Kachaje takes Malawi ‘hit-list’ with a pinch of salt:  DPP should not behave in ‘barbaric and satanic’ manner

The Economics Association of Malawi (Ecama) president, Henry Kachaje has  taken with pinch of salt reports of a leaked list of names of people the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  is allegedly planning to kill for being critical to President Peter Mutharika.

Kachaje: Why should a 'democratic' and 'progressive' party be planning to kill its critics?

Kachaje: Why should a ‘democratic’ and ‘progressive’ party be planning to kill its critics?

For a week also the social media has been awash with copies of the alleged hit-list which has 17 names of prominent figures in the society  that are said to have been critical of Mutharika’s policy and leadership style “marked for death”.

Those on the hit-list  widely circulated on WhatsApp and Facebook include Kachaje, Prophet Sheppard Bushiri, former president Joyce Banda and leader of opposition who is also president for the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), Lazarus Chakwera.

Kachaje, reacting to the issue, said his first reaction was to treat it as one of ‘sick jokes’ from someone using the social media irresponsibly.

“I therefore wish to appeal to all of us to use our freedom of expression responsibly and wisely,” said Kachaje.

He pointed out that Mutharika once expressed dismay at how “sick” our nation has become as Malawians can spread sensitive rumours and lies against authorities and fellow citizens”.

Mutharika once said many Malawians consider the social media as their bible of truth, arguing Malawi is the only country in which someone would sit down and create stories and spread them on social media, thereby misleading others who actually don’t have the wisdom to question whatever they read.

Kachaje, writing on his Facebook page, doubted the possibility of DPP creating a hit-list, calling on Malawians to start questioning whatever they read on social media.

“Can the DPP, whose name means Democratic and Progressive be so tyrannical and start oppressing our democratic freedom and murder anyone with a critical or different view?

“Can the DPP, led by a professor of constitutional law, with 40 years of practice in a very progressive and liberal democratic nation (USA), sink so low to endorse such barbaric ways of dealing with those critical or holding a different view?

“ Can the DPP, with a cabinet full of educated PhDs,fail to resolve whatever challenges the nation is facing and resort to perpetuating violence, hatred, intimidation and murder of those seen to be critical of its leadership?”

According to Kachaje it sounds” incomprehensible” for a political party that claims to be both democratic and progressive to behave in a” barbaric and satanic manne” as the so called “leaked hit list” seems to propagate.

Kachaje believed the so-called leaked hit-list is clearly a sick  joke that should not frighten those willing to offer constructive feedback to “our leaders and enjoying our democratic freedom”.

He, however, did not want to throw caution to the wind, saying: “But in the unlikely event that there is some grain of truth in the said leaked document, then it is my prayer that as Malawians who love peace and democratic progress, we must work together in solidarity to root-out the elements of tyranny, intimidation, violence and any form of barbaric acts that might threaten our hard-won democracy.

“It is my prayer that believers and the church will continue to pray for this nation for our God is able to deliver us from evil. Indeed, should there be any holding public office with such evil and murderous intent”.

Kachaje has been one of the few people to stand up for poor Malawians against social and economic injustices.

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30 thoughts on “Kachaje takes Malawi ‘hit-list’ with a pinch of salt:  DPP should not behave in ‘barbaric and satanic’ manner”

  1. Hater people always complaining when are you going to work assist Malawian, always DPP kuzolowera cash gate 2019 wooo muwonda ine phee ndikudya sima inu mufuna mpando wa upresident .Mukumenyana nokha kenaka kuti DPP go ahead campaigning us Bwana kachaje how much to earn after criticising DPP everyday? Who pays you ? where do you go for worship? Do you mean there is no anything DPP is good to you? Even in examination at least you some subjects you likely to do better if don’t see anything DPP has done then you not a good teacher. Am not a politician but am also an observer to you opposition.

  2. Chief Kapoloma says:

    mongokumbutsana Malawi 1-Guenea 2

  3. Jen says:





  4. Ojere says:

    That is why Dausi is at Area 30. A Dausi ndi apm pamodzi ndi dpp munayamba Mama Kabwira and the team now here you are. Japi can you say anything here before you spent more money by lining up chiefs to defend it on your behalf.

  5. The Partriot says:

    Those who live by the sword shall die by the sword!

  6. naphili says:

    No 16, in a ccivilised and peaceful country, a panga wielding thug who hacks someone will not be released. This is a serious crime! As for a Kachaje, he iws just one of the hand clappers!

