Archbishop says Bingu was visionary leader

Archbishop Thomas Msusa of the influential Catholic Church in Malawi who led a memorial mass of late president Bingu wa Mutharika at Ndata Farm in Tyholo said the late Mutharika was a visionary leader.

President Mutharika and his wife paying tribute to Bingu

President Mutharika and his wife paying tribute to Bingu

Mutharika's widow Callista laying her memorial wreath

Mutharika’s widow Callista laying her memorial wreath

The memorial was attended by hundreds of DPP sympathizers led by Malawi President Peter Mutharika, senior party officials as well as government officials.

His Grace Msusa said the late Bingu who died on April 5 2012 from cardiac arrest was a man of virtue who always dreamt in colours.

“The late Bingu was a man of vision who was dreaming in colours,” said Msusa.

“Let us all emulate his life if we want to develop the country,” the Archbishop said, adding that the country was enjoying some of his achievements such as the new parliament building, Malawi University of Science and Technology and the Green belt initiatives.

Msusa therefore asked the President to continue where his elder brother, the late Bingu stopped especially by ensuring that Malawi was a hunger free nation.

The President led members of the Mutharika family and other dignitaries in laying wreaths at Mpumulo Wa Bata Mausoleum.

Other dignitaries who attended the memorial service included former president Dr Bakili Muluzi, former leader of Zambia Lupiya Banda and former president of the opposition Malawi Congress Party John Tembo, now retired.

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34 thoughts on “Archbishop says Bingu was visionary leader”

  1. Angoni apa Phata says:

    Number 23 ndiwe kape,,,, u don’t know history ya Malawi. U betta shut up and Kiss ur ass.Am not affiliated to any political party BUT none can’t fotget the two big geniuses Kamuzu and Bingu,,,,,, osati mbuzi ukuitchulayo.If anything Chakwera is another best leader who can tek Malawi from where Bwana Bingu stopped.Bingu….Kamuzu ause muntendere….Ause muntendere ….imfa zawo zimandiwawa,,,,, Those were great minds.. Lastly Malawians won’t forget another big Malawian son in the name JUSTIN MALEWEZI…… Munthu wanzeru kwabasi.How iwud like him to be apersonal advisor to Rev DR LAZARUS Chakwera. Malawi ndithu tikhoza kubweleranso munyengo yakale ya Ngwazi zathu ziwiri….. Kamuzu and Bingu.

  2. sjcn says:

    if the motive were to exclude Peter and Joyce from being Presidents, y is the file named ‘JB Project?’

  3. Davie Mpate says:

    Its sad to hear Hon Nankhumwa saying those allegations three years after the death of the former President. What Nankhumwa should know is that the late president was not just an ordinary citizen.
    After the death of the president am sure a postmortem must have been done to confirm the cause of the death. As Malawians let us move forward for the benefit of our country. Its not good to accuse the former president now such things happen in life and what he must be reminded is that all us one day we will die regardless of the cause.
    Even if investigations are done now as a nation will not achieve anything because the life of the former president will not be brought back.

  4. zanga phee says:

    Bishop Msusa , please tell Nankhumwa the truth, how come he is saying that Bingu did not die with Cardiac Arrest but was killed by JB.

  5. Sabiti says:

    Its total respects and honour to mention the good side of the dead than castigating them ,becoz they dont have the right to defend themselve

  6. apundi says says:

    koma calista ndi getrude simukusiyana kuwonda chifukwa chani? anali wa nzeru ndi Dr Kamuzu Banda, anyamata apa Kasungu. seconded by JB

  7. nyavizwazwa says:

    Amene akumena kuti Kamuzu saachite kanthu sadziwa. Kutsegula munda ndi ntchito yowawa kwambiri than kulima mutsala. wina akhoza kuwoneka dolo pamene wapeza munda wotsegula-segula. Koma kayambe mphanje uone. Kamuzu amatsegula Malawi mopand mseu china chili zonse zimatengela kuganiza kwambiri. Anakakhala amene munenawa sikuti analitha dziko lino ngati ndalama zimene zimakatengedwa ma cheque amakasunga ku nymba kwawo. Kamuzu was a star performer in all, economy, and everything amene amaponyedwa ku ng’ona ndiamene amalimbana naye basi. Ngakhale David poenga ufumu anaudziwa kuti wonse amene anali limodzi ndi Sauli achitenawo chifukwa anakampweteka.

