MCP brands DPP caretaker government : Faults Malawi police on death of child over teargas

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has branded the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as an “interim government” pending dispute in court relating presidential election results in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

Interim leader of opposition Lobin Lowe (L) concerned with political violence

The MCP legislators were calling DPP an interim government in parliament after interim leader of opposition Lobin Lowe  raised concern of clashes between DPP youth cadets and Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) mobilised protesters.

DPP backbenchers were irked with the ‘interim government’ label and Mulanje Bale legislator, Victor Musowa, stood on a Point of Order,  to protest.

Musowa said s it was not right for the opposition legislators to be calling the DPP-led  government ‘an interim government’.

In his statement,  MCP’s Lowe  said the party was shocked by the l violence in Blantyre which  which  affected the peaceful  demonstrations and that  police action of spraying teargas even at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital  led to the death of a child and a pregnant woman collapsing after beinh choked by teargas smoke.

Human rights activist and HRDC member, Billy Mayaya, was also severely attacked by DPP cadets during the demonstrations calling for the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec) Chairperson Jane Ansah.

“For the police to fire teargas right at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital is very unfortunate. A kid under five years has died because of this. It is also unfortunate that an expectant mother collapsed and Billy Mayaya was heavily wounded by DPP [cadets]. I would like the government to justify this and respond,” Lowe said.

Minister of Homeland Security Nicholas Dausi, who was accused by MCP   Deputy Whip Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda of  approaching the issue “ in a casual way,” said he will present a ministerial statement in Parliament on the violence on Thursday.

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Ochewa Dala
Ochewa Dala
2 years ago

Kkkkkkk do we still have MCP in Malawi?

2 years ago

Mr. Lowe you will remain in opposition just wait. MCP has never won any election since 1994. You need change and rebrand otherwise muzingokhalira kulira mpaka muyaya. MCP is remembered for bundling people and throwing them into Shire River. Killing Cabinet Ministers in Thambani.
We are aware that you are behind HRDC. Pitani ku chipatala mukaone Billy muyaya wopunduka mwendo uja amene anzake anamuthawa like Semebreka , Manganya, Winiko, Ngumuya etc. Let the HRDC come again on the streets and police will teargas them. The MDF will treat them with shambook sticks

Eagles Eye
Eagles Eye
2 years ago

Not just interim but inept

2 years ago

In UK you resign as Minister here there’s too much impunity hence Malawi is the third poorest country heading to first poorest country with online Mombera University graduates we having to make decision to lead this country to prosperity!! And the people celebrate it! SAD

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