Expert, pro govt CSOs rebuke MCP, PP over Malawi President resignation calls

A political expert and some social commentators have condemned opposition Malawi Congress Party  (MCP) and People’s Party (PP) politicians for hijacking the all inclusive Public Affairs Committee  (PAC) meeting to call for the resignation of President Peter Mutharika.

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Imran Sharif of Chancellor College, an elite college of the University of Malawi said the calls were misplaced and ill-timed.

“Our Republican Constitution is very clear that the State President will have a five year mandate to rule the country,” said Sharif, a former member of PAC.

He said President Peter Mutharika will stay put on his position until 2019 when the presidency will be up for grabs in the presidential poll.

Political commentator Green Mwamondwe, a former legislator of Karonga central accused the MCP and PP of politicising the noble conference which he said sought tangible solutions to deal with ptoblems affecting the nation.

He said it was not the right forum for the opposition to call for the resignation of the President.

Veteran civil rights activist Rogers Newa said he was baffled to see MCP’s Jessie Kabwila, People’s Party Ken Msonda and Kamlepo Kalua standing up just to call for the resignation of President Mutharika.

“Frankly speaking, these spoiled the two day fruitful meeting. This was uncalled for,” he said.

Another activist, Lucky Mbewe said the actions by Kabwila, Msonda and Kalua calls for PAC to think twice when inviting politicians to such important apolitical conferences in future.

He said PAC, a quasi religious body, should always stick to its non partisan mandate and never be influenced by politicians.

Ken Ndanga, publicist for the United Democratic Front (UDF)  called for sober approach when dealing with issues of national importance, saying political militancy will only bring the country further into deep problems.

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kaya Nyaphiri
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kaya Nyaphiri
7 months 3 days ago
If the issue is about the tribe or politically motivated, please patiently wait for your turn. PP kuzolowera kungolowa opanda voti and loot the government. These problems are because of PP and you have the audacity to point fingers at others”? No no please let us be serious. Anthu ku Malawi munazolowera kudya zangongole. Donor money is fake life. You live as if you have in abundance but that is just cosmetic. The donors have said no to their money and we are living on what we have!! This is what we are. For how long do you want to… Read more »
Bomalofoila
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Bomalofoila
7 months 4 days ago
Nanu ma SCO’s musatikwane apa, mwadya zingati zaboma kodi? Ngati muli ndi ma solutions to the current problems Malawians are facing, ndie liuzenitu bomalo lichite zimene mukuganizao kuti likonze mavutowa. Ife tatopa ndikumakaima ku Admarc usiku ndi usana koma kukagula 5kg yachimanga, wina nkumati chakudya chilipo muno chambiri. A PP ndi MCP wo solution imene iwo aona yoti nkuthana ndi mavuto alipowa ndi resignation yo. Inu ngati muli ndi solution yanu, ingonenani osati kupanga blame anzanu pa maganizo ao ai. After all inunso ma SCO’s u dont speak for us. Muli ndi zolinga zimene munayambitsira timabungwe tanuto so stop acting… Read more »
Mkunthamavenda
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Mkunthamavenda
7 months 4 days ago

Ofcoz, part of the problem is the political leadership which is indecisive and an extension of the ruling clique based on one tribe and region. If the solution is to substitute it out of the equation the let it be. Infact, Kabwira and others were offering that solution as a rightful contribution. Resign please. Yes you were dubiously elected but that has shown the consequences.

Zamkutu
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Zamkutu
7 months 4 days ago

But what do you make of a President who sounds hopeless in solving the problem of maize sales at Admarc?

Buyelekhaya
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Buyelekhaya
7 months 4 days ago

Politicians masquerading as civil/human rights activists or political scientists. Iingcongconi sabanthu! Bethuna!

Kabwira
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Kabwira
7 months 4 days ago

MWANENA KUTI KABWIRA AMAKUBOWANI OSADANDAULA NAYE NKAZI OTI AMASUTA FODYA WANKULU NDE ANAMPATSA U PRO AMANGODZUKA AKADYA CHAMBA CHAKECHO BASI AMANGOYANKHU ZOTI A PRESIDENT AKE NTHAWI ZINA SAKONDWERA NAYE SUMUNAMVE ANAMPANGANILATU MA MEMBER ANZAKE A MCP KUTI ANCHOTSE CHIFUKWA CHOMAYANKHULA NGATI SANAVALE

Nyani wa ku Mwananyani
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Nyani wa ku Mwananyani
7 months 5 days ago

Refreshing indeed to hear sober views like these. Instead of irresponsible calls for resignation, resignation, resignation …for nothing. Kabwila-Kapasula always hijacks the attention whenever there is a microphone and a podium: she does not think long term when it comes to politics. She is not even interested to thinking that way. Hers are tactics, tactics, and tactics…without a plausible strategy.
A dangerous precedent would be set if the government resigned over the present food crisis. The constitution is very clear regarding the conditions warranting resignation a sitting president!
Abale inu aaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

mike
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mike
7 months 5 days ago

kabwila amandibowa kwabasi

mike
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mike
7 months 5 days ago

tidzingowamvetsera, tinawadzolowera

benson
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benson
7 months 5 days ago

lets wait and see

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