PAC blames violence on politicians  who use tribal, regional patronage

Quasi-religious body, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) is blaming the current wave of post-election violence on politicians who use tribal and regional patronage.

PAC chairperson Rev Felix Chingota 

In a statement, PAC says the use of tribal or regional patronage for political reasons has never brought peace in the country.

PAC therefore condemns and calls upon politicians to resist from using tribal or regional blocs to advance their political agenda.

The quasi-religious body has not named the politicians involved but the press release comes just days after a police officer was killed in Nsundwe, Lilongwe in violence which emanated from some people blocking roads to stop supporters of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) from attending a political rally held by president Peter Mutharika in Kawale, Lilongwe.

Central region is perceived to be the stronghold of the main opposition, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) whose leader Lazarus Chakwera is challenging the May 21 presidential election result.

The ruling DPP also enjoys tribal and regional patronage in the south, perceived to be its stronghold.

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Nabetha
Nabetha
1 year ago

Thank you for this truthful headline from your office. While this is appreciated, it may not deliver results but may your esteemed office put more energy on the lobying behind the scene.

Winston msowoya
Winston msowoya
1 year ago

The problem of TRIBALlSM is directly carried by the leaders especially from Central and Southern Regions where the majority of the people are.In fact,this hedious and dangerous trend,has reached a level of no return and,was ochestrated by Hastings Banda in order to devide the people of Malawi and finally ruled them.Banda played his card very brilliantly and he managed to rule the people of Malawi like goats and nkhumba For 50 years

George
George
1 year ago

We all know that the issue of tribalism is very live in Malawi. We have seen how everything to do with government and opposition is done and of course even how how the elections results have been. In my own view Malawi has ceased to be for all but for the few who are perceived to have used the back door to assume the reigns of power. As we are today, there is a serious contention in court over the same. Indicators to show that everyone including our president knows this is there for everyone to see. Although other elections… Read more »

WaWathu
WaWathu
1 year ago
Reply to  George

Agree the 50+1 could have brought some sanity in this country. But the evils of justice, peace and harmony decided to vote it down.

The 50+1 should be brought back to parliament otherwise the country will remain divided.

CHOKA SATANA
1 year ago

THEN JUST DIVIDE THE COUNTRY !!

pitala
pitala
1 year ago
Reply to  CHOKA SATANA

Divided already can’t you see how is your president Peter entering the central? I wish him to visit the north too we will all witness on social media. I think this madala has good advisors

Gokwe
Gokwe
1 year ago

A PAc mulibe mphamvu misaname munango dana Ndi Kamuzu. Waonetseratu kukondera kwinu!

Ignatius
1 year ago

I lost trust in PAC

Whiteboard Marker
1 year ago

I like “one way traffic”. Where you have one.

Nalingula
Nalingula
1 year ago

That we are running a Tribalcracy under the Pretex that it’s a Democracy every Intelligent Malawian knows by Now….The Question to PAC is ….What’s next? Do we continue Using the Same in the Next Election Or we Wait Until a Certain Region decides to Boycott the Elections….Trust Me it will Happen.By now PAC should be lobbying for the 50+ 1……

chimanga
1 year ago

Where were you when Mayaya was hacked? Zisakomele mbuzi kugunda galu. Galu akaluma mbuzi mumvekele chokachokachoka, galu kuoneka ngati oyipa

kamina
kamina
1 year ago

every political party on earth has it’s own stronghold palibe angakane.even trumps party has it’s stronghold in the American south among the ancestors of slave owners..pliz Pac blame the violence on politicians who cannot accept defeat.anthu ankhwidzi

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