More DPP cadet havoc in Chikwawa: Injure Mia’s guard, smash vehicles

Over 50 panga wielding Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth cadets on Friday, yet again, unleashed their terror in Chikwawa’s Nkombedzi Constituency where they stormed Malawi Congress Party’s (MCP) running mate Sidik Mia’s residence, wounding his guard and wrecking some of his vehicles.

One of the destroyed vehicles
One of the destroyed vehicles

The development comes a day after another clash between DPP and MCP was reported on Thursday which also had scores injured.

An eye-witness, Lazaro Chikoti, told Nyasa Times that the cadets, led by DPP’s Nkombedzi Constituency aspirant Ben Khuleya, beat up and wounded him before turning to the vehicles.

Khuleya, an ex-Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldier is on record to have previously influenced and sponsored youths in political violence and a series of intolerant activities including the pulling down of MCP flags.

According to Chikoti, at the time of storming Mia’s compound, Khuleya was in the company of business tycoon Rashid Issa—a relation to Mia but supports the governing DPP.

Issa is also said to be bankrolling Khuleya for his parliamentary bid and Nkombedzi Constituency’s sitting MP Kennedy Malola who won on DPP ticket in 2014 but is now contesting as an independent candidate.

“When they entered they not only beat me up, but they also two MCP supporters who they found in the yard and then started smashing vehicles that were within the compound and deflated the tyres with knives,” said Chikoti.

Nyasa Times learnt that a total of seven vehicles were damaged including two ambulances the Mias donated to the area.

It was also learnt that the ambulances were targeted since they have shown to be benefitting the area through an emergency charitable response by the Mias.

Mia’s wife, Abida, who is also contesting as parliamentarian for the area, said she was disappointed by the development.

“It is not about the money in the damage that the cadets have caused but rather, the psychological torture which they have created through their display of violence.

“What the cadets have done by destroying the vehicles especially the ambulances will badly affect the community because sick people and expectant mothers depend on the same to be transported in times of emergencies,” said Abida.

At the time of the attack, Abida and her husband—Sidik—were out on their campaign trail canvassing votes for MCP.

Chikhwawa police publicist, Foster Benjamin, confirmed receiving the report from Ngabu Police Unit but asked for more time before he could comment.

“I need more time to gather the real fact as I am currently busy with other engagements,” said Benjamin.

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jogoda
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jogoda

results of hate speeches by our political leaders kuyambila top most. then what do u espect from followers. Ndipo anthu aswana pa 22 if we are not careful. my advice pliz part leaders and candidates pliz accept defit as results are out or indications that u have lost and advice themsupporters to accept as wel otherwise anthu azakunthana. pliz do that since u told them u are winning.

WAKALE
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WAKALE

LOZANI ZANU KKKKKK KOMA ADHA TIVOTEPO APA WIN ADYE NJINGA PA 21 PANO

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Instead of sending riot Police our daft Police Officers are waiting to gather corpses after DPP has killed Chikwawa pple.

nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

Our police cannot handle the DPP cadets, they have to ask for help from the army

Mr Bubu
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Kodi a Malawi anzanga olo kupusitswidwako zowona tingavotere Dpp yomwe yabweletsa zipolowe,kupha ma Albino,Sankho eiiihs ndizina zonyansa zochuluka.Ambuye mulowelelepo pochotsa Dpp lachiwili lino popeza tatopa ndi ulamuliro wa Dpp.

mtete
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mtete

Remember that one Prince of Thieves deliberately did not take part in the PAC sponsored signing of the Peace Agreement? He has to be so-called cadet number one because he loves chaos. Ever heard him speak against barbaric actions committed by his thugs?

VYOTO
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VYOTO

THIS IS WAR .IF POLICE TOLERATES THESE BARBARIC ACTS THEY SHOULD KNOW THAT THEY ARE TOLERATING WAR, SOME PEOPLE WILL MOST LIKELY LOSE THEIR PRECIOUS LIVES.GOD SHOULD FORBID

PIDOH
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PIDOH

“I am currently busy with other engagement” kkkk koma apolisi athu sali serious guys

Ungwelu
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Ungwelu

Do vehicles speak with anyone?

These are signs of the times!!

Chief Justice Chilungamo
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Chief Justice Chilungamo

that is how most Malawians think. Just recall secondary and university students vandalizing classes, office and shops when in actual sense they have issues with management whom they can engage. Some Malawians are lazy thinkers and primitive in their way they do things. I am not even amused to see them breaking Mia vehicle although I shall not vote for Mia on 21 May with those in my network who are about 4 million voters.

Achiswe.
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Yet another example of DPP ‘development’ that APM doesn’t mention. This kind of violence is sufficient reason on its own not to vote for the DPP on Tuesday. The President does absolutely nothing about it, though he knows full well that it is happening. His silence is proof that he approves of such blatant intimidation. He learnt well from Kamuzu, but it won’t do him any good next Tuesday.