Malawi Police fire tear gas at MCP supporters

A Police officer  in the capital city Lilongwe on Tuesday fired tear-gas in order to disperse the angry Malawi Congress Party (MCP) supporters who  gathered inlarge number at Kaneng police station  in order to force Malawi Police release their legal advisor, Lewis Chakhwantha who apparently, handed himself in over accusation of coup plot through WhatsApp conversation.

Police state: Cops block the road - Photo by Mphatso Nkhoma

Police state: Cops block the road – Photo by Mphatso Nkhoma

Tear gas thrown to MCP supporters - Photo by Mphatso Nkhoma

Tear gas thrown to MCP supporters – Photo by Mphatso Nkhoma

Police on alert

Police on alert: Photo by Mphatso Nkhoma, Nyasa Times

MCP members had peaceful demonstrations on Tuesday as they conducted vigil at Kanengo Police Station demanding release of Chakhwantha.

However, things got out of hand when at around 19:00PM local time, MCP vigilant group announced that they would sleep at the Police Station.

The party members argued that there is no way that the members could be in their comfort of their homes while their youth director is in prison.

The announcement did not go down well with the duty Police officers who immediately pulled out teargas  and threw to the MCP members.

Fearing for their safety, the members sped to different directions.

Nyasa Times reporters saw riot police, some armed with rubber batons, guns and teargas launchers and some in armored trucks chasing the MCP supporters.

The State is accusing MCP members  in US-sponsored drive to galvanise the regime change lobby and topple President Peter Mutharika

Malawi Law Society has described the arrest as unlawful and tantamount to stifle hard earned democracy.

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kimono
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7 months 2 days ago

Police

box13 bilila NU
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7 months 2 days ago

So sad. According to MLS

Fire Man.
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Fire Man.
7 months 3 days ago

Chikanakhala Chimanga,tikanakazinga Ndikuchitafuna.Ameneyu Ndiwa satanic,angofuna Tonse Tife Akhale Yekha.Ndichifukwa Chache Nthawi Yovota Ija,njuchi Zimamutsatira,anali Ma Illuminants Amazaponya Nawo Mavoti Kuti Awine.Vampire Opha Anthu Uyu.Mademo Fast,achoke Ameneyu,osamusiya.

Zmwale
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Zmwale
7 months 3 days ago

Watsala pang’ono uyu Mathanyula. Afa ndi maganizo as zonse zikuchitikazi sangagone nazo tulo ndipo alibe mtendere. Akayesera kugona afera kutulo komweko

Backs
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Backs
7 months 3 days ago

Anthu akamati dziko la Malawi ndi losauka sikuti akumanena za ndalama zokha ayi komanso inu anthu okhala ku Malawiko ndinu osauka ndi nzeru zomwe. Tawonani ma comment ameni mukumalemba apa it shows kuti simukuziwa china chilichonse. Kumaonerera news zakunja chonde muwone anthu mmene amachitira ku SA, USA, UK, TZ, France, ndi maiko ena otere. Anthuwo ndithu sanalakwe it shows kukonda chipani chawo komanso kumukonda munthuyo chifukwa ndimusogoleri wawo ndithu therefore they have to protect him. A Malawi chonde dzukani mugona mpaka liti!

Nelson
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7 months 3 days ago

Nawesoo tikakwilirra kundata, umangova trison ukhaula ugwaso ngati m”bale wako uja

levelheaded
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7 months 3 days ago
Koma guys dzikoli anthu enadi alibe ma plan eti? Zowona munthu ungamamujijilikire nzako mkumagona panja munthu oti akatuluka pa bail sakupatsa mmoni komwe chifukwa sakudziwa? Mutsegule Ku business page nyasatime yomweyi muwone momwe anthu akutsegulira ma company mu dziko lomwe muti sizikuyendali. Think postive in any problem you face. Ndimawelenga mafunso pa qoura komwe wina anafunsa kuti kodi kungakhale bwanji dziko lapansi atati anthu onse a below average IQ atati asamabelekane ndicholinga choti asachulukane? Yankho linali loti dziko lapansi litha kukhala dziko labwino lomwe anthu onse atha kukhala ogwiritsa ntchito mitu pochita zinthu. Zachisoni nzoti anthu amene amafuna adzigona panjawo… Read more »
Topsana
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Topsana
7 months 3 days ago

stupid actions require anough tear gas. MCP can not go into govenment through the back door. USA and others amangobweretsa mpungwepungwe. ulemu ndiwofunika. Why are Malawians today angotukwana mosaganiza. Why can’t you bring solutions? A constructive MCP and a constructive USA can see Malawi achieve growth.

James Banda
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James Banda
7 months 3 days ago

These are signs that the young kangwazi is about to go to Ndata to rest in ‘peaces’ the devil has already opened his doors to welcome him to the land of darkness. We will be there for a rapturous send off as Chilima will be taking over the reigns of power.

Kuchitekete
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Kuchitekete
7 months 3 days ago
Almost everywhere in Africa the police are the cause of insurgence because of their overzealous conduct. They always growl like angry dogs even when what is happening is not worthy any salt. Remember the Chilumpha and Matumula “treason” trumped up cases, the DPP and the stupid police said they had overwhelming evidence and MBC went ahead to air the inaudible conversations and wasted so many millions which could have benefited Malawians? As if that was not shamefull enough the same DPP and police are at it again; MBC as usual, without shame, chose to air the purpoted doctored Whatsapp conversation,… Read more »
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