Chakwera wants Mutharika in parliament for grilling: ‘Questions not for minister to answer’

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president and leader of opposition in parliament,  Lazarus Chakwera on Wednesday withdrew his questions he filed for President Peter Mutharika, a clear protest against Mutharika’s failure to appear in parliament to answer the question in person as leader.

Chakwera: Let Mutharika come to parliament and face the questions time

Chakwera: Let Mutharika come to parliament and face the questions time

Chakwera snubbed Mutharika’s arrangement to have Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe answer questions on his behalf, saying he was interested to grill the Head of State.

“It is imperative that the President suspends his powers to delegate the answering of the parliamentary questions because the country is going through difficult economic times,” Chakwera said.

Chakwera said he was not undermining cabinet ministers who were asked to respond to the questions saying to the contrary, Mutharika was undermining parliament.

“I will ask the question when the President decides to appear in parliament,” said Chakwera.

“Why should I ask the question to a cabinet minister whom I interact every day in parliament? I hope the President will have change of heart,” said Chakwera, who is also Mutharika’s traditional arch rival.

Others who queued to ask Mutharika questions pertaining to the current food shortages and ailing economy include Rumphi east outspoken MP Kamlepo Kalua and Mzimba west MP veteran politician Harry Mkandawire.

Leader of the House, Francis Kusaira said in an interview that the questions were general hence the President delegated his ministers.

But Kalua said there were “hard hitting” questions and the President has dodged them.

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43 thoughts on “Chakwera wants Mutharika in parliament for grilling: ‘Questions not for minister to answer’”

  1. kk says:

    Chakwera ndi mtundatu, inuyo simukumudziwa koma mufunse a President akuuzani. Ngati sakuuzani ndipamene mudziwire kuti bwana wanuyu sinayenela kutsogolera Malawi. That is why he is failing to go through cash gate issues, and he knows he can’t because he is one of them,but let me make it clear pangavute bwanji Malawi will not be the same, tsiku lina zionekela ndithu kuti izi zinafunika Chakwera uja akanakhala President. Mark my words!!! Once Chakwera kutenga Boma dziwani kuti Malawi akhala malo oyendeka, achikoka,ma Albino people will be walking mwa ntendele ndimwasangala ngati dziko la makolo awo. osatikumapha ngati nkhuku ayi!!! We are tired ndiutsogoleri wopanda nawo maso mphenya.

  2. Emmanuel says:

    l thought you oppostion leader you lost the genesis of our challenge. Do you forget what your sister did within her two years with gvt treasure? She brought with her unlocked lock in all gvt account which lead to our todays hunger problem? You opp. Leader, have your replace that money? If not, whom do you think should replace that money? Owow! l bleave you too you there to accumulate gvt finance. Why dont you join hands in hands the ruling party to run our malawi jct as Hon Atupele did? Yes ofcourse things r not going well, but fisrt let turn nack to see its source then bling its solution. And you APM, be tolerant with you fellow politician for to be hero.

  3. KANDAWE says:

    WHEN U SAY MAN OF GOD, WHAT DO U REALY MEAN? AREN’T YOU YOURSELF MAN OF GOD? CHAKWELA AND PETER ARE ALL CREATURES OF GOD SO DONT BLAME CHAKWELA FOR JOINING POLITICS. AND KNW THIS THAT POLITICS AND RELIGIOUS GO TOGETHER READ THE BIBLE, THERE WERE KINGS AND PROPHETS

  4. Marduk says:

    This is what happens when you have a leader with mapwevupwevu mentality. This is a rue testimony that this man is not incharge. He remains clueless on what is really going on in this country. He is more interested in enriching himself than helping Malawians who are dying from hunger. It is my hope that the donors will not return and lets see if Muthalika will bring back the loot he and his brother store from Malawians.

  5. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk APM amaona ngati upulezidenti ngophweka amayenda kumbali hahahahahhahahaha wakumana nazo lero…

  6. Kaka says:

    HE WILL NOT GO STUPIT ALL OF YOU NDI MLONGO WANUYO

    CHAKWERA HAS LOST DIRECTION. POWER HUNGRY.

    CHAKWERA AKUFUNA NKONDO CHAMBA ETIIIIIIIIII

    MUNYA MUWONAAAAAAA

  7. Dinda says:

    A.P.M wachita bwino kukana kupita kumeneko ndipo asapite akufuna akakutchere kuti amwalire

  8. The Partriot says:

    If Jacob Zuma, the whole South African president can be summoned by parliament, what more with a president of a poor country like Malawi? The President is our servant not our boss, he is answerable to the electorate and not vice versa. The MPs represent the views of all Malwians and ought to be respected.
    Ngati safuna kufunsidwa ndiye asadandaule tikayamba miseche yathu ija!

