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By Franklin Mtambalika
A governance and human rights expert says the continued calls by 5 civil society organizations to trim presidential immunity are uncalled for.
The expert says people need to have sober minds to effectively debate on the calls as the development has potential of brining anarchy in a country if not properly handled.
Undule Mwakasungula says the issue cannot be left to a few civil society groups to make decisions for all Malawians hence need to debate on the good and bad side of the law which protects the sitting president from being persecuted until his or her tenure of office expires.
Mwakasungula says like in many African countries a sitting president is immune from prosecution in the domestic courts not only for breaking the country’s laws but also for breaking the international laws.
The civil society groups are planning on having the demonstrations on 28 July 2022.
Speaking on Sunday at his retirement home in Mangochi, former president Peter Mutharika said the issue is very delicate and needed to be handled with care.
Mutharika said the advocates needed to have been reviewed on their intentions so that it is not politicized.