MCP accuses DPP of harassment as Malawi Police arrest two party officials in Nsanje

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has complained of political harassment ahead of the Ocober 17 by-election in Nsanje Lalanje Constituency, saying two  of its members working with Lawrence Sitolo, an aspiring MCP candidate have been arrested on trumped up charges .

Sitolo: MCP candidate in Nsanje Lalanje

Police confirmed the arrest of two people working for Sitolo on suspected electoral misconduct.

The MCP members are accused of collecting voter cards from the constituents.

But the opposition party has dismissed the claims, saying its  calculated to harass and intimidate them.

MCP deputy secretary general Einshower Mkaka said what the party members were doing  was  registering area membership  of the party.

“We remain vigilant and confident that MCP will win the by-election, notwithstanding harrassmsent and intimidation ,” he said.

MCP accused governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Mrs Ganda of giving orders to Police to harass its members.

President of MCP and  leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera is on record to have written donors to complain about alleged intimidation and attempted bribery of candidate Sitolo.

But DPP spokesperson Francis Kasaila  argued Chakwera’s aim was simply to damage the relationship between donors and government.

The governing pary accused Chakwera of “ sympathy-seeking stunt”,  saying MCP have  already known “they will lose as expected.”

Kasaila dismissed assertions that the DPP’s popularity in the Shire Valley was affected by businessperson Sidik Mia’s  move to join MCP.

MCP  laughed off DPP’s attack as unwarranted, with Mkaka saying they had written donors “because a diplomatic note is a standard practice anywhere in the world.”

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Kanthiti Nzandu
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M C P yavuta kuchipinda cha D P P ndipo panopa a Sitolo ndi Honourable Sitolo because of M C P Dr Chakwera and a Mia woooooooooooo yeeeeeeeeeeeeee 2019 Boma kale

getrude
Guest

gladys, gladys, gladys, this is dirty politics. I told you to leave politics aside concentrate with your affairs at NBM. You are still young. Politics is not for you. PLSE PLSE I BEG YOU

mvunguti
Guest

What’s the population of the lower shire ?

Omex70
Guest

Malawi Police is a disgrace to Malawians. They only get courage to arrest those in opposition and their feet grow cold if the offender is a DDP supporter. They do that to please DPP.

Gogo Chalo Jere
Guest

Dpp ikudzinamiza kuti ingawine nsanje lalanje. Mavuto amene a Malawi akuwaona apangitsa kuti dpp iluze ma bye election onse, mwina ngati angawineko akhoza kutenga iyii ya ndirande malabada yokha. Ndiye Kasaila akamadzinamiza ndikumumvetsa kuti nanga angatani poti mabwana ake akufuna kumva zimenezo.

2019
Guest

i totally agree with you,problem is that APM and his cronies cannot see that.these by elections will be a preamble for the generation.APM is even becoming unpopular in thyolo where he comes from.

Toka
Guest

Malawi Police Service surely becomes dpp cadets when the lomwe government is in power always. But remember 2019 is just around the corner. Heads will roll.

tiyani mabunda
Guest

mpungwepungwe diphiphi!!!!!!

Kaitano
Guest

Wow!! this guy is handsome.New blood in politics osati nkhalambazi. This is a winning team.
Mwana weni weni wa pa Nsanje Lalanje uyu, ulendo waku August House.
Finyani kolona ulendo ulipo Dala!

God bless Malawi

Mbonga Matoga
Guest

Moses Kuchingale was caught red handed in Mchinji by-election impersonating an electoral commission officer in order rig the elections a very serious offence but the police did nothing to arrest him….
The electoral commission warehouse in Lilongwe was burnt down by the NIB operatives in full view of the so called Malawi police but they did nothing to arrest those thugs…..
It’s high time our police start operating as a professional body that is funded by every Malawian not just the ruling political party……

wakikiki
Guest

Aka ndi ka handsome amwene tikukafuna badi kalowedi mu august house kameneka ,kali booo ishhh. Ndipake a DPP kukapangila nsanje kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Wadyera
Guest

what is the policy at NBM. has the lady resigned or we should take it that the bank is partisan since its headed by mula

watipa
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MCP is the only party now that people are hoping to bring economic stability to our nation .mbava tatopa nazo

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