The controversial governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secretary general Griselder Jeffrey wa Jeffrey incited violence when she ordered DPP cadets in Mulanje district to stone comedian and social commentator Michael ‘Manganya’ Usi and politician Sidik Mia, commentators have said.
Wa Jeffrey made the remarks at a political rally which fired minister of Agriculture George Chaponda held in his Mulanje South West constituency at Chonde.
She could not resist but incite the crowd into anger by calling them not to allow other politicians make inlays in what she called DPP home.
“We should condemn statements of DPP secretary general with the contempt that they deserve because they are likely to incite violence and bring hatred,” said Sharoon Karim a Muslim scholar.
Karim told Nyasa Times in Mangochi after Mia asked Muslims during a meeting if they would allow him to be stoned by DPP cadets in which they roared “nooooo!”.
Commenting on the matter, Karim said: “DPP should censure Jeffrey. We don’t want her to encourage generations to come to slaughter each other as the Tutsis and the Hutus slaughtered each other in the case of Rwanda.”
Lloyd Mwakanema also commenting on social media said Wa Jeffrey call for violence is unacceptable.
“We cannot allow politicians to say things that can make Malawians kill each other,” said Mwakanena.
“She should be held responsible if Mia and Manganya are attacked,” he added.
Human rights campaigners also condemned Wa Jeffrey for her remarks.
“Her remarks are a call to violence, are inflammatory and should be treated with extreme seriousness,” said Hope Namalaka.
“All freedom-loving democrats in Malawi should condemn DPP secrrtray general for her utterances and threats ,” he said.
He said the remarks amounted to “hate speech.”
Wa Jeffrey incited DPP cadets by calling them not to allow other politicians make inroads in what she called DPP home.
She said Usi and Mia are political rebels that do not need to be tolerated as they are busy making political grounds across the country to fight against DPP government.
Wa Jeffrey is not far from the spotlight as she recently made headlines when she challenged that no person from the northern region will rule this country.
Her sentiments angered a lot of people and she was forced to put a spin to it.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :