DPP promoting ‘politics of terror’ – Malawi rights groups

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is under scathing attack from rights grouping who are accusing the party of allowing its followers to terrorize those with dissenting views.

As it were: Ready to kill, DPP youth cadets

As it were: Ready to kill, DPP youth cadets

Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) and Centre for Development of People (Cedep says in a statement that the organizations have learnt with shock the return of political terror under the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regime which is reminiscent of the shrinking political space during the period spanning 2009-2012 where the parading of Panga knives in the streets of Blantyre by DPP youth cadets was the order of the day.

They said to date no one has been held accountable on this.

“Nevertheless, Malawians thought that this militant behaviour was a thing of the past especially after the sweet promises of a transformed DPP government. However, if recent developments in Mzuzu and Chitipa are anything to go by, then the assertions that DPP has changed is nothing but mere rhetoric,” reads the statement.

The organizations say within few days, there have been media reports of DPP members assaulting an innocent citizen in Mzuzu; attempting to disrupt Peoples Party (PP) political rally in Chitipa and damaging business property of citizens perceived to be supporters of opposition political parties in Limbe, Blantyre.

“Informed by these sad and retrogressive developments, we at CHRR and Cedep strongly condemn the behaviour by the DPP. Such kind of barbaric conducts have no place in a modern Malawi where human rights for all ought to be respected and protected every single day,” says the statement.

The two organizations are however saying the terror DPP members have recently resorted to could be part of ill-advised tactics by the ruling party to silence critical voices in light of the serious economic and political challenges the country is currently facing.

“Or, should we safely assert that this is just one of the many public attention-diversion ‘brain-children’ by the President Prof. Peter Mutharika government machinery? We wonder, and sadly, so. More disturbing is DPP’s leadership failure to condemn this unbecoming behaviour by its membership but instead resolving to shift the blame on other political parties without providing any substantive evidence to prove to the contrary.”

The organizations says what the DPP officials need to know is that whatever this terror being visited upon innocent citizens intends to achieve can surely not bode well with the democracy gains the country has registered.

“It’s a big minus. No one deserves to be persecuted on political grounds,” says the statement.

But DPP spokesman Francis Kasaila said the party youth were not involved in the violence, claiming they were supporters of other parties putting on DPP colours.

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32 thoughts on “DPP promoting ‘politics of terror’ – Malawi rights groups”

  1. kakha Erutu says:

    I’m confused.it appears you exist only yo criticise the ruling party. Is this what your donors pay you to do? And can someone tell me why CHRR is always headed by people from the north?
    You people from the north you give us the impression that you can make good leaders. Can you tell us where AFFORD party is? Kamlepo struggled with his party until he mortgaged it.
    A Trapence kwanu sindiziwako, koma ndikuona ngati mutu wanu umayendela ubongo wa anthu ena. On your own you are just “thelele lokupa”.

  2. Bazuka says:

    Once again DPP is also known as Destructive Progressiveless Party has started what it knows best to do; violence, hooliganism, maiming & killing. This is a party of real satanists & satanism. Very barbaric. I did not expect anything different anyway. This behaviour will lead to a civil war one day. Mark my words.

  3. Cholinga zifewe zama Donors? Shame Mathanyula campaigners

  4. wolangiza says:

    ndikamava anthu inu mukamayankhula zachipani cholamulidwa ndimunthu wopanda manu mukamwa chisoni chimandi gwira kwabasi .zisilu .agalu .anyani.mungokangana zaziiii .wosakalima kumamizi kwanuko mwatikwana agalu inu

  5. mcdonald masache says:

    ama bungwe musatibowepo apa ,mukufuna muzilemera chifukwa cha ife

  6. meta says:

    its new dpp

  7. PEFECO says:

    NDI ZIMENE TIMAFUNA POVETERA DPP, TISOVA NDI UMBULI WATHUWU KUOMBERA MFITI MMANJA BASI.

  8. Nkasai says:

    Civil societies mwasowa nkhani eti?kazingopani Mathanyula mumakonda aja?

  9. Bigdwag says:

    Violence is the type of DNA the DPP is made up of! So no matter what quantum of re-branding is done, it will only be cosmetic!! Violence is the genes!

  10. Umbava wayamba kale says:

    Chimene akudandaula aMalawi ine sindikuchiwona. Munthuyutu Pitala sanabise nthawi yakampeni. Amanena ndithu kuti ndidzapitiriza zimene amachita Bingu. Tinamuvotera ndiye chavuta ndichani?

