Government has asked the main opposition party, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) to stop its dictatorial behaviour and become democratic when the party wants to serve Malawians.

This comes amid the allegation that MCP members were the ones attacking the people during the John Chilembwe annual memorial prayers held on Sunday in Chiradzuru district.

Speaking to the media, government through its spokesperson Nicholas Dausi described MCP as a party with recycled thugs.

Nicholas Dausi

He said MCP took the Chilembwe’s memorial function as political rally as the officials started distributing party materials such as T-shirts, stickers and others.

Dausi said this was the cause of the fracas at the function and not the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as reported.

“MCP has demonstrated itself to Malawians how it will lead this country when it will be in government. This is a party of recycled thugs and Malawians should tread carefully with it,” said Dausi.

The Malawi Police Service (MPS) has also admitted to have knowledge on the development saying some used weapons such as panga knives have been confiscated but no one has been arrested.

Activist Billy Banda has also condemned the development and asked political parties to stop politicizing government functions.

However, some eyewitness said it was the DPP thugs who attacked the people and not MCP.

Meanwhile, the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) has asked the DPP to apologize to Malawians than wasting time in cooking stories.


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