By Albert Tambula
The Tonse alliance torch bearer who is also Malawi Congress Party President Dr Lazarus McCathy Chakwera has openly challenged President Mutharika the torchbearer for the DPPUDF alliance to a Presidential debate depending on Mutharika’s response and availability. “I am ready for the Presidential debate with Mutharika” said Chakwera.
Chakwera reminded the crowd that gathered at Kapiri in Mchinji that everytime before elections, Malawi does a presidential debate and asked the organisers to bring it on, because he is ready.
Meanwhile, President Peter Mutharika has not appeared in public since the the day he presented his nomination papers at the Malawi Electoral Commission at the Mount Soche Hotel in Blantyre on 7th May 2020. Mutharika presented his nomination papers alongside Atupele Muluzi his runningmate who he unveiled on the same day.
The due were later spotted in Ndirande where some section of the community were not happy with their marriage, and Mutharika’s leadership in the past 6 years and booed them whilst in their long procession from Mount Soche to Sanjika Palace via Ndirande and other areas in Blantyre.
It is reported that they were stoned too and the perpetrators were later arrested by the police but eventually released by the courts on bail with conditions and attached.