Malawi opposition initiated violence, now reaping what they sowed– Dausi

Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi is in the news for making comments  that the opposition parties crying foul now for escalating political violence  were responsible for the radicalisation of youth during the post May 21 2019 Tripartite elections protests and they are harvesting what they sowed.

Dausi: Opposition are the ones behind the radicalisation of youth

Dausi, who is also spokesperson of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), has been backed on his remarks President Peter Mutharika’s spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani, according to quotes reported in the country’s leading daily, The Nation.

Said Dausi:“Are they [opposition] not the ones who killed a police officer  at Msundwe in Lilongwe? Are they not the people that torched houses and buildings in Mzuzu, Karonga and many other places?

“Are they not the ones who dressed in berets written Osaopa? [Don’t be afraid].

“They are the ones behind the radicalisation of youth and we are now just harvesting the seeds of what they sow.

“We [DPP] are a peaceful people and we have not fought  back after being attacked several times. It is very illogical, wrong to say that we  are perpetrating violence.”

While President Mutharika’s spokesperson Kalilani said opposition parties alongside its partner  Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) organised post-election demonstrations that at times turned violent with DPP members on the receiving end.

“The opposition politicians praised the violent demonstrations as successful and those perpetrating the violence as heroes and freedom fighters. Since then, President Mutharika has been condemning the violence and  called upon the opposition leadership to show leadership, they ignored him, they kept quite.

“Today, they violence they initiated and nurtured is turning full circle and they would like to  blame the President for it? They are being hypocritical. They are not sincere.”

In its extended coverage, the daily’s editorial comment branded  remarks by Dausi and Kalilani as “irresponsible and insensitive.”

The paper said the minister should know that such “reckless and purely partisan remarks” can send wrong signals to some overzealous police officers who may overreact or indeed choose to be casual in handling cases of violence, thereby putting lives at stake.

“National security should not be compromised at the expense of partisan political interests. What binds Malawians as a people is far much greater than what divides them, including political affiliation,” the paper said.

Malawi is heading for the fresh presidential election after both the Constitutional Court on February 3 and Supreme Court of Appeal on May 8 2020 found that the May 21 2019 elections had serious irregularities.

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mofolo
mofolo
8 months ago

Truth be told despite the opposition leader Chakwera initiating ndikhetsa mwazi politics in Malawi, inunso a Dausi ndi a Mwapasa anu you have failed to solve even one case of political violence you are the people that make the present government look bad APM should have fired you all a long time ago.

Medson
Medson
8 months ago

Nyekhwetheeeeeeeeeeeee ,,,,,,,,chisankho china KU mangochi after court in Blantyre nullified the election results of mangochi north east

Bandawe
8 months ago

Chakwera and MCP has perpetrated violence for the past 12 months. Chakwera said he was to ‘spill blood.’ He sent MCP thugs to chase people from the southern region. MCP, UTM and HRDC thugs destroyed shops. Chakwera created the Nsundwe MCP thugs who damaged government property and killed a policeman. He went to Nsundwe and thanked the MCP thugs. With Chilima, Chakwera sent thugs to stone Mutharika convoy in Ndirande and Atupele convoy on it’s way to Salima.

mtete
mtete
8 months ago
Reply to  Bandawe

Shallow arguments I am afraid. Don’t forget DPP Mchacha and Dausi deliberately plant so-called cadets in protest processions to cause havoc so they can subsequently blame the opposition. This is a Dausi specialty.

Mwini muzi.
8 months ago
Reply to  mtete

Yes but no one was killed, anything tiny as tiny as a sewing needle was stolen, no shop was vandalized. Make your own judgement who the terrorist is.

Che Jika
Che Jika
8 months ago
Reply to  Bandawe

Bandawe which persons from the South has been chased from central region.Iam from the South and stay deep into the central region at Nsalu in LL.

Malawi belong to the citizens

Useless leader

Fake Petros
Fake Petros
8 months ago

Violence happens when top readership disregards and disrespects the rule of law. The rest just follows. There’s chaos in Malawi at the moment almost in every sphere of life. Not only political physical violence…….. mu mitsika, taxi ranks, city councils cannot collect refuse, public littering. Mulibe mtsogoleri Malawi panopo. DPP didn’t have a voting mandate and it’s weak government and they know that.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
8 months ago

See what we’ve been saying, asatana onse left MCP for dpp aka dausi and ntaba.

Wiloe
8 months ago

Chakwera said ‘we are going to spill blood.” What did you say? Chakwera sent MCP thugs to burn shops and buildings. Was that DPP. Nsundwe boys were created by Chakwera. Is that DPP? They spilt blood and killed.

Lego
8 months ago

Nothing good will ever come from this idiot Dausi.

G Zali
G Zali
8 months ago

Ngati pali munthu azathe ngati makatani nde dausi. awa palibe azakhale mbali yao akayamba kuyankha milandu

George Malemu
George Malemu
8 months ago

Dausi, have you forgotten your saying “Two wrongs do not make right”

Guta
8 months ago
Reply to  George Malemu

We ate fed up of MCP, UTM and HRDC perpetrating violence. So we the PEOPLE will deal with these violent MCP and UTM thugs.

Frustrated with DPP
Frustrated with DPP
8 months ago

IF THE PRESIDENT DOES NOT WANT TO COMPAIGN FOR HIS JOB why Vote for him.
Ministers including Minister of Energy Running Mate Atupele compaigning BECAUSE they FEAR loosing THEIR
jobs and Promising LIES….
WHY waste YOUR VOTE on a Dead President WHO has run out of Ideas who just wishes to remain in State House… WE NEED A LEADER WHO will COME to HIS PEOPLE and ask for a Vote.
VOTE a NEW ERA of GOVERNMENT,..be part of CHANGE

Phwisa
Phwisa
8 months ago

It’s a shame that Chilima, Mtambo and Chakwera can today stand tall condenming violence. Is only violence when it is unleashed on opposition and it’s not when it is the rolling who have faced it. For 9 months Malawians have suffered at the hands of demos, people killed, property destroyed, businesses but that , to these people was peace and not violence. Well done Dausi

John Phiri
John Phiri
8 months ago
Reply to  Phwisa

You are people who are empty headed. Peter and Jane caused the demonstrations because Jane refused to resign immediately when she was told she messed up the management of elections results. On the other hand Peter failed to fire her immediately and all the commissioners. That was the cause of the demos. Political parties had nothing nothing to do with the HRDC demos. Let us go to court and you will pay heavily.

Mone
8 months ago
Reply to  John Phiri

MCP is a violent party.

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