The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) letter to President Lazarus Chakwera complaining about recent arrests of its officials as “politically-motivated and a form of vindictive “ has been classified as a “blatant insult” to Malawians.
The letter which Nyasa Times reported on July 15 that it was signed and delivered by DPP secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey, follows arrests, on various charges of, among others, former president and DPP leader Peter Mutharika’s head of security Norman Chisale, DPP regional governor (Centre) David Kambalame, DPP councillor for Blantyre Bangwe Mthandizi Ward Isaac ‘Jomo’ Osman and DPP deputy director of elections Joe Nyirongo.
The main opposition party observe that the arrests have taken a form of “ vindictive rounding up of whoever is connected to the DPP without regard to evidence of wrongdoing.”
It claims the arrests have nothing to do with the rule of law but borne out of hatred by the new Tonse Alliance government against sympathisers of DPP and former president Mutharika
But a political scientist from the University of Malawi Ernest Thindwa has classified DPP’s claims as a “blatant insult” to Malawians.
He said the Chakwera administration would betray the majority Malawians who voted for Tonse Alliance if perpetrators of political violence and plunders of public resources during DPP reign were not held to account.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :