Parties urge police to investigate petrol-bombing of 2 UTM vehicles: VP Chilima says ‘one Malawi, one nation’

Vice President Saulos Chilima and political parties shave  condemned the acts of violence and intimidation in Mangochi after political thugs  petrol-bombed two vehicles  belong to United Transformation Movement (UTM).

Chilima at the rally in Mangochi

Chilima in his speech televised live on Times TV, Zodiak and Mibawa TV during the  UTM rally at St Augustine 3 Primary School ground in Mangochi on Sunday, said Malawians in 1993 voted for multiparty democracy in a national referendum, saying no political leader or grouping should restrict others from freedom of association in any corner of the country.

“Malawi is one country. We are one people, we use one national anthem and one currency the Malawi kwacha,” said Chilima.

He called on the youth to desist from being used by political leaders to do acts of barbarism.

“Youth should not alow to be used to perpetrate violence,” he said, calling for political tolerance.

Two UTM vehicles – a Nissan Hardbody registration NS 7932 and a Toyota Hilux registration NA 4112 – were smashed and set ablaze, respectively while parked at two separate lodges around Mnagohci Boma.

Main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) urged Malawi Police to holistically the violence of Mangochi and bring to book the perpetrators.

MCP secretary general Elsenhower  Mkaka and  publicity secretary Reverend Maurice Munthali said they are still waitig for the logical conclusion of several cases of political violence  perpetrated by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

“We want to condemn the violence in Mnagochi in the strongest terms possible because we chose political freedom in 1993 and that entails political freedom  and torelance. No party is supreme. No place should be a no-go zone for political parties,” Munthali said.

United Democratic Front (UDF) president Atupele Muluzi, who is also Minister of Health, also condemned the violence in Lilongwe when he addressed a rally.

“The UDF does not condone ani any way the reported damage to vehicles belonging to UTM. This is not how effective democratic politics are conducted,” he said.

UTM spokesman Joseph Chidanti Mlaunga accused the DPP of having a hand  in the violence in their desperate bid to weaken the movement.

Malunga said the torching of the vehicles has fired up the movement to bring about change in the country.

But DPP spokesman Nicholous Dausi denied the party’s involvement,saying: “ No we are not involved. It is not us.”

He said:

“People should stop connecting DPP to anything violent that happens in the country because we are peaceful party.”

Many political commentators stated that acts of violence as witnessed in Mangochi are barbaric, uncalled for and retrogressive in democratic Malawi.

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Nzika ya Malawi
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Nzika ya Malawi

Manzo, iweyo, Jamax, APM mtchona Mr K145 million, Wa Jeffrey, Dausi Mr Ivorygate, ndi nonse a blue ndinu afisi odya zoola

Jamax
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Jamax

Odala ndinuyo Bambo Nzika ya Malawi, amene mukumadya zonona tsiku ndi tsiku ife ndi afisi timakhalira kudya zoola,,, Ambuye alemekezeke chifukwa cha mau anu koma ngakhale tikudya zoterozo tinaphunzila kumuopa Mulungu – mupitirize kumukonda Ambuye chifukwa amakukondani zedi, kumbukilani kuti mukutha kulankula zakukosi kwanu chifukwa cha mtendere womwe tili nawo mu dziko lino la Malawi, ndipo izi zikuchitika chifukwa Presidenti wathu ali ndi mtima wa mtendere kwa anthu onse. Inunso ndikupemphani mwachikondi kuti mukhale nawo mtima wonga umene ali nawo mwana wa Mulungu YESU wachikondi wosakhala ngati wa mdierekezi SATANA yemwe ali tate wonyoza ndi kulankhula za chipongwe kwa ena.… Read more »

Jamax
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Jamax

This is a calculated move by the Chilima movement, POLITICS is a DIRTY game and here Chilima and his group has just done it. Believe you me this is just a planned thing by UTM they have just planned to touch their vehicles on their own so that they can WIN MORE SUPPORT IN THE EASTERN REGION which currently has more support to Ug’ono Ug’ono of UDF. UTM is trying to twist the weak minds of poor Malawians by insinuating that all other political parties are EVIL minded and BARBARIC. By just looking at the scenario, one can be so… Read more »

Akakhala pamkhate
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Akakhala pamkhate

I thought these people you have mentioned were in DPP? You are a useless person, don’t mention God. God left Malawi long time ago. His blessings are not even here though you sing everyday, the reason God left Malawi is because of people like you, who support evil and call it good.

Jamax
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Jamax

BLESSED IS YOU WHO IS NOT EVIL & MAY GOD BLESS YOU BROTHER.

Jamax
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Jamax

Blessed is you who is not EVIL and who is able to see the evilness of your friends stay blessed Mr Akakhala Pankhate..

Munthu Mulala
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Munthu Mulala

Jamax desist from mentioning God in your personal views.Just give your views peroid.Infact your views are not 100% right.

Jamax
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Jamax

I can not separate myself with God because he created us from his own image and we all live because he loves us much. We need to seek his kingdom first and all his righteousness and only then shall he bless our NATION.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Terrorism is defined as the use of unlawful violence and intimidation, especially against civilians in pursuit of political aims. Does this fit with what happened in Mangochi? Yes. Therefore, the people who did this in Mangochi are terrorist., and that party which sent then is a terrorist organisation.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

DPP has never been a party of peace. In fact it should be rebelled a terrorist organisation. We remember those pangas in 2011, the killing of Chasowa, the killing of a police officer during campaign kwa Goliati in 2014, harassing MPs at parliament 2018, violence in Mulanje during by elections 2018, now the burning of UTM vehicles. There are so many incidents. Harrasing MCP supporters for wearing their party colours. How do we allow this to happen in a democracy? And police do nothing. Is it because amadya ration yakuba?

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

In one of the Supreme Court decisions, justices of appeal deduced the meaning of the words “ndithana naye” and “awona” which a murder suspect had uttered prior to the victim being murdered. In fact the words so uttered boomeranged directly back to the suspect. The words “throwing a tonne of bricks” were uttered in order to instill a sense of fear with a view to get back supporters that have flocked to other political parties. Its hard to image that the State President can leave Sanjika Palace or Kamuzu Palance with a pick up full of bricks in order to… Read more »

Kadundulu
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DPP is at it again. They are tied of stealing tax payers money now have turned to vandalizing UTM asserts. Our message is clear to APM, You will not succeed. We know Dausi is using the Malawi young pioneer tactics, but he is bound to fail. Change is coming and has come. I should tell, with UTM, Malawi will never be the same. COME ON UTM, COME ON More fire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LEGO
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When we APM is Matchona,you don’t agree.He was not there in 1993 when we fought for this democracy and multiparty system.And to those stupid youths who are used with these DPP,let me warn you that one day you be in for it.We can fight back if we want regardless of police shielding you.To Wa Jeffrey ,you are the one creating these sort of terror and one day you shall be you.And you Dausi,stop your nonsense,when did you accept your wrong doings?

Mr Ngwira
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But why should we investigate when we all know the perpetrator which is DPP.

ndadabwa
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palibe zachilendo apa. peter mutharika ananena kuti agwetsera njerwa chilima. ndukuuzani ine ndi plot ya DPP

Yusuf Jonas
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Yusuf Jonas

That’s DPP at its base

Manzo
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Manzo

Kodi simmesa mukumatenga ma legeni kuti mukufuna ndeu,apa mukulila chani agalu inu

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