MCP  to escalate political protests: President Mutharika warns against ‘bloodshed’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  official Charles Burton  says the party’s supporters will now take to the streets to demonstrate against what the MCP says is electoral fraud.

Chimwendo Banda: We are not going to tire and give up
MCP supporters outside the party’s headquarters in Lilongwe.
President Mutharika: When you call for violence, brutalization and victimization of innocent citizens, we will call for love, peace and unity

The Salima-based  politician said on Friday that  MCP will not stop people from exercising their constitutional right to protest against the alleged electoral fraud.

He said “brace for wave of protests”.

His comments comes after  MCP leader Lazarus Chakwera on Friday rejected the result of last week’s presidential elections, saying he had launched a court battle to have the vote annulled on the grounds of fraud.

Chakwera urged Malawians to “ rise up and Mutharika must fall.”

Five years ago the MCP also claimed vote-rigging.

In his speech at a news conference in Lilongwe,  Chakwera said the DPP regime has already started victimising people, citing the spraying of teargas by police  to dispese opposition supporters who gathered outside the MCP headquarters in Lilongwe, the capital on Tuesday.

But while Chakwera was speaking in Lilongwe, President Peter Mutharika accused the opposition of launching a terror campaign against his party.

“In the past few days, we have seen what we the democratic progressive people of Malawi reject. We have seen shocking terror, violence and political intimidation,” said Mutharika.

“We have seen Pilirani Mzunga, an innocent woman of Machinjiri being beaten to silence simply because she is a member of the Democratic Progressive Party.

“We have known of women being beaten, stripped naked and paraded to walk naked for their liberty of conscience. But this time, no gender activist, no human rights defender, no one speaks for their dignity and suffering because they are members of the DPP,” said Mutharika.

He continued: “We have seen Hellen Buluma, a Member of Parliament candidate beaten to faint and left for dead just because she spoke justice in the presence of evil. And yet, the so-called Human Rights Defenders remained silent, simply because she is a member of the DPP.

“We have seen a former Cabinet Minister, Nicholas Dausi beaten in public just because he stepped out to speak truth against lies. No human rights defender spoke, because he is DPP.”

Mutharika also said cars of innocent travelers have been burnt, houses burnt, people chased from their own homes a nd there are many innocent Malawians beaten, brutalized and victimized for their political beliefs since the MCP started protesting especially in its stronghold of central region.

“To those who brutalize and victimize innocent Malawians, we say: we will fight your hate with love. We will fight your lawlessness with the law.

“Those waging political terror upon the people fight the people. They fight the laws of this country will be applied. And the Law will fight for the people because we are a country governed by laws,” said Mutharika.

Apart from winning the presidency, Mutharika’s  DPP also won the parliamentary election.

  • Earlier we wrongly attributed the remarks to Director for Youth Richard Chimwendo Banda. As a matter of fact one who said is Charles Burton. We regret the error caused – Editor
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The Patriot
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The Patriot

Dont underestimate Malawians….when we get angry we become monsters!! Imagine we woke very early to cast our votes only to be fooled by Tippex!!! Mutiphe chabwino. Even as it is , the opposition has 62% of the vote against APMs 32%. Malawians have spoken…they dont like APM…Full stop!!!!

Favour of Yahweh
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MCP is still a party of vampires, bloodsuckers, it will never change, no matter who comes to portray himself as a different leader , it will still a party of vampires. One lesson they have to learn as a post election, is that though they beefed up with PP, it was on paper only, not the followers. PP have people who still remembers atrocities that MCP did, some to their close families. MCP should have also noted that they made a coalition with a party that has a dented mark of cashgate. This also had an impact on voters too… Read more »

Tsamba Likagwa
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Tsamba Likagwa

Koma anthu ndiye akulira eeh

tosh
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tosh

NO FEAR NO REGRET WE ARE GOING TO FIGHT NAMVANSO KUTI MWANA WA MUTHARIKA WABWERA TISANVE KUTI AKUFUNA KUYIMIRA UPRESIDENT

Muzanga
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Muzanga

Kodi aDausi suja mumakana zoti mwapandidwa?

Poverty die die
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Jane was muthalikas girl friend, you think he can favour any party than dpp? She is a crook. We must fight until he muthalika must die with heart attack. He is a dead man walking. Nomakanjani

Alegria
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Alegria

Those who wish someone dead will be the first to dieeeeeeeee

Illegal President
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Illegal President

Game down for Man APM

Tuvitwana
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Tuvitwana

Mutharika must die!

Eduardo, Provincia de Niassa
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Eduardo, Provincia de Niassa

Mutharika will not die as long as Christ lives!

Gwedegwede
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Gwedegwede

This is very true Mutharika will not die and even Christ can’t accept that

Tsamba Likagwa
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Tsamba Likagwa

Muthalika’s regime has been lawfully constituted. It is completely insane for LC to say that Muthalika is illegally ruling the country. He has become a cry baby seeking attention from his supporters. MCP supporters do be fooled by the Reverend. Deep down in his heart, he knows the truth. Beaten at both Presidential and Parliamentary level , Lazalo has no leg to stand on. Let DPP, a legitimately elected Government continue to rule without any hindrance. It is also insane to insinuate that MEC favoured DPP. Again it is insane to insinuate that the judiciary favoured DPP in its ruling.… Read more »

Phofo
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Phofo

Ndiwe chindele

Innoxy
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Innoxy

We are going to fight for the truth.Dying for something is better than living for nothing.We don’t have time for nosense and we are really tired of injustice and suffering.We didn’t elect that murderer of people with albinism and this is the only thing which breaks and bring agony in my heart.We don’t mind whether some of you are less concerned but we are moving forward even in your absence.

Joloza
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You will die alone bro since you are prepared to die for people who are promoting their political agenda.

Gwedegwede
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Gwedegwede

BACK TO THE SENDER DON’T WORRY BRO YOU WILL DIE VERY SOON