DPP MP gets 90-day suspension for beating Malawi Parliament staff

Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya has announced that ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Member of Parliament for Blantyre City Centre Themba Mkandawire has been suspended for 90 days for beating up a Parliament secretariat staff member.

Dishonourable: Themba Mkandawire

Dishonourable: Themba Mkandawire

Mkandawire is said to have beaten up an unidentified staffer on Tuesday over disagreements that arose when the victim was distributing calendars to parliamentarians.

“He will serve a 90-day suspension,” announced the Speaker in Parliament y, deploring the conduct of the MP as unparliamentarily and unacceptable.

Mkandawire will miss all Parliament engagements including committee meetings for three months.

Parliament has since adjourned after completing its four-week programme which saw several bills being passed.

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85 thoughts on “DPP MP gets 90-day suspension for beating Malawi Parliament staff”

  1. kholowa mkabudula says:

    Though l’m yawo but still l find it hard to judge the whole North just because of one stupid MP. Everywhere in Parliament they do figh,.but lets discourage this in our country though it’s what pipo elected! Ambwenu alipo abwino komanso oipa alipo chimodzimodzi achewa ,alomwe ,asena ngaakhale timidyombafe tilipo ena oipa ena abwinonso alipo. Let’s love each other! l was just wondering if something good can come out of Ndirande, but l have just remembered that we also have the good one’s and the baddest one’s too like the MP. Out of the good looking faces in Ndirande how come you elected this man with this kind of face? Should l assume that all pipo in Ndirande are blind? Just looking at the face you can tell that this guy should be in the ring boxing if at all he can stand even a round! l feel Sorry for Ndirande,what about his salary? ls it been freezed?

  2. zion says:

    We have a double problem here. He is Dpp, Tumbuka and Livingstonia Synod. Very selfish people.

  3. nabanda says:

    Shame on u mkandawile 2gether with yo stupid party DPP

  4. Aferazao says:

    Big shame on Tumbukas. The folly of it all is that Ndirande people chose to vote for such a savage as their MP. This shows how uncultured Tumbukas are, despite wearing the title honourable.

  5. Phodogoma says:

    TUMBUKAS ARE NOW BECOMING UNCONTROLLABLE THESE DAYS. THEY ARE BOKO HARAMS ALL THE TIMES. THEY ARE EDUCATED SAVAGES. WHY BEATING OTHERS.FOOLS.

  6. PAPAYA says:

    tumbukas r zombies with lots of hatred, why don’t y ou bags n leave Lilongwe its our land. don’t talk shit in my house

  7. Unbelievable! says:

    This is what DPP is all about. DPP is a party of thugs and uncultured people. The young Democrats beat up vendors in Mzuzu. Spokesperson denied the incident. DPP youth embarrassed their party vice president Gondwe. DPP killed Chasowa. DPP beat up Group Village headman. DPP beat up Chanika at COMESA. Now zafika ku Parliament. Violence is in DPP DNA. Never get surprised. Anyamata a zikwanje mmapick-ups musaiwalie ndiomwewo mwasankha ma MP. Get used to it.

  8. mphwanye says:

    I doubt if a chewa name can be an mp in mzuzu. what happened to ndix people to import this mafia who fights for a mere calender. he is a shame, recall him!

    1. PAPAYA says:

      who is tumbuka anyway just like any other ppl chewa etc, u tumbukas think u r better than others u r fools. the fact is we r better than u think

  9. Hahahahaha,anthu anzelu zake kumamenyana?

  10. Benjamin says:

    Can’t believe some people instead of raising constructive issues are busy bringing triple and regional issues..chindere chakufikapo

  11. prinquo says:

    ife aku ndix timadana ndi chibwana, mp wathu timamuuziratu kuti ukapita ku paliament yense amene atachite zausilu ntibuleni, eg gift mamwonde anamumenya gerald mponda, nde izi zasimple izi

  12. Achalume says:

    Atumbuka trying to gather momentum!Mtundu wovutika pa Malawi!

  13. kapambwe says:

    Actually, we don’t like the bafoon here in NDIRANDE, besides, this is supposed to be a Police matter. Just because he is Mkandawire and the Speaker is Msowoya the Speaker has decided to defend him in this manner. We people of Ndirande (Blantyre City Central) will ask all the support staff at Parliament to HOLD a STRIKE immidiately his linient suspetion has been fulfilled. How safe are the other support staff in the hands of this miscreant parliamentarian. He must go basi.

