Chiefs slam calls for Mutharika to resign

Some traditional leaders said opposition parties had dragged the Public Affairs Committee (PAC) stakeholders conference down to a shameful level after they used it to call for the President Peter Mutharika’s resignation.

Kaomba:  Against calls for Mutharika to resign

Kaomba: Against calls for Mutharika to resign

Two major opposition political parties—Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and People’s Party (PP) – gave Mutharika 90 days to leave office , accusing the Head of State of  sliding the Malawi into a failed state economically and socially.

PAC held a two-day stakeholders conference under the theme Defining Solutions to Economic and Political Direction in Malawi with efforts to find solutions to the problems dogging the country.

But  in a news conference in Blantyre, traditional leaders who included  Paramount Chief Kyungu, Senior  Chief Lukwa, Paramount Chief Lundu, Senior Chief Kaomba, Senior chief Kapeni , Senior Chief Malemia,  Senior Chief Tsabango and Traditional Authority Kilipula said they cannot condone irresponsible statements calling for regime change.

“We as chiefs do not support the call for resignation of the President,” said Kyungu.

“We believes that the problems the country is facing have been there for ages and they have not come because of President Mutharika,” he added.

Chief Kaomba said there is no way a President can resign in 30 days.

“The ailing economy and food security problems cannot be faulted on President Mutharika’s 18-month rule,” said Kaomba.

Kaomba said Mutharika  has set out progressive interventions to address the socio-economic challenges confronting Malawi.

However, opposition leaders said the chiefs are speaking to “justify their allowances “ saying it is a clear indication that Mutharika was out of touch with the plight of Malawians.

“If President Peter Mutharika is not an honourable man, let him do the honourable thing and resign,” said Peoples Party vice president Kamlepo Kalua.

At the PAC conference, the opposition rapped the President of being responsible for the high cost of living and ailing economy, dwindling service delivery peppered with empty talk on Public Service reform.

MCP spokeswoman Jessie Kabwila said its “decision time” for the President to resign.

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59 thoughts on “Chiefs slam calls for Mutharika to resign”

  1. tonde wakufa says:

    kodi obwana chkwela olikuti?obwele poyera olitenge dzikoli ,latsala pang’ono kugwera ku phompho pilizi chonde ochakwela tengani dziko mmangu mmangu

  2. Kaupo says:

    Very cheap and stupid politics. The oppositions are power hungry hence they want to take the gvt as to what happened in Egypt. Why cant they bring forward their plans that can bail us out of this so that they can convince us to vote 4 them come 2019? They are all thugs. Asiyeni azimangana amadyera momwemo.

  3. Denguzman says:

    Tikamati mmalawi tikuweta agalu ovala mikhanjo nde ndi amenewa ati eniake amati ndi mafumu.kkkkkkkkkkk monga Lukwa ungamulangize chani iwe Pres? Tikamati tili ndi mafumu ma criminals, iwe nde mmodzi wamatsotsi. Nanji Kyungu, Kaomba, Lundu nde akuoneka ngati wounded soldier. Agalu inu nthawi yonseyi simunkadziwa kuti mmudziko munn zinthu sikuyenda koma munkadikilira a PAC achite kupangitsa msonkhano? Inu ndinu anthu amodzi amene mukutiwonnngera Malawi koma pamaso pa Pres mukufuna kuti muziwoneka ngati tima angel, 4SAKE.

  4. Baba Maduapera says:

    Akakhala Lunduyo amayankhula chamba chitadzadza mmutu. Paja he is a chamba smoker. Sorry for Mother Malawi!!!

  5. Peter wa Muthanyula says:

    The archaic but irrelevant institution of chieftaincy. Political sell outs. What Malawians want is food and not lies. Peter Mutharika’s government continues to lie there is food out there possibly the maize on DPP cloth. Chiefs have betrayed us right from the time of slave trade. Remember Mlozi, Jumbe etc. They set kangaroo courts for political dissidents in the single party regime. Supported open terms and third term bids for Muluzi. Actually they supported the ascendency to power of this idiot of a president. To hell with chiefs!!!!!!!

  6. Omex70 says:

    Useless people called chiefs.

