Tension high in Lilongwe, residents up against Mutharika political rally

Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers were called  from the barracks to bring calm after residents of Nsundwe in Lilongwe rose up against President Peter Mutharika’s political rally in the capital city.

Violent protesters who blocked Mchinji-Lilongwe road forcing road users especially DPP supporters from traveling to Lilongwe where President Peter Mutharika is expected to hold a rally in Kawale Township.
People transported from other districts to attend President Mutharika’s rally in Lilongwe

There has been clashes between locals and the law enforcers  and social media is awash with the picture of the police officer lying on the ground in full police uniform. National Police spokesperson James Kadadzera has confirmed that the officer  has died.

Kadadzera however did not give identity of the deceased officer who has died in the line of duty.

The violence comes barely days after political commentators asked Mutharika to suspend the political rally in view of the political instability in the central region following the highly disputed presidential elections.

A journalist, who is currently at Nsundwe,  says the irate people have blocked the road from Lilongwe to Mchinji.

“They say they have blocked the road to prevent people from travelling to the rally venue,” said the journalist.

Mutharika will hold the political rally at Kamuzu Institute for Youth in Kawale after launching the construction of US funded 250 secondary schools.

The government and the Democratic Progressive Party  are going ahead with the preparations for the rally this afternoon despite the violence at Nsundwe.

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Cadate
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Cadate

Koma mdala wakula kwambiri. Masaya akuonetsa or zala za mmanja. azatigwera ameneyu. mutamuonetsetsa akutupikana. kutupikana kwa ukalamba abale

Mwinithako
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Mwinithako

Which Political Analyst,They are hypocrites.MCP simpathizes

Political Analyst
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Political Analyst

WHAT ELSE COULD BE EXPECTED WHERE DPP IS HOLDING A POLITICAL RALLY IN MCP’ S
TERRITORY, WITH THE CARELESSNESS OF THE 80 YEAR OLD PRESIDENT WE SHOULD EXPECT MORE DEATHS.

SAUNDERS
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SAUNDERS

Chakwera, Chilima, Mtambo and Trapence be careful, now you are being scrutinised by M15,FBI AND CIA You may one day end up in HAGUE

Cairo
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Cairo

Its a matter of time. for these people, history is very clear about all what is happening

Goliati
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Goliati

Anakunamizani zimenezi ndindani?

Tuvitwana
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Tuvitwana

APM WANENA YEKHA KUTI HE IS NOT A MALAWIAN KKKKKKKK, GARU WENIWENI UYU!

tung'ande
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tung'ande

I thought you said people no longer trust APM then where are these people who are being blocked from. Chakwela and Chilima should know that even if elections were held tomorrow AMP is going to win. People have seen thaat Chakwera anD chilima are political crminals

njpapi
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njpapi

you are forgetting how the alubinos have been killed

Charie
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Charie

DPP ndi more fire pachigawo cha pakati.ndinali komko ku nsonkhanoko.

pitala
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pitala

Umuuze pitala wakoyo apitenso ku mpoto akumudikilila moto buuuh wa dpp ukayakenso

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Packed in unroad worthy lorries. Only in Africa. Btw, dont these people have anything good to do with their lives other than going to witness and see this useless old man?

Maunits
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Maunits

You are happy that law enforcers are being killed like bulls because of your tippex president who is holding a rally in a different territory. This territory is not his territory that is why he enters with military tanks shame on dpp!!!!!!!!

SAUNDERS
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SAUNDERS

stupid person

Kaitano
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Kaitano

You are much than him.

Mulopwana
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Mulopwana

Arrest the rioters and keep them in the cooler. Malawi is one and nobody should bar people from addressing rallies anywhere. The president as citizen number one is free to visit and address rallies anywhere. Stop this nyau nonsense chifukwa mukathera ku maula kodya kamodzi patsiku

Gule wankulu
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N

Muhariwa
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Muhariwa

Billy Mayaya was severe beaten up in Blantyre with the AID of Police Senior Cadets.HERE YOU ARE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Partisanship bear fruits

Igwe
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Igwe

But he said he is not Malawi

Igwe
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Igwe

Yaa thats true arrest them starting with those who attempted murder Billy Mayaya, teargssed queens hospital where an innoncent woman and a baby was killed.

Gonakuphondo
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Gonakuphondo

Which Malawi is one? If South means Malawi, then Malawi is indeed one! Which one Malawi do you see deserving students being denied entry into secondary and universities under the guise of quota system. APM is a SATANIST and he is happy when people die because he is BLOOD-THIRSTY SON OF PERDITION. The fire of the Holy Ghost will soon consume him

Chigadula Rabson
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Chigadula Rabson

Gonakuphondo tell it all! the more blood that is shed the more powerful satanists become! By organizing this rally in Lilongwe, the kingdom of darkness was eagerly expecting to get some human blood spilt. Those who thrive upon human blood for power and wealth will organize more of similar rallies in the future, only God Almighty can deliver and heal the land of Malawi, there are too many satanists set loose in the country.