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Malawi bishop calls for end to presidential repression

Catholic World News - August 22, 2011

Joined by other Christian and Muslim leaders, the president of Malawi’s episcopal conference has called upon President Bingu wa Mutharika to “stop suffocating civil society, the press, the judiciary power and democracy,” according a missionary present at the interreligious gathering.

“You cannot suffocate civil society and democracy,” said Bishop Joseph Mukasa Zuza.

President Mutharika, now 77, won a disputed election in 2004 and was reelected in 2009; he recently dismissed his cabinet. Earlier in his tenure in office, he had charged his vice president with treason.

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