DPP suspicious of Chakwera: claim he is organising violent protests

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The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has hit at leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera over the maizegate scandal saying he wants to use it to incite violent protests.

In a press statement signed by the party’s acting Secretary General Francis Mphepo, DPP says Chakwera together with civil society organisations and the media are spreading lies about the scandal because they are planning violent protests against the current unsubsidised price of maize at the country’s Admarc depots.

“They will easily incite such violence by claiming that the prices are high because of this fabricated maizegate,” said the DPP in its statement.

Peter Mutharika and Lazarus Chakwera

Mutharika (L)’s DPP still attacking Chakwera (R). (File)

The party added: “These people think they are tarnishing the image of DPP government and the state president. Unfortunately they are tarnishing the image of their own country.”

Meanwhile the ruling party has commended President Peter Mutharika for setting up a commission of inquiry to investigate Admarc’s purchase of maize from Zambia.

The party said the president did the right thing which was being required to be done by a father of the nation like him.

“We commend the state president for appointing commission of inquiry on the so called Zambia maize saga. We are however most disturbed that the very people who did not want ACB, are also calling the commission useless before they have done any work,” reads part of the statement.

However, critics have been calling for the suspension of Admarc chief executive officer Foster Mulumbe and the firing of Agriculture minister George Chaponda to pave way for investigations into the maizegate issue.

At the moment maize at Admarc depots is selling at a higher price as compared to the price offered by vendors at the local markets.

Admarc told Malawians that it is selling the maize at a higher price because it wants to pay back a loan it got from a bank before purchasing the maize from Zambia.

But later it was revealed that Admarc bought 100,000 tonnes of maize from Zambia through a private company and not directly from the Zambian government leading to higher costs and consequently high maize prices.

It is believed that some officials benefited from the use of the middleman since Admarc bought the maize at K26 billion from the Zambian company yet it would have bought the maize directly from the Zambian government for K15 billion.

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  1. A boma nanu mulibe manyaz kututumusidwa ndi munthu wa opposition kkk nde akazawinatu 2019 nonse wa mu exile ngat JB basi.

    Olamulira amaopaso??? kkkk

    Chakwera go ahead, tili pambuyo pako

  2. Chakwera akufuna kulanda Boma – atelo a DPP By Mwayi Mkandawire January 13, 2017 19 People You Won’t Believe Actually Exist ? A Lazarus Chakwera ndi kutheka anagonja pa zisankho mu 2014, koma a chipani cholamula cha DPP sakugona nawo tulo.Malinga ndi chikalata chimene chipani cholamula cha DPP chatulutsa, mtsogoleri wotsutsa bomayu ati ali pa kalikiliki ofuna kuchita chipongwe Boma la DPP.Chakwera akuti akufuna kulanda boma malingana ndi chipani cha DPP.Mlembi wamkulu wa chipani cha DPP, a Francis Mphepo, ati a Chakwera agwilizana ndi nyumba zina zoulutsa mawu mu dziko muno kuti azifalitsa nkhani zabodza ati cholinga anthu aukile Boma. “Akufuna amemeze a Malawi kuti apite kumseu akayambe zipolowe,” alemba choncho a Mphepo.A Mphepo ati a Chakwera ali pa kalikiliki olengeza nkhani yoti Boma la a Mutharika linachita katangale Pogula chimanga ku dziko la Zambia.Ngakhale a chipani cha DPP akukana kuti sipanachitike katangale, ma report anasonyeza kuti kugula chimanga ku Zambia panayenda njomba.Zinamveka kuti Boma linagula chimanga pa mtengo okwela kamba koti ndalama ina amafuna achite chosolola.Pakadali pano, chimanga chikugulitsidwa pa mtengo wa K12,500 ku misika ya Admarc. Koma akuti chimanga bwenzi chikugulitsidwa pa mtengo wa K5000 kukanapanda kusololedwa.

  3. Its a book of unfinished story about MCP dictatorial emblem.The mwanza murder case happened in their time Clive stanbrook defended them.But the blood stains still remains,relatives in dire poverty

  4. Its a book of unfinished story about MCP dictatorial emblem.The mwanza murder case happened in their time Clive stanbrook defended them.But the blood stains still remains,relatives in dire poverty

  5. MCP must apologise to all northerners who were forced to go back,those people still live to their memory.May be if shire river can go dry&MCP wins that years elections,things can change

  6. There so many people who have scars of MCP brutality.Some people changed their names in fear of illtreatment.History never dies if MCP is angry now it means the dictatorial scent is still smelling

  7. MCP is busy campaigning to disrupt the govts strategy of implementing.On the other MCP has failed to bridge the gap by compensating those who were tortured,killed by crocodiles,detention,exiled.sorey

  8. I Fanuel Ngalu am organising mass violent protest but i have never met the right Hon.Chakwera its only that we are all fed up with this stupid government which is worse than colonial one.You are stealing too much bastard failure thieves mitu yaimviyo.

