Malawi opposition leader  bemoans ‘selective justice’: Nankhumwa says all wrong-doers must face law

It is only when the new Tonse Alliance-led government of President Lazarus Chakwera arrests its own members suspected to have committed various crimes before that Malawians would stop suspecting that recent arrests of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leaders and supporters are politically-motivated, witch-hunting and persecution, leader of opposition, Kondwani Nankhumwa has said.

Nankhumwa: There people in Tonse Alliance with outstanding cases, let those get to logical conclusion

In a recent interview with Rainbow TV, Nankhumwa said in DPP where he serves as Vice President for Southern Region, they are not against arresting suspected criminals but selective justice where only DPP leaders and sympathizers are targeted.

“As the case is now, the Tonse government is pursuing selective justice. We’re not saying we are sacred cows and neither are those in the Tonse Alliance government. There are several high profile Tonse leaders and members who have criminal cases hanging over their heads. Let them face the law the same way DPP members are being arrested,” said the youthful politician who served as Leader of Government Business in Parliament in the previous DPP government of the immediate past president Peter Mutharika.

The Chakwera adminstration, which has been in place for four weeks, has launched a rapid crackdown against DPP leaders, members and sympathizers, locking them up on accusations of corruption, theft, abuse of office, murder and attempted murder, among other crimes.

In a recent letter addressed to President Chakwera, DPP Secretary General Gelzeder Jeffrey claimed the arrests had nothing to do with the rule of law but borne out of hatred by the new administration against sympathisers of DPP and Mutharika.

She said her party had expected government “to immediately start implementing social and economic development initiatives based on campaign promises, as a priority, instead of arresting DPP members on politically-motivated charges”.

According to Jeffrey, the DPP is a big institution, which played and still plays a critical role in entrenching and sustaining democracy in Malawi. She warned President Chakwera that “her party would not be cowed into submission or relegated to the footnote of politics by any arbitrary arrests and intimidation”.

During his inauguration as President, Chakwera pledged to “clear the rubble of corruption” based on the rule of law and not political victimization.

He pledged that he would serve all Malawians regardless of their political, regional, tribal or religious inclination.

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Agulupa ku Statehouse
10 months ago

You are right Nankhumwa. If this Tonse alliance is not selective in its arrests, why is it not arresting Humphreys Mvula who stole all the money for stagecoach company mpakana kutseka company? Why is it not arresting Patricia Kaliati, masangwi, Ralph Kasambara, mbava Newton kambala, Bandura of Director of Buildings etc?

CESSPOOL
CESSPOOL
10 months ago

The henious team that has ransacked our economy is not under the radar. JB has a case against Nankhumwa on the allegations of murdering Bingu Callista wants jefu wajefu in court the path to justice was full of thorns today you’ll simply distort the message into a victim’s cry”persecution ” the DPP is ready to engage legal choirmasters from South Africa. Stop braying

Maunits
Maunits
10 months ago

It is only thieves who can start implementing developments with an aim of stealing tax payers money. This is the reason DPP will never return back in govt like udf. You have never arrested anyone stealing money for the past 6yrs in power. even when Chilima told you about duty free saga at MRA you were quiet now its persecution my foot.

mtete
mtete
10 months ago

The less Nankhumwa talks, the better otherwise I will be very disappointed with his mediocrity. I have all along thought him a sane person but his repeated defence of crooks makes me suspect he, too, was a thief. Can he honestly defend Chisale’s theft of billions or Jomo Osman’s crooked and bullying ways?

Kumz
Kumz
10 months ago

Ulibe certificate iwe nde khale zii,ungautse mapiri pa chigwa.

Opportunist
Opportunist
10 months ago

Since when did you realize that we have selective justice.Just wait and dance to the tune

Gawanizanuzokha Mc. Ben
Gawanizanuzokha Mc. Ben
10 months ago

easy Bwana Nankhumwa, government is only dealing with thieves. should u happen to have thieved at one time, surely this gvt will arrest u.

HowMadeBeats
HowMadeBeats
10 months ago

That’s what we call politics

Bandung Cincau
Bandung Cincau
10 months ago

Shut up Nankhumwa and your fellow thievery looters! It’s time to face Nyekhwe and you can’t run away from it!

Matokoso
Matokoso
10 months ago

There’s no selective justice for the culprits. Every one who enjoyed the loot get ready. Even you Honourable if that company which constructed that shoddy road to msika wanjala is on the wrong get ready. We want to clean kuti myaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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