Secretary General of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Greizedar Jeffrey has bragged that her party’s notorious youth cadets roughed up opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) legislator Amon Nkhata in Kasungu.
According to the DPP secretary general, MP Nkhata was slapped at Tunthuwala in Traditional Authority Kawamba in Kasungu West Constituency after he turned up when she was presenting a donation from President Peter Mutharika to a family that has asked him for financial help to buy goats.
“Honourable Nkhata provoked the situation. He appeared where I was addressing DPP members who were clad in party regalia. He stopped and started saying Kwacha! Kwacha!,” said Jeffrey.
Kwacha is a slogan of MCP.
“Nkhata provoked our members. Fortunately for him there were only two DPP youth cadets and the rest were women. So the two pumped sense in him by slapping him,” said DPP secretary general.
But Nkhata has denied claims by Jeffrey, saying its “false information”.
Said Nkhata: “This is mere propaganda, I did not stop at a DPP rally and that they assaulted me is not true.”
According to Nkhata he went to cheer his ailing brother and did not conduct a political acitivity.