Security Minister Chiumia assures opposition leader Chakwera of ‘state protection’

Government has assured Malawi Congress Party  (MCP) president Lazarous Chakwera, who is also leader of opposition,  members of parliament and the general public that they will be protected by the state security apparatus and that their lives and properties are safe.

Chiumia: Governmet will ensure everyone is safe

Chiumia: Governmet will ensure everyone is safe

Minister of Home affairs and internal security, Grace Chiumia made the assurance in her ministerial statement in Parliament when opposition MPS asked for the assurance of security of their leader of opposition who survived assassination attempt Tuesday night at his house in Area 9 in Lilongwe.

MP for Lilongwe North East, Maxwell Thyolera standing on a point of order askedthe minister  to make a statement if their leader and members are safe after armed thugs attempted to break into the house of Chakwera where they fired some bullets in the process.

“Madam first deputy speaker, the issue here is of national concern as we are  not sure if our leader is safe and indeed us if we are  safe. We know this is not for the first time as armed people also broke into the house of the country’s vice president Dr Saulosi Chilima as well as the minister of home affairs and internal security now minister of lands Honourable Atupele Muluzi.

“And we are aware that the police officer who was responsible for investigations of Chilima house attack is that lady who was murdered in Salima. We want the minister to issue a statement and assure us, as well as Malawians that we are safe,” said  Thyolera amid handclaps and ululating from opposition and independent side.

But in her response , Chiumia said it’s a regrettable news to hear of the attack at Chakwera’s house, saying as government it is also corncened and sympathize with him.

She said it’s the wish of the government to see a safe Malawi and that each citizens of the country is safe.

Chiumia then promised the House that her ministry will investigate the matter and urge those with information to help authorities in order for them to bring to book those responsible.

Of course the DPP government does not bring to book criminals of grave crimes like the murder of Anti Corruption Bureau director Issa Njauju, murder of University student Robert Chasowa and some mysterious accidents.

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8 thoughts on “Security Minister Chiumia assures opposition leader Chakwera of ‘state protection’”

  1. Mzuzu says:

    Guys get it from me as I am going to say the truth the whole truth nothing but the truth.

    I have done my own investigations towards the attack to Chakwera residence.

    What I have found is that the Hon Member does not allow police officers who go there to offer securities to enter his residences.

    This particular night, it happened the same. When the guard was denied entry, what the guard did was to seek shelter to Atupela Muluzi’s residence, his neighbor.

    The other thing which is usual with Chakwela is that he does not regard police officers as human beings but rather as creatures which I feel is bad.

    And a gun shot was not fired as there was no any cartilage to authenticate.

  2. zausiru basi says:

    stupid minister ukuuza ana eti?DPP siimanga anthu olakwa kma a chilungamo

  3. ANALYST says:

    Koma chi Minister ichi?? Houses are being broken into and you foolishly say “properties and lives are safe”?? Are you sure you foolish Chiumia? Mxiiiii

  4. wakwiya says:

    DDP is good in saying they will investigate. They have not even investagated any murder case which are related to political murder. Up to now Ñyaunju case and Chasowa are un solved. Donors have asked to bring the man or men who killed ACB man and for Malawians to know why he was killed in a such barbaric way? To burn a body is a way to hide identifying someone. The two cases are political nothing more. Attacking Chakwela and Chilima tells us that we are dealing with people in DDP who want to take away people they fear to stop them from taking power after APM. Chakwela is a politician they stole votes from and are afraid that with the way it is in Malawi they will loose. Chilima as we know there are old gurus in DDP who want for all price to stop Chilima from Judas becoming president. The problem is APM who still keep this in his government. Malawi is a very dangerous nation to day than during Kamuzu Banda. That time everyone knew who was the leader and no one tried to challenge him or another person. To day they are many who want this sit as president. APM is weak. He is not like Bingu that is why they can play with him. We will see more of this. Ordinary robberies don’t go in a home with guns. Malawi is not democracy country.

  5. mudzalila says:

    Ndalama zonse mukubazi or kulandila mutadzikonzako mai

    1. mike kangolo says:

      true the woman looks like a farmer wosasamba..cant believe this

  6. OMEX70 says:

    Which investigation will yield results in Malawi?

    1. She is DPP cadet! Can’t you see she blue all over kkkkkk. Shame

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