Inkosi ya Makhosi Gomani V has used this year's Umbizo cultural ceremony to join calls for peace and co-existence among Malawians regardless of political or ethnic differences ahead of the constitutional court verdict of the presidential election results.
Gomani reminded the gathering in Ntcheu on Sunday that unity and peace was of paramount socio-economic transformation hence the need for Malawians to guard these values jealously.
His call comes as Malawi continue to experience post-election violence after the disputed May 21, 2019 Presidential poll results.
Now, Malawians await the court ruling after hearing of the presidential case ended in December last year. The ruling is expected no later than February 3, 2020.
“Our justice system is just and independent. Let us all observe peace as we wait for the court ruling,” he said.
The Maseko Ngoni Paramount Chief also took advantage of the stage to call on government to construct a market at Lizulu observing that in its current state, the place was not conducive for a market and was prone to accidents.
In his remarks, vice president, Everton Chimulirenji, echoed the chief’s sentiments saying there was need to be calm as intolerance brings conflicts.
“Where there is no peace, conflicts are eminent. People must exercise tolerance for peace to prevail in the country,” he said urging Malawians to desist from any form of violence as this divides the people.
The event is held every January as the chief interact with his descendants beside paying homage to departed Maseko Ngoni kings.
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