Malawi opposition leader stopped from entering parliament with a pistol

The opening of the 49th session of parliament was never short of drama as police confiscated a pistol from leader of opposition Kondwani Nankhumwa who attempted to enter the National Assembly with it.

Nankhumwa (l) captured during the State opening of Parliament-pic by Lisa Kadango

It is believed that Nankhumwa forgot to leave behind his pistol as he stepped into the august House.

National Police spokesperson, James Kadadzera confirmed  Nankhumwa indeed brought a gun to Parliament.

After thorough investigations, police found out that the pistol is registered in his name and has since been given back to the Mulanje Central legislator.

“I can confirm that the Honourable had a pistol in his handbag and was detected by our machines at the entrance. We verified the ownership of the rifle and it is in his name. We have so far returned it to the owner,” said the Police spokesperson.

In 2016, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Member of Parliament for Blantyre City South East), Victor White Mbewe, caused commotion in Parliament when he was discovered with a loaded pistol when entering Parliament.

The late Dumbo Lemani, who was minister of Energy and Mining under United Democratic Front (UDF) regime, was caught in a similar situation years drawing a gun in parliament to threaten opposition MPs.

Meanwhile, Members of parliament are expected to start responding to the State of the Nation Address (SONA) presented by President Lazarus Chakwera in the house on Friday.

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Kaitano
Kaitano
9 months ago

The Chakwera administration doesn’t have time to waste with the DPP of guns and knives. I don’t just think it is proper to be coming with guns to this honourable House! If he has his own enemy,let him go and solve his issue before coming to this House. We do have foreign missionaries in this House, what picture is he want to show them? This is not other countries where people have been fighting! This guy must not take us like chickens! We live and love each other in this Country,no matter how different we may be in Politics but… Read more »

Mwini muzi
9 months ago

It’s very good that there are security metal detectors at point of access into parliament. Imagine in the Sona of 2019 in which we saw MPs throwing water bottles at each other. I thank Democracy because if it was during the time of Kamuzu Banda, Nankhumwa would have been charged with treason for possession of a fire arm.

Peloma Pepe
Peloma Pepe
9 months ago

The heading is misleading: “with a pistol”?

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
9 months ago

Looking at the way the DPP MPs were behaving themselves when the president was delivering sona, it looks obvious to me that the leader of the opposition intentionally brought the gun to the house……, he was ready for action if the government side MPs had tried to confront the DPP MPs who were deliberately making noise during so a with intent to provoke the government side.

We can only thank God for protecting our legitimate readers from the darkness of evil….

Chonzi Norman Gondwe
Chonzi Norman Gondwe
9 months ago

Dumbo died and Mbewe died also. So it means Nakhumwa will die soon..

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

yeeeeeeeee apite a falisi awa. galu wacabecabe uyu

BigMan
BigMan
9 months ago

I heard it was a sub machine gun. An FNP90 to be exact. He needs to be questioned more deeply.

Last edited 9 months ago by BigMan
Mr Truth Pains
9 months ago

To me , Nankhumwa did it deliberately just to show off to his colleagues that he has a gun.

It’s not that he forgot it in his bag but showing off.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

ce skombingo tsopano

Change Gologolo
9 months ago

Amafuna anyone a bwana? Sakumvetsa kuti ali kotsutsa? Inutu basi kwanu kunatha.

China
China
9 months ago

Though it’s registered to his name mukuyenera kumawamanga if they bring it with them ku Parliament. Dpp ilibe kuti munthu uyu ndi opemphera olo ofatsa onse ndi ma thugs hiding behind sheep’s wolf

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