By Chikondi Lungu
Armed thugs that attacked the residence of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President and Leader of Opposition, Lazarus Chakwera, who Malawi Punch has learnt were on President Mutharika’s ticket went back to receive slaps from their master for failing to meet their mission.
Buying the assassination mission, Malawi Punch has learnt that the Police Officer who guards the house was ‘coincidentally’ absent when the attack happened.
But National Police Spokesperson, James Kadadzera, who confirmed the incident, reported to the Press that armed police who were guarding Chakwera’s residence foiled the attack by shooting in the air.
“It is true that some people wanted to attack Hon. Chakwera’s residence, but he has state security and police officers who were securing the house fired shot in the air to scare the attackers who bolted,” said Kadadzera who MCP camp tagged him as a liar for cooking up the Report.
But in a separate interview, MCP Deputy Secretary General, Eisenhower Mkaka said it was Chakwera’s security detail which is being provided by both the party and the National Assembly that shot in the air to scare the thugs who had arrived at the house around 2:45am.
He said the perpetrators had parked their car near the perimeter fence and had climbed into the compound through a tree which had branches extending into the compound.
“They walked around the house and when Hon. Chakwera’s security officers noticed them, they fired in the air. They [the thugs] jumped over the fence again and left,” Mkaka said.
Mkaka further claimed that even though the incident was reported to police a few moments later, the law enforcers only arrived at the house around 10:00am.
“That is why as a party, we have a lot of discomfort. We don’t know the aim of the attack because it seems they were not after any property,” he said, adding that while two thugs had entered the compound, others remained outside.
The DPP leadership is also linked to a number of man-made deaths all for political reasons from Bingu to Peter Mutharika’s reign.