UTM bashes Malawi govt on ‘lawlessness’: DPP cohorts defy Road Traffic on ‘Ana Adadi’ number plates

UTM Party has bashed the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government that it has no moral ground to stand on when it comes to ‘lawlessness’.

Chidanti Malunga: There is a danger that vehicles with no real registration number plates may be used for criminal activities [like abductiosn of persons with albinism]
The  party led by State Vice-President Saulos Chilima said in a statement released on Sunday in response to government  press release condemning persons with albinism who blocked the M1 road in Lilongwe on Saturday as one way of forcing government’s attention on their security.

Government statement through Minister of Information Henry Mussa justified Police brutality of persons with albinism, saying it will not tolerate ‘lawlessness’ from anyone.

But UTM said the DPP government is presiding over the most arrogant display of lawlessness in the country.

“It is ridiculously ironic that government can shamelessly condemn lawlessness and charge that no one is above the law when it is presiding over the most arrogant display of lawlessness in this country,” said UTM Publicity secretary Joseph Chidanti Malunga in a statement seen by Nyasa Times.

UTM said despite a warning from Directorate of Road Traffic and Safety Services (DRTSS) that failure to display a vehicle’s number plate constitutes an offence, DPP cohorts refuse to respect the law.

The party said Malawi is awash with vehicles whose registration numbers are affixed with plates bearing ‘Ana Adadi’, ‘Team APM’ or ‘APM 2019 Boma’, in reference to and in support of President Peter Mutharika and other similarly misguided chants as a way of evading the law.

“This impunity has been allowed to go on for some time and police officers who have dared to reign in on such excesses have faced dire consequences.

“The UTM feels that the DPP government has no moral ground to stand on and  accuse anyone of lawlessness. It should not use the law selectively to suit its political interests.”

Malunga said the situation in Lilongwe could have been avoided had government been responsible enough to act decisively on the concerns from people with albinism.

“These are human beings with real issues which cannot be wished away or toyed around through divide and rule tactics. Government simply has the moral duty to provide them what is being demanded,” added Malunga.

UTM says if government is as law abiding as it would have the world believe, it should admonish those that use illegal number plates and advise the Police and Department of Road Traffic and Safety Services to act according to the law.

“The UTM agrees that no one is above the law and that includes, not only persons with albinism, but also, and especially, the DPP and its so-called supporters. Vehicles that are immune to search are more of a danger to our national security than anything that persons with albinism are accused of,” said UTM.

Persons with albinism have been holding vigils in Lilongwe and were blocked by Police when they wanted to camp at State House to force President Mutharika to act on their security concerns.

Most of them were brutally beaten by Police while others were arrested on Saturday but have since been released without any charge.

Human Rights Defenders Network chairperson Timothy Mtambo said his network, and many other human rights organisations, have spoken against DPP’s impunity.

He blamed the police for failing to act independently and professionally on several other cases.

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JJ Ndirande
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JJ Ndirande

Ana a Dad number plates are the vehicles behind people with Albinism…Its well known. People with Albinism are suffering and someone just comes here and say NO. Lets be honest. Why hiding your vehicle number plates??? There is a reason for that. Or else you are transporting Cash Gate money,

mahome
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Muthalika must park and goo, munthuyu watiwonongela ziko kwambiri

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Much as I dont dont agree with “ANA A DAD” number plates, but they don’t impinge/interfere with my rights in any way. But blocking the roads by APAM affected innocent people like patients or even their sympathisers. Mr Malumga, is the PhD you have really genuine? Tione thesis yanu inu, mwina munangochita download pa internet tu

Kamsuli H
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Kamsuli H

Malunga is not siding with APAM in this case. Tamamvetsani pliz! Pali chifukwa chotani apa choti mpaka mulimbane ndi maphunziro a Hon Malunga????????

tman
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Malunga is only popular in radios,bwerani muzamve mbiri zake ku Nsanje kuno.Even he gets 100 votes,will be a miracle well done

2019
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2019

Do you have a PhD yourself to start critiquing Dr Malunga. You also do not have a moral ground to question.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Why can’t you just download yours

Roll Out ATI Now
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Roll Out ATI Now

Koma umbuliwu musamaonesere pa intaneti anzanga haa!. Malunga wanena zoona zokhazokha. Iwe kudana nazo.

Mashurubu
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Mashurubu

Iwe heavy duty !
Kulankula kwa ana amahule ndikumeneko !
What has phd got to do with thie issue at hand ? By the way , alipo ophunzila ngati malunga kwanu ?
Your late father ??

BigMan
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BigMan

A cadets response

Mulomwe
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Mulomwe

HeavyDuty, you are an absolute idiot. Oh my, you are beyond a moron. Justifying lawlessness. My friend, there were people more powerful than you and your APM who thought there were eternal kings with eternal powers. There are no where today, some are languishing in villages, some are hiding in the streets – powerless. Kadauluka kadzatsika!

Correction
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Correction

If you have ever gone through the corridors of the university of Malawi you Wouldn’t be asking that…

Ndata Albino Auction Floor
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They use Ana agogo vehicles to commit crimes like abductions of persons with albinism. They intimidate the police.

Sikusinja
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Sikusinja

Mwati Chidanti anaba ma laptop ku Bunda. Is there any basis to this or usual Ana a Dad smear campaigns.

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Very true!

Chinese
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Chinese

Chidanti munaba ma laptop Ku Bunda College inu lero muziti fwefwe APA. File ya mulandu idakalipo..SHAME

MBUMBA
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MBUMBA

I CAN REMEMBER THIS INCIDENT….kkkkkk….BUT HE REALY BROUGHT CONFUSION @ THE COLLEGE….

ayayaya…..UTM …..ayayaya….mmmm….CHIPANI CHADZADZA NDI MA CROOK ICHI……INU ndi DPP… PALIBE KUSIYANA….

Ndaonavino
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Ndaonavino

KKKKK mpakana kuba zinthu za ana a school? Ofunika akayankhire komweko ameneyu.

papa
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papa

zoona he is a shameless thief. i was a student by then.

Prophet Mboro
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No politics,even some of your vehicles travel without numbers on your convoy. Time yawo.Mukazawina inu kuzakhala khelele paja your Party is known for noises,like std 1 class.

NotWakanda4Ever
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NotWakanda4Ever

on a “convoy” its okay to travel without a plate or state plate for security reasons for VIP there’s already the police they know the protocol!

Kamikaze
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Kamikaze

Am a bit confused about this law of number plates do we have some period where this law is not applicable for examale have seen some government car and hired cars written TPE 2019 ,GE …..if this is allowed why can UTM have theirs written SKC BROTHERS 2019 hence he is too young to have a child of that nature .

Section 1000
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Section 1000

The problem with DPP reg numbers like the ana agogo ones are mot registered by road traffic and the police cant stop them bcoz who so ever does that falls on the wrong arm of the DPP government.

linda
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DPP supporters and their leaders think they own Malawi, NO! Malawi is for all of us. Mutharika has failed us, his education is nothing, zero completely! I think he relies on dull advisers he is more like a robot.

Getu Maseko
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Getu Maseko

Mbuzi zokha zokha zadzadza ku DPP. President opanda mphamvu uyu. He cant decide things on his own let alone guide and rule the nation. Mabi

NotWakanda4Ever
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NotWakanda4Ever

Hes dull too if your advisers are dull then u need to step your game at least you be the smart one.