Chiefs demand apology from DPP


Chiefs from Northern Region of Malawi have demanded an apology from Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) over violence at their cultural function, Gonapamuhanya festival, held at Bolero in Rumphi district.

Speaking to members of the press in Mzuzu on Friday, eight chiefs from the region blamed DPP supporters for the violence that left several people injured.


Chiefs demand an apology from DPP. (File)

The chiefs observed that DPP supporters blocked Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera from attending the function leading to ugly scenes at the cultural event.

Chiefs further blamed DPP supporters for refusing to remove their party colours at the event that was not political in nature.

But government spokesperson Nicholas Dausi has faulted the chiefs for the blame saying they should wait for police investigations.

Weeks ago people from the region held a cultural event that saw several people injured when ruling DPP supporters attacked politicians and other people who attended the festival.