Leader of Opposition Lazarus Chakwera has said Malawians should stop accepting wrong things.
The Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President has since appealed for what he calls a mental revolution.
Chakwera was speaking yesterday at a political rally at Msalura Primary School Ground in Salima.
“We are talking about things that have become acceptable when they should not be accepted. We are talking about Cashgate which has become a norm, where everyone helps themselves with state funds,” Chakwera said.
He added: “We are talking about people who are supposed to be trustees actually robbing Malawians. We are talking about such things as Maizegate. And then we have a president that does nothing even after inquiries have been made and recommendations made. Malawi needs to shape up. We need a mental revolution that says evil is evil, stealing is stealing and make sure we move on the right path.”
During the rally, MCP Second Deputy Secretary General, Eisenhower Mkaka, paraded some people who have joined the party from People’s Progressive Movement (PPM) and People’s Party (PP).
The list was dominated by PPM district and constituency committee members. Others who joined were former shadow MPs for PP and PPM.
Chakwera appealed to the party’s supporters to welcome those joining the party.
“We have an open-door policy. We know that at one stage or another everyone was associated with the MCP. Due to a number of reasons, they disassociated themselves with the party. We need to welcome them back. We need to build this country together,” Chakwera said.
In the morning, Chakwera attended the induction ceremony of Reverend Archwell Katani as Moderator of Msalura CCAP Church.