Mpinganjira accuses Chakwera of behaving like a ‘warlord’

Malawi’s veteran politician Brown Mpinganjira has labelled Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera as a “warlord” who is fuelling  post-election political violence, saying as a former Christian pastor he should find comfort in Jesus Christ.

Mpinganjira: Chakwera is behaving like a warlord from Somalia

Mpinganjira, an executive member of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) made the statement in an exclusive interview aired on Times TV.

While branding Times TV as pro-MCP, Mpinganjira accused Chakwera who has rejected the outcome of last month’s election of behaving like  a “warlord from Somalia”.

Mpinganjira pointed out that Chakwera has openly called for violence and a blood bath to plunge the country into chaos.

He said a good leader cannot perpetrate war and violence in a country.

Mpinganjira said Chakwera is inciting his party supporters to do “cleansing”, accusing the opposition of chasing people from southern region from its stronghold in the central region..

He said MCP are “architects” of cleansing, saying in the past they chased northerners in other regions and now they are pushing away southerners away from central region

“This proves what we have been saying that MCP has no changed. It is still brutal as a party of death and darkness as what late Chakufwa Chihana (pro-democracy hero) once pointed out,” said Mpinganjira.

Mpinganjira, a self-styled evangelist who is also board chairperson of National Roads Authority, said Chakwera should turn to God to find peace to accept defeat graciously.

He said in every election there can only be one winner and losers.

“MCP will not change; since 1994, each and every election it claims that its votes were stolen,” said Mpinganjira.

Mpinganjira hailed President Peter Mutharika for being patient and humble amidst provocation in the thick of the post-election events.

President Mutharika has also accused Chakwera of  wanting to “overthrow the government by force”.

He said the real objective MCP protests  is  for Chakwera “to overthrow the government by violence and force.”

But Chakwera, who has since vowed to continue fighting for ‘justice’ in court, said he does not remember calling for political violence in any of his post-elections press briefings, but that he vowed to die for justice, if need be.

He said MCP supporters  have the constitutional right to demonstrate whenever they feel aggrieved.

Mpinganjira said the protests should not be intimidating the Judiciary.

“In a democratic dispensation it is not correct to put pressure on another institution to do things according to your will.  By stating that they [MCP] will be doing demonstrations at the court during elections case hearing,” said Mpinganjira.

Chakwera and UTM Party president Saulos Chilima, who is also the country’s immediate past vice-president, are challenging the May 21 presidential election results that were marred by use of Tippex by Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) in altering figures on results sheets.

The two filed a case against MEC in court, and the court has since included President Peter Mutharika as the first respondent to the petition with MEC as the second respondent.

The opposition are praying for the nullification of the presidentil election results.

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Jeoffrey Mbeya
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Jeoffrey Mbeya

Awanso asatitaitse nthawi. Kusakwanilitsidwa zanu munatenga kale.

joseph Banda
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joseph Banda

Spot on BJ. MCP BUILT ON ONE PARTY IDEOLOGY, fought tooth & nail for it and failed miserably. THEY SHOULD NOT PARTICIPATE IN MULTI PARTY UNDER THE DISGUISE THAT IT HAS CHANGED AND EMBRACED THE MULTI-PARTY PRINCIPLES. They have not apologized to Malawians for their stinking ideology.

JIGGIES
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JIGGIES

Kodi iwe Gogo wachi safari suit cha blue ukuti chani??? imvi mbuuu m’mutu koma kuganiza ngati ka baby bwanji??? get out Brown Mpinganjila

uhuru banda
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uhuru banda

mbudzi yamunthu iwe mpinganjira ..who doesnt know you when you were at MTL you employed alot of lomwe people with no papers and unachosesa anthu akumpoto ntchito ambiri….who doesnt know your behavior now thaty you are in the basket of thief trying to steal from poor malawians ndiye uzilakhula zambwerela….ukagwere uko

Njolo mpilu
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Njolo mpilu

Mhhhh is he right ? Lol. Tikhalila zomwezi .
Kumanga munthu opezeka ndi 2 inches ivory for 8 yrs waku mudzi kusiya amenewa awa a cashgate angolumphalumpha ngati somba yotulitsidwa mmadzi misonkhano ya usiku. K145 million?????????????????

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Malawi ….One of the Poorest Countries in the World…Few People who think that they are Smart than the Rest of Us have been Stealing our Money for so Long…Telling Us to leave Everything in the Hands of God….Imagine if Preachers like Albert Luthuli,John Chilembwe ,Martin Luther King JR had just Stayed Home …And Left Everything in the Hands of God…? We are not that Daft …Countries that have Developed its Because People Realised that Everything is in their Hands…Injustice,Theft,Corruption,Nepotism…Leave Everything in the Hands of God…Ndie South Sudan atipitiriratu….

Bonney Phiri
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Bonney Phiri

Ndilipambuyo pake Chakwera angakhale kukhetsa mwazi chifukwa ufulu sitigula ngati soap pashop tiyeni tilore mtendere utibweretsere umodzi podzera mukuitanidwa mmene ankatiitanira kuti tikavote! mavoti adziko la Malawi adapita kwa Chakwera ndipo Peter sitikumufuna akapume basi sanavoteredwe asadzaime pachulu nkumati adasankhidwa ndia Malawi,azipita kwa Ansah ndima Commissioner a MEC amene adamsankha, Munthu wankulu akamakakamira pampando ndekuti waonongerapo ndizo zilindi Peter,ndale zisamapite Ku chipembedzo kapena kumalowana mmakomo kuti awa ngosayenera kulamula dziko chifukwa choti ndia chisilamu,ndetiombera mmanja zopusazo?

Holly Tit
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Who is this fat Mpinganjira woman?

Bristone Mabichi
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Bristone Mabichi

Ngati mufuna kumudziwa pitani kwa aCheya. Ma grader anakumba ku Stella Maris chifukwa cha iye. Anagendedwa anzake pa Uliwa FP School atayambisa NDA. Khala chete, Mpinganjira.

Lamion
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Lamion

Chiwerewere man

JOHN
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JOHN

MPINGANJIRA IS TRYING TO REPOSITION HIMSELF FOR A CABINET POSITION. WHY IS A MERE BOARD MEMBER OF SOME PARASTATAL BEHAVING AS IF HE IS ONE OF THE NEC MEMBERS!

HE WANTS TO MAKE A COME BACK!

Sam Kamgwira
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Sam Kamgwira

LOL… This guy is right..