Kabwila faces arrest for ‘treason’ over Whatsapp discussion: Malawi opposition aide accused of inciting ‘regime change’

The main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Publicity Secretary, Dr Jessie Kabwira has gone into hiding after receiving warnings last night that she is marked for an arrest and that attack by regime thugs following her vociferous call of President Peter Muthrika to resign.

Kabwila: Marked for arrest and attack

Kabwila: Marked for arrest and attack

Kabwila has also been marked for arrest as state intelligence officers have a secret Whatsapp group conversations reportedly discussing changing Malawi government.

MCP spokesman told Nyasa Times on Sunday that she was “in hiding.”

“Yes I can confirm that I am in hiding. What happened was that I received a phone call that a group of people are on their way to attack me last night so I quickly moved out from my home,” said Kabwira.

Kabwira alongside MCP legal adviser Louis Chakhwantha, Ulemu Msungama and others faces arrest following the leakage of that Whatsapp conversation which reportedly was plotting insurrection for regime change.

The discussion allegedly centred on inciting protest actions and work stoppages.

“What are we doing as MCP to deal with this stupid DPP administration and its President?  In the last DPP regime, things were bad but we made Malawians to fight back,” reads one of the messages on the group.

Another contributor said Mutharika can be taken down, just using ‘The Mubarak Egypt style’.

But in an interview, Kabwira said she stand by what she said that the DPP led government has failed Malawians.

“I am ready to be arrested even now for standing with the people. I will continue standing with the people despite intimidations even threats to my life,” said Kabwira.

Kabwira said during the late Bingu wa Mutharika regime, she had three warrants of arrest and numerous death threats.

“I had three warrants of arrest during the late Bingu wa Mutharika leadership so no one can intimidate me,” said Kabwira.

Police spokesman refused to comment on the impending arrest but stated that any discussion of trying to overthrow the government is treasonous.

But Kabwira insisted that MCP members have a right of speaking their mind.

Kabwila is reportedly also accused of using services of a Mzuzu University grouping that they have christened the Mzuzu Youth Association to stage anti government protests.

According to instructions given o the Mzuni students, they should demonstrate at any cost demanding answers on what they call the country’s food shortage crisis.

Kabwila herself a former academician told the students to ensure that they demand answers from the authorities through their demonstrations on Monday.

Mzuni Students’ Union President Wazamazama Katatu said at the body received an invitation from the organizers but they had reservations in taking part because the protests’ agenda was not clear.

“We told them off because apart from the fact that the agenda is not clear, we are preoccupied with making sure that our library that was razed down by fire recently is back functioning, hence we cannot find time to be on the streets,” said Katatu.

“We are therefore not part of the impending demonstrations organized by government critics,” stressed Katatu.

Malawi has in recent years lurched from one political and economic crisis to the next.

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Gumede Njolinjo
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Gumede Njolinjo
7 months 5 days ago
Kabwira nanga bwanji amachita makani ngati ali ndi machende pomwe kwake nkomyatara. Ngati ali kafa nikhale osakhala poonekera bwanji kuti a munjate- akuthawiranji? – khwangala wa mkazi. zimachita kudziwikiratu kuti phokoso lomwe amachita lija nilosonyeza kuti ali pa heat, ndiyeno zikati zisayende, mafrastraions kumangobwebwetano. A mmange basi adziwe kuti boma ndi chanji – she is abusing her freedom of expression. How can you plan topple the government knowing very well we shall have elections in 2019, why not wait and plan you campaign when time comes? While I agree with those people who have faulted government for going too far… Read more »
Achair
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Achair
7 months 5 days ago
Chigumula mukuoneka kuti ndinu.munthu oziwa malembo komano what u can add on ur comment is we are in.the lastdays this things have to happen. Dont point fingures to anybody. kodi bible silinakambe abt the signs of the time drought, wars, kusowa chikondi and so on. so u want this things to happen rt? kodi Mulungu anayamba wanamapo? let me tell u this, you cant prevent this stuation u dnt ve any power and no one has. let the prophecy be fullfilled u cant fix this problem . tiyeni tipemphere kwambili Ambuye akonze myoyo yathu that nomatter hw big problems but… Read more »
Dikisan
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Dikisan
7 months 5 days ago

