Nankhumwa tells parliament to investigate MCP training of party youth into militia: Chimwendo says ‘you carried gun, did you get training?’

Leader of opposition, Kondwani Nankhumwa has called on parliament to swiftly investigate allegations that the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) is using police training schools to train party youths in the use of firearms.

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Nankhumwa said this Friday morning as parliament rose sine dire.

He said parliament’s Defence and Security Committee should investigate the alleged fire arm training of MCP youths at Ntakataka camp.

Said Nankhumwa:“ Malawians surely deserve to know the truth and the reasons why MCP would want to train its youths in how to use firearms. Is MCP planning to resurrect the notorious Malawi Young Pioneers (MYP)?”

He said “this is no time for militias.”

The opposition leader said Africa remains bruised by the untold pains caused by militias.

“Charles Taylor and his boys massacred many people in Liberia. It is militias that distabilised Siera Leone. The Tigray region in Ethiopia is feeling the impact of the same weight of militiaism. The Northern part of Mozambique is no better as Islamic fundamentalists have capitalized on militiaism to wreak havoc.

“Nigeria is no better in the north. Africa’s youngest state the South Sudan is still at no ease. The world’s richest mineral resource country the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, is on the cross due to militias. The Bangui in Central Africa Republic is at no Ease. Mali is at no ease. Nigeria is at no Ease. Somalia is at its worst point,” said Nankhuma.

He pointed out that the bottom line to all these is the training of militias.

“We cannot afford to put Malawi on the same devastating and detrimental trajectory,” he said.

But commenting on the claims, Leader of the House said “there is nothing wrong wioth the training.”

He nonetheless said  Nankhumwa was found with a loaded gun in his bag when he was entering Parliament in 2020 when President Lazarus Chakwera delivered his maiden State of the Nation Address (Sona) at the Parliament Building in Lilongwe.

“Did he get training on how to use the gun, we need to investigate too,” he said.

Chimwendo Banda has told off Nankhumwa that there is nothing wrong in training security officers.

He has challenged him to send the investigation team to Ntakataka even tomorrow to prove his allegations.

In 2016, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Member of Parliament for Blantyre City South East), Victor White Mbewe, caused commotion in Parliament when he was discovered with a loaded pistol when entering Parliament.

The late Dumbo Lemani, who was minister of Energy and Mining under United Democratic Front (UDF) regime, was caught in a similar situation years back when he attempted to enter Parliament with a loaded pistol.

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Time Changes, be dynamic
Time Changes, be dynamic
1 month ago

KN should have first condemned cadet-ism for him to be understood. Otherwise, those are kicks of a dying horse or a baby in a womb. Do you remember the terror that used to be unleashed by cadets??? JB, at one time as state president, had to run away from Goliati where one policeman lost his life. How do you except this terrorism that you DPP had planted to be uprooted from the grassroots???? Let security men be trained…….. professionally. So leave this and concentrate on defeating DK or else you are loosing.

Action
1 month ago

Koma kumeneko nkuyankha kwa minister kapena party chairman,chowapangira training anyamata ayouth maganizo awo ndiwotani aziwombera anthu amene akutsutsana ndi boma

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
1 month ago

Chimwendo” Mr Security Matters” has failed to categorically explain in diffence for the reasons why MCP is training the Chews Youth on operating the fire arms. Why the need for that training? Why the need from MCP? Why the need from Chews Youth? What ever answers from these questions will not remove the perceptions that MCP is planning to regroup MYP battalion that was removed through operation bwezani. Perhaps that’s why Chakwera recalled General Nundwe knowing that General Namathanga wouldn’t have tolerated this ” Militia” formation move.

Keen Observer
Keen Observer
1 month ago

Very sad that MCP will never repent.

Liars exposed
1 month ago

Chimwendo should not deny the training of MCP youth in how to use firearms. The first group is about to finish the training and the next group is ready to go. In the North the group met in Mzuzu, in the centre in Lilongwe and in the south in Blantyre. They were provided with Toyota Coasters to travel to Mtakataka. Even their names are well known.

Russie
Russie
1 month ago

It’s a shame for Malawi legislation. The law says that no one is own a firearm. But what do we see? Most politicians and businessmen have hand guns – pistols. Where do they buy them and where do they get the licences?
We are all equal before the eyes of the law. Don’t make yourself more equal than the rest. You will become the victim.

Yeremia
Yeremia
1 month ago

Being arrogant now. I wasted my vote

Jah
Jah
1 month ago

the issue of youth league can’t work now. Tiyeni tione

Assange
1 month ago

Nankhumwa is a big joke and a halfwit. These idiots did not see Chakwera coming when they used to say “olo mutandithira doom mkamwa sangavotere MCP”. You think the rule of militias will come back? Whom are you fooling? Chotsani mbuli zonse ku parliament. Ma form form yanga achokeko.

Jjjj@gmail.com
1 month ago

Takuonani ma plan anu.
Tionana 2025

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