MCP rebuffs government on settling looting bills

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has strongly denied taking responsibility of settling bills for the damaged properties during the June 20 demonstrations and other costs of post-elections demonstrations.

Chimwendo Banda: What about police invasion at MCP offices

The development comes after Homeland Security Minister Nicholus Dausi told parliament on Tuesday that calculation to find the total cost of damaged properties is underway and that thereafter will be submitted to MCP and Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) who were the main organizers for the mass protests to settle.

“We are counting the cost of all properties damaged or stolen and compensation for those injured. We will present this to HRDC and MCP,” Dausi told Parliament.

But on his part, MCP Secretary General Eisenhower Mkaka wondered why Dausi could issue such remarks while the matter is still under investigations.

Mkaka further distanced his party from taking any responsibility in settling the costs of the vandalized and stolen properties arguing it is Malawians who marched not MCP as a party.

“We wonder why they want to bring the bill to us when it’s Malawians who demonstrated to express their anger” said Mkaka.

HRDC Vice Chairperson Gift Trapence said his body will comment on the matter after the investigations by the government through the Homeland Security Ministry are over.

Dowa East legislator Richard Chimwendo Banda said that the ministerial statement was supposed to mention the Police invasion to the MCP headquarters twice without any form of violence.

“I was there at one time and what we saw there was pathetic, it was the police who started that and there was nothing else on the ground. Now for the Minister to come to talk about that without mentioning that is a selective approach to what is supposed to be a serious matter on the floor,” he pointed out.

Banda said the party condemns violence at any given time and it only recognize the constitution allows for a peaceful demonstrations as such it does not condone any form of violence.

“That’s why when the police call us we work with the police to make sure that there is peace in the country,” he added.

MCP has been holding protests following the announcement of presidential results last month.

On June 20, MCP and UTM Party joined nationwide protests organised by HRDC demanding the resignation of MEC chairperson Jane Ansah for election irregularities.

During the protests, property was destroyed and some police officers assaulted.

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joji wina
1 year ago

afinyidwe anyani amenewa ndipo akuyenera kulipira zambiri chifukwa cha u nyau omwe anachita pa ma demo a pa 20 June.Anthu osowetsa mtendere ngati awa safunika mdziko chifukwa amabwezeretsa mbuyo chitukuko.

TOSH
1 year ago

KUMENEKO NDIYE KUGANIZA MOPELEWERA SINGAPANGE ZOPUSAZO IFE AMCP, NGATI AKUFUNA TIKAKUMANE PA KHOTI

Mbolo
Mbolo
1 year ago

Government has to pay as we say ,ife tonse Boma?

Joloza
1 year ago

It is wrong to say that Malawians are the ones who were demonstrating. Its good to be specific at times because not every Malawian went to the street. From the very beginning MCP supporters have beem demonstrating. They invaded capital hill and disturbed business there. The 20th May demos were organised by HRDC but the protesters were MCP and UTM supporters. Saulos president of UTM and Lazarus Chakwera of MCP urged their supporters to go to the streets to demonstrate. They turned in their large numbers for the demonstration which involved looting and damaging of public property. Now that there… Read more »

Gumbi
Gumbi
1 year ago

Stop hifong behind techinicalities MCP UTM and HRDC you went on the street remember some Malawians are DPP supporters so they did not take part.MULIPILE

linda
1 year ago

Let Dausi and DPP know that no condition is permenent, things change, some day you’ll be out out of government. How about our tax monies you spent buying(corrupting) MEC, some judges and independent Mps to support DPP will you refund?

namachekeka namanj
namachekeka namanj
1 year ago

I thought its Dausi who destroyed MEC WARE HOUSE njaunju who else aprt from him -Musiyeni aziyenda mosalala
si nthawi yamalobbino ino tionetsana

Mkaka
Mkaka
1 year ago

MCP needs to pay for the damage.

johnbwanyama
johnbwanyama
1 year ago

Also the bills should go to those who set ablaze MEC OFFICES, ESCOM OFFICES, AND MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE DURING MAIZEGATE

Galumtsukwa
Galumtsukwa
1 year ago

The Mulhako government paid Muli MK3,000,000,000.00 so let it pay ths time as well. Malawi is on its death bed and thnks to Peter.

Hamdan
Hamdan
1 year ago
Reply to  Galumtsukwa

You nyau dancers you have now started distancing yourselves from the follish act while your myopic leader was mchira lendelende with Arafat inciting violence?

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