Mutharika urges crackdown on ‘politics of anarchy’: Condemns political violence

President Peter Mutharika has condemned political-related violence and appealed to Malawians to refrain from creating “politics of anarchy”  as the country heads towards May 21 Tripartie Elections.

President Mutharika: Abhors lawlessness

The condemnation followed events of , roughnecks suspected to be the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth cadets  assaulted UTM Party director of youth Bon Kalindo in Mulanje, harassed and forced UTM supporters—including a woman—to undress in Mangochi and beat up Malawi Congress Party (MCP) operative Edward Govati in Blantyre.

In a statement made available to Nyasa Times by State House  spokesman Mgeme Kalilani,  Mutharika  warmed that his government will not tolerate any violence, whether political or purely criminal in its motive.

“Differences in political opinion are the hallmark of our democracy. It is therefore the duty of all Malawians to refuse to be used in any acts that undermine the good image of our country with its sound record of democratic governance,” reads the statement in part.

The Malawi leader warned further that will not tolerate any acts deliberately calculated at humiliating women on the political space and creating politics of anarchy.

The statement said President Mutharika abhors lawlessness and that  as a HE-for-She Champion,  he will not tolerate any acts deliberately calculated at humiliating women on the political space and creating politics of anarchy.

President Mutharika  has  since directed  the Malawi Police Service to act decisively, within the dictates of the law, on any rogue elements that are promoting or perpetrating violence.

He also appeals to all political leaders in Malawi to be “responsible, refrain from using inflammatory language and demonstrate sound leadership by disciplining their followers who perpetrate violence on political opponents.”

Mutharika assures all Malawians that he will deploy any means necessary to ensure that Malawi remains a peaceful country before and after the elections.

Additionally, the President also reiterates his condemnation of continued violence against people with albinism.  He  urges all Malawians to value life for everybody and that we must always treat others as we would wish them to treat us.

The President therefore directs all security forces to protect people with albinism.

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Pitala and Zamiya K145 million

This prik is not serious about running the country. We must legally deal with this idiot.

Katong'ongo
Katong'ongo
1 year ago

APM in a HE-for-SHE Sleeping Mode

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
1 year ago

Political oppression is why we removed Kamuzu Banda. Please learn.

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
1 year ago

Scrap the DPP cadets from DPP ranks and we will have peace. The opposition is also to blame because they are failing to en act the laws against having part paramilitary hoodlooms because they see that once they enter into palace they are going to do the same rubbish. Malawi history show that except the asamunda who were good, MCP had MYP, UDF had Young democrats and DPP has Cadets. Who know what the next president will bring if not NAZI youth or ALQueda Brigade or Al shabaab wing for his paramilitary. The DPP cadets need to be probed even… Read more »

Bornwell
Bornwell
1 year ago

Lets wait for the HE’s action on the political violence issues,he can not just work up in the morning start throwing words to these as if he is a village headman,to run a nation like Malawi needs patience but if there are other things to act quickily let him do so.

Bornwell
Bornwell
1 year ago

my fellow Malawians watch your mouth when you want comment on the Head of state issues,God is not happy when we insult leaders,if he is not doing its God’s responsibility to judge his acts.Let every take full responsibility to guard our actions mainly those in politics,save our women they need to highly respected by all citizens.where did these people took the courage to undress there fellow friend

KampS
KampS
1 year ago

Walk the talk Mr president,women constitutes 78%of voters in Malawi, should women trust you?

Liberator
Liberator
1 year ago

Mavwalo awoooo!

Patrick Mbewe
Patrick Mbewe
1 year ago

Koma president uyu? Monse muja anali kuti? Uyu wakalambadi azipita mxiii

Nyasa
Nyasa
1 year ago

Shaaa. So the He-For-She Champion was fast asleep.

Boko
Boko
1 year ago
Reply to  Nyasa

Anaiwala zoti ndi He-4-She Champion

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