DPP disassociates itself from Kalindo arson attack: Malawi VP Chilima condemns ‘satanic’ acts

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) on Sunday issued a strongly worded statement disassociating itself from the arson attack on legislator Bon Kalindo’s vehicle.

Kalindo: There are ‘crocodiles’  that have surrounded the President and are misleading him

The statement, monitored on state controlled Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) says the party advocates for peaceful settlements of political disputes.

“We urge the police to investigate the matter and prosecute the perpetrators,” says the statement.

The DPP says the party does not condone violence.

Kalindo was one of DPP members that is in support for  Vice-President Saulos Chilima’s presidential candidature in 2019 .

The outspoken legislature said he suspected DPP members plotted the torching of his car to silence him, but he challenged that his position remains the same.

This makes him and the others including legislators Noel Masangwi and Patricia Kaliati,  the DPP cadets targets for violence.

Kalindo said on Thursday he would be distributing campaign materials for Chilima.

The cadets on Friday attacked legislators Noel Masangwi and Patricia Kaliati at parliament for their association with Chilima.

Meanwhile, Chilima in a statement signed by his press officer Pilirani Phiri, says the setting ablaze of DPP lawmaker Bon Kalindo’s car at his house was an act of barbarism.

Chilima condemned what he called “ primitive, uncivilised and satanic” acts of political terro, saying they  have no space in modern Malawi.”

The Vice-President urges all peace-loving Malawians to resist this and to refrain from being used by selfish individuals whose aim is to tear the nation apart.

Former First Lady  Callista Mutharika was the first person to openly support Chilima’s presidential candidacy, arguing her in-law, the current President, was too old to run for the presidency in May next year and that DPP cannot win with him.

Chilima had not yet  commented on the former first lady proposal.

The influential Catholic bishops, in their latest pastoral latter titled ‘A call for a new era’, appealed to political parties to embrace intra-party democracy.

Meanwhile, Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) that organised last week’s demonstrations has told DPP that Malawians are tired “with their politics of terror, propaganda and manipulation”.

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Mulopwana
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A Kalindo ankayesa akalowa ndale akapatsidwa Unduna. The same applies to Masangwi. Akakhala Akweni ankaganiza azakhala nduna mpaka muyaya. Now that time is going without being appointed into ministerial positions or been given lucrative business ayamba phokos o kuti mukusapota VP akhale candidate wa DPP. Inu mwachita kutumidwa ndi MCP to detablise the party. Mwauponda. You cant yourself that VP is not a politician but a technocrat. Have you ever heard him talk about politics? How will he campaign? Mukufuna kumpangitsa manyazi mnyamatayu pa ground. try to take him to campaign rally mukamve ngati angakalankhule kugulu la anthu. If he… Read more »
Ndadabwa
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musaname, a dpp. munawapatsa ma cadet ma MK50,000.00 kuti akaphe a kalindo ndi kaliati. ndiye musatinyanse.
a kalindo samalani, akuphani peter muthalika saopa kupha. mkulu wake anapha chasowa mogwirizana ndi muli

Watematema Mutu
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A bwana kalindo musamale ndi amene mukuwatcha ma crododiles wo chifukwa ndiomwe atakupwetekeni chifukwa mwawaziwa. Imakhala ngati chimozimozi kuizindikira mbava!!!!!

JOSEPH CHAGOMELANA
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NDIMMENE NDIKUMUDZIWILA KALINDO AKHOZA KUYATSA YEKHA MOTOWO CHOLINGA AYIPITSE MBILI YA AKULU ENA,IMENEYO NDI TACK-TICK NDIPO PAMENEPO WAPATSIDWA ZAMBILI NDI MKULU WINA NDITHUDI NDIKHULUPILILENI KALINDO CHILUNGAMO AKUCHIDZIWA. NDI NDALE ZAPAMALAWI ZIMENEZO,NKHANI NDI KUYIPITSILANA MBILI KOMA NKHONYA YOBWEZELA IMAWAWA

Dipipi wa Yudiefu
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Nanga zopita ku parliament ndikukasokoneza kumeneko koma ndikusagwidwa apolice alipompo mbwe?

Kyala
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Now you understand when we say dpp is a party of thugs. No rational person follows dpp anyway!! All the top dpp hierarchy including the top most, support these thugs. Apart from the vp’s condemnation, all other condemnations by dpp are just superficial, deep down they congratulate the thugs for job well done. Where is peter and why is he silent up to this time? It is paramount that he himself speaks out. And please don’t drag mcp into this, only dpp savages behave like that.

You confused mcp, now it is you dpp complaining that mcp is confusing you.

Dipipi wa Yudiefu
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Is it true that soon after the delivery of the speach the president, he went ahead to meet the men in suits who had not gone too far away after being ejected from from the honourable house and congratulated them for escorting him to parliament (check from Hot Current).

Saulos Wekha
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Dr. Saulos C. Chilima thanks a lot for this condemnation. Malawi as it is used to be, is a peaceful country that does not condon any barbaric of this nature. However, I want to remind you our devoted vice president that you need not to show partisan in your condemnation. I heard that some journalists were chased away at the former president welcome at Chileka airport, again, the peaceful demonstration ended in fracus in Mzuzu where Professor Peter Mutharika’s bill boards were removed and there is this famous albino killing of the innocent Masambuka. Where have you been not to… Read more »
MA-TSIA
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Bon kalindo is a matured and rosolute man and these are the virtues which we need if Malawi is to go to greater heights. Kalindo’s endorsement for Honourable Veep should not be the cause for him to be politically persecuted especially considering that we are in a democratic dispensation. The torching of his car by seemingly DPP militia has debunked the doubt that DPP is a party full of thugs and terrorists who are being cultivated by the president(APM) to unleash some monstrous acts on any body who seems to be at variance with him(APM). I salute the veep for… Read more »
Mdala
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bring in the crips to deal with these bald headed thugs

Mdala
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Enforcer

Galu Kalindo
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Kalundo you are fight a loosing battle. What if Ncilima says he will not run for presidency? I have never seen a fool like you among the mps
Ask kamlepo where is he. He knows politics but you you think politics is playing drama making people laugh. You think people don’t know that paid thugs to burn your car for people to think it’s Dpp.
Mulomwe use wagwa nayo trick yako

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