Malawi’s freedom of speech might be under threat if the remarks made by the People’s Party director of Political affairs who is also the minister responsible for Water and Irrigation are anything to go by.
Speaking in Parliament yesterday when responding to claims that money looted from Capitol Hill has been used to buy the ruling party vehicles that are seen traveling all over across the nation, the minister did not only disclose that PP as a party bought three vehicles and the rest were bought by well-wishers before being donated to the party. She made an addition.
The minister disclosed that there was a smear campaign against the PP government and even the party and that, as a party, they were watching closely what was being said especially on social media.
However, the minister fell short of saying what they will do after the observation.
People on social media have made varying allegations under both real names and pseudonyms that have either tarnished the image of personalities or political parties.