MCP behind blood suckers – govt

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Government has accused Malawi Congress Party (MCP) of perpetuating reports about blood suckers and being behind the violence resulting from the rumours.

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration has also claimed that it is not surprising that the stronghold of current administration has been affected by these rumours saying the opposition wants to scare DPP supporters in the Southern Region.

Sidik Mia

Dausi: MCP is perpetuating the reports.

Cabinet ministers Nicholas Dausi and Henry Mussa held a press conference on Wednesday morning in Lilongwe where the claims were made.

At least six people have been killed in Nsanje and Mulanje on suspicions of being blood suckers or working with blood suckers. Villagers in the two districts as well as in Phalombe have since mid-September been claiming that there are blood suckers in the districts.

Speaking on the issue, Minister of Information Dausi said the silence of Lazarus Chakwera’s MCP and non-governmental organisations on the reports show that they are behind the rumours about blood suckers.

“Malawi has over 515 NGOs, 55 political parties, 418 churches, over 3000 churches and mosques. No political party has come out. All the usually vocal NGOs are all silent. 515 NGOS no statement. 55 political parties no statement. Why?

“Many of these are always in the media speaking on a number of issues, accusing government even on silly issues but to our surprise these people are all quiet yet six lives have been lost, investors are being chased, goods and properties of some innocent people are being ransacked,” said Dausi

He then insisted that the claims that there are blood suckers in Nsanje, Phalombe and Mulanje are not true and he challenged villagers to name any individual who have had their blood sucked.

The   minister also condemned the violent acts that have led to the killing of six people in the Southern Region.

He said President Peter Mutharika has extended condolences to victims of the attacks and has directed the police to provide 24-hour security in the affected districts to make sure everybody is safe.

The reports of vampires sucking blood have also affected tourism especially in Mulanje where a Belgian couple was attacked by villagers in September after being mistaken for blood suckers. The tourists were badly injured in the brutal attack and their vehicle was also smashed.

Speaking at the press conference, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism Henry Mussa apologised to the Belgian couple and he urged all those involved to stop this malpractice immediately since this practice is tarnishing the image of Malawi.

“The prevailing vampire paranoia situation in Mulanje and surrounding areas has the potential to derail our efforts in promoting our country as a tourism destination but also as preferred destination for foreign and direct investment. No tourist or investor would like to come to a country whose citizens are attacking others due to such misguided beliefs,” he said.

Mussa assured the tourism and travel industry in Mulanje, and the country in general that the Government of Malawi will step up a number of interventions to eradicate the unfounded fears of blood suckers in the district.

“These will include increased Police presence in the area, increased awareness on blood sucking myth, and increased security in areas that are visited by tourists,” he said.

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  1. I thank the government with wise leadership of proffessor for telling Malawians that now have investigated and there are facts of sponsors of Anamapopa. So we are yet to see how you will deal with these.

  2. I thank the government with wise leadership of proffessor for telling Malawians that now have investigated and there are facts of sponsors of Anamapopa. So we are yet to see how you will deal with these.

  3. And the bad thing is that we are still using the same old constitution…listen to kalindo and stop pointing fingers at each other, this has nothing to do with the government..start thinking naturaly not politically..tired of MCP this..DPP that..

  4. DPP DPP DPP!! MCP what? You are the most Stupid Thieves in Malawi…you two so called ministers are Imbeciles to say the least. Can this government run the affairs of the country with these Stupid Brutes????? Eeeeeeish

  5. Now I understand that government and police are not 1. Malawi Police is saying there is no existence of blood suckers in Mulanje/phalombe, while Government of Malawi is saying there are blood suckers in the name of MCP Kkkkkkki. Mkangano wa zamoyo ndi zopanda moyo

  6. ADPP mwatani? kalikonse koipa mukuloza chala chipani cha MCP. Zomwe zinachitika ku Rumphi kumenyedwa kwa apolice ku ntcheu, kukazula mbendera za mcp ku nsanje koma chomwe mukuiwala VOTI NDIMTIMA mudzakhumudwa

  7. MUMAKANA POYAMBA PANO MUKUBWELA NDI NKHANIYINA” ithink mukuziwapo kanthu ndinuolamula because MCP si yomwe ikulamulila boma ………………

  8. KOMA MCP MKUYIOPA MAGAYE INU CHILI CHONSE NDI MCP,MWAONA JOICE KWATI ZII MWAYAMBA KUDANDAULA MCP,IFE SINGAKHULUPILILESO DPP NDIYANJIMBA HEAVY.

