MP queries arrest of Msiska’s children over Jappie funeral saga

There was drama in Parliament which nearly brought the august House to a halt after main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) MP for Dowa East Richard Chimwendo Banda asked the Minister of Information Jappie Mhango to explain the arrest of late Tasokwa Msiska’s children.

Richard Chimwendo in an MCP : Why is Jappie Mhango abusing state to arrest Msiska's chldren

Richard Chimwendo in an MCP : Why is Jappie Mhango abusing state to arrest Msiska’s chldren

Angry people chasing away Information Minister Jappie Mhango at the funeral of former MP Tasokwa Msika in Rumphi.

Angry people chasing away Information Minister Jappie Mhango at the funeral of former MP Tasokwa Msika in Rumphi.

Banda wanted the Minister to shed light on the arrest of Msiska’s children barely a week after their father’s death and burial in Rumphi.

However, Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya ruled Banda out of order for not following the Parliament Standing Order in bringing the issue to the House.

The Speaker’s angered the opposition side of the House who stood in solidarity with Banda and demanded that Mhango should give an explanation to the house.

The development also comes hot on the heels of chasing of Mhango at Msiska’s funeral by irate villagers who did not want the minister’s presence at the funeral.

Speaker Msowoya ruled that Banda should instead ask the Home Affairs minister as the Police falls under her ministry.

“I rule the honourable member out of out order because he did not follow the standing Order of bringing such an issue before Parliament,” said Msowoya.

This did not please the opposition side of the House who noisily demanded that Mhango should instead explain to the House the arrest as they felt he may be directly involved because he was chased at Msiska’s funeral.

Speaking in an interview later Banda said he wanted Mhango to shed light to the House and the nation why barely a week after the burial of their father and the incident of Mhango’s being chased.

“I just wanted Mhango to explain because the arrest comes hot on the heels of him being chased chased at Msiska’s funeral. Is it mere coincidence or Mhango has something to do with it,” said Banda.

Mhango succeeded Msiska as the legislator of Rumphi North and it is alleged that there was bad blood between the two with some unconfirmed reports alleging that Mhango may have a hand in Msiska’s death.

The two also faced each other in MCP’s primary elections which were conducted to choose a candidate who was to be the torch bearer of MCP in the 2014 tripartite elections and late Msiska emerged victorious.

Mhango, who is also Minister of Information and government spokesman, was not in the House but the MPs wanted him in Parliament to explain why he abused state resources to arrest the children.

Chimwendo Banda, chairman of social and community affairs in the 193 strong House took Speaker Richard Msowoya by surprise when he demanded that the House debates the issue.

However, Banda has said he will bring back the issue in the House and follow the House standing orders as demanded by the Speaker .

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64 thoughts on “MP queries arrest of Msiska’s children over Jappie funeral saga”

  1. bwampini says:

    japie let me warn you, why are u illtreating people from your motherland.you are cruising dangerously ,and you are about to fall

  2. Mbwindi says:

    stupid mbwenu mbwenu.if you are inteligence why malawi has never been led by stupid mbwenu mbwenu since independence?

  3. MALAWIAN says:

    SURELY, CHEAP MPS DO NOT LAST MORE THAN FIVE YEARS IN PARLIAMENT ESPECIALLY IN THE CONSTITUENCY WHERE HONURABLE JAPPIE MHANGO COMES FROM.THAT PART OF MALAWI IS ONE OF THE CONSTITUENCIES WHERE LITERACY LEVELS ARE VERY HIGH. I FEEL SORRY FOR JAPPIE MHANGO FOR BEHAVING AS IF HE COMES FROM SOMEWHERE IN MULANJE OR THYOLO. ONE PARLIAMENTARY TERM WILL BE ENOUGH FOR HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Who is Jspiemhangi kape wodyanawo. Kafunseni a ksmlepo ksluws or chihans ndsle ximakhala bwanji…
    Mafumu akuononga midzu ndi anthu ndiye ngsti rnsnu mudachoka ps khomo pa mfumu zanuxo,enafe tidachoka pankjoma pa mai anthu nkuyiyumuza ke xul mpaka college…. Mfumu has no ingluence what i fo only the laws of the land..inshoty want to ser prodperiyy hsrmony and redprct of all vitizens rihhts!