  8. Mtunda says:

    Visionary leaders are rarely found. It will take years to find another rare genius like Bingu! Only his weakness which led to his downfall is arrogance and adamance. His enemies capitalized on that to frustrate his efforts and he focused much on the ‘simungatero n sindingagonjere factors.’ let his soul RIP.

  9. Josephy Mwanamvekha says:

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. GRM says:

    Bingu was visionary. He had his problems. He was better than Bakili, JB and APM. Had it been that this country was ruled by Bingu soon after Kamuzu this country could have been far ahead of our neighbors. He was distracted by APM’s ambitions. Anthu amene anasokoneza Bingu akulamulira now

  11. onjoya says:

    if bingu ruled malawi for 31 years, malawi would be like uk.osati zina zija.ndikunena zomwezo za mcp zija zinangotitaisa nthawi

  12. Zanimuwone says:

    Osatukwana. That is un Godly, unMalawian and how do you manage to alter such words without being ashamed.

  13. alekekuba says:

    Kodi mayi First lady kadzanjako linali dama? He kuyesetsa mkadabwelera kuchitsikana.

  14. kanundu says:

    Tsiku ndi limodzi Bangazi udzapezeka omwe ukuwatukwanao uzakakhala nao limodzi komwe aliko. Komanso emwe amalanga anthu ochimwa ndi otukwana ndithu ayambiletu lero pena mawa kulanga iwe Bangazi. Chifukwa mphatso yomwe anakupatsa emwe amapatsa sukuyigwiritsa bwino ntchito yake. Mulungu aliko kumwamba ndi pasi pomwe pano UDZIWE.

  15. Adamson says:

    What Archbishop said is true and whether u like it or not Bingu was a visionery leader.FULL STOP

  16. MANDA says:

    Amene anyoza atsogoleri ampinga azafa imfa yowawa. Mumafuna akanati azinyoza zomwe anapanga malemu Bingu pamwambo umenewo? Ai satero ai.
    Paumunthu komanso pelemekeza mzimu wamunthu womwalira timayamika osati kunyoza ai.
    Ndicifukwa cake ambiri amatinena kuti ndife ozikonda. Tikhalira zomwezi.

  17. Tiwonge says:

    ATUMBUKA AMZANGA ZOMWE ABISHOPU ANENAZI NDIZOWONADI. ANTHUIFE MSANJE INATIKULIRA KWABASI.
    KOMA AKANANENA BISHOPU WAKWITHU NDIYE INYA NADI WAYOWOYA MAKOLA COMENE.
    TISAFA NDINSANJE YATHUYI AMZATHU AKULAMULABE MPAKA YESU KUBWERA.

  18. NKHOMA says:

    All those who say Bingu was not a visionary leader are northeners. Kodi anthu inu muzayamika liti? Koma mumafuna ogulitsa ndege, ogulitsa cimanga uja? Mwauponda.
    Ngakhale mulembe zotani amene mujuwafunawo sazalamula dziko lino ngakhale zitavuta motani. Mark my words.

  19. nsonga ciswe says:

    Tikuti a kalista smiletu,mwaiwala mwammbo-timagwadatu.
    Fashion

  20. bwangazi says:

    Let me join other commentators that bingu was not a visionary leader. He was a dictator and hard core cashgater!!! He will remain father and founder of cashgate in malawi!!!! His stupid brother wants to continue from where this idiot bingu left!!! Look at the msb saga, is that not cashgate!!!! Nac issue!!! Nonse mukulila bingu pa thako panu!!! Nyini za manu ndithu!!!!

