Government, through its spokesperson who is also the minister of information, Brown Mpinganjira, has claimed that it knows at least two people who are funding the demonstrations that are slated for February 27.
Speaking in an interview with a local radio station, Mpinganjira said that there was no reason why Malawians have to take the streets. He further indicated that there just were ulterior motives behind the demonstrations and such there were people who were funding the demonstrations.
Without mentioning the names of the people, Mpinganjira indicated that there is one person within the Malawi government and another who was a member of the diplomatic corp who are funding the demonstrations.
Some civil society organizations and activists operating under the banner of the grand coalition of civil society organizations have indicated that they will be staging a demonstration on Thursday, February 27, to pressure the government to, among other things, account for the proceeds of the Presidential jet.
Mpinganjira has, however, dismissed all those grounds for the staging of the demonstration and said that the aim was just to destabilize the country.