MCP defiant over Mutharika call for ceasefire, calm: ‘Protests will go on’

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has defiantly said its supporters will not leave streets where they are protesting against the outcome of the May 21  tripartite elections.

MCP, PP and Freedom Party supporters holding peaceful protests in Mzuzu over ‘vote robbery’

MCP spokesperson Maurice Munthali said it was the party supporters’ Constitutional right to protest peacefully over the outcome of the presidential polls which he said were manipulated in favour of President Peter Mutharika, a candidate of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

“Dr. Lazarus Chakwera has not sanctioned anyone to march. People are just angry that the party has been robbed of its victory. It is their right to protest, Dr. Chakwera cannot stop them exercise their right to protest,” said Munthali.

Mutharika, in a special address to the nation on Thursday, accused the opposition of wanting to “overthrow the government by force”.

He said Chakwera’s “real objective” was to topple the government “by violence and force”.

Said  Mutharika: “We have seen the Reverend Lazarus Chakwera … call for violence and a bloodbath to plunge this country into chaos.”

He warned : “This would not be allowed.”

Mutharika said he has ordered the security agents to protest innocent Malawians and their properties from those that want to cause violence and disorder.

On Friday, MCP supporters and its partners Freedom Party and People’s Party gathered in the northern city of Mzuzu and held another electoral protest march.

The demonstrators were protesting against what they describe as a fraudulent election which returned Mutharika to power last month.

Chakwera has rejected the outcome of the presidential election as “daylight robbery” and launched a court battle to have the result annulled on the grounds of fraud.

The MCP has said there was correction fluid on many election results sheets while some from polling stations far apart bore the same handwriting.

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Gona pa Muhanya
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Gona pa Muhanya

It is not MCP demonstrating, they are people, Malawian who are not ready to accept corrupt leaders like Muthalika to rule them. Muthalika cannot call for ceasefire Malawians do not want him, the best he can do is step aside and these will humbly go home knowing that the devil has left. Galu akamawuwa sumagenda galuyo ndi chimene akuchuwuwiracho. (You don’t chase a barking Dog rather you remove or chase what the dog is barking at. So Malawi are barking at Muthurika to get out, the message is very clear (Achoke Achoke) get out, get out, who should get out?… Read more »

Mwe'ene
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Mwe'ene

A Police: just get ready. We have faith in you.
Order more tear gas canisters and zipolopolo – real as well as rubber ones. And do not hesitate to use them on these MCP malova disrupting the peace we have in this country.
Teach them a lesson, if it is possible to penetrate their thick skulls.
And the Army, get ready if needed.
We will not let Malawi become Rwanda 2.0, just because oChakwera and his “Ankhanza” MCP lost – fair and square.

Psyuta
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Psyuta

Mbuzi za MCP inu. Mukuchedwa. Anzani a DPP ayamba kale planning for 2024 Tripartite Elections.

Ajofia
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Ajofia

Oh yes planning to rig again. After all 62% of Malawians rejected DPP the mandate to rule Malawi.

Bobly
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Bobly

If you say DPP was rejected by 62% o chakwera anakanidwa ndi ma % angati? Nanga o chilima?

Msiska
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Msiska

I think DPP cadret should retaliate by organising a peaceful march and meet these MCP village champion midway

Captain Morgan
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Captain Morgan

Just nullify the results. We want our piece.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

He has the army and the police, but people have nothing but their courage and resolve.

WAJA
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WAJA

AKUPHANI

tosh
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tosh

THIS MUTHARIKA HE IS LIKE ABABY HOW CAN HE SPEAK SUCH STUPIDS WORDS TO THE NATION

tonde
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tosh, do not generalize the speech as stupid to all. To some of us, it was a good speech which was really coming from the real President of Malawi.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

After all you are stupid as well

John
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Nanunoso Inu! Ndinu mbamva zokhazokhazo Tikukanazo! Ingokalani chete muzidya ndalama mwatiberazo mwamva. Sanayankhule zanzeru ngati mtsogoleri wadziko limene lili pa mavuto chifukwa Chankhwinthi!

NJOKA ZIMBA
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NJOKA ZIMBA

tosh,dont be taken by things you youself can not follow up. Leave our President rule peacefully for the best of other loved Malawians. Some people think like babies as well.

josemapem
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josemapem

APM is the best leader Malawi needs at the moment. Leave him to govern Malawi to prosperity in peace.

Noxy
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He spoke so well you just have a deaf ear to hear