  7. tengupenya says:

    Regime change is through the ballot in Malawi. Government include all sitting MPs. The executive cannot fail alone while it is Parliament that approve allocation of the national budget and even ratified unlawful over expenditures, virements and misappropriations. Parliament has not done enough to ensure government recovers government funds lost through pilferage of the Treasury. They are the law makers. They must legislate measures to protect the Treasury from looting and fraudulent payment, strengthen financial governance, investigate the Central bank’s role in the pilferage and looting of the Treasury; investigate the commercial banks hat cashed huge cheques issued fraudulently by Government. In fact they are now aiding the non investigation of key institutions that facilitated the fraudulent transanctions! The executive cannot be the lame duck or the scape goat. Find another sacrificial lamp!

  8. Dr m says:

    Mafumu awa timawadziwa ndi mbala iza mafumu adyera dziwani ichi ndalama zomwe mwalandira ife sitidya nao.komanso anthu sitiyendera zelu za mafumu awa ndialonda chabe amudzi

  9. S Ligomeka says:

    Izi ndiye zitsiru za ma mfumu

  10. bonnie champion says:

    A gong is a gong when it makes noise. The opposition is a bunch of gongs and Doty tins. Show your intelligence and ability by giving solutions and we shall listen to you. Avoid this philosophy of utility and opportunism.

  11. hey says:

    Idiots. Hi=ow can graduates wait for government to feed them. zitsiru za ana a satana ndizimene zikutukwana mafumu.

  12. the councillor says:

    who funde d this gathering of chiefs b4 we take them seriously? If every chief met his or her own cost we can take them seriously.

  13. Opportunist no 1 says:

    Only idiots can take these opportunists masquerading as Chiefs seriously.

  14. Wise man from the North says:

    These are the same tactics that all failed previous governments were using. Yes, parading these idiots to support them, but it failed. Just kicks of a dying horse.
    I agree with those calling for abolishment of Chieftency in Malawi bcoz they are just ignorant and idiotic political puppets.
    Kodi mafumuwa amadziyesa ndani?? Kodi apambana chani?? Zambirinso ndi mbuli.
    Atitopetsa tsopano coz akuganizira mimba zawo OSATI anthu amu Malawi. Mbuzi zenizeni.

  15. Mafumu adyera awa. Mudziko Muno muli ma senior chiefs ambirimbiri, koma zosekesa, amodzzimodziwa ngomwe amayalutsa pankhani zoputsa

  16. Taziona says:

    These lunatics called chiefs should stop talking nonsense. They have never represented the people of Malawi on any contentious matter. They only mind their pockets at every opportunity. So please, Kaomba, Lukwa, Kyungu and your colleagues who support rubbish, just SHUT UP!! and enjoy your bribes.

  17. Zoba says:

    I do agree with the Chiefs,let’s all of us who wish a better Malawi,Rally behind them,Support them.YES as a nation we hv problems,MAN MADE ones,I mean U and Me are doing less for our Country.eg Our we into Farming? Our parents raised us/schooled us when they were using Makhasu.U and me we made now to be said Bwanas/Bosses,we always spend our monies in places like Game,Spar,shoprite,Kfc,kipps etc Yet our parents kukhaya are still farming using hoes at this age,We living/driving owning even 3cars,but we can afford a ploughing Tractor. Shame on me,Shame on U,shame on Us.

  18. Muckracker_2 says:

    TO THOSE WHO SAY CHIEFS A IRRELEVANT YOU ARE SADDISTS.
    Its rather an unfortunate time to have people aligned to the spirits of the devil and start to look down at our own chiefs and presidents. All these people have been put in power by God. If they fail to perform, God will remove them.
    Look at what has happened in Libya, Syria and Egypt. Do you want to take Malawi on the same path? A Uladi ndinu kale anthu opanda nzeru! Why can’t an MP be leading a demonstration? Do you Opposition MPs know what to be honourable?
    God judge you!

  19. Afera says:

    These mother ******* are all sell outs. When they are accommodated in hotels using our taxes, which could have bought maize for the starving Malawians, fed on rotten chickens and paid allowances they organize Government sided press conferences forgetting that their own subjects are dying of hunger. The next thing they do is cry like cry babies that they are not being respected as chiefs. Why should people waste time respecting such buffoons. They will cry blood and no sane person will respect such fools who do not respect themselves first. As long as they continue this a** licking noone will bother to give them the respect they are crying for, period.

