LL Police Teargas Atupele's Supporters
The police in Lilongwe on Sunday dispersed and teargassed supporters of UDF aspiring 2014 presidential candidate, Atupele Muluzi during whistle stop tours he was scheduled to address in some townships of the city.
The law enforcers dispersed people in Area 25 and later blocked the road to Area 24 where the youthful politician, 33, was also supposed to address people.
"The police are not being fair to us, they claim we did not get permission when in fact we followed all the channels. Some people have teargassed as I speak, if there are running battles with the police," said Ken Ndanga, spokesperson of the UDF camp of Muluzi.
Ndanga claimed that the police threatened to shoot the crowd if they dared to assemble at specif venues where the young Muluzi was supposed to address.
When Zodiak online journalist Norman Fulatira visited the scene the police had left after being overpowered by the supporters who at that time had started pelting stones at the police officers.
"I am right here at the venue but the police have left after the UDF supporters started hitting back at them," reported Norman.
Whether it is a matter of political fame or popularity but the young Muluzi seems to have massive support from Malawians in his bid to contest as President in 2014.
He is riding on what he is calling a platform for change and has since promised to create over 500,000 jobs for the youth once he gets the presidency.—Zodiak Online
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