History Of Malawi

Month: December 2019

Video Documentary Series on the Assassination of the Mwanza Four in May 1983.

On the 18th May 1983, three cabinet ministers and a member of parliament were assassinated by agents of the Malawi Government. Popularly known as the Mwanza Four, their names were: Hon. Dick Matenje (MP) the Minister without portfolio and Secretary-General of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP); Hon. Aaron Gadama (MP) the Regional Minister for Centre;…

The April 1964 Elections in Nyasaland Amidst Terror, Violence, and Intimidation Against Opposition and Other Critical Thinkers.

The General elections were due to be held for the Legislative Council in Nyasaland on 28 April 1964. These would have been the first in the country under universal suffrage. The general roll was to elect 50 members while the special roll had three seats reserved for Europeans to be elected as members of parliament. A total of…