  7. mbuyuni says:

    Really if life is so precious such that we argue with people who prophecise death, why do we list people in the black book. Everyone’s life is equally important

  8. Kenkkk says:

    Kachanje you are cheating yourself on this. The educated people in dpp are all fools, they behave like savages as if they have never been to school or lived abroad.

    The hit list is there and it is true. Its implementation started with the appointment of dpp thugs youth leaders and the mzuzu fracas. It even includes some people in the diaspora.

    Dpp is the only violent party in malawi.

    By coming out like that, I suppose they will think twice to touch you but don’t be naive.

    If there is no hit list, let apm and other dpp gurus come out and condemn such list. They will not, they only know to distance themselves. They never condemned the mzuzu violence because they were heavily involved in its planning and actioning it.

  9. Jahan says:

    iiiii koma Kachaje so ndi mbuzi! The list might be a sick joke indeed but the reasons he is giving for its dismissal are just dumb founding. Referring to DPP as Democratic Progressive….? What have they done so far that shows that they love democracy? Starting with the president who boasts of being rich and can veto any law as he wants to his ministers who calls Malawians “stupid” for commenting on issues affecting them daily and telling them to start eating once a day if they are starving….

  10. Staniel Thupuwela says:

    Mr. Kachaje do not underrate the Zikwanje blood thirsty party, they are capable of doing anything under the sun. What happened in Mzuzu should pump some sense into your head. You know the Lhomwes are used to killing each other with zikwanje as long as someone promises them blood money, wakutsina khutu ndi mnansi

    1. GG says:

      I think you just hate the Lhomwes. Were those that were hacking and killing each other in Mzuzu the Lhomwes. This hate makes you sick. And you claim to be a God believer? Forget it …

  11. kaliati says:

    stupid DPP supporters. clapping hands for everything

  12. The Analyst says:

    Kachaje . . . why are you this simplistic, naive and superficial?
    . . . while am not assertaining authenticity of the hit-list, the basis for which you are dismissing the same, is absolutely jejune!

    Has anything that APM done thus far, shown that he’s been in the U.S. for over 30 years?
    . . . not to mention the way he speaks or pronounce words, aside the slur. . . ?
    Does the way APM handle legal matters show anything that APM is a professor of law?
    . . . how about the assent to the marriage age, divorce and family relations’ bill, despite its obvious mistakes and inconsistencies?
    . . . how about the unprocedural suspension of the anti-gay laws . . .?
    . . . not to mention the hide-and-seek he’s playing on the ATI Bill . . . ?
    . . . and ofcourse the Tanzania-Malawi lake border issue, on which he seems not to know what to do . . . ?

    Truth is – a lizard does not become a crocodile merely by associating, wining and dining or attending the same school with crocodiles.
    . . . Thus, only a fool would predict how APM would behave based on his stay in the U.S.
    Further . . .
    . . . it is foolhardy for anyone to assume that just because some of the ministers are PhD holders, then they would behave differently. Tust me – people think and behave differently as individuals and as a group; and the DPP is not an individual but a group.

    . . . Simply put – it is better to think this as truth and take precaution than dismiss it as untrue and not take precaution and realise when you are hit; coz the basis for which you are dismissing the same, is not only jejune but also inane.

  13. pido says:

    Our country is very peaceful, wt peaceful leaders . Dont create issues here

  14. A chisale says:

    ndikuva chisoni kuti kwasalaso zimenezo ndiyetu ndithawi ya asamunda

  15. A chisale says:

    Mr. Kachaje! Extract sense from nosense! You do not know what you are saying. Remember, samva anamva nkhwangwa iri m’mutu. Best wishes BUT you dont knoe who/what DPP is.

  16. Joseph Banda says:

    Mr. Kachaje, please, please, please, TRY TO REMAIN PROFESSIONAL. Do not comment every trash that you hear from the MEDIA. In other countries Economists come up with economic MODELS that may solve their countries’ problems. WHAT CAN YOU SHOW OFF other than making noises.

    Please remain PROFESSIONAL

  17. International Observer says:

    Mr. Kachaje is holding a very responsible position in society though not political in nature, that being the case he surely should be in a good position and state of mind as to how he would address such rumours. Obviously if he asked to meet the President in order to express his views and complaints the government side would offer him a listening ear other than rushing to the media as he has done. Doing as he has done is just fuelling matters because even those who didn’t have such evil intents will find reasons to do it together with whosoever is harbouring the idea. Should Malawians always resolve differences in the media, is the social media a means to address grievances? I am not surprised that things are getting to this point due to lack of understanding and bad utilisation of facilities made available to the general public. In Malawi people initiate speculations on the social/electronic media to test the waters, find out the reaction of the masses, buying cheap sympathy from the public, confuse the less literate masses etc. Should we definitely conduct ourselves childishly, taking advantage of the porous legal system the country has?

