DPP takes terror campaign to Gonapamuhanya: Blocks Chakwera atTumbuka Cultural Festival 

Malawi’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has stepped up its gear for terror campaign  against political competitors, especially the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) as on Saturday it unleashed violence in Rumphi against opposition leaders who were going to  attend Gonapamuhanya Cultural Festival of the Tumbuka ethnic group in Rumphi and Lundazi, Zambia.

Hacked by the DPP thugs in Rumphi

Leader of the opposition in Palrliament and MCP president Lazarous Chakwera forced out of his car as the DPP notorious Cadets blocked his motorcade to the venue of the ceremony, Bolero Ground in Rumphi.

Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe was irked with the incident and had to demand that he go personally to welcome Chakwera.

DPP cadres also pelted stones at the car of Alliance for Democracy (Aford) president Enock Chihana.

The panga wielding DPP thugs attacked opposition sympathisers leaving several  with life threatening injuries.

Chakwera blasted DPP’s “culture of disturbing opposition ”, adding violence would not win them votes in 2019 elections.

“Everywhere we are going the story is the same: that DPP is intimidating people. It is unacceptable.,” said Chakwera.

The thugs were said to have been organised by Jappie Mhango, the Minister of Transport and DPP campaign director.

But when contacted, Mhango said the thugs were not DPP members.

Despite the DPP violence, the ceremony proceeded with dance, recounting of history and beer drinking as the  Tumbuka ethnic group celebrated their cultural heritage.

The Tumbuka settled in Malawi in the 15th Century after migrating from Timbktu in Mali. They were Swahili speaking business people, selling jewels, hoes and soap.

The name Chikulamayembe is a corruption of the Swahili words ‘chukuwa jembe’ (take a hoe).

Gonapamuhanya was the first Chikulamayembe to settle at Bolero where the Chikulamayembe chieftaincy is today.

The present Chikulamayembe, Walter Gondwe, took over the throne in 1969 in acting capacity after Chikulamayembe the 11th (John Hardy Gondwe also known as Ziwange) was sick.

In 1977, Walter was crowned Chikulamayembe the 12th. In 2002, Chikulamayembe was elevated to senior chief. And in 2007, he was made Paramount Chief.

In 2012, his son Mtima Gondwe was unveiled as acting Chikulamayembe at a similar event.

Gonapamuhanya is commemorated every year .

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jay
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I would advise t opposition parties to go for an “eye for an eye” principle to mitigate violence and barbaric acts they are going through. Remember an iron sharpen an iron and not otherwise.

Remnant
Guest

What ever you write against Dr Laz, I don’t care. What I know is he is the MAN of the moment. Inuyo zipangani zanuzo.

Hatton
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Malawians, don’t allow MCP to fool us. These acts of terror are emblems of MCP. Remember, their RED SHIRTED thugs and MYP? The acts of terror are perpetrated by the MYPs who are demanding their retirement packages from the party. The only way to avoid such acts is by banning Chakwera from attending public functions until he and his party fully compensate the MYP thugs. The MCP President must explain the source of money he is using to construct the mansion at maula. Should he continue burying his head in the sand, he should not be surprised when Malawians of… Read more »
Diphiphi
Guest

lol hahahahahahahah Achitsilu taoneni…. Mukuti mwapanga comment pamenepo?

Kanthiti Mzandu
Guest

A Japhie Mhango this is end of ur political carrier how come a man like u kupanga zimenezi wamwana samala kukawa anyako kuno kuchalo. End of u and ur D P P party

Daniel
Guest

DEPECO we need new party in this country all old party are the the one has make this country poor as it is today Malawian we should not west time on these useless old party we need change to the youth

Daniel
Guest

DEPECO WOYEEEEEEEZ!!!!!!!!!!!! 2019 NEW PARTY IN DPP ARE PRODUCT OF MCP WHAT TEMBO WAS DOING DURING KAMUZU IT’S WHAT DPP IS DOING NOW KILLING PEOPLE IT’S WHAT MCP IS KNOWN WITH NOW DPP IS PRACTISING IT

The Making Of A Dictator
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The Making Of A Dictator

Atumbuka ndiomwe amaononga dziko lathu. They always take our politics too far. Umboni ndi umenewu, a Jappie Muhango!

santana
Guest

Mr OMEX70, you are asking God to help you politically yet your so called president dumped the same God looking for quick money in politics. Despite God teaching him a lesson in 2014 he is still fighting for quick money. His failure in 2014 it was God calling him back to pastorhood but he says ”no I still don’t need your job, you God”. MCP should stop involving God in our politics, You should know that you have put a cursed person on the front.

kaitano
Guest

Educated fools

Diphiphi
Guest

like serious? u want to remove God in the picture? Satana umudziwe Mulungu ndithu

bwabwalala mlakho wa a lomwe
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bwabwalala mlakho wa a lomwe

Why do the people in Bolero get hold of this minister called Jappie Mhango and kill him and also destroy his village in retaliation for these foolish DPP cadets.

Hatton
Guest

MCP must tell us, people from Ntcheu, what happened to Muwalo, Matenje and others first before they start parading their thugs led by the fortune hunter, Jean. Is there any party this lady, who is getting thinner and thinner every day, has not served?

kaitano
Guest

Kafuse ogogo wako kumanda hahahahahahaha!!

Cheu Mali
Guest

Go ask Ntaba

Wa Ku Thyolo
Guest

Go and ask Dausi

Becks
Guest

So Hutton you were part of this thuggery

Cheu Mali
Guest

Go ask Ntaba

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