DPP  knife-weilding gang in war-cry:  ‘Onyoza Peter  sagona, timpweteka!’

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth cadets have caused havoc in  Blantyre  beating up protesters or suspected opposition members brandishing knives.

A protestor attacked by DPP knife gang
DPP Cadets attack marchers in full view of the police

The gang of knife-wielding youths took Kamuzu Upper Stadium and Chichiri Shopping Mall in DPP branded clothes  targeting anyone dressed in red or suspected of siding with demonstrations aiming at focing Malawi Electoral Commission(MEC chairperson) Justice Jane Ansah to step down for allegedly mismanagement of May 21 polls results.

Police left Kamuzu Upper Stadium were marchers were being mobilised, leaving DPP cadets to occupy the streets.

Activist Masawuko Thawe has had his car smashed by the cadets and he had to run for his dear life when he sought refuge at Malawi Defence Force (MDF) Blantyre campsite.

The cadets were singing their DPP war-cry in Malawi’s lingua franca, Chichewa: “Onyoza Pater  sagona, timpweteka! (“Those opposing President Peter Mutharika will not sleep, we will deal with them!”)

Other  supporters were singing Zivute zitani ife Amalawi tili pambuyo pa a Adad (Come hail or high waters we stand solidly behind President Mutharika).

They also broke into a chant: Boma! Boma! Boma! Boma! (We’re in power! We’re in power!)

Others sloganeered: Chala m’mwamba! Chala m’mwamba! Chala m’mwamba! (DPP slogan/symbol Raise your finger, raise your finger!)

Gift Trapence, of the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) which organised the protests, accused DPP “thugs” of inciting violence.

“We are undeterred because we know that this is an attempt to distract us,” Trapence said. “We have since taken up this issue with the police.”

The planned two-day protest follows a string of demonstrations which have often been broken up by police firing tear gas.

The election was marred by allegations of fraud, including that many results sheets were altered using typewriter correction fluid called Tippex.

The two main opposition parties have challenged the vote outcome in the court.

President Mutharika claimed his challengers failed to dislodge him because they lacked the vision to take the country on the development path.

He said: “Analephera! Anagwa! Pakali pano akulira… Akulira! Ndinanena kuti adzalira pa May 23 [May 21]. Ndinanena kuti ndidzawafinya! Ndidzawagwe-deza! Ndidzawatekesa! Ndidzawaponda… Kuwaponda! Kuwaponda! [I told them that I won’t lose the election and that I will trample on them. They are now in tears].”

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Gulukunyinda
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Gulukunyinda

APM speaks like a cadet not fit to be a president!

Sure
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Sure

Wait soon it will be the same central and northern kunyetsa any suspected DPP MUNVETSA MUSAMUKA

Joloza
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Peter said: “ Analephera! Anagwa! Pakali pano akulira… Akulira! Ndinanena kuti adzalira pa May 23 [May 21].
Ndinanena kuti ndidzawafinya! Ndidzawagwe-deza! Ndidzawatekesa! Ndidzawaponda… Kuwaponda! Kuwaponda! [I told them that I won’t lose the election and that I will trample on them. They are now in tears].”

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Mbolo
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Mbolo

Vamenyedwa ngati anyani mumunda

Prisca patience
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Prisca patience

Awachita bwino anajayila,shame on zem MDF keep the fire burning

Malawian Citizen
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Malawian Citizen

koma ma cadet nu bwanji kodi? munakhalika bwanji

Mr Truth Pains
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Cadet has been smashed and left for dead by Soldiers. Malawians are not happy with things in the country. Ma Cadets mufera za eni . Sakukuziwanitsoni amene akudyerela a DPP but they just want to use you bcoz of beer and Mk500 being promised .

Betha
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Betha

I like the way the Cadets were being smashed by our Beloved Soldiers – Real Soldiers of Malawi, God bless you our Soldiers for not taking sides.

dalo
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dalo

dpp inatembeleledwa basi…because zomwe akupanga izi asaone ngati nthawi ilimbali yao ai ndthu ndipo mufinyidwa munthawi yoyenela

Phingo Walusa
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Phingo Walusa

Really loosing patience, kodi mukumuti adad wanuyo amaziwa what peaceful demonstration is, mumuuze afa imfa yowawa, mboli yake! My anger will be directed to him because he is the one who sends you! Has literally nothing to offer to this nation and want to retain power by force, how can a civilized person devise such shit! Inu akukutumaninu know that you stay with us after his fall!

Moris Munthali
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Moris Munthali

Awachita bwino, a opposition mwajaila kwambiri mwayamba kukoza osagwilira. Mwayamba kuona ngati enafe cheteyu nkupusa, tiye nazoni.

JOSEPH CHAGOMELANA
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YES,EVEN HERE IN NYASATIMES AMENE ANYOZE ADAD LERO SAGONA NDIMPWETEKA.

nambewe
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nambewe

CHOKA NDI ADAD AKOWO