Fake resignation letter about Malawi Veep Chilima goes Viral

You can’t always believe what you see on the internet, resignation letter purportedly written by  Vice President Saulos Chilima is not authentic as it’s the work of forgery, both State House and Veep office have said.

Chilima: Letter is fake

Fake letter

The fake letter of resignation thas gone viral on social media.

The letter with a State seal is  dated April 15 , 2017a appears to be expressing dismay over President Peter Mutharika led government’s failure to meet the developmental agenda that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) promised during campaign.

The letter further claims that Chilima is unhappy over a media blackout from the state broadcaster Malawi Broadcasting Station (MBC).

“Within the next 12 months I will resign and withdraw my services while transitioning to my successor,” reads part of the  letter that has been disowned by Chilima through his press aide Pilirani Phiri.

State House press office said there is no such existence of the letter and advise the public to treat it as bogus.

Observers said however that the fact that “its not true” (whereas “its not true” shall mean its not an authentic document authored by Veep) does not necessarily mean its false.

The spirit and letter of the statement might be true in as far as what is happening behind the scenes is concerned.

There is no smoke without fire, they say. As such, the statement cannot just be ignored.

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25 thoughts on “Fake resignation letter about Malawi Veep Chilima goes Viral”

  1. Rozwell Mkandawire says:

    koma ngati nkhaniyi ili yaboza chabwino koma ngati ili yoona ndiye tikhumudwa ambiri because Chirima is an asset not only to DPP but also to Malawi as a nation. Ndikuuzeni kuti kudera LA kwathu anthu tinkafuna kuvotera chipani china koma pamene a Chirima anabwera pa campaign yao yongodusa just a few days before elections anthu tinasintha maganizo athu ndikuvotera DPP. Tinaona chinachake mwa iwowo ndiye musatiyese.

  2. Ebuka says:

    Kalata iyi alemba ndia DPP ndi gulu la CHAPONDA ILI INU LIMADANA NDI CHILIMA

  3. solomon says:

    chilima z good n reasoning,calm and clever.that mach i kno

  4. BIMA says:

    Chilima you stole our
    Votes with these mafias

    You betrayed the whole country full time

    Now the malawi population
    Is suffering cos of you and your Dpp gurus

    The guilty feeling is haunting you day and NIGHT I could notice it on
    The way of the CROSS

    COME OUT OF THE SINKING /STINKING SHIP
    REPENT AND FOLLOW
    CHRIST MY BROTHER !

    THE NATION WILL REMEMBER YOU !

  5. show banda says:

    DPP ZOONA CHIPANI MA POTHOLES OKHA OKHA KOMA MUWACHITA RE SEAL MAENJE AMENEWA. PANOPA SINDIKUONA
    SINDIKUONA POLITICIAN WONKHWIMA MAGANIZO,KAPENA MAI JEAN KALILANI KOMA NDI A CENTRAL AMEMNEWO
    KU THYOLO,MULANJE MULIBE ONSE MADEYA. APA NDIYE TSAZIKANI MUYAMBE KUMANGA. BWANA CHILIMA
    SIYANI YOU STILL FRESH AND THERE IS ALWAYS NEXT TIME. NDIPO MUKANGO CHOKA BWANA CHILIMA BASI
    CHIPANI AKUTSEKA NGATI CHIPATALA COPANDA MANKHWALA………..VEEP,VEEP VEEP CHONDE ASIYILENI NYANSI ZAWOWI

  6. kings says:

    Nabanda, ndiwe munthu oyiwala msanga, Muluzi did not end well with his vice president Justine Malewezi, came the big Kahuna he did not end well with both Chilumpha and JB. Even JB did not end well with her vice. So what can stop Mr Ibu falling out with his vice???? Tell us.

  7. Thandie Majiga says:

    How many pages does this letter have. From this page I don’t see any paragraph mentioning about FAILURE TO FULFILL DEVELOPMENTAL AGENDAS, as you, Nyasatimes, are putting it. Please don’t exegarate..

  8. truebut says:

    Musiyeni Chilima amalize bwino. Anakulakwilani chiyani?

  9. wika says:

    Kodi ena mukuwachita propse wa mufuna akazalowa azizagawa ma condom ndi ma mabanjo mmsakulu eti? M a commedian ndi oyimba ambiri ndi anthu osokonekera mitu. Amanena zina uku akupanga zina. Ndi mmene amapezera mchere wawo koma sizitanthauza kuti kuwapatsa udindo wa u president angawukwanitse..ataaa

  10. Uncle Mugabe says:

    i love my Mother Malawi…..

  11. Njonda Squared says:

    A fake letter can not give 12 months notice. This is genuine. If what VP does is not shown on MBC and ordinary ministers are on TV daily what does that say to average Malawian?

