Malawi flagship newspaper, The Daily Times report on Tuesday has lend credence to what Nyasa Times reported on Friday August 26, 2016 that State House has embarked on a smear campaign to silence all Malawians it views as critical of the President Peter Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government.
Others being targeted include, writer Stanely Onjezani Kenani, lawyer can commentator Allan Ntata, Times Group Editor in Chief George Kasakula, columnist Madalitso Musa, Nyasa Timers editor and ‘Loose Cannon’ columnist Thom Chiumia, Times TV host Brian Banda, journalist Idriss Ali Nassah and economist Henry Kachaje.
Daily Times report also what Nyasa Times published that such attacks, including the creation of fake Whatsapp conversations and other dirty tactics, will intensify as Malawi moves towards elections.
It will use the blogs to manufacture false stories “that aim at destroying the repurtation of its targets”, the daily reported.
Daily Times reports that three weeks ago ruling DPP regional governor for the south, Charles Mchacha asked President Mutharika to allow the party to use its youth militia known as the ‘Cadets’ to silence the President’s critics.
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