DPP cadres disrupt opposition MCP, PP joint rally in Mzuzu

Thugs reportedly organised and sponsored by ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Sunday attempted to disrupt a joint opposition rally organised by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Peoples Party (PP) in the northern city of Mzuzu and injurred two officials of MCP.

Smashed minibus beloning to MCP official

Smashed minibus beloning to MCP official

The hacked MCP official showing his wound

The hacked MCP official showing his wound

The panga wielding thugs approached the venue of rally, Chibavi and started disrupting the meeting and hacked one of the bodyguards of leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera.

A large crowd attended the gathering, at which Chakwera, Kamlepo Kalua the vice president of PP, and Enock Chihana, president of the Alliance for Democracy(Aford) also spoke.

The thugs also smashed the bus belonging to MCP central region youth director, a Mr Mseka.
Earlier, the thugs uprooted flags the opposition erected at the venue and in the city.

Kamlepo claimed the violence was  orchestrated, sponsored and well planned by DPP.

Minister of Information Jappie Mhango said the opposition should not drag DPP administration into their internal squabbles.

Mhango said the internal conflicts in MCP and PP were haunting the two parties

However, Kamlepo  said when the incidents were reported to Police, the cops were scared to act for fear of the government who were behind the violence.

Kamlepo later said the opposition would continue to organize meetings despite the violence.

He said the disturbances will not dampen their spirit.

“The struggle continues and we will prevail,” said Kamlepo.

MCP spokesperson Jessie Kabwila  said a number of their supporters suffered varying degrees of injuries.

She  said two party members had been hospitalised in Mzuzu.

Kabwila said President Peter Mutharika and his DPP functionaries  would rather preserve the country’s peace and stability than risk it for the sake of political power.

One of the victims of the political violence

One of the victims of the political violence

Chihana condemened  the ruling political leaders nurturing political hooligans ,saying they can potentially turn against them and subject them to the same violence if there was a political difference.

He warned that the ones that are orchestrating and commanding violence against people should remember that they are creating “a culture of intolerance and bloodshed “.

Chihana said the organisers of the  disturbances will be victims of the same violence when they have a political fallout.

Ealier in the morning, the opposition leaders attended Sunday prayers at St Andrews CCAP church.–Additional reporting Alfred Chauwa, Nyasa Times

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65 thoughts on “DPP cadres disrupt opposition MCP, PP joint rally in Mzuzu”

  1. Mwimaniwa says:

    I have been reading the comments and to some with anger as most of them are based on tribalistic gestures. Yes Iam a Hlomwe but what has been written here about the tribe is nonsense and would like to challenge the northerners that Malawi is for everybody and very soon Dpp will hold its rally there in the north and see if you dare can attack the meeting.

    Now that this online piblication has evidence that the thugs were sent by Dpp I would like to request the authorities in Dpp and the Police to find out if they were sponsored by them or not. If it will be found out that the allegations are all lies then the matter should be taken to court without hasitation. This is total character assasination.

  2. okhudzidwa says:

    alomwe athu akhaza athu olephera amayambitsa ziwawa osamaganiza zothandiza athu bwaj makhwala akusowa koma kumaononga ndalama kupatsa malova akowo kiti azisokoneza mulungu agwiratchito mapeto ake uwawonapitara wava

  3. Markmarkc says:

    Amufunse Ching’amba wa UDF,kunali BL 11 imene imkavuta mu Liliongwe muno!Lero ili ku?Tinaotcha ku Kawale,Masho ali ku?Apitilize awona polekera!

  4. MARTIN says:

    INE NDINALI KONKO POYAMBA, AZIMAYI ANAVULIDWA ZITENJE NDI MA BULAUZ MABELE PAMTUNDA, KOMA PANALI WOWATETEZA AZIMAYI ATHU MPAKA KUSOWA CHOVALA. CHONDE WANA WA MPOTO NEXT TIME ANTHU OTERE AFUNIKA KUOTCHA BASI. A POLICE AYIWALA NDALAMA ZAMISONKHO YATHU NDIZIMENE AKUDYA ASATUMBWE AFUNIKA KUWAPHWANYA NAWONSO

  5. Winston Msowoya says:

    Peter Mlomwe mind your English ,you don’t write northerners doesn’t want DPP and UDF.a Northerner couldn’t write such a shameful English leave rats alone in the bush and go back to SCHOOL.

