MCP hits back at Mutharika over violent attacks accusations

Main opposition the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has hit back at President Peter Mutharika, saying it is his Democratic Progressive Party which promotes violence in the country.

Rev Munthali: MCP accused President of attempting to divert people’s attention

MCP publicity secretary Reverend Maurice Munthali was reacting to Mutharika’s address to the nation last night in which  he accused the MCP president Lazarus Chakwera of promoting violent attacks.

Munthali said the accusation against his party was unfortunate and an indication that the DPP administration lacks direction in running government affairs.

“The statement by the President is attempting to divert people’s attention from the issue,” said Munthali.

Mutharika also described rumours about blood suckers as a political strategy by opposition parties.

In the special address on Tuesday, Mutharika said Chakwera is encouraging acts of violence against members of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) who have had their houses torched and their property destroyed.

According to Mutharika, Chakwera has ordered his followers to catch and kill innocent people who are reported to be collecting national identity (ID) cards from villagers.

“As a supposed man of God himself, I want to appeal to Reverend Chakwera’s conscious that we are dealing with God’s people and these people are already distressed with coronavirus.

“Let us love Malawians, every life is precious,” said Mutharika.

On rumours about bloodsucking, Mutharika said political leaders are creating the rumours to cause panic and distress among Malawians.

“They are creating these rumours purely for political gain. First, they spread the rumour then they label some people as suspects and they mobilise people to kill those innocent people,” said Mutharika.

He added that the creators of the bloodsucking rumours have vehicles and they move around at night in the Central Region where they intimidate and kill people.

Mutharika also connected the rumours to the 2020 presidential elections saying similar rumours spread in the Southern Region prior to the 2019 elections.

“We know this is a political strategy for some people who want to create panic to suppress people from registering for the 2020 elections,” said Mutharika.

He then thanked the Malawi police for arresting 158 people suspected of being involved in mob justice and criminal acts related to the blood sucking rumours and political violence.

The Malawi leader ordered the Malawi Defence Force to work with the police in intensifying patrol to ensure Malawi remains a country of order and peace.

But Munthali said Mutharika should not bring in politics in very serious issue.

“He should not bury his head in the sand. Malawians know that it is the DPP which unleashes cadets to terrorise people,” he said.

Munthali said Chakwera and the MCP are peace loving.

At least a dozen people have been killed due to the blood suckers myths and superstitions.

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Mthetwa
11 months ago

Zoti kuli democracy simukuziwa? Apumbwa inu a DPP

Gabriel
Gabriel
1 year ago

May Muntharika knows that the time is gone for him to tell lies to the nation his time is over,your days are numbered

Bob
Bob
1 year ago
Reply to  Gabriel

DPP will pull through.

Mbonga Matoga
Mbonga Matoga
1 year ago

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 covid 19 patients. Nothing on… Read more »

Charles
Charles
1 year ago

Leave our Chakwera alone. We are aware that the Peter is having sleepless nights over him.

Tembo
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles

We can’t leave Chakwera alone when is inciting, organising and sponsoring violence, blood-sucking rumours and the killing of albinos.

Chimuntu
1 year ago
Reply to  Tembo

Himself is a blood sucker chakwera

Charles
Charles
1 year ago

Peter Mutharika knows that Chakwera won last year’s presidential elections and is currently very scared of him. He will say anything to discredit Chakwera. Mutharika also knows that his DPP is collecting people’s Ids in the central region with the aim of disenfranchising them. He also knows that under age youngsters (and Mozambican nationals) are being given the national ids to broaden their voting base. Mutharika also knows that the ‘blood sucking’ myth is NOT being created by Chakwera. Unfortunately the people surrounding him are not telling him the truth but are telling him what he is obsessed with and… Read more »

Lola
Lola
1 year ago

Chakwera is a terrorist and MCP is a terrorist group.

Omex70
Omex70
1 year ago
Reply to  Lola

Terrorism is in your brain Lola..

George Victor
1 year ago

Abusa bwererani pa Pulpit chitonzo chithe inu ndinu munthu wa mulungu zandalezi musiileni Saulosi ndi enawa …inu ndinu munthu wa Mulungu osati muzinyozedwa chonchi komanso paja Saulosi wakuuzani kale kuti saimva akufuna iyeyo akhale President basi musiyireni akhale iyeyo …

United we stand
United we stand
1 year ago

How is the Govt doing on PPE and Covid 19 Preps?

Mr Ndikhetsa Mwazi
1 year ago

And please stop calling him ‘reverend’. Chakwera has no reverence in him. He is now a seasoned bloodsucker who bankrolls terrorist groups such as the one in Nsundwe. With his recent waves of terror attacks and destruction of property, chakwera does not know that he has actually caused more misery and mayhem on his fellow chewa people of central region than anybody else. This stupid Chekwera thinks he can assume power by intimidation and force. Izi ndi ndale zachikale za one party system. Chakwera must ask APM how to get into power from the opposition bench. It is all about… Read more »

Francis
Francis
1 year ago

Komanso ndi ambili amene ma title ali nao sakuwakhala. Ma profs, maexcellency, Reverend or honorables athu mMalawi. Sakugwirizana ndizochitika, maganizo ndi zolankhula zao. SAD

Bob
Bob
1 year ago

In the end, peace always wins

lelu
lelu
1 year ago

Chakwera is a violent thug who loves spilling blood.

dyanayekuhker
dyanayekuhker
1 year ago
Reply to  lelu

Please let us Vote and see who is killing people.Why is peter afraid to vote and keep on changing dates? Do you the expiry dates of his Ansah? He must be careful with his speech and dont know if you dont ask each other at home that KODI AMATICHIYANINO ? because she did not hear him though he tried Chichewa language.

Levious
1 year ago
Reply to  dyanayekuhker

Let’s vote and find out who is killing innocent people Come on interim leader Mtalika don’t think that Malawians are fools not like ur cabaals and primitive so called Cadets Any party with a right wing is a violent organisation. Thats why I call them Devil Peoples Party bekoz they have all false excuses to solicit primitive minds who support them. Leave our leader and mighty MCP alone U really see that Malawi’s Dawn is coming soon to shine on Malawians again more than ever. Voting is the only answer to stump Covid 19 and Devil Peoples Party ( DPP)… Read more »

Wewe
Wewe
1 year ago
Reply to  dyanayekuhker

We already know who is killing people. It is the terrorist Chakwera – he is the one who is causing, organising and sponsoring violence. He has openly called on violent youth groups of the MCP to terrorise people.

Cashgate1
Cashgate1
1 year ago
Reply to  lelu

Mwaiwala kupha, kuba, ndi zauchifwamba zomwe DPP inatchuka nazo. Don’t you think buying ID cards is a criminal issue? Why is Police not arresting individuals? Why is NRB quiet? Hope if your are objective enough you’ll link these issues to mother of all corrupt, DPP. Every sensible person will be ashamed associating him/herself with that kind of party.

Omex70
Omex70
1 year ago
Reply to  lelu

Stupid allegation by stupid Lelu

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