  5. Taweni says:

    CHIHENI AKUTI ULI SONO?

    CITIZEN

  6. Chibanja tv says:

    I have never seen stupid people like you, my fellow northerners open up your eyes and don’t be used just as a condom. Don’t you see that the mcp wants to just use you in 2019? Issues coming out at a funeral are dealt at a funeral, why taking it to parliament ? Is parliament a place of kuthana than discussing real issues affecting Malawians? We are not stupid, we are following the deliberations and shall see!

  7. This issue is important to be well clarified.because its like he is using his political powers to downpress others.on the the hand let us also be frank it is not in parliament where the follow up to this story should be taken

  8. OLEMEKEZEKA ANDUNA!unduna sionyadira salowera mkalasi.you are spoiling ur political milage by abusing your office.mukuphwanyaso ufulu watolankhani.Nanuso osankha nduna.mumaonachani posankha?azingoipitsa mbiri yanu ndiya dpp yonunkha kalei!

  9. Tinene muchinenero chathu chonde inu aboma kapena ochuluka mphamvu, nkhaniyi kumaliro siiyanu a Police.Ukutu ndi kumudzi ndipo kuli otilamulira mafumu amene wina aliyense kaya ndi nduna, pulezidenti,mp,msilikali,ndinso maudindo osiyanasiyana tonsefe timachokera mnyumba zawo mafumuwo.Apapa aFumu ndi amene akanaweruza ana awo kuunika zimene zinalakwika.Sipachipani, kapena msonkhano wa boma ndipo ndizokhuzana ndi boma koma zapamudzi ndipo eni wake ndi aFumuwo ndi anamfedwa iwe Jappi walowerera ndipo ukuderera mafumu kumudziko? Wayiwala ntchito yimatha chibale sichitha.Maudindowo mukapasidwa chonde simuzaafa nawo ndipo ma examples muli nawo ndithu taonani John Tembo,Muluzi,Kachale,Joyce,Malewezi,Kadzamila etc.Ndizosiyirana zinthuzi anthu wamba awa apatseni ulemu mawa ndi anzanu omwewo.Ndipo kuchita kukhala ngati temberero mudziko muno bwanji? Nonse mukango lawa udindo basi ife anthu wamba ndife akapolo/nyasi zanu.Samalani kondani anthu ndipo inunso muzakondedwa.

  10. Meja says:

    Good Samaritan, what we want is justice, the perpetrators of violence in both cases should be taken to book

  11. malawi says:

    Ma MP a pa district muzigwirizana kut mungawachitire chani anthu anu pa District level kut azizakukumbukirani?? musamataye nthawi ndi kumangotukwana boma pliz. Find solutions pa District ndi funding yomwe mumalandilayo. I was in Mulanje, what I have seen is so impressive. U cant believe, Mulanje Park ground is being turned into a Stadium. Chinese are on the ground now. This is cutercy of MPs in the district. Mulanje to have a Stadium. Beautiful. Keep it up MPs in MJ.

  12. malawi says:

    Kungot Atumbuka + MCP = Pulling Back Development (PBD). Muzakhala choncho ma Phwanga, ma region ahu sazamatukuka, muzikhalira yobwabwatayo. Tikatopa nanuso a Central Region tikutayani. A Kazalamulira Chakwera wanuyo mchaka cha 2050 mwina muzakondwa coz muzakhala chete.

  13. CLEMENT says:

    atumbuka wokha wokha! what cn we say?

  14. GVH Wofewa says:

    The arrests were Jappie’s Machinations and it is cheap politics and a clear manifestation of tyranny on the part of dpp. Who is jappie after all? Munthu wolephera ma primary elections a MCP? kkkkkkkkkkkk ndakomoka!!!!!!!!!