  6. Pathako Pawisi says:

    Chikwanje Kuchikwanje Mmesa ndale zapakamwa zakanika, akatenga mfuti nanu mfuti. Kodi ichi nchiyani a malawi? TB Joshua, Major 1, pano M C P & P P koma nde kuyishoshatu kaya zitha bwanji.

  7. Kenkkk says:

    Dpp thugs truly confirming their evil and disgusting manners. Peter, Dausi, wasting your money paying thugs at funerals and now at opposition rallies. What are you fearing?

    How can police fear to arrest people who are hacking others and destroying property openly? Only if those thugs have been sent by this dpp embecile govt, rotten to the core.

  8. mgwantha says:

    Those are the works of DPP nothing to mention about. Mind you wait for the revenge people are watching.

  9. Chambe says:

    Pilice was right not to provide security. For what. Ali ndi zamburi zochita. Time for campaign rallies sinafike. Was it not tge same MCP three weeks ago inatukwana a police because of the treason issue. Lero ndiye afunike. Zautsilu basi.

  10. The Partriot says:

    Its easy to see if the perpetrators of this violence were sponsored by “you know who” or not. If the Police sit by and do nothing, and if there is no arrest even after a day has passed and most of all if there is no press release to condemn these violent acts then you akready know what it is because it is what it is!
    One day there will be pay back time, no secret under the sun!!!

  11. Spectator says:

    Anthu apanga zimenezi mukuwaziwa, Ali ndi mabanja, ana, azichemwali awo, achimwene awo, makolo awo. Ngati ali ndi mphavu kwambili mukuwaopa one on one. asiyeni, inu pangani revenge kwa ana awo, kaya alongo awo, kaya kumuzi kwawo, kaya makolo awo or kunyumba kwawo akachoka azangomva zakutha itha, mukamangoyankhula osabweza azolowera azingokukhapani mpaka kalekale. Akakhapa munthu mozi inu kukakhapa muzi wawo anthu 10 awiri inu kubweza 20. Peace for Peace, Violence with violence. Please be organised akakuyambani muzibweza 10 times osamangolankhula ngati ana ai nanunso muziyemnda ndi zida zozitetezera. Shupiti zanu anthu 20 angasokoneze bwanji msonkhano ndi zikwanje. Kupusa bwanji. Ndisanzamveso zimenezo. Ngati mukumenyedwa pa msonkhano wanu mungazateteze bwanji dziko, Munthu wakumenyani koma ali ndi ana ake, inu osakakhapa ana akewo akamachoka kusukulu kuti naye amve kuwawa banji. Ngati zili zimenezo siyani ndale zakumalawi kapitilizeni ubusa. FOOLISH

  12. Mzeru zanga says:

    kodi mukati za mziko inuyo ndi akuti? akumwamba sometime its better to remain silent rather to show other people our foolishness…. An eye opener to everyone whop says Chakwera anasankha za mziko muziwe kuti zamzikozo ndizake namalenga poti ndiye analenga zonse

  13. useless Dpp says:

    This is becoming too much. Malawi is bigger than Dpp and I think this is time for Malawians to mobilise and deal with Dpp before they cause more chaos!!!!!

  14. Fraser Hamuza says:

    That was carried out by a Lhomwe and yaos who live in Mzuzu. These blood thirst people want to deliberately bring anarchy in Malawi. Next time they do such things again they should be butchered mercilessly to give a warning and lesson to DPP and their ‘zikomo kwambiiiii’. They need to be skinned alive and givetheir skins to the dogs.

  15. Dracula says:

    Peter is learning very fast from Chair

  16. Mambucha says:

    Please Anthu aku Mpoto don’t be used. A DAY azi choka ndi zigawenga kwawo.

