Nankhumwa Describes DPP Members' Arrest 'Witch Hunting'
The Democratic Progressive Party, DPP, has asked the new government to concentrate on development and national building unlike arresting its members based on hear-says.
Speaking after visiting Gelard Viola at Chikwawa police station, DPP' Vice president for the South Kondwani Nankhumwa says the current witch-hunting targeting DPP members including Gelard Viola has to stop and promote unity in the country.
Police netted Viola on Saturday morning but law enforcers at the police station are mum on charges leveled against Viola.
However, Viola believes the arrest is politically motivated.
There are speculations that Viola used a government vehicle as collateral to obtain a loan from a Ngabu based business man.
It is alleged that officials from OPC have been looking for the vehicle since last year, upon discovering the vehicle at Ngabu trading center, the officials reported the matter to police.
It is said when quizzed by Police, the Ngabu based loan shark refused to release the vehicle until he was paid back his money by Mr Gerald Viola.
Leader of opposition who is also DPP vice president for the southern region has described the arrest of viola as witch hunting calling on Chakwera regime to concentrate on development and enhancing national unity.
"If such arrests continue, it will soon or later backfire," said Nankhumwa.
Other leaders that escorted Nankhumwa during the visit at the police station include Mp for Nsanje Lalanje Gladys Ganda and constituency leaders from Chikwawa South.