MCP’s Msungama receives death threats over poll rerun

As battle of who is the legitimate winner of Lilongwe City South East Constituency rages on, it has emerged that the Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  candidate, Ulemu Msungama is receiving death threats through short messages and phones calls.

Msungama: Claims he is living dangerously

Msungama: Claims he is living dangerously

Recently, the High Court in Lilongwe ordered the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to conduct fresh elections in Lilongwe City South East constituency where Msungama challenged the results which Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Bently Namasasu was declared winner.

Making its determination on Tuesday October 29, the High Court judge Esmie Chombo ruled that the electoral body should conduct fresh polls to accord Lilongwe City South East constituents opportunity to have a representative of their choice in parliament.

Namasasu has gone to court to challenge the rerun ruling.

Speaking to a battery of reporters on Thursday, Msungama said soon after the court ruling, different people have been using unknown numbers to threaten him that they would deal with him and even be “Chasowa-ed”  if he does not drop the case.

“For example just today (Thursday) I have received seven phone calls threatening me to drop the case. These functionaries have been using different phone numbers in issuing these threat,” said Msungama.

But Msungama said he is not afraid of a threat to kill him.

“I don’t care for the threat , these are cowards and anti-democracy,” he said.

When MCP pressed for vote recount the MEC warehouse was gutted with fire which was suspected to have been caused by regime agents.

MEC also said that it was not ruling out arson and asked the Inspector General of the Malawi Police Service to institute appropriate investigations.

The fire, among several materials, destroyed 2,400 ballot boxes which some contained ballot papers for the Lilongwe City South East.

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Mr Chizonono
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Asakuopsyeze amenewo..ife we need justice ndipo panyapanu nonse mukupeleka ma death threats..Mboli zanu!!

دج
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DESTROYING PUBLIC PEACE‏ ‏‎(DPP)‎‏.‏

Hassan
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Tiye nawo asakuopseze,anthuwa ndi mbava.

Failed country
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Many civilized countries in the African Region are registering each person who acquire a mobile phone number . To register you need to use an official ID document such as a passport or Driving License etc. Malawi being a very back ward country cannot follow these good standard practices in order to do away with the claim of receiving from the unknown callers as you can easily identify them. I regret to be a Malawian as almost everything is going to DOGS. The people who claim to be educated are equally useless and i see no future to our KIDS… Read more »
Ingwina Sya Karonga SC
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Ingwina Sya Karonga SC

Ali busy kukweza fuel.

Ingwina Sya Karonga SC
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Ingwina Sya Karonga SC

Asakuopsyeze amenewa. aziona amenewo.

Lwitiko
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Killing is the trade mark of Disel, Petrol Palibe (DPP)

Osasewera Pano
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DPP inabera zisankho. That is why they have refused everything. They have taken advantage of the some crooked lawyers too to be in power.

C kundiya Lyton
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DPP panyapanu nyini za manu nonse.

Manuel
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ANTHU OKUPHA ADAPITA KUKAYAMBITSA CHIPANI CHA P.P APA! LOOK WHAT WAS HAPPENING T CASHGATE WITNESSES. JB AKADAWAMANGITSA KALE AKADAKHALA AKADALI KU D.P.P

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