Two shot as police, MCP supporters clash over electoral results protest: 2 MPs nabbed, more arrests looming

Malawi police have shot and severely wounded a man and a woman in Lilongwe on Thursday as riot officers dispersed stone-throwing opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) supporters protesting the May 21 Tripartite Elections results.

Victim of Malawi election protest: MCP supporter shot
Supporters of the opposition Malawi Congress Party had gathered in the capital Lilongwe in an ongoing protest campaign after the May 21 presidential election, which their leader Lazarus Chakwera narrowly lost.

Two  people shot  in the clashes had yet to be identified.

The man was shot in the face while a  woman is reported to have been shot in the leg.  They have both  since been rushed to Kamuzu Central Hospital .

Nyasa Times is yet to verify whether the MCP supporters have been shot with a rubber bullet or live ammunition.

The law enforcers  have also arrested two Malawi Congress Party (MCP) legislators in Lilongwe suspected to be ring leaders of violent protests the opposition party is holding over the election.

Police have arrested Alfred Jiya, Lilongwe city centre MP and his colleague, Ulemu Msungama, legislator for Lilongwe city south east constituency.

Reports indicate the law enforcers are looking for MCP director for youth Richard Chimwendo Banda on the charges of inciting violence.

There have been running battles between MCP cadres and the police at the city centre in the Capital City as the MCP faithful wanted to make another protest march.

US outgoing ambassador Virginia Palmer and MCP president Lazarus Chakwera were caught in the cross fire as they were locked up in a meeting at the party headquarters building.

Also caught in the cross fire were journalists who went to cover the demonstrations but found themselves making news after they went scampering looking for cover following the spray of tear gas by the police.

The tear gas also affected work in nearby buildings including the US embassy which is very close to the MCP headquarters building.

 

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Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

When Police was just following the MCP Demostrators to the capital hill nobody got hurt but l wonder today u are branding same peaceful demostrators as stone throwers is because DPP Police has been instructed to stop the peaceful movement thats why there is running battles with Police.

tosh
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tosh

CHAKWERA STANDS FOR THE TRUTH , CHAKWERA DONT WANT MALAWIANS BEING OPRESSED BY EVIL PEOPLE LIKE APM WHO ARE ACCUMULATING WEALTHY WHILE MALAWIANS ARE SUFFERING

Lex
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I am failing to understand what Chakwera and Chilima are saying, they assured me that this elections no one will steal now they are saying, some one did it, how come? What are these two trying to tell Malawi? Why do you like provoking others, when they retaliate you start saying this is not human right, what exactly are you trying to mean? Those at Capital hill do no have rights, is this what you mean? Suppose you loose the case at court what are you going to do? Shame on you who are inciting violence. You are giving the… Read more »

NORTHERN MALAWI FOR FEDERALISM
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The regime of terror has started to torture, kill, and imprison unarmed innocent Malawians. This has not come as a surprise to the 74% that did not voted for Peter Hitler Mutharika and his killers. The Mulhako wa a Lomwe melitia and the Lomwe police force have been unleashed on Malawians to quash the rebellion. These Mulhako melitia have been armed and dressed in police and military uniforms. Peter Hitler Mutharika and his Thugs anticipated Malawians wouldn’t vote for him, and he should stay in power by arming his tribe to slaughter anyone who challenges him. This is a time… Read more »

Phiri
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Phiri

Paja a Chakwera anati akufuna akhetse mwazi.

Stain palato
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Stain palato

Aphesa anthu osalakwa

Dennis Bakomenge
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Dennis Bakomenge

Ana a DAD, Zizukulu za DAD, Asibweni A DAD Return Fuel Cards for Parastatal organisations, Tipp-Ex Elections are over, No more special Operations by Ana A Dad. Zisankho tinamaliza why keep Fuel Cards for Governments Departments and Government Organisations using for political gains?????? A Malawi kabwezeni ma card a mafuta a eni.

Joseph Tsokwe
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Joseph Tsokwe

What a crap MEC we have! Yet one learned justice says she is parting her back for work well done? Sure? By they way how do you part you back? Eeeish? No fear of God. No good conscious! No respect to humanity. It’s work of hatred and evil motives. Selfishness. People having qualities of godliness but denying its power. What a disappointment. People hardening their hearts to suppress justice. The love of money. God certainly is not happy with you! last day indeed.

Otumimidwa ndi Ambuye
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Otumimidwa ndi Ambuye

This Chakwera self Acclaimed pastor is a disgrace to the church and the Malawi nation. He was part of the rigging sadly deal went sour when he met his match in DPP and Chilima. Both Parties rigged. there was serious rigging in central region so for him to cry foul at the expense of poor Malawians is so pathetic. let him sort his loans and go back to the drawing board. we cant be held hostage for selfish of one selfish greedy politician. This has just helped to reveal the real MCP,they have so much blood on their hands. the… Read more »

Mwe'ene
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Mwe'ene

Malova a Yufi: inu mefera za eni izi.
Mukusowa ngakhale bulangeti mu June muno, kunjenjemela ndi kudzidziraku.
Mwaonako mwana olo nkadzi wa Chakwera olo wa Mia kumaDemo’ko inu? Bwanji kupusa chocho – ndikumafera za eni; pamene eni eni ake akungodya Pizza, ndikumayenda m’ma Prado, inu mukupondera nyerere pa mseu!
Aaaah!

Stain
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Stain

Apolisi aziwapha mwayi ukapezeka chifukwa akuchedwesa ntchito za boma

Vinangoken
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Vinangoken

Equal rights and justice Peter tosh