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with Nyasa Times that armed thugs attacked his residence and suprising an official security detail from Police had been withdrawn for the night.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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33 thoughts on “Malawi opposition leader survives assassination: Regime thugs storm Chakwera’s home”

  1. Zoona zake says:

    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!

  2. 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.

  3. Genghis Khan says:

    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.

  4. MCP die hard supporter says:

    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

  5. wakwiya says:

    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 questioning corruption. The problem of dirty African politics is not politics but business. Why Malawi is the poorest in the world? Ask yourselves? U want to continue like it is go ahead. In the West young Democratics work for their parties not as thugs or cadets. Youth in Malawi starting from Kamuzu Banda up to day they are not engaged in politics as it should be but terrorist
    Of opponent or opposition. This is why Malawi as a nation will never have young leaders. In countries like America and Europe all leaders and those in politics started as youth politicians in Malawi for a young man/woman to be a politician is to be cadet. It’s so sad because the nation is for young generation. Our children should take over. How can they do when they are not trained? U complain that Kamuzu was killing but DDP is also killing. There is a killer in every government party. In Kamuzu there was Tembo why he wanted to take over after Banda. He called . in DDP Chaponda. He will fail. Greedy people never win.

  6. Khuth\'upa o\'Machemba says:

    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.

    1. dee Walker says:

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

      1. H. Mwale says:

        How many times has he been absent from duty?

  7. 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.

    1. dee Walker says:

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

  8. Kanthu Ako! says:

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

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

  10. Phyuta says:

    kkkkkkkkkkkk !!! Reverend Chakwera is looking for political sympathy. Has run out of ideas atha mastyle.

    1. Citizen says:

      Shallow thinking, a sycophant, useless man.

    2. dee Walker says:

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

  11. OMEX70 says:

    Malawians are not safe with DPP Thugs ruling the country. But God will do something in His wisdom and sovereignty to save the country.

  12. Maunits says:

    He won’t be killed if you thought you will kill him as u did with Njauju. Dausi days are counting down shortly your job will be taken out.

  13. Vinco says:

    I thought after the passing on of Kudontoni sanity would return to the party

  14. Nonsense. These were thugs/robbers. As their name tells it all, they wanted to rob Chakwera as they do any other person. Za surviving assasination zo nde za nkutuzo. These politicians should know that that life is what an ordinary Malawian is going through; lack of security. Thugs want to steal from anyone. Especially if its a famous person like Chakwera they think he has money etc. Osati poti mbava zimakaba kwa Chakwera thats assasination attempt no. I am sick with these lies that any misfortune that occurs to a public figure then its DPP. As a result, the police arent working coz people have already concluded that its DPP. STOP THAT NONSENSE and smell the coffee. THERE IS NO SECURITY IN THIS COUNTRY FOR EVERYONE, not only opposition morons like Chakwera

    1. dee Walker says:

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

  15. The Analyst says:

    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O
    So these are regime thugs? Ha! Laughable but sad!
    . . . How many times is Chakwera on the move (on political and other errands), if not many?
    . . . Cant the thugs easily attack Chakwera or his vehicle while on the road or somewhere else [in an open space] if indeed they wanted to assassinate him?
    . . . Would the thugs have to go to Chakwera’s house where (even without the withdrawn-police officer), they will first be greeted by impregnable walls and burglar bars to get to Chakwera to assassinate him?
    . . . What kind of assassins are these? Ha! Its quite striking how people are lazy with thinking!
    ……………………………………………………………………….
    “Vuto la a Malawi, sitichedwa kuyiwala.” – Bakili Muluzi. Nanga inu . . .
    . . . Is it not this very yesterday when we laughed at Nicholas Dausi’s home robbery?
    . . . Is it not this very last week when Atupele Muluzi’s house was raided by thugs?
    . . . And was not the Vice President’s [Mudi] house also raided by the same thugs?
    . . . Did anybody call these thugs as “opposition-summoned thugs”.
    . . . What did we all agree, if not that security has completely collapsed in the country?
    . . . Then why are these same thugs being christened “regime thugs”, all because its Chakwera’s house that has been raided this time round?
    . . . If the issue is about the questions on the Brazil maize-issue, who, between Chakwera and Kamlepo; presented a stronger and more piercing arguement hence a likely target?
    ……………………………………………………………………….
    Its high time people sobered up and stopped looking at issues through political lenses.
    . . . Unless you live somewhere else, it should be an open secret that security is shaky in this country and anybody (including APM), can be attacked by thugs.
    O…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

    1. dee Walker says:

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

      1. The Analyst says:

        O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O
        Come on dee Walker . . .
        . . . Is it not written or have you not read that “the thugs fired shots as Chakwera’s SECURITY GUARDS were chasing them.”? – 6th Paragraph. Now, if Chakwera’s compound has security guards (which is expected), does it matter whether the police officer was absent or not?
        . . . Then how relevant is your question when the alleged ‘assassins’ would still have to face the security guards before reaching Chakwera?
        . . . How many times have we heard that someone had consistently locked up all doors to his/her house but was attacked by thugs on a particular day, he/she forgot to lock up the doors? . . . If you care to check in the English dictionary, such words as “random events” and “coincidence” will gladly come greeting you.
        . . . Then you will realise that the day which the thugs showed up at Chakwera’s compound, is just as good as any other day that Nicholas Dausi’s, Atupele Muluzi’s and Saulos Chilima’s compounds were attacked.
        O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..O

    2. What if zambuyo zinali staged kukonzekela izizi? I rest my case

  16. ANALYST says:

    So this country’s follishness by the DPP has gone this far??? Eeeeeeeeeee koma aMalawi amene munavotera zigawenga za DPP zimenezi munatisankhira nkhondo bwanji??? Mxiiii

  17. tobacco says:

    these lies should stop

    1. dee Walker says:

      why did thugs turn up the day the policeman failed to report for duties without explanation

  18. JKK Chisale says:

    God is great

  19. Maunits says:

    This is very bad. Leave Chakwera alone you will not kill him he is also a man of GOD. What you are doing just describes your frustrations on how you have failed to run the country. MCP lets mount road blocks in area 9 and if DPP and Dausi think we can run battles lets meet in the street and fight don’t touch the president. Leave him that is why you are dying mysteriously.

  20. dowa boy says:

    This DPP government will take us no where, anyone criticizing them is an enemy and yet they are always telling the nation opposition does not offer solutions. They want Njauju style on Chakwera now kkkkkk kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk……shame…….

  21. Stupid MPs says:

    Propaganda mukufuna mutchukire pa DPP hehehehehehehheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee mbuzi za anthu strategy yofoila hihihihihihihihihihihihhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    1. dee Walker says:

      why did thugs turn up the day the policeman failed to report for duties without explanation

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