    Mwaswera bwanji Big Joe the so called Aunt Tina akuti Samson wa zigawenga. Ok know that anzanu azakhala ndi David tsiku lina

  17. MCP 4 real says:

    WHY always mention DPP for our weaknesses, zitichedwetsa izi don’t you think guys kuti all this is because of our deepening internal problems?????
    A Lazarus you are now in politics and we expect you to portray best leadership considering kuti munasankha za mdziko tsopano

  18. Paluno Pangapalinga says:

    Let the police do its investigation and the one who masterminded this plan will be found there and then we can start the finger pointing.
    When will our democracy grow ? If we start hacking each other because of political. differences 3 years before general election, I can imagine how nasty the general election will be. Authorities for various political parties should look. into it and discipline their subjects to avoid bloodshed during next general election

  19. nyambaz says:

    ndale zachimizi in the 21st century? amalawi tamachitaniko manyazi zinazi

  20. Chodziwadziwa Bsc Engineering (Poly), Msc (Cant), PhD (Oxon) says:

    Ndichiyani a Malawi. Instead of finding ways to solve real problems which are affecting the poor villagers why are you busy fighting one another. We are wasting a lot of time with things that will not develop our country. Just take a moment to look at our neighbouring countries who despite having their own political differences they are in the right direction of development. We lack sound leadership in all the parties; no intra-party democracy and I continue to cry for my beloved country.

  21. Mulopwana says:

    Fanz ina ikuma commenta mwausiru. Mukuona ngati sitikudziwa zoti ndi DPP yomwe yakhapa anthu? Zitsiru inu, nthawi ikudza yomwe muyeso mwatiyesera nawo nanunso mudzayesedwe ndiomwewo. Am a Lomwe but I don’t back those that are evil bcoz am a Christian. God will punish you for all the iniquities you have sinned before Him

  22. KINYEPERE VAVA says:

    Kodi aja ana mu thamangisa Kamulepo ndi Uladi pa Mzuzu Anglican hall ndipo iwowa anakabishala ku nyumba ya Chihana ku Kaning’ina ndi a DPP?NDIWE OPUSA USAMALEMBE NKHANI ZABOZA. Umfuse STEVE ZIMBA WA ZODIAK AKU UZA CHIPANI CHOMWE CHINACHITA IZI

  23. Achina says:

    AMALAWI TIYENI TITSEGUKE M’MASO MUKUKUWONA ND=GATI NDALE ZAKALEZO IFE SITIKUZIZIWA …… DPP yalakwa chani pamenepa? ine ndwa MCP koma utsogoleri wathu ndikuwona ngati ndiwowononga basi….zithu izi tapanga tokha not A DPP Let us work together as a Government not ma parties dziko silitukuka……. ahhh Mpaka kukhapana nkhani yake iti.

  24. MR OPPOSER BANDA says:

    MUMADUTSA MMBALI MWAKUMANA NAZO

  25. Watson says:

    Kamulepo akuchita ndale zopanda nzeru. Abusa a Chakwera samalani anhu amene mukuphatikana nawo mungawonongeke.

  26. Watson says:

    Kamulepo akuchita ndale zopanda nzeru, Abusa a Chakwera samalani anthu amene mukuphatikana nawo mungawonongeke.

  27. Namulangeni says:

    Osamangoti DPP zilizonse iyaaa how sure are you that dpp is all against this cause mumadana nayo nop fufuzani bhobho then you can say its the dpp government!!!!

  28. Apao Kugola says:

    Whether it is DPP or PP or whoever has ochastrated this chaos, they should know that it is easy to start war but extremely difficult to stop it. Ask Mozambicans, Burundians, Somalis, Sudanis and many other war torn countries. This stupidity will be very costly soon. If at all there is somebody in the name of a president in this country who knows that Mzuzu is in Malawi, that person must come out of the coccoon and condemn this violence vehemently. Otherwise, silence by the president will be intrepreted as his support of the violent act.

    Nobody gets used to oppression. People get tired and realize that the only way to express themselves is to fight back. This is when Life=Death! No Difference! Remember, the most dangerous person is the one who is not afraid to lose anything or the one who feels and knows that he/she cannot lose anything like the Indian Gandhi. When a good number of people reach that level of thinking and self-actualization, DPP or any government cannot stop them.

    By the way, the Malawi Police is too political and too stupid to control politically motivated violence especially when the ruling party is involved. Direct retaliation and mob justice is the only way to go when the police has lost direction. These acts of brutal violence are slowly but surely galvanizing some of the people who are ready to sacrifice their lives for the sake of Malawi that their children can inherit as their home. Some of those suffering these violent acts participated in the act of chasing Kamuzu between 1992 and 1993 which involved serious running battles with MYP (code named the Kayombe). Please, DPP goverbment deal with this madness before it is too late. Remember it is the same poverty striken and poorly paid police officers who will make dangerous weapons easily and readily accessible by angry and frustrated opposition that are being victimized today under the DPP Government watch. You have been warned. Peace is what has always earned Malawi the accolade of The Warm Heart of Africa.

