Malawi police surround Bendulo’s house, key witness in poll case

One of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera’s key  witness in the disputed presidential results of the May 21 polls, Anthony Bendulo, has started sailing into troubles from the state machineries following his testimony in the court recently that that rigging was orchestrated by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) IT officers to favour first respondent President Peter Mutharika.

Bendulo: My house under siege
More than 20 heavily armed  Police officers had by early Thursday  morning surrounded Bendulo’s residence following where they failed to execute their unspecified actions.
Whilst Bendulo was at the court, he  received a call from someone at the house who notified him of the heavy armed police officers at his house who claimed to be sent by Lilongwe City Council to do an investigation on unpaid City rates.
MCP officials said they feared the State is now determined to silence Bendulo and others “through brutality”.
Bendulo said he was informed  that armed police were at his home.
“My home is under siege,” he said.
Bendulo said it was difficult to understand the police action.
Nyasa Times was not able to immediately reach the  police for comment.
Bendulo, who worked as an IT analyst for MCP during the May elections, has come on the limelight following his comprehensive exposé on the electoral body  mismanagement of data and the rigging and it has been established that now he is being hunted by the regimr thugs  for his court testimony.
Most social media platforms have been awashed with lots of criticism messages directed to the police for acting unprofessionally saying they are doing all these intimidations following orders from the ruling party officials.
Chakwera  alongside first petitioner Saulos Chilima of UTM Party are seeking nullification of the presidential election results over alleged irregularities in the results management system.

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Hatton
Hatton
10 months ago

If what EAGLE is saying is true then Chakwera ndi oipa. Anamanga nyumba ya zipinda 15 dubiously Kama osamupatsa malo Okhala Bendulo? Bendulo, kondomu ya a Chakwera, waona akuyuza.

Mbwiyachi
Mbwiyachi
10 months ago
Reply to  Hatton

Hatton ulibe nzeru. Mwangozaza mamina mumutumo.

Kaitano
Kaitano
10 months ago
Reply to  Hatton

Bakha uyuso, kikkkkkk iwe ndidzamanga ndekha waba zambiri koma umphawi wosatha.

Mtete
10 months ago

It’s good for you Eagle to clarify matters. You see, Malawians are on edge these days and you can’t blame people who have been subjected to very bad governance

Zali
Zali
10 months ago
Reply to  Mtete

Subjected to bad governance is no excuse for bad behavior(it’s like justifying kuba because you are poor). Honestly aMalawi pena pake tikuonjedza nawo mabodzawa- we are becoming a shame as a country.

Maria
Maria
10 months ago
Reply to  Mtete

Poor justification for very bad behavior. Tiyeni a Malawi tichepetse ongokhalira spreading lies- it’s unbiblical & undevelopmental.

Eagle
Eagle
10 months ago

Bendulo does not have a house. He rents a house in fact a boys quarter. The Police were at his landlord’s house not Bendulo’s. They had issues with the landlord not him. Munakhala bwanji a Malawi kukonda kuyankhula bodza.

Mzozodo
Mzozodo
10 months ago
Reply to  Eagle

Iwe uli nayo nyumba?

TAMALISHA
TAMALISHA
10 months ago
Reply to  Eagle

Eagle you are very stupit

Ungwelu
Ungwelu
10 months ago
Reply to  Eagle

Iwe Eagle bodza la mkunkhuniza (sic). Have a heavily armed police platoon ever visited a mere citizen to check an issue with him? Do you not feel ashamed when lying through your teeth like this?

nyapapi
nyapapi
10 months ago
Reply to  Eagle

CADET TWO

For Change
For Change
10 months ago
Reply to  Eagle

So is this how issues with landlords are sorted out, when did the City council start using such a force over unpaid dues. Umbulitu uwu

tariq
tariq
10 months ago
Reply to  Eagle

basitu, ndi uDPP umenewo… konyoza anthu osaba, kupangila matama zithu zopezela mwakuba…. Ati, he doesnt have a house: yes he doesn’t because he is able to afford rent from money that he earns without stealing. You on the other hand live in a house built with stolen funds…. go pluck at your ball-hairs for a change and give us a break. Plenty of hair along that stealing ass to keep you busy for a lifetime. Asshole!

M'Malawi
M'Malawi
10 months ago
Reply to  Eagle

Ndiye 20 armed police?? issues with landlord???? City rates??? Still something not adding up

Kaitano
Kaitano
10 months ago
Reply to  Eagle

Osanamizepo anthu apa iwe, when did the police started having issues with the landlord for Bendulo? What crime did the landlord committed that can make the whole area 30 coming to him or her? After this, what next to the landlord? Where is the issue of the landlord and the Government? You think we are so stupid that we can’t articulate issues behind any move you are doing? You are taking Malawians very weak thinking they are nothing right? Mukuuyatsa nakho moto uwu, ndithu mudzazimitsa nokhaso mark my words. Ndalankhula zimenezo on the public podium but it should be yours… Read more »

Jemusi
Jemusi
10 months ago

And Mwapasa wants to be IG. My foot!

Jemusi
Jemusi
10 months ago

These cadets will never learn

Che Ntopeya
Che Ntopeya
10 months ago

Having given logging in credentials to Suleman and MCP, My theory is that MEC doesn’t want its system to be manipulated remotely from gadgets in Bendulo’s home to create a situation that MCP won the elections.. So whilst system is online nobody will be allowed to enter Bendulo’s home.

Mbwiyachi
Mbwiyachi
10 months ago
Reply to  Che Ntopeya

Ngat umamvera zulo Suleman ordered MEC ITs to unplug the network cable. He was avoiding what u are thinking. Comano codabwisa only to unplug the network cable it took MEC ITs time.

APOSTLE PAUL
10 months ago

These are not Police but DPP operatives trying to intimidate the Witnesses. The question to ask is: DPP and MEC has been saying they won fair and square . why are they trying to intimidate Bendulo ???

MAWERE AWILIRANA APA

MADZI ACHITA KATONDO

Mtete
10 months ago

Isn’t it obvious Dausi is behind this childish nonsense? And Mwapasa is waiting for confirmation with all the blunders he’s making? Mayaya, Msundwe, Mtambo etc etc. Let’s wait and see what our Lawmakers are going to decide.

Thats Me
Thats Me
10 months ago

Mine is a simple question: Is the constitutional court sitting in Lilongwe part of this scheme to intimidate witnesses? If it is not then what is it doing to ensure that witnesses are not being intimidated? What happened to Mr Diverson Makwete who lied to the court under oath? Has anything been done to him to ensure that the court order which was made over 90 days ago is being worked on? Is the court part of the scheme to ensure that this individual does not face justice? If it is not then what is it doing to ensure that… Read more »

bwenubwe
bwenubwe
10 months ago

honestly this is not right,,. i pray for you Son, no weapon designed for you shall prosper

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