8 August 2016 Last updated at: 12:21 PM

20 July families to take to the streets in Malawi

Families that lost their relatives in the July 20, 2011 nationwide demonstrations have threatened to protest over unpaid compensations. Five years after the Police gunned down their relatives in cold blood.

In 2012, former President Joyce Banda promised all families that lost their relatives during the protests that government will compensate them.

Banda said money amounting to K30 million had been kept aside for the bereaved families but the relatives say up to date none of the families has received even a single coin.

Speaking with the local media, the spokesperson for the bereaved families Isaac Banda said they are meeting several challenges considering the fact that some of the people killed on the fateful day were bread winners hence life has now become difficult for those left behind.

July 20 Malawi prostests

July 20 2011 demos saw the loss of lives. (File)

“We are organizing nationwide demonstration because minister of finance, Goodall Gondwe told us that the government has no money to compensate us contrary to what the attorney General told us that we will get the money.

“So we are disappointed that we can’t find the truth of the matter as attorney general and minister of finance are contradicting each other. We are tired of being tricked that we will get our money.” worried Banda. He further said they are in the process of informing the authorities about the matter and said the exact date for the demonstrations will be known soon.

The 2011 protests which were sparked by worsening fuel shortages, rising prices and high unemployment in the southern African country, saw 20 people were reported killed.



96 Comments On "20 July families to take to the streets in Malawi"

  • I dont think dat going to the streets 4 protests z a good idea. u mean lyk dat z showing de love & respect de deceased but u really know your loved ones died coz of de same protest so mwina mukufuna padzakhalenso chipepeso china. why every single thing 2 b solved with dialogue, mukumaopseza kupanga zionetsero u berak de shops & buildings of de innocent people not of de president. u kill each other damage other people’s cars but what do u gain at de end? Nothing. Tiyeni tizilankhula ngati ozindikira, ungamve bwanji ukuvomereza zionetsero atakuwotchera galimoto or nyumba yako anthu omwewo, udzaliriranso boma lomwelo kuti silinakutetedze. Think pliz!!!

  • Let them go to the street and die like their relatives.

  • Where are the getting the money to hire a private jet y receive a mare honorary…apereke basi, ..

  • Damnit they must pay those families, they mustn’t feel like they were killing their police dogs: those were human beings .

  • akupangiraniyo wakunamiza a bale anga. Inenso wa chibale anamwalira nthawi imene ija, tanenedwa zambiri ndipo zimatiwawa mpaka lero. ndalama ndizofunika koma osati zifike ku mademo akunenedwawo. Choti mudziwe imfa ya abale athu a malawi ambiri anachenjera since that time palibe demo ya chikoka yomwe inachitikapo ndizomvetsa chisoni ndiponso manyazi kuti pali mabungwe ena amene mpaka pano akupangabe bussiness yobera angerezi ndalama mudzina lomenyera ufulu ife pamene chonsecho akudzilemeretsa okha. Tikhale pansi ndikuona chitsogolo pa nkhani imeneyi.

  • Koma DPP nde ikuzionera,ma Demo every week??? Kikikikiki

  • Ndalama zao zili ndi Joyce Banda

  • Mwqyqmbqnso kenanso ambuli inu

  • Blessing,raster,thats greast people think wise,

  • akapusa nawenso akugogoda nawo mfuti

  • Hero amalipidwa?

  • Money money money where will money come from for this and that?

  • So graveyard visiting by my mammu did not cover compensation?I thought she took over Government same year?uhuuu!

  • Amene akukutumaniwo akupweteketsani, osangokhala nkumapanga zina bwanji? Choncho mizimu ya abale anuwo isangalala? Zaziii

  • Then after mademo awowo, what will they benefit?

  • koma ngati ndi umphawi utipweteka.Ithink it would be wise to compasate albino families who lost their lives lather than that

  • They dare not,let them find other avenues to have their grivancies heard and acted upon.The type of leadership we’re having in this our country at the moment is like that of Adolf Hiltler.It can do the unexpected to the citizenery with the sole aim of consolidating its power.

  • Foolish Government with foolish leaders

  • Hahahahaha thi then means the families sold the souls of their beloved ones pangongole ya ma demo hihihihihihi mizimu ya omwalira pa 20July siiusa mumtendere sure…. Go on ndi ma demo amenewo kut mudye ndalama zimenezo…. .hihihihihihi

  • Za zii… Akubawo ???

  • Za zii… Akubawo ???

