Ndirande MP Mpinganjira furious with ‘no through road’ for presidential cavalcade

Deputy Minister of Defence, who is also the Member of Parliament for Ndirande (Blantyre City Centre), Chipiliro Mpinganjira is reportedly furious with his constituents over reports that they attacked President Peter Mutharika’s convoy by pelting stones in the voilatile township on Thursday after filing nominations papers to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).

Mutharika’s convoy was blocked in Ndirade after presenting nomination papers

Mutharika, 80-year-old but still alert filed his nomination papers for the July 2 rerun alongside his new running mate Atupele Muluzi, the 41-year old son of former President Bakili Muluzi, who ruled Malawi from 1994 to 1999.

According to video footage that went viral on social media platforms,  opposition supporters threw stones at one of cars of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cars leading the motorcade.

Ndirande MP Mpinganjira has reportedly asked the constituents to idetfy trouble makers of the incident.

Mpinganjira is “embarrassed” that the people in his constituency were blocking the road for President Mutharika to pass through the township, chanting ‘Pitala asadutse! [No through road for Peter Mutharika].

Others chanted ‘Achoke! Pitala achoke! [Peter Mutharika, leave office!].”

The MP  has blamed what he called the criminal behavior of some opposition leaders.

But presidential spokesman Mgeme Kalilani said President Mutharika was not hurt and the presidential motorcade was intact.

He said the stoning could have been on cars of party supporters who had gone earlier before Mutharika.

Kalilani said Mutharika changed routes to return to Sanjika Palace because it was getting dark but said the President and Muluzi addred people around Ndirande Market.

“Together we will be the bridge to the future, together we will win this election,” President Mutharika told supporters.

Crowds of people in the two parties’ blue and yellow colours thronged the streets, ignoring a ban on public gatherings of more than 50 people due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
9 months ago

80 year old but ‘ALERT’, Kikikikiiiiiiii, NYEKHWE.

Pachalo
Pachalo
9 months ago

How old was this Mpinganjira boy in 1994? When Malawians are angry …they dont care who is who! The problem of joining politics because of names…no strategy at all. Before you let the whole President to pass through a route you need to gather intelligence…and Mpinganjira as Deputy Minister of Defence should know better!
Actually…you should resign for endangering the life of our president!

Sato
Sato
9 months ago

Awa adziwe kuti a Malawi amampatsa minthi ulamiliro komanso amautenga kupatsa wina ngati zinthu sizikuyenda.

Mina
Mina
9 months ago

Fupa lokakamiza limaswa m’phika, sakuona sign Ina iliyonse apa agogo, a mtchona Kodi paja Zaka ndizingati? Paja nzaufumu, mulibe mwana or mchimwene akupumitseni madala nthawi sikukulolani. If I were your wife would have advised you to resign politics and leave it for the young ones shame.

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

criminal kunena asadutse!!!! mp mpinganjila camba cikuvutani. iye amakataniko ku ndix? opanda notice! anthu apha ndaniyo?
mukuona ngati malawi ndi estate ya tea???
ingokhalani pa mpando sit bak and keep yo feet up. ndix za uve ai. anthu amakhala kale mopanikizana. anthu amasomphenya pano kuli manyumba ammwamba kuti aliyese azionako popumila komwe misonkho ikupita.

BigMan
BigMan
9 months ago

Shame on Mutharika, no legacy to speak of. A wasted 5 years.

Mwikho
Mwikho
9 months ago

Waste of resources, Malawians already decided last year they no longer want DPP and APM to lead them. DPP and APM are still trying to impose themselves on malawians Please peacefully LEAVE.

William Chirwa
9 months ago

This is were we get it wrong a presidential convoy stoned that’s serious. If this van happen to the president what about the rest and who perpetrated this crime. The opposition or hooligans but suppose it was Chakwera or Chilima’s convoy it could have been the want yo kill me. That’s Malawi politics no ideas but fake information

Mtete
Mtete
9 months ago
Reply to  William Chirwa

Wrong. Chakwera and Chilima went undisturbed on the same route. This says alot and confirms APM’ s days are numbered. This man should have seen the writing on the wall when the ConCourt nullified the May 21 election but he stubbornly stayed on. Ndix is just reiterating what over 60% of Malawi wants, i.e. ACHOKE.

Lego
9 months ago

Nyimbo ya Mlaka Maliro ija “Gologolo”.You could even see that Malawians don’t want you anymore .

chilmbirajembe
9 months ago

Opposition muona nyekhwe chaka chino. The thugs you hired will obviously not vote. Tima K1000 munawapatsato panopa tatha. Tionetsana pa 2 July.

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