Newly elected Lilongwe City Council Deputy Mayor, Juliana Kaduya, is in hiding following threats which she has been receiving since she was elected Deputy Mayor after knocking out fellow DPP councillor.
Kaduya said she has been living in hiding soon after winning the election because of allegations levelled against her that she voted for Dr Desmond Bikoko of opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to be mayor.
The DPP accuses her of being a political traitor and its ruthless youth cadets are all out to show their brutal side and are baying for her blood.
Speaking to Nyasa Times in her hiding place, Kaduya said she has been receiving death threats and she know they are coming from the ruling DPP.
She said DPP acting secretary general Francis Mphepo challenged openly that she will be dealt with.
“We will deal with you. You have betrayed us,” Mphepo was heard audibly threatening the councillors.
And when the DPP members formed a caucus inside the Lilongwe Civic Offices building but outside the chamber, Mphepo was again overhead telling the party faithfuls that the party will deal with the two councillors.
“I cannot disclose where I am living at the moment but I can confirm that I have been receiving death threats, people have been calling me that they will deal with me so am living dangerously now,” said Kaduya.
According to Kaduya regime thugs have put her on surveillance in order to deal with her.
But in an interview, DPP Youth Director for the Central region, Rajab Malimba, said they will not deal with the deputy mayor.
“Of course DPP is disappointed with pour two councillors these are; Gibson Kantondoli and Juliana Kaduya who voted for Dr Bikoko. These councillors behaved as if they are not in a blue league,” said Malimba.
But asked to comment on remarks made by Mphepho openly that the party will deal with Katondoli and Kaduya, he said as secretary general he may have other “bigger plans.”
After the mayoral elections. DPP Youth Cadets reminded that the party is built on foundations of violence and intorelance with savage acts beating people they suspected to have “betrayed” the party by “eating” but failing to vote for its candidates to take the mayoral posts.
Commentators have argued that DPP is giving itself a bad name by refusing to accept defeat honourably and the party has been urged ti have a moment of reflection other than continueing with its savage culture
DPP has a history of abductions and killings.
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