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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 12:16

Kasaila to bring evidence of alleged ‘MCP murders’

Written by  Sylvester Kumwenda

Lilongwe, November 21, 2017: Member of Parliament for Nsanje Central, Francis Kasaila, has challenged that he would on Friday provide the house with evidence of alleged murders that used to take place at Nsanje Prison during the era of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) rule.

On Monday, the member rose in the house to comment on the opening statement president Peter Mutharika made on November 10, 2017.

He said the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has achieved a lot in the district to uplift lives of people in Nsanje, including those in his constituency.

He said people in his constituency are now enjoying benefits of having good road infrastructure, health services, piped water and modern markets which he said are things his constituents previously never dreamt of during the MCP era.

According to Kasaila, one of the only things people from his constituency remember of the MCP is the Nsanje Prison and killings that allegedly used to happen there.

“Nsanje today is not the same district which was referred to as naked. Under the DPP government we have benefited in terms of electricity, qualified doctors at our hospitals amongst other things. It is important to recognize that under the DPP, Nsanje has developed beyond recognition…”

“On the other hand, the only thing that MCP is remembered for in Nsanje is the prison which they (MCP) used to kill people,” said Kasaila who is also Minister of Labor, Youth and Manpower Development.

When questioned of the allegations, he continued saying no one can even deny the involvement of the MCP in the deaths of what he said were the so called enemies of MCP including the likes of the late Dick Matenje. This, he said, can never be erased from the history of Malawi.
However, this did not go down well with some members of the house, saying every member is under obligation to provide accurate information in the house.

Speaker of the house subsequently asked the parliamentarian to make available proof of the allegations he made.

“I will bring the evidence on Friday,” challenged Kasaila. 



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