Malawi’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) is planning to destroy mosques and churches in the Lower Shire.
The party is set to spend billions just to ‘silence’ vocal and influential opposition leaders in the country as well as to attack churches and mosques.
This is according to a leaked WhatsApp conversation involving the party’s errand boys as led by notorious Councillor Luis Ngalande.
In the thread, currently trending on social media, Ngalande begins by explaining the agenda to the other members of the group.
He tells the others: “They want us to go and destroy MCP, Mia, Sitolo and any opposition [politician].” Ngalande mentioned Sidik Mia who joined the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) recently and MCP’s Nsanje Lalanje aspirant Lawrence Sitolo as targets.
Mia’s joining of MCP seems to have worried DPP as its leader Peter Mutharika took to the podium in Lilongwe claiming that Mia had bribed MCP President Lazarus Chakwera to make the switch from active politics to join the MCP.
The next two to comment using numbers +265995324911 and +265996115999 sounded rather skeptical of the ‘plot’.
For example +265996115999 wrote: “Pootcha mizikiti ndi ma churches paopsya. And guys don’t think MCP has weak youths, we need proper back up, ena atiponda kale so I’m not convinced working before paid.”
Next up, Ngalande went on to open up that Mutharika had given him and the other errand DPP boys a whooping K250 Million.
He also revealed that several cabinet ministers have all been paid millions to run miscellaneous activities in Nsanje district.
One constituency in the district, Nsanje Lalanje, had its parliamentary seat fell vacant after the death of lawmaker Sam Ganda.
A tight race rages on between Sitolo and DPP’s Gladys Ganda. The by-elections take place on 17 October 2017.
The DPP youth were earlier this year condemned for attacking Lilongwe City deputy Mayor Juliana Kaduya who has since joined the MCP.
In March this year, Malawi24 carried a report in which the youth were advised to stop being tools for politicians in the country.
Verbal attacks between the two parties escalate as Malawi heads to the ballot in two years’ time.
Analysts say the current attacks the two main parties are involved in are setting the tone for the 2019 elections and show there will be stiff competition and that no party is in any way overlooking the threat of the other.
Below is the full Whatsapp conversation where the plot is discussed
[25/09, 10:26] Hon Ngalande Youth Leader: Guys: They want us to go and destroy MCP, Mia, Sitolo and any opposition
[26/09, 10:29] +265995324911: They? So it now they now we.
[25/09, 10:36] +265996115999: kkkkkk. Pootcha Mizikiti ndi ma Churches paopsya. And guys don’t think MCP has weak youths ,we need proper back up ,ena atiponda kale so I’m not convinced working before paid ,
[25/09, 12:48] +265996115999: Though I m sure ,this constituency we made a mistake ,shadow wathu ndi mbola
[26/09, 8:03] Hon Ngalande Youth Leader: Let me give you the breakdown of the benefits from money we got from APM:
1: Mrs Ganda Got 20 million.
2: Hon Katsaila Got 100 million.
3: Bright Msaka got 50 million
4: Mwanamveka got 50 million
5: Dausi 120 Million.
6: Nankhumwa 50 million
7: Henry Mussa and Jappie Nhango 80 million.
8: This group got 250 million. So this group should do more than the honourable ministers themselves.
[26/09, 8:20] +265995324911: Meanwhile APM has sent seven ministers to campaign for Nsanje Lalanje from tumoro
[26/09, 8:21] +265995324911: 1. Hon Kasaila to address the core campaign team in nsanje on 26 September
[26/09, 8:21] +265995324911: 2. Hon Bright Msaka to address primary and secondary school teachers in nsanje Lalanje
[26/09, 8:21] +265995324911: On 28th
3. Hon mwanamvekha to address pastors in Lalanje on 29 September
[26/09, 8:21] +265995324911: Hon Dausi to address pensioners and market comitees in Lalanje on 28 September
[26/09, 8:22] +265995324911: Hon Dausi to address pensioners and market comitees in Lalanje on 28 September
[26/09, 8:26] +265995324911: Hon Nankhumwa to address chiefs and area committees in Lalanje on 1 October
Henry Mussa and Jappie Mhango to address area committees at Phokera on 1st October. Everyone should confirm his duty pa with Captain 1 pa 888899090 no messages. No more group discussion until those sharing discussions have been caught. Says Captain 1.