Malawi Police downplays ‘Manganya’ summoning over blood suckers talk

Famous comedian and social commentator Micheal Usi ,popularly known as Manganya, who  was summoned to Police over the comments he made through the media in relation to the issue of bloodsuckers saga in Southern Region districts of  Mulanje, Thyolo and Nsanje, described  the interrogation as politically motivated  but law enforcers have downplayed it as  a conversation.

Usi: Police say they invited him for a chat to give his opinion on the blood suckers saga how to deal with it

Usi said he  appeared at Police  on Monday October 9 2017, saying unnamed Cabinet minister from Mulanje masterminded the move for political reasons.

He, however, told reporters that his questioning by police was handled  professionally.

Usi is on record to have said government should stop dismissing the  issue of bloodsuckers outright when citizens are living in fear.

Police spokesman James Kadadzera said Usi was invited “for a chat” over the vampirism saga.

Kadadzera said there is no political inspiration to the summoning as Police Commissioner for the Southern Region is inviting several stakeholders “for chats” on the controversial bloodsuckers’ saga.

He said the idea for inviting people for chats is “to see how best together we can address the matter.”

Police spokesman said Usi was invited to “give his opinion on how the issues should be handled.”

About seven people have so far been killed on suspicion that they were bloodsuckers or harbouring some and about 31 arrested in connection with the attacks.

President Peter Mutharika has said he has learnt with concern about the rumours and their impact on the suspects and their property, vowing to get to the bottom of the issue with visits to the affected Southern Region districts.

The President said the rumours of blood sucking originated from Mozambique; hence, he plans to visit the affected areas—Mulanje, Thyolo, Phalombe, Chiradzulu and Nsanje—to find a lasting solution.

During an October 4 2017 media briefing in Lilongwe on the issue, Minister of Information and Communication Technology Nicholas Dausi and Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Henry Mussa described the “blood suckers” attacks as ‘mythical’ and appealed for “concerted effort” to deal with the situation.

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sipidy
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At the president plans to visit the affected areas kkkk ati to see for himself….. i would advice you SIR to visit the named areas at night, without body guards, convoys, and DPP Cadets. chifukwa ANAMAPOPA wo amapopa usiku kuli ziii.

alindazaokwacha
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Kodi anthu akuona ngati ndi zabodza za anampopazi eti,anthu a ku Mulanje,Tyholo,Zomba mukuona ngati azungulila mitu eti.

Jesus is LORD
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Hey Malawi. Just to let you know, the UK Daily Mail ran an article on the “vampire” story and people were leaving racist comments about Malawians. I tried three times to leave a comment to say Malawians are the friendliest and warmest people you will ever meet, and the Daily Mail kept blocking those comments. Just so you know the British still hate us in Africa.

Mike Nkhoma
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Kwari……………..tisamadikire kuti zifike povuta chonchi ndiye ndikumafufuza remember what a big man see while seated a young man can’t see it while standing.

mchisala
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Our Police “chats” can be quite traumatizing ask Prof. Chinsinga!

Kandapako
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Lero ndi lero zoona “Boma” lamuona Manganya kufunika “kucheza” naye? Khwesi

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