Members of Parliament in Malawi are living in fear after reports that the Peter Mutharika led government is on the verge of netting other legislators this week over a feared coup plot against him , Speaker of the National Assembly Richard Msowoya claims.
Msowoya made the claims on Tuesday after he adjourned the house to Wednesday afternoon and said he is pushing government to give an assurance on the security of Members of Parliament.
“I have received official communication from the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) that one of its members was arrested yesterday and another one was picked this morning. I am told he has not been released. At this moment, I cannot guarantee the security of honorable members. You must also be very concerned about this. So, until I get that assurance from government on the security of honorable members, I adjourn the house to tomorrow 2pm.” he said.
The remarks came hours after police in Lilongwe arrested vocal MCP Jessie Kabwila. She has since been charged with treason while another MCP official Ulemu Msungama has been charged with sedition.