MP comes under fire for leading anti-political violence campaign

A young member of parliament for Lilongwe East constituency  Ulemu Msungama has come under intense criticism in social media platforms for leading a group of young legislators in condemning political violence when he himself is allegedly the architect of violence in the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP)

Msungama (third from left) and other youthful MPs

Msungama recently hit headlines when he allegedly organised a group of people in Kaliyeka in Lilongwe who violently stopped coronavirus (Covid-19) frontline health workers from doing the tracing of virus patients in the area.

The legislator later apologised for this at a full Lilongwe City Council meeting.

But last week, Msungama and other young parliamentarians expressed concern over the increase in political violence in the country.

Speaking at a media briefing, interim chairperson for the Parliamentary Youth Caucus, Msungama said it is disheartening that some politicians are using the desperation situation of young people in the country to use them as agents of violence.

Accompanied by MPs from various political parties represented in parliament, Msungama condemned the ongoing political violence and appealed to politicians to use young people for good rather than evil.

“We as young parliamentarians want to condemn in the strongest terms these barbaric , evil, satanic actions by a few misguided individuals who will go to any extent to achieve the dark schemes using us, the young. These people do not wish us well,” he said.

Msungama called on the young people in the country to refrain from being used to carry out violent acts.

He said as young Parliamentarians, they will continue to appeal for a non-violent campaign period ahead of the fresh presidential period using various platforms.

Young Parliamentarians is a group of incumbent parliamentarians aged 40 and below. The group comprises of an array of parliamentarians across the political divide

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Big Joe
Big Joe
9 months ago

He led the protests in Kaliyeka last month. He apologised showing remorse. He is now against political violence. This is the guy to clap our hand for. He is moving in the right direction.

Wa Nick
Wa Nick
9 months ago

Mtola nkhaniyu ndi cadet.Pali nkhani apa?

Zamkede
Zamkede
9 months ago

Palibe chikumveka to underline underfire in this story. Inu atolankhani NOoooooooooo!

Frustrated voter
Frustrated voter
9 months ago

All children and youth have to learn from their mistakes,
3 Deaths in Lilongwe because of fire is ENOUGH violence for one Election, k200 for a vote is not enough nor is k2,000 for violence causing three deaths
VOTE WISHLY, VOTE CHANGE,

Makiyolobasi
9 months ago

Ku Mcp kwazaza zitsilu

Ineyobasi
Ineyobasi
9 months ago
Reply to  Makiyolobasi

Tafitikozani uchitsiru wake coz nkhani ili apa zikumveka zomwe reporter akunena

Makiyolobasi
9 months ago
Reply to  Ineyobasi

Nde uchitsilu tikunenawo. Iwe sukumvapo chani pamenepa? Mbuli za Mcp, zero comprehension kumangotsatila zitsilu ziwiri, Zeze ndi kam’busa konyenga. Thewe thewe pamboyu ngati gule opanda oyambitsa nyimbo.

James Banda
James Banda
9 months ago
Reply to  Makiyolobasi

I hope you know the difference between chitsilu and Makiyolobasi. That you call yourself that name shows you have a louse brain.

Test
Test
9 months ago

Enafe tili busy kutukwanizana chifukwa cha zipani. Anzathu ma MP akudyera pamodzi. Kkk

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
9 months ago

What is wrong with this initiative?

Iantana
Iantana
9 months ago

Nkhani ikuti chani iyi?

Richard Steel
Richard Steel
9 months ago
Reply to  Iantana

Looked for at least an example of the so called ‘fire’ in the article but did not see any. If indeed he is under fire on social media, why not screen shoot some of the criticisms so that we appreciate what people are saying? The writer has even failed to demonstrate without doubt the assertions he is levelling against the legislator. The photo chosen, to me, is a great example of proof that politicians from different political parties can co-exist peacefully. I am failing to understand the writer’s motive for the title of his article.

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