Malawi Police block supporters of opposition leader at airport: MCP condemn action

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Dr Lazarus Chakwera was prevented from addressing his supporters Saturday at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe by armed police officers that blocked his party supporters from assembling at the airport as the leader of opposition returned from Singapore.

Chakwera: Returning home

Chakwera had gone to Singapore to attend the world fellowship for Assemblies of God Annual General Conference.

But police in riot gear dispersed the crowd which were gathering to welcome Chakwera and the MCP leader to address them.

Police said airport was not a venue for political rallies.

Chakwera was forced to have a make shift venue to address supporters who had still waited for him.

He accused Police of using “frivolous excuse” to block his supporters form giving him a rousing welcome.

MCP deputy Secretary General, Eisenhower Mkaka described the Police conduct as retrogressive to hard earned democracy.

Mkaka said party members have rights to welcome their leader and interact with him without hindrances.

“We don’t know where this country is heading to,  look the president is addressing the party members here at the bush this is very bad,” said Mkaka.

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26 thoughts on “Malawi Police block supporters of opposition leader at airport: MCP condemn action”

  1. zeus says:

    Dziko lamalawi likufunika munthu owoopa mulungu zithu sidzilibwino chinyengo chachuluka boma mu

  2. zax says:

    KUTENGA BOMA SICHINTHU CHAPAFUPI AYI,MCP KUTI IWINE IYENERA KUCHILIMIKA CAMPAIN DZIKO LONSE OSATI CHIGAWO CHAPAKATI CHOKHA AYI…..CHIPANI CHANJI KU NEC EVEN MSILAMU KULIBE CRNTRAL REGION YOKHAYOKHA sorry

  3. joseph malanga says:

    Makomentiwa osamangowale musanamvetsele bwino nkhani.Achakwela amayendela za mpingo n amayenera kupezakako ku airtport analinso ampingo not party members.mukamati bwana 2019 muwina mukunamizana mmbwereza kuonatsa mwano mcp sidzawinanso kupha,kumangana nyakula,munawadulitsa makadi awiri alongo anga Ali oyembekezeala nkhaza Zambiri sitinganene

  4. dabwani zoona says:

    Air Port is.not a place for political rallys.The place is a busy travel pkace so Chakwera was wrong.

  5. Zudi Mzee says:

    Kodi a DPP bwana Chakwera anakulakwilani chani. You fight him everyday instead using misonkho yathu kutigulira mankhwala muzipatala. God, please in 2019 help us to remove this leadership we are tired of this corrupt leadership.

  6. ovaha mbwiyanga says:

    Ambuye one leader at a time. Ngakhale ku mpingo ndi choncho. Chakwera and chipani cha magazi that cheap politics. Inutu musanati mumva mbebe….. Bwelerani ku mpingo baba ndale simungazithe

  7. zako izo says:

    Chakwera ndi a Galatiya uyu anayamba ndi za mulungu pano akusilizira ndi za m’dziko azako amayamba ndi za m’dziko kusilizira ndizamulungu lero musadandaule zam’dziko ndiye zimenezo

  8. Truth shall prevail says:

    The most incompetent and corrupt police in SADC region.

  9. nyoni says:

    anthu amene anayera kupezeka kumeneko ndi a church not mcp supporters,since the singapole trip was

    a church trip

    1. Mzozodo says:

      KKkkkkkk, that makes sense

  10. Neutral Poliician says:

    Those supporting Chakwera’s intention to be welcomed at the Airport must be sick in your head resulting into your sick thinking and expectation. You can’t expect just a mere opposition leader to be emulating the practices or honour accorded to a Head of State. Mukupopa munthu to be dressed in borrowed robes. God willing, Chakwera must wait for his time.

    Komanso a Chakwera nanunso penapake you don’t seem like an educated kapena a former man of God. Can you really be serious nkumaona zopusazo inu mukuona nkumayembekezera zopusazo? Don’t disappoint us. Kenaka muziti ndife a MCP owukila pamene we jus want chilungamo chioneke.

  11. DPP MUST DIE says:

    don’t worry boss azakupasan ulemu sikale ayi

  12. From a church conference straight to a political rally at the airport? This chakwera guy smells like ndowe zankhuku sure. Does it mean that there is no boundary between Assemblies of God and MCP activities?

    Mumva m’bebe inu a crocodile MCP party.

    Ndatitu inu a MCP palibe chanu 2019 ino mwamvaaaaaa?????