  12. be humane says:

    No need to publicly refute. This social media now is bahaving foolishly. How many people have come publicly to refute fake news? and how foolish the social media today is then how often will one come in public to refute fake news. Dont be cheated that this is smoke. people have faked so many issues without any truth at all and nothing even related to it happening.

  13. Rift Valley says:

    Running a country is a very serious business. Lt is not comedy. Therefore, to suggest Michael Usi or Lucius Bsnda, him who failed form 4, can lead Malawi is the joke of the year. Let them join MCP and help mould the party.

    Saulos Chirima is a very frustrated man, judging from the recent goings on, like MBC news blackouts. Its clear DPP does not want him, he has had their use and they now want to discard him.

    The so-called fake letter is the work if DPP zealots to test Malawians’ reaction.

  14. Bobolongwe says:

    A congress ndi amabungwe munya muona. DPP OFFICIALs tiripa mgwirizano wamphamvu. Mapazi yanu nonse ofunira zoipa DPP

  15. Malawi for Malawians says:

    Vice President has to deny publicly that he wrote the letter and tell the public that he continues to support APM and his party the DPP.
    Otherwise we Malawians must rightfully assume that the letter was either written by the Vice President and leaked deliberately or that the Vice President agrees with the contents.
    Lets enter the era of integrity and honesty un politics, its serves no purpose carrying the cross in Easter processions but not living by the teachings of Jesus Christ. The Voice President may wish to recall what Jesus did to the money lenders on the steps of the temple. Its time the Vice President showed his true colours either he is a unprincipled coward in in for the fame and glory of office or a principled man prepared to call out Mutharika for his corruption, nepotism and tribalism.

  16. mmc says:

    Even if it were true the reasons for resigning would have stupid and sly for a man of Chilimas calibre. And I would have said let him go for he is not yet ready for the bigger picture. That is why I read it I saw lots of phallacies in it…

  17. Zilani says:

    There is no smoke without fire. Even the maizegate revelations started like this. Let’s just wait and see if the Refuters can still refute the realities in a few months to come. Get prepared for the massive shocker. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. And if that happens, I place my blessings on it. Chilima njoka saweta

  18. Truth shall free the nation says:

    Whether the letter is a forgery or not let the Vice President clarify and tell the nation that she has 100 percent confidence in Peter Mutharika’s Presidency and the DPP.
    And in any event as Mutharika will have read the letter the Vice President is alleged to have written Mutharika will have read the letter and he is now made aware that his Vice President has cause to complain

  19. Nkhombokombo says:

    Why is it that Malawi is always flying on speculations these days? There must be things seriously going wrong somewhere somehow. We must pray to God to intervene!!

  20. juwe says:

    Touching letter though not authentic. I fully sympathise with the yougman. But in life things happen for a purpose. My strong message to the Vice President is that God prepares His own strategies. He can use means that appear awkward when observed by human eyes yet in the realms of God they are just perfect. I have seen the photos taken during the procession of the Holy cross and if my eyes don’t betray me, the VP is not a happy man. But youngman continue working humbly as you are doing who knows you could be the next head of state even get something more lucrative than that. I rest my case.

  21. mike Jones says:

    Please please I have seen a comment saying Lucius Banda for president..u president si banjo kapena micro phone.its the same rubbish we have now

  22. MAMA says:

    Dear malawians
    Not long time ago we were talking of a bogus
    Letter written by our only son Dr BEN PHIRI,
    It was REFUTED LEFT AND RIGHT BUT LATER ON IT
    HAPPENED TO PASS.
    HERE COME S YET ANOTHER SO CALLED BOGUS
    LETTER believed to have been WRITTEN BY our beloved veep ;Its also being refuted left and right #

    MY QUESTION #WHY CANT ONE STRONG MINDEDLY
    SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH I HAVE GIVEN UP (RESIGNED) COZ OF ABC THAN GOING ROUND ROUND !!

    WE NEED COURAGEOUS YOUNG BLOOD WHO CAN TAKE OUR COUNTRY TO ANOTHER LEVEL THE LIKES OF

    1 MAJOR 1 Phd
    2 Bwana MICHAEL USI
    3 SOLDIER LUCIUS BANDA

    THE REST AT OUR OWN RISKS

  23. Atcheya says:

    That is not even Chilima’s signature and memos are not written like that

  24. Nyama says:

    The last three paragraphs are the voice of a reporter. If it is a fake letter why are you trying to justify the rumour?

  25. Nabanda says:

    Koma anthu iiiiiiih makamaka mufuna chani, ndipo zomwe mumafuna zofuna kudanitsa apresident and avice president sizidzatheka. Sadzadana olo mutapeza zifukwa zotani simudzawadanitsa they are too professionals ndizakale zomwe president amadana ndi wachiwili wake. Alekeni anthu agwire ntchito limodzi, don’t put words in their mouth

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