DPP cadres beat up Zodiak cameraman  Chapita as Malawi police watch helplessly

The supporters of the erstwhile governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Wednesday bludgeoned cameraman for privately-owned Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) in full view of the police at Lilongwe Magistrate Court.

A Zodiak photo journalist in line of duty

The cameraman, David Chapita, was in company of his workmate, John Paul Kayuni, when the incident happened.

Chapita and Kayuni were covering the court appearance of Norman Chisale, chief security aide to immediate former President Peter Mutharika, who is being accused of involvement in the importation of cement using Mutharika’s taxpayer’s identification number (TPIN).

Kayuni has just reported to his boss, Gabriel Kamlomo, a few minutes ago that Chapita was beaten upon arrival at the court this afternoon.

“Upon arrival at the court premises, just soon after getting out of the car, we were met by DPP and UDF supporters who were outside the perimeter fence. Before we went into the fence, theses supporters started attacking my cameraperson. He was heavily beaten by these supporters,” he said.

Kayuni said he can confidently tell that the attackers were DPP and UDF supporters because they put on their respective party colours when they executed their attack.

“Some of them were wearing masks with UDF cloth. So, it was quite difficult for me to read the situation. So, I had to make sure that I am safe,” he said.

Kayuni said he could not make out what could be the reason behind the attack on innocent journalists.

But writing on his Facebook wall, the reporter says the attack reminds of how unsafe journalists are in Malawi.

The Media Institute for Southern Africa (MISA-Malawi) chairperson, Teresa Ndanga, has condemned the attack, describing it as barbaric.

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Ungwelu
Ungwelu
7 months ago

Question to the IG. What have you done about this issue to date? We are waiting for your answer. Apo ayi sanzikani kwa appointing authority muzipita ku Embassy kuja amakutumizani a DPP. Please we do not want anyone sleeping on the job!!!

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
7 months ago

Good wave DPP chobwenzera kuwawa

God is with Us = Emmanuel

The bad dpp is still around? Police please finish them off. Fish them out. They are criminals.

Phudzi
Phudzi
7 months ago

And their secretary general gerezedala has the balls to write His Excellency oLaza asking for leniency? Anthuwa ndi mfitidi ofunika kuwachotsa ufiti basi akagwidwa azitsekeredwa zaka zambiri to deter other would be attackers! Ndale zomenya atola nkhani zithe anthuwa akagwidwa akakhaleko zaka 10 ku Zomba maximum prison

DOBO
DOBO
7 months ago

There is a big problems here.The big problem is that the Police is full of cadets.If this can not be checked out,we are in deep trouble in Malawi.This new Government has to wake us from slumber and quickly restructure all government institutions because DPP has already planted their dangerous agents in all almost government institutions including the army.Watch out!

Uva pain
Uva pain
7 months ago

And see police of malaw just standing while someone is been beaten I will never give respect to Malawi police especially those who stop on the road stealing from us stupid them zima ndi wawa mulungu awa Lange a police ose omwe andi bera ndalama pa msewu…..

Mwenye dambuzo
Mwenye dambuzo
7 months ago

DPP is a system ma Cadet tili ponse ponse and we will ake ur time in power very uncomfortable iweyo Lazaro ndi Zeze mudziwanso….Diso kwa diso😠😣😣

NTCHANA
NTCHANA
7 months ago
Reply to  Mwenye dambuzo

System yokuba, no even manyazi, kupepela

Tutu
7 months ago

Good that police just watched. Real people are suffering without proper and timely justice when the police are used for political persecution

Che Jika
Che Jika
7 months ago

Smoke them out

Chautaamalanga
7 months ago

Please lock them up in Nsanje Prison for them to get the taste of uzuzu and throw away the keys

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