Opposition Malawi Congress Party leader Lazarus Chakwera has joined the chorus of University of Malawi students and other commentators in advocating for the fall of the University of Malawi fees which were raised to a minimum of 400,000.
In a media interview Chakwera who is also a Member of Parliament and campaigned vigorously against the hike of fees in Secondary Schools said that he had met with the University student leaders who had briefed him on the situation.
According to media reports, Chakwera and other MCP stalwarts met the student leaders in Lilongwe where they had a brief meeting over the University impasse.
Chakwera has been quoted as saying that he does not agree with the fee hike as it is a way of defeating the investment that the country ought to make in its young people.
The meeting will most likely court controversy in the eyes of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) who claimed that the University students have been protesting the fee hike on orders from opposition elements.
Recently, a car belonging to former Chancellor College lecturer Jessie Kabwila was allegedly petrol bombed in what she claimed was an attempt on her life for being suspected by the ruling party to have been behind the demonstrations.