Police give  Malawi VP Chilima 7 days to respond to letter on vote rigging

Malawi Police have written State vice-president Saulos Chilima over allegations he made recently in Lilongwe that the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government is set to rig the 2019 polls, Police spokesperson James Kadadzera has confirmed.

Chilima: Police want him to give more details regarding how DPP is planning to rig elections

Kadadzera confirmed that the law enforcers have given Chilima seven days to respond to a letter which the head of criminal investigations has written him to give information on allegations of vote rigging.

He said Chilima, who is also president of the newly launched United Transformation Movement (UTM) made serious allegations at Masintha ground in Lilongwe when he said  that he was aware of a DPP scheme to rig the elections.

“The police just want more information on the allegations. As law enforcers, we want to find out more about the rigging machine, that is our job to investigate on such serious allegations,” he said.

The letter, signed by S.B Chaima, the head of criminal investigations does not however say what the police would do if Chilima fails to give the information.

“We want him to give us the information at the earliest time, that is why we have given him the seven days,” he said.

Vice president’s press officer Pilirani Phiri confirmed that the police have written Chilima but could not give more information.

At the Masintha rally, Chilima said the government has bought the spy machine which is at Malawi Communications Regulatoy Authority (Macra)  which will be used to snoop on its people, wondering what kind of government spies on its own people.

“What are they afraid of? They want to know our strategies? If you want to rig the election, you will not be able to,” he said.

Mzuzu-based political commentator Emily Mkamanga also noted that Chilima is not an ordinary man but a Vice-President whose remarks should not be taken lightly.

Other commentators said Chilima’s revelations should not be taken lightly as he is still part of government as Vice-President and there has been allegations that DPP manipulated the results of the 2014 elections, an observation DPP publicity secretary Nicholas Dausi has dismissed.

Chilima and the UTM have taken the country’s political landscape by storm as massive people attend the movement’s political rallies.

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Vipsya
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Vipsya

Nonse mbava mwakumana. UTM Police DPP

Phwisa
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Phwisa

Chilima said he has a list of the people in Government who have done corrupt things and the Malawi police or ACB have forgotten that failure to report corruption is a crime.

moses
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moses

Police,you have alot of issues to investigate before youtackle this one and the murdered chasowa inclusive yet mukuthamangila nkhani yeyiwisiyi kusiya zakale

Panganani
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CHAIMA-YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY STUPID. The function of the police is not to run elections. Go back to the Malawi constitution to learn what your functions are and adhere to the same. Moreover, the police is supposed to be non-partisan. The letter you have sent to CHILIMA if anything should have come from the Chairperson of MEC. Why are you crying out louder than the bereaved as if what CHILIMA talked about is within your domain when those directly responsible for the function are just doing their job. What has the police done to investigate the death of Njauju as well… Read more »

DR MANGA
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KODI WARRANT OF ARREST YA JB ILI KUTI?????????

KODI ZA MA CADET ANAMENYA MTOLANKHANI WA TIMES ZILI PATI ????????????

MR KADADZERRA GIVE ME UPDATE WITHIN 7 DAYS

Lameck
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Lameck

When did the rigging machine come to Malawi Chilima? Tells the police what you know.

Boma
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Boma

Chilima’s problem now is to give evidence there was rigging and in doing so implicate himself. We will all see how corrupt and dishonest he has been. Why did n’t he say this before? If there was rigging it means he should not have become VP.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

The Police is daring Chilima and Malawi will be the winners as the real will come out. There’s no way Chilima would make empty accusations without evidence or some inside info. Charging him would mean him revealing internal DPP secrets and The Police isn’t ready for that. This is why I always say that our DPP leaders (who are Police puppet masters) aren’t the sharpest pencils in the pack. they don’t think through the consequences of their actions……but then I am not surprised.

mark
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mark

CHILIMA SEEM TO KNOW MORE ABOUT VOTE RIGGING … ALLOW CHILIMA TO TELL US MORE ON HOW HE DID IT, SO THAT WE SHOULD NOT MAKE ANOTHER MISTAKE

Wawala
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Wawala

The police are doing their job. Let Chilima substantiate his rigging claims.

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