Officials from the main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) say they regret the beating of a law firm’s process Serverat the party headquarters in Lilongwe and the national executive committee has launched an investigation into the matter.
Jolamu Mpangeni, process server for Gondwe and Attorneys was severely beaten up when he went to the party headquarters to serve High Court documents to party president Lazarus Chakwers, party administrative assistant Potiphar Chidaya and the MCP.
Deputy Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka said the party was saddened by reports of the beating of the process server.
“MCP is saddened at the development. MCP does not condone acts of violence. We will take stern action against those who were involved in the assault,” said Mkaka.
However he fell short of apologising to Mpangeni who had also his clothes torn up when six MCP guards pounced on him after he left the High Court documents at the gates after party officials rejected them in their offices.
Mpangeni took the documents in which expelled party official Chatinkha Chidzanja Nkhoma took Chakwera, Chidaya and MCP to court for defamation and unlawful expulsion from the party.
The documents indicate Chakwera, Chidaya and MCP should appear in court on September 20 at the commencement of the case.
MCP leadership and supporters have of late engaged in acts of violence against those with dissenting views.