Chakwera warns political hooligans masquerading as MCP supporters

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera has warned hooligans masquerading as party supporters that they face arrest if they participate in peaceful protest marches by his party to cause violence.

Chakwera has rejected the outcome of the presidential election as “daylight robbery” and launched a court battle to have the result annulled on the grounds of fraud.

“The police will arrest those who are taking advantage of the protests to cause violence. The police should arrest these people without using excess force,” said Chakwera.

He was speaking on Saturday during a  news conference at the MCP headquarters in Lilongwe whose building was surrounded by armed policemen.

“I have been preaching peace all along. I am not that person who can order anarchy and chaos,” said Chakwera flanked by MCP, Peoples Party and Freedom Party officials.

He, however, was dodgy on the questions on whether he ordered the party cadres to storm Capital Hill, the seat pf government and disturb government business.

He instead blamed President Peter Mutharika for what he said clinging to power through a chaotic tippex led elections.

Mutharika on Thursday accused Chakwera of wanting to “overthrow the government by force”.

“We have seen the Reverend Lazarus Chakwera… call for violence and a blood bath to plunge this country into chaos,” Mutharika said in a national television address.

“The real objective of the Reverend Chakwera is to overthrow the government by violence and force,” he added.

Chakwera has rejected the outcome of the presidential election as “daylight robbery” and launched a court battle to have the result annulled on the grounds of fraud.

He said while the party is waiting for the outcome in court, the supporters are free to hold peaceful demonstrations.

Chakwera added that people, who have their own reasons for protesting before the court hearing starts,  have a constitutional right to do so and a civic responsibility to do it peacefully.

Therefore, he said it is illegal for the police to “stop or attack people for conducting peaceful demonstration and insensitive for any politician to suggest that they [people] should delay their display of anger against injustice until after the court process.”

Chakwera said the party would continue to use peaceful and lawful means to stand up for justice for all Malawians.

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Maunitsi
Maunitsi
1 year ago

Mr Muthalika is illegally on the seat. Mr Muthalika knows that he is there because of Tippex which was well organized by MEC though Mayi Madando refuted that they did not issue tippex but by accepting results sheets with altered figures with tippex then the MEC compromised the whole management system of elections and call it null and void. Mr Muthalika said yesterday that he will put cabinet by 21 May 2019. Mr Muthalika should know that these elections will ne annulled and expect rerun if you it is true that you have already enticed judiciary with 5billion kwacha to… Read more »

Tippex President.
1 year ago

Should someone with five common senses be prepared to go for voting in 2024 the way things have been seen in the recent recent election. The 2024 elections if they will be there taking place should only done within the MEC camp coz MEC have the choice and us as eelectorates. We electorates are just Rubber Stamps or we just go there only for formality but otherwise MEC know whos should be crowned as President of Malawi. Malawians will soon or later reach the extent of knowing the alternative ways of removing the president out of his seat coz the… Read more »

Ng'ona
Ng'ona
1 year ago

Your words have come to bite you Abusa……. that is what happens when political leadesr utter inciting statements without really thinking of the consequences, May be its time for you to retract your statement though it will be too little too late!!! damage already done

Chipani chakupha
Chipani chakupha
1 year ago

Seriously Man if God? You encouraged this!

Stupid
Stupid
1 year ago

Mr Chakwera you can just replay the press conference you had a few weeks ago talking about blood shed then come back and address us about political hooliganism

Tizanka
Tizanka
1 year ago

No shame in the pastor spewing lies and hate

Mesimadzi
Mesimadzi
1 year ago

Chakwera should have pleaded with the newly sworn in government to arrest the idiot who preached bloodshed in the country first.
MCP is a grouping of cowards, they should have removed the man who successfully led the party into two crushing defeats. This man is now irrelevant and expired. Choose new leadership that can lead MCP into victory in 2024.
I have people like the level headed Ken Kandodo, Chatinkha Chidzanja, Richard Msowoya, Kaliwo, Munlo, Njobvuyalema, Dzoole Mwale and similar others. MCP get rid of Chakwera and start 2024 preparations. Stop crying over spilt milk!!!!

Mwananyanian
Mwananyanian
1 year ago

Too late and too little. Typical oChakwera: lacking backbone to criticize his lackeys. And when he has been so silent on the issue for so long. We are very lucky lives have not been lost – thanks to our Police for respecting human rights, abale. One cannot help but wonder if MCP were hoping Police would over react, and kill some Yufi malova: and MCP would then go wild with accusations. In reality, oChakwera’s silence was taken as de facto endorsement for the illegal and violent demos. So, there you are Boss: nobody is now going to listen to you… Read more »

Wakuda
Wakuda
1 year ago

Mr Chakwera, you are speaking from both sides of your mouth, you have no one to blame but your self for inciting political hooliganisms, I have always said Chakwera is a very weak leader he has lost control of his supporters

Ufumu Udatha!
Ufumu Udatha!
1 year ago

Mr Chakwera zangobvuta, you are the one who was preaching blood shed mwayiwala kale, those are your supporters Sir

Gabro
Gabro
1 year ago
Reply to  Ufumu Udatha!

I’m now getting worried. Abusa musakathere ku mental tu. Barely a day after zisankho munayitanitsa atolankhani kuuza mtundu wa a Malawi komanso MEC kuti alengeze msanga msanga zotsatila za zisankho. After seven days a MEC analengeza zotsatila (after a court battle which you initiated) and inu munawuza Atoka nkhani kuti zotsatila salengezedwa msanga, ndipo simulora, ngati ali magazi akhetsedwa Bola inuyo muwine. Magazi ayamba kukha out of your careless speech, mukutinso iyayi, ndi ma political hooligans. So even your own MPs have suddenly become political hooligans. Abusa abusa abusa! Misfiring imeneyi bwanji? Azichita kukuposani mwana Chilima zoona? Basitu zakuvutani eternally… Read more »

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