I am ready to die for Malawians – Chakwera


…MCP to turn Mangochi into a city 

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President, Lazarus Chakwera, says he will not tolerate intimidation of opposition by the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and that he is ready to die for Malawians.

Chakwera, speaking during a political rally at Mtakataka Primary School Ground at Monkey Bay in Mangochi, rebuked DPP for instigating violence in the lead up to the MCP rally.

“I am asking President Peter Mutharika to intervene and put his house in order. I want to see those responsible for that incivility to face the long arm of the law. I will not accept any Malawian to live in fear because DPP is allergic to political tolerance” Chakwera, who is also Leader of Opposition, said.

A video circulating on social media showed DPP supporters burning MCP flags. DPP is yet to condemn its supporters who also threatened the lives of onlookers.

“We can make 2019 elections free and fair, but it seems DPP is not ready for a peaceful elections. Let DPP accept that we are in a multiparty democracy and condemn this nonsense and stupid ancient acts by its notorious supporters” Gerald Kampanikiza, member of People’s Party, wrote on Facebook.

“I keep saying no war is too remote to touch the rest of Malawi if we are not careful. DPP should not feel to be on top of everything political parties have smart notorious guys and can do more harm than they think. President Mutharika should be the first one to strongly condemn this barbaric acts before it goes out of hand” he added.

MCP proceeded with the rally against an order by the Mangochi District Council for the party to postpone its rally.

“I write to request that you postpone the meeting of the president of MCP to a later date because His Excellency the State President will be conducting these meetings in places where the president of MCP also intends to conduct the meetings,” says the letter signed by Mangochi DC Dominic Mwandira.

In another development, Chakwera also offered to turn Mangochi and four other lake districts of Salima, Nkhotakota, Nkhatabay and Karonga into cities.