  21. Steve says:

    Indeed he was a visionary leader, like it or not. The problem with many Malawians is that we don’t appreciate when someone does something good. All we know is fault finding. Mukhalira zomwezo.

  22. The Most Concerned says:

    Take it or leave it. Bingu was a great & visionery LEADER!

  23. Kapenandiye says:

    Why kutukwana his grace Msusa. If u have nothing to say than kutukwana u better shut up. Know this, Msusa only pointed out the strongest side of Bingu, as a human being .his weaker side u know. U would have praised Msusa if he said something bad about late Bingu. Many hv done that before and have earned themseves the wrath of god. Why one who casgate others of their wrongs should do that with clean hands. Are u clean? What benefit will we get by dwelling much on negatives of a dead man rather than his streangths. Mungotenga matembelero apa. What Msusa has done is showing the value of Chrtistianity. Enanu mukanakhala mu nthawi ya Yesu mukamugenda mayi wachigololo uja ndithu.

  24. nsonga ciswe says:

    Kodi a kalista skills poika nkhata solo city. Western siziterotu.kkkkkk

  25. nsonga ciswe says:

    EE a NO 5 mwatani ,musasokoneze want hu ndi nkhani zopanda umbonizi,tikudabweni.zifukwa ZANU zisatikhudze, zimenezo NDE timati nkhawa zomwe zimamulankhulitsa munthu zilubwelubwe. Angukhalani Crete musanacite misala ndi may any omwe. Afwetseke in nkhope ngati ciphala cosatungamo. Ulankula mopusa ngati mwamwa madzi ometera bwa!

  26. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Tell us what scripture did this Archbishop Msusa person read. He is talking about Bingu instead of Jesus. Aah!
    Are all Catholics DPP party members. There’s no political party in heaven.

    So who preached the word of God? Crappy!!!!

    Anyway let me say it here. The mausoleum is looking good. In chichewa we call it manda, and we know what is inside.

    Irrefutably there are bones of a dead person, putting on his best clothes and a neck tie.

  27. Chiye Nang'omba says:

    visionary leader kuba k92 billion kwacha

  28. mosioatunga mosioatunga says:

    he was visionary on paper but failed to implement most of of his visions due to political, tribalistic and nepotistic tendencies. the economy was in shambles and a laughing one.

  29. zingati zanu says:

    Amene mukutukwana Msusa ndinu ana a njoka. Mumafuna Msusa atukane ngati Zuza. Mwadyapo Msusa ndi wozindikira.Chitsiru ndi Kondwani Nankhumwa. Zanu nzingati

  30. Dr Moo Tha Leeker says:

    Iwe Msusa usandichmwitse thru nkuyankhula. Manyi anu. Ukuti chani? Can a visionary leader as you claim Bingu was, kill people like Chasowa? Can a visionary leader bring that chaotic and stinking economy wea fuel was scarce? Can a visionary leader oppress his own nationals because of tribalism, nepotism, & regionalism? Can a visionary be someone who was tyrant. Okondera chitukuko kwawo kokha? Can a visionary leader create alot of enemies than friends? Iwe Msusa tadziyankha? You are also a tribalist gwape. Mwana uja you fathered in Mulanje needs your care shupit zako

  31. honourable says:

    He was visionary though dictator.peter cannot be like Bingu, he is not good into practice while his brother was good on that . Am not yet impressed with him

  32. ujeni says:

    Hundreds of million kwacha spent on musoleum construction instead of building a hospital to prevent and cure diseases that kill people. Black Malawians exhibit the worset trait of stupidity and foolishness. Wrong priorities everyday

  33. Chinthumwananga says:

    A visionary leader indeed.

  34. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    How much money were you given you Man of God Bishop Msusa , to an extent to praise a criminal who killed Chasowa and 20 northerners ?

    Is Bigu being praised because he came from Lhomwe Belt where you are part of the late Bingu ?Why praising a dictator who even stopped attending Church Masses ?
    Let us divide Malawi , this syndrome of a home man is one way of giving Malawi in the wrong hands . Dictators are being praised because of the regions where they all come from.

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