Malawi Police Service has told opposition leaders to stop imitating the presidential motorcade when conducting their rallies.
Kelvin Maiwa, police publicist, told Capital Radio that it's a breach of the Police Act (Section 20) for anyone apart from the president to have a motorcade comprising of motor-bikes and even an open Land Rover.
"It is a crime to imitate a president in any other way and anyone found doing so shall be arrested and face the long arm of law," said Maigwa.
While Maigwa didn't mention any names, former ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) acting president Peter Mutharika has of late been using a convoy similar to that of the president.
According to the grapevine, DPP will unveil two helicopters that will be used to crisscross the country ahead of the 2014 general elections.
Mutharika has said "if you thought the 2009 campaign was something unheard of, then you ain't seen nothing yet."
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