Four arrested for Mzuzu fracas at Malawi opposition rally: Masters shielded

Malawi Police have arrested four people in connection to the violence that erupted on  Sunday at a solidarity rally Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera held in Mzuzu city.

The suspects arrested but masters are shielded

The suspects arrested but masters are shielded

Chakwera, Alliance for Democracy (Aford) president Enoch Chihana, PP third vice-president Kamlepo Kalua and other opposition members of Parliament (MPs) were subjected to attacks by panga wielding rough necks sat Chibavi Primary School ground in the northern city.

Northern Region Police spokesman Maurice Chapola said the suspects are ; George Mwamtobe, 38, from Mwangukulu Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Kilipula in Karonga; Lumbani Munthali, 29, from Matupi Village, T/A Chikulamayembe, Rumphi; Clive Nthakomwa, 52, of Malema Village, T/A Kyungu in Karonga; and, Frank Simwaka Kashololo, 30, from Kashololo Village, T/A Mwenewenya in Chitipa.

According to Chapola, Munthali and Mantombe are ticket seller in Mzuzu bus depot.

“There will be more arrests. We arrested the four separately but investigations are still going on,” said Chapola.

Meanwhile, Police also recorded statement from Mzimba West MP (PP) Harry Mkandawire on what he observed at the rally.

Mkandawire was forewarned by former PP regional chair Christopher Mzomera Ngwira not attend the rally because there was going to be violence.

Ngwira is said to have organised the panga wielding thugs with funding from governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Police are yet to question Ngwira.

The opposition alleged that the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) had a hand in the violence but the DPP has denied responsibility.

Human rights organisations called upon the Police to bring the perpetrators “including their masters” to justice.

Malawi Law Society is on record condemning political violence saying it “breeds political instability and this in turn affects a number of developmental issues, including investor confidence and respect for human rights.”

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18 thoughts on “Four arrested for Mzuzu fracas at Malawi opposition rally: Masters shielded”

  1. waka waka says:

    Inu a police ngwirayo musamusiye agwidwe basi. Palibe zonyengelerana apa. Ndiwosokoneza ameneyu.

  2. Chakwanuleka says:

    Chonde osayipitsa dzina lakuti Reverend. Mzomera is a ploygamist and I doubt if he can preach in church. He is a wicked person and the fact speak for themselves. As a matter of fact, he has not denied involvement and that makes us wonder why the police have not arrested him. This is all government plot.

  3. Bisika says:

    Please arrest Mzomera sooner he ll tell u who asked him to do so

  4. Buyelekhaya says:

    Kodi a Ngwira mwayamba kudulira anthu malire? Kodi nanga Kongilesi Ikati idzakuchiteni zoopsa kuno ku Lilongwe mudzati bwanji?

  5. DOBO says:

    The small hole on the dike can lead the collapsing of the whole dike. This is roman wise saying. The dike in this case is our peace we have in Malawi and the hole is violence we seeing lately. This hole is created by selfish people who just want achieve their own interests on the expense of peaceful Malawiam but they don’t know the consequences. The consequences is the collapse of peace which take years to rebuild. It is easy to set fire but put it off can be extremely difficult money or no money.What has happened is extremely dangerous considering the fact that Malawi is becoming more and more divided on tribal lines. While others are trying to reunite, others are put the elements of division with the POLICE as spectator ions.

  6. kinnn says:

    kulephera kukoza mavuto adziko mitsokho yathu mmalo mogulira makhwala kuma patsa malova azisokoneza misokhano?athu olephera amayambitsa khondo eeee ndiye mutopatu coz sitinatitu dpp muganize bwino

  7. gwamula says:

    Clive Nthakomwa is a well known PP member and should know exactly who sent them.

  8. Kenkkk says:

    The fact remains, where were the police at such huge rally gatherings of people? They were supposed to be there anyway but were not, why? These thugs should have been arrested on the spot by the police. Did the police run away from these panga wielding thugs? Shame.

    It makes a lot of sense that dpp was involved. That was mainly an mcp rally, not pp’s, so how does mzomera fit in? Only if he was sent to organize the disruption of the mcp rally by dpp. After all only kamlepo was there from pp and he is not the leader of pp. So mzomera’s disruption if true was only aimed at mcp for the benefit of dpp.

    Mzomera. If you are a really reverend, you must seriously reconsider your position as a church leader.

  9. Chipalamandule says:

    Tawonga chomene. Mukore wose wanthu wa heni awo. Chakwera motooo!

  10. Red Star says:

    Mzomera Ngwira admitted to have warned Harry Mkandawire in an interview with one of the radio stations. In him the DPP has found a willing ally to execute their sinister plans. Look at how he has been voting in Parliament. All this violence should not surprise Malawians, it coming soon after APM re commissioned cadets at Sanjika palace and they have now started their assignments. This is also reminiscent of the UDF era . When Muluzi finally realized that he had failed to run this country his party resorted to violence in order to silence critics and divert people’s attention from pertinent issues. Again UDF and DPP are in alliance and they are obviously sharing notes.

  11. Buyelekhaya says:

    My appeal to the police-Conduct thorough investigations that would yield water-tight evidence to secure convictionS against these rough-necks so a clear message is sent! Wogulitsa matiketi? KKKKKKKKKK

  12. Rift Valley says:

    Is Mzomera Ngwira a true reverend or one of those street preachers. He has a huge chip on his shoulder after being dethroned as PP’s Regional Chair for the North and he will do anything to frustrate any PP activities.
    On the other hand I agree with him that it was very unwise for MCP to hold joint rallies in the North considering the current bickering in PP particulary in the North. Memories of of what happened at Uladi Mussa’s meeting in Mzuzu not so long ago should have served as a warning to MCP to tread carefully when cooperating with other parties, especially PP which is fighting for survival.

  13. Kamukhate Mkandawire says:

    Ine nkhamanyanga yaye kuti Dada Mliska Mzomera nayoso no Illuminat.

  14. ineyo says:

    Why shielding masters? whether it is Dausi or whosoever masterminded the violence must face the law.

    Mzomera is one of the confusionists this country has ever have. He is an opportunist looking for money at its very slimmest chances of getting it

  15. Chakuchanya says:

    Wadada ngwira is supposed to be reverend a man of God,ah .ah..aahhh man of the collar,your name being associated with violence is a not only a shame but unholy,God teaches us love & tolerance u know better than me.

  16. i love prostitutes says:

    i fail to understand how a handful of gansters overpowered the hundreds of people at the rally. malawians are really chickens.

    find a weapon, stand your ground and defend yourself. i blame the timid opposition leaders for not employing zigawenga zawo za security.

  17. Honeycomb Chidyauzu says:

    Mzomera Ngwira is a confusionist.

  18. Banda says:

    If it is true that the DPP had a hand in this attack the members of parliament should immediately resign

    Acts such as this should be dealt harshly by the courts and those held responsible be sent to prison,

    This is a democratic country and peaceful protests and opposition party rallies are part of being a democratic country,

    Violence helps no one,

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