Mutharika says Malawi opposition creating ‘lawless society’: Issues stern warning

President Peter Mutharika has condemned opposition leaders’ campaign to annul the May elections depending on getting more angry people on the streets and turn the country into a “lawless society”.

President Mutharika: Turning Malawi into a lawless society is unacceptable

The Constitutional Court is expected to deliver a ruling on the 21 May polls, which the opposition claims were rigged, by January 2020.

However, speaking on Wednesday when he presided over the launch of the 2019/20 National Forestry Season at Nkando in Mulanje,  Mutharika  of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) ,  who is the first respondent in the presidential elections nullification petition case, has warned that people perpetrating violence in the country will be dealt with severely.

Mutharika said the violence is calculated to turn Malawi into a lawless state.

“It is very pathetic that some people are indulging in demonstrations, violence and destruction which have created an atmosphere of lawlessness and anarchy. On Sunday, some people torched a police station in Kasungu.

“All this is happening because some irresponsible opposition people who lost in the elections are creating anarchy in this country and they better stop. I will not allow them to turn this country into a jungle. Whoever is breaking the law will one day answer for it. I promise that,” said Mutharika in remarks monitored by Nyasa Times on taxpayer-funded Malawi Broadcasting Corporation Television.

Mutharika observed that demonstrations, mainly organised and led by Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) to force Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah to resign for allegedly mismanaging the 2019 Tripartite Elections, have often turned violent, creating an atmosphere of  lawlessness and anarchy in the country.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera, who alleges he was robbed of victory, and former vice president Saulos Chilima of UTM party — have been taking part in the protests.

President Mutharika said some people want to create lawlessness so that they can overthrow the government.

He asked Malawians to love each other and stop hatred to ensure that there is peace in the country as the world celebrates Christmas.

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Chris's Phiri
Chris's Phiri
2 years ago

We are tired hearing this song Mr Munthalika, just arrest them we we stop hearing this once for all or just retire and rest, by the way how old are you the top civil servants that you can not retire..

Nzika
Nzika
2 years ago

Iwe ukuti ndiwe madaja, do you want to tell us that panopo anthu akuononga ma structure? Where was he Mutharika when it was happening? On the move all night, running away from his own shadow & sitting phwiiii while hiding at Chikoko-Bay? What is he talking about now? Ndiwe womvetsa chisoni, kuombera mfiti mmanja!

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

Its tragic how this man has so miserably failed to lead this country. He literally has no clue. Completely out of touch.

munthu mulala chomene
2 years ago

and you make alot of noise, not to comfort, but to scare,
your head is just a big box, caring up the smaller brain, and you have to face your punishment, cause the goodness is coming back

munthu mulala chomene
2 years ago

and you make alot of noise, not to comfort, but to scare

Madala
Madala
2 years ago

Thats what leaders do. Akakhla phwee mwati opusa. Akalankhula walakwa. Koma a mbwenu muli ndi pabwino inu?

TIPEX ELECTIONS
2 years ago

Chi Tippex president

Chiga
Chiga
2 years ago

An empty tin falling and rolling along the ground tends to make ‘frightening noises’ especially to the ears of children, easily instiling great fear in their feeble little hearts. During my primary school years a long time ago I read a literature book story in when a palm fruit fell from a high palm tree, some chickens seeing and hearing the sound made by the palm nut fruit hitting the ground, became so frightened and fled in all directions convinced that they had just witnessed the sun falling from the sky! When some ‘senseless’ noises are made by rhetoric coming… Read more »

Mutumwa
Mutumwa
2 years ago
Reply to  Chiga

Senseless!!

winstonmsowoya
winstonmsowoya
2 years ago

YOU LOMWE IDIOT,WHO IS DESTROYING OUR LOVING MOTHER MALAWI? YOU ARE THE ONE WHO IS MISLEADING AND DESTROYING OUR COUNTRY BECAUSE YOU AND YOUR CROOKED BROTHER BINGU HAD NOTJOINED THE FREEDOM STRUGGLE OF OUR COUNTRY AND SIMPLY CAME LIKE MANOR FROM HEAVEN.SURELY,THE PEOPLE OF MALAWI ARE STILL SLEEPING ON THEIR BACKWARDS WAITING FOR THEIR CORRUPT AND TRIBALISTIC SO CALLED LEADERS.CANDIDLY,MUTHALIKA AND HIS LATE BROTHER BINGU HAVE STOLLEN MILLIONS OF DOLLARS LYING IN FOREIGN BANKS LIKE HASTINGS BANDA WHOSE MONEY IS NOW CONTROLLED BY THE CROOKED CEOs.KEEP ON SLEEPING MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS FOR YOU ARE HAPPY TO BE RULED BY… Read more »

Mutumwa
Mutumwa
2 years ago
Reply to  winstonmsowoya

Munya tudzi tofiira! DPP mpaka 2084 woooooooooo!

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2 years ago

Kuwayamba dala Amalawi apa mkulu iwe kufuna kutukwanidwa koma chani kwenikweni uzikaopsyeza achina moyenda ndi azimzake umaziona ngati shasha samala wamva iwe suzapatsidwa ulemu mpaka kalekale ndimatama akowo

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