  9. chibisa says:

    ABUSA AMULEMBERENSO KALATA CHAKWERA. WE A NEED A PASTORAL LETTER TO CHAKWERA. ASAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    CHAKWERA WAS IN CCAP BUT AFTER MISMANGING FUNDS FIO THE CHURCH HE LEFT THE CHURCH AND JOINED ASSEMBLIES.
    HE IS A MAN WHO IS ALWAYS HUNTING FOR GREENER PASTURES..

    HE IS ACTUALLY INSIGHTING VIOLENCE IN THIS COUNTRY

  10. Katakwe says:

    I love Jacob Zuma for his courage to face his parliament even when he is very aware there will be tough talking from the opposition. That is what leadership entails to face the difficulties whether sunshine or rain! Nanga nkhani ya Nyanja ija ikati ibukenso tili m’madzi kale apa…..sure!

  11. Peter says:

    Someone has grown bigger than the constitution. When you become bigger than your country it us better to leave that country!

  12. Nyolonyo says:

    Peter anamuswa kale chakwela pa zisankho. Chakwela ngati leader of opposition wathandiza chani pa njala imeneyi. Muuzeni azikavina nyau basi.

  13. Kwakwaniwa says:

    Dr chakwera ask God to answer ur questions pliz!if ur man of God indeed!

  14. therere says:

    what will the president answer? he has ministers and PS’s, he has a lot to do, Chakwera doesnt believe that he is in opposition

  15. Tamalisha says:

    Mr Ibu akuopa kukadziluma popeza ndi obwera koma obera mavoti.

  16. I see devil in chakwera’s face. What do you see?

    We need the sheep in Mutharika and not this wolf in chakwera. APM 2024 Booooma!

  17. kk says:

    Mlomwe sangayankhe mafunso ochokera kwa Dr L Chakwera ndipo sizingatheke ndukuuzani ndine, sorry sorry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! kutha kukhala magazi chu!chu!chu pa jacket kuli kudziluma munthu wankulu kikkkkkkk eish koma ndaseka ine ayayayayayayaya!!!! ulendo uja ukanakhala umenewu!! koma abale.
    Tangoganizani kuti Chakwera ndi Bwanawo akufusana mafunso ndiye inuyo muzinvera ndi kuonera pa Kanema kikkkkkkkkkkkkk mutha kuona magazi faaaaaa bwanawo adziluma amaine ndagwa mkuseka ineeee mmimba muwawa ineee kikkkkkkkk ineeeeee!!!!!!

  18. It is good that God did not give this country to chakwera before we knew him properly. Just look at his face, don’t you see a devil? Nkhanza is written all over his face eish ine mantha bwanji!! Chakwera will never rule this country at all. Unless if he slows down himself so that we see the face of a cool leader in him. We need the sheep in Mutharika and not the wolf in this nyau man chakwera.

  19. Imdzomdzo says:

    The president is supposed to have time to be in parliament to respond to questions on manner of his government and governance issues.

  20. Gladson says:

    I used to respect chilima a lot but am truly thinking if all this is happening under his watch. probably he is teaming up with dummies like kasaira,

  21. dawood says:

    Wausilu a professor Peter….akogopa kwinjila ku parliament mpela akutila ngongole….chamba, ndale sya kumalawi syakwamba kwasusya usilu wandu wanganakola…..

  22. Gold Ruyondo says:

    WHAT DOES THE CONSTITUTION SAY?

  23. Anzeru says:

    Izizi ine zikundiopsya. Abusa I hope kuti zandalezi sizikudyerani moyo wanu wa uzimu. Tauonani moyo wanu. Kudzikoti zikhoza kuoneka zabwino mmene mukuchitiramu koma wamkati akudyeka. Mau a Mulungu mkumati tchinjiriza mtima wako koposa zones uli nazo. Dziunikeni mtima wanu – udani uwu wakula muuzeni Mulungu abwezeretse chikondi chake mwa inu chija cha poyamba. Musachotse maso anu pa Mulungu ndi kuika pa Mutharika. He is a human being just like you. It seems you have developed too much hatred towards your fellow man. Very un healthy for a man of God like you. What does the Bible say in Ezekiel 22:30? God is looking for someone to stand in the gap between men and God himself for him not to destroy the nation. Mungaime pogumukirapa inu?? Yes we win our battles on our knees. Komano ndi ukali umenewo mungapembedzere dziko lanuli?? Mungalilapire dzikoli? Mwatayatu chikondi chimene chimakhala ndi mbusa. Ine sindikuchiona. Zikundichititsa mantha. Abusa funsirani kwa Yehova.

