Mutharika hits at Chakwera over ‘bloodshed’ strategy in Malawi: MCP zealots hack DPP’s Josiah

President Peter Mutharika has  accused  Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera of  being the architecht of political violence in the country using the party’s supporters after declaring to “shed blood.”

Dean Josiah hacked by MCP zealots

He said Malawi witnessed spate of  political violence after the nullified May 21 2019 elections because Chakwera  inaugurated it  with his “I am ready to shed blood in this country” remarks while the vote counting was at less than 40 per cent .

President Mutharika has said this through his Press Secretary Mgeme Kalilani in a statement made available to Nyasa Times on Tuesday.

He said since Chakwera’s “bloodshed” remarks,  opposition demonstrators  organized by the MCP, UTM Party and the HRDC unleashed untold violence on innocent Malawians  including supporters of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

“At the height of the violence, an innocent police officer was brutally murdered at Msundwe and an innocent woman police officer was stripped naked and paraded in the streets of Lilongwe,” reads the statement in part.

The President said his  call on the opposition leadership to exercise political maturity and restrain their supporters fell on deaf ears and that his  wisdom and counsel was ignored and held with disdain.

Instead of condemning the violence, Chakwera, UTM and the HRDC organized what they called “A thank you rally” at Msundwe where the innocent police officer was brutally murdered, noted the President.

“The rally was rightly judged by the public as a way of thanking the community there for the  murder of the innocent police officer and for the political violence they systematically and periodically unleashed to the residents in and around  Lilongwe,” reads the statement.

The Presidential spokesman said one year later, the seeds of political violence planted by the opposition leadership and the HRDC are bearing ugly results . It has spread from Lilongwe to other parts of the country.

Recently, the country has  witnessed political violence in Mzuzu, Salima, Kasungu, Ndirande, Phalombe, Mponela and Machinga, among other places.

A couple of days ago in Machinga, UTM party security shot an innocent woman and some young men in response to political violence.

And thugs sponsored by MCP on Monday hacked DPP supporters  in Dowa for simply holding a political rally in the area.

 

Mutharika strongly condemns the violence .

“This primitive behaviour must stop,” he said.

The statement said Mutharika’s administration has exercised maximum restraint hoping that opposition leadership and their supporters will see sense in demonstrating peacefully as they mourn their May 2019 elections loss.

“As it turns out, the opposition parties have adopted political violence as a permanent strategy towards achieving political goals.   Government will not allow this  barbarism to take root in the country .  Enough is enough!”

President Mutharika, therefore, warned all political leaders embracing political violence as a political tool to stop immediately.

“  There is no excuse for political violence. Government will descend  seriously on those planning, funding and executing political violence in the country . Malawians have suffered enough ,” reads the statement.

President has assured  all Malawians that all those fomenting violence in the country will be arrested and the long arm of the law will take its course on them regardless of their political affiliation or status in the society .

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Malawi belong to the citizens

DPP must fall and Munthalika akapume.Dpp and UDF alliance can not win this election.

Kaitano
Kaitano
3 months ago

DPP must stop attacking their own people, you think MCP can be worried and or shaken by Josia? aaaa come on! you did this to him yourself so that you should point your finger to mcp! Phanani ndipo thanani.

Omex70
Omex70
3 months ago

Mr Mgeme Kalirani, we know pretty well that you are really crying mwadzina lako because you know that your time at the state house has come to an end. Whether you like it or not, Chakwera is the next president of Malawi. You will not be allowed to go back to MBC. You must start negotiating a deal with your boss so that when he leaves Malawi for US he can go with you.

Nyirenda Tobious
Nyirenda Tobious
3 months ago

That is becoz someone rigged the votes to remain in power, people were and are still not happy with that vote theft that’s why whatever u APM do, nothing will stop change in Malawi….. Believe it or not, DPP is exiting come 23rd june

Marumbo
3 months ago

The statement “I am ready to shade blood in this country” can surely come only from a very very bad leader. Ironically, Chakwera is only shading blood of Government sympathisers. Chakwera is very evil. But Malawians are watching.

mtete
mtete
3 months ago
Reply to  Marumbo

Read: “I am ready”, not “Malawians are ready” to shed, not shade, blood. Muzimvetsa abale not just attacking Chakwera for the sake of it.

Mtsogoleri opanda mano
Mtsogoleri opanda mano
3 months ago

Mr interim president, just start packing. Two weeks will be here in no time.

Margaret Mukhoviwa
Margaret Mukhoviwa
3 months ago

Basi Bambo Josiah mungosunga chipsyeracho ngati chikumbutso. Mwezi ukudzawu muzizanena kuti “DPP isanatuluke m’boma anthu anandipamantha ine”.

Gunta
Gunta
3 months ago

You think it will be easy to oust DPP? Ambirinu too much noise pa social media. You will be surprised. Zikonzekeranu kukamang’ala kwa a chambuyani kumakhotinso.

CheChamba
CheChamba
3 months ago

Cadet wamkulu zamudela. Kwasala Tulinje Muluzi waku Liwondeyu ndi mzake kalisinde? Monga ananenela Hnourable Dausi wumakolola zomwe unadzala?

Jose
Jose
3 months ago

Muchedwa nazo Mulungu ali mbali ya chakwera malawi destiny.mapolofeti ose adalosera ndi ku zambia komwe.DPP cannot fight God.You are fighting God.If you fight God ohe dhortens his life mark my words.Chakwera is annointed to uplift the youth that are injuring each other for job that govt has schefules through interbiews of all the youth in the country with msce in malawi.That is total absurd.what kind of govt what do you want to achieve.usalimbane ndi chakwera iwe tsitsatu fertilizer.lemba ntchito achinyamata osati kutaya nthawi kupereka maform kwa achinyama 100,000 kuwanamiza kuti uwalemba ntchito yet ulemba 2000.koma anthu muli ndi nkhaza.God will… Read more »

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
3 months ago

làpsed time .pano nde ma recruitment thooo ngongole kwa anthu omwe sakudziwa zomwe mukucita thoooo kunamiza kokhak9kha misonkhano ku Room number 6 thoooo mukuyesa sitikukuonani hedeee ma plan okuba ndi ma registration thooooo UKU TIMATI KUTAMBA MASANA. then come Nakhumwa avekele will prolong the voting date. Camba caku nkhotakota. mimba tavionani kudya ngati vili pa last date of their death parole. musawanamize a Malawi zicita inu simukutukula dziko k9ma kudzitukula. u MP wa 5 months k9ma ma lorry koma kugula malo koma kugula manyumba. Hey 5 months????? timiseu mungomanga ngati floor za mmanyumba no Cumber. ma Engineer ameneo a pa… Read more »

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