MCP, UTM hit back  at DPP over demos

The opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party  have hit back at the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for suggesting to police to arrest the opposition leadership for allegedly plunging the country with violence, saying the DPP just wants to divert people’s attention from the escalating political crisis.

MCP leader Lazarus Chakwera addresses the protesters in Blantyre, July 25, 2019, where he said he would not relent until justice is done.-Photo by Lameck Masina, VOA

On the other hand, peaceful protests organisers, the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) says they have nothing to do with the vandalism of property, blaming the police for failing to protest lives of people and their property.

MCP and UTM leadership has bene joining HRDC organised demonstratons  demanding the resignation of the head of the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), Jane Ansah. They accuse her of mismanaging the May polls.

The DPP on Saturday issued a statement, blaming the MCP, UTM and HRDC for the current wave of violence which has led to vandalism of property and beating of the ruling party cadets in some instances.

But HRDC member Luke Tembo said the rights body has nothing to do with the violence and the vandalism.

“It is the duty of the police to protect people’s lives and property, this is why we inform them before any peaceful protest.

“If the police fail to protect people’s lives and property, then they are to blame. We, as HRDC, organize peaceful demos, the violence is done outside the demos,” said Tembo.

MCP publicity secretary Maurice Munthali said the party president Lazarus Chakwera and other party officials and supporters join the demonstrations because it is their right as enshrined in the Republican Constitution.

He said the constitution does not bar politicians or parties from participating in peaceful protests.

“The DPP just want to divert people’s attention from the political crisis the country is going through but we are not intimidated,” said Munthali.

UTM publicist Joseph Chidanti Malunga said the DPP should blame the police for its failure to protect people’s lives and property during the demos.

“The DPP should stop pointing their fingers at the opposition on issues which have to do with the police. UTM will continue participating in the demos,” said Malunga.

Ironically, the DPP publicity secretary Nicholas Dausi who signed the press release is also minister of Homeland Security.

Runners-up Lazarus Chakwera of MCP and Saulos Chilima  of UTM are challenging the election results in court, alleging ballot-stuffing and the use of Tipp-Ex correction fluid to change votes.

Chakwera told reporters during Thursday’s protest in Blantyre that he will not relent until justice is done.

“We will pursue the matter which is in court, and we will leave it to the judiciary to do that they know to do. But right here we are pleading and asking and requesting and demanding that those who miscarry the past election in terms of its administration have to step down.”

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Afinye
Afinye
1 year ago

Ineyo ma Vendor mukusagalala ndi mmene zinthu dzilili mudzi ko muno. Tiyene I tikakumana konko

Chizaso Nsato
Chizaso Nsato
1 year ago

I applaud Chakwera and Chilima for you relentless effort to ensure justice is done. You are representing the masses in Malawi and abroad who have long desired for justice. The recent irregularities with the election are not knew they have always been in every election but this one was worse. (NDILA FORTY LAKWANA) Pastor Chakwera is the kind of a Pastor we need who can not only preach but also be able to confront injustice. The DPP government has punished people for so many years. It is a party full of disgruntled people like Dausi. We are honestly tired of… Read more »

Innoxy Charles
Innoxy Charles
1 year ago

KUYANKHA KWABWINO MAKA PAZOMWE ANALANKHULA GALU OTCHEDWA DAUSI WAKUDA KWAMBIRI UJA.AYIWUZE NKHALAMBA IJA IBWENZE MANYI AMENE.APOLISI NTCHITO YAWO NDI CHAYANI? MISALA ETI.TIONETSANA CHAKA CHAKE NDI CHINO MAKOSWE INU A DPP.

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
Yasser Arafat Hamdani
1 year ago
Reply to  Innoxy Charles

Muuzetu Nyolonyo Chakwera abwere ku Bt pachiwiri adzanyere awone.

Shap shap
Shap shap
1 year ago

Nde ungatani iwe ku Bt ko,? Chakwera anali konko.. nde ungati . Mwayamba kuombera nyawu alomwe tubwera konko nafe ndi mfuti munya muona… mmodzi mmodzi tisesa alomwe makape.

Mwinifilimu
Mwinifilimu
1 year ago
Reply to  Shap shap

Kodi kudambwe kumapezeka nyau yotchedwa fisi? Nde iwe. Ubwere ndi Nyolonoyo kuno ku Bt mudzalandire maphunziro a chikhalidwe agalu inu, achipeta otuwa odzola fumbi.

Innoxy Charles
Innoxy Charles
1 year ago

JOSE MUST BE FIRED FOR FAILING TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF CITIZENS WHO DEMONSTRATE IN THIS COUNTRY.THAT BASTARD MUST LEAVE.

apwiya
apwiya
1 year ago

Ndipomveka kupanga ma demo. Utm And MCP ndikulira akupangaku. Abal inu matama onse aja Che Saulosi ma Mp 4 okha basi? Za manyazi.