  24. KAKA says:

    KOMA KU MALAWI INEE! PRESIDENT KUKANIKA KUPITA KU PARLIAMENT KUKACHEZA NDI MA MP, ANSWER FEW QUESTIONS? BASI MUKUTI NDI ZA NDALE?

  25. Fraser Moyo says:

    This country is not Munthalika who is ruling, but is Gondwe, Chaponda and Kutsaila, what Malawi constitution say, President is capable to go to parliament any time without even called ,but Munthalika not even a day go to parliament to answer.Why? go to parliament Mr President. please

  26. Grey Mpithi says:

    Who is Chakwera? U mean a man running away from the presence of God to satanism kkkkkkk. Mutharika is right and wise, ana ang’ono sangamufunse prof. Mafunso. Economic problem yake iti? Dont u see urself, kwacha appreciation, what else do u want as answer to economic problems? Nankha tikayamba kugulitsa fodya? Wasowa chochita wothawa kutumikira mulungu uyo. Enanu mumangotsatira ndi zidebe zomwe, give Mutharika respect and his remaining time chance to develop the country. Nosense opposition of malawi, nonse Chakwera, kalua and kabwira. U cant make us believe in u, come less 2019 ll b heavy,and u ll run urself. Malawians are not fools that they may dance to ur tunes every day, we know u and realise and recognise that u are confusionist.

  27. Achi says:

    Laern from Zuma.

    No matter how tough the situations, Zuma upholds the constitution by availing himself to his government’s parliament.

    Do you think Zuma doesnt know that he can delegate to his ministers?
    Do you think Zuma undermines his ministers?
    Do you think Goodall is any better than Zuma’s ministers?

    No!!!!!!

    One thing, he knows cristal clear, he has the mandate to uphold the law of the South African land which demand him to appear in parliament as is the case with the law of Malawi.

    We Malawian are a sad, unpatriotic lot not ready to build our nation Malawi just cos of cheap politics.
    Q: To whose benefit is it when parliament aligns the president to the realities on the ground?
    A: our mothers and fathers and the rural poor
    Q: If the president of this “sad to say” poorest nation feel too big and bossy not to appear before parliament, what makes him strangely behave this way?
    A: Pride, arrogance and unconstitutionalism
    Q: If a president has a choice whether to appear in parliament or not, what does it say of our future?
    A: …………………………………..
    Q: If in future, a non lomwe and non DPP president chooses not to appear in parliament in times of want, will all lomwes and DPP sympathizes celebrate and accept that as justified?
    A: …………………………………

    With this mentality of celebrating when those in power twist the constitution and the poor masses, aligning our argument to party or tribal orientation, lekani tiligu ndi nansongole akule limodzi mu state-house poti ndi nthawi yawo, will keep Malawi and Malawians on their knees.

    Malawi, sober up for the sake of mother Malawi, wake up from slumber. You have been sleeping too long.

    One this Malawians must accept:

    Muluzi did well in his first term not because he was good, but because the opposition was strong and he was kept on his toes, and Malawi gained

    Bingu did well in his first term not because he was good, but because the opposition was strong and he was kept on his toes, and Malawi gained

    When both Muluzi and Bingu buried the opposition in their second terms, the bad in them came out and Malawi lost.

    In essence, it has been the opposition that has been ruling in times when Malawi made gains. Muluzi knows this fact too well, and Bingu knew too

    Q: Peter is struggling even in the midst of a strong opposition. What does that tell you about the president?
    A: ………………………………………………

  28. Kondwa S M Ikwanga says:

    Our president has lost direction. May someone close help him the way.

