No obstruction to justice, let DPP  ‘thieves’ return what they stole – HRDC

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC)  and commentators have said the  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), ousted from power after the June 23 fresh presidential election, should not claim political persecution on the arrest of law breakers within its rank and file, saying the law enforcers should go ahead to pounce on DPP politicians on wrongful self-enrichment.


DPP spokesperson Nicholas Dausi alleges arrests are aimed at silencing the DPP, which is now an opposition party

HRDC chairperson Gift Trapence  reacting to what DPP spokesperson Nicholas Dausi told reporters that   senior members and leaders of DPP are targeted for  arrest  in what he described as “sheer vengeance”.

But Trapence  and commentator Stanley Onjezani Kenani said is Dausi wants to paint all corruption cases as political witchunt should be ignored.

“If this [Tonse Alluance] government does not take decisive action on corruption, we will declare  total war on it,” he wrote on Facebook.

On his part, Trapence said Dausi claims are simply a scheme to pre-empt  obvious pending arrests of its members who plundered public funds and are now living in fear.

“They know the arrests are eminent. What they are doing is obstruction to justice, let they return what they stole,” Trapence said.

President Lazraus Chakwera in 2017 —while serving as a leader of opposition in Parliament—  gave a speech in the House in which he branded  former president Peter Mutharika  as “a Prince of Thieves” presiding over the most corrupt administration in recent history, has prompted a barrage of reactions from several pro-government activists.

The ruling Malawi Congress Party (MCP) spokesperson the Reverend Maurice Munthali, said DPP  stole public funds and the best they can do is to return what they stole.

Munthali warned that the Tonse Alliance administration would leave no stone unturned, warning that the law would catch up with anyone, regardless of their position or party affiliation.

“If people stole, if they killed, or committed any other offences, they must be prepared to reap what they sow. In a situation where an accused returns what was stolen, it demonstrates a degree of remorse and the law takes care of that when sentencing such people in a situation where a conviction is secured,” he said.

President Chakwera  has already moved to tackle Malawi’s pressing problems of corruption and patronage, by dissolving the boards of 67 of the country’s 100 parastatals to tackle corruption and suspending government contracts, pending audits.

Parastatal jobs have traditionally been reserved for ruling party loyalists and cronies and so Chakwera’s move backed his promise of a government for all.

The suspension of contracts was “aimed at ensuring corruption-free and fair contract management and prudence in public financial management.”

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Wikleaks
Wikleaks
7 months ago

we are ready to face justice but our brothers in arms are with your side. We have Joyce Banda, our cashgate queen. We have Kaliati who beat severely a woman who was helping her to please her husband because she was busy withpolitics. she was part of midnight six, she fixed unselected students in secondary schools and sold Vwanza. we have kunkuyu master of self abuduction. Harry Nkandawire Nkandawire known murderer.

Zondeni
Zondeni
7 months ago

And you are delaying too much don’t give them time let them face the law this very month. Get rude built houses close to mango children stadium just in one month. Imagine buying his electrician a two tonner just for free not as part of payment and him also build his own on the same place. Chech records with mangochi city council

Gee
Gee
7 months ago

Koma zinthu zimasintha Mwachangu, Mbc kunalibe kuti iwulutse zopusazo eti

Dausi
7 months ago

Mbava za DPP tikunyenyani, tikuswerani a tonne of bricks pa mitu panu.

Dan
Dan
7 months ago

Dausi and your clonies just restitution will be the only way to go. Your members were not loaned but stiole from us and we are only asking to give nack what rightfully belongs to us. So stop waffling here. We have had enough of you over the past years you can equally go and farm at your home or elsewhere

Whence
Whence
7 months ago

Kodi HRDC bwanji tikambe za coronavirus and the lockdown injunction pang’ono

Igbudu
7 months ago

You HRDC or whatever you call yourselves are a bunch of fools. You are all pro MCP and not a human right org. You can only brainwash the ones that you have but as far as am concerned ndinu oononga agalu inu. mbava ndi inu.

Kachamba
Kachamba
7 months ago

Thieves Must face force if law. This must be learning point for current leadership.

Right mbulo
Right mbulo
7 months ago

Poor hrdc so now are you opposing the opposition?. Thats low effort

Bentby
7 months ago

Arrest them please. Komaso tikudilira kwainu baba chakwera and chilima for free electricity and water connection. Remove this connection fee thing. Its a promise you made and sizofunikaso kudikilira ayi. Inu kungolengeza lero, pompo basi zayambika

sazuza
sazuza
7 months ago
Reply to  Bentby

atolere kaye ndalama. ku MRA apeze 800 billon duty free

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