Mutharika blasts Chakwera over ‘primitive politics of violence’, ordering mob to kill

President Peter Mutharika has condemned Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera of promoting violent attacks  that he wanted to turn the country into a lawless society by ordering some of his followers to catch and kill innocent people who are rumoured to be collecting National IDs.

President Mutharika  accuses Chakwera of primitive politics of violence and intimidation.

Recently, Chakwera called for  citizen arrests of people  going around the community demanding national identity cards in exchange for loans.

He said  people should not wait for the police or government to defend the people’s birthright because none of them has done anything to stop the criminals.

“So from now on, everywhere these criminals arrive to offer us money in exchange for national IDs, we must send them a clear message that our citizenship is not for sale,” Chakwera  said.

But in his special address to the nation on Tuesday, Mutharika said MCP leader is encouraging acts of violence against members of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the Central Region – the  political stronghold of MCP – who have had their houses torched and their property destroyed.

“The aim of this campaign of violence is to intimidate DPP members from organizing their people to register for the election,” said Mutharika.

He bemoaned that DPP supporters in the Central Region are being turned into refugees in their own country.

“Sadly, my heart is broken to note that Dr. Reverend Lazarus Chakwera is encouraging these acts of violence,” said Mutharika.

“Reverend Chakwera has ordered some of his followers to catch and kill innocent people who are rumoured to be collecting National IDs,” he added.

Mutharika said as “a supposed man of God himself, I want to appeal to Reverend Chakwera’s conscious that we are dealing with God’s people. These people are already distressed with coronavirus.

“We are also dealing with people who have suffered in the violence and destruction of the past few months. Let us love Malawians. Every life is precious.”

President Mutharika said government will not allow mob justice, politics of violence and lawlessness to be the way of doing politics in the country.

He commended the Malawi Police Service for fighting the crimes of mob justice and political violence, saying so far  158 suspected criminals have been arrested.

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Mask
Mask
7 months ago

Madalawa pitala alibe mfundo , opposition opposition yachani Kodi mukuona Kuti amalawi even ma albinos wo sadziwa Kuti mukuwapha ndinu a DPP Za ntaba zinathela Pati nanga report ija anapanga yakuphedwa kwa ma albinos munaibwezelanji? Za opopa magazi izi si opposition ndizama phone Zama WhatsApp izi zinachoka ku Zambia zalowa Malawi malo Moti miwauze anthu Kuti asazikhulupilile nzabodza asaope inu mukutchula mcp opposition chonsecho siza ndale wachipani chilichonse is talking about bloodsucking fake rumours. Senseless speech dumb.

Bwana Wa Ulesi
Bwana Wa Ulesi
7 months ago

Sometimes these OPPOSITIONS makes me feel like

I AM A DPP

FUN

​of which am just an OBSERVER. Patience pays abale inu A OPPOSITION aaaaaa

Thats Me
Thats Me
7 months ago

Get prepared for Chakwera/Chilima government. Ndalama zamisonkho ya amalawi mukubazo kubweza. You are heavily taxing us. PAYE kumachita kukwana 348000 zowona zimenezo? If that is not enough kandalama kokhalako kumatipangaso tax pachina chilichonse chomwe chikugulidwa. Amfiti inu komanso mbuzi zamano kunsi.

Nalingula
Nalingula
7 months ago

Let people correct National IDS freely there is Nothing Wrong with that ….The blood sucking rumours are meant to Confuse people in Areas Perceived to Support the Opposition ….The beneficiary is not the Opposition….So Too are Stories that Voter Registration has been Suspended peddled by Your Ministers ….Kupanda UN kulankhulapo za Blood Suckers bwenzi kuli ziii…..Kuyesa yama ID ,Kuyesa ya Blood Suckers pano ndie mwabwera ndiyopanga Suspend Registration…Why not Just Order lockdown ….In the Midst of the corona virus we Need a Cheer Leader to borrow from Trump not a Confused Oldman who has no Clue about what is happening… Read more »

BANDAWE
7 months ago
Reply to  Nalingula

International organisations know who is inciting violence. It is Chakwera. He has asked MCP supporters to intimidate and kill those suspected of buying ID cards. The issue of ID cards is a fabrication of MCP to try and target DPP members who they want to harass. Through his violent MCP groups, he has ignited the issue of blood-sucking. Again, to target DPP members. Chakwera has organised violence on people from the Southern region. We all have seen this. He has formed Nsundwe Boys who killed a police officer. So even donors have it on record – from Chakwera’s on mouth… Read more »

Nalingula
Nalingula
7 months ago
Reply to  BANDAWE

@Bandawe kumayenda akulu Ziko iri ndi lathu from Nsanje to Chitipa…Osamangomvera Radio 1 …Your Sympathy Strategy Won’t work Inu ndi Njoka ndiolose ndikakudye …Ati Tizikumverani Chisoni- ndi Propoganda Yanuyo …Anthu anachangamuka masiku ano ….

Thats Me
Thats Me
7 months ago
Reply to  BANDAWE

Wabodza iwe. Your president is too old to be rational.

Ope
Ope
7 months ago
Reply to  Nalingula

Naligula, don’t embarrass yourself. Trump is not a good example of good leadership. You seem to have limited knowledge of who Trump really is. Try and read so that you know him better.

Nalingula
Nalingula
7 months ago
Reply to  Ope

Quoting someone does not necessary mean you agree with their policies …Ife I quote Atcheya… Running Government is a serious business…does it mean I agree with Everything that Atcheya did ?

Ambele Kwacheni Banda
Ambele Kwacheni Banda
7 months ago

Question, chikuyambitsa violence nchani ?

Namalegeni chilima
7 months ago

Chakwera akupusisidwa ndi ana achina baby chilima, timothy ntumbo, daudi sulemani etc. That’s why kumademo amangokhalira kuthamangathamanga ngati wamisala Kikiki. Pulezidenti wanji opanda discipline?

APM well done for teaching chakwera how to behave. Actually chakwera needs deliverance like the livingstonia synod. They are both hell-bent.

APM Booma!

wakalekale
7 months ago

stupid.
if it is true why not arrest Chakwera?
stupid.
kuzolowera kubera zisankho

BigMan
BigMan
7 months ago

Ha ha ha, the cadets are out in full force to try and justify the stupidity spewed by their useless president yesterday! It won’t work. You have goofed big time. Next time they announce that he wants to speak again, nobody will listen apart from the usual card carrying clowns from the DPP. No wonder he has no mandate to govern.

Dunca
Dunca
7 months ago

It is shameful to hear the violent tone in Chakwera’s speeches and interviews. Very sad that he and people advising him do not realise that Chakwera is inciting violence.

Thats Me
Thats Me
7 months ago
Reply to  Dunca

He is not and people knows it. Your president has lost all his balls.

Banda
Banda
7 months ago

Chakwera is a violent thug who is desperate for power.

Thats Me
Thats Me
7 months ago
Reply to  Banda

Why is your grandpa changing maudindo day and night if he is not power hungry? Tell him his time is up. Time yakwana azibwerera ku States komwe kuli ana ake ndima grand children ake. He is too old to be rational.

Mask
Mask
7 months ago
Reply to  Banda

Unless you mean tippex president pitala @ 147 madando [email protected] Banda yes greedy power matchona cringing tick-tock

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