Police investigate Chakwera over spate of political violence: MCP leader risks arrest

Inspector General of police Rodney Jose has said the law enforcers are investigating Malawi Congress Party (MCP) who spoke of bloodshed should he lose the presidential poll to the current spate of political violence.

Chakwera could be arrested .

Jose said should there be a link between Chakwera’s call for blood-shed and the current spate of violence, the MCP leader would be arrested to answer charges of inciting violence.

“Police will not tolerate acts of violence. The police will hunt down each and every individual behind the acts of violence,” said Jose at a press conference on Monday in Blantyre.

He said warned the police who just watch as the violence continues that they face disciplinary action.

“We have the Constitutional mandate to control the situation, to protect lives of people and their property,” said Jose.

He said the police have now deployed more law enforcers in political violence hot spots whom he said will work hand in hand with Malawi Defence Force soldiers.

There have been violent protests in Area 25 and Msundwe in Lilongwe, Mponela in Dowa and Santhe in Kasungu following exit polls which showed that Chakwera has tumbled in the election against the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)’s president Peter Mutharika.

But MCP spokesperson Maurice Munthali has described the investigation on Chakwera as mere witch-hunting.

“Chakwera is not an agent of violence. He is an agent of peace. He is the catalyst of peace and unity. The whole IG cannot sit down and start talking of Dr. Chakwera in connection with violence,” said Munthali.

MCP has taken the Malawi Electoral Commission to court to hold the pollster from announcing the presidential poll result until all anomalies have been addressed.

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Innoxy
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Innoxy

Mkulu wa apolisiyu ndiozungulira mutu ndipo akufunika ku mental hospital, bwanji sakumanga apolisi anapha abuleya lule aja komanso chifwamba chotchedwa peter mutharika chija chimapha anthu achi-alobino chija ndipo posachedwapa ena amabela zisankho koma onsewa osamanga ndiye mukamufufuze chakwera??? Mbolo yako galu wapolisiwe wamva?.Nyini ya amako mbuzi yachabechabe.Police yaukapeee!.

Nzika
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Nzika

Why did you not investigate & arrest APM when he stood on the podium & said ‘Ndikunyenyani’ after which his cadets harrased & injured the opposion with zikwanje? It’s obvous that you have received the dirty MK10million, but rest assured, that money will perish with you & your sin will find you out! This is nothing but witch-hunting’ Kukondera kopanda nako manyazi! Ambuye akukanthani nonse ndi APM wanuyo!

che nnungu
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Osadzimanga dzokuba chimanga ndi kupha ma albino dzija bwanji. Galu

Maunits
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Maunits

Tipex Government

Maunits
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Maunits

We will not try but put him president of this country. He is a Malawian born in Malawi school in Malawi and work in Malawi as church pastor in Malawi. He is a bonafide Malawian. Where was your Satan all these years and that now he is devilishing Malawians with all sorts of evils correct.

Alegria
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Alegria

Sorry zavuta basi. Mukayambirenso wani. Peter yemweyo kaya alamula movutika tivutikira limodzi chakwera ndi a malawi onse. palibepo nkhani apa mmesa leadership comes from God. just wait for the call of God he will be elected and rule Malawi ngat kunalembedwa kutero. apo biii iiiii osakakamiza zinthuzi. after all ndi abusa awa apitilize ntchito ya maitanidwe azangochimwapo ndikutichimwitsa mmawu apa.

Innoxy
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Innoxy

Nyero yako ndi mutharika wakoyo mbuzi iwe.I promise you kuti sangamalize 5yrs imeneyi i swear.Umamva bwanji alobino akamafa khoswe iwe??.

DPP-Yatha
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DPP-Yatha

DPP are the ones who should be arrested for inciting violence bg rigging votes. Munya muwona a DPP. The next 5 years will be difficult to govern … do you think you can continue imposing yourselves on people? More than 70% of Malawi doesn’t want you. Zikuvutani mbava inu.

His Excellency Fake Accent Chakwera
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His Excellency Fake Accent Chakwera

What of zinyau bearing zikwanje that turned up at the high court on Sunday? Did the not reflect how primitive the fake accent Reverend is with his henchmen Chimwendo and co.?

Nsanje lalanje
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To us is more than peter.

mia Chakwera
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Chackwera mia nyau 101% flops…amumange basi

Kambewa Chisale
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JOSE YOU ARE AN IDIOT TRY TO ARREST CHAKWELA AND MALAWIANS WILL REACT. THATS WHY NOW WE APM PROMOTED THIS SHIT TO I intimidate us. Foseki

His Excellency Fake Accent Chakwera
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His Excellency Fake Accent Chakwera

Which Malawi and? We are busy celebrating APM’s victory.