The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has cancelled the Blue Day march which was scheduled to start at 8 am today in Blantyre. DPP Southern Region governor, Charles Mchacha has confirmed.
By 8:33am there was no DPP member at the Kamuzu Upper Stadium, the proposed starting point for the march, instead, there was a heavy presence of police officers.
According to Mchacha, the DPP cancelled the march because “they want to give a chance to CSOs to march and also to allow the voter registration exercise to go on uninterrupted.”
Mchacha feigned ignorance of the CSOs’ march being cancelled.
Meanwhile, police officers were still being ferried in strategic points. One officer said they have not been told that the march has been cancelled.