Mutharika forced to change route in Lilongwe: Police spray teargas to disperse protesters

President Peter Mutharika’s security detail had to make last minute changes  Wednesday on the route of the Head of State following a fracas in the capital city  as police fired teargas to disperse protesters blocking the M1 main route into Lilongwe as Mutharika was due to enter the capital from  from Mangochi.

President Mutharika entered Lilongwe by a different route
Protests erupted in Malawi following Mutharika’s election victory, mainly in Lilongwe which is the power base of the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP), which has claimed there were irregularities

Mutharika had a week-long stay in Mangochi, where, among other things, he held what the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) dubbed victory rally.

Mutharika managed to dodge the M1 road and used the Nacala corridor bypass road as angry supporters believed to be opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) faithful erected a makeshift roadblock using burning tyres.

They were also pelting the police with stones.

In retaliation, the police used teargas to disperse the crowd and this caused a lot of commotion and disrupted businesses, according to eye witness a journalist Lameck Masina.

MCP and UTM have gone to court to challenge the outcome of the presidential polls.

In the end, the president entered Lilongwe by a different route, his spokesman Mgeme Kalilani said “the decision as to which route to use is made by the police.

Kalilani said the head of state was safely at Kamuzu Palace and named his Cabinet.

Police spokesman James Kadadzera declined to comment on the matter.

Mutharika left Lilongwe for Malawi’s second city, Blantyre, prior to May 21 elections and stayed there for his swearing in ceremony days later.

Wednesday was his first trip to Lilongwe since the vote, ahead of opening parliament on Friday.

 

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Nalingula
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Nalingula

Does he have any Intelligence Officers…They should not have Used the Same Road being Used by Angry People Coming from the Court…What does Mob Psychology tell Us…Vuto lomalembana Ntchito kamba ka Komwe Ukuchokera….You End Up being Surrounded by Dull People…

The Patriot
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The Patriot

Am sure tge DPP cadets and strategists did not see this coming..eish! This is certainly not going according to their script…they thought the script would be get Tippex , rig elections and Malawians will accept the doctored results. But Malawians of 2019 are no longer docile.This issue will not go away until somebody gives way. APM now knows for sure ….Malawians are not happy with the status quo!!Imagine a leader changing routes in fear of his own citizens!!!Amangwetu bola kuzisiya!!!!Shame!!!

Andrew Nkota
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Andrew Nkota

Mmmmm

mtete
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mtete

Zotseka misewuzi ndiye uchtsiru. Protest, yes, but do not inconvenience others.

Otherwise APM and his cronies are no doubt feeling the heat.

OKEY
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OKEY

Muzolowela pang’onondipang’ono wolira samulesa kulira . Lirani kaya muvula lirani amalawi aluza inu

Mulopwana
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Mulopwana

38% is from the 5 million people that voted and not from the 17 million. There is no way one can say that APM was rejected by 60% Never. In 2014 he won by 36% and he ruled the country. In 2009 the late Bingu won by almost the same margin and ruled Malawi . Lakula this time ndi dyera la Lazaro basi chifukwa akudziwa kuti nthawi yake yolamulira dziko lino yatha. And mind you, SIDIK MIA will now take and lead MCP in 2014 ndipo sakawina . He cheated Chakwera kuti abweretsa mavoti from East and Lower Shire claiming… Read more »

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Mulopwana , you seem to be stupid. But I agree with you since you are a fool. Which election your bubu won? A aaaa come on! Ask him, he knows where he invested much than from Malawians, you idiot. We are coming with full force. If you don’t know anything about elections, you better keep quiet, you fool! Dyera ndi limene akupanga Maliseche, kupototsa chilungamo poon a ngati we are still in 1990s this time Malawi will redeem herself by blood again for the sake of our children, stupid!

Heavens
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Heavens

last time I checked our history, we entered multipartism in 1994. it meant that diverse opinions can be made, and no one has the right to call you stupid because of your different opinion to him. So, you better grow up and take other people’s comments otherwise you are taking us back to single party era, where opinions from other people were not welcome. And do learn to desist from calling people stupid, maliseche. these are words from uneducated people.

Joni
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Joni

Pitanso kusukulu chule iwe…………..ngati ukuti 38% ndi omwe anamuvotera ndiye chita masamu ochotsera kuti ngati anthu ovota anali 5,000,000 yomwe yili 100% ndiye 38% kapena 1,900,000 ndi yomwe inamauvotera kuthauza kuti ndiye (100-38)% = 62% kapena titi 3,100,000 ndi omwe sakumufuna.

Nchifukwa chake anthu akuti over 60% sakumufuna mbuya wakoyo…..mbuli yachabe chabe yosavala panti!

Heavens
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Heavens

nanga if we were to take lazaro’s percentage vote of 35%, would it not be the same when you add APMs and Chilima’s? your argument would stand if there were only 2 people competing. in reality, no one got 50% and therefore it shows there is no confidence in all the leaders!

COPS
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COPS

In short let me put it this way: ‘”THERE IS A SHIFT IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM, AS SUCH THE GLORY HAS DEPARTED”

THE APOSTLE
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I can see another Cardiac Arrest ….ndikonzekere Air Ambulance for free.

Simuzalipira

Maunitsi
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Maunitsi

Muthalika should refrain for inciting violence and bring war in the country. Kamuzu said multriparty ndi nkhondo and we are witnessing people refuse to accept defeat on ballot collude with MEC and bought them with money and pretend to have won elections. Malawians will not accept this nonsense at war. Justice is coming and we will see if Muthalika will stand and win on the re-run ballot else agendedwa koopsa and Parliament will reject him period.

TOSH
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MUTHARIKA YU CANT FORCE AHORSE TO DRINK WATER, PPLE DIDNT LIKE YU THATS WHY UKUYENDA MOBISALA

achakulungwa
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the question is can they be doing demonstration up to 2024? and will APM manage his health in the couple of years