Terror in Mangochi ahead of Chilima rally: UTM vehicles torched by political thugs

Two vehicles belonging to United Transformation Movement (UTM) have been torched in lakeshore district of  Mangochi ahead of its Eastern Region launch on Sunday by vice-president Saulos Chilima.

One of the UTM cars torched

Chilima arrived in Mangochi on Saturday after conducting an Imbozi tour

UTM spokesperson Joseph  Chidanti Malunga has confirmed about the violence, saying it’s true the party has lost two vehicles to suspected  political thugs belonging to the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Earlier reports indicated  that DPP had organised thugs to attack the movement.

Malunga was however quick to connect speeches from the ruling leaders to the attack party.

“You are aware that Malawi leader forewarned us to be careful because he will drop  tonne of brick on us. In our interpretation, we think this is what he meant,” said Malunga.

Malunga said a single cabin vehicle  was burnt  around  9PM on Saturday  while the double cabin vehicle was torched down in the early hours of  Sunday.

“This is typical of DPP. They are scared of a fair contest in 2019. We are confident of  brining the change Malawians can trust despite the threats, attacks and intimidation,” he added.

Malunga said UTM is a peace-loving party and  condemn in the strongest terms these acts of wanton violence that were unleashed on them.

DPP spokesperson Nicholas Dausi  and secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey, in a telephone interviews, denied their party’s involvements.

Dausi said it  is criminal matter and they should go and complain to the police.

The UTM launch in Mangochi is scheduled at St Augustine III Primary School ground.

The east and southern political region is feared will be  a hotbed of political violence in 2019 polls.

 

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winston msowoya
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SATANA,you still die-hard? Malawians have been enslaved by the MALAWI CONFUSIONIST PARTY(MCP)for over 3 decades and have resolved to break the chains of bondage once and forall.I think Mr.Satana,you are totally confused and sick in your head you fool.One thing you must bear in mind is that,Malawians will never be coerced to destroy their own beloved mother Malawi tribalistically and otherwise.You ignoramus,Banda failed to devide us,late crooked Bingu,failed to devide us and most lately,Peter Mathanyula.Nobody has taken Mangochi by coercion,but through good-will by the wonderful and Pan,Africanists Malawians.Wether bloody-satana wants it or not,the courageous people of Mangochi have spoken and… Read more »

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santana

If people follow politics carefully they would discover that during UDF rally in Mangochi recently the chief and and the party’s senior member Abubakar M’baya said it blatantly that no party is welcome in Mangochi especially these new formed parties. They said when people are forming their parties they should not take Mangochi as a place to test their popularity. This was the rally where ATU was celebrating his 40th birthday. It is foohardy for UTM to think that the Yaos can easily be hooked by their promises and lies. After launching their movement in three urban centres Mangochi was… Read more »

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Satana, living by his name, supporting terrorism and linking it to Yao tribe and possibly to the dominant religion there. This is the same place where a boy was killed. I believe you Satana you are one of the clever Yaos.

LEGO
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So sad with these stupid politics we are seeing now….I thought Wa Jeff is mother of children but her behaviour is total disgrace to the entire Malawians.Honestly how can a lady be in forefront of terror politics.She is organising to cause havoc to the innocent Malawians.Shame to this useless Wa JEFF

VYOTO
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VYOTO

TIT FOR TAT IS A FAIR GAME FOR DPP.INU NANUNSO A UTM TANGOWAPANGANI A DPP AWA ZOMWE ANAWONA VUWA KAUNDA NDI MUZAKA MULLI MU CHAKA CHA 2011 MUWAWONA ABINDILA MICHIALA YAWO POSACHEDWAPA PAKATI PA MWENDO.

Cognitive Dissonance Theory
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Cognitive Dissonance Theory

There have been three launches in Lilongwe, Mzuzu, Blantyre and this was the fourth. Why has this incident happened in Mangochi?

ndele
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ndele

apumbwa awa sakugona. tooo much grandiosity bastards and whores.
sopano dausi ati a utm akauze a polisi???????????????????????????????? mpolisi wake JOSE???? BULLSHIT AN ARSEHOLE BASTARDS. MUISIYE UTM NAYO IYESE. chilima wakuunikani agalu inu nkhalamba zongoodzera ,kumangophunthwa popanda mwala. shit zanu.
munya muona anakolongwe inu

DR MANGA
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YOU CAN BURN OUR CARS BUT YOU WILL NEVER BURN MALAWIANS THIRST AND HUNGER FOR CHANGE.

Maxwell
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Maxwell

But why God is wotching

mtete
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mtete

We know DPP organised the so-called handsomely rewarded so-called cadets to disrupt UTM’s program to launch its bus service in Mangochi . The thing is that DPP is so desperate it will try every trick in the book to derail any effort to bring the country back to normalcy since looting is so entrenched that doing the right thing is considered abnormal. Reminds me of a proverbial Zalangowe ( crooked fingers) who felt miserable if there was nothing to steal.

Nzika ya Malawi
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Nzika ya Malawi

Mr Ivorygate Dausi anganenenso chiyani cha nzeru ali mgulu la kupha ndi kuba?

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