Malawi Police fire teargas, bullets to disperse MCP supporters: Mia says ‘failed assassination plot’

Malawi police in the commercial capital Blantyre on Thursday fired tear gas and shot bullets in the air air  to disperse dozens of opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) supporters who had gathered as curios market (paziboliboli) to received party cloth from vice-president Mohammed Sidik Mia.

MCP supporters who were dispersed
MCP supporterts were receiving patrty cloth from Mia in Blantyre

Mia, who was accompanied by his wife Abida, addressed the supporters, vendors and shoppers appealing for them to support MCP as Malawi is heading to watershed elections next year in May.

However, police shot bullets in the air to disperse the opposition supporters  but they resisted to move until teargas cannisters were fired.

MCP members, shoppers and street vendors hurried for cover as police moved to break up the gathering.

“Police just fired teargas and started shooting without any communication to us. We were meeting our supporters and there is nothing wrong with that,” said Mia.

“This was an assassination attempt but I survived,” he said. “We view this as victory of process  to change.”

The police spokesperson declined  to comment.

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winston msowoya
winston msowoya
3 years ago

THIS IS WHAT MIA SAID: I WILL REMAIN TRUE TO MY ISLAMIC FAITH.WHO WANTED YOU TO JOIN CHRISTIANITY BY THE WAY? AFTERALL,ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF DEATH AND BLOOD.BY THE WAY WHO CALLED YOU TO COME TO OUR PEACEFULL COUNTRY? SO,YOUR SLAVES ARE CHEATING YOU THAT YOU WILL WIN THE ELECTIONS IN 2019? KEEP ON CHEATING THEM,BUT 2019 WILL TELL THE TRUTH YOU ARAB KILLER.GO BACK TO YOUR COUNTRY WHO CALLED YOU INTO OUR COUNTRY,YOUR SO-CALLED SUPPORTERS ARE JUST EATING YOUR MONEY FOR NOTHING.YOU MIGHT GET SOME VOTES IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTH,BUT DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME IN THE… Read more »

winston msowoya
winston msowoya
3 years ago

LEGO,you know what? I always hate fools like you.A wise man would not accept to be a CHOLA BOY for an Arab thief and imposter. For your information; you do not even know the word PROSPER what it means. I for one,strongly believe that your boss Mia is in our country to exploit people like you idiot-savant and that is why an Arab has chosen Malawi as his victim because of the slumbering fools like you guile!!!! Let me educate you foolhardy.Police were doing their job intelligently and it’s your MASTER and thief Mia who misled his brainwashed slaves leading… Read more »

Minority vote president
Minority vote president
3 years ago

Winstone ndiwe mbuli osamakhala ngati mwana was hule wamva!

winston msowoya
winston msowoya
3 years ago

Few days ago in my comments,I condemned the Malawi Police Force for using unprecedented force against our people.The fact is that I did not read the whole story.Few hours later I went through the whole story and discovered the Police Force was doing its job lawfully.Here,we must condemn that Arab man Mia,who controls the MCP and its idiotic President Chakwera,for the barbaric handling of the innocent Malawians.It is sad that our people and Chakwera are foolishly being used by Mia a crooked Arab who has no real love for our country.He can not love Malawians and hate his fellow Arab… Read more »

LEGO
3 years ago

You are the one who is foolish and stupid.With your stupidity that’s why you will never prosper in your life.We are not here to talk about race and tribe you stupid fool,we are talking about what happened.Do you know the word BARBARIC in the first place or you are just using it for the sake of using?Do you not just write anything with your hatred,from the picture that i saw,what were the didactive police and DPP doing at Mia’s rally?I want you to explain this to me.As long as we have got fools people like you in this country nothing… Read more »

LEGO
3 years ago

Why the police spokesperson is just quiet.Why the police are not issuing the press of what lead them to act like what they did if you think you are more intelligent than the rest?

Papi
3 years ago

O failure to develop the country starts with the hand-out mentality. The people will be getting from DPP, MCP, PP, UDF etc. Ndi zitenje azikafunda.

Lennox Lewis
Lennox Lewis
3 years ago

Should we brame the POLICE. these people just act on command. Anatumidwa ndi mabwana2

Mboba
Mboba
3 years ago

Why is the police spokesperson mute?

peter georgce
peter georgce
3 years ago

Anthu ali ndi ufulu ocheza ndi the vice president to be ,zigawenga zidamenya ma MP ku parliament koma osamangidwa this is opposite police, popeza DPP ikupita ku opposition uku kutsazika atncheyanso amatero bravo Mia tikusapotani nkhwambiri.

Marx
Marx
3 years ago

Looking at the images, its clear the people were gathering peacefully, why then did the reformed (I used that word with a lot of pains) police service decide to disperse them? Why teargassing non-rioting citizens? what if the people started revolting after the teargas?
One thing you people in power must know is that anger is boiling up inside many of those you consider lesser citizens, and someday it shall be out of hand.

Chikoka
Chikoka
3 years ago
Reply to  Marx

We have a stupid, unprofessional police which works for DPP. Why fire teargas? No wonder they cannot comment because they know they are foolish and unprofessional

Timvê ziti
Timvê ziti
3 years ago

To call this a failed assassination is going too far.

Mmalawi
Mmalawi
3 years ago
Reply to  Timvê ziti

I would not rule out a DPP attempt on Mia’s life. Njaunju’s brutal murder is still fresh in our mjnds

LEGO
3 years ago
Reply to  Timvê ziti

Why?

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