Defiant Abida Mia back in streets to drum up MCP support after Malawi police fire teargas

Unbowed and unbroken, political activist Abida Mia who is wife to main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Vice President Sidik Mia on Friday stormed the streets of the commercial capital Blantyre barely a day police dispersed her and the MCP second-in-command with teargas.

Abida Mia back on the streets on MCP mission to mobilise support

During an interview with Nyasa Times on Saturday, Abida Mia, said she will not be intimidated to lead the campaign to have the rule of law in the country, “to have our rights and freedoms respected and, indeed, to have a country where our resources are applied for the benefit of all equitably.”

She said the police are being used by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to intimidate the opposition.

“But we are not afraid. We will continue to campaign for MCP to every person we can reach, every door and if it means us being killed for this, we are prepared to die but will not accept the narrowing of political space,” she said.

The vigilant political activist said MCP will remain peaceful but warned that only free and fair electoral competition will all be essential for averting  unrest.

“As a Malawian there no need to fear anybody, I will continue going in the streets chatting with people, without fear,” she said after distributing MCP cloth and flags to minibuses and vendors in Blantyre.

Malawi police in  on Thursday fired tear gas and shot bullets in the air to disperse scores of MCP supporters who had gathered at curios market (paziboliboli) to receive party cloth from Mia.

Meanwhile, MCP Publicity Secretary, Reverend Maurice Munthali, has said the party is disappointed with the conduct of police officers who “recklessly and unprofessionally” threw teargas at Mia and party supporters in the city of Blantyre “where he was peacefully and lawfully sharing light moments with the vendors.”
Munthali said MCP is deeply concerned, saddened and dismayed by the conduct of some Malawi Police officers who continue to shamelessly torture innocent Malawians in this age and time.
“Having said about the two incidents we would also like to express our deepest concern over the recent incident where the Police recklessly and unprofessionally threw teargas at the Party’s First Vice  President, Honourable Sidik Mia and our supporters in the city of Blantyre where he was peacefully and lawfully sharing light moments with the vendors.”
Munthali said MCP is deeply concerned, saddened and dismayed by the conduct of some Malawi Police Officers who continue to shamelessly torture innocent Malawians in this age and time.

He said such brutal acts have spilled over tomembers of the media, the latest being journalists from Zodiak Broadcasting Station, who have  been beaten up to the point of having their clothes torn apart by the men in uniform.

 


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Napoleone
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Napoleone

Kikikiki basis nkhani yomwe inanities ndi yokatenga chithunzi Chakwera. Selfire. Manga amathani pamenepa. MCP is seating on a bomb. This woman will bring confusion , just watch her.

FAZAYA
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FAZAYA

Abida, you better stop your nonsenses or else I will expose our little secret( only you and I know)

Charlie brown
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Charlie brown

If you know it ,it’s no longer a secret ,you stupid blackmailing arsewipe , nincompoop

mtete
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Santana saw sense and is now for MCP.

Sidik Lebwedelebwede Mia
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Abida,you should be the last person to talk about human rights and freedoms. When Malawians were fighting for the independence of this country, coloureds were working together with imperialists to deny indigenous people of this country their right to self determination. Abida, when have you become a friend to Malawians when during the colonial era, half-castes were ostracizing blacks. The colour of your skin says it all- your not a Malawian.If you want to do politics go back to Asia (your continent of origin). Ngati njira yakwanu ku India/Pakistan sukuyiona let us know.We are more than ready kukuwunikira njira yakwanu… Read more »

Raja curry powder
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Raja curry powder

You are a racisit… what a sad comment… unfortunate the mentality of some malawians… did the offspring of the black malawians who slept with the colonial masters ask for this… iweyo kwanu ndikuti. Being nlack does not mean you are malawian. You sicken me…

LEGO
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What about the time when we were fighting for democracy and multi party,was your President Peter there?

bunali
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bunali

very racist remarks. Not good for our country Malawi

GOld
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Does any one know the whereabouts of Santana? I miss Santana very much. Santana where are you?

Omex70
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Omex70

Santana waituluka game. Waona kuti akukakamira yakuphwa……

lilian
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lilian

Chakwera should be wary of this woman who appears to have an acidic tonque. It will be a matter of months if they take government when she would demand her money back and Chakwera will be forced to deep into government coffers. The source of her money is suspicious.

wapaphata
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wapaphata

Since wen has she become a political activist …ooh search me..just say supporting husband basi…so rafik hajat akhala cha…nanga trapence and tambo ofcoz these two are fake wolves in sheeps skin komabe a mia ali hungry for power basi

Mhone
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Mhone

Awa angotaya nthawi ndi ndalama. No way MCP to rule again, says Prophet M

Hatton
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Hatton

I am convinced this family is not a Moslem one. Moslem women are reserved and respected. They never interact with the public like this. Last time Abida put on very tight jeans revealing the geography of the private areas. Today she is mingling with the public like this, a thing that a Moslem woman cannot do. Mai amenewa mwati mavenda sanawagwire matako? Note the spellings for Mia and Mai. It is only the positioning of the vowels that distinguishes the two. Check with the people very close to this family; they will confirm that Abida is the man and Mia… Read more »

Mbwiye
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Mbwiye

Kagwere uko cadet iwe

Ndatopa
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Ndatopa

I’m not an MCP supporter but this kind of retrogressive mentality must stop! It is demeaning to women and should not be tolerated, Malawi is a free country and any citizen regardless of gender, colour, or religion must have freedom of association so please let Malawian women including Abida do whatever they want without being called names…….thank you “Malawi our country our future”!!!!!!!

LEGO
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I salute you with your point

DR MANGA
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Wakwiya ndi mfiti akakolope nyanja. MCP BOMAAAAAAAAAAA

Changayizga
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Changayizga

Koma azimayi achisilamu omwewo akamagawa za sandals ndiye vuto palibe.

LEGO
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Another stupid puppet cadet

Omex70
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Omex70

Stupid comments by Hatton, the cadet

Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

Sukulu ndi yofunikadi, have you ever seen Madam Chakwera, the chartered accountant, behaving this savagery? Had Mrs Msowoya ever displayed this savagery? Anthuwa apsya mtima chifukwa akudziwa kuti MCP ikangoluza immediately they will be declared bankrupt. Their security at the moment is MCP victory.
How can MCP remain peaceful ma akaida ali momweno. In fact the name Abida is a mispronouncement of Akaida. It’s no wonder you have a personal website soliciting funds from the public as if Mia is a treasurer. Mwagwa nayo!!!!

Ndatopa
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Ndatopa

Mesimadzi, can you plz tell me what was savagery about what Mrs Mia did? You can’t just stand progressive women who are comfortable in their skin, may you plz stop this backward thing coz women have woken up now all over the world and will not allow retarded people like you to belittle us, we do not belong in the kitchen anymore so if you can’t take the heat keep your opinions to yourself and jump into the Shire river!!!

Comrade
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Comrade

Jeffrey wa Jeffery or Gelzeida what ever her name is is more of a savage than any woman out there!!!!

bunali
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bunali

true

LEGO
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Do you know the mean of “SAVAGERY?’

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