MCP condemns panga wielding DPP for political violence

Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  has condemned the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for disrupting the joint opposition political  rally at Chibavi in Mzuzu on Sunday and hurting bodyguards of opposition leader.

MCP secretary general Kaliwo addressing a news conference

MCP secretary general Kaliwo addressing a news conference

Speaking during the news conference at the MCP headquarters in Lilongwe, MCP Secretary General Gustav Kaliwo condemned the panga wielding DPP cadres for the violence.

He also bemoaned that Police were stopped to protect the opposition.

“It was unfortunate that they came at 17:30PM this was way after the rally had finished,” said Kaliwo.

“Where is democracy in Malawi with what is happening,” queried the MCP secretary general

Kaliwo commended the  MCP security detail for doing all they could to save opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera from being assassinated.

“The security chased the panga brandishing thugs away till they managed to confiscate 11 pangas,” he said.

MCP also thanked people from the north for attending the rally in their large numbers.

“Without them the rally could have failed,” said Kaliwo.

MCP spokesperson, Jessie Kabwira did not mince words by revealing that those who were behind Sunday violence were members of DPP.

Kabwira said there was no need for rocket science to prove the root that the violence was DPP sponsored.

“In the first place why the Police officers did came at the rally in time to protect the MCP members from the DPP thugs and yet MCP members are Malawians too,” said Kabwira.

Kabwira said the party have information that some very senior National Intelligence officials were available to guide the planning process of the violence.

MCP shadow Minister of Home Affairs, Maxwell Thyolera condemned the Malawi Police for being partisan.

“When we are approving the name of the Inspector General of Police, we always advise him to be non partisan,” said Thyolera.

But in an interview, DPP Publicity Secretary, Francis Kasaira distanced DPP from the violence.

Kasaira said, DPP has always remained a peaceful party.

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Grey mpithi

These opposition people they having mental retardition. Before speak out ur stupid things u ve to know that malawians are fools. They follow u in every step u take, this is not campaign time when police are suppose to provide security details, or did u hired them to give u security. What Chakwera is doing, lacks sense maturity. Take example from ur predessor, what was he doing? Muyenera uzichepetse ukafunsire nzeru kwa a Tembo bfore 90dys given by court. Ukamalimbana ndi boma uzingotaya nthawi yako pachabe.


DPP you want one party system maybe mxiiiiiiiii

Hoitty Totty
Peter Mutharika, you are an educated and civilised man who lived in a model democracy in US for 40 years. Why are you behaving like the savages Muluzi and Bingu? You were once in opposition and never once did Joyce Banda stop you from holding political rallies. as a matter of fact she put your news on MBC TV abd radio. Why are you being retrogressive? Sizikukukhala Peter. Change and reflect on this. This country is already going through tough times and you are on the negative don’t push yourself further into the negative. Condemn this violence and bring the… Read more »

We need Peter to overwhelmingly come out and condemn the panga wielding thugs criminals.

Dpp thugs and party using the stupid disgruntled so called mcp members they have bribed to attack mcp rallies and then try to blame on some dissent within mcp as the cause of violence. It is actually dpp cadets who are causing this havoc, we know. Dpp recently appointed a violent thug as it cadet leader.


If knives were confiscated, did they not catch those attackers? If they did, have they been arrested? Let the attackers explain what their motivations were. Who sent them to do what they did? It is wrong to just level accusations on DPP when investigations have not been concluded. As it is now, it is now up to Kabwila to prove her allegations

The thugs are dpp, that is why the police didn’t arrest them. The police knew the thugs were dpp govt criminals, so they deliberately didn’t turn up when the thugs were attacking mcp. The police then turned up after the govt thugs have gone or after the rally had finished. Has the govt condemned the thugs? It should come out and condemn this violence, it doesn’t matter whether the matter is being investigated by the stupid police or not, also it doesn’t matter whether the thugs were sent by dpp or not or whether the thugs were mcp dissenters or… Read more »
Marko Kalebe

Wa Lupanga, adzagwa ndi lupanga Dpp watch out!

This is the reason why ,mcp will never rule malawi again.Whenever you have a problem in your party you alwayz point a finger at DPP,without even doing a sour searching and find a root cause of the problem .Do you think what you are doing by forming a political a alliance with a cashget party will leave you without wounds? have you asked the people you represent about this marriage .To make things worse you are forming a marriage with a party which is disgruntled, what reasoning is this? ,do you thing this in party fighting in pp will bring… Read more »

Mcp Internal problems never create violence. They are always resolved peacefully. It is only when dpp thugs bribe mcp dissenters that violence emerges and usually carried out by dpp cadets disguised as mcp dissenters. Who doesn’t know you dpp dogs? Thuggish behavior is part of your dna.


p etara meme timamenyera ufulu anali ku america, so he fill that he can do anything ,while he is a failed what should we do now as coalition? we know who were behind this let’s start with mzomera,let’s teach him areas on, then his boys from deport we know them all house by house no mercey

Mr you-know-what

Mutharika does not see the value of democracy because NEVER fought for democracy


Of late there has been a lot of misunderstandings in the MCP as a part. When Chakwera was coming from USA he promised to put his house in order. Meaning that there are some problems in the party that needs to be taken care of. Therefore, it is so sad to blame DPP for their internal squabbles. What political mirage can DPP gain by disturbing MCP meeting? This is just cheap politics. Propaganda at his work and at its best. You just want to get sympathy from Malawians. Don’t take Malawians for granted. Clean your house.

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