  • Compasation boma likapereke kwa mbavazo what about anthu omwe anaonongeredwa katundu wao? Inu abale awo a mbava zija mupite kwa Mwakwasungura mukatenge kumeneko pajatu ankati iwo ndi ma hero

  • Compasation boma likapereke kwa mbavazo what about anthu omwe anaonongeredwa katundu wao? Inu abale awo a mbava zija mupite kwa Mwakwasungura mukatenge kumeneko pajatu ankati iwo ndi ma hero

  • A person wearing a balaclava is looking for trouble.

  • A person wearing a balaclava is looking for trouble.

  • Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk mbola afta maluzi? Pitani muone polekera mmanamizanatu kumbaliko! Bwana lamulo liri mmanja mwanu akati nyonyonyo atcholeni miyendo azakula ndimtima woderera

  • Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk mbola afta maluzi? Pitani muone polekera mmanamizanatu kumbaliko! Bwana lamulo liri mmanja mwanu akati nyonyonyo atcholeni miyendo azakula ndimtima woderera

  • Pafunika kuti muwomberedweso zitsiru za anthu ngati inu! Ndani adakuuzani kuti chipepeso amachita kukakamiza or litakhala lonjezo?kodi paja ambiri adali atumbuka eti,muziwona ndi dyera lanu muli naloro mbuzi za anthu,onsapeza njira zina zopezera ndalama bwanji?

  • Pafunika kuti muwomberedweso zitsiru za anthu ngati inu! Ndani adakuuzani kuti chipepeso amachita kukakamiza or litakhala lonjezo?kodi paja ambiri adali atumbuka eti,muziwona ndi dyera lanu muli naloro mbuzi za anthu,onsapeza njira zina zopezera ndalama bwanji?

  • Akuphulitsani komweko zanu izo

  • Go to hell dpp with cabinets

  • Ali Uyuli says:

    Kaya Ma Demostration..anabwereranj…ku Malawi…ayayaya………..,,,,Kalikonse Amalawi.?.akut Demostration….,,kungozitenga zinthu Mwaumbuli basi………,,,,,,,…,,Ndikupepha Bwana Peter…kut ,”,Aliyense ofuna kukukwezani Bp mdizopanda pake mutumbulenso..matumbo,,kachikena,kunsewu komweko.!!..sitifuna anthu akuba through Demostrations”….Ndinu mukupangitsa dziko la Malawi kusaukirasaukira..ndiziwanda zanu zama Demozo…………,,

  • That’s risking dying twice,,,,,

  • Mukapasidwa compassion mukufunayo mukawapasa anthu anaphedwawo?

  • Pamaliro panalibe zachipepeso? Pitani kunseuko,, nzako anadutsa apa wagwa ndipo watchola nkono, iwe podutsa umalambalala m, mbali

  • Heeedeee koma odi ndi nkhale APA ndi onelele ngati bonasi yo ingapelekedwe

  • Chipepeso cha chani zaumbuzi

  • Makhadethi mwatambalala apa eti?

  • ena mwa amene anaphedwa anali mbava afta all kulandira Dollar kulingati kukugulitsa azibale anuo coz its when u will b happy with money but wont see them again

  • Guyz Ma Views Anga Ndikuwona Kt Sakulakwa Coz Analonjezedwa Kmaso Zilimmafairo Mu Ulamuliro Wamay Paja Amat Lonjezo Linadulitsa Mutu Wayohane Awapatse Basi

  • Ndinu a DPP,,,munawaphera dara,,,,, anthu,,,,,,compasate them!!

  • kupanda mzeru ku meneko ngati mukufuna chipepeso mukatenge kwa undule mwakasungula zo mpusa eti

  • Joe Kaliza says:

    kkkkk nde Malawi ameneyo, kkkk dziko la mkaka ndi uchi

  • This is sad ,every issue results in protests.where is that malawi that believe in discusions.i suggest that try to use any other way of communication other than this coz our culture respect the dead and value them..in this case try to transact this business wth sober minds so as to respect those who were dead and the relatives too.

  • mwalawatuzi says:

    Muwafunse mai Joyce Banda akuziwa kumene kuli ndalama zachipepesozo ngati sakuyankhani ingoisiyani nkhaniyi.Ife tikudziwa kuti akukupopani ndi a opposition mogwirizana ndi a mabungwe. These people are failures they are trying all means to use weak people like you inorder to score political ponits. Ayambe iwowo kukupasani chipepeso kenako mupemphe ku boma .

