DPP gang storms Mia’s offices to demand money

There was drama on Friday in Blantyre as nearly 30 people believed to have been organized by Democratic Progressive Party()  invaded former cabinet Minister Sidik Mia’s offices where they demanded money which they claimed was for services they rendered to the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) prior and during October 17 2017 by-elections.

Matola (in grey t-shirt) talking to the media

This resulted in a commotion at  Mia’s S & A Cold Storage at Makata Industrial Site in the commercial city as they were pressing for what they claimed as “unpaid allowances” having been engaged by Mia to be part of his security detail.

The men, who were visibly angry with some coming from Ndirande, Zingwangwa and Chirimba, told this reporter that they worked for the political mungwup as bodyguards  during MCP rallies in the run up to last year’s by elections.

A representative of the group Alfred Matola said they worked for three months without a single payment which is against their agreement.

Matola said efforts to receive their money had proved futile, hence they resolved to raid Mia’s offices.

But their claims lacked credibility and they laughed out when pressed further to explain, apparently all they needed was money..

Another man, who identified himself as Verson Masakaza said he worked as security handier .

“We worked around the clock just for the same of party officials in Ndirande and Nsanje Lalanje. And have been enquiring about our money and Mia was not forthcoming as result we thought of coming here to get our eyes,” said Masakaza.

Their leader Gilbert Mwata, a known DPP functionally ,   declined to grant this reporter an interview.

“Sitinamalize kukambirana, I can always talk to the media after finalizing the issue with Mia. I don’t want to jeopardize the discussions,” said Mwata before advising to colleagues to jump into minibus that was waiting for them outside Mia’s offices.

Mia recently expressed interest to vie for the MCP vice presidency when the party calls for a convention.

He also looks forward to be the party’s presidential running in 2019.

“The fact that I am vying for the MCP vice presidency at the MCP convention does not mean that I am vying for the running mate position. The two positions are not one and the same thing.

“Nevertheless, I will accept the honour and I will be grateful to God if I will be picked as Dr Chakwera’s running mate in 2019. But if he picks someone else, I will still render my support to the party to make sure that we liberate this country from the mess we are currently in,” said Mia a recent media briefing he held in Blantyre.

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Cheap DPP politics, DPP gang providing security at MCP rallies what a nonsense story or drama. who ever came up with this episode must be a complete dull person with no trace of logic

When you don’t have facts, you always look for scapegoats. MCP thinks nothing nasty can happen in their bloody party. Any stupid thing in the party is pointed at DPP. Msowoya and Kaliwo cannot think on their own unless pumped by DPP. PP’s MP Chilenga has no guts to think on his own unless DPP tells him what to do. Uladi Mussa cannot see by himself the foolishness of 50+1 unless DPP bangs his head. So MCP members are all dunderheads who cannot think in any other way apart from what Chakwera thinks. Yet the party claims to be democratic.… Read more »
Joji Wina

Leave DPP out of this nonsense. Za Kongeresi ndi zimenezo. Awalipire anthuwo basi

Mr Msukwa i still don’t understand DPP’s connection here. Your story’s headline and the inside details don’t get together. I am getting disappointed by malawi media everyday especially nyasatimes. As far as i see here, these guys are just like any other young people hunting for jobs. And if Mia gave them a job and never paid them, i’m sure they have the right to demand for their payment. I’m sorry but i don’t see any connection with the Dpp. Just because one of them is a well known Dpp follower, doesn’t mean the whole DPP government had something to… Read more »
Just a Penny

What is strange in the story. Who doesn’t know that DPP cadets are mafia and what could stop them from day robbery in the name of claiming their dues for the services they rendered. Tey must have been sent by another Nsena in the DPP and they thought Mia would easily splash out money just like that because they came in numbers. If they are not careful some of them will regret for ever. Ndi mkaladi akufuna kuchita naye matamayu.

Chikadza Kuwani

Zonse za bodza bodza lataye taye


Oh please! This story does not make sense. How can DPP functionaries ask money from Mia? These men are MCP members who were not paid during the Nsanje by-elections.

Tenzi Mzungu

Why DPP is coming in? This medium is full of hatred


But is this true???? The story look’s to be unbalanced


Only animals can speak good about dpp. Tell me which tangible thing did dpp has done in that country than creating problems

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