Mutharika warned against militarizing Lilongwe city entry

Political and security experts have warned President Peter Mutharika against militarizing his entry into the Capital City, Lilongwe saying this is sending bad political and security signals in the peaceful country.

President Mutharika’s motorcade

Mutharika, for a third time now, on Friday entered Lilongwe through Kamphata under the heavy escort of armoured vehicles and Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers, reminiscent of a war zone.

This is not the case when he is entering Blantyre, a commercial city in the south where him and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) scooped more votes than ushered him into power during the highly disputed May 21 tripartite elections.

A political scientist George Phiri said the decision by the Head of State to order the excess heavy security whenever entering Lilongwe is an indication that the country’s peace has been compromised.

“This is scary. People will now be afraid of attending his rallies in the centre or north because of such security lapse messages,” said Phiri.

Eugine Njoloma, a security expert says Mutharika needs to have a peaceful compromise with the opposition leaders.

“He should always refrain from casting the opposition leaders, he should refrain from saying he defeated the opposition leaders at the elections because the issue is in court and this can bring about unnecessary political tempers,” said Njoloma.

State House officials are describing the high security for Mutharika when entering Lilongwe as normal presidential security.

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HRLGBT/LGBTIQ

Ben Phiri ndiCHITSILUTSILU Sadzasangalala akumuona wakummwela akulamula anthu amenewa Kamuzu naenso ndie ankawada Inu Ku LL maLoya akuenda ndi asilikali ndie kulili prezident

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya

What Muthalika is after,is money and corrupting the military I order to accomplish his desire of becoming another billionaire amongst African corrupt thugs as the Mugabe’s and brutal Mphonongo Banda who store billions of dollars from poor people of Malawi especially the so-called MBUMBA ZA KAMUZU who were used like donkeys SHAME,!!!!!!! This is what Mathanyula is doing now.Malawians,do not be cheated,Mathanyula and his late brother Bingu had one thing,to become rich from the Poor, unfortunately,he did not live long to complete his mission which sent him to the graveyard. That was a good lesson to Malawians but,they looked idiots… Read more »

Mzakwacha Nixon
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Mzakwacha Nixon

Mutharika know the truth that 68%+of Malawians don’t want him hence his tight security. He is very useless,only cheated by the few just because they want to eat with him not otherwise.Court, please judge wisely.we pray for a rerun.We don’t want war in Malawi just because of Jane Tippex Ansar..Army must take over please if he woman is adamant, doesn’t resign…. Nonsense woman..in need elections had some irregularities. The world is waiting keenly..Chakwera, tomorrow testify wisely Allah will help US(68%+)Malawians. With the political impasse,iwe,Peter,chakurya chikunowa nthena muchimulomo chako icho?Iwe mahala ulije….think upulofesa wako,is useless chindere Cha ma president ndiweeee on… Read more »

bravosecurity
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thanks for sharing this is very informative for me,

Phwiti
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Phwiti

bravo mdf and I am happy all MDF soldiers are now above K1.5 m salary untaxable

Hysesirwe
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Hysesirwe

Komatu kuno Army ya Mozambique imangotibvutisa daily kodi MDF amawopanso ngati yakutanzania?

Salijeni
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Salijeni

I have heard that MDF and Cadets are now working together since Cadets are over powering MDF??????

Observer Mission
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Observer Mission

MDF have nothing to do in their camps better make them busy

mwana mlomwe
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mwana mlomwe

The fact is that Mutharika is a thief hence he wants to use power to maintain this position but one – day things will go out of hand in the presence of all these stupid cadets.

mada k
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ayenda pa herocopter sanati…..kulamula dziko kwa uyoo uyooo kkkkkkk