DPP claims Mutharika, ex-ministers marked for arrests: Minister Chimwendo says rule of law scare ‘mafias’

Even before the music starts, the esrtwhile ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has already started dancing to the tune, claiming the Tonse Alliance-led administration is planning a political witch-hunt against its leaders, including former president Peter Mutharika.

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DPP publicity secretary Nicholas Dausi told journalists in Lilongwe on Saturday that the party has credible information, pointing to the fact that the new administration intends to use trumped-up charges to corner leaders of the party.

Dausi, who is also member of Parliament for Mwanza Central Constituency and former Minister of Homeland Security, claimed that Mutharika, bodyguard Norman Chisale, former ministers Ben Phiri,   Bright Msaka, Joseph Mwanamvekha, Charles Mchacha and himself are among those targeted for the arrest.

He wondered why the civil society organizations (CSOs) and the international community remained quiet when the police arrested Isaac Jomo Osman and DPP’s regional governor for the Central Region, David Kambalame.

However, Dausi fell short of telling the public what sort of crimes and offences the DPP leaders committed to deserve arrests

Reacting to the sentiments, the Minister of Homeland Security, Richard Chimwendo Banda, said the new government does not have any plans to victimize innocent people because they belong to different political parties.

Chimwendo-Banda also assured that the Tonse Alliance-led government will not use the police or any other law enforcement agency to advance political agenda.

“However, if there are some people in DPP who know they committed crimes, they stole from the government purse, or indeed they did anything that contravened the law, we urge them to come forward and present their case. Otherwise, the law will still pursue them for the offence they committed,” said Chimwendo Banda.

Meanwhile, Malawians have taken to the social media, criticizing Dausi for making wild claims about the arrests.

Jones Mawerenga says no one is above the law; hence, DPP leaders needed to recognize that anyone who broke the law their tenure and was being shielded from arrest then, still remains a culprit and liable for prosecution.

“Equality before the law means that everyone who broke the it [the law] must be prosecuted. Osati kumangomanga anthu okuba mbatata ndi nkhuku pamene political big mafias are going scot-free,” says Mawerenga.

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#Better MW

98% on this forum have spoken loud and clear. Those that abused power have a case to answer and the people will push for justice.

Malinyero
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Rulling based on vengeance will not take Mr Covid Chakwera far. People are watching all this keenly. Surprisingly nkhanza zomwe Chakwera akuchitazi zikumusangalatsanso bishop Msusa. Asatana okhaokha.

Mazira
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Mazira

Ngati zakubazo munadya nawo muli pa chipsyezo akulu, mumangidwa nawo

Omex70
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Omex70

Ndiwe opanda nzeru mbale. Nkhanza zake ziti zomwe wachita Chakwera?

Vimba
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Vimba

Man akuti amanga yense amene anaba ndalama za boma tu. Vuto lake ndilakuti amene anali mu boma ndi DPP. Just imagine Getu supplied energy bulbs to escom at 4500 each while escom sold the bulb at K500, losing K4000 on each bulb, pali nzeru APA? Zikumvekanso kuti APM bought those two buses from funds from Escom, is this justice?

Chris Ndlovu
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Chris Ndlovu

Thieves will always react when they see policemen patrolling the streets, the guilty are always afraid

Mbewe K.Us
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kkkkkkkk are you afraid of being arrested Mr Dausi? if your are innocent why should you be afraid? man tudziwa ife kuti munaba kwambiri this time we will be doing demonstrations to force courts to give you stiffer punishments than ever nanji nanji munatukwana ma judge nde eee musovatu man. ana anu ena ndi aja akuphwanya ma computer ku ministry of lands ati kubisa information.Big up Chimwendo for wise response!!

Madando Tippex
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Madando Tippex

Why should you be scared if you did noting wrong? Looking for sympathy, not this time around. Mwachitsanzo unatiwuza kuti K145m yija mwabweza siunatiwonetse umboni wake. Ubweza bwanji chinthu choti ndichako?

Lloyd Gomba
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Lloyd Gomba

Ndizoona Dausi mmangidwadi koma wayialapo Ntaba pa anthu mwatchulawo mkhala oyambirira kunjatidwa kenaka ma cadet anu enawo palibenso za witch hunting apa nzodziwaratu kuti anthuni your are the first culprits. Ngati mulibe milandu mkulira chiyani mantha amaenewo. Dausi ukakhala mneneri wa kayidi mndende basi

Nimwamwa
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Nimwamwa

Zitsilu za DPP u relaxed so much in ur reign thinking that the law has a shorter arm…. looting public resources as like a normal thing to do, controlling enforcement agencies to ur interests. Animwamwa inu kumangolembana ndikukwezana nchito nokhanokha muidziwa tauni Leto. Mr Saudi have u oredy forgotten the oppression schemes that u were orchasrating for opposition people thinking that u will be in power forever….shame

mfumujay
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mfumujay

Investigating allegations of theft of taxpayers’ money by those in the Mutharika Administration is not “witch-hunting”, Mr Dausi.

Mkwapu
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Getrude

Recent crime in kbnsl

Smick
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Smick

Mafias trying to circumnavigate the law by crying for sympathy from the same people they victimised during their regime and over a sudden they are the victims. The law shall act accordingly when your crookery acts comes out, you will all have to pay the price if found guilty since Malawi belongs to everyone of us and not just you and your DPP Crowns.

mchisala
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mchisala

Shameless Mutharika will be prosecuted and face the music (not persecuted as Dausi wishes us to believe!!!) if he flouted the law, no doubt about that!!!! The challenge with zero-integrity Mutharika is that he was no-respector-of rule-of-law and hence will not understand when the long arm of the law begins to INCH towards him!!!! It is not difficult to catch these thieves: just check their accumulated wealth against taxes paid to government!!!

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