Political violence worry PAC, to meet party leaders

Quasi-religious body, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) has expressed worry over the political violence which the ruling Democratic Progressive Party perpetrated against the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) just days after Malawi Electoral Commission met party leaders on the same issue.

Fr Mulomole:  PAC making arrangements to meet party leaders

PAC spokesperson Peter Mulomole said it was expected that after the meeting with Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) officials, party leaders would tell their supporters to abandon political violence.

President Peter Mutharika, who is also the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was the first to meet MEC officials but the Saturday political violence in Mangochi is a clear manifestation that Mutharika did not listen to PAC advice.

“MEC met the political leaders last week to appeal for peace but I don’t know if the leaders have told their followers to abandon violence. We condemn this political violence because it can have negative effect on our preparations for the 2019 elections,” he said.

Mulomole said his organization is making arrangements to meet party leaders to sensitize them on the need to uphold peace ahead of the elections.

DPP cadres uprooted and burnt all MCP flags hoisted along the road in Mangochi ahead of the party’s rally on Saturday.

Social commentator Emily Mkamanga said the political violence perpetrated by the DPP is a clear indication that the party believes in violence.

“What if the MCP retaliated, there could have been a full blown violence,” she said.

A vehicle belonging to the United Transformation Movement and another of a member of parliament in Mzimba were burned to ashes in the district some months ago and police are yet to investigate the arson.

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3 years ago

The blue painted idiots with chicken brains being used by their clueless, war mongering sychophants they call their leaders. Violence begets violence. When violence erupts, your maliseche will be on the first flight to America leaving you alone to fight the battle he started. What if other parties’ followers start burning your flags that have littered our cities? We have a first lady doing her best to beautify Malawi, at the same time her husband and his bunch of ruffians hanging litter they call party flags on every street light pole they find in our cities. And then we have… Read more »

3 years ago

Its only DPP that is involved in political violence so meet Muthalika ena onse nga mtendere tiyeni tisatalikise nkhani

3 years ago

Maliseche ndi nkhutukumve tangosiyani musavutike naye 21 May ikubwera

3 years ago
Reply to  Tabenetabene

Now PAC coming from its slumber coz it’s DPP which is implicated? Like the mathanyula Mtambos and Trapence with their selective reaction.

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