MCP dares Mutharika to arrest Chakwera: Malawi paper asks President to ‘show leadership in crisis’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has challenged President Peter Mutharika  to arrest its party president Lazarus Chakwera if the accusations against him perpetrating violence  have any iota of truth.

Chakwera  and Mkakaon his left:  President Mutharika’s allegations are baseless

In his Tuesday night’s  national address, Mutharika alleged that Chakwera is encouraging “acts of violence” by ordering his followers to “catch and kill” people thought to be collecting national identity cards (IDs) that are crucial in the voting process.

MCP  secretary general Eisenhower Mkaka challenged Mutharika to bring to justice Chakwera, accusing the Malawi leader of making “baseless and useless allegation.”

Said Mkaka: “If he indeed knows that Chakwera is involved in this matter, he has the security agencies [at his disposal], why not deploy them to arrest Chakwera?”

The presidential press secretary Mgeme Kalilani  has maintained that Mutharika claims have basis  and the police are on top of the issue.

He said more than 100 people who have so far been arrested in connection with the crimes of bloodsuckers  mob lynching and resurgence of political violence “are cooperating”  with the police and investigations continue.

In its extended coverage on the matter, one of the country’s daily newspapers, The Nation, wrote on its editorial comment that the President’s speech was a lost opportunity for the Malawi leader especially at this comment when the country is reeling under the impact of coronavirus pandemic.

The paper said it was indeed crucial that the President addresses the issues of bloodsuckers and Covid-19 but pointed out that  it is unfortunate that he politicised the issues.

“We ask the President to keep partisan political colours out of his national addresses. National addresses should be such platforms where the leader outlines issues and provide direction,” the paper said in its leader page.

It advised President Mutharika to avoid turning the presidential podium into a partisan platform to attack his rivals.

The paper also concurred with MCP why then is  Chakwera  walking free if indeed he was behind the political violence.

“Where are the security agencies to bring him to book?” it asked.

In its editorial, the daily said  being an international legal scholar, Mutharika should be the last person to know that one cannot be a complainant, prosecutor and judge rolled into one.

“For now, Chakwera is innocent until arrested, taken to court and convicted for the same,” reads the comment.

In conclusion the editorial said Malawians want to see leadership in their President, especially in time of crisis like Covid-19 like when his rating went up when he came up with a bold agenda for protecting the country from the impact of the outbreak.

“Mutharika should sustain that,” it said.

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Zio ine
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Zio ine

MCP will see red with the coming of Chilima into their party.

Milton Milazi
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Milton Milazi

Akuluakulu ena ku DPP amatchulidwa mu milandu yakupha ma albino. Pano akunama za Chakwera… Shame

Joseph Banda
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Joseph Banda

MCP dares Mutharika to arrest Chakwera! What a stupid statement to make by MCP accepting that Mutharika was right on Chakwera. Koma akuti kuzitama kuti ali ndi mphamvu zomuteteza chakwera even if he is wrong. MCP mentality will never die. What people!

wa Nyau
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wa Nyau

Read again the article stupid idiot!

Joni
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Joni

JOZEFE BANDA…..pitaninso kusukulu chifukwa umbuli ukukupweteketsani kkkkk kumamvetsetsa zomwe akulemba anzanu!!!

Mtete
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Mtete

This pathological hatred for Chakwera and your archaic thinking will not get you anywhere. Be realistic and fair. The MCP of today is clean; free of Dausi and Ntaba.

Omex70
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Omex70

@Joseph Banda , you are thinking like a chicken

Medson
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Medson

If he is wrong must be arrested and charged.
No one is above the law.
MCP has not changed its identity, I wonder why Churches leaders are still following mcp.
MCP continues to have arm wings like MYP today CTF.
Eish

Chataika
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Chataika

Cadets? Koma article ikunveka bwino bwino?

Joni
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Joni

KKKKKKK umbuli ukuvuta pa Malawi pano….akungowona blue paliponse …….tawelengani inu a Medson….

Omex70
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Omex70

Kadeti uyu ndi umbuli umamupweteke kwabasi

Mtete
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Mtete

Childish and prehistoric thinking. Sad to note there are dull minds out there still living in the pre 1993 MCP. Wake up folks. We are in multiparty democracy where your so-called atrocities can easily be uncovered as was the case with Chasowa. See how the issue is giving DPP sleepless nights. Oh! Where is Jose Rodney?

Chikoti
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Chikoti

Basi zoganiza kumangana basi..hahahahaj

Martin
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Martin

Peter is a fool and he’s surrounded by people who don’t give him good advice, a leader must be smart and not some old fool who throws stones to every dog that makes noise.Deep down his heart or our hearts we know that Chakwera never encouraged any violence but he expresses his disappointments as a person. People who brings violence in expected peacful demonstrations are either criminals or people who wants to express their anger towards the government but don’t have platform or oppotunity to do so, then they use those platforms as demos. And that also underlines the issue… Read more »

Kalvin kaliwamba
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Kalvin kaliwamba

Please doctors test Mr president for Covid-19 chifukwa akuluwa ayamba misala chomwe akunena sakuchidziwa so I think its complications of Covid-19

Yesaya kaguta M7
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Yesaya kaguta M7

Mcp wants to use the arrest of chakwera as a rallying point but is frustrated there is no arrest warrant up to now. Shauli yako mcp supporter.

Joseph nkasa once sung:……. Abusa, Tifuna mulape… lapani ndinu ochimwa,: koma musambe,,, sambani mu mwazi wayesu.

K.kagalu.
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K.kagalu.

Comment yanuyi ukuchokela pano kapena mwatolera pena pake? Koma ngati ukuchokela pano,,, eish mavuto alipo,,, koma nanga mkutani Cadet. Read the article and then comment.

Mbonga Matoga
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Mbonga Matoga

MCP should not waste time responding to useless views of a senile old man who is so desperate to cling on to power at all cost. We have a far big problem on our hands as a nation and I would expect MCP and all opposition parties to be pushing the government on how they are or will handle the covid 19 issue in our country. At the moment I have heard nothing from the government on what they are doing to increase capacity in our already overloaded intensive care units to accommodate the inevitable large numbers of covid 19… Read more »

Zede
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Zede

Ma tsiku omaliza muzayitana mutharika ndimange, koma simuzamangidwa. Nyanja ndimeze koma simuzamila, fisi nditafune koma fisi azangokudutsani. Abusa tifuna mulape, lapani basi and Malawi clergy will celebrate the lost but found sheep

Joni
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Joni

Nzoonadi….tidzayitana Mutharika NDILUME koma sadzaluma….adzakhala mano alibedi…nanga aluma bwanju m’magwelu!!!!

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