Malawi Punch has discovered that over 20 parents of the arrested stuednts from polytechnic which were arrested on Friday following violent protest against fee hike, on Sunday camped at Blantyre police to force the authorities to release their children.
The parents have accused the police for frightening them with guns and chasing them out of the police premises.
Spokesperson for the parents Mr. Harvey Msokela in interview with Malawi Punch reporter, said the parents have suffered incants from the law enforcers but said they will not leave without their children.
“We are here for our children, we cannot live while our children are being tortured in the police cells, our children are poured water and beaten by the police a thing which is against the law ,” said Mr Nsokela.
However Blantyre police have denied the allegations saying it was against procedure to keep relatives of detainees within police premises.
On the other hand polytechnic students leadersbip are trying their best to get their colleagues out of police cell starting from the day their were arrested. Sources from state house confided with Malawi Punch that the orders to students spend the weekend in cooloer were from above.