Malawi opposition leader survives assassination: Regime thugs storm Chakwera’s home

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarous Chakwera, who is also a leader of opposition , has survived an assassination attempt after armed thugs tried to broke into his house Tuesday night.

Rev Lazarus Chakwera the Malawi Congress Party  president and leader of opposition with his wife: Thank God we were not hurt

Rev Lazarus Chakwera the Malawi Congress Party president and leader of opposition with his wife: Thank God we were not hurt

Chakwera, a former president of Assemblies of God Church in Malawi, confirmed  in a brief interview with Nyasa Times that armed thugs attacked his residence and suprising an official security detail from Police had been withdrawn for the night.

“Yes there were armed thugs at my residence. Thank God I was not hurt. God is great, all the times,” said Chakwera.

MCP second deputy Secretary General, Eisenhower Mkaka said the party believes the thugs were targeting at Chakwera.

“Yes it is true that armed thugs invaded the house of our president in Area 9 but we thank God that our private guards were alert as they engaged in a running battle with them when they were trying to break into our president’s house,” said Mkaka.

Mkaka said the thugs fired some shots as the security guards were chasing them.

“As a party we are investigating  this issue seriously,” Mkaka said.

Mkaka also confirmed that a police officer who is assigned to the opposition chief was absent for the night .

“ We are very worried with the issue and security of our president as the thugs fired some shots within the compound and they kept saying no one can arrest them,” he said.

“This was a planned attack” Mkaka said and insinuated that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) militia were behind it.

The attack comes a day when Chakwera called the State of national address by Muntharika as empty and prescription of a disease instead of a medicines of the economic turmoil  that is besseting  the country.

It also comes a day after he asked government in the Parliament to give details about the alleged corrupt syndicate involving top DPP officials in the maize purchase saga in Brazil which Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda denied the rumours as aimed at tarnishing his image.

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Zoona zake
Guest

When Atupele Muluzi’s house was robbed in the same area was it DPP who wanted to steal or assassinate the young Muluzi? When Dr Saulos Chilima’s residence was robbed, was it DPP? search me!

Binnwell Kachikopa
Guest

Some cowards still talk nonsence because their heads are full of the walking devil dpp, even if you may talk silly things chilungamo simungachikhalire, dpp is a devil nothing else. With your ignorance you castigate Chakwera thinking you are better off, you are worse than rabied dogs, a bunch of mafias whose end is nigh, nature will very soon destroy you and your walking devil dpp, a party full of thieves and murdders, a party of darkness.

Genghis Khan
Guest

I am not a supporter of DPP and Mutharika but from what has been reported its clear it was just some robbers and the reason that there was no police guard is the reason they pounced that night. Professional assasins do not operate that way. Anybody can be attacked and i sympathise with Rev Chakwera and his family but for him to politicise this incident is not only petty but very low for a person of his calibre. The more the Reverend makes noise, the less we take him serious day by day.

Mbunde
Guest

Zosayenda.mmmm

MCP die hard supporter
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MCP die hard supporter

What rubbish to hear.Reverend Chakwera this shows you are cursed. What is the difference between Chakwera and Atupele who was robbed
Stop your trash that’s the sign of a dying horse
Mcp simunalile muona. You are better of at the bench for another 30years

wakwiya
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I did not know that Malawians despite being poorest in the world they still love DDP a party who has brought suffering into their lives. During MCP there was no hunger. Malawi used to export maize to neighbouring countries. To day we are import maize from far away Brazil. Yellow maize for Sima. And some fools are pressing DDP. Why do hate Chakwela anyway? He is the only sensible man u have got for now. He is opposition and opposition oppose. Ignorant Malawians who does not know politics. It’s of course DDP. They kill and will kill anyone who is… Read more »
Khuth\'upa o\'Machemba
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Khuth\'upa o\'Machemba

Stop this kind of shallow analysis. Stop it, yesterday.
Connection to politics, a priori ( conclusion based on a general conspiracy theory to a specific event, without evidence.)
The attackers could be thugs ranging from “ordinary” criminals to disgruntled MCP cadres or former members of o’Chakwera’s followers, in the Church, with an ax to grind. The Police investigators would be amiss to ignore various channels and zero in on Politics.
Reporter should be ashamed of his/her skills. ASA.

dee Walker
Guest

why did attackers turn up the night the police was absent from duty?

H. Mwale
Guest

How many times has he been absent from duty?

Gonapamuhanya
Guest

Does’nt look like an assasination attempt to me but a burgaly ,Keep voicing ur thoughts and suggestions Mr Chakwera,I dont think APM is that Bad.

dee Walker
Guest

why did attackers turn up the night the police was absent from duty?

Kanthu Ako!
Guest

This country has very very very dull people, and they wonder why they are the poorest in the world.

chimzimu Chonyasa
Guest

How many people are you going to kill in order to ruin this country?

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