Chakwera accused of treason as State spies allege Malawi CSO’s in regime change agenda

Malawi’s opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera and some activists have been accused of treason in the report prepared by State spies, National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) as President Peter Mutharika’s administration raised the stakes in the battle to retain its grip on power.

Chakwera: Denies plot to distabalise Malawi

Chakwera: Denies plot to distabalise Malawi

The report dated October 16, 2015 which has been stamped ‘Secret’ and sent to President Mutharika by NIB director Nicholous Dausi, accused Chakwera of conspiring with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to bring about “regime change”.

Treason is a capital offence in Malawi.

The NIB report alleged that Chakwera’s led opposition block and CSOs have been bankrolled K50 million to among other strategies, organise anti-government demonstrations forcing the President to step down.

The CSO’s activists fingered in the report to be part of the alleged plot include head of the nurses organisation Dorothy Ngoma, Rev Macdonald Sembereka, Malawi Health Equity Network (Mehn) executive director Martha Kwataine and Bright Kampaundi of Forum for National Development.

Others accused are People’s Party (PP) members Joseph Chikwemba and son of former Zambian president Micheal Sata.

Chikwemba is being accused of acting in a treasonous manner when he allegedly travelled to Zambia to meet Sata’s son and pocked money for the plot.

Speaking to Nyasa Times,  Chikwemba said on Thursday that NIB report was a “figment of the imagination.

“This is petty politics. The DPP government want to be using instruments of the law to harass political opponents,” he said.

The report also implicate Jeffery Kachale, son of former president Joyce Banda, and former PP vice president Brown Mpinganjira, PP finance spokesman in parliament Ralph Jooma and businessman-cum-politician Yusuf Billiat Matumula.

Matumula is already answering a treason charge in a stalled case in which he was co-accused with former vice president Cassim Chilumpha over plans to have late President Bingu wa Mutharika assassinated so Chilumpha could take over the country’s leadership.

Malawi’s intelligence apparatus claim to have some chilling evidence on alleged regime change plot.

But the opposition members and activist have trashed the NIB report.

Malawi’s leading newspaper, the Daily Times on Thursday printed a lurid report headed “NIB implicates Chakwera, CSOs” based on what it claimed was the NIB document.

In the report, the paper quoted Malawi Congress Party (MCP) spokeswoman Jessie Kabwila dismissing the NIB document as “an insult” to the party.

Chakwera has always insisted his party will only use peaceful, democratic means to seek power.

In quoted attributed to him by the paper, Ngoma said the author of the intelligence report is “mentally sick” and that it was a character assassination.

Mpinganjira called the allegations as “cheap”.

Kampaundi and Kwataine also rubbished the report.

Chikwemba, who was recently recalled as a diplomat in Japan, told the paper he has never been to Zambia in his whole life, and that the NIB report lacks credibility .

“It is unfortunate that people can sit down and come up with the propaganda,” said Chikwemba.

Government spokesman Jappie Mhango, who is also Information Minister, said he could not discuss an intelligence report in the media.

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petulo dzimphuno ngati mauna a mbewa
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petulo dzimphuno ngati mauna a mbewa

Your Excellency Dr Lazarus Chakwera, khalani phee Ambuye akumenyerani nkhondo ndipo una akukumba dausi agweramo yekha ndi DPP komanso makhwekhwe akutchera dausi ndi dpp akodwamo okha. Bible limatiuza kuti Mulungu amaulula zinthu zopangidwa plan in secret and in darkness amaziyika on housetops amaziyika pambalambanda poyeraa. Dzingoziwonani, the battle is not yours the battle is the Lord’s and he will show Himself strong in battle on your behalf. Asiyeni awona polekera. akamufuse Bingu ndiye adziwa kuti kunja kuli Mulungu koma alas satana waphimba mmaso anthu awa a dpp momvetsa chisoni gropping in the dark big time

blessings saizi
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CHAKWERA mmesa unali wopemphera iwe? We thought your coming to the political scene would change the opposition land scape unfortunately ndiwe m’chewa. M’chewa ndi m’chewa safuna zabwino zikhale ndi anzake koma iyeyo. Do you think by now you could have changed Malawi to america if you won? By the way I hear Jessie is single she can make a good shuga mami pass my massage.

zon
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Be logical and practical Mr Dausi

Mngoni
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What a clueless leadership we have in our country!!! Petty politics, do you think we are going to sympathise with you and your lies.
This is new age gentlemen stop all these nonsense we need development not politics of ambushing personalities.
Mukapitiliza mupita kumene….anzanu atenga boma……if you have failed just put your hands up let able leaders like chakwera take over.
This is nonsense from NIB.

Mbowe Mulambia
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This is the power of failure

zenengsya
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Ngati ndi za manyi zimenezo muyambitsa chisokonezo pa Malawi pano, pamtumbo, podzamangidwa Chakwera mudziwiretu kuti kudzafunda

DOBO
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Dausi involved in vote rigging, Dausi involved in vote arson in LL, Dausi involved in K557 bn cashgate documents theft at Germany ambassador house,Dausi involved in market arsons etc. Now here comes Dausi, the former VP of MCP with another arson on opposition.This is more damaging to both Malawi as a nation and DPP as a ruling party. This is savage politics of one party system and has no space in Democratic systems.WATCH HIM OUT.

DOBO
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Dausi involved in vote rigging, Dausi involved in vote arson in LL, Dausi involved in K557 bn cashgate documents theft at Germany ambassador house,Dausi involved in market arsons etc. Now here comes Dausi, the former VP of MCP is more damaging to both Malawi as a nation and DPP as a ruling party. This is savage politics of one party system and has no space in Democratic systems.WATCH HIM OUT.

The Most Concerned
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Chakwera & MCP has totally lost the direction. No wonder Kabwira the Spinster is trying to drive People’s attention from the MCP’s internal fights to the current Economical woes, forgetting that ths z a Global crisis. Remember ths z how Bingu won his 2nd term with a land-side Victory.

dester
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This gov can’t take care or this country if peter have northing to say better step down sefly

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