POLITICAL PERSECUTION IS BACK IN MALAWI- MCP’S HALLMARK

Victim of MCP’s political persecution: Osman with his fans after the bail ruling

BY FOSTER FUNDI

My mother always said when you have something to say, silence is a lie and not to speak one’s thought is slavery. The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but rather the silence over that by the good people. I was raised to believe that if you are neutral in situations of injustice you have chosen the side of the oppressor.

I challenge Chilima to speak up as I do, as slowly MCP goes back to its old ways of silencing and persecuting anyone whom they perceive as a political threat.During campaign period Chakwera preached tolerance, peace and love. Chakwera insisted MCP has changed. No it hasn’t changed.

The only difference is, the persecution of DPP and UDF supporters is championed and supported by Chilima and HRDC this time around. My own role model Joshua Chisa Mbele wrote “if I were you Foster, I would have resigned to a little corner for introspection for sometime and observe how the new administration shapes in.”

To my brother Mbele, I wholeheartedly believe that the greatest fear in the world is the opinion of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart. The roar of freedom.

The person who makes selfish choices or acts contrary to their conscience will never be at peace. A person who sits back while others suffer or struggle will never feel good, or feel that they are enough, no matter how much they accomplish or how impressive their reputation may be. That’s why I speak up even at the expense of knowing fully well that I am the next target by the MCP oppressive regime.MLK once observed that you may be 45 years old, as I happen to be.

And one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And you refuse to do it because you are afraid. You refuse to do it because you want to live longer. You’re afraid that you will lose your job, or you are afraid that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity, or you’re afraid that somebody will stab you, or shoot at you or bomb your house. So, you refuse to take the stand. Well, you may go on and live until you are 90, but you’re just as dead at 45 as you would be at 90.

And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit. As long as our supporters are being terrorized everyday because of where they come from, their tribe, party they support, or arrested for cooked up crimes let alone lose their jobs not because they’re not qualified or experienced but rather because they come from the south or support DPP and UDF.

That ladies and gentlemen will force me to speak up without fear or favor. Yes, I hate hypocrites with passion. I therefore urge Chakwera and Chilima to drop all sham and cooked up charges against Dan Lu, M’thandizi Ward Councillor Isaac Jomo Osman a.k.a Mtopwa 1, Kambalame and many others. I am aware that this request will fall on death ears knowing the history of MCP. They say it’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing.

It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there’ll be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result. MCP will never change.

9 Responses to "POLITICAL PERSECUTION IS BACK IN MALAWI- MCP’S HALLMARK"

  1. Ungwelu   July 3, 2020 at 7:51 am

    That is not correct. I am reliably informed that Osman and Dan Lu are alleged to have committed crimes during the APM administration. But the misused police looked away. Similarly the DPP cadet in Lilongwe who assaulted MCP GS committed the crime in April but the police cadets looked away. So what this Alliance Government is trying to do is to correct the inaction of the police. There is no persecution. The medical report is clear about the Lilongwe incident.

    Kulemba zambirimbiri zopanda ntchito.

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  2. e-soldier   July 3, 2020 at 9:50 am

    If you as principled as you claim, why are you hiding behind Malawi Voice and where have you been all this time????!!!!

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  3. bumbling henchman   July 3, 2020 at 10:14 am

    I hope the police inactivity in apm’s regime will also arrest and prosecute msundwe thugs. This mcp gs also attacked kambalame, i hope he will also been called to answer his charges. The mcp-utm abductions will be dealt with here.

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  4. Galumtsukwa   July 3, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Get it in your heads that DPP lost and they are now in opposition. Jomo committed lots of crimes including petrol bombing and murder. If you commit a crime then you should get prepared to answer for your crimes. More will be arrested. We are happy with these arrests.

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  5. MAJAHA   July 3, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    IT is sad that even those that were making against APM lero ali phe, was it personal with APM MR MVULA, GEORGE PHIRI, GEORGE KASAKULA E T C? U CANT SAY ON THE LIE ABOUT ALIYENSE FERTILIZER OTCHIPA WAHT ARE THEY SAYING LERO BUY MULIMPHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YOUTH LOAN U SAID 70 BILLION NOW THEY ARE SAYING 40 BILLION SHAME ON YOU

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  6. mwafilaso   July 3, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    kulila kosatha inu a dpp,mwayiwala mene mwazunzila anthu mu ziko lino ,mtmatenga ziko ngati ndi lanu chauta ayankha madandaulo a malawi ndipo mwagwa nayo, kaya ndikhale zaka 50 dpp siyizalamulilaso mmalawi muno ndipo nonse amene mudakali mukusapota dpp ndinu zitsilu

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    • Bongoloro   July 3, 2020 at 2:28 pm

      Don’t try to be wise friend. Unkadziwa kuti MCP nkulamulanso after several years in the wilderness but through back door.How dare you saying DPP sidzalamuliranso? Ife nkukhalanso zitsilu nkhani yake yakuti Chilima wakuthandizani kupeza mavoti nkupambana? Muzaona mbwaza 2025 mark my words. Pray kuti tikhale ndi moyo.

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  7. Marcus Garvey   July 3, 2020 at 8:31 pm

    Born a dog, will die a dog. MCP can not change. Actually, it is comprised of the disbanded MYP and their Youth League. That is why their president wants to reinstate these structures but now to be known “Youth Service” – Yeah! Hyenas in sheepskin.

    What Malawians overlooked after MCP was defeated, the country forgot to institute an “Investigation and reconciliations board” which could have looked into and ascertained all the atrocities the party committed on innocent Malawians, mainly from the southern and northern regions. So here we are, the dragon has had its teeth back and this time it will annihilate big time. But it is always said “Time is the best teacher” – all that will come to pass and a reset button will be activated. Then, only then is when proper remedial process will be applied. Surely, Chakwera and Chilima are not going to obliterate all humanity from the south. The little that will remain will arise and take a reflection of the whole criminality.

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  8. pooje   July 4, 2020 at 8:07 am

    Political persecution on Mtopwa 1, that is a joke-who is he in Malawi politics, if you
    mentioned senior DPP members, I would understand

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