A couch omwe anatengere timu ku Angola, anachotsedwa atalephera ku builder team. Lero wina awanena maganizo ake, mwati mangani. Ndiye mumnga anthu angati kuti anthu apezechimanga chakudya, apeze mankhwala ku zipatala. Inflation muthane nayo Zamanyazi. Osangovovemera kuti zanivuta wina andilandire kuti tikafike. Mangani enawo muike dziko pamoto. Mukuona ngati kuti amaene tidakuvoterani, ulamulilo wanu tikukondwera nawo Ata! Makolo athu akuvutika chifukwa cha inu Mumangenso ena lero mawanso mumangenso ena mawa. Muone Malawi walero. Mmene ife ti chete muganiza kuti zikutisangalalatsa. Pepani!

Dr Analyst
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7 months 5 days ago

Qwq O Kabwira Onjate ophunzire kupereka ulemu kotsogoleri odziko osamayese kuyendetsa dziko kuti nkofanana nkoimbira vilombo va gule wa mkulu monga omakanja, obamba ndo okang’wing’wi

chigumula
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chigumula
7 months 5 days ago
A Peter dzanja lalemba. Tinkanena kuti you can rig and lie to the whole world that you are a God chosen king. It has just been a matter of time. You cant rule because the grace and anointing of God is not on you. God never appointed you. You were a self-imposed leader. God does not bless thieves, liars and cheaters. you guys stole during the Bingu era. Heaven still has those records. You guys killed so many including robert chasowa. You think heaven has forgotten. With your right hand you go to USA to get money to promote sodomy.… Read more »
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Chitapata Boys
7 months 5 days ago

MUDZILEMBA MA NAMES ENI ENI NDI DZIKUONANI MMALO MOTI MU DZI COMMENT ZA NZERU NTCHITO KUTUKWANA BASI AKUMANGENI ANYAWU INU, WINA WADYA ZA MATHANYULA KWA AMERICA UKO SOME WEEKS AGO MUUZE KUTI NDI UMPAWI WAKEWO AKADZIBWENZA DZIMENEZO MA PLAN AKEWO SATHEKA, ACHITE CHI PUSH BACK NGATI PUMBWA APA.

kate
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kate
7 months 5 days ago

IN SHORT. TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE, POFUNIKA KUSIYA COMMENTING OR SPEAKING YR MIND ON SOCIAL MEDIA; IE FACEBOOK, TWEETER, WHATSAPP EVEN NYASATIMES CONCERNING GOVERNMENT OR ANYTHING THAT CAN INVITE TROUBLE IN YR LIFETME. TINGAZUNZITSE MTUNDU WA ANTHU AMENE AMATIDALIRA SINCE WE ARE being monitored on the internet Villagelly, Districally, Nationally, Internationally and perharps globally . I REST HERE AND NOW.

Majoti
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Majoti
7 months 5 days ago
How contradicting! You are not afraid of arrest and at the same time you are hiding? Why? I thought you are running away from arrest??? Anyway, munthu ndichoncho but such obvious contradictions ought to be avoided if people are to take you seriously. Now turning to insinuating the public. You need to be reminded that as long as you are an interested party, people will take your calls with some reservations. Why don’t you let the Civil Society identify the problem (and mobilise for national wide unrest) just as it happened in 2011? Your direct involvement in this is indeed… Read more »
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NZOZO KUNUNKHA
7 months 5 days ago
Some weeks ago someone wrote an article about the PAC meeting, its agenda, the involvement of Virginia palmer, chakwera’s funded trip to America and the proposed ouster of the president and my comment was he was it was one of the DPP cadets. Now this reveals it all the very same names mentioned on that article are championing this. Don’t you know Mr chakwera that God time is the best? you were once a man of Yahweh and this philosophy I am sure still remains in your mind, but why? david refused to lay his hand on saul the king… Read more »
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Daniel Likuta
7 months 5 days ago

What about those who comment on social media such as Nyasatimes? How many will be arrested? Zayambika!

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