Chakwera says people free to join demos: ‘Malawians now divided into four groups’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) says it is still urging all well-meaning Malawians to continue protesting, praying, fasting against the May 21 vote as the nation waits for the truth to come out which they believe the courts will deliver in due course.

Chakwera at the rally

“People have a right to demonstrations when they are not happy with anything happening in the country that concerns their welfare and they should not be intimidated by anybody or any organization,”  MCP president Lazarus Chakwera said.

Chakwera was addressing his first rally at Kaliyeka School ground in the city of Lilongwe, Saturday since the 21 May polls.

Addressing a mammoth crowd that gathered at the ground, he said that Malawians are now divided in four groups.

“There are those of you who voted and your vote was stolen through tippex and other means, it’s no secret, tippex was used to steal your vote as publicly accepted by the person managing the elections, and indeed that’s why she must resign,” emphasized Chakwera.

“Then there are those who benefited from tippex to win the election and didn’t want the court to continue hearing the case we brought up because they know they will be exposed.

“Third group are those who are hired by those who are benefiting from the stolen election to join your peaceful demonstrations to destroy property, throwing stones at other people, stealing other people’s goods with the aim of painting your demonstrations a black picture.

“The last group are those people who voted very well and they are not happy that their vote was stolen but they don’t want to do anything about it. They are just watching other people to fight for them.”

Chakwera urged everyone concerned to take action in their own right, if someone is worried with the future of Malawi, the future of the children of this nation, then they have to take action.

“Everyone must be concerned about the future of our country because if we do not change the course of our country now, we are on the path of no return,” he warned.

He urged all sectors of society to join hands and join the good fight the MCP started after 21 May.

Chakwera urged civil servants, business men and women, teachers, Members of Parliament, policemen and women, the church and all others who are concerned with the future of this country to join in.

“Malawi must change, and change is coming whatever the case. Malawians are suffering, unemployment rate is getting worse, our youth cannot find jobs, the gap between the poor and the rich is getting worse every day,” he complained.

Chakwera reiterated that the MCP blueprint, the Super High 5 was not just a campaign tool but a basis for developing Malawi: Malawi needs a Servant leadership, Malawi needs to unite for better development, people need to be empowered by prospering together, need to end corruption and follow the law.

Speaking earlier, former president Joyce Banda appealed to all members to love one another in the parties of MCP and PP (Peoples Party), and said she is not a prophet but she can see a re-run.

She then urged all citizens of Lilongwe to give Chakwera the one million votes she registered when this second chance comes.

Sidik Mia, MCP Vice President said he cannot see any other team that can develop Malawi apart from Chakwera as president and himself as his vice, teaming up with well known personalities such as former state president Joyce Banda, Khumbo Kachale, and former Chief Justice, all providing advice.

He told the crowd that the stealing of votes has been so obvious in Lilongwe, Chikwawa and Nsanje, and in the Eastern Region where he said MCP could not lose. He challenged that if elections were to be held faithfully even in a day’s notice, MCP will be on top.

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Mwe'ene
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Mwe'ene

oChakwera can dream, even in color, about development all he wants. Hi5 yanuyo yachibwana basi – amateur stuff.
Check out the infrastructure development all over the country, that has been managed and completed by DPP. Boma ilo. DPP politicians at their best, and being emulated by up and coming younger generations.
MCP are perpetual “ATIBELA” losers. Joisi Banda and her (personal) Party, PP, will only drag MCP farther into the gutter, by association. And into oblivion faster than you can say your silly Hi5.
As for UTM, ephemeral basi – don’t start me off – and a waste of time. Kandebvu kachabe; Judas!

Nyakula
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Nyakula

Every person shows his/her characters when happy or angry …Chakwera sangasunge anthu kuchita kuopsa nkhope poyankhula ati kuonetsa mkwiyo mmmm…a Malawi tikuona

Favour of Yahweh
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Chakwera is a disgruntled person. To call him a reverend is a waste of time, because he should have known who to humble himself. He encourages poor people to fight for him, yet he is getting enough from Simbi Phiri of Mkhato. He is not minding of the future of the nation, the economy of the nation is suffering because of his selfishness.

Kashma
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Kashma

I very much agree with Mr Sidik Mia that even if voting took place yesterday MCP can win election ONLY that dpp is not straight forward people

tuntufye
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tuntufye

which part of freedom is difficult to understand? I thought people r free to choose to demonstrate or not. to support any party of their choice or not. If leaders can not differentiate these freedoms then we have a problem.

Barnaba Sila
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Barnaba Sila

Surely, everyone in Malawi must be concerned about the future of the country now. The time for action is now. More prayers and lawful means of engagement must be exercised to deliver the nation from a cycle of unpatriotic people who have been subjecting Malawi to a vicious cycle of abject poverty since the time of Kamuzu, Bakili, Bingu, Joyce and Peter

Joloza
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Nanunso a Barnaba muli ndi chimzimu cha Chakwera chosayamika. Mukufuna munene kuti ma president onse mwatchulawa palibe chimene anapanga? Inu mmene mumabadwa munabadwira patchire simunapeze zipatala? Sukulu imene munaphunzira anamanga ndi agogo anu? Bwanji osayamika. Wina aliyense ali ndi mbali yake imene anachita bwino ndi mbali imene analephera. Inuyo mmuubongo wanuwo mukuganiza kuti ndi Chakwera amene angathetse umphawi wa dziko. Kuganiza kwa thobwa kumeneko. Mumukhulupilira bwanji munthu pamene sanakhalepo president. Tazichangamukani nanunso.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

You can talk against him because you are practising your right to be opposition, this shows how stupid you are.

Peter Lumbani
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Peter Lumbani

CHAKWERA THE HUNGRY DOG.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Hungry of unity and development in this country, unlike mbava, look at your gogo wakoyo pakamwa nanga dzenje, kuzolowela kukwera nkhumba

UTM ref
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UTM ref

Chilima on ascendancy

Gogosheni
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Gogosheni

watha fasho chakwera

Good citizen
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When the court rules against Congress, I can see the man being denied from assendind to be a leader of opposition and demoted with a vote of no confidence for regionalising the party, making people to hate the party, weakening the party, turning party supporters to be thugs, playing haterage politics which has dented the party