Malawi police detain MCP Chanco women’s league official

Police in Zomba on Saturday detained Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Chancellor College young women’s league official after she led a group of young women students to sweep in the city.

Easten region women’s league second vice chairperson Nodia Manda giving Chanco a wrapper of MCP

Rabecca Chakwera said she was detained for an hour at Zomba police station because she led the young women to sweep in the city saying the police said she did not seek permission from the police and the council.

“I was detained for an hour for doing voluntary work, that is the price we pay when we are in opposition,” said Chakwera.

Eastern Region police spokesman Joseph Sauka said the officers arrested Chakwera because she and the other members did not get permission from authorities.

“It was normal to call off the exercise,”he said.

The MCP on Saturday launched the party young women’s league and officials of the league immediately asked Finance minister Goodall Gondwe to apologise and withdraw his ‘babies cannot rule’ slur.

The chairlady of the league Beatrice Chitimbe said Gondwe’s remark was against the tenets of democracy.

“The youth are an integral part of democracy, they cannot just be kicked out like that. This country will not be ruled for the aged for ever.

President Peter Mutharika is 79 while Gondwe is 82.

Former first lady Callista Mutharika ignited the debate when she called on her brother in law, the president, to pave way for the youthful and energenic vice president Saulos Chilima as a party presidential candidate in the 2019 polls.

Easten region women’s league second vice chairperson Nodia Manda said her party would ensure that the youths and women play a crucial role in the affairs of the country once the party is voted into power.

She therefore said the youth and women should kick out the ruling Democratic Progressive Party on the basis of discrimination against the youth and women.

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oMachemba
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oMachemba

@Kagi: Agreed. Any where in the world, any mass action (demo or not) requires the Police to know about it. It is so they can maintain order, and protect lives and property, in case nefarious activities emerge. And the Police also, in effect, protect the activists. Period. The Police know they are dammed if the do, and dammed if they don’t do this kind of work. The Police need to plan and staff their activities days and even weeks ahead. The same critics of the Police, would be the first to complain “Where were the Police?” if something went wrong… Read more »

Chisoni
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Chisoni

Stupidity of Malawi police service.. youth are cleaning the city muwapanga detaine akadakhala ana primary mukadasiya .. why politicize things? We are young Malawians liable to clean and take care of our cities or country why behaving in very stupid manner.. tikonden dziko latonse ili

nyasimmaso
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nyasimmaso

A police yangosanduka zigawenga being used by the death planners party zosadabwitsa kuti ena akamapanga zomwezo amakhala akupanga exersice their right. Anthu ena akamatema anzawo mmisonkhano akuti tikudikira official complaint, izi anazanena ndani

Hola
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Hola

Police please dint anger me. You mean you had nothing very pertinent? Osakateteza ma Albino bwanji. Mxiiiiiiiiii. Makutu anu mwamva

zikomo
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zikomo

My Party…….the GIANT on the Land….MCP 2019 BOMA

Chappe
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Chappe

This action by the police is all part of the corruption in the country aided and abetted by the DPP government.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

The Police is now being used a political arm of DPP which is quire ruthless in its actions against those with different political standing. Please Acting IG, go and arrest those people who are stealing billions of Kwacha from the public purse. There are millions of these people with tangible evidence available publicly. That should be the focus of any Police unit in any civilised country. Why do your regard every citizen as a political dissident.

Central
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Central

A Police mumaziyamba dala!! Were the girls demonstrating, or causing havoc? Did Zomba city council launch a complaint against what they were doing? What wrong have they committed? This is why it is bad to have young democrats in the police service!! Instead of serving Malawians they serve their masters and can never appreciate anything good other party followers are doing to society!! Mxiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

Kagi
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Kagi

Osamayesa dala zinthu. Everyone knows for any public event you have to seek permission and no political party is an exception. Why skip that deliberately? Kufuna kutchuka and kupimana mphamvu?

Binnwell Kachikopa
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Any public event you have to seek for permission? Thats stupidity at best! Ndikusesa komwe seeking permission? Kuganiza ngati mbewa bwanji? Thats subjective thinking and cowardice!

Joji Wina
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Joji Wina

You don’t know anything about law and order hence your childish reasoning. Politics aside, amayenera kupempha basi

LEGO
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Shallow minded chap..What permission do you want to do a voluntary work?What about the ones who were rescuing people from the inferno fire at Mangochi District Hospital,did they get the permission from police to rescue the patients?

LEGO
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You police people it seems you have lost direction and you don’t know what you are there for.Mind you,you are not there for DPP but for each and every Malawian citizen.Don’t show partisan stand because by doing so you will cause and create chaos in our country.This should be the first and last to show us your unprofesionalism.You are failing to arrest DPP thugs who are beating innocent people by attending opposition rallies but you are busy detaining youths who are doing a voluntary works,shame on you policemen/women.Remember,democracy is freedom of association,expression etc and as youths we’ve got rights to… Read more »

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

DPP has collapsed the entire law enforcement agency structures. The legal and judiciary system has also collapsed for their doing and benefit. Malawi is offocially a banana republic where the rule of law doesn’t exist.

Joji Wina
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Joji Wina

Iwe kang’ona ka MCP makani bwanji? Atsikanawatu mwati amasesa munsewu ndiye a police samayenera kudziwa potengera nkhani ya chitetezo cha osesawo komanso umboni patachitika chinachake. Be reasonable and objective. Nkhani iliyonse osamangoyitengera pa mgong’o. Freedom without observation of rule of law and order is nothing no wonder though sice you are MCPP(za freedom ndi udindo simungazimvetse)

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