Malawi women politicians in united front against political terror: Demand arrest of  thugs

Wife to State vice-president Mrs Mary Chilima has told women politicians to protect each other in the wake of attacks by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth cadets against the opposition as women politicians are demanding the immediate arrest of the regime thugs.

Women beautifully clad in their party colours of all persuasions unite against political terror
One voice against DPP cadets harassed and forced party supporters to undress in Mangochi at the weekend
UTMs Veronica Kananga who was stripped off of her party clothes in Mangochi speaking at the conference
Mary Chilima and the women from all parties
Some DPP women at the conference

Mary Chilima said this on Tuesday  morning when she attended a crisis meeting of women politicians in Lilongwe organized after a women member of the UTM Party was stripped naked in Mangochi.

“We need to help each other, we need to protect each other during this campaign time,” said Chilima, whose husband, Saulos Kalus Chilima, is the president of the UTM.

Also present at the meeting was Veronica Kapanga, a UTM member who was stripped naked by the DPP thugs in Mangochi on Sunday.

Women politicians  from all political parties, including the UTM, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), the DPP, the Peoples Party (PP) and the United Democratic Front (UDF) attended the meeting in their party regalia and spoke the same language of non-violence against the women politicians.

Leader of Women Caucus in parliament Jessie Kabwila has given the government seven days to respond to their concerns, saying failure which they would match to the Office of the President and Cabinet, the police headquarters and the Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC) offices.

The Malawi Women in Politics are demanding an immediate arrest of the DPP thugs.

“President Peter Mutharika should live up to his responsibility as a He for She Champion,” said Kabwila.

The stripping of the UTM of her clothes followed a weekend of terror by the DPP terrorists

The use of terror by the DPP has been severely condemned by opposition politicians as well as Public Affairs Committee and human rights activists.

Since the beginning of this year, suspected DPP cadets have assaulted UTM Party director of youth Bon Kalindo in Mulanje, harassed and forced party supporters to undress in Mangochi at the weekend, and beat up Malawi Congress Party (MCP) supporter Edward Govati in Blantyre.

As the news conference came to an end and the women were dispersing, women clad in DPP regalia stormed the place where the women politicians were addressing reporters.

It was not immediately known the DPP women wanted to physically attack the fellow women politicians but this is a sign that Malawi is heading towards a rough road to the May 21 highly contentious and unpredictable polls.

Meanwhile, the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) and Malawi Law Society (MLS) have warned that failure to address the issue of violence could have a negative bearing on the outcome of the elections.

Further, MLS has questioned why Malawi Police Service (MPS), whose officers sometimes are within the vicinity of the heinous acts and appear in video clips of some incidents, does not bring the perpetrators to book.

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VOTE WISELY

Joyce Banda thought campaigning was more important than showing solidarity with other women ……..ayayaya!

Disgusted
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Disgusted

Aja Amati ndi a champion a women’s rights Abiti Mtila Joyce Banda anali kuti Lero. She thinks this is below her. Yet she is the first one to run to white people and claim she is a champion ……………please! She s such an opportunist

ONE VOICE
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ONE VOICE

Gertrude Mutharika, Joyce Banda , Mrs Chakwera decided not show solidarity ?????? Hmmmmmmmmmmm! We are watching

Gerald
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Gerald

Pajatu Mr Ziboda Maliseche anthu amati ndi a ujenitu…
That’s why amadana ndi azimayi kwambiri…

They were rumours pajatu kuti Ankayenda ndi Ben apparently.
Getu is just a marriage of convenience after he was told kuti people where questioning his sexuality .

THE SILENT MAJORITY
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THE SILENT MAJORITY

I imagine it was my mother stripped off her clothes in my presence. I would kill someone.

Fishmonger...choya
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Fishmonger...choya

I personally know the guys who harassed the woman this week.The man who was also asked to be putting on and take off utm clothing is a shadow mp for mangochi lutende.I was actually in company with these pple.If the police are to respond to women’s concerns then let the police come to me…i will show makwawo onsewo.Am also a shodow mp for utm ndiulula basi

Katakwe
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JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder, I feel so sorry that you are so daft that you can’t see what is happening even from the closest range. All you know is to defend the thugs. Why don’t the police arrest the suspects so that the truth is known? If the people involved in these criminal acts are from the same parties that attack the followers, the police should have done something to expose the dirty tricks. As long as nothing is happening to the suspects, the truth of the matter is that they are DPP cadets – period. Your argument has no… Read more »

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Iwenso nde mbuzi yeniyeni, don’t you see kuti this is drama staged by UTM, directed by their strategist Michael Usi

BigMan
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BigMan

With dpp cadets as actors?

CitizenX
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CitizenX

pathfinder ndi mbuzi nzako heavyduty u r both the most stupid malawians, its obivious u are eating our tax money from dpp, but not for long, we know this is the only u can make money so after 21may you fools are going to suffer, we already know who u r

Tutu
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Tutu

So Mary Chilima is a politician?

Cashgate
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Cashgate

She is a woman with good sense showing solidarity with other women, her participation shows how much she cares about women. And womens issues, The question you should be asking is where was JB, Mrs Chakwera and Gertrude Mutharika, ????

Chi
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Plz don’t the president. He ie the one sending them. Now they are more powerful than the president. Plz whoever take over the next should punish all including the inspector general,minister of home security and president.
May ask Joyce Banda, what did u do to people organise an assassination on you. Pls u have the police report on the accident. Let the world know

dpp terrorist
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dpp terrorist

Last paragraph, police can’t do anything to Dpp terrorists because cadets Dausi and Mchacha are their political bosses

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