  20. Wimbe says:

    Kaomba mmanja kwa a lukwa ndi mbatama ya munthu. Sadzatheka galu wa lukwa ameneyo

  21. Wimbe says:

    Kaomba mmanja kwa a lukwa ndi mbatama ya munthu

  22. Tt says:

    When you want votes in africa, you use idiots (chiefs)! you white collar guys paying taxes are nothing!

  23. chiwa kogoya says:

    Mafumu ngati awa ndi mbuzi, komanso iwe kaya ukuzitchula mwiniwakewe kuti ndi ReDM, ndiwenso mbuzi.

  24. Commenter says:

    Yes we do not recognize him as President of Malawi because since he got called into office he has done the complete opposite, he has not taken constructive criticism easily instead he has decided to frame innocent people that they are planning a coup. He has made life much harder for each and every Malawian by stealing our hardearned money by increasing taxes in broad daylight and making life hard for the average malawian. He has killed innocent people in hospitals and has caused massive starvation. He has not been able to distinguish his priorities, he would rather spend millions of tax payers money taking 100 people to United States for a summit of which those people would not put into practice what they have learnt there. He has devalued the malawi kwacha. He has gone all tribalistic which could lead to a civil war, and because of it people have started hating each other. When you apply for a job, you expect that person to at least know 80% of what they are doing, but I would give him 30%. Peter Mutharika you have failed your job miserably, it is time you accepted this and step down to allow others to rule our country the right way before it is thrown to the dogs.

  25. Kandapako says:

    Njala its a natural disaster but de reaction of de govt kumanamiza anthu kuti palibe afe ndinjala boma lagula chimanga chokwanira, its where de problem came in. Malawians hv bn cheated.

  26. Kamano Banda says:

    kodi ikugwa bwinoyi,chimanga chikachuluka muzidzati a President agula abweretsa chimanga chokwaniranso?Kapena mudzati ichi chokha ndi cha zungu?Inavuta ndi mvula basi kuti njala ibwere

  27. popapo says:

    You want government should feed you 50 years after independence ! Malawians with your degrees still look to someone to be fed. The Chiefs are correct that regime change is through the ballot and not otherwise. When JB was calling for re run you called her names saying Malawians have said (DPP). Do you want to say that DPP members have all vanished in Malawi ? Do you think they will sit phwii when ugly things start ? A Nazikambe inu a Malawi. Kupanga ana number 1 kuti boma lizadyetse mwauponda. Lazy man should die whether DPP, PP, MCP,NYAU, NO CHPANI !!!

  28. citizen okwiya says:

    Now I think we don’t need a senate in Malawi.
    Useless cheifs !!!!!

  29. Kamano Banda says:

    So zili choncho eti…… Boma ili… Eish http://inviteduty.com/index.php?ref=7340

  30. umziya says:

    Agalu amafumu awa. Very stupid chiefs

  31. Che Sipindulo says:

    These chiefs are irrelevant in Malawi. They don’t serve any purpose and I do not know what they are paid for.We have MPS in our areas. These chiefs are just figure heads.Chieftaincy should be abolished in Malawi they are most corrupt

  32. Kyungu ndiwopusa kwabasi.Anthu akwawo akufa ndi njala ndipomwe iye akukayankhula zopusa pa MBC TV.akupasa zingati?u r very stupid.Timaudindo akupasati tintha pompano.Mbelwa,Chikulamayembe ndi Gomani sangalankhule zopusa izi ayi.

  33. ReDM says:

    stupid Malawians…chomwe mumaziwa inu ndkulozana zala basi…and yet zaka fifty zadusa…opanda chili chose chooneka nd maso….tiyamikire malemu Bingu anaonesa ntchiti za manja awo lero tikukamba za parliament,stadium,five star hotel ndizambiri….koma basi akafucheche ena ake kungozuka mmawa chamba chili phwi mmutu kufuna kusokoneza zinthu mpaka zinatheka…lero abwera ndizinaso zawo….kumati a president apange resign….mphavu imeneyo ayitenga kut?…njala imene akunenayo wabweresa nd president?….why cant we make dicisive decisions to Mw a dvpd country…mbuli zoterezi zikufunika kusowesedwa basi!!….and yet they call themselves ma intellectuall…”dull intelectuals i guess”…

  34. Mpanda Dzina says:

    Sinthawi Yoti a president Alozedwe Chala Chifukwa Cha Njala. Njala Siyoti Wabweretsa Ndi Munthu Mdziko Muno.

