Oct 18, 2017 Last Updated 10:50 AM, Oct 18, 2017
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Malawi Government Accuses Opposition Of Spreading ‘Blood Sucking’ Rumours

Minister of tourism Henry Mussa (R) and Nicholas Dausi (L) addressing the media in Lilongwe Minister of tourism Henry Mussa (R) and Nicholas Dausi (L) addressing the media in Lilongwe Image sourced at manaonline.gov.mw
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The government is accusing the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Non-Governmental Organisations, of responsibility in the spread of rumours on the presence of alleged blood suckers in the country.

Minister of Information Nicholas Dausi has made the accusations on Wednesday in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe, during a press briefing held by several cabinet ministers, on the issue.

The rumours have led to the death of six people, who were suspected to be involved in the purported human blood sucking.

Tweeting this morning, the Malawi News Agency has quoted Dausi as saying this is a deliberate ploy by the MCP and NGOs to have Malawi labelled a failed state.

When contacted by Capital FM, Eisenhower Mkaka who is Spokesperson of thr MCP shot down the accusations.

According to Mkaka, the government itself need to investigate and intensify civic education in the affected communities.

“If they have proof, they should follow procedures and take the matter to court if need be.

“The DPP is desperate, they only want to taint the image of the MCP,” Mkaka added.

The spokesperson also stressed on the need for the government to ensure that it invests in civic education in various communities and also finds the root cause of the rumours.

The Clergy as well hinted on the same, attributing the rumours to a lack of love among people and moral decay.

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