Kasaila ducks as MCP, DPP supporters fight: Chaos disrupts debate in Nsanje

Uncontrollable supporters of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) supporters in Nsanje South Constituency led to postponement of National Iniitiative for Civic Eeducation (NICE) Trust organised debate on Tuesday at Mpasa Community Day Secondary School as there was disorder as two rival parties clashed physically.

Mandevana in Jacket left and Kasaila in DPP regalia right seated
Police try to maintain peace during parliamentary aspirants’ debate in Nsanje Central Constituency.

, after supporters from the two camps could not maintain order to conduct a peaceful debate.

The supporters mainly for Francis Kasaia of DPP and Kafandikhale Mandevana of MCP failed to come to terms as they were drunk and kept rising up and dancing in praising their candidates without following protocols.

In an interview, the organizers described the situation as unfortunate as it failed to strengthen pillars of democracy by showing tolerance and respecting right to choice to prevail.

“It was bad, and shameful that up to date we cannot accept that people have right to choose who they want to support, it is their democratic right and I condemn the acts of violence that supporters from both sides have shown, ” said Malunga.

He said despite the fracas, NICE Trust has managed to civic educate people who were present how to vote on polling day by demonstrating how it would be done.

In several interviews from the audience that were gathered at the debate session, they blamed parties for failing to control their support who failed to tolerate one another and in the end caused violence.

“I think the politicians had planned all this before, and they new the debate would not be possible, we saw how MCP supporters behaved when they had just arrived at the scene and how the DPP came in their party regalia on, I think that could be avoided by party leaders,” observed Beatrice Mission who was part of the audience.

At the gathering, contestants for DPP and MCP were asked to speak to their people to stop making noise and disturbing the progress of proceedings, however after Kafandikhale Mandevana (MCP) and Francis Kasaila (DPP) tried to calm the supporters but it fell on deaf ears.

When the tempers were high between the parties, stonning started, Kasaila stealthily slipped through the mad supporters while Mandevana was whisked away safely to their cars.

Four police officers that were hired to offer security were overwhelmed to manage the crowd to order.

Governors for all political parties have since condemned  the violence acts and have called upon party followers and their leaders to desist from hate songs and acts that would anger their political counterparts.
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Gibo
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Muzaziona mwakula mwatha aphwanga .Mwina m’mangomva kuti chipani cholamula sichimaluza , koma muzaziona chakachake ndi chino. Anapwere onsewa mwakhala mukuwaphawa , mizimu yawo izatuluka pa 21st May 2019 , mizimu ya Njaunju , Chasowa , komanso uja munamuotcha m’matako uja , mizimu yawo izakulangani afiti a DPP nonse. Ngati Mulungu wa anthu amanewa alinso Mulungu wainunso , zizaoneka pa 21st May 2019 .Ngati Mulungu amamvadi kulira kwa anthu ake , muzaona zimene zizachitike pa 21st May 2019 , misozi ya anthu onse amane munawapha aja muzaiwona bola tizafike pa 21st May pano , muzakumbukira mawu amane analanhkula Lazaro waumphawi uja… Read more »

BigMan
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BigMan

Well, Lets just Vote for UTM.

Chinyeke Tembo
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Chinyeke Tembo

I have loved the fracas, otherwise I was fed up with statements like “DPP beats MCP”, apa ndiye kuti MCP inabwenzera, continue MCP!

NYABINGHE WARRIOUR
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NYABINGHE WARRIOUR

NDIKHALIDWE LAWO A DPP LACHISOKONEZO, APOLISI NAWONSO ZITSIRU ZA WANTHU AMAWATUMA NDI AMCHACHA

man dee
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DO YOU HAVE EVIDENCE ON THIS

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Yes!

Katong'ongo
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Katong'ongo

Man dee! Likewise, don’t you have evidence on this???

kafanikhale
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kafanikhale

Dpp is to blame on this. Why an educated minister like Kasaila and dpp supporters put on dpp regalia while he knows very well that Nice rules prohibit such dressing at NICE meetings ? This shows that the dpp party thinks that is above all laws as it violates the rule of law in Malawi. Time is counting down to zero on 21 May 2019 when all this impunity will be over in this country.

jonas
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jonas

Join the discussion…siukuidziwa mcp ndiwe mwana wakhanda fusa mbuyako

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder

I’m sure olemba akuti DPP and MCP supporters, i still don’t understand why would you point out only DPP supporters as thugs? Come on ma let’s sometimes try to balance on our commenting. At the end of the day we are all Malawians and we love this country

CADET
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CADET

DPP Thugs

Prophet Mborol
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UTM yili kuti??yithandize