MCP slaps Malawi police officers in the face

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Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has blasted the Malawi Police Service for granting them a deaf ear after a fracas had broken out at a rally the party held with other opposition parties in Mzuzu over the weekend.

On Sunday, unknown youth groupings armed with panga knives and pipes attacked some supporters of the MCP, the Peoples Party (PP) and the Alliance for Democracy (Aford) who jointly held a party at Chibavi ground in the Northern region city.

While there remain sketchy reports on who the perpetrators were, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is being blamed for the attacks, with other reports saying it was a faction within the PP which was against the union with the two other parties and therefore thought of causing mayhem at the rally attended by MCP Leader, Lazarous Chakwera among others.

Gustave Kaliwo

Gustave Kaliwo: Police have let us down.

But speaking at a press briefing on Monday in Lilongwe MCP’s Secretary General Gustave Kaliwo said they are still puzzled on why the law enforcers were not at the rally to provide security despite the fact that the opposition parties had sought notice at their offices prior to the day of the rally.

Kaliwo while seemingly suspecting foul play said that why is also surprising is that the police have not netted any person in connection with the attacks which left four people inured saying that some of the people who led the attacks are famous people in the city claiming that the police knows them.

He said that the MCP is concerned with both the dormancy by the law enforcers to come when they reported o them during the violence and even just to be present at the rally.

But Mzuzu Police publicist is being quoted in the media as only having said police are investigating the matter.

Malawi24 has however learnt that two people were as of Tuesday apprehended by police.

Meanwhile both the DPP and PP claimed faction have distanced themselves from the row, something which has left Malawians puzzled on the intentions the attackers had in mind.

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  1. What i know Olamula alwayz kusokoneza but y awanso kungoti azalawenso boma ndiye kungoti sory tinavotelanji amalawi inu eeeee.

  2. Mr Police Publicist, there is nothing here to investigate, who said it is just a rumour that violence and an attack was done? The facts and the pictures are there, just go and pick the people involved. Do not hide behind the statement that you are investigating, you didn’t investigate when you arrested Honourable Jessy Kabwila to the point that your Inpector General was quoted having said that there was no evidence, why investigate this time? Have you stopped your tendency of arresting first then look for a case, if not found fabricate one? It is either you do it or just keep quite, do not waste our time and tax payers money. You call on people not to resort to mob justice, and yet you cause it yourself by eroding people’s trust in your services.

  3. hey news24point of collection its not malawi police service but DPP police service thats why they didnt came to rescue those guys from panga yielding DPP cadets

  4. hey news24point of collection its not malawi police service but DPP police service thats why they didnt came to rescue those guys from panga yielding DPP cadets

  5. onse apanga chiwembu adziwika,lets unite and go to their houses ndikuwakwapula kwambiri,pamodzi ndi mkazi ndi ana.kuti adziwe momwe zimapwetekera.zikavuta burn them

  6. onse apanga chiwembu adziwika,lets unite and go to their houses ndikuwakwapula kwambiri,pamodzi ndi mkazi ndi ana.kuti adziwe momwe zimapwetekera.zikavuta burn them

  7. Malawi police is useless bola G4s. Mpake tindalama amapatsa tochepa. Police yamtundu wanji iziyendera malamulo a anthu andale, ndi chifukwa chake izi zikuotseratu kuti dpp ndi imene inakonza chiwembuchi nkuwauza apolice kuti akaitanidwa asakafike mwansanga kumaloko ncholinga choti zofuna zao zoti anthu avulare zikwaniritsidwe. Useless president, useless govt, useless police. Useful opposition.

    • Aaaa ndimakusatani man koma apa pokha Synet wanama.(1)kodi ino ndi nthawi yama campaign ans ndi ai.(2)chinawavuta ndi chani kukatenga apolisi asanayambe msonkhani wawo pozindikira kuti vuto ili silikhala la chilendo ans kupanda dongosolo.(3)akuti anakwanisa kulanda (confiscate)zikwanje 11 koma ati osagwirapo or mmodzi zomveka zimenezi?ans adziuza mbuzi zosaganiza even pa court angakapuse nayo,no wonder congress imachedwa pochita zinthu.

    • Zinthu zake zikhoza kungopwetetsa mutu, chifukwa munthu siungalande chida chimene wachifwamba akugwirisa ntchito iyeyo nkumusiya. I dont know how it happened. Vuto la police ndiloti they took time to respond to the courtesy call and there are rumours that NIB officials were also in town. For now i ud say lets wait for the police investigations as it is reported that some pple are in police hands.

