Malawi opposition raises concerns over death threats: ‘Stop being critical to President or you will die’

Malawi opposition Peoples Party (PP) spokesman Ken Msonda has claimed that its leaders have received death threats if they continue being critical of President Peter Mutharika and insisting on the calls for the President to resign within 90 days.

Msonda: Death threats

Msonda: Death threats

Among those being targeted in Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera who is also leader of opposition in parliament, PP vice president Kamlepo Kalua and MCP spokesperson Jessie Kabwila.

The three Members of Parliament (MPs) have been warned against being critical to government in the National Assembly and pushing for President Mutharika to resign, telling them that parliamentary immunity that protects them inside parliament will not apply once they step out of the House.

The death threats come after Nyasa Times reported that DPP has recruited youths who will eliminate critics of President Mutharika and his Vice Saulos Chilima, and the party.

Msonda said MPs are honourable citizens of the country who should not be subjected to any form of unlawful pressure and or intimidation in the exercise of their constitutional mandate.

The PP spokesman said the threats are coming after DPP regional governor for the south Charles Mchacha said during the opening of third phase of Chipembere Highway that Chakwera, Speaker Richard Msowoya and Kamlepo Kalua are “the only people in Malawi who are against the leadership of DPP administration.”

Msonda condemned Mchacha’s remarks as “primitive politics” aimed at inciting DPP members to rise against the mentioned opposition political party leaders.

He said opposition leaders are “worried” by the threats and they are “leaving dangerously” following death threats from anonymous people calling themselves DPP members.

The opposition has been calling President Mutharika to resign, saying the nation’s economy is on a downward trend and accusing him of being inept.

Msonda also said opposition has offered government solutions in both sort term and long terms but the DPP administration is arrogant to adopt them and also clueless on how to navigate around the economic turmoil.

The government has challenged the opposition that the President will not resign – come what may.

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zebron henry banda
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zebron henry banda
6 months 19 days ago

Trying to intimidate people in opposition is not a solutIon malawians want to hear.malawians want tangible solutions from the multiple problems they face by their government.assassinations of those officials is plain stupid and dangerous.the backlash from that could see you,the perpetrators,a mass-hunt by the populace to kill you too.Solve the damn problems,no threats!

Cash Gate
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6 months 19 days ago

Ngati Boma Likudana Ndi Kudzudzulidwa Ndiye Kuti Anthu Amene Akuyendetsa Boma Sakudziwa Kuti Democrancey Ndi Chani, Mmenemu Ndi Mmene Dziko La Democrace Limayendera, Or Muphe Anthuwa Dziwani Ndithu Kuti One Day Mudzakhala Kunja Kwa Boma, Sindinu Amuyaya Ayi, Yendetsani Dziko Ndi Chikondi, A Opposition Mutawamvera Zomwe Amanena, Mutha Kuchita Bwino Ngati Momwe Anachitira Bwino Malemu Bingu Mu Zaka Five Zoyambirira Zija, Anayigwiritsa Ntchito Opposition,

fred
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fred
6 months 19 days ago

come what may, forces will force matters

lets shame the devil.say no to demo

say no to suffering

say no to madeya, love nsima

say no to treason

say no to groaning

pray to God for help

He become concerned when the children are suffering. exodus 2 :23

he become attentive to the cry of the isralites.

is Malawi genuinely crying?

lets turn to God
God will fight your battles
God Bless Malawi and its leaders, be it in power or in opposition

PAYERE PAYERE
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PAYERE PAYERE
6 months 19 days ago

Peter akupha wa opposition lizamuweluza ndi dziko lonse la pansi chifwa alindiasilikili ndiponso police , chiweluzo chake ndi kunja kwa Malawi ndiye achenjere ndiponso awone kusiyana kwache , zimene akupangazi ndimasewera. Wachepa Peter opposition itha kumugonjetsa ndi kachipani kache ka 34% .

mkaidi waswagga
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6 months 20 days ago

mbuzi iwe osangozisiya bwnj….. zimafuna olimba mtima izi osat kukamwa ngat wapana mwanaliye choncho

Chilungamo Chimawawa
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Chilungamo Chimawawa
6 months 20 days ago

dpp is a party of thugs, they are still thugs and will remain thugs!!!!!!

bristol
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6 months 20 days ago

DPP is a helpless and clueless party. No wonder they are threating lives of opposition leaders because they are new to Malawi – they never fought for freedom during early 90s. they are there to enrich themselves and not serving the interest of Malawians. They did not win 2014 but rose to power through head of electoral commission and not by votes. 2014 was a rigged election even children know this – why did a big person weep during announcement of the winner, he knew he had betrayed innocent Malawians.

mzungumbuli
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mzungumbuli
6 months 20 days ago

“Mwamuna mzako m’pachulu n’kulinga utakwelapo” Agalu inu a DPP muyerekeze kuchita zamanyi zanuzo, chimunthu chanu chopanda mano nkamwacho chidzagwa ngati nkulu wake uja, fotsekiiiiiiii !!!!!!!

levelheaded
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6 months 20 days ago

How many have so far died out of these so called death threats?

Every office has its own challenges, don’t you know?
You are calling the president to step down. Do you think that those who voted for him can just leave you like that?
Zimatiwawatu kwambiri, kapena simunamveko kuwawa kwake eti?
Yesetsani campaign, mukadzawina zisankho a PP kapena MCP mudzamveko kuwawa kwake anthu amene sanavotere Chakwera akumuwuza kuti atule pansi udindo.
Inuyo amene mwavutikira kumuvotera tiwone ngati mudzangokhala duu.

mjomba welewo
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mjomba welewo
6 months 20 days ago

Enanu tidzaka titatu tapitatu munasauka nkumavala timajinzi tothina mtaunimu anthu kumati kodi ndi auje awo mukuyenda khwekhwelekhwekhwele zitakusokonekelani…pompano musaukanso muwona…munasakha game yachabe…mukulimbana ndi Kabwila munthu wophunzila bwino osati kuphunzila kongogulanazo mapepala…kumangolankhula english yoloweza basi…tima vocabulary toloweza basi…zaziii…ine mjomba ndisazakuoneni muli deludelu kulowela kunyumba ya Kabwila kuti akupelekezeni kwa Bigman Chakwela kuti akakupepetseleni mutavalanso kajinzi kothina…

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