Regime thugs petrol-bomb MCP offices: Analyst says Malawi needs another ‘Operation Bwezani’

Suspected regime thugs have  burnt down the Southern Region  office of the country’s main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) in Blantyre.

MCP offices petrol-bombed
Regime thugs rampaged in Blantyre, burning the MCP regional offices

MCP Vice President Sidik Mia confirmed receiving the report and is Monday morning inspecting the offices.

A group of pro-ruling DPP   had besieged the MCP offices when the attack had occurred.

“They threw a petrol bomb and it has burnt down our offices,” said Mia.

A watchman in the neighbourhood said the petrol bomb that set fire to the building was hurled from a DPP vehicle.

MCP Regional Secretary for South Peter Khofi says assailants in two minibuses and  a pick-up car invaded the place forcing security guards to flee before the office was petrol-bombed.

Analysts fear civil strife is escalating following May 21 presidential election dispute. The matter is in court.

A social and political commentator Emily Mkamanga pointed out in a newspaper column that the country is facing political violence mostly because of party militia groups, some of whom appear to be free even to display their weapons, such as pangas, in public.

“ Of late, there has been a series of mysterious deaths of people connected to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) . One wonders whether or not this is a way of destroying rigging evidence. One can only appeal to the government to investigate such mysterious deaths. It must be noted that violence begets violence,” she wrote.

Mkamanga argues that The country needs another ‘Operation Bwezani’ to make sure that no one else is armed, except registered security agents, the army and police.

She pointed out that: “As if suffering from abject poverty is not bad enough; people are living in constant fear of being attacked, robbed or killed by political party militias who are slowly, but surely gaining ground. This is not an imagined fear but a genuine one. It is against this back ground that the future looks bleak.”

According to Mkamanga, Malawi is systematically being destroyed by leadership which does not care about the ordinary Malawians.

“It is time government shows direction before Malawians get lost completely.”

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VYOTOKA
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VYOTOKA

ANYAMATA A DPP, CHENJELANI MUYAMBISA NKHONDO MU MALAWI KOMANSO PAJA NDINU OCHEPA A MCP NDI AMBIRI ZEDI AKUPWETEKANI KOMANSO MUPWETEKESA ANZANU NGATI ACHINA REV MGAWI,REV BALOYI.

CHAKWERA ATANGOWAWUZA MA SUPPORTER AKE KUTI BWEZELANI, MUFINYIDWA INU A DPP NDINU OCHEPA NDICHIFUKWA MUMAPANGA MOBISALIRA KUSELI KWA A POLICE.

ANTHU ANAKUWUDZANI KUTI PETER WAKULA ONSAMVA TAWONANI MUNAWINA KOMA KUMAYENDA CHEWUCHEWU NDI ZIGUBU ZA PETROL

dalo
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dalo

Za operation ndikugwilizana nazo kwambiri,dzikoli mbava za DPP zaonjeza koma pano ndiye zaululikatu…..opanda manyazi?

chimulilenji
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chimulilenji

Kodi dzulo APManapangitsa msonkhano wake ku Lilongwe kuja? kapena akasinja kunalibe so amaopa ?

Bilfuti
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Bilfuti

This is ‘political violence.’ The looting and vandalism that takes place during peaceful demonstrations is just that – thugs and thieves taking advantage of the situation to their own advantage. It is nothing to do with the demos – it is criminals taking advantage of fear; if the shop owners kept their shops open and had armed securities nothing would happen. Mostly the looting is done by the street vendors and homeless vagrants, assisted by other nefarious elements. Their targets are for economic gain – electronics shops, supermarkets. That is why the demo organisers can say with complete confidence that… Read more »

Joloza
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Bodza madala. When did the MCP become a holy party? Why shifting blame to DPP when its purely MCP and UTM demonstrating against election results? When shall the opposition learn to take responsibility for their shortfalls? Your thinking is emanating from a corrupt mind. Those looting and vandalising are 100% MCP and UTM sympathisers. It doesn’t matter whether its a vendor or not. Don’t blame other political elements from DPP. Vandalism and looting are taking place in the strongholds of MCP and UTM(centre &North). Let the oppisition condemn their supporters who are doing this without blaming other parties. DPP cadets… Read more »

Bilfuti
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Bilfuti

I’m not sure where I implied MCP is a ‘holy’ party. It is simply another political party just like any other. I don’t support MCP, DPP or any other political party. For me they are all the same corrupt politicians. In fact most of them ‘cross the floor’ and change their colours whenever convenient. Eg. Sidik Mia, Goodall Gondwe, Uladi Mussa, Saulos Chilima. In my view they are all just as corrupt and money-hungry. Absolutely no interesting in helping the average poor Malawian. I’m not sure who has blamed DPP or any other party for the violence. The point I… Read more »

KHARUPA
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KHARUPA

Then why did HRDC hire lawyers for those arrested if they did not send them?

Bilfuti
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Bilfuti

That’s assuming the people arrested are actually guilty of looting and thieving.

In democracy and justice there’s a presumption of ‘innocent until proven guilty’

An informed population makes informed voters.

Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

Zoocha mabuilding zinayambira ku mpoto by MCP thugs. It is not surprising that galu waluma mbwiyache.

Joloza
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Panopa ndi pamene mwayamba kuona kuti ziwawa sizabwino chifukwa akuotcherani office ku Bt.? Eeeee zimaphweka zikakhala kwa ena koma zikakugwera zimawawa ngati mmene zikuwawira a MCP Shame.

tizannka
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tizannka

So the plan is to entice the army to take over the country and then declare that DPP youths are no longer allowed to participate in politics. Later on the one party politics come back by use of the military. Such a sleek move from power hungry psychopaths

Apumbwa
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Apumbwa

Do we have a president or any leadership in this country???

Nalekwa
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Nalekwa

Kodi ma Office a DPP ali pati mu Mzuzu muno?

Richard Steel
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Richard Steel

I doubt kuti we have any leadership. We need decisive leadership to propel the nation. We need leadership that can forgo their political inclination, and address the issues rocking the country once and for all. Tisamabisala kuseli kwa court cases, there are things that can still be sorted out even as the issues in court are still being waited upon. Mr. President, wake up! Address the nation … not the ‘ndikunyenyaninyenyani’ statements, rather speak as though you were our state president and not political party president. You can talk to Jane Ansar, offer her an olive branch and security assurance,… Read more »

Noxy
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Am not suprised that MCP office is burnt out.Their followers mercilessly burnt out more other peoples property and a lot to mention.They should be the last to worry about this.It’s their own making.