Kachali tells foreign missions to probe Mutharika on Al–Shabaab claims

Freedom Party president Khumbo Kachali, a partner in the opposition coalition, has told foreign missions to probe allegations that some politicians are trying to ‘recruit mercenary militias from Al-Shabaab and the Congo war zone to create anarchy in the country.

Making his State of the Nation Address (Sona) in the National Assembly on Friday, President Peter Mutharika alleged that some politicians had conspired to bomb Kamuzu Stadium in Blantyre on May 28 when he was being sworn in following the contested May 21 presidential elections.

Said Mutharika: “I know two political leaders who discussed the possibility of exploding Kamuzu Stadium on the day of my swearing-in ceremony. They must know that I know. These two political leaders have tried to recruit mercenary militias from Al-Shabaab and the Congo war zone to come and create anarchy in this country. Is this the leadership we want?”

He did not name the two leaders but some political experts say Mutharika might have been indirectly attacking Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera and UTM Party leader Saulos Chilima.

But Kachali, at a news conference on Tuesday morning in Lilongwe told Mutharika to prove his allegations.

“We want the donors and our bilateral friends to come in and probe these allegations,” said Kachali, adding, “these are serious allegations which need thorough investigations.”

Kachale’s remarks follows what Chakwera said on Saturday when he asked Mutharika to produce evidence within 24 hours, to substantiate his claims.

Security experts  have also faulted the President for his remarks.

A lecturer in the department of governance, peace and security studies at Mzuzu University, Eugenio Njoloma,  said in quotes reported in the local press:“We know Al-Shabaab is on global spotlight. It attracts a lot of negative publicity; therefore, to be associated with such a terror group doesn’t send a good message about Malawi.”

Retired Brigadier General Marcel Chirwa, who is now executive director of Centre for Peace and Security Management, said Mutharika made serious allegations.

According to Chirwa, the mention of Al-Shabaab is interesting since there are reports that the group was terrorising northern parts of neighbouring Mozambique.

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winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

AL SHABAAB IS ONE OF THE MOST UNKIND MUSLIM TERRORISTS ORGANISATIONS AFRICA HAS EVER SEEN.AND FOR YOUR INFORMATION,THESE THUGS ARE BASED IN THE NORTHERN PART OF MOZAMBIQUE NOT FAR FROM SOUTHERN MALAWI.I have time and again tried to alert Malawians to be awake against these Islamic thugs.This is not a Lomwe game but,it is a bloody game because many countries in West and east Africa have been their people killed or destroyed in their homes.I have again and again written on this issue of national security but,it seems the leaders of Malawi do not care may be,AMERICAN DOLLARS are working… Read more »

Gold Ruyondo
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Gold Ruyondo

Let him prove.

TOSH
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MBUZI NDI PITALA CHIFUKWA ASANAWERENGE CHINTHU AMAYENRA KAYE ACHIONE CHISANAPITE KU PUBLIC

Mulopwana
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Mulopwana

A Kachale mwatha moto inu. Pitani ku Mzimba muzikalma fodya. Anthu anakuuzani kuti Chipani cha MCP ndi chakupha dont join them. Now look you and your brother Roy Kachale munagwa in your own strong holds. Inu ngati muli pa pension ya u VP enjoy your cash. A MCP took a lot of ngongole hoping to win an election but zakanika. Musadabwe zomwe akauchitazi its because of KATAPILA wawapweteka . Akakhala anzanu a Saulosi ndiye akuchita regret. Matama onse aja only 4 MPS imagine that. Mu Parliament SPeaker wauza kuti alibe mau ngati chipani but as individuals. Shaaa.

phakamani mahlambi
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hallucinations of an old toothless and clueless thing called a president of the poorest nation on earth. what do you know about al shabaab?? what kind of business does al shabaab have in the poorest country in the world??? mwakalamba achitsiru mchifukwa chake majority ikuti mutule pansi udindo!!!!!

CHIMBWI
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CHIMBWI

MUNTHU WUKAKALAMBA AMBAYAMBA KUTHA MANO MUKAMWA KENAKO NZERU NDE ZOSADABWISA IDZI KUCHOKELA KWA PETER MUTHALIKA.AMENE ANALEMBA SPEECH YA PRESIDENT NDI MBUZI YAMUNTHU. KU PETER NDIWOMVETSA CHISONI KWAMBIRI ZOONA MUNTHU UNGASIYE ACHINA CHIMUTU BANDA, BRIGHT MSAKA NDIKUSANKHA CHIMULIRENJI PA VICE PRESIDENT? MPAKANA KUKASANKHA A CHINA BEN PHIRI, CHARLES MCHACHA PAUNDUNA KUSIYA CHIMUTU BANDA, KUPEPELA SIKUPOSA APA MADALA!

Natty Prince
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Natty Prince

Purezidenti wamaboza ngati hule kulikulephera ntchito munthu ochitisa manyazi ndiye ena ati ndi biggy koma amalawi mumazitembelera dala mbava zilipo zambiri pamalawi chifukwa chake tili osauka kwambiri misokho yawathu kumangosewelesa la fote lubwera osazalira mokweza mwava

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
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Ntumbuka Mwenecho

Iyitu ndiye mbuli ina iyi. Why dragging development partners into your nonsense? Dunderhead!

Ngaaa
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Mbuli ndi iweyo ndi professor mnzakoyi

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
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Ntumbuka Mwenecho

Iwe ndi Khumbo Kathyali nonse opepera.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Opepela kwambiri ndiwe, you think anthu amene akuzuzidwa ndi Alshabab amakondwela ? Kodi kumakhala kupusatu kwinaku wati? Chifukwa choti simunathamangepo ndiye muziona ngati kuthamangitsidwa ndi anthu achifwamba ndikophweka? Mutu wodzala ndi mamina basi.

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
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Ntumbuka Mwenecho

Bola mamina…ma fluids a mthupi ngati suunapite kusukulu. Nanga anthu akuzunzidwa ndi fake accent lerowa suukuwamvera chisoni? Mutu wouma ndi konkile ngati wa chakwera-wakwera-joisi.

Central
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Central

DPP and its leaders are too hungry for money and can do it……………..! This probe has to be prioritized because in as far as DPP does its things [other than any other political leader doing it], it could be his party connecting itself to the notorious grouping so that once they start doing the dirty things they should be saying he told the nation about it when its him himself doing it.

Favour of Yahweh
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It is the other way round. MCP candidates took a lot of loans hoping they will win because they had coalition with other parties. What gave them strength is the coming in of Pp. we said it, not all pp were going to vote MCP because of Joyce Banda. To prove the point pp got punished including Roy Kachale who is Joyce Banda’s son. The pp suffered heavy defeat. Even Khumbo you have no single mp including yourself. Afford by mercy,one mp only. So Kachale you have no voice, just quit politics. Ngongole zikunyetsani simunati.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Which is very same with your bubu, clinging and or force us to be ruled by him so that he should make sure that he kills more Albinos, foolish.

Joni
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Joni

Kuyankhula kwa ndithe ndithe Nanthambwe anazitengera…………sakuphunzirapo kanthu……’inenso ndinaberedwa ku C….. Region’….kkkkkkkkkkk