Chiefs summon Karonga youth activist for branding them ‘bootlickers’, demand apology

Whistleblower and Karonga Youth for Justice and Development (KYJD) executive director Steve Simusokwe was on Thursday summoned by a horde of chiefs from the disricts of Karonga and Chitipa, allegedly for calling them “bootlickers.”

Simsokwe, : Truth must be told, I did not insult the chiefs

Simsokwe, : Truth must be told, I did not insult the chiefs

Kyungu  at the meeting, saying the youth activist  must apologise for calling chiefs 'bootlickers'

Kyungu at the meeting, saying the youth activist must apologise for calling chiefs ‘bootlickers’

Simusokwe made headlines in the media for quashing chiefs in the region who said were against public opinion that President Peter Mutharika should resign for failing Malawians.

 Nyasa Times quoted Simusokwe on March 2 who said the chiefs were “wrong” because they had not “consulted” their subjects.

But in reaction, Paramount Chief Kyungu who led the battalion of traditional leaders, said the rants made by Simusokwe were discourtious.

He said he [Simusokwe] should “reverse it and apologize.”

Kyungu said the decision to back the President is part of their mandated job to bring peace in the country as per the Malawi Chieftaincy Act.

“Simusokwe has insulted us the chiefs through Nyasa Times, and we called him here to discipline but has also defied our orders by not coming,” said Kyungu.

Senior Chief Kameme, reportedly Kyungu’s cousin, concurred with the latter saying that the hunger problem in the country has been there since 1948 and so it was not Mutharika’s problem.

But Simusokwe said he did not “insult” chiefs in a separate interview with Nyasa Times.

He added: “What I was saying is that the hunger situation, tribalism and the myriad of problems the country is facing are also affecting northerners. I was only voicing out for the voiceless.”

The youth activist attacked some members of the Karonga Forum for Oil and Gas for wearing party colours instead of concentrating on the roles for which their organisation was set up.

Nyasa Times understands that the meeting was not actually called for by the chiefs but by Wavisanga Silungwe, a Karonga political activist,

Media advisory messages for the presser sent  by the same Silungwe.

The whole Thursday evening Silungwe’s TNM line could not be reached. He could not pick up his Airtel line after countless attempts.

Meanwhile, Silungwe said Simusokwe had been fired from Karonga Forum for Oil and Gas.

 Nyasa Times also understands that the Forum is infested with the ruling party’s bootlickers.

Smart Kayira, deputy regional governor and the Forum’s deputy civic education officer, is one of them.

He pleaded with Nyasa Times not to “write bad” about the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).–Additional reporting by Pius Nyondo, Nyasa Times.

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31 thoughts on “Chiefs summon Karonga youth activist for branding them ‘bootlickers’, demand apology”

  1. popapo says:

    The problem with Malawians mainly Northerners is that we like mediocrity and always against each other. Simusokwe is a mere jobless person readily available to be used by anyone who has money. He has no party, no constituency no principles and his ending might not very good. In Karonga all leaders are labeled bad from Hon Bazooka Mhango, Frank Mwenifumbo, his wife, Dr Mwalwanda, Luliro Mwamondwe the list is long. Now it is the turn of chiefs, it was TA Karonga at the time of Kayerekera, Paramount Kyungu, TA Kameme, Kilipula etc. where are we going Mr Simusokwe, have you heard the same name calling from Mperembe, Chikwawa, Kasungu and other districts ? Are the Youths in these areas dull or they have not been to school ? Simo musiketeghe itolo Simusokwe sya pakisu nyingi bafwene abakikulu utakhamamala.

  2. Late Bingu Wa Muthalika says:

    Clever youths keepit up!!!!

  3. Achiphwisi says:

    Apology wacha mafumu opanda nzelu inu getout

  4. Nathan says:

    Hands up for Simusokwe. A Kyungu, mwaona? Muliwakafu? A Kamene, mwaona, mwawona viwaya? Muli wakafu? Nkuku zagona? Wena etata, wena e mwanafyale, tulaghechi we tata, tulaghechi we mwanafwali? A Kyungu na a Kameme ndimwe vindere chifukwa mukuyanayanira wanthu chara! Kuyambira muhanya uno imwe ufumu wamala chifukwa mukumanya waka kuwuna wanthu!

