People’s Party (PP) has disowned and disassociated itself from 52 year old Clive Nthakomwa who has been arrested for allegedly causing violence at an opposition political rally in Mzuzu on Saturday.
PP spokesman Ken Msonda said Nthakomwa was fired as regional secretary for PP along with regional governor Christopher Ngwira and other regional officials.
“He ceased to be regional secretary way back, he is no longer a PP member,” said Msonda after the police described him as a PP official following the fracas that left four people severely injured.
The police have since arrested four people including Nthakomwa and police spokesman in the north Maurice Chapola said more arrests will be effected.
Meanwhile, Chancellor College politic scientist Joseph Chunga has asked political parties to exercise tolerance for the democracy to survive the test of time.
He said there was no need for political violence in this era.
Fingers are pointing at Christopher Ngwira, the former PP regional governor as behind the fracas with funding from the ruling Democratic Progressive Party.
Ngwira, MP for Mzimba Hora has of late been voting in parliament towing government line.