DPP attacks Chakwera’s call for revolt against Mutharika: Accuses  Malawi opposition leader of creating anarchy

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has taken its turn on Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president  Lazarus Chakwera accusing him of creating anarchy and disorder by inciting Malawians to rise up against President Peter Mutharika’s administration.

Kasaila: Chakwera is taking his political message too far

Over the weekend Chakwera issued a stern warning that he will be forced to lead a mass protest against worsening corruption in government, and accused President Mutharika of giving corrupt big wigs in his government amnesty from corruption crackdown.

Chakwera threatened to call supporters onto the streets if President Mutharika will not meet the eight demands he has set as plan of action and that he immediately comes to Parliament in person to give a full report of the progress.

And DPP through its Publicity Secretary, Francis Kasaila has hit back at the leader of opposition in Parliament, accusing him of taking his political message  too far “as his statements threaten to destabilize our society by undermining Constitutional foundations of our democracy”.

“Such political emotions demonstrate an amateurish approach to national issues and this behavior is out of tune with the conduct expected of any leader of opposition late alone of a president of a political party,” argues Kasaira in a statement issued on Wednesday and made available to Nyasa Times on Thursday.

Kasaila said Chakwera was trying to reenact brutal dictatorship and anarchy Malawians suffer at hands of MCP under the regime of late President Hastings Kamuzu Banda, urging Malawians to ignore the calls to revolt.

DPP has since branded Chakwera who has defied calls to be probed, as ignorant and a threat to democracy, arguing his calls for Mutharika to dictate Anti Corruption Bureau operations is undermining the rule of law.

“We have observed with utter shock that Hon. Dr. Chakwera is completely ignorant of the principles of governance in Malawi….Hon. Dr. Chakwera’s public parade of ignorance and falsehood sharply contrast his claimed doctorate and title of “reverend’ which he undeservedly dangles around.”

There is no immediate comment from Chakwera and MCP but on Monday he challenged calls by some civil society organizations for ACB to probe him over his under-construction multi-million mansion in Lilongwe, saying he was not afraid.

Chakwera confirmed to be constructing a house in Lilongwe but said it was not the one the civil society organizations claim.

He could not disclose the source of his income, arguing he is ready to explain his wealth, if need be, dating way back from his days as church leader.

Chakwera has been accused of playing double-standards and demonstrating high level of hypocrisy for not disclosing the source of his money and wealth.

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6 thoughts on “DPP attacks Chakwera’s call for revolt against Mutharika: Accuses  Malawi opposition leader of creating anarchy”

  1. Bibo says:

    So Kutsaila understands democracy better? If we compare Chakwera and this DPP minister, it is Chakwera who knows what democracy entails.

    Because of illitracy,many people do not understand that their taxes are looted by the DPP. Ministers like Kutsaila like to live a life of concealing information which is reminiscent of a dictatorial regime.What Chakwera is trying to do is to sensitize the people about their right to protect their taxes- his is the demonstration of frustration with the support of the people, a characteristic of a person who understands democracy. Chakwera’s intended actions should not be misunderstood for revolt or rebellion to topple a democratically elected government, as Kutsaila is trying to make people believe.

    Kutsaila is failing short of admitting that president Mutharika is entertaining corruption in his government.Mutharika’s firing of Chaponda was not intentional but an act of sugar coating derived from pressure piled on him by the citizens. The firing was inevitable especially after embrassing sums of money were discovered in the minister’s house.This discovery was a contradiction to president Mutharika’s belief that there are no rotten ministers in his cabinet who are believed to be on the Cashgate list.

    The DPP leadership doesn’t love the country and wants to completely destroy it. Patriotic people like Chakwera are trying to protect the very little resources the country has,but we have ministers like Kutsaila who hate accountability and are on course to cripple democratic principles.They like to worship a president who fails to deliver because they live in the shadows of corruption, and they got a lot to lose if there is an exposition of their corrupt practices.

    What Peter Mutharika and his DPP government are doing is not in line with what is required in a democratic country. Regimes in true democracies fear corruption and practice accountability. Citezens are given empowerment to check on their leaders and have access to information.

    Demonstrations are an expression of anger against government if it deviates from the rule of law.Stealing from its own people is against the law.If people demonstrate against those who steal from them,they are doing so because they have the right in a democracy and it’s ligally acceptaple.Yes,Chakwera is not ignorant and understands his rights,the people’s rights,and understands democracy.As for Kutsaila, he doesn’t understand democracy.

    People can not just be passive and sleepy and yet they are being robed of their taxes.People can not just smile at a president who gets fatter everyday and yet they are starving. People can not just remain mute and yet a cabinet minister keeps bags of money in his house while ordinary citizens are not getting their salaries and faced with hunger and inflation.Malawi has democracy in reverse and this needs to stop.

  2. psyta says:

    In fact Chakwera is useless. He is just a mere activist. Saadzaulawanso mpando wa u Prsident.

  3. ade says:

    IS IT NOT PRESIDENT PETER MUTHARIKA WHO ORDERED THE ARREST OF ERIC ANIVA THE NSANJE HYENA. THE PROBLEM WITH DPP OFFICIAL FORGET THAT THOSE WHO WORK FOR ACB, MALAWI POLICE HAVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND SOMETIMES THEY SHARE WITH THEM LITTLE SECRETS. FOR EXAMPLE WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE CERTAIN PEOPLE WHO ARE ARRESTED WHEN THE PRESIDENT HAS NODDED. CHAKWERA IS SUCH AN EXAMPLE ACB SOUGHT PERMISSION FROM THE PRESIDENT

  4. Stupid DPP thugs, they’re happy, floating in stolen tax money, people are starving, struggling to make ends meet. DPP expects all Malawians to be clapping hands for them, silly, idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Blessed Banda says:

    Mhhhh. There have demonstrations in the USA, the UK, South Korea, Brazil is that amateurish? Kasaila foolish propaganda. Is it because Malawians are ignorant of whatever is happening around the globe?

  6. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Hon. Franscis Kasaila, the DPP publicity secretary, what Dr Chakwera is saying is the only option Malawians can show anger.
    You and your government is still shielding owners of the 13 files, suspected of looting public funds. Trust me, Mr,Honorable, MP, Franscis Kasaila no file can be opened without a name.

    Just improve your governance but do not intimidation and foul language.

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