Deputy speaker Chiwaya called ‘witch’: Malawi Police arrest woman over remarks

A woman in Mangochi risks a jail term after she called second deputy speaker of parliament Cement Chiwaya a ‘witch’ following a heated argument between the two over a piece of land.

Chiwaya:  Deputy speaker

Chiwaya: Deputy speaker

Mangochi police spokesperson Rodrick Maida confirmed law enforcers arrested Sunganani Kampira after a complaint from Chiwaya, who is also Member of Parliament for Mangochi central and United Democratic Front (UDF) executive member.

“This happened at Michesi in Mangochi where Honourable Chiwaya is constructing a filling station. The woman claimed Honourable Chiwaya has grabbed her land and called him all sorts of names including a witch.

“There was a heated argument between the two and Honourable Chiwaya made a formal complaint to the police upon whom the woman was arrested,” said Maida.

He said the police have since charged her with three of offences of calling another person a witch; conduct likely to cause breach of peace and defamation.

Maida said Kampira has since pleaded not guilty to the charges at Mangochi magistrate’s court.

He said the case has since been adjourned to February 8, 2016.

Kampira hails from Michesi village in chief Mpondasi area in Mangochi. Chiwaya is one of the powerful and influential political leaders in Mangochi.

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42 thoughts on “Deputy speaker Chiwaya called ‘witch’: Malawi Police arrest woman over remarks”

  1. Judah says:

    wages of voting witches in office

  2. therere says:

    Patricia Kailati mukungoyang’ana mayiyu akumulanda chuma?

  3. Poisson says:

    Clement Chiwaya is indeed a witch. Asakane ameneyu!

  4. Mjomba Yusuf says:

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha kungoti mzimaiyu ndi wa PP and nkhani imeneyi ndikuidziwa kwambiri.

    Achiwaya si olakwa plus sakugwiritsa ntchito moipa udindo wawo

    Dhola za malo amenewa anadya kalekale ndipo stain imeneyi palibe ali mbali yake mngakhale mwana wawo amene

  5. kambwali says:

    zachamba eti palibe nkhani apa

  6. Mfumu Michesi says:

    Kungoti inu anthu aku Mangochi ndinu mbuzi zosamva, chifukwa ngati kuli munthu mmodzi amene alibe usogoleri kupunduka ndi mtima omwe ndiye Clement Chiwaya. Koma mumamuvotera munthu wankhanza ngati ameneyu. 2014 unapulumukira mkamwa mwambudzi ndipo mark my words 2019 ulendo wako wochoka ku Parliament ndiwomangamanga. Nkhanza ndi m nyumba momwe munthu ameneyu. Mangochi Central sinthani ndithu galu ameneyu asakupusiseninso kaya ndi nyanga olo mbuyache amazamubeleka uja azabwelenso koma pano pokha aziwe mphamvu za amphawife kuzera mu voti yathu. Kuba ndalama za nyumba ku Parliament osakukwana koma uli ndibenso malo amphawi. Anakutuma ndani kuti ugulise timalo tomwe unali nato tija..

  7. moffat lungu says:

    Mr Chiwaya claims to be too powerful but not before God. He is taking advantage of his position to victimise the poor woman. Please magistrate make sure that the woman is compensated if justice is to prevail. The issue of names is invalid

  8. timer says:

    palibe nkhani apa

  9. Taweni says:

    A government of witches and zombies will always hide behind draconian laws when they know they are bewitching innocent citizens.

    Citizen

  10. Yanyamukaaaa!!! says:

    Don’t ever say Chiwaya is one of most powerful politician in Mangochi rather say he is one of the oppressive politicians Mangochi has ever had. Sikuti anthu ndi opusa chifukwa choti ndi amphawi as per your thinking no. Kodi iweyo Chiwaya watukwana anthu angati pa Mangochi including mafumu even a T/A Mponda amene. I think enough is enough sopano and come 2019 nyanga zako zonse I swear sizigwiranso ntchito maumboni ake ndamenewa ndithudi.. Mulungu awamenyera nkhondoyi anthu ake ndipo 2019 Mangochi Central iwonako usogoleri wa chifundo ndi manyazi ndi anthu.

  11. KARU UNITED says:

    Kodi wam’muna amakhalanso witch? Ndimayesa amkatiuza kuti mamuna akakhala kuti, nayenso amauluka ameneyo ndi WIZARD?

  12. Advisory Committee says:

    I am of the humble view that this Chiwaya man needs a great deal of Counselling. He is always in the news for wrong reasons. Bwana Chioza Bandawe pali ntchitotu apa. This man needs your help kenakotu anthu amumenyatu ameneyu

  13. kk says:

    Calling some one a witch has got nothing to do with the bleach of peace. May be defarmation of character will do.

