By Chancy Namadzunda:
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) President Peter Mutharika has called on Presdent Lazarus Chakwera to resign and form a transitional government of National Unity.
Addressing the media at his home in Mangochi on Tuesday, Mutharika cited the current administration’s failure to resolve current economic woes as a basis for his calls.
Currently, Malawi is faced with shortage of forex, fuel as well as persistent electricity blackouts.
He said the Tonse-led government has lost the trust of people as vindicated by the recently released Afrobarometer report.
Mutharika further said that Chakwera should immediately return from the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States of America (USA) and start the process.
“We are ready to assist resolve the current problems once the government of National Unity is in place,” he said
He said after the caretaker government, there must be elections within 90 days.
The Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) described this as a sign that Malawi is turning into a failed State.
“If the Tonse Alliance Government has no solutions in sight for this crisis, they should accept their shortcomings, step aside and let a competent team lead this country forward,” said HRDC Chairperson Gift Trapence