Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) on Sunday held a solidarity citizen rally at Nsundwe popularly known as Msundwe Barracks community ground in rural Lilongwe.
The rally which attracted a huge crowd was attended by HRDC chairperson Timothy Mtambo, HRDC his deputy Gift Trapence and Central Region HRDC chairperson Billy Mayaya.
Missing at the rally was Charles Kajoloweka and Reverend MacDonald Sembereka.
Speaking during the citizen rally Mtambo praised people of Msundwe for being real freedom fighters. He said Malawi needs more people like those from Msundwe. He said the coalition will develop a citizen manifesto where they will outline a number of issues that need to be addressed for the country to progress. He said since the country gained independence, Malawians have been languishing in abject poverty when some people in government are plundering public resources.
Mtambo then announced what he called the mother of all demonstrations to take place on December 10, 2019.
Mtambo has since invited people of Msundwe to go and take part in their large numbers as has been the case.
Speaking earlier Trapence condemned the Democratic Progressive Party-led government for the rampant corruption.
“These people are sharing money like tomato this should stop,” he claimed.
Speaking earlier block leader one Mr Vaison asked government to release four residents of Msundwe who are still being held on remand at Maula prison.
The four were among 46 members who were arrested following the killing of police officer.