    1. Central says:

      Oooooooh, so you think mbava zidzawinabw?

      Lets wait and see who is to vote for thieves

  13. hatton says:

    A Chakwera amachokera ku msonkhano wa zauzimu. If the people welcoming him were members of Assemblies of God faith, that would have made a lot of sense, not the failed Mkaka, a tambala wa kuda and nyau. A congress, you goofed big time.
    Nanu a Mkaka mukuti chiani? Hard earned democracy? From where? Please mr Mkaka, complete the sentence by saying “hard earned democracy from dictatorial MCP”.
    You remember those who were wrestling this democracy from MCP were called a BONGOLOLO by MCP. Pokhapo I agree with the wise Paramount Chief Lundu kuti MCP sidzalamuliranso!!!!!!!

  14. Chimanga says:

    Police… go to kaphili and stop the violence …… you are wasting time with non violent people. Mwaluza mbaula ku kaphili because of poor priorities….

  15. FREEMAN says:

    boma ilo

  16. be humane says:

    aaaaaah a Chakwera wants to do the same the president does. That is buying cheap sympathy he knew that what he was trying to do will be prevented. Mr. Chakwera please give the nation sound opposition and not cheap politics as you are doing. You want to continue crying with this useless DPP come 2019?

    Our hope is in you so please avoid silly mistakes and be a MAN

  17. DPP, a shameful party, kuchita zinthu ngati kuti dziko analenga ndiwo——— no condition is permanent

  18. Trendex says:

    “AIRPORT IS NOT A VENUE TO ADDRESS POLITICAL RALLIES”- HOW COME PITALA [PETER] ADDRESSES THE CROWD RIGHT IN THE AIRPORT. REMEMBER, IT IS THE SAME GOVERNMENT THAT BLOCKED MICHAEL CHILUMFYA SATA OF ZAMBIA [NOW THE LATE] TO COME INTO THE ADDRESS. LATER ON, HE RULED ZAMBIA AND THE FELLOW LATE FOUND IT HARD TO ENTER ZAMBIA. TIT FOR TAT IS A FARE GAME. WAIT 2019.

    1. GLORY says:

      MIND YOU PETER IS HEAD OF STATE

  19. senzangakhona says:

    What DPP must do is to become a ruling party by action not by word of mouth. People can be cheated some times but not all the times. In simple terms the mediocrity coupled with corruption by the DPP is making them less and less popular. Instead of working hard to correct these childish mistakes the party wants to silence any individual who tells the nation the truth about Chaponda, the Watergate and many other ills involving DPP. One wonders whether this party came to serve the nation. It appears the Munthalika family is a family of thieves. APM is doing exactly what his late brother did. Shame on you guys.

  20. MNDAMBALA BOY says:

    Osadanda tsiku lina ndi a Police omwewo amene adzafune inu bwana kuti mulankhule ndi anthu anu pomwepo iwo atafola pa line ngati mphalabungu atayang’ana mbali imodzi kuli kupeleka ulemu kwa inu, Lero akuti simalo ochitilapo ndale koma tsiku limero adzakhala malo oyenela kutero chifukwa mudzakhala mukulankula ku atola nkhani a Police alikutchire ndi mmbali mwa nseu, ataimirila ngakhale vula kubvumbwa sadzachoka mpaka inu mutamiliza zonse, adzakupelekezani mpaka ku nyumba, ndipo ena mukawapeza pa Gate atayika dzanja pa mphumi miyendo itagundana singano osadutsa kuli ku peleka ulemu, tikutitu kwa inu Bwana Chakwera,

    Umbuli mukuchita aPolice inu, mumaiwala kuti ndinu a boma osati achipani, zoona Futi ikhale yoopsezera ufulu wa anthu chifukwa choti munaphuzira kanyamulidwe? Inuyo zoona chifukwa cha Uniform anthu azikuopani? Bwanji osasankha anthu kukhala abale inu polemekeza ufulu wawo?Tsiku lina lidzafika ndithu, woipa wa lero adzakhala wabwino mawa.

    1. GLORY says:

      THEN WAIT UNTIL THEN NOT NOW, THIS TIME IS FOR PETER

  21. xexes phiri says:

    zonse ndi manyi a dpp tionana 2019

    1. GLORY says:

      THEN WAIT UNTIL THEN NOT NOW, THIS TIME IS FOR PETER, THAT’S CIVIL SERVICE SERVING THE GOVERNMENT AT THE MOMENT

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