The Catholic Church in Malawi has asked President Peter Mutharika to publicly condemn acts of political violence in the country.
Speaking in an interview with Malawi24 on Wednesday, leader of the Catholic Church in Malawi Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa called on President Peter Mutharika to openly condemn the violence being witnessed in Malawi.
“It is my wish that our President must come forth and condemn the violence,” he added.
The Catholic leader then condemned political violence saying the acts are giving a bad picture of Malawi to other countries.
“Those who are doing the violence must know that the Catholic Church is angry. This has to be for the last time this happens,” said Msusa.
For the past weeks the country has witnessed an escalation of political violence.
UTM legislator for Bon Kalindo who is also the party’s Youth Director was assaulted in Mulanje district last week.
Other UTM members including Veronica Kayanga aged 32 were also forced to strip off their UTM T-shirts in Mangochi district.
In Blantyre, suspected Democratic Progressive Party cadets beat up a Malawi Congress Party members last weekend.