  18. Kalyoto says:

    Thats very stupid facebook/watsup full of stupid and coward people. That is the creation of m’gwirizano collition of mcp, pp and Aford just to tarnish the image of Dpp and extending the enemity. We have had had critical opposition in the past for instance during the first term of late Bingu but who was killed because of being critical to him? Izi ndiye za ziiiiiiii!.

  19. cymru says:

    It is doubtful that there is a hit-list. I wish to congratulate the president for ECAMA, Henry Kachaje for the wisdom he has shown in response to the rumour. He choose his words diligently without any grain of emotions. To those who create stories to confuse or destroy Malawi, please reconsider such actions. You are hurting mother Malawi. It is a known fact that in multiparty democracy, there will be one party in power at a time. If the party fails to deliver, the good thing is in the fifth year there is a chance for change. Once again thank you Henry Kachaje for your wisdom and Ubuthu.

  20. BigMan says:

    A nation obsessed with trivia.

  21. Mapwiya says:

    This hit-list thing is a joke and not even a child can buy it. Opposition just like the government plays foolishly and Malawians are watching. I can’t understand why politicians in Malawi make obvious blunders. You don’t learn, mudzamva ili mmutu!

  22. Ntaila says:

    Take it seriously Henry. Some of us thought it can not happen in a democracy but lidatikwanira pa 11 May, 2011 under Bingu when his hit-men did the undesirable. It is too possible under DPP. Take care. Ana ako akadali ang’ono, they need you ALIVE

  23. Man of God says:

    Bakili Muluzi is the one to blame. He is the one who gave this nation to this barbalic tribe (lhomwe). One among the listed should not die anytime soon. Then the nation will plung into serious trouble like that in Rwanda. And this should not scare us away from criticking this silly, clueless government.

    1. GG says:

      And you call yourself “man of God” or man of god? Men of God do not hate other tribes. This hatred against Lhomwe tribe is making you mentally sick. Stop it man of gods!

  24. Telling the Truth says:

    No need for Kachaje to DPP. DPP has a terrible record of violence. This is the party that in broad daylight on 19th July 2011 through its youth cadets brandished pangas in the streets of Blantyre. Chasowa and Njaunju are mysteriously dead. DPP even under Peter Mutharika is lethal and dangerous.

  25. Ngati maganizo ndioterowo ndidzakondwa kwambiri ndikangova kuti munthalika wamwalira galu ameneyu achoke pakati pathu .Mulungu imvani kulira kwathu munthuyu mukumudziwa ndinu mpandowu munampatsa ndinu ndinunomwe ambuye amene mungatimenyere nkhondo.Ambuye kodi mudamuika pampandowu kuti ife tivutike ? ai sichomcho mulungu m’mene m’mampatsa mpandowu simunadziwe kuti ana ani adzavutika? Ambuye kufuna kwanu kuchitike monga kumwamba chomwecho pansi pano ameni.

  26. Boma says:

    Tiyenazoni anthu achumanu, ife amphawi kulandira chimanga cha Bushiri

  27. Nanyonyo says:

    It is not true that Kachaje stands up for Malawians against social and economic injustices. All I can tell u is that the guy is trying all he can to get some praises as being bright from amalawi amma town.Kachaje knows how to speak and not how to act. Ndipotu the guy is an empty tin ngati simuziwa.Akulephera bwanj kulemera akanakhala doro. Guys osamapopa makape.Kulibwino tizipopa achina major 1 yes not tachina kachaje ndi chinsinga. Kachaje is just a noise maker who always want attention. Remember noise attracts attention. Kachake to me is still childish.Kachaje to me is just a social media MCP spokesman. And why wud the DPP kill such a coward? That is impossible man.There is no grain of truth in the circulated leaked death sentence of achina Kachaje.

  28. Ze Roberto says:

    Mr Kachaje, your statements here exude a high tinge of euphemism. Don’t sound as though you don’t know that DPP can stop at nothing to kill its perceived enemies. These guys are heartless. You will be baffled if not regret for what heinous act DPP can do in pursuit of power retention. In case you have forgotten, do you know what happened to Mr Njaunju? What about Chasowa? Watch out!

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