DPP cadets destroy MCP flags, threaten leaders in Mulanje

A war almost ensued in Mulanje South East, Milonde Ward, when Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets destroyed flags belonging to opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and vowed to wreak havoc on the latter’s leaders ahead of April 10 by-elections.

MCP and DPP compete in Mulanje by-elections

Milonde Ward fell vacant on December 12 last year following the death of councillor Felix Majawa.

Nyasa Times understands that the ruling DPP feels threatened following a loss in another by-election in Nsanje Lalanje constituency to MCP last year.

And last week Saturday, DPP cadets who were armed with panga knives and other weapons further threatened to destroy houses of MCP leaders in the area as well as the district claiming it is not their zone.

They also warned MCP to stop holding campaign rallies for the by-election if they cared about their safety.

The developments angered the MCP youth who failed to hold their and decided to strike back a situation that led to some properties destroyed and injuries to some people.

Mulanje Police spokesperson, Grecian Ngwira, while confirming the development denied to comment.

He said: “The law enforcers are still carrying out their investigation. But if you want more information get it from the southern region police spokesperson.”

MCP spokesperson Eisenhower Mkaka admitted to have received the report concerning the development.

“Yes, our flags and other MCP materials have been destroyed in the district by the DPP cadets. Apart from that some of our youths who tried to protect the properties were injured in the process. The matter is now in the hands of the police,” said Mkaka.

According to him, the ruling DPP is afraid to lose morale again especially in the coming by-elections after being beaten 6-1 in the immediate last.

“We know that DPP is doing this to frustrate us. They know that they will lose morale especially if they fail to win this by-election as they take Mulanje as their yard; but, as MCP we shall take right measures in dealing with the current situation,” he said.

Mkaka further told Nyasa Times that his party reported the matter to MEC officials who said they are done with the Mulanje saga.

However, controversial DPP secretary general Gridelzier Jeffry wa Jeffry accused MCP of creating bad stories against her mighty party in order to destroy its image towards the 2019 tripartite elections.

“Our youths cannot do that. The is a cooked story. Our president has been preaching to the youths to refrain from such kind of acts,” she said.

Last week during the Multi-Party Liaison Committee (MPLC) meeting in the district it was also revealed that some traditional leaders are blocking some political parties to hold campaign rallies in the area.

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LEGO
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Let me warn Wa Jeffrey,they were women like how you are behaving now but where are they?The good example is Grace Mugabe,now she is begging people .What goes round will come around

LEGO
Guest

Kodi ndale zomenyana zikaliko pano,i think we fought for democracy and multiparty,maybe i don’t understand the meaning of multiparty and democracy…This shows DPP is going anytime

Chappe
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Wa Jeffrey would swear black was white to further the cause of the DPP. Such violence will be counter-productive and will harm the DPP more than MCP. These DPP cadets are behaving like the Young Pioneers and Youth League of old. Don’t the DPP learn anything from history? Let them carry on using violence and see where it gets them – behind MCP come the elections next year.

Kibaki
Guest

Loosing in my own home yard is the last thing every man cannot allow. Apa ndie tikhapanapodi asaaaa

Bravo MCP
Guest

You will lose. Pipo are clever. Kukhapa ndi ntchito yanu koma Ambuye wodziwa kubwezera adzabwezera inu kapena ana anu.

#DzukaniAmalawi
Guest

This is what will happen if you are one of the people condoning brutality just because you can’t lose gracefully; one of those criminals will hack your family to death, if not you. Karma has its own way of playing (what goes around comes around). i don’t think its the kind of youth you want to breed in Malawi. A country of peace is the only currency that Malawi has.

Zadapo
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Ku Mulanje komwekotu! Tadzayeseni ku mpoto ndi pakati pano zimenezo!!!

kotakota mtalamo
Guest

Ma cadets DPP ndinu mbuli zedi mufuna muzichita ngati tikadali m ‘ 1 party system,munya 2019,nyengo isitha, ma moya a chabe chabe

Mlomwe wa kwa naphungo
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Mlomwe wa kwa naphungo

Thats DPP on its best haha haha 2019 MCP boma

Mfumu yopanda madyela
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Mfumu yopanda madyela

osati Namphungo mapuya? kkkkkkkkkkk

Country man
Guest

The road to 2019 seem interesting. But violence will not help any part gain ground but rather lose it. The electorate of 2019 are contemporary. Most of them reason pretty well.

kaka ni dada
Guest

If Mulanje is a stronghold for DPP, so why cadets are destroying campaign materials for a party with minority voters? Pati bi pali minga ! With these primitive acts by cadets one can easily conclude that DPP is losing direction. Munthu wakwathu nayeso angoyankhapo za mkhutu, ati zikuyenda, akuwonongerani chipani a DPP muchenjere. Mai Jeffrey ndi crook. Anagonjetsapo kaka Chilumpha kumudyera ndi za chitukuko cha boma zomwe. Mudzazindikila may 2019 ikafika DPP ili sanza zokhazokha sure!

Mfumu yopanda madyela
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Mfumu yopanda madyela

Anthuwa akudziwa kuti madzi achita katondo. Kaka ni Dada imwe mmajiwa bwino zedi kuti Vizwezwe va mgubane vidaphetcha aFiwa pa chisa. kkkkkkkkkk yapa Maji wachita katondo zedi and Mchenga wada Mbombe. Dadawa chilungamo walije koma ukonda ubeza zedi. Waphweteketcha chipani

Hetherwick
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WHAT GOOD CAN COME FROM WA JEFFREY’S MOUTH APART FROM LIES? DPP YALEMBA M’MADZI ACHULE AZIWERENGA. TIYENI NAZO PA 10TH APRIL.

Mfumu yopanda madyela
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Mfumu yopanda madyela

It’s really sad that dpp is not seeing all this. Worse still they have resorted to use threats and attacks as their campaign strategies. The current electorate are full of the contemporary and choosing is on merit and not fear. Too bad for dpp. I am not sure if this party will continue should they lose the 2019 elections.

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