DPP organises parallel rallies against MCP in Ngabu: Kasaila to hold meeting stone’s throw away to Chakwera’s venue 

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  will hold parallel rallies in Ngabu, Chikwawa on Saturday and Sunday, setting the stage for a possible stand-off.

Kasaila: Will be at Misewu 4 near Chakwera’s venue
Mchacha: Denies plan to counter MCP

The political outfits will hold parallel rallies in Lower Shire as they fight for control of the area as MCP is set to welcome into its part fold Sidik Mia on Saturday at Ngabu.

The Lower Shire is perceived as DPP stronghold, but MCP is striving to wrest it and also make in roads in the Southern Region.

MCP has organised a mass political rally for its president Lazarous Chakwera on Saturday in Ngabu where he is expected to welcome into the party Mia, self-style Lower Shire political giant.

But DPP has organised a rally to counter Chakwera.

DPP spokesman and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Francis Kasaila will hold a political meeting at Miswewu 4 in Chikwawa Mkombedzi close to Chakwera.

The ruling party’s vice president for Eastern Region, Bright Msaka will also be addressing a meeting at Fatima in Nsanje.

In Chikwawa meetings DPP has invited independent MP Harry Thomson  to speak in support of the ruling party.

DPP regional governor for South, Charkes Mchacha denied that the party is planned to counter MCP, saying   they already have a programme for their  weekend rallies.

“We will not interfere with them and they should not interfere with us,” Mchacha said.

Mchacha insisted that the DPP meetings was planned long ago and it should not be misconstrued to be a counter-rally against MCP’s, which will be conducted by Chakwera.

MCP regional chairman for south, Peter Simbi, said they are not intimidated with the DPP plans, saying the party is gaining ground in the Lower Shire.

“ DPP are panicking because MCP yagwila msewu [gaining ground],” he said.

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4 years ago

Let us be careful when doing these things. This may evolve into crashes and unnecessary loss of lives. In this democratic era it is better to set different dates of such meetings.

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