Hate it or take it but it's a fact
Reply to  apwiya

Simunapaka tippex ma MPs onse a Chilima kuti ma MPs a mbwiyanu a wine ndi mbwinayu yomwe.

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
Yasser Arafat Hamdani
1 year ago

Luke Tembo and Maurice Munthali are brainless tumbukas who,as usual, have diverted from the issues. Your demos are attended by people we are weaponized, the carry rucksacks filled with stones, tyres and matches for burning, hammers, panga knives and crowbars to break into shops to loot. Mtambo, fake accent ex-reverend and Arafat encourage this to happen. If it was not your your crime motivated demos, people’s property, welfare, happiness and businesses would not be under threat from your thugs. Indeed Mutambo, fake accent ex-reverend and Arafat and your stupid henchmen should be arrested if you insist ondemos coming Tuesday.

wawathu
wawathu
1 year ago

At least Luke and Maurice are man enough to stand up against the government without a mask on their faces and in broad light unlike you cowering behind the keyboard. You are a naughty child, absolutely pointless and with no guts.

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
Yasser Arafat Hamdani
1 year ago
Reply to  wawathu

What of you faceless idiot? Is your face here?

Shap shap
Shap shap
1 year ago

ARAFATI you’re a stupid fool .. chakwera is not fake accent tamuuze Pitala alankhule american accent mmesa ndi polofesa wa mu America…. I believe upolofesa wakeadagula mbuli ya chabe chabe I don’t trust american education system.. anthu akugula ma degree mu America , I know what am talking about.

Secondly ukuwoneka mmutu mwako muli mamina Harvey useless man. Bring facts here that we can learn not your stupidity.. start thinking like aman for your country that’s why agogo ako sadapite nawo ku Second world war Amatha heavy caward soon we will arrest APM wakoyo dikila timulsnda chiphaso ameneyo

Muchipeta
Muchipeta
1 year ago
Reply to  Shap shap

Iwe ndi wopusa kwabasi ndiponso wouma mutu. Ndi mbali ina ya milomo yako yokhuthalayo ukugomera fake accent nyolonyo ya pa Kasiya itaphunzira sabata ziwiri at an unaccredited bible school in the US komanso mbali ina ukunyoza maphunziro aku US. Kupusa kupose apa? Unamva ukuthamanga kuti “….Harvey useless man…” Chizungu ichi chitanthauza chani? Cha kudambwe?

Shonai
1 year ago

I hope people have seen and observed with there own eyes the type of leader these people have.Bravo APM for not blocking them for the country to know them in and out.Akundinvetsa chisoni abusao .No apologies for the inconveniences people have suffered.Pangatalike mau okhetsa magazine Aja adzawalondola.International observers are watching.Who the owner of all this is .Why did they go to coat?

Innoxy Charles
Innoxy Charles
1 year ago
Reply to  Shonai

SHONAI AND YASSER ARAFAT HAMDANI ARE 2 STUPID IDIOTS WHO NEED TO RETURN BACK TO SCHOOL TO WASH AWAY THEIR IGNORANCE, THERE’S NO SPACE FOR IGNORANT IDIOTS IN THIS COUNTRY.

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
Yasser Arafat Hamdani
1 year ago
Reply to  Innoxy Charles

Iwe, the more you write the more you expose your uchindere wakufikapo. Which teacher taught you the broken English of ,”…… return back….” Or were to concrete headed to learn…. kkkkkkkkkk

Hate it or take it but it's a fact

Iwe Arafat Hamdan or what ever your fucken name is, plz don’t pretend to be Tumbuka by writing your fake Tumbuka here.

Just write your Lhomwe language as we known already you are Lhomwe you fucker.

We don’t have yasser Arafat in our midst, be proud of your Lhomwe language and not my Tumbuka.

vavlov
vavlov
1 year ago
Reply to  Shonai

Unfortunately, Shonai, your observation is wrong. APM is quiet because he knows he ascended to the presidency through crooked ways. Only fools don’t see the truth about this

mtete
mtete
1 year ago

I do not recall an incidence when DPP supporters were beaten except the two occasions when MDF men slapped overzealous cadets who roughing up law abiding men and women who were joining demonstrations. Please don’t turn the acuser into the acused

DPP should know you rarely stop change which always comes with a price if it’s not well managed.

Kharupa
Kharupa
1 year ago

The vandals and looters are part of the demonstrations – if they were not HRDC would not hire lawyers for those arrested for obstructing police or destroying other people’s property. Pagulu mukukana koma deep down your hearts mukukonjwa ndi zowonongazo.

Tippex is king
1 year ago

I am going straight to gehenna. I am afraid of chichiri prison.

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