  • ngati sapereka chipepesocho. ife tidziwa chochita chifikwa wapolice amakhala ndi traning pamene anthu wamba sapanga traning. …bwanji amkaombela mkumapha ngati akupha nyama….panalibe njila ina koma kupheratu???…ulendo wina azadabwa nafe tikubwezera ndi mifuti tione ngati adzalimbe nda anagogofa awooo!!!….kodi anthu akutanzania analanda nyanja aja sadakawaombere bwanji amaopa chaaaa????….zopusa zimene zija mupangenso tithana tatopatu kale ife musatinyansee apa!!!

    • Ali Uyuli says:

      Chilichonse Demostration?..muxitenge bwino….,osati mwaumbulimbuli…..

    • Davie Gabliel Maluwa iweyo unangomva eti sunali ku Lilongwe. Anthu amene anali pa mdibidi wazionetsero sanaomberedwe. Okuba ku Kawale, ku 36, Biwi triangle ndi madera ena ndi amene anaombeledwa, izi zinali mbava zokwiya ndipo palibe chomwe police ikanachita kuposa kuombera. Boma silimasuka pa nkhaniyi chifukwa cha ndale basi. Anthu amene katundu wawo anaonongedwa nyumba, galimoto, mashop ndiamene anayenera kupepesedwa ndi boma chifukwa anthu ofuna kulanga bomalo anakalanga iwo anthu wamba. Mbava zomwe zinaomberedwa ziribe ntchito siziyenera chipepeso.

    • Davie Gabliel Maluwa iweyo unangomva eti sunali ku Lilongwe. Anthu amene anali pa mdibidi wazionetsero sanaomberedwe. Okuba ku Kawale, ku 36, Biwi triangle ndi madera ena ndi amene anaombeledwa, izi zinali mbava zokwiya ndipo palibe chomwe police ikanachita kuposa kuombera. Boma silimasuka pa nkhaniyi chifukwa cha ndale basi. Anthu amene katundu wawo anaonongedwa nyumba, galimoto, mashop ndiamene anayenera kupepesedwa ndi boma chifukwa anthu ofuna kulanga bomalo anakalanga iwo anthu wamba. Mbava zomwe zinaomberedwa ziribe ntchito siziyenera chipepeso.

    • Mupite kwa Mwakasungula akatenge chipepeso kumeneko mesa ankati ndi ma hero? Foolish anthu okuba ngati amene aja mpaka chipepeso what about omwe anaonongeredwa katundu wawo?

    • Mupite kwa Mwakasungula akatenge chipepeso kumeneko mesa ankati ndi ma hero? Foolish anthu okuba ngati amene aja mpaka chipepeso what about omwe anaonongeredwa katundu wawo?

    • mbavanso zimalandila chipepeso? musatinyasepo apa munapangisa anthu kutaya katundu wao wankhaninkhani chifukwa cha mbava zimenezi. mumafuna muzipha apolice ndiye kuntima kwanu kuti myaaaa. Ngati uli umphawi yanganani njila zina osati zofuna chipepeso mwauponda.

  • Chipepeso chachani? Mbava ikaphedwa kokuba imapepesedwaso. Timapepesa maliro alimnyumba basi iya! Mwayesa bizinesi eti

  • Muwafunse amabungwe wo kuti akuthandizeni chifukwa ndiiwo omwe anaphetsa anthuwo., Anthununso mmaputsisidwa ndi mabungwe muone iwo olo mtsogoleri mmodzi palibe yemwe anaphedwa ngakhale mbale wao, Mutengerepo phunziro osamatengeka ndi zinthu zomwe sukudziwa tanthaudzo lake

  • Pitani Kumabungwe Amene Anakutumaniwo Akakulipileni Makamaka Undule Mwakasingula

  • Nanga titi kumene ndikhalidwe lathu? kodi bwanji kutaya chikhalidwe chathu amalawi? kupitadi pamuseu chifukwa chachi pepeso chamaliro?? can w then call them to love thr lost ones?? as w say RIP nanga apapa yilipo??

  • It’s insane!

  • Kalulu akhakhala pa masamba amamenya ndi masamba omwe. Awa ankamenyera ufulu nkati mwao akuba ankaba, onse anawaphera kumodzi. Kumatcha pa sewu sizithandiza chifuwa opeleka chipepeso Ali Ku maofesi, ife akunseu ndiwongoonerela. Ndichimodzimodzi kudandaulira olandira ndalama kusiya odula nyaMa.

  • #20_july_families???? I like the head line

  • Chipepeso chokakamiza koma anamfedwa awa! Kkkkkkkkkkkkk

  • Akutañiko kuñseuko nawonso aķufuna aphedwe atsatire ana awo eti?

  • Azanu anafa inunso mukufuna mukafe? Musapatse minyama boma ndiifa zanu zofunazo!

