Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) officials and the Attorney General Court sanctioned talks over peaceful protests have now shifted to Kamuzu Barracks in Lilongwe.
HRDC Chairperson Timothy Mtambo confirmed the talks resumes today Wednesday in the high security Kamuzu Barracks.
“We chose the venue for security reasons. We have trust in our soldiers, we will feel secure there. The MDF soldiers successfully protect our country and they will protect us too,” said Mtambo.
The choice of Kamuzu Barracks venue for the talks follows grenade scare reports during last meeting at Cross Roads Hotel.
HRDC claimed a man had planted a grenade in Mtambo’s vehicle before he was chased away by HRDC security men, a claim dismissed by the government as fantancy talk as the hotel was well secured by the police.
The Malawi Supreme Court sanctioned the talks between the two parties to discuss security modalities during the post election demonstrations after noticing that what was expected to be peaceful protests turned violent and ugly on several occasions.