Malawi Police say they are hunting for Malawi Congress Party (MCP) roughnecks who beat up and tore extensively the clothes of a legal officer who had gone to the party headquarters to drop High Court documents concerning expelled party official Chatinkha Chidzanja Nkhoma.
Police have told Nyasa Times that the arrest would be effected this Friday following the assault on Jolamu Mpangeni from Chancy Gondwe law firm on Thursday afternoon. Mpangeni went to MCP headquarters to serve court documents to party leader Lazarus Chakwera and party administrative secretary Potiphar Chidaya.
However Mpangeni said he was tossed from one office to another as the MCP officials refused to receive the documents in which Chidzanja Nkhoma is suing party president Lazarus Chakwera, administrative secretary Portipher Chidaya and MCP for defamation and unlawful expulsion from the party.
Mpangeni said he was told by his superiors to drop the documents at the gates of the party where he was beaten up, had the documents torn apart so too his clothes.
MCP deputy secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka refused to comment saying he has to see the documents first.
Chidzanja Nkhoma said this is exactly what some people are complaining of MCP.
“The MCP leaders think they are above the law, they can tear apart court papers and beat up lawyers,” she said.
Mpangeni said up to six people beat him up.