  14. Nathan says:

    A Police, kumeneko ndiye kulephera ntchito. Anthuwa akukanganilana malo a munda. Chifukwa choti ndi MP kaya Deputy Speaker basi azilanda malo a eni ake? Kumeneko ndiye timati kupodereza osawuka. Mayiyo amasulidwe immediately. Nkhaniyi ndiyofunika kwa a mfumu osati ku Police

  15. komaziliko says:

    MP kukangana ndi ma voters mu constituency mwake

  16. Ineyo says:

    Chiwaya is a crook, shame

  17. MKWAPU says:

    Not a witch but thief

  18. Mapwiya says:

    Ufiti sikutamba kokha komaso uchita zakhaza ndiufitiso.chiwaya asatengere mphavu malo popeza ndi mp.

  19. Njolinjo says:

    A Chiwaya mpaka pamenepo zomwezi? You will need her vote.

  20. MKWAPU says:

    CHIWAYA IS A THIEF ANABA NDALAMA ZABOMA
    HOUSE RENT YA FAKE!!!

  21. Utaka Matemba says:

    Dr Chiwaya, you are doing your self a big disservice by picking up quarrels with some one who is less educated than you.You have every thing to lose and nothing to gain by taking that poor woman to court.If I were you, I would have opted for an extra judicial settlement of the matter.

  22. weniweni balakasa says:

    kuthamangira kukasuma kupolisi ndichisimikizo kuti mp CHIWAYA ndi mfitidi. Alanda bwanji munda wa munthu wakazi. Ufiti wupotse apa

  23. Mmalawi says:

    Kodi munthu wamwamuna amakhala Witch kapena Wizard a Owen?

  24. dzunga suona says:

    Lord have mercy.Chinapita kuti chilingamo.Chikondi chinatha chatsala ndi nyama zakuthengo.

  25. davie patrick says:

    chiwaya ngati unandibera ndalama zomwe ndinakakutengera galimoto hilux sulf from tanzania mpaka mangochi .its now 2years now waiting for my money.munthu wopanda manyazi iwe

  26. davie patrick says:

    kodi achiwaya umangofuna kuwabera anthu dikirani enenso tikutuluseni mu ma news ndi umboni hilux sulf

  27. chikhadzula says:

    Amawo ndi antudzu, kodi munthu ngati Ali mps asamakadandaule Ku police, maiwo sanapiteko bwanji,, a mp mwina maiwo njala agaileni thumba la chimanga azimai Ena mwanooo, niyeleyotu. Pamalopo filing station s almost complete monse ankayamba kumanga anali kuti amaiwo. Watawe kwene njiiiiiiiiiii.

  28. Sinapondamtota Mbirithire Masiyafumbi says:

    Iwe Chiwaya osamuopseza mzimai

  29. therere says:

    Grabbing land from a poor woman is the same as witchcraft or killing

  30. zimkambani says:

    Kukanakhala kuti timawerenga Bible zikufanana ndi nkhani ya Ahab, Naboti komaso Yezebeli. Achiwaya samalani

  31. Lwitiko Fweta says:

    The woman has to be released with immediate effect as the laws of Malawi does not recognize witchcraft. Where is George Thindwa to come to her rescue?

  32. Kunenakunena says:

    Chiwaya ndi Galu kwabasi.Amafuna azidziona nga wodziwa chilichonse.Iwenso umangidwa ndi ndalama zomwe unaba ku Parliament zija.

  33. Koma ????? says:

    Is this a way of silencing her on the land grabbing issue?
    I would have liked to have the police also investigate the land grabbing issue……as alluded to above, she cannot just claim her land from nowhere!
    LET THE POOR BE HEARD!

  34. ooops says:

    Hurting someone can be easy as throwing a stone in the sea
    But do you have any idea how deep that stone can go?. Inu a honourable you’re so stupid ,you have to leave the land if is not belong to you.

  35. Mwakipiki says:

    Stop persecuting the poor lady because of your positions! She has a right to claim and defend what is her’s. Mlandu wamunda amakambira pamunda kwa Mfumu not police

  36. Ineyo says:

    No! No! Leave The Woman Alone

  37. zimkambani says:

    Issue of grabbing land is not even said here only mentioned as what the womans claims are. I doubt if this woman will be accorded justice here. I wish she were heard. She can not just wake up one morning and claim the land belongs to her. I think she could even have voted for the Legislator. Was there no way there sho u ld have been contact and dialogue as Kamuzu had taught us? Please grant the woman justice do not silence her in the name of politics and political position you hold. There is an issue of land grabbing to take note

  38. Muyawo wak balaka says:

    Mkhululukileni mzimai a MP.u never she voted 4 u in 2015.

  39. Ngolongoliwa says:

    THIS IS VERY UNFARE GUYS. CHIWAYA IS A NAUGHTY PERSON AND HE SHOULD NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE TO GRAB LAND FROM THESE POOR VILLAGERS

  40. Jet li says:

    Because she is just a poor lady an ordinary person by the way it has only taken the police in just a blink of an eye to arrest her…But when it was the opposite….mudakamva kuti tikufufuza kaye

  41. Wakumudzi says:

    Please release the woman, ndi khalidwe lawo a ndale aku malawi kulanda minda ya a mphawi. Jst because alibe womuimira nde akhale wolakwa.
    Malawi @ 51

  42. Mark Liwonde says:

    Hon Chiwaya please just discuss outside court.

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