Chakwera condemns political terror against opposition: MCP fears Malawi ‘genocide’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera – who is expected to be torchbearer grand opposition alliance – has condemned the needless political violence and terror against opposition parties  ahead of the July 2 fresh presidential election.

Vice President Saulos Chilima and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera on Tuesday visited patients who were petrol-bombed at UTM offices in Area 22,  Lilongwe.

In an interview on Tuesday after visiting in hospital victims of arson at the  UTM office located at Area 24 in the Capital City said the violence was completely unacceptable.

Political thugs suspected to be governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth militia knonw as Cadets torched torched the UTM offices with petrol bomb Monday l night.

The guard and some of his children suffered burns and were taken to hospital by well-wishers.

“Our prayers go out to the injured,” the former church cleric turned politician said.

“Violence must have no place in our politics. We must bring the cycle of violence to an end,” he said.

The incident happened hours after UTM leader Saulos Chilima condemned separate attacks on UTM members by suspected DPP youth cadets in Mulanje and Thyolo at the weekend.

He also condemned the attack on the home of Shaheeda Hussein, UTM Party Eastern Region director of women, in Balaka where her house and a UTM Party-branded vehicle were torched by unidentified assailants.

According to Chilima, President Peter Mutharika and his part want to use the violence to scare and  disenfranchise some voters through intimidation in order to remain in power.

Speaking on TimesTalk programme on Monday on Times Radio hosted by Brian Banda, MCP secretary general Elsenhower Mkaka warned that is not tamed  the political violence risk developing into genocidal proportions.

” We don’t have police now. People have to use self defence because police cannot help them, they only protect the ruling DPP. If nothing is done to stop this terror, we risk witnessing genocide similar to that experienced in Rwanda,” said Mkaka.

Chancellor College-based political scientist Mustafa Hussein has also warned that the violence may degenerate into chaos if it remains unchecked.

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ignatius
5 months ago

Chakwera, Chilima uyu wa ku Burundi yi cannot preach peace am afraid to say

Ruben kacheche
Ruben kacheche
5 months ago

Innocent woman and children….very poor…..have nothing to do with politics. If nobody is arrested in connection with this….we have enough reason to vote these guys out…..fingers here point to DPP cadets

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COVID-VISION-2020
5 months ago

Moti anthu opanda chilungamo mukufuna kuphiphilitsa UCHITSILU wa a MCP 2019 kuyambila nthawi yacampaign mpaka kulowa kumademo
UTM ndi HRDC kumapelekela nkhuni
Koma nchitidwe ulionse wachonchi ndioipa Asileni a MCP chifukwa ndinchitidwe wao

Ndikhetsamwazi Chakwera

This was done by Mcp. Orchestrated, carefully choreographed. They have unleashed violence in Malawi since May 21. No other party knows how to use violence like Mcp anthu ankhanza. This all stems from Young Pioneers playbook. Old tactics. This will backfire. Muntharika has always preached peace, restrained Dpp supporters. He can’t change now. No way. We see right through this.

ERUTU
ERUTU
5 months ago

Bakha 🦆 phweeeeeeee

Jenala Eid
Jenala Eid
5 months ago

This was done by Mcp supporters who want Lilongwe to have no any other party offices. Take care Utm u seem not to know what is happening

ERUTU
ERUTU
5 months ago
Reply to  Jenala Eid

Bakha 🦆 phweeeeeeee

Flamingo
Flamingo
5 months ago

Yes we knew this day would come after Msundwe barracks and HRDC

Geof
Geof
5 months ago

Violence MUST be condemed in strong term!!! This Must be stopped. And I wish also this guy’s were condemed so called peaceful demonstration which were unlishing terral to innocent people for 9 months. Not playing hide and seek with hipocrisy.

Martin
Martin
5 months ago

This nosense of dpp leaders and supporters claiming mcp have been terrorising people doesn’t hold water for crying out loud. Ordinary people were protesting in the streets to denounce MEC and dpp’s day-light robbery of elections and only stupid crooks can call fighting for justice as terrorism. Even during the time of John Chilembwe some white people were getting killed by natives in denouncing oppression but you can’t call that terrorism rather “freedom fighting” and that’s what people were doing. When people are fighting for justice and freedom, unfortunately; lives gets lost, livelihoods gets damaged but dpp can’t use that… Read more »

Khumbo
5 months ago

In Malawi only DPP are safe really P.O.L.I.C.E just watching the stupid cadets doing upandu for free, Malawi is for all not for DPP POLICE we are watching you, mavuto angachuluke bwanji kunja sikumalephela kucha muzaona maloza ma cadets please Olemekezeka a Dr Chilima ndi Dr Chakwera tikuziwa ndinu mutazatiombole kumavuto tukuwaona lerowa Mulungu ankhale nafe atisinthile U leadership waupandu.

Ngubvu
5 months ago

I will not comment this time.

Mask
Mask
5 months ago
Reply to  Ngubvu

Ok

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