Terror in Salima: UTM supporters injured after DPP thugs ambush

At least 10 UTM party supporters were injured on Sunday, one seriously, after they were ambushed at Mlambe Trading Centre as they were about to set off for a rally held by party leader  Saulos Chilima.

A convoy of supporters of Malawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima going to UTM rally

Kaliati: Its terror campaign

Mike  Mikiri, UTM constituency champion for Salima central said the UTM supporters were in a truck which was about to set off for the rally at Nsalura when some men, believed to be ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) thugs emerged from a nearby bush and attacked the unsuspecting supporters.

“They had panga knives, they attacked the supporters with the aim of forcing them not to attend the rally,” he said.

Salima Police spokesperson Jacob Salim said he had not yet seen a report on the matter but DPP officials could not be reached for comment.

UTM secretary generak Patricia Kaliati said at the end of the party rally in Salima that some of its members were nursing injuries at the hospital after the attack.

“We condemn this  barbaric acts.  We urge police to take action,” she said.

However, the UTM had been a target of DPP attacks since Chilima resigned from the  governing party  to form the UTM and exposed high corruption practices in the ruling party.

Chilima accuses the Peter Mutharika administration of corruption, nepotism, cronyism, tribalism, regionalism, favoritism, arrogance, impunity and plunder of public resources, among others.

Findings of a survey conducted by Zomba-based Institute of Public Opinion and Research (Ipor) released last week showed that UTM and its leader are the third most popular grouping after DPP and opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

The survey report, dated October 28 2018, was conducted between August and September—barely weeks after UTM was launched—to assess the political environment in the country with 10 months to the elections and give an understanding of the political and economic environment in the country.

 

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#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

These thugs will one day turn against their own party leaders. When DPP is no longer in power to whom are they going to unleash their savagely talent

Charlie
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The recent ipor survey looks questionable because it lacks a section of undecided voters.
Normally it is that percentage section of voters that the political parties do campaign to win and swing to their side.
This survey poll did not have swing voters. What is the voting behaviour for this country? Are there no undecided voters during the survey and what was the percentage?

Nalema
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Nalema

Kodi Uladi Mussa and Jooma were not given any ministerial posityions in the cabinet reshuffle???? kikikikikikikik

Mlosi
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Mlosi

Works of Mr Uladi, koma dziwa tsoka dela LA wolemekezeka a Uladi Chifukwa MCP ndi UTM ali pambuyo pawo. Ayamba business ya kabaza chaka cha mawa, dzina LA wolemekezeka litha mu March 2019. Chaka cha mawa Malawi ilankhula.

Bibo
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Bibo

Uladi Mussa, the political prostitute, is at work here. He has Islamic fundamentalist mentality. However, anywhere Mussa goes, that party loses. Mark my words, DPP will be in oblivion after May 21,2019. Mussa thinks he is a smart politician, but he is a high-end dunderhead with a foul mouth and very radical but brainless ideas not good for the country. He is in the class of Mchacha, Dausi, Sanga, Mzomera Ngwira, and Jappie Mhango.

Josemapem
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Josemapem

Why do you rush into concluding that it is DPP that attacked these UTM supporters? How sure are you that it is DPP and not MCP? By the way Utm.is not a threat to DPP but to MCP. Therefore MCP is more likely to attack UTM supporters than DPP.

GWELU PITALA
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GWELU PITALA

Because DPP is the only party full of thugs, idiots, imbeciles who think a panga can scare away change. Change is imminent and change is coming. DPP is packing come next year. Even if a dog stands on ballot paper against Mathanyula, i would rather vote for a dog that Peter

Josemapem
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Josemapem

Ndiye muzavota nokhatu, enafe muzatilesa kuvotako cause we will vote for Prof Mutharika again

Otambwali
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Are you sure of your statement that “anywhere Mussa goes, party loses” are you sure or you are driven by emotional debating? Check your facts…He was DPP under Bingu ….. He was UDF under Bakili…. They won….

SUPER NATURAL MIRACLES
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SUPER NATURAL MIRACLES

BUT THE IPOR SURVEY /POLL
INDICATED THAT THE DPP WAS /IS LEADING ?? NOW WE KNOW
IT WAS DPP PROPAGANDA !!

Mtima uwawa
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Mtima uwawa

DpP waku opa

USAnatiiii uziona

UTM tili PA mboyo pako

Kaguta
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Kaguta

Only interesting thing is that the minibuses are branded United Tranformation Movement (UTM). I guess we should forget what is branded and focus and UTM as registered , without any meaning. The where the law gets shady !!!

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

You are majoring in minors. Iwe ukamazipaka paint, umalemba kuti delelte Pitala please or umangolemba chidule DPP?

XZY
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XZY

Were purchased before the party was registered. Duh!!!

charombanthu
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charombanthu

Akumva kuwawa. Akumva kupweteka. Akumva kuning’ina akamva za UTM ndi Chilima.

James
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James

Salima is the stronghold of MCP. Why would the DPP not be happy to see UTM snatching more supporters from the MCP? It doesn’t make sense.

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