Allaince For Democracy (AFORD) deputy district governor for Rumphi Newton Harawa has been severely beaten by unknown thugs , Malawi News Hub has learnt.
According to sources within the party ,Harawa has been beaten by thugs at his house in Rumphi.Thugs are said to be ferried to his house in a Toyota ipsum Reg. RU 1020 on saturday morning.
Harawa is believed to be one of the active members in AFORD supporting Frank Mwenifumbo,Karonga central member of parliament who have recently declared to contest on presidential seat in the AFORD in the fourth convention scheduled on 16 December this year.
Recently Harawa led a group of demonstrators in Rumphi demanding both an apology and resignation of Enock Chihana as AFORD president following the involvement of his drivers in the assault case .
Harawa has been hospitalise at Livingstonia hospital in the district.
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Last week two senior party members were also beaten by Chihana’s driver and bodyguards in Lilongwe where the party was holding an emergency meeting.
Reports added that the car has been impounded by the villagers and handed it to police.