Ras Chikomeni in solidarity with women against political terror

Aspiring presidential candidate Ras Chikomeni Chirwa on Tuesday joined Malawi women politicians from across all parties who gathered in Lilongwe to voice out against  political violence that is becoming more pronounced as Malawi heads towards the May 21 Tripartite Elections.

Ras Chikomeni condemns political violence

Ras Chikomeni Chirwa, ho is one of the 18 candidates that have so far collected nomination forms from MEC to contest as an independent presidential candidate.

The dreadlocked presidential candidate said he joined the women  because he was concerned that suspected ruling  Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) youth cadets harassed and forced  UTM party supporters to undress in Mangochi at the weekend.

The  DPP cadets have this year also assaulted UTM Party director of youth Bon Kalindo in Mulanje, and beat up Malawi Congress Party (MCP) supporter Edward Govati in Blantyre.

In an interview with Nyasa Times, Ras Chikomeni said the forthcoming elections are not war which will be won by one who managed to physically attack their opponenta but, they are rather a battle of ideas.

“Yeah man, we need to fight on who has better ideas to transform Malawi from its current status. We can  have verbal fight discrediting each other’s ideas for the electorate to make an informed decision on who to vote for. But, no one is expecting us to be throwing physical blows at each other,” he said.

Chikomeni said violence has no place in a democracy and those  responsible for  the “despicable acts” must be brought to justice.

“In these times we have to come together and send one unmistakable message that acts or threats of political violence of any kind have no place in  Malawi’s democratic society. We need peace, Rastafari,” he said.

Opposition parties and Public Affairs Committee (PAC) have accused the DPP of masterminding rising cases of political violence.

PAC spokesperson Father Peter Mulomole said the DPP are  employing what he termed “intimidating tactics” ahead of the elections.

People’s Party (PP) spokesperson Ackson Kalaile-Banda said in a statement that the erstwhile governing party is concerned with the spate of political violence perpetrated by alleged DPP cadets.

He said: “It is sad to note that DPP has become a bearer of violence against other political players, dragging the country back to one-party tendencies where alternative voices were labelled as sinful.”

DPP has since distanced itself from the cases of political violence with party spokesperson Nicholas Dausi stating that the perpetrators could be “people masquerading as DPP” supporters.

Dausi said DPP is “very peaceful”, only that other people are trying to dent its image.

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Dzimwale wa mkulu
Dzimwale wa mkulu
1 year ago

Kodi Rasta yu malaya ndiomwewa basi?

Donald
Donald
1 year ago

I am going to Vote for His Excellencey RAS Chikomeni

Ras
Ras
1 year ago

Now I agree that muchamba muli nzeru. Tiyeni tonse tichifwenthele

Legeni Arafat
1 year ago

Ras Chikomeni, please join our party UTM so that we are able to access the ganja and smoke freely the way you do. We want you to be our Vice president coz our Arafat Hamdan also smokes. Waiting to hear from you soon.

Mwiri
1 year ago
Reply to  Legeni Arafat

Should join DI PHI PHI not UTM because look what Mr President is promising now, building stadia for bullets and wanderers that is ganja kkkk

CitizenX
CitizenX
1 year ago

Personally i think these ddp fools are going a good of de-campaigning themselves out of govt, in my life i have never seen such idiots, its like taking a knife and stabbing yourself in the arse SHA, welldone ma cadets. you are making it too easy for ifeyo a opposition coz no way in their right minds will vote for you now kkkkkkkkkkk but it was expected when you appointed fools like dausi the kamuzu butler and muchacha the vendor into high positions

MA D7 MA D6
1 year ago

DPP + Udf = el shebbab kale

heavyduty
heavyduty
1 year ago

dausi galu pumbwa iwe ndikuhuze ino simalawi ya 1993 ayi ndi kuhuze ndikanakala ndili pafupi ndiwe ndikanakupa zoti usazaiwale moyo wako wonse nyani wachabe chabe, nditizungu tako tamazipunzisi aku primary, kagwele nyani wopanda maritimes

Truth Pains
1 year ago

I would rather believe in Ras Chikomeni than Dausi.
Ras Chikomeni shows maturity in politics than Dausi who is still stack in one party system ideology.
If they are not DPP Cadet then why up to now not arresting them?

We know that Cadets are untouchable,
So Arrest these UTM and MCP attackers then we can take u seriously otherwise wait 21st May is just around the corner and we have a video clip, we will deal with them after May 21st.

Xrelo
Xrelo
1 year ago

Atumbuka chamba chimakupwetekani too much. Mtundu wa anthu asankho. Stupid.

Pumbwa
1 year ago
Reply to  Xrelo

Xrelo u are chindele chakufikapo. A tumbuka anakulakwira chani? Even ur comment is of Tribalistic

Mwiri
1 year ago
Reply to  Pumbwa

Ndinudi asankho aaa dzikoli musazalamulire mtheradi

GWEBO
GWEBO
1 year ago
Reply to  Mwiri

Anasankha ambuyako?

hope
hope
1 year ago
Reply to  Mwiri

upeza polekera

Kennedy
Kennedy
1 year ago
Reply to  Pumbwa

Gud one

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
1 year ago
Reply to  Xrelo

Your are lying. All tribes in Malawi are discriminatory. Some have even perfected the art of where to develop Malawi and where not to develop and which “groupings” should be punished when it comes to access to tertiary education as well as secondary education. Some of these “tribes” even spend a good part of their time formulating polices on how to “deal” with those they perceive as their enemies. As for chamba smoking, in all the districts there are Indian Hemp consumers. It is not only that tribe you alluded to. But no tribe can claim that it does not… Read more »

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

Well done Ras Chikomeni. Violence is indeed for those who know they have lost the argument and have no new ideas. The funny thing is DPP if they were smart would be able to craft a message for reelection but all the brains are no longer in the camp, and the loud and violent are making all the wrong decisions. The President probably doesnt even know which day it is most of the time so don’t expect much leadership from him either. 80 years is no joke with dementia settling in.

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