Court releases on bail MCP supporters arrested over election-related violence

Lilongwe Magistrate Court has released on bail 18 supporters of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) who were arrested last Thursday at the party’s headquarters where police fired tear gas in connection with election-related violence.

Newly-elected MP for Lilongwe City Centre Alfred Jiya

The supporters including newly-elected Lilongwe City Centre parliamentarian Alfred Jiya have been charged with inciting violence.

Jiya was not in court when Magistrate Viva Nyimba on Monday granted bail to the suspects.

Nyimba pointed out that the bail applies to all those who were arrested as some were set to appear in court tomorrow.

He however asked all suspects to be boded with K10 000 sureties each.

President Peter Mutharika has accused MCP president Lazarus Chakwera of fuelling political violence to takeover government by force,  saying Chakwera allowed his supporters to harass workers at Capital Hill in one of the protests.

He argued that the MCP president is on record as saying he is ready to cause blood, a statement which Chakwera said was quoted out of context.

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Drogba
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“mupherana zinthu zaeni, achainache ndiolemera, angoyenda thima Lili ziiiii, ife tikugona muzisakasa”. Shame on MCP and Yona Chakwera. Mwaluza mwaluza basi, but not surprised because this is Africa where even the third placed UTM buses claim that they have lost because elections were rigged. Koma na zomakalowa ku Capital Hill zo nde muphedwapo zaziiii lazaroyo akupwetekesani mbamba,

mtete
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mtete

Mark my words this is the end of the case. Never seen a leader so scared as APM that he will use anything, including intimidating the opposition, to ensure his diabolic agenda of fleecing Malawi is. it interrupted.

Recall he told the nation he will never let MCP rule this country again. Obviously this includes rigging elections as he has just done.

Have you noticed the kind of language he has been using of late? Very unprofessional; fit for a thug. Need we wonder?

Omex70
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Omex70

Why arresting people who are peacefully demonstrating? Anyway we understand the reason. We are in Tippex government.

TIPPEXPRESIDENT@gmail.com
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PETER PETER PETER VOTSEAK

Chipani Chakupha
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Chipani Chakupha

Your leader, Mr Chakwera says you are political hooligans

Maunitsi
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Maunitsi

Muthalika is forcing himself to rule Malawi due to fear of being arrested he knows 145 million corruption case still stands records are there. You can prosecute Zammer Karim without Muthalika it as good as freeing them altogether not only Muthalika. This country is now full of devil God should help us.

madando
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madando

Kumanga anthu asalakwa.Apumbwa achabechabe inu.

Berally David
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Berally David

What type of leadership is in u? Kuononga katundu waboma chifukwa cha nkwiyo ndibwino? Zoti ufulu uli ndi malire simuziwa?

chillax
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chillax

Shame on the party of farmers and the spiritual dance kikikikikikikikikik

ndadabwa
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Peter Mutharika, forcing yourself on Malawians is like you are raping them

Central
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Central

Shame on DPP and MPS for this!!

What exactly do the police have as evidence that the 18 were involved in violence and have a case? Basi anthu kukawagwirila pa office yao, amvekele you’re inciting violence? Nanga Palmer ndi Chakwera munawasiyilanji popeza analinso konko? Komanso ku Malawi nde zilikotu!!

MPS has put its professionalism record at stake!! I am sure DFID is baffled and have come to senses that their resources were wasted…….!!