PP Supporters Storm JB’s Domasi Residence

Former President and People’s Party leader, Dr. Joyce Banda on Wednesday got a shock of her life when she got woken up by a group of her party’s supporters who thronged her compound just to cheer her up. Reports indicate that the supporters were coming from a nearby ground where the party was holding primary elections. The supporters said they decided to pass by JB’s compound just to greet her as our loving president. “We love our leader and we knew we would be welcome. She hosts us now and…

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SAN B Joins Front Line Politics

Renowned gospel musician San B has declared his interest to contest as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Blantyre City Central Constituency, on an independent ticket. The artist, real-name San Bennet Msokera, has joined rapper Tay Grin, by joining front line politics ahead of the May 21 tripartite elections. The gospel music artist said he decided to contest as MP in the 2019 polls after observing what he described as failures to develop the area by former legislators of the constituency. Speaking in an interview, San B said:’’ After wide…

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MCP National Director of Research To Contest As An Independent MP

Malawi Congress Party National Director of Research, Dr John Paul says he will contest as an independent member of parliament during the forth coming tripartite elections. Paul, who lost during the MCP primaries in Mchinji Central constituency, says this is to please majority of people in his area who want him to represent them in Parliament. He claimed the people are frustrated with what happened during the primaries and they urged him to contest as an independent candidate. ”I really have that kind of support from people in my area…

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Bikoko Pledges to support Kwelepeta

Lilongwe City Mayor Desmond Bikoko has pledged to support Grace Kwelepeta, who is Democratic Progressive Party’s candidate for Zomba Malosa. This has put to rest rumours that Bikoko will contest as an independent candidate for the constituency. Speaking at a Press Conference in Zomba, Bikoko said the main reason for not contesting is to avoid dividing the DPP votes between him and Kwelepeta. “We are all President Peter Mutharika’s children, dividing the votes would give a chance to another political party to win the parliamentary seat for this constituency,” said…

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Malawi Journos Appeal For Protection in Elections Coverage

A call has gone out to Malawi’s electoral body to ensure safety and security of journalists covering the May 21 polls that seem to be highly contested and tensed. The journalists stressed on the call during the closure of a three media workshop at Crossroads Hotel in Lilongwe aimed at discussing and developing a media toolkit in covering the tripartite polls. The participants said MEC and the police should collaborate well and ensure that the media has safe environments to report for the attainment of free,fair and credible elections. “The…

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Mutharika Finally Speaks Out On Escalating Political Violence

After growing public outcry on increasing political violent acts, allegedly being perpetrated by the governing Democratic Progressive Party-DPP cadets, President Peter Mutharika has finally come out declaring a crackdown on those behind the undemocratic tendencies. The opposition, religious groups and civil society organizations are bitter with the acts deemed to be a ploy by the Mutharika administration to silence voices of dissent ahead of the May 21 tripartite polls. Off late, some people strongly believed to be DPP cadets have beaten up, intimidated and undressed supporters of the opposition in…

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