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Bloodshed in Mzuzu as PP rejects Chakwera

Written by  Sam Phiri

There was bloodshed at Chibavi ground in Mzuzu where the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), AFORD and Peoples Party (PP) held a political rally.

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According to a report monitored on Times TV, a group of almost 10 unidentified men arrived at the scene with machetes ordering all PP members to vacate from the venue.
A lot of people sustained deep cuts in the head after being hacked and were rushed to Mzuzu Heath Centre.


This is a third rally to be organised by the two opposition parties recently which have been embodied in intra-party fighting.


Last month, thugs in the same city disrupted a rally which was expected to be organised by the party’s acting president Uladi Mussa.


It was later discovered that the violence was organised by people in the party who disapprove Mussa as an acting president.


As for MCP, some members went to court suing Chakwera for his undemocratic tendency of self appointing people into positions without a convention.


 A move which they said is against the constitution of the once mighty MCP.
The Court on Friday ruled in their favour that the party must hold a national indaba before 90 days.


In a related development Peoples Party has denied endorsing Chakwera as its candidate for 2019 elections.


The denial comes after a PP MP for Mzimba South Makwenda Chunga said the orange camp which has been without a leader since losing in 2014 general elections has endorsed the former reverend turned politician as its leader.


Chunga said this at a joint rally with MCP held in his constituency on Saturday that come 2019 Chakwera will lead the two parties.


Chakwera was also present at the rally.


But PP spokesperson Ken Msonda denied the reports and described them as wishful thinking.


“May be Hon Chunga said this due to over excitement but Chakwera has never been endorsed by us and come 2019 our party will have its candidate not Chakwera.The ideologies of MCP and PP are different so Chunga is lying,” said Msonda.


He added that the two camps’ working relationship is purely in parliament.

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