Mzuzu Police Revive 2016 Offense by DPP Zealots: They Attacked Chakwera
Police have arrested Democratic Progressive Party deputy national director of operations, Thomas Joe Nyirongo.
He has been arrested in Mzuzu City for a 2016 incident where he alongside three others allegedly caused at a Malawi Congress Party political rally at Chibavi in Mzuzu city.
The incident took place 20th March 2016, when thugs attacked President Chakwera during the rally, injuring six people in the process. Police arrested suspects, including Nyirongo, but they were later released on police bail.
Police spokesperson for the Northern Region, Peter Kalaya, has identified the four re-arrested as Joe Thomas Nyirongo, Lumbani Munthali, George Mwamtowe and Thembisile Mkosi.
“These people were initially arrested …for the offence of proposing violence and they are going to be taken to court very soon,” said Kalaya claiming the re-arrest follows abscondment of their bail conditions.
Kalaya further said the four could not be re-arrested in the past four years because political environment at the time did not allow them to do so.
“ For police to work optimally, we need to have a clear environment. The environment then, was not okay but now it is for us to proceed with the case,” he said.
At that time, the DPP was the governing party whereas the MCP was the major opposition party. The fresh presidential election of June 23, turned the tables.