Alliance For Democracy (AFORD) deputy district governor for Rumphi Newton Harawa has been severely beaten by unknown thugs.
According to sources within AFORD, Harawa has been beaten by thugs at his house in Rumphi.
Thugs are said to have been ferried to his house in a Toyota Ipsum Reg. RU 1020 on Saturday morning.
Harawa is believed to be one of the active members in AFORD supporting Karonga Central Member of Parliament Frank Mwenifumbo who recently declared to contest on presidential seat in the AFORD at the party’s forthcoming convention.
Recently, Harawa led a group of demonstrators in Rumphi demanding both an apology and resignation of Enock Chihana as AFORD president following the involvement of Chihana’s drivers in las week’s assault case.
Harawa has been hospitalised at Livingstonia hospital in the district.
Reports show that the the car the thugs were using has been impounded by the villagers and handed to police.
Last week two senior party members were also beaten by Chihana’s driver and bodyguards in Lilongwe where the party was holding an emergency meeting.