  5. smoko boy says:

    foolish chiefs, clever simsokwe steve. iwe ndiwe ukhalenge fuming yithu.

  6. Late Godfrey Kamanya says:

    Tianatitu sitidziwa mwambo. Tingogwiritsidwa ntchito ndi andale akatilodza tiziliranso. Ine ndi mzanga Chafukira tikadakhala moyo masewera amenewo siikadamachita.

  7. kyabala says:

    This kyungu is a typical boot licker.
    We the people of karonga do not love him at all . He was imposed on us by Joyce Banda.
    Bingu knew him very well that’s why he never promoted him to the cheiftanship.
    Big it up Simsokwe

    1. Achiphwisi says:

      Getout

  8. banzie says:

    Stupid chife , Kyungu has no wife because he can’t manage a wife , what more to be a paramount chief ? This guy Kyungu is a full time drunkard and posing to be big headed because of a degree which he obtained while in exile. Galu wamunthu ameneyo

  9. Sailota says:

    I cant believe my eyes! Really mafumu mwayamba zimenezi. Ambuye, Yehova, Chauta, Chisumphi……… Loweleraniponi apa. Solomo anapempha nzeru, chonde mafumu pemphani nzeru. Amen. DPP pliz trade well, muphetsa anthu osalakwa.

  10. ikipome kinyafu says:

    Kkkkk isyu lya “bootlicker” kokuti “bamyanda Sapato”. Naloli umwe mwebanyafyale mulibamyanda sapato. kkkk Kyungu myanda sapato! !!! hahaha

  11. Ikipome kya syabala says:

    Kkkkk mumbule Kyungu ukuti indyali aleke. Tukatele nindyali syake. Umwene oketa ngati tufwile amaso.? Twebangonde ukufuma mwisilya ukwisakufika kuno kumpaka wabahenga/aba tumbuka, mbwalulu na mbwitongo tusyaghenie ukuti unyafyale uyu Kyungu andileko ukumpaka Muthalika isukali ukuti uswe tutighi nnunu. Ungakelengania kikolo Kyungu, injila iyo ulabile iyo yikaya nyafu kukikota
    kyabunyafyale kyako.

    Amundeke Simutobe uyo ali kanunu fiyo kikolo.

  12. Mgwanya pa town says:

    Every one knows that these chieves/ if not thieves are botlickers! We are in a multiparty where everyone is entittled to his/her opionion. Let Simfukwe hold his opinion. Simfukwe, you did well by not attending to these botlickers

  13. misuku says:

    It’s true you are bootlickers. Muchitenge soni na. I used to give respect to Kameme but I didn’t know that he is another dunderhead and corrupt

  14. I’m putting my support behind SIMSOKWE, he hasn’t to apologized to these stupid & hypocrisy Chiefs;
    – whom did they consult?
    -which young people?
    -where did they conducted their survey?

    SIMSOKWE please don’t attempt to apologize, you haven’t done anything wrong.

    These modern days Chiefs has nothing to do with nowadays way of living they’re not vital at all because they provides nothing to their subject like previously done.
    – Where Chiefs could feeds their people in times of hunger like this.
    -Chiefs could go to war to defend their subjects
    -Chiefs could be source of Justice

    Just to mention a few, but these crooked Chiefs of today they easily sell their dignity, reputation, power, land, royalty etc for money. Had their fathers behaved like them bwenzi pano azungu aliso mafumu.

    SIMSOKWE SIMSOKWE SIMSOKWE don’t be intimidated these Chiefs has no powers today………..!!!!!!!!

  15. Achakulungwa says:

    Vindele vi Mafumu ivi chomene..Makamaka iwe Kyungu!!!

  16. mpopoma says:

    We should start voting for chiefs or just finish off chieftain cy.

  17. mpopoma says:

    Do not apologise Steve .They are stupid . Balalusishe Kwa ywani. ?. They are greedy and puppets. Useless chiefs. Tell them to summon their subjects over the issue not you and not you. Foolish galatians who be watched you.

  18. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    I used to believe that Kyungu is somewhat diferent from all these other clogged-minded chiefs we have in Malawi but realised later on that I was wrong.

    Kyungu is just as useless as all other chiefs in Malawi.

