Police arrest 11 in Dedza over MCP political violence

Malawi Police in Dedza have arrested 11 people, including two relations of an aspiring Malawi Congress Party (MCP) parliamentary candidate following a violent political violence that left many injured and property worth K600, 000 damaged during party primary elections.

Victims of the MCP political violence

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Dedza police spokesperson Edward Kabango said the 11 were supporters of Saveyo Kafwafwa who was battling it out with Patrick Chilondola in Dedza north, the incumbent member of parliament and close ally of party president Lazarus Chakwera.

“We have charged them with malicious damage and inciting violence,” said Kabango.

He said the suspects will soon appear in court to answer the charges.

The violence left several people injured, two vehicles smashed and a house belonging to Chilondola was partly demolished.

The violence erupted after the two candidates disagreed on voters during the primary elections after Kafwafwa accused Cholondola of ferrying voters from Mchinji and Lilongwe.

The party suspended the primary polls for two weeks before they resumed a week ago.

MCP spokesperson Reverend Maurice Munthali said the party has reconstituted all electoral colleges to ensure that there is violent free party primary polls.

 

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mafumu

Zomvetsa mukuvulazana agalu opanda kanthu eniake akumwa tea wamkaka. Ziveleni chifundo.

I am catholic but NOT UTM
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Awa democracy saidziwa

Biggy
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Biggy

Were there DPP members present there?

chimbano
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chimbano

Apapa a police ndiye acted swiftly koma akakhala a DPP no arrest are made

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

MCP MCP MCP how many times have I called you? Munamiziranso kuti ndi nkholokolo ngati apa? Mizimu ya mwanza accident ya kukwiirani. MCP izathera Ku oppostion basi.

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winson msowoya

Anthu kukanganirana MCP chifukwa akudziwa yabeba…….its only unfortunate end anenyena…

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