  • Zaunsilu bansi kumfa ndi bussnes ?

  • Apolisi Aphunzitsidwe Malire Antchito Yawo Asamaphe Anthu Osalakwa

  • ku bangwe,madzi 6days sakutuluka,timatcha!

  • Hahahaaaa anthu opusa kwambiri abale anu anafa konko inuso mupita konko????total madness

  • Ngati munazituma mbava zinzanu zija kuti kafeni ife tizapangidwe compasate #N’GOOO Mwauponda pano boma lili busy kuthana ndi njala yativutayi,kulipiraphunzitsi a ODL ndalama zao zamiyezi ingapo,kugula mankhwala,fuel ndi zina zofunika kwambiri osati zamanyi mukunenazo.

  • Mike Mvula says:

    Afuse ngati azibale ama abino akuladindila ndalama za chipepeso kuchokela ku boma,, zikuoneka kuti ndi zakuntundu, nanga wina anafa komweko lelo m’bale wake akupitaso komweko

    • Nawenso Uziganiza Kodi Amapha Ma Alubino Ndi Apolisi?

    • Mike Mvula says:

      Kodi inu ndikoyamba kumva kuti a Police apha munthu ku Malawi kuno?? Kodi kwachitika ziwoneselo zingati ku Malawi kuno?, nanga ziwoneselo zosezo anthu amafa? Pena tisamaikile kumbuyo maganizo oti satipindulila

    • Ali Uyuli says:

      Ndiponso..Zinali Mbanva…apolice ,anachita bwino..kupheratu,,,………Apolice sanaombele Gulu la anthu onse bwanj..omwe ankapanga ma Demo..?….anthu analipo masauzande-saundee…..Cholunga mukweze Bp..prezident akalakhula milakwika..kut Mukadye Zitete…muziti..niwoyipa……?…Naye ndinunthu osamamupatsa pressure zopanda pake

  • Ndiye omwalirawo adzuka? Thats crazy.

  • putting the malawi government aside,i think their is some kind of unkindness to the deceased families.Despite the deaths of their family members they shouldnt have concluded with protests in revenge to government’s unfulfilled compensations,they need to show love to the dead since this is like showing luck of internal love,,the love of money has dominated their minds not thinking of their lost one

    • Its 5yrs now think if u ware one of dem how cod u react

    • That’s a very stupid idea,money can’t bring back their loved ones #Harry if it were me? I wouldn’t take the money cause I would feel like selling out the souls of my relatives,and their deaths would be in vain

    • they want 2 fish out xul fz for deir wards!!as u knw how hard z malawi!!

    • I support them government must pay them,some of the pipo who died were bread winners of these families and since then,no one is supporting them,where ever in the world u can go this thing happens if u have lost your loved one in such a way,in fact government was not supposed to be reminded or taken to court but just do it for the poor souls.

    • aaaa mind you ”money is less than mindset”,for instance you can be given twenty thousand and you can fail to use it properly yet another person can invest in something great.so talking about that some were breadwinners of their families despite the government’s delay i think they must have indulged themselves in some small scale businesses,,all they want is to enjoy the ”death allowance”(note:in quotes) of their relatives ”zikusiyana pati kusangalalira chuma chamunthu omwalira?”,anyway after they receive the money and it vanishes from nowhere won’t they cry for the loss of their loved ones?? from there let me call it a pause…

    • Umphawi wina wu abale umabalalitsa anthu kumaganiza zobwerera mbuyo ati akayenda nde ziathandiza chani? Kufuna ndarama adzidya chifukwa cha imfa? Shame! !

  • Iya ! Awapase ndalama ? Zachani ? Ankawatuma NDANI kupanga zipolowe ? Fuck off !! Asiyeni alibe Masengo amenewa .Iya !

  • Kikiki unless if they are mad

  • Let them do what their want I hve nothing for this

  • Tikamati boma la Dpp nkhanza wena mumatstutsa , mufunilanji umboni wina kuposela apa ?

  • If you are here to read crazy comments,just grab your chair and sit by me

  • Dziko liri ndi mabvuto ochuluka kale nduye wina aziyembejedzera kulandira ndalama kamba koti mwana kapena m’bale wake anafa pomwe amkathandiza Undure mwakadungura kupanga bread wa kunyumba kwake? Nosense.

  • they want 2 die as their brothers and sisters did when bingu smoke them out of the holes

  • What will they benefit?

  • Awapatse ndalama zachani and for wat? Let them go,mwina skufuna alondole mbamva zinzao zomwr zinatsogora kalezo