By Malawi Freedom Network
A Roman Catholic priest based in Thyolo district and is serving at St. Mary’s Parish in archdiocese of Blantyre is in pains after he was brutally beaten by the notorious youth wing of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets.
The priest, Fr. Tengani was manhandled by the cadets when they spotted him capturing the footage of the podium falling apart on which the DPP Presidential Runningmate, Evertone Chimlirenji and the party’s Regional Governor for the south, Charles Mchacha were seated together with other officials.
The incident which took place on Thursday at Folopensi Ground in Thyolo North Constituency saw the priest being beaten until some police officers came to his rescue as the bloodthirsty cadets wanted him for dead.
The cadets had before the beating confiscated the priest’s mobile phone which he was using for capturing the footage.
The podium which fell apart while Chimlirenji was making a speech had in the process wounded several people who were rushed to hospital.
Efforts to hear from the DPP spokesperson, Nicholas Dausi proved futile as repeatedly he could not pick the call.