  29. Ntaila says:

    Kupanda nzeruko mpaka kukanika kupita ku Parliament komwe Zuma wooneka ofoira uja is able to, at least, defend himself. And those better heads like Chilima and Tembenu are just tarnishing their CV being part of these dull guys

  30. smart says:

    Ndiye

  31. Kaka says:

    my president will not go. chakwera must know that he is putting his life in danger. This so called man of GOD is power hungry.
    My president will not go and come 2019 you and your MCP HAVE NO ROOM IN THIS COUNTRY. SHAME ON YOU MAN OF GOD

  32. Kulephera kuyankha mafuso kuchokera kwa ma MP mu Parliament, Mr Ibu mwatani??? Koma kuyankha mafuso pa MBC TV ndiye kophweka??? Ife tinasiya kale kuonera Mutharika Broadcasting Corporation. President wanji woopa ma mp ake womwe???? Za ziii. The world over leaders are held accountable to their people through parliament, talk of Obama, David Cameron, Zuma pa Joni pompa apa nanga wathuyu akuwopa chiayani. Some dull people think dr. Chakwera is taking this personal against Mutharika, it’s not like that, it is a constitutional requirement for the president to appear before parliament, the constitution he swore to protect. Munthu ngombwambwana uyu.

  33. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

    Kulephera kuyankha mafuso kuchokera kwa ma MP mu Parliament, Mr Ibu mwatani??? Koma kuyankha mafuso pa MBC TV ndiye kophweka??? Ife tinasiya kale kuonera Mutharika Broadcasting Corporation. President wanji woopa ma mp ake womwe???? Za ziii. The world over leaders are held accountable to their people through parliament, talk of Obama, David Cameron, Zuma pa Joni pompa apa nanga wathuyu akuwopa chiayani. Some dull people think dr. Chakwera is taking this personal against Mutharika, it’s not like that, it is a constitutional requirement for the president to appear before parliament, the constitution he swore to protect. Munthu ngombwambwana uyu.

    1. The real Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

      @ 10:
      If you hijacked “Zidura N Undigwere” name on purpose with the hope of discrediting me, the real ZNU, you will know that my reading of Chichewa is VERY limited. Even though I reside in our Blantyre, right here, eleven months of the year. I understand verbal Chichewa, much better than the written version; but I’m learning. So, basically I do NOT understand what you have written here.
      Next time, please criticize me by replying to my comment, if you want. Right under the “like” icon – click on the black line.
      I have thick skin, and can take even “heavy” criticism, as long as it is not of the “troll” fashion.

  34. This dunderhead of a professor, afraid of Chakwera a mare MP, zamanyazi. This shows that you’re not fit to be president of this country.parliament, judiciary and the executive are all under your control and yet you’re afraid of facing one arm of your govt, what type of a president is Mr Ibu. Zamanyasi.

  35. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

    President APM, please do not go! Just to satisfy Chakwera and his ilk, who like are only grandstanding to gain political mileage? They should forget it.
    Malawians know pretty well everything there is to know about the current disaster. Like, most importantly,
    -why?
    Global warming, in the first place. But even as bao players know, the problem of insufficient funding can be traced to Joisi Banda and her pilfering PP, when they were in office. AKA Cashgate!
    -what’s the future?
    We are all at the mercy of Global warming. And more money would be donated if MCP, PP and religious organizations would not assume uncompromising positions regarding certain fundamental issues of human rights, like the LGBT issue. Ndiye tikadye kwao konko (so let these organisations step in, put their money where their mouths are: and buy the maize to feed the public at large, not just their flock). Asa.
    The time wasted in Parliament stoking Chakwera’s and others’ ego would be better spent on exploring strategies to alleviate the current famine, may be even a worse scenario, next year.
    There really is no moral requirement, let alone a legal one, for the president to submit to Parliament on ad hoc basis, like at the Opposition’s wish. Let them sweat it out! They’ll get over it sooner or later.

  36. Jemusi says:

    Why is Mutharika afraid of?

  37. Elias says:

    am surprised, is it personal or national affair, fighting won’t take us no where, mzako akakupewa sindiye kuti wakuopa , use umunthu bwana Chakwera.

  38. 2016 welcome says:

    There is no way a person of Peter Mutharika caliber can have the courage to answer questions. The guy is painfully dull and uglier than a hyena. I don’t like the way he pokes his head in and out like a tortoise.

  39. patLiabunya says:

    nEXT TIME we will hear Chakwera wants God to answer his questions! So he can’t get the responses from the Ministers!!!KKKKK auk away amadzimva and mark my words! again mark my words, mwazikweza chamber you shall verily never taste State House

  40. jolly says:

    IF ZUMA CAN DO IT, WHY IS THE WHOLE PROFESSOR DODGING QUESTIONS FROM OPPOSITION. LEARN FROM ZUMA!!!!!!!!

  41. dan says:

    He knows himself that he has failed and has no answers to the current crisis tnow the best thing to do is to dodge the parliamenterians

  42. smart says:

    munthu wopanda nzeru nthawi amaopa kukumana ndi ma challanges.

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