  35. Buyelekhaya says:

    Ena mwamafumu omwe akulankhula izi pano ndi zidude. Iyi mfumu mwayika chithunzi chake apa ndiye ngochititsa manyazi. Mkuluyu adamangidwa atatenga madeposit kwa anthu koma nkulephera kupeleka feteleza wangongole. Adakagona ku Matchaya ku Kasungu. Milanduyo adangochita chofafaniza. Munthuyu salima ndipo amangokhala! Pano sitikuyendera zamafumu! Ayi!

  36. therere says:

    the problem with Malawians you just wait for the government to do everything for you,
    wake up Malawians, people from Burundi are doing better in the same economy,

  37. Matandani says:

    Previous leaders have used the same tactic. We dont trust these so called traditional leaders anymore. We know you have been given extra allowances to utter those words. Nanji Kaomba ndiwokonda ndalama kwabasi but can not use it wisely. His Chilanga Limited died because of his mismanagement.

  38. His Excellence the Life President Wolemekedzeka Mkango Lion Chivomerezi Chisokonezo Artillery Missile Manthakanjenjemereza says:

    Ma fumu ngati inu mukunjoya, mac***** anu. Kaoneni mmene a Malawi akuvutikira. shut up.

  39. Mophat maganga says:

    We as hungry Malawians are totally concerned with what the government is doing. Mafumu omwe akulankhulawa tikudziwa zomwe amapanga ndiye kumalanda zakudya kwa anthu osauka who are sleeping on empty stomach. Thats totally abuse of power.

  40. BOKHO says:

    Where is Inkosi ya Makosi M’belwa, Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe, Inkosi Gomani. These wise chiefs who do not support useless views of extravagant people like those corrupt chiefs. Things are not alright in Malawi.

  41. UNYOLO says:

    Malawi should get away with chieftancy just as what Tanzania did . Why should we keep these stupid and handcrapers in the country who don’t contribute anything to common citizens ?

  42. Hey! says:

    Mafumu alakwitsa chiyani? How many times should we be voting in every 5 years? Just keep cool. It was Mai mandasi who sold maize not APM. It’s nature that withheld rain not APM. I know Chakwera and his cohorts are afraid of 2019. They know they can’t mount a vigorous campaign without Pika Manondo campaigning for them. Munya muona. 2019 tidzakugagadaninso. Zitsiru ndi inu osati mafumu.

  43. Winford Kayange says:

    mafumu opanda nzeru ngati amenewa, mavutowa ngati alipo kumbira pakanthawi iwowa apangapo chani chanzeru kuti awathese? angokutha mawungu uko nkumatiuza zopusa tikuvutika ndifeyo tikugona ku admark

  44. Akungolonje says:

    Mafumu nanunso tangokhalani chete, ngakhale kumasulira Constitution ya Malawi kwa anthu anu simungathe ndiye apa mufuna kupusitsa dziko lake liti? Tasiyilani za ndale a ndale nchifukwa chake zimakutsalirani mmanja, mukafunse Lundu atakwera ya PP kuti zidamutherabwanji voti itadutsa. A Kaomba nanunso mumagwiritsidwa ntchito kwambiri ndi maboma potsutsa zomwe MCP imakamba pandale zadziko lino kamba koti ndinu a ku Central Region, samalani mudzanongóneza nazo bondo.

  45. APM the Nigger says:

    Mafumu atatu awa Kyungu, Lukwa ndi Lundu amandinyasa heve. zimafumu zadyera izi

  46. ALPHAMEL says:

    Hw cn someone talk something which is sensible while their mouths r full of donas…mafumu akungofuna ndalama kut petuloyi awapatse koma akuyiwala kut anthu akuvutika Mmalawi muno so plz inu mafumu mumakhala ndichirichotse sinanga mumaopsyeza anthu kut azikupatsani zinthu apo bii muwasamutsa mmudzi mwanu koma kunena zoona zinthu sizilibwino chonde tiovwireni chonde….