  14. losco says:

    Bola Ku menya kusiyana ndi Ku lodza.kikikikiki
    .

  15. mboba says:

    Correction-kusiya chipi

  16. mboba says:

    Bt cento ndithu kuvotera mtumbukayu kusiya chili zoona
    Mchewa sangavoteledwe kumpoto ayi.muzichenjela

    1. Tiyanjane says:

      Ndiye chindele ndi ndani, pakati pa mtumbuka wovoteledwa ndi mchewa/mlomwe wovotayo? Ma comment enawa muziyamba mwaganizila mwachifase munabwebwete cifukwa muziyalusa nokha

  17. h2o Bouncer says:

    This stupid water bouncer deserves much more than a slap on the wrist.

    Can police take up the matter and prosecute this buffon in a court of law.

  18. YOU BLANTYRE CITY CENTRE AND DPP WHAT IS YOU COMMENT AND YOUR WAY FORWARD REGARDING HIS ATTITUDE AND UNBECOMING MANNERS. HE HAS MADE DPP TO BE IN BLACK, YOU KNOW BLACK CLOUR.

  19. zeze says:

    Iwe unamenyedwawe rush to the police and report about the incident. The police should pounce on him (no immunity at present) and he should face the law. Osafela ntchito! Report to police please and police should arrest this man. He is a brutal savage. That’s what DPP is made up of.

  20. namz says:

    Isn’t that assault punishable by law? What are these donkeys doing in the name of making laws? 90 day suspension? If it was in the west he’d have lost his job. SUE HIS A**

  21. Thitherward Wendo says:

    Who voted for this thug? Shame on you all!

  22. mbewa says:

    At his age he looks like that by face ndiye akafika cha 60 years azaoneka bwanji abale

    Nkhope imeneyi akanakhala mchewa kapena mtundu wina ndikanadabwa kwambiri

    The face explains the behavior

  23. Concerned Citizen says:

    My plea to Nyasa Times Management is to do the page alignment on the comment column other words at the beginning are not seen maybe its only my phone with this problem please help

  24. galiyondo says:

    Abale tatiyeni tiziwelenga bwinobwino,nkhani ili apa siya kalindo koma ndi ya themba,mumatichititsa manyazitu

  25. k Roosevelt says:

    This is very unbecoming and not expected to come from the honorable member. Let the law take it’s course

  26. Charter says:

    Koma muzimulipira? Nde awiantu! tHis man looks like masangwi and behaves like him!

  27. KASONGA says:

    Kalindo anabera ma vote

  28. rebel says:

    Sabola, report to police. This ‘bouncer’ adzakupwekeka.

  29. Abk says:

    Watsalaso mp wanyanga waku Mulanje South uja, ati bon winiko kalindo. iye adzangopha kumene, wachulutsa zitopotopo ndikukhwima kwakeko. ma mp ngati amenewa ndamene akuipitsa chipani cha DPP. kuti mufufuze mudzapeza kuti chiyambi chawo anali ma young democrats kapena zifwamba, asanasankhidwe kukhala mp, ndeno ntchito zawo zamumdima zakalezo adakayenda nawobe.

  30. Chikopa says:

    Makolo ake onse ndiakumpoto ndaphunzilanaye themba pa makata ku ndilrande mayi ake anali a phunzisi abambo ake amagwira ku forest , ife nthu aku mmwela sife asankho zina ngati langali la chikopa ndingavoteledwe mu mzuzu city? Komanso zaonesa kuti anzathu akumpoto mumakonda za mpungwempungwe taonani football leage yakumpoto maboza okhaokha ndale mwakasungula ntambo onse akumpoto, ndiye mukuti mufuna muime panokha simudulana makosi inu mumathamanga ma gazi kwambiri simupeza mtima please musinthe

  31. LazyT says:

    Kodi secretary ameneyu ndi male or female coz am begining to think its all about conjugal issues.. Mwina anakukunani chibwezi madala MP Themba

  32. jesus is lord says:

    This is what you get when you take a people like this dress them up and expect them to pass laws clearly this guy has no business being in parliament if he can’t control himself a man with such responsibility to his constituents must be bigger than the man himself something mr Themba has failed to demonstrate. What a joke of a Nation we are.

