Arrests of DPP top members a weapon to shield govt's failure - DPP

Arrests of DPP top members a weapon to shield govt's failure - DPP
Abused his Office - Kabambe

The opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has condemned the arrests of its senior members Joseph Mwanamveka, Dalitso Kabambe and Ben Phiri describing it as politically motivated and trumped-up charges.

DPP Spokesperson says the charges which have been levelled against the three DPP senior members are contrary to rules of justice.

According to Namalomba, the arrests which he says were announced in Parliament by the Leader of Government Richard Chimwendo Banda are aimed at concealing Tonse Alliance’s failure.

“These arrests and more to come are with one sole objective of distracting the attention for the Tonse Government's failure to manage the economy and govern the country. It is no secret that the Tonse government has failed Malawians who voted them for a Canan without sufferings. Instead of positively acknowledging the role of such Malawians who are providing them with alternative ways to govern the country and manage the economy, they are busy arresting them,” said Namalomba.

Namalomba: the arrests are politically motivated

Namalomba further says DPP does not want a repeat of one party dictatorial era.

“Memories are fresh of the many freedom fighters who perished under the heavy hand of the MCP rule

We know that these are tactics of a dying horse, The Tonse Government. We, therefore, like to assure all Malawians that the attempts by the Tonse Government to destroy the mighty DPP, the only hope for Malawians in this country, will not succeed,” said Namalomba.

Mwanamveka and Kabambe have been arrested on suspicion of committing an offence of abuse of office and procuring the commission of an offence of fraudulent false accounting, while Phiri has been arrested for being a registered owner of Beata Investments, which is embroidered in some procurement fraud and corruption scandal at the Ministry of Gender between 2018 and 2020.