UTM’s Kaliati condemns DPP terror campaign as ‘abhorrent, despicable’

UTM Party Secretary General Patricia Kaliati on Sunday condemned political violence being perpetrated by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets and asked both international and local election observers to take action on the matter.

Dr Micheal Usi aka Manganya at UTM rally
Former first Lady Patricia Dzimbiri at UTM rally
Kaliati led UTM in addressing the rally
UTM rally in East Bank
Former Justice Minister Phoya at UTM rally

Speaking at a political rally at Mitondo Primary School grounds in East Bank Chikwawa, Kaliati strongly condemned the terror on opposition supporters following violent acts by the DPP cadets on innocent UTM supporters earlier in the day in Mangochi.

A video clip circulating on social media shows ‘DPP terrorists’ forcing UTM supporters in a vehicle and telling them to undress including women before assaulting them.

“This political violence is getting out of hand and it is only one party which is being associated with this violence. I appeal to both international and local election observers to take action on this now, they should not just come here and observe the elections on the polling day and declare that the elections were free and fair. They should start monitoring the process now,” said a visibly angry Kaliati.

“What has happened in Mangochi today should not be tolerated. How do you undress women just because they do not belong to your party? Malawi is for everyone and people are free to choose whom they want to support,” added Kaliati.

“This country is democratic and we shall never allow to be terrorized by a small bunch  of barbaric and selfish people. We voted for multiparty system of government in 1993 and some of the people supporting the violence were not even here, they had fled the country and today they are sponsoring violence? This is sad,” explained Kaliati.

Another video clip shows the perpetrators of the violence in DPP colours getting out of Kamuzu Palace where they collected their ‘payment’ of K50 000.

“We are coming out of State House where we have collected our payments of K50 000 each, have you counted the money? Is it K50 000,” boasted one cadet to his three friends in a car.

The DPP terrorists are also reported to have beaten and injured an MCP supporter Edward Govati for merely being an MCP supporter.

Just last week, the DPP terrorists also beat up UTM Director of Youth Bon Kalindo in Mulanje.

 

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AGOGO PITALA MUTHALIKA

This Country has no President panopa, Muthalika is too OLD to condemn violence

Favour of Yahweh
1 year ago

This is total acting. Are the utm members not ashamed of this act? Check the video and see the man coming out pretending he is being harassed but end up walking smiling. This is totally bad, the police should arrest these people are tarnishing the image of the country. Imbulitu uwu. Be civilised.

chakwana chakwana
chakwana chakwana
1 year ago

koma agaluwa akuonjeza bad

tizanka
tizanka
1 year ago

Nyasatimes, you are agitating these things. Just like the media in Rwanda that had a bull horn and megaphone for making people feel the anger to hit back you will be responsible for the chaos that may come out of this. You are making it as if there is violence at every corner of the country. This is bad but thats where you make your news and you wont stop. It takes a small match to starts a humongous fire. Keep it up until Malawi burns to the ground

Mirella K
Mirella K
1 year ago
Reply to  tizanka

Don’t blame the media. Blame the perpetrator. Imwe ndimwe chindere chakufikapo wati

Achiswe
1 year ago

The DPP clearly aim to win the forthcoming election by foul means rather than fair means. Beating up opponents and building stadiums will not attract people to vote DPP.

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
1 year ago
Reply to  Achiswe

Can you imagine DPP intending to build 4 STADIUMS/ STADIA in Blantyre yet there’s no district hospital in Blantyre.
MA PRIORITIES ngati a PHADA ndithu.
Are we still wondering that under “Masomphenya a DPP” pano tachulukana by 35%.. Asiyeni achulukane kwambiri azayamba kukhapana okhaokha ndikuberekana ngati ngumbi. Paja amakondanso zotibulana anthu ake.

Yatuta
1 year ago

Koma a president atilankure chifukwa zafika ponyanya ndi ma cadet amenewa. Akapanga zimezi kumupoto, DPP yonse idzaona mbebe. Mr president, come of your cocoon and condemn this barbaric behaviour.

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
1 year ago

Phoyayo bwanji Malaya ake alibe nkhope yaChilima?

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

The country has no President. Such violence and not a word from him? As for the police ministers, they are both simple thugs. Koma their day will come.

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
1 year ago

What are you complaining about, Kaliati? You are the one who recruited cadets to join the police service. Lero ndiye mudzilira?

Matcheso
1 year ago

The north requires federal system of government to develop —just imagine all these stadiums in Blantyre alone ??enough is enough this kind of nonsense can’t be tolerated !!!

Malawi wabwino for everybody
Malawi wabwino for everybody
1 year ago
Reply to  Matcheso

Even with federal system of government, with this kind of regime, its highly unlikely that the north will develop………what is needed is the change of leadership and putting in place visionary leaders that’s all.

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