  15. FRIENDS OF NORTH says:

    lamulo ndi lamulo

  16. nyamayasauka says:

    dirty politics

  17. Good samaritan says:

    Richard Chimwendo Banda, Do you know, are you aware or have you heard that Potipher Chidala (MCP) faithful) was beaten-up? and as an MCP member why is it that you are more concerned with Msiska and Mhango wrangle than Chidaya. Should we believe that you are a close relative to Msiska or you are being used by these political failures to gain political mileage in this august house. Is this what the people of your constituency asked you to present on their behalf to this honourable house? Remember that the voters are not stupid as you think. They see what you are doing and will show their anger in the next general elections. You will need them !
    mbuzi ! ! ! ! !

  18. mk says:

    ameneyo nd mbuz ya makape

  19. Patriot says:

    Chomwe DPP sikudziwa ndi choti people are tired of your presence mmaliromu.
    Winanso tinamukhazikitsa pansi pa maliro a mfumu ina ku BT.

  20. drakes says:

    No body is above the Law. Are we saying that Malawians are a people who can tolerate impudence and no sense. Any violent or threat to someone is a chargeable case and let the law take its course. The speaker was right, home affairs had to answer that not Mhango. So our Parliamentarians are condoning rowdy and archaic behaviors? And it’s not an issue to discuss in Parliament.

  21. The Most Concerned says:

    These stupid kids has a case 2 answer. Its conduct likely to cause breach of peace, the Malawi Constitution is clear on that. Please arrest these uneducated Tumbuka’s and teach them manners.

  22. Omex70 says:

    DPP led government is a joke. Selective justice at its best. DPP sponsored thugs to beat Chidaya in the southern region but no one was arrested. Issa Njauju was killed but no one is arrested up to now.

  23. GVH Jere says:

    The arrests are Jappie’s political machinations which we need to condemn in strongest terms. This is democratic Malawi n ministers should not think that they are more Malawian than anyone else in this country. If I were jappie himself, I should have advised the police to release them forthwith because he will be having problems to go there next time.

  24. Chindaxi says:

    Iwe Jappie Mhango order the release of wanthu awo, otherwise uwonenge VIMWEKU MWEKU!!!!!!KKKKKKK

  25. YAKI says:

    Is this issue parliamentary. is this the court of justice, you people indeed waste tax payers money on trivial issues . leave this with police and courts. mcp you have no issue to bring to parliament except antagonisms

  26. pluto says:

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  27. Plate says:

    guys those who reported the incident did not do that in full the ministers car was abit stoned and the same guys or sons one of who works as a prison wader severe beat a man who is said to be japie campaighn director, but all in all what we are practicing in malawi is not politics thus why we are nt developing, komanso ma mps ndinkhani zomafuna kukambirana zimenezo instead of tabling economic issues after eating alot of allowances from our taxes shame on u mwasanduka a police

  28. The Patriot says:

    A Jappie Mhango, analipo anzanu anali ma Minister, pano tikuyenda nawo bawo mu ma township umu! Vwakumala ivi, sizokuti mudane ndi anthu a kumudzi kwanu chifukwa cha udindo. One day you will regret your actions. DPP government will dump you as soon as you lose your MP seat, tbe same people you are torturing now will be there to help you! Without vision politicians perish!

  29. Malawi ndiwabwino ? says:

    Nothing wrong with arrests

  30. Peter says:

    The minister was chased not stoned. He was threatened to be stoned if he didn’t leave the area. In saying that why should you force yourself at a place you aren’t welcome? If he was stoned the pictures and dents of his car would have been shown. No need to arrest the kids.

