Usi says UTM ‘won’t be intimidated’: Accuses DPP in Mulanje of opposition harassment

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has intensified intimidation and harassment of opposition members ahead of the 2019 polls but United Transformation Movement (UTM) officials say they will not be intimidated.

Usi addressing UTM rally at Chisitu in Mulanje

Usi: We won’t be intimidated

A senior UTM official Dr Michael Usi said the harassment and intimidation is a matter of concern to the democratic Malawi.

This follows the DPP disruption of some programs at a rally Usi and other top UTM officials held on Sunday at Chisitu in Mulanje central constituency whose incumbent member of parliament is Local government minister Kondwani Nankhuma.

Usi wants to contest against  DPP strongman Nankhumwa in the forthcoming elections.

A scheduled football match was abruptly cancelled after marauding DPP cadets meted out violence and the teams which were supposed to play were whisked to safety as the DPP cadets snatched a football which was to be used during the games.

“This is very bad for our democracy. In a democracy, everyone is supposed to hold rallies but the DPP is now resorting to medieval political tactics. We will not be intimidated,” said Usi.

Usi said the politics of violence and terror, the politics of tonnes of bricks  is totally unacceptable.

Telling Nyasa Times “we will not be intimidated”, Usi pledged to “pursue all means necessary, legal, constitutional, to make sure we the people express their will through a free, fair and credible elections.”

In his first rally after his election as vice president of the DPP, Nankhumwa promised to practice violence free politics, telling cadets to avoid harassing the opposition and the media.

 

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tizanka
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tizanka

A bunch of crybabies, if you don’t have a stomach for politics then step down your retards

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

As Malawians, MPs both opposition and ruling, we need to enforce laws making any paramilitary wing unlawful otherwise , we will have war. e.g. we nearly had acivil war during operation bwezani because Myp( paramilitary) killed a real military. Hoodloom wee responsible for Rwanda and Bururndi massacre.

Bristone Mabichi
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Bristone Mabichi

We all know that DPP has pressed a panic button and they will do all they can to frustrate the winning team. It is over, DPP has thrown in the towel no wonder these babaric tactics. 2019 is a year of total change, …

300km/he chilima bodza bullet train
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300km/he chilima bodza bullet train

pay back tym. didn’t u know that politics is a dirty game?
Peter&Atupele 2019 moto kuti buuuuuuu

Kaguta
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Kaguta

Ambuye Che Manganya, will those 12 year olds vote for you ? To call a spade a spade, you cannot win that fight in Mulanje Central . Mwina your PhD has informed you otherwise !! Dr Usi ? My foot

ANANVERUWA AKUMALOWA
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ANANVERUWA AKUMALOWA

iiiiiiiii koma akulu akulu manganya wafika pamenepa mamaine mantha andigwira taonani anthuwo abale inu koma chilima more fireeeee

matela
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matela

manga do not worry DELA UTENGA KUKHALA NDUNA SIKUZIWA ZONSE.ANTHU AKUDERA AKUKUFUNISISA

Independent Diplomat
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Independent Diplomat

Crying babies. Full of excuses !

BigMan
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BigMan

This is unfortunately what every administration that is about to lose power and has lost the plot resorts to. Violence, intimidation, persecution and looting of government coffers. DPP is on its death bed, let it rot.

Mkaika
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Mkaika

Wishful conclusion. DPP was never intimidated like this in 2014 although it was about to win power

Justice
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Justice

Ambwiye…DPP members are the ones that harass others not the other way round. In 2014, the harassers were in opposition

Nafenso
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Nafenso

amai didnt practice DPP style of politics

POOR MAN FEEL IT
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koma guys asiyeni azanu apangev msokhano wawo zimene mukuchitazo Chauta Namalenga akuona tu iziiiiiii chonde siyani kuzuza azanu sibwino

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