  8. u have known to day that police is for ruling party.ife tinaziwa nthawi ya tembo akupha anthu.UDF misused the same police.now its Peter’s resume,leave him alone since he is not a causative of event.its from back

  9. Stupid rock headsgive a chance our new generation autholity u a all old now look at what ur doing, thats childish mukukakamila chani

  10. MCP/PP/AFORD mukungowoneseratu kuti zipanizi ndi za mbuzi ndipo asogoreli ake ndi ombwambwana kapena kuti zinsiru cholimbana ndi a police ndi chiyani.

    • Iwe nde waonetsa kuti ndiwe ombwambwana kwambiri. Ukufuna anthu asadandaule ngati siikugwira moyenera. Police ilipoi ikuyendera zofuna za dpp. Komanso iwe ndi azitsogolero azipanizi wochepa nzeru ndani, poti ine nkoyamba kuona zina lako apa. Pamene anthu ukuwanenao anatchuka kale. Usazalembenso zoputsazi wamva.

    • kodi iwe akuti maliko? ,kape,,,,vwapaaaa,,,kanfaudeeeee,,,,ochucha ndondoli, ukuti chani apa? kape wachabe,chabe ukuti chani apa?

    • Iwe Kamwiyo,I think unabadwira pamthuzi waMelayina,masiku asanakwane.Pa page ino ndipamene timaonera ogunata ngati iweyo.Ngati pali Chipani chautsiru ndi DPP.Ngati siukuona kuti Dpp ndi Mbava ,nde something terribly wrong with you.Dpp Chipani cha anthu opana Nzeru.Wamva za 69.5bn alipire Company imene siinagwire Ntchito, Wamva za 3bn ku MERA, za 577bn akulephera kutiuza za Forensic Report akufuna akwirire chifukwa Mbava ziri mu Dpp zinachulidwa.Nanga za 92bn ? Uwerenge Pastoral letter mwina Nzeru zibweramo mmutu mwakomo.Chipani cha New MCP ,ndi chokhacho chilibe mbiri ya CASHGATE.Ngati siukuona zimezi ndikuti mmutu wakowo muli kangaude thooo.Tikufuna anthu azilakhula zomanga malawi osati zautsiru zakozo.Stupid !!

  11. Ndeu yapachiweniweni salelesa mukadamva kuti wapolisi waphedwa. Dzana lomweli alumanando nzinda wake umeneu ndiye walekeni azikhapana nkumaloza chala wina

  12. Ndeu yapachiweniweni salelesa mukadamva kuti wapolisi waphedwa. Dzana lomweli alumanando nzinda wake umeneu ndiye walekeni azikhapana nkumaloza chala wina

  13. kkkkkk Sorry Anali kumaliro A Grace kkkkkk nanuso Azanu akulira inu busy msonkhano mmmm!!! Amatero!!chocho Sibo next tym osazapangaso zimenezi.

  14. kkkkkk Sorry Anali kumaliro A Grace kkkkkk nanuso Azanu akulira inu busy msonkhano mmmm!!! Amatero!!chocho Sibo next tym osazapangaso zimenezi.

  15. MCP PP AFORD Nanunso onesani mphavu kuti boma lisadelele likukondela mbali imodzi wa DPP akapeze nanunso mumukhape 2019 ambili mwa ife tili kunja tikubwela DPP yapwanyila ufulu

  16. MCP PP AFORD Nanunso onesani mphavu kuti boma lisadelele likukondela mbali imodzi wa DPP akapeze nanunso mumukhape 2019 ambili mwa ife tili kunja tikubwela DPP yapwanyila ufulu

  17. Kukufunika kuthana ndimuchitdwe umenewu. Zigawenga za Dpp we have to revenge them kuwalondora mumakomo mwao after zipolowezo. Anthu otelewa akufunika chipongwe ena atengelepo lesson

  18. Malawians! Malawians! this is not the way how things shud go in a democratic dispensation. Where was the police and what is the role of the police? Whether it be deliberate or not but Police has failed to provide relevant security as desired at apolitical rally at all angles becoz they are not partsans in politics. Gvt and its Leaders change every 5 yrs, it is absurd for police to cling and stick only to ruling party leaders becoz they can change anytime and those harassed today will one day be in gvt, my only sore question is how will they secure their jobs?

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