  31. Vwapuvwapu says:

    Bwam’pini ndiameneyo kkkkkk,
    sayenda masana kkkkkk

  32. Amalawi of all the places why do we bring politics to funerals? I thought funerals were supposed to be a unifying factor of all the people from political divide but alas in my beloved Malawi political parties take pride in claiming that they are the ones who are greatly grieved than the others. Pliz all politicians for once stop this nonsense of fighting over a dead body. Shame on you all!!!

  33. Clement says:

    Is this issue to table in parliament mcp mp? Are you serious? If the children messed up they’ve to face the law that’s all.

  34. nkhamanga njikari says:

    Selective justice. When MCP’s Chidaya was beaten up, did the enforcers round up the sponsored thugs? Was this not a “family issue” like Chidaya’s.

  35. nkhamanga njikari says:

    This is a non issue, not worth spending time on. Jappie Chiheni Mhango showed umunthu by going to Tasokwa’s funeral. Tasokwa was not killed or bewitched. But the place where both men come from is known for “wood energy” and self protection science. The two boys are both respected in the “self protection” business and have bragging rights for being “fortified”. Even to become MP, they believe, you must “bath in the stream at dawn”. And if they offer a beast for celebration, the poor thing is first offered to idols by keeping it in a stream overnight. Ma MP okhulupilira ufitiii!

  36. Chanyala Mwamwayimba says:

    Why Rumphi is so unlucky? More people are arrested becouse of funeral. Do you remember the arrest of CCAP moderator during the dearth of former minister during the rain of Bingu?

    Why to arest anamfedwa. DPP like to arrest the mourners. Realese those children and they should continou mourning their father.

  37. Konza Chapasi says:

    Ndikunena Jappie

  38. Konza Chapasi says:

    Ameneyo ndi m’nyamata waku area 36 , zakwao saziziwa ndipang’nopomwe . Munthu wopusa ndipo ndiwokonda kugona nkhalumba zachizimayi .

  39. Matchonisa says:

    Jappie must be reported to ACB. He is a killer.

  40. Nebuchadnezzar says:

    Jappie Mhango ndi galu weniweni ngati bwampini,iweyo jappie ukadangoyendera za maliro osati kumakambanso za dpp,ndiye pamenepa mpofunika kuti bwampini akupatse malo kundata oti umangepo nyumba uzilankhula kumeneko zopusa zakozo.

  41. kaka says:

    we also want know the following from mcp. Who killed those in dowa ku dzareka, there is a mass grave mafupa ambiri zed. ;a archeologists apeza mass grave ku dzareka? Who instructed kuti ma kaid azinyambitana pathako?who killed mkwapatila the dick matenje group.? Who preached regionalism. Who arested chakufws chihana? Iweyo mp wopeta tsitsi ngati mukayombe yanka. Neverintimidate the government. You have no power

  42. Mapazi asiyana says:

    The children have been arrested and you want the minister to explain it in parliament! Are you serious? Lets discuss issues of national interest. If they have been arrested,why asking Jappie and not Home Affairs? Better still,why should our August house discuss arrests? You want to preside over and make judgment? Since when did we start this? The minister was stoned at the funeral and we feel the perpetrators must be let scot free? Leave the courts to look into it,imweeee

  43. Tina says:

    Let the children out. They had right to chase you out. It’s their Father’s Death not DPP death. Leave them alone

  44. Isaac chagwa mzuzu says:

    God knows the truth about it.We nid just pray that justice prevails at all levels

  45. MLOMWE says:

    Shame on you Jappie i said soni zikukore Jappie mwana mulakhasyi iwe chifukwa ntchichi ukumangira wana walanda mwana wa jabulosi Jappie.See you in 2019

  46. kakoma nkuyenderana says:

    Chilungamo nthawi zonse chimawawa. Shame to the dourer.Ndizoona kuti dziko lathu likhale ZOIPA CHITANI? Think twice before any action/move plz .

  47. Amuthyapa. says:

    Nde tabwereranso matsiku akale a one party ya MCP. Nanga zonjatanazi popanda zifukwa? Koma kumbukirani kuti chouluka chimadzatera pa mawa.

