DPP attacks UTM followers in Mulanje, pulls down flags: Kaliati condemns ‘savagery acts’

UTM Party secretary general Patricia Kaliati has called for restraint and calm among party supporters after the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets went amok beating up UTM followers and pulling down their flags over the weekend in Mulanje.

Kaliati: Calls for UTM supporters to be calm
Part of UTM supporters being addressed by Kaliati

Kaliati, who was in the district for political campaign rallies and visited those who were attacked, said this was provocation but said UTM supporters should not retaliate.

“These are signs of a dying horse. They know that they do not have anything to lose because they are getting out of government,” said Kaliati.

“We, as the next ruling party, we should show maturity by not retaliating to these savagery acts. After all, we have just 30 days before we get into the government so let us stay calm,” she said after visiting the attack victims.

Speaking on Sunday at Banana, Bangwe in Blantyre on Sunday, Kaliati unpacked the UTM manifesto, saying the party would follow it to the latter once voted into the government on May 21 2019.

Kaliati articulated the issues of three meals for everyone Malawian a day, saying this would be possible because the UTM led government would boost agricultural production.

The former cabinet minister also said the UTM led government would drastically reduce prices of cement and iron sheets to the poor so that they are able to build decent houses.

In addition, Kaliati said UTM president Saulos Chilima wants to “drain the swamp” by among other things, cracking on corruption, tribalism, regionalism, nepotism, cronyism, favoritism, rule of arrogance and impunity characterized in the DPP-led government.

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nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

Kaliati likely to return to DPP if UTM loses

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

Sure, violence has no place in our politics. BUT, the fact is Kaliati wagwa nazo even in her own constituency; her speeches at rallies are not as infectious as before she defected. What a difference: she used to be one of the best retail politicians in this country – I guess that must have been due to party affiliation. I wonder what she is going to do after next May. Angakalime ku munda awa? Angawalembenso ndani awa nchito ya u phunzitsinso ku pulaimale? Most fundamental lesson to the young aspiring politicians: get good advanced education first, so that you can… Read more »

ntcheu boy
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ntcheu boy

Big know that kaliati is in Class doing PhD and she is ma classmate. muchedwa ndi kunena anzanu inu mudakali pamodzi ndi mijedo.

Mwe'ene
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Mwe'ene

Yea! PhD thesis titled “Njira khumi zophikira Nsima yokoma.”
It’s gotta be that, as that is her research area; and Kikiki the thesis can only be in Chichewa.

mtete
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mtete

“You can take a horse to the river but you can never make it drink”. So goes the saying. Similarly you can frustrate UTM or MCP supporters by being barbaric and pulling down opposition party flags but you can never make them vote DPP on 21st May. In fact what these hoodlums are doing is decampaining the party and I am surprised big guns in DPP cannot see this. The political landscape in Mulanje has changed completely and one would think the party would concentrate on salvaging the remnants of popularity the DPP enjoys in the district. And there are… Read more »

Kaka
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Kaka

Kalyati ndi chitsiru. Munthu kuukula chiapani chake nkukatenga cha munthu wakuti CHITIPA utm. Chomwe president wake kwawo ndi ku chitipa ku ifumbo

From Likoma
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From Likoma

@ Kaka

Listen to yourself sycophant. I guess you are not from Likoma. People from Likoma don’t use this language and have never been tribal stooges as you are . Next time use another name. Likoma has no social misfits and haters like you.

Noxy
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Kothera

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@ Noxy

Mulipo inu anyamata a chipani chakuba ndi chopha ma albino cha DPP. Munasowatu pakati pa mbuyache . Ankolo anunso a Jj pathfinder, Santana nawonso asowa. Ndiye mwati Ben Phiri watani anyamata inu?.

Mmora Murona
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Mmora Murona

When you can’t stand the heat of the game you abandon the rule and system and resort to rough play.
DPP is this your game plan?

mtete
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mtete

“You can take a horse to the river but you can never make it drink”, so goes the saying. Similarly you can frustrate UTM or MCP supporters by being barbaric and pulling down opposition party flags but you can never make them vote DPP on 21st May. You are in effect decampaining the party and Iam wondering why the DPP gurus can’t see this. The political landscape in Mulanje has changed completely and one would think the most the DPP can do is to salvage the popularity the party enjoys. Some people are foolish enough to think Kaliati is finished… Read more »

Guideon
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Guideon

Zokha zokha tikunenzo kt umbuli sizinthu plz bwererani ku school wachinyamata walero kuvotera DPP ndi mistake yaikulu, akweni ndi deal osati zomwe iwe ukunenazo bwerera ku school

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
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Ntumbuka Mwenecho

Akweni, when are you coming to campaign in Mulanje West…kkkkkkkkkkk

SYMPA
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SYMPA

You and our fellow CROOK Chilima is going nowhere….let Chakwera take us to the next stage