Chakwera insists DPP is masterminding political terror:  ‘It’s their culture of violence’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera has said the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is responsible of masterminding rising cases of political violence and that it should not deny this.

Chakwera: It is the DPP cadets behind politics of terror in Malawi

Chakwera, who said is pushing for a peaceful campaign to the May 21 Tripartite Election, condemned DPP’s “culture of violence,” saying his is not the time for violence, but to find solutions to problems the country is facing.

The MCP president and leader of opposition said the DPP rough necks have become so brazen and emboldened in their attacks that they do it all over the country, saying they do it on any opposition party; they do it without restraint and they do it with intent of inflicting maximum damage and instilling terror.

“At times, they have done it in full view of police officers and the State President and the State vice president, fully confident that they are above the law and immune from prosecution,” said the MCP leader.

This year alone, roughnecks suspected to be DPP youth cadets have assaulted UTM director of youth Bon Kalindo in Mulanje, harassed and forced UTM supporters—including a woman—to undress in Mangochi and beat up Malawi Congress Party (MCP) operative Edward Govati in Blantyre.

But DPP has since distanced itself from the cases of political violence with party spokesperson Nicholas Dausi stating that the perpetrators could be “people masquerading as DPP” supporters.

Chakwera said it is shameful that DPP is denying responsibility when it is clear that it is their operatives who are behind the political terror campaign.

“It is ruling party cadets who have severely beaten up Mr. Govati of MCP at his home last night in Blantyre. It is ruling party cadets who stripped members of UTM in Mangochi. It is ruling party cadets who threatened me and my delegation with violence and barred us from attending the Chilembwe Memorial in Chiradzulu. It is ruling party cadets who disrupted a UTM meeting in Mulanje. It is ruling party cadets who disrupted the very house of parliament in Lilongwe,” said Chakwera.

Towards the end of last year, MEC led by its chairperson Jane Ansah engaged political leaders—including Mutharika, Vice-President Saulos Chilima, MCP president Lazarus Chakwera, Joyce Banda of PP and Atupele Muluzi of United Democratic Front (UDF)—in face-to-face meetings to commit to an issue-based and violence-free election campaign to ensure a free, fair and credible election.

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Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
1 year ago

@Gona pamuhunya dont be deliberately ignorant on Malawi State matters the VP always is assigned duties by the President thats y amalandidwa security personnel, anachotsedwa unduna wa DODMA & utsogoleri wa ma reform coz he is not in DPP Govt but he holds State VP thru ballot.

PRINCIPAL
PRINCIPAL
1 year ago

THIS WAS STARTED BY THE STATE PRESIDENT HIMSELF WHEN HE SAID HE WILL USE A TONNE OF BRICKS ON HIS OPPONENTS. PLEASE DON’T HIT ABOUT THE BUSH. TRUTH MUST PREVAIL.

Achiswe
1 year ago

The DPP under APM operate in the same mould as Bingu. Let us never forget July 2011 when citizens were fired on and killed by law enforcers. Violence is in their blood.

JOB
JOB
1 year ago

Not in the presence of State VP.. UTM is also the victim here pastor.. Can’t you for once try to be the man of God I used to know.

Gona pa Muhanya
Gona pa Muhanya
1 year ago
Reply to  JOB

State VP is still part of Government indeed he has a party but him as state Vice President is part of government, therefore equally to blame, he is holding a position of power

gwenenthe mwale
gwenenthe mwale
1 year ago

akatopa anthu muyimva kuwawa malawi inu the so called dpp cadets. mbuli za mano kusi. ngati akukutumani ndi AGOGO anuwo. kwatsala pang’ono muvulala kwambiri.chifukwa panopa opposition yakungana

Maunits
Maunits
1 year ago

Powerful message from powerful leader. The President of the republic of Malawi 2019 from 21 May. Lol! kukomaaa

Ndaonavino
Ndaonavino
1 year ago
Reply to  Maunits

Maunits akatha you will be disconnected for another 5 years kkkkkk

Omex70
Omex70
1 year ago

I doubt if Dausi is sane. Who is he fooling by denying the fact that the DPP Cadets are responsible for the violence? Who doesn’t know that DPP has a well established culture of violence? Who doesn’t know that the Malawi Police is very compromised? The only language that the police knows is that ‘investigation is underway’.

Ndaonavino
Ndaonavino
1 year ago
Reply to  Omex70

Dausi has been in intelligence for so long, he knows what he talking, mukumabvala ma t-shirt a DPP kumabvutitsa anthu cholinga muziti ndi DPP ndi mbusa wanu anaba ndalama za church, mumuziwe Yehova asanakukantheni pa 19 May.

Hunga
Hunga
1 year ago

Tell your fellow frustrated Arafat to stop foul mouthing

Good. Malemu
Good. Malemu
1 year ago

They don’t know their days are numbered

kachamba
kachamba
1 year ago
Reply to  Good. Malemu

True these foolish and cruel ,satanic Dausi and his Gogo opanda mano will disappear after May 21,2019 they will rot in jail

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
1 year ago

Was it not the Nutty professor who promised his opponents a ton of bricks?

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