  9. Hehehehehe mzamvutadi nzonsenzi kamba ka maizegate yatsitsa dzaye njomvu yatchoka nyanga.eeeeh zilikoliko tsamba liri lonse ndi MAIZE GATE,CASHGATE,TRACTORGATE,TIMESGATE,WATERGATE,ESCOMGATE,KILLING ALBINO, eeeeeeh dzatondekah .

  10. Bravo Chakwera!!! Dpp working without Central Intelligence Unit, will face the rock and split because of assumptions. Dausi keep on talking defensively, while opposition is prudent enough to work under ground…

  11. I’m not in any side of these politics but if it is true I support Chakwera becoz a dpp wazaza ndi mbava zokhazokha go ahead Chakwera not MCP

  12. malawians r also suspicious of dpp claims. why claiming now aftet that flopped housebreaking at his house? You mean u wanted to deal with him so that u can sail on smooth sea? Dont change this month subject dpp. This month subject is MAIZEGATE

  13. Sizikumukhudza chakwera , why putting the blame on others for your own blunders. He will utilize your weaknesses

  14. Otembo nawo ankangotsutsa evrythng end result sadaunukhe u président! Section 65 no 1,budget no 2, had h knon aaaash, so ochakwera kazitsutsani chilichonsecho w wl assist u to fail at thé convesion!

  15. Apa chilipo tizingodikira Ufumu wa Yehova basi awa anthu powasankha ankati ndiwophunzira koma kuganiza kwawo akuposedwa ndimunthu wosapita ku sukulu.Nzeru alinazo ndizozunzira amphawi.

  16. Kuba zoonadi akonzekera kale momwe ati adzibisarire, zachisoni inu a DPP, chiyambire utsogoleri wanu wachiwiri mu 2014, palibe chomene chikuonekera chosintha.
    Chuma chikugwa moti chikwere.
    Umbava ndi ogulitsa anzao ziwalo alikalikiliki
    Chitetezo chafa
    Chimene mukukumbukira kukacha ndi katangale, onani apolisi akubao mumiseu ndi muma roadblock anyanya.
    Maplani otukula miyoyo ya aMalawi munaiwaliratu koti nzika iliyonse ndiyodandaula ikakhala pansi kuti Malawiyu alowera nafe kuti?
    Ndikhalidwe lachilendo tikulionali ndi utsogoleri wanu inu a DPP.
    Tikanakondwera muli pakalikiliki wamaplani a zachitukuko cha Magetsi, miseu yogwirizanitsa yaikulu, madzi amupope ndi zimbuzi.
    Magetsi aitana adzamalonda kubweretsa zintchituzo.
    Miseu iyendetsa mofulumira zamitokoma ya anthu ndi makampani
    Mukunama inu, a Malawi atopa nanu!

  17. Demos won’t yield anything…. If Malawians are wise let’s wait for the polls…..demos always bring disastrous results…..I cry for my country #malawi

    • Komati nthawi yachisankho isanakwane 2014 timamva kuti kuli Mbusa wina ndi amene azatenge mpando.Koma chisankho kubwera kulepheranso kaya zinakhala bwanji kaya.Zotoi a Opposition anaera ine ndimakana kukanitsitsa kwantula galu kuja.Boma olamula ndiye amaba ndiye musaone izi zikuchitikazi ayi chipani ichi chizapambananso pavute patani muzavomera

  18. In SA demo’s are happening almost every day, violence or violence free organized by opposition parties or NGo’s but there’s nothing that the government can accuse the opposition even the leader of opposition joining the demos

  19. What evidence do they have. Pple need food and better infrastructure. This DDP is running out of plan. They had the chance but they have abuse it. Come 2019 DPP is out

  20. You are afraid, but know that the end is near…..Its not long Malawians will rise against your leadership, crooked ways, look at Nankhumwa’s wealthy in just 2 years, he can ably donate 40 million worthy of items and you think we are blind?? And Chaponda this is not his first theft, he is always being smeared in mud and that puppet of a president can’t even act…..Time colleagues, TIME!!!!!!!!