Catholic priest assaulted at Chimulirenji campaign rally in Thyolo

A Catholic priest was Thursday physically shoved out at a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) rally organised by the party’s running-mate, Everton Chimulirenji, at Folopesi Primary School grounds in Thyolo District.

Chimulirenji: Catholic priest was attacked in his full view

Father Tengani, a curate at St. Mary’s Parish under the Diocese of Chikwawa in the district, is said to have been taking pictures when one of the tents at the function was collapsing, injuring several people in the process including Chimulirenji.

According to witnesses who spoke to Nyasa Times, some cadets who saw the priest taking the photos pounced on the priest and pushed him away from the function.

“They pushed him away rather roughly and confiscated his phone,” said Martin Phombeya, an eye witness.

Chimulirenji was in the district to canvass votes for President Peter Mutharika alongside Charles Mchacha, DPP’s governor for the southern region.

St. Mary’s Parish council chairperson, Peter Kapinji, confirmed the assault but said the priest was fine.

Thyolo police in-charge, George Chikunkhu, also confirmed the development saying it was police that got the priest to safety.

“It [the assault] really happened, and we managed to bring the priest to safety,” said Chikunkhu.

DPP spokesperson, Nicholas Dausi, refused to comment saying he was not aware of the development.

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CHAWO NCHAKE
CHAWO NCHAKE
3 years ago

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Khumutcha
Khumutcha
3 years ago

Mene mene tekel urfazin

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
3 years ago

Kodi nao safuna kukadziera okha fundo. Kungoti kwaculuka ma kape mbutuma mu bomali

BigMan
BigMan
3 years ago

DPP is surely a party of stupid people from the top to the bottom, no positive legacy left, just madeya. Scandals all over, killing suspects in police cells, beating up priests and killing innocent albinos. Good riddance on 21st May.

Mwana wa Adadi
Mwana wa Adadi
3 years ago

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COPS
COPS
3 years ago

Yanyangala mizimu……………. mpaka nsanja kugwa?? ooooh yes ulendo ulipo basi, pack and gooooooooooooooooooo!

Juju
Juju
3 years ago

Kuzolowera shoddy works through claiming for kickbacks. Kutereko nsanjayo wina anadyapo and okonzayo anangoti nane ndipanga chinyenga aphunzitsi

bae
bae
3 years ago
Reply to  Juju

Akuti sanjayo cost K1.2 billion kkkkk

Maunits
Maunits
3 years ago

KKKKKK wagwa babulo

Mwana wa Adadi
Mwana wa Adadi
3 years ago
Reply to  Maunits

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pheza
pheza
3 years ago

Dasi dont be stupit your days are gone

Dpp yakale
Dpp yakale
3 years ago

Mwayamba kumenya ansembe. The writing is on the wall

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