Villagers protest against govt decision to reinstate dethroned chief

Business came to a standstill for some hours this morning when 30 people stormed the Chikwawa District Commissioner’s office to protest government decision to reinstate dethroned chief Ngabu.

Archives: Former minister Ben Phiri installing T/A Ngabu

Some operations at the council were affected by the protesters who were protesting against the decision to make fresh inquiries on the Ngabu chieftaincy wrangle which they say might lead to his reinstatement.

The embattled chief was dethroned in 2018 by former president Peter Mutharika.

He was accused of corruption and maladministration.

The protesters have vowed not to leave the DC’s office until they get a clear assurance on the issue, arguing that they are sensing political interference in the matter.

People accuse the chief of selling peoples’ land and firing village heads without following procedures.

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1 year ago

MCP trying to put in place stoogies. Good that people have protested.

1 year ago

This completely a fallacy! There was no due process followed in the process of dethroned Chief Ngabu to an extend that he was not given the chance to explain his case. It DPP style of “Summarily Execution”. Why should the people led by Paramount Lundu fear due process? The is also an injunction against installing a new chief. The problem is that dictator Paramount Lundu originates from TA Ngabu and would like to control the state of affairs in Ngabu while he has his specific area of TA Lundu. Lundu is the mobiliser of the protesting group.

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