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Saturday, March 31, 2007

Pastors protest Muluzi re-run
by Bright Kumwenda, 31 March 2007 - 06:51:45
The Blantyre Pastors Fraternity Thursday threw its weight behind the Malawi Council of Churches (MCC) that the former President Bakili Muluzi should not stand for presidency in 2009.
Over 40 pastors from different churches supported MCC’s stand on the matter during their monthly meeting held at the Baptist Church in Blantyre.
The clergy, affiliated to the Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM), wondered why Muluzi wants to come back when he plundered the economy and his rule was characterised by grinding poverty, chronic food shortages, rising in prices of basic needs, rampant corruption and breakdown of the rule of law.
The pastor’s meeting, chaired by Pastor Evans Honde, also observed that the framers of the Republican Constitution failed to envisage a situation where a former president would seek a re-run after five years on vacation.
Pastor Webster Kameme, former MP for Chitipa North, showed the meeting scars he allegedly sustained after he was hacked by UDF Young Democrats for opposing the infamous third term bid in 2003, by which Muluzi wanted Parliament to change the law to allow him a third term in office.

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