  33. MP amene ndi munthu wochitsa manyazi mpakana kumenya munthu chifukwa cha calender chigamulocho chachepa ameneyi anafunika impeachment

  34. Nkhombokombo says:

    Sorry bwana! I hope you’ve learnt a lession. The laws that you make and pass can against you as well. I hope too that you don’t get your pay as well!

  35. Wapa Monkeybay says:

    Nyumba ya malamulo bwanji osamupititsa ku khoti ? mukalephera sinyumba ya malamulo yaku Malawi potinso chipani cholamulacho ndi cha magazi a Chasowa Robert.

  36. How much is a calendar?You,staffer take him to court.The reason 4 beating u is not enough.

  37. Themba tizakumana pantengo wakachere. W trusted u kukuvotera bt u r doing stupid dea. W@ z calendar? Sitizakuvoteraso komaliza ndikomweko. U hav punish all of BT city central also ndekut tilibe otiimirira ku parliament. Uzatifunaso, chipiliro mpinganjira sorry sitinakuvotere tinavotera chisiru osazipasa ulemuyu kufera rebel ya DPP. Bt get ready Chipiriro Mpinganjira.

  38. Mack says:

    Wawa atumbuka wawa,mwayamba kale kutijaila?2019 umusatira Billy kaunda iwe.

  39. max ajida says:

    Take the bully to the court . He is a criminal. Suspension alone mean nothing.he is not above the law.

  40. Gimbogo says:

    This MP should be stonned to death

  41. papa says:

    Nanga poor lad akanakhala kuti amagawa ndalama a MP simukanamupha? Sad.

  42. kambwali says:

    He should be taken to court

  43. Mashamase says:

    Mkandawile kukaya ninkhu , Ise wangoni tinankhalo and tikusambila , sono kutimba wanthu Wakozga njani chindere chakufikapo lol

  44. 0999299183 says:

    with calender shame

  45. Look at his thuggish face. Chikhonza kuthanyula mwamuna mzaketu ichi. Chikuoneka cha nkhanza. Chigawenga. Chili bii. Pakamwa pakungotuluka ma capital letters

  46. I wonder why this kind of rubbish is still happening in our respective Parliament,where were Stewarts and the colleagues when this sheet was protruding?Very shame to Themba Mkandawire.

  47. Nankungwi says:

    He deserves it. Next time a stiffer penalty please! this was totally uncalled for!

  48. Amkandawirewa angochotsedwa pa u mp.

  49. Masauko Karachi says:

    Ameneyu si mtumbuka ndi zigawenga zamu ndirande zimenezi.
    Nzake weni weni wa Nachipanti.
    We people of Ndixville did not vote for this thug we don’t know how he won elections in Ndirande?

  50. Kokotowa says:

    He is a mtumbuka! What did you expect?

  51. acn says:

    DPP is a party of MAFIAS , thugs, crooks, architects of CASHGATES, Killers and BARBARICS. You forced yourself to be in Power. Look Mathanyula(PETER) has now allowed his fellas (homos) to have sex during the day in our streets!

  52. Watu says:

    Chindele chakufikapo. Mbewa ya munthu. Hw possible? He doesnt deserve being in parliament for sure. Ma rubbish

  53. Makaveli says:

    Crazy MP

  54. ndadabwa says:

    tachionano nkhope ngati ujeni

  55. Mavwalo says:

    Iwe mwanangwa Nthena yayi , kutimba wanthu is not a solution , don’t make Tumbuka name bad

  56. Jelbin mk says:

    That’s a welcome development and Mr Musowoya thanks you are there and you have brought sanity to the August house because all your predecessors were not competent and candid especially Chimunthu Banda had spoiled the house with his inaction when action was highly needed

  57. Bongololo says:

    I hope the suspension is without pay and I agree with most who suggest that the victim to press criminal and civil charges in court.

  58. Mpembu says:

    Awa ndie achitsilu basi,ndipo 3 months yachepa tionana kunkuno Ku Ndirande tisakuone ili chipumi biiiiiiiiiii

  59. The judgement is very very unfair to the poor member of staff.Themba is supposed to go to jjail.Offences of this nature if commited against fellow MP in the heat of Debate the MP is supposed to be suspended as the case was with Annita Kalinde vs Sangala but if its against somebody who is not an MP then its supposed to become a court case.Immunity is tgere when somebody has committed a civil case and not A Criminal case.

