Chilima condemns Police teargas on electoral protests

Former Vice President Saulos Chilima has condemned the use of teargas and excessive force on demonstrators against the results of the irregularities infested May 21 elections.

Chilima welcomed UTM secretary general Patricia Kaliati at the news conference
Police fired teargas at electoral protests in Lilongwe

Malawi Police used teargas to disperse demonstrators, mainly supporters of Malawi Congress party (MCP) in Lilongwe on Thursday and even threw teargas canisters in the MCP building where its president Lazarus Chakwera was having a meeting with outgoing American Ambassador Virginia Palmer.

“You cannot use teargas on the people who are paying tax to buy that teargas. This is uncalled for. People have a right to demonstrate and all you need to do is protect them not fire teargas at them,” said Chilima.

He, however, condemned the violence being perpetrated by the demonstrators.

“Violence will not build us. We will all be poorer for it,” said Chilima.

He added,“We must all be angry at the fraud committed against the nation. But let us not direct our anger towards the wrong direction thereby contributing to the further deterioration of the already miserable lives of Malawians.”

Chilima said Malawians must seek truth and justice in the only institution mandated by the Republican Constitution to adjudicate over  electoral disputes in an independent and impartial manner.

“Let us, if we can, store that anger as we shall soon unleash it to lawfully defeat the evil forces that keep holding back this country,” he said.

Chilima said the regime “ shall continue to use any means, mostly criminal, to remain in power. But their days are truly numbered and they know it.”

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Gerald
Gerald
1 year ago

In my view going for a federal government system would be the best idea to go since every part of our country will to a larger extent decide how best they and the generations to come would want to go. It would provide that those who would want to go for clap management of their catchment will decide as such and so those who would want to be prudent in managing their resources.. It would further provide a good learning for all dunderheads who now pretend to be geneous to openly demonstrate their inability other than just messing everybody else… Read more »

Tipex Janensah
Tipex Janensah
1 year ago

Madandu 1 of 147: TIPPEX: Who supplied Tippex from Nsanje to Chitipa?

Limma
Limma
1 year ago

A Chilima, you really need to wake up. Many Malawians have offered you constructive criticism and important feedback on this platform that you really need to heed to. People have mentioned a number of things that contributed to your failure in the just passed elections. One of the common issues that led Malawians not vote for you is coz of the people you surround yourself with. Malawians are not idiots, Malawians don’t trust Kaliati and her fellow hurting friends. You need to get rid of these people, don’t associated yourself with the likes of Kaliati. They are corrupt, selfish, pompous,… Read more »

Joloza
1 year ago

Chilima has nothing to offer. He is another frustrated politician. Akungothandidza a mfumu kuledzera basi. Akagwere uko ndi kachipani kake ka mp 4. Ngati iye ali dolo wapeza bwanji ma mp 4? A Malawi anamukana kkkkk. Kuzitukumula ngati finye basi. Mukanakhala a dolo a Chilima bwenzi muli ku parliament mukudikira 2024 kuti muzalepherenso. Pano inu ndi ine tizimvera zakunyumba ya malamulo pa zodiak tili pakhonde. Anzanu akutsitsa mfundo zomanga dziko ku parliament inu muzingotokota mu nyumba zofalitsa nkhani. Muzimvere chisoni ndikuzikweza kwanuko. Munyenyeka mlomo ngati nkhumba muona.

His Excellency Fake Accent Chakwera
His Excellency Fake Accent Chakwera
1 year ago

Kodi awa alipobe? Ayambatu kutuwa. Motoo Buu….wamapesi.

Noxy
1 year ago

So you mean lawlessness must prevail because the culprits are paying taxes Nonsense!

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
1 year ago

Well done leader for speaking up, you’re the only word of reason. People are always eager to hear from you cos you’re the only hope for the Nation, above all there is God yes but as far as leadership is concerned you’re the ONLY hope some can deny it but inside their hearts they know it. The wicked regime must indeed fall in a constitutional way. Why having fraudsters, as leaders???

Sillica Gell
Sillica Gell
1 year ago

mumafuna kuti apolisi azingosisita zimbalangondo zanuzo poti mukuti teargas ndi excessive force. Achilima kuluza kwakupangisani kuti musiye kuganizatu.

A N
A N
1 year ago
Reply to  Sillica Gell

Shame brother ma cadets amamenya anthu mumene akufunira opanda kuwathira teargas

Achiswe.
1 year ago

Our police in Malawi are far too heavy handed. Don’t they know how to keep the peace without having to have recourse to tear gas and rubber bullets. They are dealing with their fellow citizens who are paying their salaries through their taxes. They are certainly not the sole bodyguards of the DPP.

namatetule
1 year ago

kodi bwanaChilima, suja mumati sangakuberni- that you are the masterthief?. zatani nanga?

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