  9. Njaunju uja bwanji simukunenapo kanthu,chasowa,20 people July 20, and you are there oooo MCP MCP for what.useless ministers go to hell and sell your useless stories.

  10. Aaaaah guez khani ndiyaboma not kumangonyoza coz zithuz zidayambika tsiku lomwe president anachoka nziko muno zikudabwisanso pomwe wabweramu athu ajanso at ziih nde kunena kwake tizi chan? Sindikuheta boma langa komano ofcoz akanatifikila mwantendele maso anga anatopa ndikumangoyang’anira azimai nde winawe undsamale mayankhulidwe ako

  11. a malawi smuzatheka ,takambani nkhani iliapayi osat muzikamba yamunthuyo ,,anenapo kut mukambe za dausi apa ,,comment on the topic osat zopusazo…nkana musakutukuka mumalimbana nd zinthu zoti sizikugwilizana ndpo zilibe phindu,,,,nkhan ili mwambay ndyona kapena ayi ngati sichocho mukuganiza kuti chkuyambisa ndichani??

  12. Paja2 m’mene anthu amadandawula za nkhan imeney mumati ndizonama and zilibe umboni even IG anatsusa,nde nafeso tipasen umbon woti akupanga zimenez ndi a mcp…my malawi huh???

  13. ngati akupangabe nkhaza ali ku opposition nde mukadzalowa m’boma 2057 sizidzayambaso zapayoniya zija zoba ziweto ndikutidulitsa makadi komanso AYUFI ķugwilira azimayi ku mnsonkhano

  14. Mukachedwa ndidausi mitu ikupwetekani,mkuluyu amasuta chamba,muone kwawo kumneno anthu akuvutika koma amamnamiza President kut zilibwino,malemu Bingu anamuchosa udindo waunduna coz akamtuma amangolankhula zizungu zosamveka mpaka anthu osatola chomwe wanena Nde ndizi akungobwebwetazi,anakankhula kwambiri pankhani yachaponda ati kukhulupilika Ku chipani ,koma zitatembenuka anangot zii,alindimwayi kut amalawi ambiri ufulu tilibe kuli maiko ena ngat pajoni pompa atatula pansi udindo umeneu

  15. Chipani cha MCP ndichoipa ngati bala la kunsana, akuyesesa kuipisa chipani cha DPP pobweretsa anthu opopa magazi kuti tipyse mtima

  16. kodi za maalubino nanga zinatha bwanji? nkuluyi amanama kuti ndi wa intellegency koma nkhaniyi idamukanika kulongosola,ulondatu ndi intellegency ndi zinthu ziwili zosiyana.china is developing fast because it’s ministers are experts in their fields osati izi zachamba tikuona kunozi.

  17. muthuyi anali kapolo wa kamuzu lero mukuti minister of information and technology ndiye ndizimenezo angobwebwetuka zilizonse.malawi anasintha uyu tayikani anthu ophunzila bwino mumipandoyi.

  18. Izi ndiye pachilomwe timati ” Mkhwili ” pa Chichewa” Amfiti” Pa chakwithu ” Fwiti/ wathakati”. Kwawachera akutamba. Tawawoneni nkhopezo!!!

  19. muziikaika ma post opusawa.kt muzidziwa mkwiyo wa anthu on dpp.wonani aliyense sakugwirizana nanu apatu.muli nd mwayi poti shooter analetsa,ena akanakutukwanirani makolo ana apatchire inu.now,go bak and tell your bosses how infamous and hated dpp is currently!

  20. Winiko says zamasenga but you other guys you were refuting. Kodi Ku Mulanje and Phalombe zimuziwako? Anthu enanu ndinu ankoko but you are as if ndinu a Mu Lilongwe kapena Blantyre. Koma musamale ndimasenga anu opusa, musamanene kuti Mulanje ndi Phalombe adali kale.

    • Cadet Wati Chani?Mwinadi Nzoona Eti Kuzimazima Kwa Magetsiku Ndi Mcp Nso Eti?HiGH Prices For Farm Inputs Ndi Mcp Nso?Aphunzitsi Kulandila Salary Mochedwa ?Ena Saanalembedwebe Ntchito Mpaka Pano Ma Nurse Ndi Aziphunzitsi Komanso Mavuto A Climate ChangeWanso Abwela Ndi Mcp Eti?Hahahahaha Dpp Mutu Sukugwila

  21. koma izi zandalezi simungamakangane nokha andale zisamakhudze anthu kumudzi………. zikutinyasano, nthaw ya ma vote mufune ife pa zanu zamagazizo ife tomwe

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