    . . . Show me a chief, and I will show you someone who lacks integrity and therefore, like a condom; is used by any politician to advance their (politician’s) agenda.
    . . . Show me a chief, and I will show you someone who is greedy (in guise of serving govt of the day, even when that govt is useless).

    Are these not the very tenets that define bootlicking? Then why is Kyungu and these other rats fuming and therefore barking and intimidating this young lad? Truth hurts, right?
    . . . I just wish Kyungu could stop thinking that Karonga and all resources therein; are his. Otherwise, he’s grown too many wings hence these useless rants he always makes not only about Karonga but also Malawi as a whole.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
    Whatever you (Simumsokwe – whatever that means) told these chiefs is true; and thus do not dare apologise. But if by whatever magic or abracadabra you apologise, truth will still have been told and nothing will change.

    These chiefs are useless greedy bootlickers.
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  19. Macklouis says:

    Vilekani vifumu vindere vakufikapo vikumanya chala ivyo vikuchita.Un civilised chiefs.

  20. Rift Valley says:

    I have always held Kyungu in high esteem. I am now wondering what has happened to him. Venting anger on people expressing their feelings is not the way to go.

  21. vavlov says:

    Guaranteed, any natural resources exploitation in northern Malawi will benefit the ruling party’s elite, and not ordinary Malawians. The chiefs in Karonga and Chitipa, more especially Chitipa should be the least to boot-lick assholes. Chitipa is the least developed district in Malawi, with no hope of the situation changing in the next 50 years.

  22. Greencardless Malawian says:

    APOLOGY FOR WHAT?!!!! A KYUNGU WANTHU WAKAMUPANINGE NTCHINDI KWENI MULI KUZIVULA MWEKHA. NDALAMA PALA MUNTHU WAITEMWA CHOMENE IKUKUZGOSKA CHINDERETU! SORRY YOU LOST YOUR DIGNITY BUT YOU DESERVE IT!

  23. Manuel says:

    Lemekeza atate ako ndi amako kuti achuluke masiko amoyo wake omwe yehova anakupatsa. Don’t fight parents(Chiefs) you’ll die early! Infact doing so on behalf of bloody-stained MCP-led opposition is unpalatable for these victims of the MCP u r insulting

  24. Rev Golong'ondo says:

    Ntchito zanu in mafumu ndikutsegula kumanda nthawi ya maliro ndi kudya nthawi ya ukwati osati kutiimilira ife. We have enough representation in almost all sectors, and I fail to understand why you want to be jacks of all trades. Mabanzi ali pakamwa, mungalankhule zomveka?

  25. Moya says:

    Osaopseza anao mafumu adyera inu. Sakukunamizirani kuti mwadya mandazi a DPP.

  26. Mbolo Sidwala says:

    Vindele vakufikapo.

  27. George Kamanga says:

    Kyungu muli mukonyofi chaba ngonyofi. bukavu bukutamya. These chiefs are after to fill their empty bellies only.
    Ktungu I know very well you are poor. What you worked for in Tanzania has finished and now you are begging these gangsters, criminals, robbers and murderers in DPP to give you bloody cash.
    All chiefs who are backing the illegitimate leadership of APM are the best fools the world has never seen. Njobe umu ayobile Late Bishop J. Zuze ” kuti bosa aba bakwinong’ona ukuti APM mununu bobakonyofu bomalishilapo fiyo. Use Kyungu na mafumu ghanyako agho muli nimbwa shawawaka. Wavisanga was weeded at Polytechnic and his means to survive is by crooks ways.

    Simutowe stand for the truth don’t attend to those big fools in the name of chiefs. Kyungu unenakemba if I yone mwisukulu Luhimbo from Ackim Mwanyongo family.

  28. wakwithu says:

    kyungu,truth pains. Are not abootlicker? No need for apology. Go and mop drain Lake Malawi.

  29. john phirij says:

    De north will never develop like South and central because of these stupid blank heads. Who is Kyungu or Kameme?

  30. 2016 welcome says:

    The best you chiefs can do is to realise your limits on national matters. Simply put, be apolitical. But once you cross the line and venture into political inclination for personal gain then expect the hazard associated with politics ie you will expose yourself to public scrutiny and rebuke.

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