DPP cadres disrupt opposition MCP, PP joint rally in Mzuzu
Thugs reportedly organised and sponsored by ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Sunday attempted to disrupt a joint opposition rally organised by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Peoples Party (PP) in the northern city of Mzuzu and injurred two officials of MCP.
The panga wielding thugs approached the venue of rally, Chibavi and started disrupting the meeting and hacked one of the bodyguards of leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera.
A large crowd attended the gathering, at which Chakwera, Kamlepo Kalua the vice president of PP, and Enock Chihana, president of the Alliance for Democracy(Aford) also spoke.
The thugs also smashed the bus belonging to MCP central region youth director, a Mr Mseka.
Earlier, the thugs uprooted flags the opposition erected at the venue and in the city.
Kamlepo claimed the violence was orchestrated, sponsored and well planned by DPP.
Minister of Information Jappie Mhango said the opposition should not drag DPP administration into their internal squabbles.
Mhango said the internal conflicts in MCP and PP were haunting the two parties
However, Kamlepo said when the incidents were reported to Police, the cops were scared to act for fear of the government who were behind the violence.
Kamlepo later said the opposition would continue to organize meetings despite the violence.
He said the disturbances will not dampen their spirit.
“The struggle continues and we will prevail,” said Kamlepo.
MCP spokesperson Jessie Kabwila said a number of their supporters suffered varying degrees of injuries.
She said two party members had been hospitalised in Mzuzu.
Kabwila said President Peter Mutharika and his DPP functionaries would rather preserve the country’s peace and stability than risk it for the sake of political power.
Chihana condemened the ruling political leaders nurturing political hooligans ,saying they can potentially turn against them and subject them to the same violence if there was a political difference.
He warned that the ones that are orchestrating and commanding violence against people should remember that they are creating “a culture of intolerance and bloodshed “.
Chihana said the organisers of the disturbances will be victims of the same violence when they have a political fallout.
Ealier in the morning, the opposition leaders attended Sunday prayers at St Andrews CCAP church.–Additional reporting Alfred Chauwa, Nyasa TimesFollow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
I have been reading the comments and to some with anger as most of them are based on tribalistic gestures. Yes Iam a Hlomwe but what has been written here about the tribe is nonsense and would like to challenge the northerners that Malawi is for everybody and very soon Dpp will hold its rally there in the north and see if you dare can attack the meeting. Now that this online piblication has evidence that the thugs were sent by Dpp I would like to request the authorities in Dpp and the Police to find out if they were… Read more »
alomwe athu akhaza athu olephera amayambitsa ziwawa osamaganiza zothandiza athu bwaj makhwala akusowa koma kumaononga ndalama kupatsa malova akowo kiti azisokoneza mulungu agwiratchito mapeto ake uwawonapitara wava
Amufunse Ching’amba wa UDF,kunali BL 11 imene imkavuta mu Liliongwe muno!Lero ili ku?Tinaotcha ku Kawale,Masho ali ku?Apitilize awona polekera!
INE NDINALI KONKO POYAMBA, AZIMAYI ANAVULIDWA ZITENJE NDI MA BULAUZ MABELE PAMTUNDA, KOMA PANALI WOWATETEZA AZIMAYI ATHU MPAKA KUSOWA CHOVALA. CHONDE WANA WA MPOTO NEXT TIME ANTHU OTERE AFUNIKA KUOTCHA BASI. A POLICE AYIWALA NDALAMA ZAMISONKHO YATHU NDIZIMENE AKUDYA ASATUMBWE AFUNIKA KUWAPHWANYA NAWONSO
Peter Mlomwe mind your English ,you don’t write northerners doesn’t want DPP and UDF.a Northerner couldn’t write such a shameful English leave rats alone in the bush and go back to SCHOOL.
Chikwanje Kuchikwanje Mmesa ndale zapakamwa zakanika, akatenga mfuti nanu mfuti. Kodi ichi nchiyani a malawi? TB Joshua, Major 1, pano M C P & P P koma nde kuyishoshatu kaya zitha bwanji.
Dpp thugs truly confirming their evil and disgusting manners. Peter, Dausi, wasting your money paying thugs at funerals and now at opposition rallies. What are you fearing?
How can police fear to arrest people who are hacking others and destroying property openly? Only if those thugs have been sent by this dpp embecile govt, rotten to the core.
Those are the works of DPP nothing to mention about. Mind you wait for the revenge people are watching.
Pilice was right not to provide security. For what. Ali ndi zamburi zochita. Time for campaign rallies sinafike. Was it not tge same MCP three weeks ago inatukwana a police because of the treason issue. Lero ndiye afunike. Zautsilu basi.
Its easy to see if the perpetrators of this violence were sponsored by “you know who” or not. If the Police sit by and do nothing, and if there is no arrest even after a day has passed and most of all if there is no press release to condemn these violent acts then you akready know what it is because it is what it is!
One day there will be pay back time, no secret under the sun!!!