  48. The Analyst says:

    I wonder why a lot of people do not hesitate to celebrate their disorderliness and chaos of mind!

    Inu a MP, are you sure that Jappi was the right person to ask this question to and expect a sound answer when he is the one being accused? Why not the police? Or some well wisher from the propinquity of late Msiska’s place of abode? Or why didn’t you yourself first do your homework and come up with a concrete answer? Aaaa! Further, you are asking the question when Jappi Mhango wasn’t even in the house? Seriously? Nde mumamufunsa ndani tsono or mumati atayankhe ndi ndani?

    And when bringing up this disorderly issue in this disorderly manner you also fail to be orderly on parliamentary procedures? Kodi who are your associates or your master? Cant you see that you are embarrassing them?

    Now with this kind of disorderliness of mind of the MP, are we surprised we have failed to develop as a country? Am not!

    Only if you were orderly, you could have first done your homework. By finding out from people who live close to the late Msiska’s house if the arrests have anything to do with Mhango’s banishment from the funeral (which is very likely); then nkuzachita report ku parliament for all to discuss it. Osati zomwe mwapanga apazi iai!!!

  49. njolomachipilingu says:

    Jappie you nearly got chased in Ntchisi during the burial of TA Chilooko in Malomo and you were strongly booed and now this at your own home area.Ask yourself why this is happening to you.Is it the people or you are the problem.Check Mate.U Minister tikuudziwa ife sumakhala choncho.Ubwere udzatinfunse kuti kodi mmatani kukhala kwake

  50. mtochi says:

    Iwe Jappie osalodza George Thindwa bwanji amene akuti kulibe afiti.Shame on you.

  51. Sibweni says:

    Malo mokambirana zaphindu mukulimbana ndi nkhani za zii!!!!!!! Zimenezo muzikafufuza mukatuluka mnyumba ya malamulo!!!! 4sake,,,,,,

  52. Mashamase says:

    What abt people who killed Njaunju

  53. Winford Saka says:

    If the children did something bad they deserve to be punished .

  54. Bambo a mwana says:

    mesa apolisiwo amawapatsa ma 80 pin after shooting civilians to death! July 20 is the reference here.

    no wonder apolisi ambiri wanted dpp to win the elections so that they start abusing them as well for pay. stupid police stupid govt.

  55. Charombanthu says:

    My warning to Hon. Jappie Mhango – Simutha Bwino. That state machinery you are abusing now will not be there for you forever.

  56. Nyembezi says:

    Someone should assist Msiska’s children to sue. The police are not professional. Why arrest the children?

  57. komkobb says:

    Thats bad misozi m ili maso mwana WA Mhango are ndithu

  58. levelheaded says:

    That’s what happens when circumstances drive your stiffle mind. You loose your father and end up in jail. By the way did the late Mp send his children to school? How could civilised children behave in that way like dogs?

  59. Kenkkk says:

    This jappie and fellow dpp thugs are really animals. How can you stoop so low? Arresting innocent children who are still grieving the loss of their father, is this human you dpp people?

    It is their right to refuse or allow some people to attend their father’s funeral. They didn’t want you jappie to be there but you poked your nose at the funeral and you were chased. So now you send police to arrest the children for what? For not allowing you to attend their father’s funeral?

    Jappie should be immediately sacked.

  60. Njolinjo says:

    I will die hating this government. And just today they said they don’t suspect arson at MEC warehouse. Really? Who doesn’t know that Dausi was involved? Shupit zanu!!!!

  61. chitsulo cha njanji says:

    Jappie Mhango uzatha ngati makatani…….kunali anzako lero ali kuti? mukuziona ngati mwafikapo.

  62. WAMISALA says:

    THIS IS UN FAIR

    ARRESTING KIDS WHO ARE MOURNING
    THEIR FATHER ???

  63. shaa says:

    DPP at its best mafia style. Everybody doing what they fo best, abusing the police

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