Member of Parliament for Salima North West, Dr Jessie Kabwila has received numerous death threats after being critical of the Peter Mutharika administration and signing a petition for Speaker to act on United Democratic Front (UDF) MPs who have relocated to government benches in Parliament.
Kabwila, who is also spokeswoman of Malawi Congress Party (MCP), has been the subject of vicious name-calling and death threats on Parliamentary Forum.
In one post on Parliamentary Forum, bearing the number +26588879231 on Monday, bearing the name Mubarak, reads: “MCP wish UDF MPs out of Parliament, Kabwila kwanu adya sadaka pompano.”
However one of the renowned Sheikh Hashim Osman Muhammad said the statement means anything danger can happen to Kabwila.
“The statement is very dangerous anything danger can happen to Kabwila,” said Sheikh Osman.
When contacted Kabwila confirmed having been told about the post in what MCP is treating as a death threat.
“Some friends told me about the post although I haven’t seen it myself,” said Kabwila.
Apparently, suspected gangs have been following Kabwila and acting suspicious.
She confirmed that she is facing “strangers” now and again who are trailing her movements.
MCP believes that these threats cannot be taken lightly.
Kabwila petitioned office of the Speaker to invoke anti-defection law on UDF MPs.
“I don’t have any personal grudges against the UDF MPs but Malawi voted for democracy which requires total constitutional order,” she said.
Kabwila said there is no way the single party can belong to both opposition and Government.
The constitution bars members of parliament from crossing the floor in parliament by joining the party that is different from that which ushered them into parliament.
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