Chilima beef up security detail amid assassination threats
By: Vincent Gunde
Tonse Alliance Presidential running mate, who is also Malawi’s State Vice President, Dr. Saulosi Klaus Chilima, has beefed up his security detail amid threats that some people are working hard to assassinate him.
Dr. Chilima assures people in Karonga that once Chakwera – Chilima leadership is elected into Government, it will reduce Presidential powers saying Malawi is at a standstill because of leaders who have more powers than the Republican Constitution and the rule of law.
Dr. Chilima’s sentiments are coming following alleged reports that President Peter Mutharika held a secret meeting with the Army Generals and Senior Police officers on what’s next after the plan to fire Chief Justice, His Lordship Andrew Nyirenda, flopped.
According to the alleged reports, plans were made to kill Dr. Chilima and Dr. Chakwera so that elections be stopped for Mutharika to continue rulling Malawi.
The alleged reports says the Army Generals and Senior Police officers assured Mutharika that they will do everything possible to defend the country so that it should not go into the hands of opposition leaders and the Judges.
At one of his whistle stops campaign meetings in the Southern Region of Malawi, Dr. Chilima made revelations that the political violence happening in the country are being sponsored by President Mutharika and former president, Dr. Bakili Muluzi alleging that him, Dr. Chakwera, Timothy Mtambo, Gift Trapence and Saunders Jumah are targeted for assassinations assuring people that this will be reported to the International Criminal Court of Justice ( ICC) for investigations.
Meanwhile, Centre for Democracy and Economic Development Initiatives( CDEDI) Acting Executive Director, Mr. Sylvester Namiwa is living under death threats from suspected DPP cadets criminals.
Namiwa received an uknown telephone call on Tuesday, 16th June, 2020 at around 11:06 hrs from +265990754362 that his days are numbered saying investigations to establish his dwelling house, regular places he visits and the vehicle details he uses , have been collected and they are ready to silence him.
According to CDEDI’s statement dated 16th June, 2020, its Communication Manager, Edwin Mauluka, says the matter has been reported at Lilongwe police station and preliminary findings are indicating that the thug was using a mobile phone registered number in the name of Emmanuel Phili.
CDEDI is assuring the general public that no moment of intimidations or threats would stop the institution from being the voice of the voiceless, since it is their belief that in every society, everyone counts.
The organization is warning perpetuators of politically sponsored violence to immediately stop because soon or later, they shall be held personally accountable for their actions.
CDEDI is also warning the masters of politically sponsored violence to stop saying such barbaric acts will lead to their prosecution in a court of law.