Clergy Initiative for Integral Development (Cide) has called on political parties to refrain from violence during the on-going election campaign.
Cide chairperson Michael Mtambo told Weekend Nation in an interview that the political violence that killed two people in Thyolo recently is a sign that political parties in the country lack tolerance.
“It is as if the two political parties involved, People’s Party (PP) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), belong to two different countries,” he said.
Mtambo said political parties need to agree to play clean politics to avoid deaths or injuries during the campaign period.
“We are all sons and daughters of Malawi; hence, the need for love. Love is what will help this country to develop, not hatred,” said Mtambo.