  29. Umziya says:

    The good thing is someone is about to go

  30. popapo says:

    It all started during colonial days when Kapirikoni/stooges were hunted like animals by MCP youths, later it was the MYP, then Young Democrats, Cadets etc all because of because we do not want to accept or hear other people’s views. It is Malawi culture unfortunately we do not want to accept.

  31. Chigo Diba says:

    Honestly I think Government through the Malawi Police Service ought to be on top of things on this matter. For starters Mzomera Ngwira has publicly said his camp did not want Kamulepo to proceed with the joint meeting and hence it had to be disrupted . You have an admission and you have a motive. I don’t know what else you guys want.
    Honestly the modus operandi has dpp written over it ad it is a question of either confirming this by doing nothing or ensuring the law deals with this matter and thus take away the suspicion that dpp hadwritting is all over this fighting.
    Malawians are watching

  32. Patriots says:

    Why why why????? Dark ages a recipe for destruction any knowledgable politician will not act barbaric where democracy is concerned. Malawi is at the edge please serve Malawians not your wallets. Attacking opposition is so primitive not constructive shows autocracy from the ruling party!!!!

  33. Rodgers Banda says:

    The game of civil war has began. 2018 is far.DPP will be wreckage. They believe in mugabe styles. Ooh! the doom of rotting DPP!

  34. AHECHA says:

    The DPP it’s their habit to suck blood from the Northern, remember bingu how bloke he drinked from the North. But zuwa ndimoza wazamuukuwa vyowamwa..yowaswa mazila gha kumutiti ghatimubaya ndi malunguluko.

  35. The same pipo who organised thugs at Grace Chingas funeral are the ones who did this criminal thing in Mzuzu. Let me rmind all Malawians, DPP govt has no money to buy more maize to feed the nation bt APM has alot of money to spend on his young democrats to disturb peace in Malawi. Dziko lili mmanja mwa agaludi.

  36. you tumbukas ,every tragedy happen to you ,your aways blaming Dpp party.stop nonsense.learn to behave u wl be squared

  37. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    Peter Mutharika is the biggest thug in Malawi, no wonder he is happy with his supporters oppressing and hacking others with knives. He has forgotten that he will not live for good on earth, soon he shall die and answer for his sins!!!

  38. Mbuyache says:

    The only way is have good security too, when they do this catch them, tie them up and leave them at the police, take photos of them for tumoro sake, shame the devil, i dont think if people say enough is enough, there always a few compared to those at the rallies, anthuso amatopa

  39. Peter Mlomwe says:

    The works of Kachali and Mzomela Ngwira working hand in hand with DPP . This is the downfall of Kachali and Mzomela Ngwira in their political career .

    Kachali and Khumbo , know that the Northerners doesn’t want DPP and UDF

  40. Mandaaliza says:

    Does it mean DPP doesn’t want other parties to be compaining in Malawi , just because they themselves are from the Southern Region ?

    We want peace in Malawi and if at all you don’t want other parties in Malawi let them also operate parties in theirs regions ? Angullu inu musatitopese , anthu okonda kubeleke tsiku lonse lathunthu.

    If you are not careful all these other two regions will want to rebarate their regions than to be under stupid Ngulu tribe which came to Malawi in 1914 from Mozambique to come and work in the tea and tobacco farms for Italians in Tcholo and Mulanje. Today you claim that you real Malawians , no wonder you want to form a country of your own because you know very well that you are not part of us.
    GO TO HELL

  41. Buyelekhaya says:

    Violence breeds violence

  42. Kamwela says:

    Also deploy your own security people in townships to identify these DPP thugs. They have to pay heavily for what they are doing. There was no violence when Joyce Banda was president.

  43. mpimpa says:

    For whatever reasons but this is not the way to go seriously. DPP please think twice otherwise this is not fair.

  44. Kamwela says:

    Zayambika. History repeating itself. I have only one advice to the opposition. Just get ready to organise your own security to deal with DPP thugs. Next time they attack you, hit back hard. That is the only language DPP understands. You remember Bingu’s days?
    You can’t rust the police. In fact, lodge a complaint with the Inspector General of Police to discipline Regional Commissioner in the North for incompetence. Summon him to Parliament.

