Chakwera says lawlessness will not be tolerated, condemns Kumbali Lodge arson

President Lazarus Chakwera   has stressed that his government will not tolerate any lawlessness and will take decisive action to ensure peace and stability as he condemned torching and ransacking of Kumbali Country Lodge in Lilongwe by the angry people from the nearby local villages.

Chakwera: Lawlessness will not be tolerated

Chakwera said this on Wednesday when he visited Kumbali Lodge at Area 44 in Lilongwe and maintained the same when he appeared before National Assembly to respond to questions from members of Parliament.

Part of Kumbali Lodge and some cars belonging to the lodge were set ablaze in the early hours of Sunday by a mob of villagers living around the lodge who’re claiming part of the land that belongs to the lodge.

“It’s bad for someone with money to buy off all the land from them and own such big land and likewise it is bad for the people to sell all the land and start working as watchmen on your own land,” said Chakwera, saying that does not justify lawlessness.

The President said there can be no justification for the use of violence, looting and vandalization of property, even if people may have genuine issues to raise.

Chakwera said government has a duty to protect the people and property and will act decisively to prevent lawlessness.

“Investors will be safe here, their investors will be safe and we will make sure whoever partners with investors they are safe.

“What we are against is lawlessness, we are against corruption , we are against people using other people for their own gains ,” said the Malawi leader .

The encroachers, who were allegedly selling land to other developers, were ordered by the court to vacate the area, but they resisted until they were evicted by force.

But the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spokesperson Brown Mpinganjira said Chakwera is the sole author of the predicament he now finds himself in for encouraging lawlessness with his ‘Msunde barracks.”

He said Chakwera’s Malawi Congress Party (MCP) ministers are encouraging land seizures.

Mpinganjjira said if Chakwera will be doing selective justice, he will be a caricature of the delinquent African ruler who has lost his way.

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Whiplash
Whiplash
7 months ago

It wasn’t a few months ago when someone said “people power movement” and someone also said “osaopa” so now I ask where is this guy who said this? It is his job to civic educate that a court order should not be replaced by arson but should rather be followed and if you are not happy then take to higher courts. Where is this guy? And also if he coming up with policy about national unity has he gone all around Malawi to ask people and communities of their opinion, weather black brown or white about this policies.

chi
chi
7 months ago

Mr President this is not the time to make speeches. We are tired of hearing the same speeches. people are being killed and you still going around make speeches.. I expected to hear that those who killed an old woman in Mwanza and other places have been convicted and are serving life sentence in prison
Speeches will not stop people!!Actions is what needed.

Bamusi
7 months ago

Dpp inagulisa nyumba za Kamuzu zomwe a Embassy amagwitsa ntchito ku South Africa . Yimozi ndiyomwe yili ku Sandton chaku morningside, Dpp yibwenze ndalamazo.

Shonai
7 months ago

He authorized.If you are angry shed blood.No wonder.

Bauleni
Bauleni
7 months ago

You championed lawlessness. You can’t turn 180 now. Let people express their angle freely. Burn, loot, protest. It’s a way of life now and we won’t stop. Let insurance pay them.

Gyzrpw
Gyzrpw
7 months ago

BJ stfu.. Such an evil man.blood on your hands

Chambers and Chlima too much tough talking but no action….

Wawa
Wawa
7 months ago

Can’t agree more with BJ. 😀😀😀. “Chakwera is the sole author of the predicament he finds himself in”. So true, Ambuye awa encouraged Lawlessness during DPP era. He is now reaping what he sowed. He trained and applauded Arsonist Bwana. Face the music. Karma is a bitch Baba

Kharupa
Kharupa
7 months ago
Reply to  Wawa

Funny how the president is condemning violence, vandalism and looting now when these are the same devices he used to propel him to power. He taught people to use vandalism and looting to protest against the 2019 election and labeled police “cadets” when they went to quell the violence. Asalire lero, Karma is a bitch.

Gruk Eisenhower
Gruk Eisenhower
7 months ago

Munthu utha kumayankhula chizungu ngati Cowboy koma chimidzi osakuchoka, ndaowonera uyu mukuti Lazarus uyu. Angotengeka nda za ziii

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
7 months ago

Munaphunzitsa anthu chikhalidwe cha Osaopa style, lero zisakuwaweni baba chifukwa muli pa mpando ayi. tiyenazoni munthu ukadzala tsabola umakolola tsabola full stop

Joshua
Joshua
7 months ago

Ma cadet kulila…..

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