Blantyre city council CEO deny human rights activist to protest, says streets and townships are fully booked.

In the letter that chief executive officer issued on 17th June it says the streets and townships has been booked by other stakeholders.

Meanwhile the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) says all is set for Thursday’s demonstrations.

HRDC has said Blantyre City Assembly Chief Executive Officer, Dr Alfred Chaza, has no right to interfere and hinder the peaceful demonstrations.

Addressing Journalists in Lilongwe on Tuesday, HRDC Vice Chairperson Gift Trapence, said Chaza should rather resign and join the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as opposed to using the council for political reasons.

HRDC nationwide protest are slated for 20 June.

HRDC says the aim of the demostration is to demand for transparency and accountability after the disputed may 21 elections.

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