Malawi police say no live bullet was used in Nselema

Malawi police in the Eastern Region have set the record straight that no single shot was fired when Democrtaic Progressive Party (DPP) and its political bedfellows United Democratic Front (UDF)  thugs blocked roads to stop State Vice-President and Tonse Alliance running mate Saulos Chilima from going to Ngokwe, Ntaja and other places in Machinga on Friday.

Chilima was forced to call off his scheduled whistle-stop tours in MachingaThe road at Nselema was blocked against Chilima

Following the incident, the Vice President cancelled his rallies and returned halfway before Nselema, technically meaning that there was no any showdown between his security and the DPP/UDF supporters.

DPP-UDF running mate Atupele Muluzi and former vice-president Cassim Chilumpha, who is also Assembly for Democracy and Development (ADD)  have separately accused Chilima that his  bodyguards used live bullets and shot people.

However,  Eastern Region police spokesperson Joseph Sauka has refuted these reports, clarifying that Chilima’s bodyguards did not reach Nselema and that no gun was used by the police who were deployed to Nselema.

“No live bullet was used. No gun was used. The only incident we had was that Nselema police used one teargas canister  to disperse DPP/UDF supporters. This affected a lady but she is fine.

“The canister hit a man on the leg. He is fine too. In all this, there was no involvement of police from Chilima’s security detail,” said Sauka in an interview with Zodiak Brodcasting Station.

Asked to comment on the matter, UTM publicity secretary Chidanti Malunga said both Atupele Muluzi  and Chilumpha are  either being petty or largely uninformed.

Malunga said  ruling a country is not by stoning, insulting or hacking people.

Master Dicks Mfune, a peace, security and conflict resolution expert at Chancellor College—a constituent college of the University of Malawi,  has said there are  indications that  DPP-UDF Alliance are the architect of the violence.

He said: “They are creating anarchy so that the country becomes insecure and a State of Emergency is declared.

Youth-Decide Campaign team leader Charles Kajoloweka said in a statement madeavailable to Nyasa Timea that as the country counts down to the fresh presidential election, political intolerance and thuggery pose a worrying threat to a peaceful and credible election.

Reads the statement he signed: “Most disturbingly, authorities, including President Peter Mutharika, Minister of Homeland Security and the police, paradoxically remain unresponsive, unmoved, elusive and absent despite rising calls for law and order.

“The absence of decisive leadership to clamp down on the horrifying wave of criminal terror causes deadening concern and only nourishes public fears that the perpetrators could be agents of the ruling elite.”

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kachakwera
kachakwera
8 months ago

A Galu inu mukutinyansa tsopano takupirirani mokwanira a galu okupha inu mudapha ,D.MATENJE,A.GADAMA,T.SANGALA NDI D.CHIWANGA zitsiru inu mukuwona ngati angakuvotereni ndani mufuna muzatibweretserenso ngona ku GREEN CORNER agalu inu.

Thyolo Thava Boy
8 months ago

DPP sent David Kamangira to talk ill of Chilima on TV and both Atupele and Chilumpha talk bad of Chilima now the Eastern Region Police has clarified the matter. What a shame to these people? They think VP is not a professional?
Your end is close you guys.

President Chisokonezo
President Chisokonezo
8 months ago

Kodi Atupele ndi mwana wa Anne

KALINYEKE PATRICK KACHALA

Mtumbuka Mfune pali chanzeru chomwe ungalankhule iwe ? machende ako

CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
8 months ago

Chilima wasokoneza kudzela mukulankhula izi
mawa izo
Zina zobwezela mmbuyo maganizo a anthu amumgwirizano wake ngati za
telemu imodzi Chakwela
Koma George Phiri osamudzudzula chilima
ZaCOVID
A Dorothy ngoma osamudzudzulako
Zoonetseratu ma activist ndi ambili amalankhulila zandalewa
Ali kumbali yotsutsa

CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
8 months ago

Sikuti ndiye anthu okonda DPP-UDF,
izi ziasintha kalikonsetu, ayi.
Iwo alinga nga nga pazovotela
UDF/DPP baaaassssi
MCP/UTM ndi atsogoleri awo,Timothy
Ntumbo mbali inayo
Awononga zinthu za amalawi
Komanso kupha kumene anthu
Mudzina LA MADEMO
Koma zinyalala zamma University zikutulukila panozi
Zimangokhala phee OSADZUDZULA

Piper
Piper
8 months ago

Now the expired Chilumpha and arrogant Muluzi must apologise to the VP and the nation for spreading lies and character assassination. NOW !! Thank you.

Thyolo Thava Boy
8 months ago
Reply to  Piper

That`s very true

Jose
Jose
8 months ago

Useless leaders Atupele ndi Chilumpha zoti Chilima anauza mabodyguard aombere anthu munazitenga kuti.Choncho mufuna upulezidenti wakuti wa kumalawi kapena wa kwa akapoloma.simuzakhala pulezidenti a Atupele mukuxitemberera and you are not fit for presidency ndithu.Very careless and regionalistic and interested in tribalusm and religion use of islam

CheChamba
CheChamba
8 months ago

Like father like son, ATUPELE carelessly opens his mouth anyhow just like his dad Bakili Muluzi and this most illiterate young MP FYNESS MGONJWA. What is wrong with people of Machinga? What is wrong with Dr Cassim Chilumpha for engaging in propaganda and cheap politics? If this what young Atupele calls issue based politics?

Jose
Jose
8 months ago

Chilima ndi chakwera akutsogozedwa ndi wa mmwambamwamba.Nkhalamba ziwiri sizingaononge tsogolo lathu la ana athu ngoo.Apo bii zizatisiya ife tikunjoya chakwera govt.The devil is defeated in the name of Jesus .Amen

Thubu
8 months ago

Nanga zimene amankhula mwana wa buluzi uja amazitenga kuti. Bamboo ako anatha ma were a azimai Ku chiradzulo. Nawe wa joins ya ma albino.

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