DPP MP, constituents clear bush at Mwanza murders pillar

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member of parliament for Mwanza Joy Chitsulo on Sunday mobilized her constituents to clear bush at a memorial pillar of three cabinet ministers and a legislator killed 37 years ago.

Clearing the bush a t the memorial pillar
Clearing the bush a t the memorial pillar
MP Joyce Chitsulo at the memorial pillar

It is 37 years today since three powerful Cabinet ministers Dick Matenje, Aaron Gadama, John Twaibu Sangala and David Chiwanga, a parliamentarian were brutally murdered in cold blood at Thambani in Mwanza during Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  one-party dictatorship.

Dubbed the trial of the century, founding president and dictator Kamuzu Banda, his official hostess Cecilia Tamanda Kadzamira and politician John Tembo were charged with conspiracy to murder three Cabinet ministers and a member of Parliament (MP) and conspiracy to defeat justice by destroying evidence.

But High Court Judge Mackson Mkandawire, assisted by a jury of seven, withdrew the charges against the three accused due to lack of evidence and they were acquitted on both charges.

The pillar had grown bush and Chitsulo, accompanied by some of her constituents, went there on Sunday to clear the bush.

The MCP government then said the three ministers and the MP were involved in an accident as they free the country through Mwanza.

They were not given decent burial ceremony until in 1995 when forer president Bakili Muluzi ordered the reburial of them with full military honours.

The issue of the murders keeps on popping up each time there is an election.

The country is expected to go for a Constitutional Court sanctioned presidential election in July.

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Mark Chikweni
9 months ago

Zopusa basi Ku Thambani kuli umphawi wadzaoneni inu mkumakhalaso busy ndizopanda pake.Pangani ntchito Za Chitukuko Madam MP.
Zimenezo akhala akupanga aMuna mmbuyomu Koma sizinabweretse phindu.

Judge-Better mus-cum
Judge-Better mus-cum
9 months ago

tonse tikudziwa bwino lomwe kuti mcp nd chipani chankhaza, chang’ona, chkupha…. there is no way afiti inu can ever rule this country again….

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

Please tingapemphe nao mwaulemu kutiiii
musiye masewra amenewa IFEYO AZIBALE AWOFE SITIKUZISOWA ZIMENEZI PLEASEEEE.
IF DAUSI IS STILL SITTING ON THEIR BLOOD AND HIS SHIT ASS PLEASE WE THE THE BLOOD RELATIONS ARE NOT HAPPY KUMAKAEWERA PA MANDA AABALE ATHUWA ETINI.
MY UNCLE WAS THE BREADWINNER AND HE WAS SUFFICING MY FEES UNTIL DAUSI AND MUSSA AND MULUZI DID THIS WE WERE DEEMED POOR. I THINK MY CRY IS HEARD.
SO 0LEASE STOP THIS NONSENSE ON OUR RELATIVES GRAVES. IF NEED COME WE ARE HERE TO CLEAR IT OR ANYTHING.
STOOOOOP THIS PLEEEEEASE

kamina
kamina
9 months ago

buleya lule anali chigawenga chokupha ma albino olo anzake anagwidwa naye ananena kuti anawapatsa ndalama iye mkutenga mwana wa chi albino yemwe mpaka pano sanapezeke ndiye nyau inu you want to turn a murderer into a martyr..mkuona muluzeso ulendo uno.as for chasowa he was an extortionist ndiye anzake amawachita extortion wo achina masangwi anamupha.

Wakwithu
Wakwithu
9 months ago

Hahahahaha shameful MP

You think the masses will vote for DPP because of this? Naive

Malawians are facing challenges today and it doesn’t make sense to cling to the past!

Today people are talking about the Tambalas who were burnt to deathin Area 22 by macadet not this old story. The 3 children of the late Mr and Mrs are now orphans. The kids have just been discharged from KCH

DPP can hardly score political points with bad stories of 1980s much as they are unacceptable.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago
Reply to  Wakwithu

ICC ILIPO

Bryan Tonga
9 months ago

The very stupid campaign ever seen in Malawi. Politicians you are taking Malawians for granted. Very Stupid idea from the blue camp. Nyasatimes also you need to have standards on what to publish and what not to. we can’t be seating in offices and reading stupid news like this one. I am never a supporter of any party, i just love Malawi and wish Malawi can be better in everything we do. From who ever is making impact. What makes those (DPP) fools to think that MPC killed those people. We all know what happened and we know who was… Read more »

Chachacha
Chachacha
9 months ago

GOOD job. MCP should be ashamed for killing thousands of Malawians: Aaron Gadama, Dick Matenje, Yatuta Chisiza, Muwalo Nqumayo, Dunduzu Chisiza, David Chiwanga, Twaibu Sangala, Gomile Kumtumanji, Atati Mpakati, Orton CHirwa (impriosned and killed)…….

Mtonga Mwana
Mtonga Mwana
9 months ago
Reply to  Chachacha

Bakili Muluzi, Nicolas Dausi, Hetherwick Ntaba, Henry Mussa were among the then strong MCP and are now all in DPP

Zamkede
Zamkede
9 months ago

You would have involved Dausi, Muluzi as they were in MCP so they were part of the GAME!!!!

MLALIKI
MLALIKI
9 months ago

May their souls and the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

Ndikhetsamwazi Chakwera

MCP UFITI

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