  60. bratusha says:

    What are the contents of his suspension? I would want to also hear that his emoluments are forfeited. Otherwise it will be like a paid leave.

  61. Patriot says:

    Youth cadet ameneyo.

  62. Kadakwiza says:

    This is nothing to do with Block Lesner or Roman Reign. This is about a Mkandawire whom if we can dig deep, you will find that his father is from somewhere in the north and his mother is a lomwe. So the guy may be has got mixed blood and such people mentally are not alright. How can he beat someone was just distributing calendalers. He deserve the suspension. Thumbs up Hon. Msowoya.

    1. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

      Your insinuation regarding Themba Mkandawire’s parents are nonsense, and uncalled for! And your point about people born of inter-tribal marriages is ignorant. When would you think beyond tribe, and consider a person as an individual first?

      1. Billy Jeans says:

        This has nothing to do with where is is coming from or his tribe. Its about his personality. He is a Shameless piece of gabbage the needs a stiffer punishment than that.

  63. pijo says:

    Unparliamentary. Unprofessional. Unacceptable. Unworthy. Unreasonable. Unrealistic. Unheard of. Unimpressive. Unexemplary. Uncool. I could just break my dictionary looking for words for the type of behaviour he has displayed. Not so honorable.

  64. Mtchona wopanda mano says:

    Mbuliyi mukuti ndi MP wakuti? Very uncivilized, barbaric moron!

  65. aphiri says:

    Nanu mukutukwana chani apa. Speaker akungolankhula zomwe akambilana a disciplinary committee osati kuti ndi maganizo ake ngati munthu

  66. Kond Mtelemuka says:

    The Punishment Is’nt Enough For Such A Rambo.., Had It Been That The Poor Lad Had Revenged Nde Simpakana Ku High Court Akanakamufikisa? Stupid MP!

  67. Themba ndimangomvaa kuti adali wanthengo n ndatsimikiza, this is not an issue ampanga bhooo

    1. bentby says:

      Naweso ndiwe mbuzi. Mboli yaatate wako

  68. clement says:

    Msowoya you must very very stupid and you are supposed to be kicked.Do you remember what happened to Gerrard Mponda the former Bt Mp? Udzaziona watsala pang’ono again ndiwr chitsiru kwambiri ndichigamulo chakocho,chende lako wamva Sowooya

    1. sukutumpwelembwe says:

      @ clement
      sindinawone mbuli ngati iwe amene umwzicha kaya akuti clement. Every time read your. Comments on this forum , zimakala zopanda nzeru kuwonetsa kuti olo kusukulu unali haruna chidempete , mumutu mwako mulibe zenizeni koma masacheti amowa basi. I also dont think that you were born from a good family, kapena ndizomwedzi dzongopatsana mimba basi. Chimene ukutukwanila pamenepa ndi chiyani kukala ngati bambo ako alibe ma battery wo. Achimwene che Clement , pitani kunyumba kwa mayi ako ukachotse chitenje ndi malaya patupi pawo , akatsala mbulanda ndiya udzikachula mayina adziwalo chimodzichimodzi chifukwa mayi ako anakudzolowera , sakakwiya .

  69. KASONGA says:

    Jail him

  70. Moya says:

    Politics of poverty at its best. He should have made a public apology and the beaten staff should pursue an assault case and claim damages thru the courts.

  71. Moya says:

    Politics of poverty at its best. He should have made a public apology and the beaten staff should pursue an assault case and claim damages.

  72. Nkalapwaga says:

    Ankanjoine Manu Pacao.Who is an MP and a boxer in Phillipines

    1. the poorest country in the world says:

      manny pacqiao

  73. Kapyepye says:

    Iwe Mkandawirebndipo origin yako ndiya Ku nthengere. ma MP aku BT omwe tikuwadziwa kuti they originate from BT ndi a Dr. Peter Kumpalume, BT West. Very cool educated young man. He talks sense in the parliament. You keep doing that sitikuvoteranso.

  74. de' Morgan says:

    he looks like Block Lesner, kkkkkkkkkkkkiest!!!!!!!!!!!!! you need to meet Roman Reigns for a super punch and spear, Yess!!! yesss!!! yessss!!!

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