Malawi VP Chilima claims State plot his assassination, Chakwera and 3 others

The country’s estranged Vice-President Saulos Chilima has alleged that hat some governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) functionaries and Cabinet ministers met and agreed a plot to have him assassinated together with Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera and three other people before the July 02 fresh presidential poll.

Chilima addressing mourners and alleged the State  has agreed to finance violence against opposition functionaries
Mtambo at the funeral: Chilima says he is also marked for murder
Sombre mood: Chilima and his wife Mary at the funeral of UTM office arson attack victims
Chilima and Chakwera at the funeral of mother and child , victims of UTM office arson attack
Tambala family: Mother and son buried next to each other  after UTMoffice arson attak

Chilima made the claims when he spoke to deliver his eulogies at the funeral ceremony of two family members – Ayiles Tambala and her 11-year-old son Shrinuran – who died after they were petro-bombed as they slept in a UTM Party office in Lilongwe on Monday.

The two victims were buried next to each other in Lilongwe amid sombre mood.

In his remarks, the Vice-President, who has partnered with MCP president Lazarus Chakwera in the fresh presidential election, alleged that his party’s intelligence shows that the political violence is State sponsored.

He maintained that ministers and DPP top brass met and agreed to finance violence against opposition political party supporters and that the meeting also agreed to kill Chilima and also eliminate the MCP torch bearer.

Chilima further claimed those marked for assassination include leader of Citizens for Transformation movement Timothy Mtambo, MCP IT expert Daud Suleman and chairperson of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) Gift Trapence.

He claimed the assassinations plots symbolises “cowardice of those in positions of power” as Malawians are heading for the July 2 fresh election.

Chilima, who is also UTM Party president, has since challenged Cabinet to prove him wrong.

“I challenged them to refute this when I addressed the news conference. They have not made any rebuttal. I maintain refute this if it’s not true,” said Chilima.

“Go, tell them, record me and give them unedited speech I am making,” he added.

Chilima said: “If the regime thugs succeed to kill me, take my body and bury me at the gates of State House.”

But government spokesman Mark Botomani said there was no assassination plot.

Speaking at the funeral, Chakwera condemned those who petrol-bombed the UTM office while people slept inside.

He called for the police to investigate the incident and ensure that the perpetrators face the law.

“In this country, people are suffering and they are dying because of lack of government care and concern,” he said.

“Our hospitals have turned out to be places to which people go to with little hope of recovering,” he added.

MCP Lilongwe South East member of parliament Nancy Tembo said the people in the area were heartbroken, saying “may the arsonists themselves meet tragic ends.”

The Tambala family lived in the backroom of the UTM Party Lilongwe District office reportedly for free.

Bed-ridden head of the family, Selemani Tambala worked as a security guard at the office premises.

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Jamax
Jamax
9 months ago

Let it be known to you Mr. Chilima and your Bwana Chakwela you can not run away nor hide from the eyes of the Almighty God he knows you in and out, You have done and orcastrated alot of evil in this country. You organized to Petrol Bomb your own Office in which you have also banned the innocent people so that you can buy sympathy from many people. Let me tell you now, this Evil and the blood of these people will definetly hunt you. Your AIM is to do whatever you can in order to gain votes but… Read more »

Pachalo
Pachalo
9 months ago

Ayelekeze aone! Kupha anthu athu statue amenewa ife 62% ya ma electorate tikutani? Chilima and Chakwera together got more than 50% of the vote in 2019…people are behind you good leaders so the one planning these assassinations should think more than twice….!! Timuonetsa nyekhwe!!

TRUTH
TRUTH
9 months ago

Chilima was that the right place to present your allegations? You mean the deaths of the victims were not important but your life. Am sure Chilima engineered the petrol bomb so that he can use the situation for public sympathy. But you should know that the most important person now Chakwela, iwe ndiwe wapa kaliyala.

Mofolo
Mofolo
9 months ago

Chilima itakuphe ndi MCP basop kumene walowako

Wawa
Wawa
9 months ago

Izinso ndiye za chamba. Ndizimene zikusokoneza anthu muma location nimu. Anthu akuphana chifukwa cha ma statement aziii ngati amenewa. Plz desist from making these unfounded , irresponsible utterances. If they wanted to kill u, they cloud have done it with ease.

Bandawe
Bandawe
9 months ago

The foolishness of Chilima has no bounds. If DPP wanted to kill you, they would have killed you already. FOTSEKI

Kambewa Chisale
9 months ago
Reply to  Bandawe

Foseki
They tried to kill others like Mtambo and managed to kill Njaunji

WaWa 786
WaWa 786
9 months ago
Reply to  Bandawe

Chilima is an arrogant power hungry power grabber. He doesn’t realise that his plot is known. He will rot waiting. No power for childish Chilima.

WaWa2
WaWa2
9 months ago

This power hungry power grabber Chilima likes to make outrageous and unsubstantiated claims. Chilima is a proven liar we all know that. But looks like Rev Chakwera cannot see that Chilima is already acting as if he is the leader of the Alliance, and Rev Chakwera is a deputy to Chilima. Chilima look like he is the boss of Rev Chakwera. This is very worrying for it’s plain to see that Chilima is only going into the alliance to destroy Rev Chakwera. From day one Chilima’s focus will be on how to increase his support base and how to destroy… Read more »

Weretethe
Weretethe
9 months ago
Reply to  WaWa2

Get well soon cadet

BigMan
BigMan
9 months ago

Mumafuna akanene kwa ndani? Dausi?

BigMan
BigMan
9 months ago

As stupid and empty as this DPP government is, i wouldn’t put it past them. They are murdering babies and women already, the president even supports rape of girls by DPP police officers.

Kambewa Chisale
9 months ago

Foseki
Why petrol bomb and killing people. We know you and one day If this continues Malawi will burn. The sad part is is Akapokola are doing nothing because the order came from Above.
Let me warn you if you kill Chilima then just know Mbuyanu will end up like Savimbi

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