  45. Chambe says:

    These are the results of uncivilized politics. Politics that discuss about politicians instead of issues. Kothera kwake ndi zimenezi! Kutemana, koma kukhapana ndi kumakatsokedwa ku chipatala. Shaa!

  46. yemweuja says:

    iyayi but lets be ashamed of ourselves WHY MAYI MALAWI?

  47. vwapuvwapu says:

    Apa zafika pena tsopano

  48. well says:

    Koma chinthunzi choyambachho chikuoneka ngati chilema chobadwa nacho osati being hacked

  49. Martin charles says:

    Big head peter Muthalika this is uncalled for and got to stop.if you are not aware then leave .we don’t want blood shed in Malawi

  50. Boma says:

    Mmmmmmmm zoopya, ndale zafika posauzana. Mpakana kukhapana ndi zikwanje mmmmmm. God help us.

  51. Mwana Nyungwe says:

    We are watching you DPP just wait do not think you are hidden behind other colours remember your days are numbered we will see

  52. Greencardless Malawian says:

    ‘Tsoka Peter Muntharika ndi DPP pakuti oipayo watsikira komweko’

  53. nambula says:

    Well done mzuzu you have shown that its city of educated people osapusitsidwa ndi a MCP ndiyomwe ija imkapha amboni zayevova chipani cha nkhaza ndipo chisaone ngti tinaiwala zimenezija ayi tizibwezera pang,onopang,ono chipani cha satana MCP

  54. nyasi says:

    DPP angofuna kuyambitsa chipolowe kuti nkhani ya kulephera kwawo iyiwalike. If the police can’t arrest these thugs, then mob justice is way. Mob them all.

  55. okhumudwa says:

    Athuinu akumpoto kumaona athu ochepa akusokoneza osaonesa mkwiyo wanubwanji mukukondwa ndi ADPPwa mawa adzankhapa m,barewako ndiwe anthuwa ayambatu kuphana samalani kumayenda onkhozeka osayiwara anakupherani anthi panjapa20Juray

  56. bwanankubwa says:

    whose zone is it? mukungophana nokhanokha. dont point fingers at dpp, please!

  57. okhumudwa says:

    Ukamafa mmayamba ndimkutu kungontha akufuna opitanaye ufawekha

  58. nyasi says:

    DPP is full of misguided and ignorant fools. School inangowachotsa umbuli koma uchitsiru unatsalabe. That’s why they keep on chasing shadows. If the police won’t arrest these thugs, then mob justice will order of the day until Muthanyuka resigns.

  59. Seba says:

    Rumphi PP should respect PP gurus controlling Mzuzu. Mzuzu is for Ngoni warriors

  60. Ngoni Warrior says:

    I can see the signature of Khumbo and Mzomera. Nobody can hold PP rally in the city without the blessing of these Mzimba strongmen, ask Uladi. The leadership of Kamlepo is not recognised in the North

  61. Semani says:

    Mmmmmmm bodzatu ili khumbo kachali ndi wa DPP a MIJ akuti ndi gulu LA khumbo Kachali . Tell people what really happened why you hate DPP did you vote it into Government? This is a movement come 2019 muzakhumudwa

  62. nyasi says:

    DPP has never been peaceful and will never be. Look at all their leaders except Chilima, they are ugly, nkhope ngati mbale za kumanda. They’re a disgrace to humanity. It’s true school imachotsa umbuli, koma Mulungu ndi amene amachotsa uchitsiru. Nonse a DPP muziwonekabe ndi nkhope za ngati mbale zakumandazo mpaka atakuchotsani uchitsiruwo nakupatsani tinkhope tabwino. Vuto sinuyo koma satana amene akukugwiritsani ntchito.

  63. Nilibe pulobulemu mukamphana says:

    No no no where is DPP taking malawi to?

    Do they want to create a state full of Chaos?

    Tikukuonanitu. Tikati tibwenze muthawa ndiiithu.

    Just wait and see.

  64. Chibavi says:

    Chancy be fair enough! it was the other faction of PP lead by Mzomera Ngwira which was beating their fellow in PP colors, those in MCP and Afford colors were spared.

  65. bestby shale says:

    Is this freedom our parents, fought for? Everyone in Malawi is a victim of dpp propagandists, first was bushiri, now its McP, where is the freedom chakwamba fought for? I feel ashamed to be called a Malawian. Muthalika is falling us in very angle

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