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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popapo
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popapo
6 months 10 days ago
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… Read more »
Late Bingu Wa Muthalika
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Late Bingu Wa Muthalika
6 months 11 days ago

Clever youths keepit up!!!!

Achiphwisi
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Achiphwisi
6 months 11 days ago

Apology wacha mafumu opanda nzelu inu getout

Nathan
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6 months 11 days ago

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!

smoko boy
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6 months 11 days ago

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

Late Godfrey Kamanya
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Late Godfrey Kamanya
6 months 12 days ago

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

kyabala
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kyabala
6 months 12 days ago

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

Achiphwisi
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Achiphwisi
6 months 11 days ago

Getout

banzie
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banzie
6 months 12 days ago

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

Sailota
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Sailota
6 months 12 days ago

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.

ikipome kinyafu
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ikipome kinyafu
6 months 12 days ago

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

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