Malawi’s Information Minister Brown Mpinganjira accuses foreign envoys of support for mass protests


“We understand there are two financiers, one from amongst us in government and another one from the diplomatic community,” said Mpinganjira adding the said envoys come from countries that also financed demonstrations that destroyed countries like Libya, Egypt and Tunisia.

Ironically, Joyce Banda administration cites the restoration of cordial relationship between Lilongwe and western countries as one of its achievements.

During late Bingu Wa Mutharika regime, the country’s relationship with Western donors became sour after the British envoy was expelled from the country.

Civil society organisations (CSOs), under the Grand Coalition for the Defence of Democracy and Good Governance, have announced that they will stage nationwide protests on February 27 to  pressurize government to among others disclose the way funds realized from the sale of the presidential jet were used.

The CSOs are also accusing government of unconstitutionally subsiding the sovereignty of the State by prioritising the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the first beneficiary of the summary report on cashgate sidelining Parliament.

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