MCP calls for Dausi arrest over MEC arson: Chilima given 7 days ultimatum to reveal more

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has called for the arrest of Minister of Homelands Security, Nicholous Dausi, following revelations that he was behind setting on fire of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) warehouse in 2014.

Kunkuyu: Arrest Dausi

MCP director of elections Moses Kunkuyu made the call during a news conference in Blantyre on Thursday following revelations by UTM Party presidential candidate Saulos Chilima.

Chilima, who is also the country’s Vice-President, made the claims during a whistle-stop tour of Chitipa District on Wednesday when he accused governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for being behind the missing of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at MEC offices in Lilongwe on Tuesday this week.

“It is DPP that have stolen the cameras from MEC. We are not surprised because it is the same DPP, led by Nicholas Dausi that set a MEC warehouse on fire in 2014. Let them sue me if they want to. We shall meet in court,” said Chilima, who  was in the governing DPP when, on the night of July 15 2014, fire burnt the warehouse and destroyed some property, including ballot boxes scheduled for a vote recount in a contested Lilongwe City South East parliamentary election.

Addressing reporters in Blantyre, Kunkuyu said MEC should take Chilima’s revelations seriously and that it can vindicates their claims that the 2014 elections were fraudulent.

Kunkuyu said when there were demands for vote recount in 2014, the DPP, which had President Peter Mutharika and Chilima on the presidential ballot, “vehemently turned down such calls, further raising eyebrows by well-meaning Malawians.”

Kunkuyu also gave Chilima seven-day ultimatum to give Malawians a detailed account of what happened in 2014 regarding the torched MEC warehouses.

MEC declared DPP’s Bentley Namasasu as winner of the parliamentary poll with 10 956 votes against MCP Ulemu Msungama‘s 10 854, a difference of 102 votes.

But two days before a High Court hearing of the case, which followed a failed recount due to an injunction restraining MEC from going ahead with the process, the warehouse caught fire.

Hours after the arson, both MEC and MCP said they suspected arson.

University of Livingstonia political commentator George Phiri backed Chilima for revealing the person who was behind the burning of the warehouse and loss of CCTV equipment.

He further warned that Chilima is likely to spill more beans, saying: “I believe we will be having more revelations. We should expect more, especially on corruption.”

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Zabura
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Zabura

Inunso you are not clean sister wanu Mrs Jane Jere mmesa analowa ku MRA ndi miyendo inu muli nduna ntchito imamuvutanso ku kuwonjora ndalama basi ku Lilongwe Port….ku MRA anabwera Jumbo ndi inuyo mufuna kukhala ngati mngelo bwanji?

Thama
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Thama

MCP should first call for the arrest of Abiti Cashgate Joyce Banda

POOR MAN FEEL IT
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KOD MOSE MUJA OSANENA BWANJI 4 YEARS KUNGOKHALA PHEEEEEEEEEE PANO MWADYA NAWO MWAYAMBAPO THUNGULULU ZA ZIIIIIII MUMAPANGILA LIMOZI NDIPO MUKUDZIWAPO KHATHU MUNE NDIPO NENANI ANTHU TIDZIWE

History
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MCP can you please stop this useless crying about the anatibera thing for once and concentrate on the current elections coming!!!….that ranting is not helping you at all coz even village pipo know that an opposition party can not rig elections Malawi…DPP won the elections in 2014 credibly ….work your strategies well and you might win in 2024 and not now again…..make ur party a national one so that it should be able to get votes and win sits in all regions of Malawi not just banking hopes on 5districts of central Malawi,,,,stop aligning urself to pipo well known and… Read more »

Central
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Central

Moti dzina lako ndiwe history!! Koma angulu enawa……………..! I hate history and can’t read this………….!!

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
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Yasser Arafat Hamdani

Muchipeta iwee shut up. Wayesa padambwe pano? Suunamve kuti Arafat anakanamu ku Chitipa thsat MEC cameras we stolen yet they were not. Enjoy the cashgate loot from JB with fake accent.

Juju
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Juju

Chilima is equally responsible for this crime and has no moral ground to run for president

Keen Observer
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Keen Observer

Says who???

nkem owoh
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This Chilima boy makes me sick. Let Police arrest him first for cashing salary and drawing government resources for sitting phwii. After that we wil take him seriously.

History
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I think it’s high time Chilima tame his tongue when talking about some things…he might think by ranting senselessly like this he will put DPP guys in dip but alas he is digging his own grave……take it this way…dausi never went to torch the building himself..it’s some young guys…now wat if the whole DPP point fingers at Chilima as one who made the decision to have the building torched???….with evidence from 30dpp guys,Chilima won’t escape it but dausi will coz he never went to torch ….Chilima Chilima Chilima kunena kwa ndithendithe nanthambwe anazitengera!!! …..samala poyankhula …Atupele is always quite but… Read more »

Mwana wa Agogo
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Mwana wa Agogo

Sometime back I was regarding Kunkuyu as a sharp guy. I was wrong. He is as dull as his ujeni. I registered merely to vote for Chilima. I wouldnt have voted this year. We are tired of trash. On May 20th, I will call my mum and Dad and all relatives to vote for Chilima, period.

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Kunkuyu waiwala ndalama za ku ministry of education anakokola zija. Ku livulezi river ku ntcheu ana ambili apita ndi madzi such kuti amaolokera pa ntengo walking 6 miles ku school. Nzako anathawitsidwa akudya curry rice ku India as ambasada now.
Idiot kufuna kutiphimba mmaso.
Sipaja cilima u vice wake munammangalila pa kona asamalankhule kena kalikose?
Dikilani pa 21 pano

Tizanka
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Tizanka

Why not arrest Chilima? If you know of a crime which you were an accomplice and didn’t report it isn’t that enough suspicion to hold him in a cell until investigations are concluded? This man is one of the worst crooks I have ever seen