of people with albinism, and human trafficking in the country.
“Where are God’s Commandments? Where is the love that the risen Christ left us with,” wondered Mutharika.
He then urged the church leaders to preach a message of love among Malawians in the country.
Mutharika further called on Malawians to stop taking laws into their hands arguing that the country’s constitution gives mandate to fair justice.
Reacting to Mutharika’s remarks, moderator of the CCAP general assembly Reverend Timothy Nyasulu said some criminal acts are perpetrated by blame games and economic hardships.
Nyasulu further said the church will not condone criminal acts in the country, arguing that Malawi is a God-fearing nation.
The CCAP General Assembly comprises the Synod of Livingstonia, Blantyre Synod, Nkhoma Synod and all synods from Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Among the delegates were Vice Moderator for Zimbabwe, Reverend Partson Chirongo, Deputy Secretary General for Zambia, Reverend Gerald Phiri and Reverend Edward Tembo, Deputy Secretary General for Nkhoma Synod.