  47. Phillip says:

    mmmmmm mm the warm heart of Africa

  48. yoweri Magufuli says:

    AGE LIMIT FOR THE PRESIDENCY MUST ALSO EXTENED TO THE CHIEFS TENURE AND THATS IN ADDITION TO THAT WE SHOULD BE VOTING FOR THEM. FAILURE TO UNDERSTAND THAT NOBODY IN THIS LIFE WAS BORN WITH A PREVILAGE OVER THE OTHER IS WHAT MAKES PEOPLE TALK LIKE MALAWI CHIEFS, I’VE RESPECT FOR SOME VILLAGE HEADMEN FOR AT LEAST THEY SEEM TO KNOW THEIR ROLE IN THE SOCIETY NOT THESE URBAN TOWN FUNCTION ATTENDEES (UTFA)!!!

  49. Senior chief Dzoole says:

    Lukwa ndiye chitsiru cha mfumu utereku ufuna kudya basi anthu kwawo akugona ndi njala. Kaomba paja ndi mbamva adayimanga itaba chimanga. Kyungu is another very stupid person

  50. Coup plotter says:

    Kyungu ndiye galu ya Mfumu , amadziyesa ngati wanzeru kwambiri , Mbuzi ya Mfumu kumangokhalira ndale basi. Pamatako panu mamfumu nonse mukuyikira kumbuyo APM

  51. Dada Gondwe says:

    Thyupiti, stupid mafumu, you are nonsense. What you are saying does not represent pple out there, you just want to pliz someone, akugulani

  52. Anijo says:

    That’s why he’s the president,father of the nation, no matter how circumstances arise he nids to play a father a feed his children

  53. The Partriot says:

    Verily, verily I say unto you, these very same chiefs were backing Bakili Muluzis third term bid, they were backing Kamuzus stance against Multiparty democracy, they were behind the late Bingu when he chased the UK ambassador. Are we suprised that they are behind APM now? These are the kinds that follow blindly, despite the fact that most of them are old and are supposed to be wise!!
    Our chiefs are supposed to support the govt of the day, and thats what they are doing!
    Yes, APM may not be to blame for our current economic, health and food problems. But the million dollar or billion kwacha question is “what are his plans to take on this problems that Malawians are facing?” Its so simple and straight forward, APM should address our problems and all of us will be behind him. People support our leaders, all they need to do is sort out our problems. Where there is hunger, give us food and let us have access to education and quality heakth care, and Malawians will be happy. Koma ngati anthu ali ndi njala, mankhwala muzipatala akusowa, economy yagwa , mukufuna a Malawi nanga agwire mtengo wanji??
    Our President should come up with plans to tackle these problems and if he cannot despite the crowd of advisors that he has, then what should he do? We propose resignation as the solution, otherwise inuyo mafumu what do you think is the solution? Business as usual??? And yet, you chiefs are supposed to represent your subjects, is this really what the people have told you to say? Shame on you our chiefs, you are behaving like mercenaries!

  54. Nkhwenzule says:

    Idzodzi dzimalankhula nkhuku dailysidzimva njala iliyonse.It is a common and poor Malawian who is suffering, crying everyday to find foodyet when we rise up,the so-called chiefs who do not know anything modern are the ones at he forefront taking us down.What the fuck of chiefs do we have!

  55. bright mkosi says:

    Mafumu adyela zilekwa

  56. Chimwemwe says:

    I do not condone regime change if the constitution is not followed. However that does not mean there are no problems in Malawi. It does not also mean that this government knows what it is doing. The government is clueless. If parliament can find enough justification to commence impeachment of the president, I would support that although I doubt it will go through seeing as the DPP has good (meaning high numerically, not good performers) representation in parliament.

    However my comment really is about the chiefs. I wonder why we still have these “things” called chiefs. What do they really do? What is their significance to the development of Malawi? I really fail to understand why we have them.

  57. Hamu says:

    Where are we heading to??? watch out……….

  58. kakhobwe says:

    The most stupid people in Malawi are Chiefs………… what do they have to say? they shoudl just shut-up!

  59. Mwase says:

    Ngati kuli zitsiru za mafumu ndiye ndi lukwa, kaomba, kyungu. Nthawi ya Jb zidali pa tsogolo unyoza pitala. Anthu ako iwe lukwa, kaomba, kyungu akufa ndi njala. Kodi zitsiru zimenezi zidzamva liti kuti mfumu imalankhulira anthu ake osati umanyambita boma lilipo?

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