  11. mundali says:

    Katsaila know malawians will respond by attacking those DPP cadets. I hope DDP will not be present at the funerals of the dead cadets

  12. DPP Spokes Person Francis Kasaila “Says the party youth were not involveed ” they were supporters of other parties in DPP colours” WHAT ABOUT THE DPP VEHICLE THEY WERE TRAVELLING IN ? was it also from an opposition PARTY ?

  13. THAKOPANSI says:

    THE FRUIT OF YOUR VOTE.BOLA AMAYI OMWE AJA

  14. cbk says:

    matchona wa pajoni:auze mbale,makani thooo a malawi!zinathetsa joyce banda zija zayambaso ndipo zaonjezeleka.muzinyela mmagututu choncho,a court siinu munampasa udindo kumati ndi lawyer nzanu?nyirenda wanuyo simunamutuma!tiye nazoni.umbuuuli ndi zimenezotu simunati.mufuse a bizines akuuzani mmene zilili panopo.

  15. apao says:

    Kasaira Don’t you see that by saying what you said,you are defending APM and gvm buy doing it you are fueling and contributing for violce to take place?

  16. Angozo says:

    Komatu CHRR ndi bungwe la ndale osati human rigths bwanji akutanganidwa kuyankhula za DPP zomwe ikupanga za ziwawa bwanji osalankhula pa mawu a Jessie Kabwila onena kuti mitembo kunena omwe ali ndi HIV, kodi CHRR sayang’anila ufulu wa anthu amene ali ndi HIV? Mtambo if you are genuine human right activist say something on what this stupid woman this prostitute has said, kuti kubela mitembo, are people living with HIV mitembo? Tell me Timothy, why are you not saying anything? Ndiwe politician yeti? Ukudana ndi DPP yokha kodi? Akanakhala wa DPP kutinwayankhula choncho iweyo Timothy ukanayankhula kale. Zomvetsa chisoni. If you can not say anything you better resign as CHRR director and join active politics.

  17. Nkhombokombo says:

    A Boma zili zonse kusutsa basi, nthawi zina yetselani kukonza mabvutowo. You can’t be denying each and every accusation, likely two or four of them are actually right. Your Party is known by those habits and it is very difficult to believe your story. Don’t forget things change.

  18. opportunist says:

    Anyamata azikwanje pa town

  19. richard says:

    A Kasaila zinazi kumavomera ndikupepesa ku mtundu wa a malawi. Ndizachikale zimenezi

  20. SAPITWA says:

    AMALAWI MUKUDANDAULA CHANI?MMESA NDIZOMWE MUMAFUNA ,?MUNAVOTERA ZOMWEZO TIZIKHALIRA KUVUTIKA NGATI TILI KU DRC.

  21. Komatu kumwamba kuli mulungu akukukuonani

  22. Kadakwiza says:

    Too bad indeed

  23. ambuje says:

    the current crop of politicians has failed us . it is high time we tried new and youthful blood like atupele if we are not to allow envy to control our minds..but alas!

  24. rif says:

    zovuta izi, mwinadi ndi a DPP, komanso mwinadi si a DPP. Mwina patacitika ka enquiry. Jumping in2 conclusions wont help. Za ma ‘if’ zi sizingatithandize

  25. Patriot says:

    On 15 January 2015, he will kill more than Bingu. You have been warned.

  26. Mau Apaseli says:

    These Dpp savages can never change

  27. Bumbu la Getu says:

    The first mistake is denial. Why is DPP through their Kasaila denying the youth applying violence on innocent Malawians are not DPP before investigations are done? How do yo, Mr Francis Kasaila, know that they are not your Youth Cadets? He who said violence is a DNA for DPP was not far from the truth. Mr. Kasaila and your friends please discipline your ‘Boko Haram’ before things get out of hand.

  28. Fathi Alshab says:

    Uzitu nza a M. Mbendera ndi Kenyata mknda…… andta okha

  29. It is so pathetic and embarrassing that we should still be talking about political violence today instead of finding ways to correct our ailing economy. A Malawi kusamva……. Mukhalira Kunjera muzithini kopanda manzi chonchi

  30. Myangwe Joe says:

    The statement from Kasaira is completely out of order and childish.

  31. Dick says:

    Zonse munavotera

    1. MWENENYOKA says:

      Anyone disrupting meeting must be killed

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