Malawi’s ruling party persuades robbers to attack Indians

Malawi’s current economic woes are being fueled by some Indian business people who are also busy setting pace for the downfall of President Bingu wa Mutharika, a top ruling party official has alleged.

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Secretary General, Wakuda Kamanga, also accused the Indians of rejoicing the hardships indigenous Malawians are facing.

He has since warned government will chuck them out if they do not stop being party to the underground crusade aimed at dethroning the Mutharika regime.

Alleged the secretary general: “We know you are party to the current economic woes our country is facing, and you are busy celebrating over it. But you will not go away with it.”

Kamanga: Indians are supporting opposition

The DPP official fired the warning shot when he addressed people in Blantyre’s Ndirande Malabada Constituency on the party’s stand on zero deficit budget and Malawi Kwacha devaluation.

Kamanga claimed their intelligence unit has information about the Indians whom he also claimed are funding some opposition leaders and hiding forex in their houses.

Flanked by other senior party officials, Kamanga then wondered why robbers were not cornering the Indians.

“And you thieves why do you leave these people scot free but rob your fellow Malawians who even have very little. Why don’t you go and deal with these Indians who hid money in their homes to bring forex woes in the country,” Kamanga told to the gathering.

Ndirande, situated less than 10 minutes drive from the Blantyre central Business District, is one of the country’s very popular slums with high levels of robbery and poverty.

He said the DPP has a list of names for Indian businessmen who are funding opposition leader’s functions as one way of destabilizing government.

“You Indians take care. I will report you to the president so that he does something and know that your days are out numbered.

“We know everything you are doing… You are busy funding Joyce Banda [vice president and leader of the Peoples Party] and Atupele Muluzi [son of former president and also 2014 presidential aspirant] so that they can advance their objectives and take over the government through the back door,” asserted Kamanga.

The secretary general also disclosed that government was aware of the peanuts Malawians working for Indians receive as wages.

“You give chitenje as wages to our country men and yet you make them work as slaves, you give them filthy work to do, we will deal with you,” said an angry Kamanga.

Indian community officials refused to give an immediate comment.

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