Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has condemned the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for disrupting the joint opposition political rally at Chibavi in Mzuzu on Sunday and hurting bodyguards of opposition leader.
Speaking during the news conference at the MCP headquarters in Lilongwe, MCP Secretary General Gustav Kaliwo condemned the panga wielding DPP cadres for the violence.
He also bemoaned that Police were stopped to protect the opposition.
“It was unfortunate that they came at 17:30PM this was way after the rally had finished,” said Kaliwo.
“Where is democracy in Malawi with what is happening,” queried the MCP secretary general
Kaliwo commended the MCP security detail for doing all they could to save opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera from being assassinated.
“The security chased the panga brandishing thugs away till they managed to confiscate 11 pangas,” he said.
MCP also thanked people from the north for attending the rally in their large numbers.
“Without them the rally could have failed,” said Kaliwo.
MCP spokesperson, Jessie Kabwira did not mince words by revealing that those who were behind Sunday violence were members of DPP.
Kabwira said there was no need for rocket science to prove the root that the violence was DPP sponsored.
“In the first place why the Police officers did came at the rally in time to protect the MCP members from the DPP thugs and yet MCP members are Malawians too,” said Kabwira.
Kabwira said the party have information that some very senior National Intelligence officials were available to guide the planning process of the violence.
MCP shadow Minister of Home Affairs, Maxwell Thyolera condemned the Malawi Police for being partisan.
“When we are approving the name of the Inspector General of Police, we always advise him to be non partisan,” said Thyolera.
But in an interview, DPP Publicity Secretary, Francis Kasaira distanced DPP from the violence.
Kasaira said, DPP has always remained a peaceful party.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :