Some things will never change! The ruling ‘Democratic Progressive Party’ (DPP) is back to its old ways again. It has recruited youths who will eliminate critics of President Peter Mutharika and his Vice Saulos Chilima, and the party, Nyasa Times can reveal.
An impeccable source confided to Nyasa Times that the party has appointed a notorious thug Dyton Mussa as deputy national youth director to another well known notorious thug Louis Ngalande who was commandeering a reign of terror during the late Bingu Mutharika’s regime.
The irony is that Mussa and Ngalande can’t work together because Ngalande is still considered loyal to beleaguered former DPP Regional Governor for the South and now an MP Noel Masangwi who is out of grace with the current leadership, according to insiders.
“They plan to be beating up people, whisking them away from Presidential functions and in some cases completely eliminating them. They have hired some special people in each region and these are operations people,” added the source.
“They intend to use pepper sprays, pangas and drips-yes the same drips, they will be literally poisoning people. Their team would do exactly what they did to Robert Chasowa and even Issa Njaunju of ACB,” explained the source.
Among the people who have been targeted include civil society leaders, opposition people and the critical journalists.
“They will start with opposition parliamentarians especially during the upcoming budget review session of parliament and some who have been targeted are Lucius Banda, Jessie Kabwila, Alekeni Menyani, Julian Lunguzi, Uladi Mussa, and Kamlepo Kalua. They are also targeting Henry Kachaje, Blessings Chinsinga and Professor Ben Kalua among others,” said the source.
Dyton Mussa confirmed that he has been appointed as deputy national youth director of DPP, saying his main task is to protect their President and discipline critics who insult him.
“We will not allow our President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika to be insulted, never,” said Mussa.
He said the DPP youth zealots, called Cadets, want to “bring discipline” to Malawi.
Mussa said it is normal in Malawi to have party youth defending their leader, citing the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) of late dictator Hastings Kamuzu Banda (1964-1994) and the United Democratic Front (UDF) of former President Bakili Muluzi (1994-2004) which protected their presidents.
Kamuzu’s notorious Young Leaguers and Young Pioneers and Muluzi’s Young Democrats terrorised Malawians during their era. They could beat up any critic of Banda and Muluzi, be they opposition, civil society and religious leaders or journalists, in full view of the police who did nothing.
DPP administration has been criticised by the media and civil society on economic issues, especially the collapse of healthcare system and weakening currency.
The civil society has also criticised Mutharika for his poor handling of maize shortage rocking the landlocked country.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :