Government has assured Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarous Chakwera, who is also leader of opposition, members of parliament and the general public that they will be protected by the state security apparatus and that their lives and properties are safe.
Minister of Home affairs and internal security, Grace Chiumia made the assurance in her ministerial statement in Parliament when opposition MPS asked for the assurance of security of their leader of opposition who survived assassination attempt Tuesday night at his house in Area 9 in Lilongwe.
MP for Lilongwe North East, Maxwell Thyolera standing on a point of order askedthe minister to make a statement if their leader and members are safe after armed thugs attempted to break into the house of Chakwera where they fired some bullets in the process.
“Madam first deputy speaker, the issue here is of national concern as we are not sure if our leader is safe and indeed us if we are safe. We know this is not for the first time as armed people also broke into the house of the country’s vice president Dr Saulosi Chilima as well as the minister of home affairs and internal security now minister of lands Honourable Atupele Muluzi.
“And we are aware that the police officer who was responsible for investigations of Chilima house attack is that lady who was murdered in Salima. We want the minister to issue a statement and assure us, as well as Malawians that we are safe,” said Thyolera amid handclaps and ululating from opposition and independent side.
But in her response , Chiumia said it’s a regrettable news to hear of the attack at Chakwera’s house, saying as government it is also corncened and sympathize with him.
She said it’s the wish of the government to see a safe Malawi and that each citizens of the country is safe.
Chiumia then promised the House that her ministry will investigate the matter and urge those with information to help authorities in order for them to bring to book those responsible.
Of course the DPP government does not bring to book criminals of grave crimes like the murder of Anti Corruption Bureau director Issa Njauju, murder of University student Robert Chasowa and some mysterious accidents.