DPP accuses MCP/UTM of unleasing violence:  Says Gule Wa Mkulu abducting monitors in LL 

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) says their monitors have suffered a series of intimidation, violence and assault and claims they have “undisputed” evidence that perpetrators are from the Malawi Congress Party (MCP)and UTM Party.

Dausi: DPP complains of violence in Dowa, Lilongwe

Speaking through a media briefing in Blantyre, DPP’s publicity secretary Nicholas Dausi said their monitors were abducted at Mangochi Resthouse in Lilongwe and most of the monitors were chased in some central region districts.

He added that two monitors were severely injured and their vehicles were torched at Mulinde ward in Lilongwe.

Dausi revealed that the two were Henry Sitima and Feston Chitseko, students from Mzuzu and Catholic universities.

“We have presented a “litany of complaints” to the Electoral Commission bordering on assaults and harrassment on our monitors. Eight monitors, 4 males and 4 females, were abducted by gule wamkulu at Kabudula and Kasiya in Lilongwe and are yet to be found,” he said.

On his part, Information Minister Mark Botomani says there are so many unreported incidents where DPP members have suffered. He says the party is disappointed and frustrated.

The allegations come amid alleged incidents of violence against DPP monitors in Lilongwe and Nkhotakota.

MCP spokesperson the Reverend Maurice Munthali distanced his party from the incidents. So too  UTM Party spokesperson Joseph Chidanti Malunga.

The governing party has since filed a complaint with the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) and says they hope Mec will intervene on the concerns.

Earlier, Malawi Electoral Commisison (MEC) chairperson Chifundo Kachale acknowledged that some parties had filed complaints on electoral violence. He said the commission will have an official position on the complaints by close of business today.

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Simposium
Simposium
8 months ago

Yalulani mphasa basi ulendo

Kachamba
Kachamba
8 months ago

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ERUTU
ERUTU
8 months ago

Nawonso amamenya anthu nkumakana

vavlov
vavlov
8 months ago

The problem is DPP had an underground plan to rig the election, but their plan was exposed. Don’t cry, simply pack up and go. The country should now breathe peacefully, free from thieves and corruption syndicates.

Nicholous
Nicholous
8 months ago
Reply to  vavlov

Makamaka kwathu ku Nkhotakota they failed ija niyina yake

Mtsogoleri opanda mano
Mtsogoleri opanda mano
8 months ago

Pack and go. As long as there was no rigging

Jose
Jose
8 months ago

Za zii. You are not bigger than Malawians.Malawians have chosen their bright destination.Chilima and chakwera and tonse alliance.All your evil schemes have flopped in Jesus name.Amen.

Maxwell Umar
Maxwell Umar
8 months ago

Hahaha…so you were carrying 11 million hand cash? Thats reckless,,,,should we say those monitors don’t have bank accounts or mpamba or Airtel money

Maunits
Maunits
8 months ago

There is no substance Mr Dausi a savage bring evidence that it was MCP and UTM.

BigMan
BigMan
8 months ago

If there are criminal activities why dont you report to the police Mr Dausi? I thought you guys are still ministers after refusing to dissolve the cabinet? Iwe si Homeland security minister? Ukulila chani?

CITIZEN
CITIZEN
8 months ago

This is a matter between DPP & the ancestors, it doesn’t concern MEC

Nicholous
Nicholous
8 months ago
Reply to  CITIZEN

Munthu woyipa Dausi.

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