Malawi police hunt for DPP governor over violence: Mzomera says ‘self-isolating’

Armed officers from Malawi Police Services raided the  house of  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor  (North) Christopher Mzomera Ngwira in an apparent attempt to apprehend him, but left empty-handed after not finding him.

Mzomera: Wanted by police

Northern  Region Police spokesperson Peter Kalaya confirmed the raid, saying the law enforcers want to arrest Ngwira over his alleged involvement in a 2016 political violence case.

“We have a warrant of arrest for him,” said Kalaya.

Kalaya said Police managed to speak to Ngwira on his mobile phone and  he promised to hand himself but he remains at large.

When Nyasa Times contacted Ngwira on phone, he said he was  in “self –isolation.”

Said Ngwira: “I am self-isolating due to the Covid-19 .”

He declined to say where he was.

But Ngwira said  he will surrender himself to police, saying he is aware that they want him arrested on what he described  as  fallacious charges

Ngwira claimed the new government is on political repression campaign — creating a  climate of fear and intimidation — mostly targeting the DPP.

According to police, Ngwira was the mastermind of the violence which DPP cadres caused when they disrupted a solidarity rally for the opposition parties at Chibavi Ground in Mzuzu on March 20 2016.

The 2016 rally was addressed by President Lazarus Chakwera representing Malawi Congress Party (when he was opposition leader), Alliance for Democracy leader Enoch Chihana, and  then People’s Party third vice-president Kamlepo Kalua.

Last week, police in Mzuzu arrested DPP’s deputy director of operations Joe Nyirongo, popularly known as Big Joe, alongside George Mwamtobe, Lumbani Munthali and Thembisile Nkosi for the incident.

But when they appeared before senior resident magistrate Peter Kandulu, police prosecutor Betty Msowoya said they alleged that they got instructions from their leader.

Lawyer representing the four, Christon Ghambi, revealed that the said leader was Mzomera Ngwira.

Among others, the DPP cadres are accused of causing bodily grievance harm, unlawful assembly and proposing violence.

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BigMan
BigMan
3 months ago

Ngwira, save yourself the trouble and just cooperate with the law enforcers.

No chillz
No chillz
3 months ago

Kodi onsetu akalowe

Medson
Medson
3 months ago

No sense please arrest Mtambo for the involvement of mas destruction of police units and other public properties in 2019.

Kelvin
Kelvin
3 months ago
Reply to  Medson

Why did you noy arrest him, I thought you were in government??

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
3 months ago

Self isolating or self hiding, kikikikiiiiiiii. You thought you were the untouchables. Mukhaula simunati.

Neno
Neno
3 months ago

Covid or no covid please arrest him,So that this should carry a message to other people.

Opportunist
Opportunist
3 months ago

Ngwira hiding behind Covid 19 kkkkkkkk.Just surrender yourself, it’s a payback time

Zede
Zede
3 months ago

That’s a good one, self isolating? 😁😁😁

Lumbani
Lumbani
3 months ago

I agree people must be arrested and stiff sentences given etc but let’s remember that time waits for no one. Can development programs please run concurrently with these arrests. 5 years is not a long time. Within 3 years UTM will already have started touting SKC as next presidential candidate so let’s get going with development programs too.

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
3 months ago

It’s pay back time, never again in our country’s history shall anyone be attacked for attending a political rally of his choice..be it opposition or not.

Mr Mzomera was a hooligan who received favours from the DPP govt for intimidating ordinary Malawians to submit to his political orientation forgetting that Malawian is a multiparty democracy.

Never again shall DPP cadets fly in our face with impunity…..

LLs
LLs
3 months ago
Reply to  Mbonga Matoga

Can MCP thugs who attacked DPP monitors be arrested too.

AKWENI
AKWENI
3 months ago
Reply to  LLs

DPP didnot report matter to Police only reported to then Minister DAUSI

Itsanana
Itsanana
3 months ago
Reply to  LLs

Dausi and Muluzi are the only people aware of this purported crime. Police asked Muluzi to report the matter to police and he did not. So who’s supposed to be arrested?

#Better MW
#Better MW
3 months ago
Reply to  LLs

Are you serious? (1) Please provide names of all monitors that were attacked (2) Location they were attacked (3) Please clarify if these monitors were local or traveled from other parts of the country (4) If deceased where were they buried, and have a local chief certify the death (5) If they received treatment, please identify the hospital where they sought treatment (6) copy of report filed with police. After you provide that, you can come back and open your mouth.

