DPP justifies political violence against MCP at Chilembwe memorial:  ‘We’re ruling Malawi’

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has accused Malawi Congress Party (MCP) supporters of provoking political violence which occurred during memorial prayers for Reverend John Chilembwe at the Providence Industrial Mission (PIM) in Chiradzulu on Sunday, saying they don’t accept that President Peter Mutharika and DPP are the one ruling the country.

Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya (MCP vice president) laying his wreath during the commemoration .-Photo by Francis Mphweya-MANA

A security detail of MCP president Lazarous Chakwera was severely injured with his figure slashed by panga wielding DPP Youth Cadets and was rushed to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, according to MCP deputy secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka.

Mkaka  speaking on Times Talk phone in program aired on Times Radio  Monday evening that DPP attacked MCP members at the function, accusing them of putting on their party regalia when the ruling party members also wore their party cloths.

“Actually the DPP target was Chakwera but out security detail had to whisk him away. This is when they pounced on one of the body guard and cut his figure, He was hacked in the head. He is badly wounded as they wanted to kill him,” said Mkaka.

But DPP spokesman Francis Kasaila, who is also Foreign Affairs Minister, also speaking on Times Talk accused MCP of being disrespectful to the governing party

“MCP is still in denial. They must accept that President Mutharika is ruling. We have one leader at a time,” said Kasaila.

He said MCP should humble themselves and accept they are opposition and not behave larger-than-life as if they have mandate to govern.

Kasaila said DPP will still pip MCP in next elections and that they will remain an opposition party because they had perpetrated too much atrocities when they ruled the country in one party dictatorship for 31 years.

But Mkaka shot back, saying Malawi is a democracy and that DPP has no absolute power to abuse people’s liberty.

He said violence is a sign DPP is in serious panic mode over its failure to handle the economy and widespread accusation of corruption in which they are just shielding its members from facing the law.

“The DPP is getting worried and paranoid with each passing day over its misrule, corruption scandal after scandal and fears the situation might trigger uprisings,” Mkaka said.

According to eye-witnesses, the scuffle started when some DPP supporters were intimidating MCP supporters—who were clad in party colours and had accompanied Chakwera— for “encroaching on DPP’s territory”.

The service started with laying of wreaths by Mutharika, cabinet ministers, Chakwera, representatives of the church and family members among others.

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UMODZI NDI MPHAMVU
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LETS AWAIT 2019

santana
Guest

Kodi 2019 kulidi chisankho? Nanga opposition sikupeza munthu weniweni wodzapikisana ndi APM bwanji? Wasting time commenting on Nyasa instead of going in the field to meet voters. Munamuona bwanji Nankhumwa kogawa zinthu kuja? Ngakhale msonkhano wa Chakwera ku CR ungafike pamene paja? DPP ikutenganso bomali 2019 because opposition ndi mbola zokhazokha.

Chazovu
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what shows here is just primitive politics there is no territory for any party , every part is free to go anywhere we are in a Multiparty system of Government this total no sense and not accepted DPP must stop this with e mediate effect

Alinafe phiri
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Munthu zitamukanika amathamangira kuopyseza azake,Atakhala President wanzeru akuyenera kudzudzula makhalidwe oyipawa komaso zomwe alakhula a Kasaira zukutsimikizira kuti DPP ili ndi anthu opanda nzeru okhaokha amene mbongo mwawo muli mamina okhaokha.Kodi aliyese atati azipanga zimenezo ndiye kuti kukhala nkhondotu chifukwa a MCP nawo Ali ndi Madera awo.

lisitoni wawononga
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Dzikoli ndi lathu dzikoli ndi lathu koma pitalayu wawononga afe afe pitalayu wawononga
dzikoli ndi lathu dzikoli ndi lathu koma mtchona uyu wawononga afe afe mtchona uyu wawononga

Binnwell Kachikopa
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Dpp is a walking devil that must be erased from Malawi, its leaders and most supporters are educated salvages good at stealing and killing, they are devils puppets who clad in devils regalia full of ignorance. There secretary general Francis Mphepo and their party leader are idiots who don’t know what life entails, they are cowards who din’t learn a lesson from their mose walero death. Let them know cardiac arrest redeemed us from Bingus brutality and this time the same cardiac arrest will redeem us from this dull professor and your stupid Kasairas who always back up on every… Read more »
namalira
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Komansoo awa akuti a mmc ndinu wotani,or manyazi mulibe??why do you always talk zopusa against MCP..???be civilized babaaa..try to be human sometimes,mmmxiieww.

Daniel
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Oh, but I remember during campaign Kanyoza a DPP cadet was driving a car with flash light on APM’S convoy , that time they were not beaten though they were lving in denial that Bingu was no longer the president.
Chakwera has never done that.

Fabiano Kamanga
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IF IT WAS A CHURCH FUNCTION, WHY ISIT THAT DPP SUPPORTERS WERE PUTTING IN PARTY UNIFORMS. YAMBANI MWACHOTSA CHISOSO M’MASO MWANU MUSANAYAMBE KUKANGANA NDI ENA.

INU KU CENTRAL REGION SIMUMAPITAKO? KUPUSA!!!

Mccarthy
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Mulungu akufuna kuti Mutseguke Maso amalawi, Don’t ever do the same mistake in 2019. Malawi suppose be a milk & honey right nw!!!!

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