A joint rally organized by three major opposition Political Parties led by Malawi Congress Party (MCP) in Mzuzu on Sunday was characterized violence as thugs armed with machetes stormed the venue hacking MCP supporters.
The thugs who are purportedly to have been hired by the other opposition People’s Party (PP) functionary belonging to Christopher Mzomera Ngwira and were using minibus registration number DA 1069.
According to reports from Mzuzu, the functionally were not happy with the presence of Kamlepo Kalua who happens to be the Party’s third Vice President.
Thugs stripped naked women and other people who were putting on PP regalia and in the process hacked four MCP members including personal aid to MCP President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera.
But others have linked the attackers to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), saying their target was MCP President.
Speaking during the rally, Chakwera denounced the attack, saying Malawi is not ready to shed blood again.
On his part, Alliance for Democracy (Aford ) President Enock Chihana accused the Police for failing to provide security at the venue.
Earlier, the thugs uprooted flags the opposition erected at the venue and in the city.