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
3 months ago

Boma kusowa zochita ndi nkhani zopanda pake. Nthawi imeneyi tikufuna ndondomeko zabwino kuti ana athu abwerere ku sukulu please. Mkumalimbana ndi ma refused politicians basi. Mayiko anzathu kuli CORONA koma ali busy kumayika dongosolo lokwanila la maphunziro kuti ana adzinka ku sukulu.

Nde ngati CORINA imeneyi ipitilira mpakana 2023 basi ana axingokhala osaphunzira basi eni akenu muli pheee mkuti dziko lasintha pomww mkupha tsogolo la ana? Shame🙈🙈

Mtonga Mwana
Mtonga Mwana
3 months ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

You can also play your part. Let Mzomera Ngwira and all those who committed crimes answer. Ukafuna kukhala lawyer wawo, please join the case unlike making useless stinking comments. Ngati nawenso unapanga nawo, join him in quarantine chaka chake ndichino.

Medson
Medson
3 months ago
Reply to  Mtonga Mwana

Exactly even Mtambo must face music.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
3 months ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

tiyeni tiziwerengako zocitika.

Lego
3 months ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

You are an enemy of justice no wonder you have come up with such comments.Koma udziwe ichi mlandu suwuola.

Nyapakwanja
3 months ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

ndondomeko ziklipo kale, musayiwalenso kuti pali ndondomeke zo mangila zifwamb. kapena ndiwe mmodzi wa iwo?

ERUTU
ERUTU
3 months ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

Are you in Malawi or in Romania?

Chechinawa
Chechinawa
3 months ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

Malawi wa lero bodza, maiko wa nzanu ake wati? Ndinu a Cadet basi mukulira, dzilirani bambo. Inu muli guru losafunila Malawi zabwino. B honest with me do u think Peter Mutharika was good for Malawi? A’ m a big supporter of UDF but Peter being a Professor he is worse than amangwetu(Bakili).

Chechinawa
Chechinawa
3 months ago
Reply to  Chechinawa

Plz let those pple pay for what they hve done to their fellow citizens, there’s no witch-hunting of any kind plz Malawians, open u r eyes, Malawi belongs to all of us Msanje to Chitipa. Malawi doesn’t belongs to Mutharikas, Muluzis,Chakweras, Chilimas, Banda’s, Chilumphas, u name them, the only problem with Malawians school sikupindulirani taa, munazolowera kuombera m’manja anthu omwe mwayika pampando, Mbuzi inu.

Chechinawa
Chechinawa
3 months ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

U could not believe that Mzomera Ngwira is a Tumbuka, the way he behaves u will think that he is a Yao, Tumbukas r peace loving fellas

LLs
LLs
3 months ago
Reply to  Chechinawa

Which Tumbuka. The North has been the centre of violence.

James Banda
James Banda
3 months ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

Kuphatsogolo la ana? In many countries in the world if not all schools are closed because of COVI19 and you thing the new administration is not doing enough. Only a two tailed lizard can think like that.

LLs
LLs
3 months ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

Chakwera is clueless and incompetent. So many people are dying of COVID but there is no strategy.

No chillz
No chillz
3 months ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

Bola busy kumanga anthu omwe aika dziko pa descending elevator and in process even steal the little that would have helped some poor malawians, than to let a syndicate of salvages, fools, dishonest, illogical, evil, inhuman, shameless, arrogant, selfish without integrity and poor headed people like you and your undeserving cold hearted ignorant DPPs. As long as the blood and tear of poor Malawian keep crying, you will surely pay the price in one way or the other other if not you then your children.

Wachiyao
3 months ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

Kkkkkkkkkk! Inu a Malawi walero, boma ndi chinthu chachikulu kwambiri, chiri ndi ma Ministry ndi ma Department ambiri-mbiri. Ndiye mukufuna onsewo azichita za Covid-19? A Police, a MDF, ma ministry a Education, Transport, Justice, Foreign Affairs, Finance etc? Mabungwe a ESCOM, NFRA, ADMARC, EGENCO, MRA? Onse Covid-19? Ayi ndithu, alipo amene ali ndi udindo ochita za Covid, ena azigwira ntchito zina monga zomanga a Mzomera anuwo. Tamvana?

Nepotism
3 months ago
Reply to  Malawi walero

Imwani panado

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