I did not hesitate to accept Bingu proposal for marriage – Callista

Former First Lady Callista Mutharika says it did not even take her time to accept former president Bingu wa Mutharika’s proposal for marriage at Sanjika Palace.

Callista: I did not hesistate to accept Bingu's proposal

Callista: I did not hesistate to accept Bingu’s proposal

Recalling the events leading to the proposal, Callista said the former head of state invited her several times both on private and official functions but did not propose to her.

The former First Lady, with an infectious smile told Times TV that she was surprised one day that Mutharika introduced her to the former president’s adopted children as “this is your mother.”

“As you may know, Bingu used to have many adopted children whom he paid schools fees and help so when he introduced me to them as their mother; it was a surprise to me. Later that day, he proposed and it did not take time for me to say yes, I accept. I did not hesitate,” said Callista.

Most Malawian just like other African women hesitate and might take a little time longer before accepting marriage proposals because of traditions and cultural values.

Callista however did not say how Bingu’s biological children welcomed this.

However during the official wedding ceremony of Bingu and Callista, Madalitso who was Bingu’s only son is on record as having told journalists that he would not comment on the matter because the family was still mourning the death of their mother, Ethel Mutharika.

Asked if he quickly accepted the marriage proposal because Bingu was President and had a lot of wealth which was more attractive than the ageing Bingu, Callista pronounced an emphatic no, saying she just loved him because of his maturity, wisdom, intelligence, love and care that every woman expects from a man.

“We really loved each other. We never quarrelled. I miss him,” said Callista, adding, “I know a loving Bingu.”

She said Bingu, in his free time at State House would sing and dance, saying he loved songs by New Anglican Voices and St Pius of the Catholic Church choirs.

Callista said she is not rich as some people say only that she has an urge of helping the poor hence are usual donations to the needy.

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55 thoughts on “I did not hesitate to accept Bingu proposal for marriage – Callista”

  1. Mbiyazapolama says:

    Ndani safuna ndalama abale inu, monga mutakhala inu mungakane?

  2. mtima wa nyani says:

    kalista ndi dhilu tu . nanga ce mangulama ku UK, CE CIMOMBO ATPITA KU uk unacita book ku hotela yhhhhel, ndi dhilutu iyi, kumangokawa anthu. kanali ka team ka azimai amenewa. wina uyu ali paseli pa CI KKKKK.
    EISH AZIMAI AWA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. mbani says:

    god will punish all liars money was at a centre stage

  4. Luke says:

    Callista, usatinamizepo apa. Anamuvomera gogo wakoyo kamba ka chuma komanso kufuna estate ya ku Mitundu. Chilungamo chake umachidziwa kuti ngangayi imwalira nsanga kenako iwe utenge estate ya kumitunduyo.

  5. Vwapuvwapu says:

    Chabwino, mwayi umenewo, mawa timva awanso anena choncho kkkkk

  6. KAMBWE says:

    Unakhalitsa nde kunamera kangaude…pamenepo ungachedwenso kunena kuti ndalola

  7. Jimbo says:

    She followed the money!

  8. maganizo says:

    Pachikhalidwe chathu mukanayamba mwakana kaye wosangofikira kuvomera popeza zimawonetsa ngati kutaya chikhalidwe posaganizira zinazo. Ifenso amuna tinazolowera kuti akazi amayamba akana kaye ngakhale akufuna

  9. James Phiri says:

    The truth of the matter is that, when Bingu’s wife died, some DIPHIPHI women(women caucus) including JB and Callista, sat down and agreed to find a comforter(woman) that Bingu should marry. Now, when Callista knew about this arrangement, she went behind and entice Bingu to marry her. And Callista’s plan worked. Now this women caucus that included Kachikho, Kaliati, JB and others were not happy with what Callista as Kachikho was the one to become the comforter. Therefore, inorder to frustrate JB, Callista told the late president to suck off JB from her position as vice president, as well Safe Motherhood patron. This is when conflicts started between Bingu and JB. That’s when you that Callista took over the Safe Motherhood project after JB was dropped.

  10. odabwa chabe says:

    good girl

  11. Akumudzi says:

    I think Nyasa Times has not done Callista any justice by inviting comments from the public. Some of these comments are coming out of petty jealousy. You were supposed to handle this issue with due respect for her privacy. This was totally a private issue and you invited her for an interview not her inviting you. Please next time respect all the people you interview so that your popularity of informing the masses should continue.

  12. Adonis says:

    Pamene pali chithumba ndi Mkazi uti angapange resist?I work very hard,and monied and enjoy with beautiful women at the lake.Dont blame,that’s the life I chose.Women like successful men.Even in the animal kingdom,it is the strongest male animals that are given opportunity to mate many female animals.Mkazi kumangomwetsa thobwa mtauni aluthawa dzuwa likuswa mtengo.Mkazi amafuna taswayiswayi.

  13. Gertrude says:

    “He used to sing and dance ” yeah coz he was too old to menya madzi

  14. mtima wa nyani says:

    cemwa maboza ai, tinene kuti munakhazikika mutamulowelela bingu. munali ndi litima mpaka kuchingila azizanu a ku khhoma natenje mpaka kumukwiyila nzanu uja akufunidwa ndi fumu lukwa uja kkkkk
    a hule inu mai godidhiga. nanga aleke banda, ndi nzanu anatumizidwa ku embasse egiputo misii k. kkkk
    bwanji osangokhala cete. mukulephera defending self kulankhula ngati mwana bwa? ife tikudziwa zonse cemmmwa. kumenyerana mwamuna

  15. Munyane says:

    Each time aMalawian comments on something their comments are always useless.are you not ashamed of your stupidity. surely poverty has put you on the map.and some of you. your children calls you dad yet you can’t add any value to your country.once again shame on you.

  16. Mchewa says:

    Iiiii,inu mahule a ku Zomba awa….sakuwadziwa mbiri zawo ndi ndani awa?

  17. Che Ngana says:

    Nsanje Siipindula Nzimaiyu Ndiooneka Bwino.Upitilize Kuzisamalira Callista.Team Zomba.Ngati Amamufunsa Za Bingu Mmafuna Ayankhe Za A Chimombo Kapena A Chikaonda?Kodi Bwanji Uchitsiru.

  18. jmc says:

    In the morning he tells kids say hi to ur mum & u smile. Masana he proposes and u gladly say yes? Mmmmh tell us wt happened bf this in the initial private times u had wth Bingu. Mmmh something started bf all this. Tel us how it was. Hey kodi zumatelonso kodi eti? Nduna vs president iin private……..

  19. Munthuwamba says:

    Honestly, I do not think there is a reason for any sane Malawian to be sarcastic or worked up about an entirely private matter. Marriage or proposals are a private matter and everyone has a right to accept or choose who to spend their life with. Nothing wrong with that, after all, this is a free country. In case you have forgotten, Presidents are also normal human beings with feelings and a need for love too.

  20. KARU UNITED says:

    Mr Analyst the song Tsoka Liyenda was not composed by your so called Piksy as you would like the public to believe. This song was composed by one Olobati Gwirani, of Kasiya area in the district of Lilongwe. His other hit was O mayi lereni. Both songs enjoyed massive airplay on MBC radio 1 then especially under the then local DJ, Davis Mussa.

    1. The Analyst says:

      Thanks for the enlighteniment, Karu United.

  21. Wadyera says:

    Nanga a Mathews Chikaonda munalolera chani? Tiuzeni zoona!

  22. mnyamata wa nzeru says:

    Kumaganiza pena musanayankhule zinazi. You have grown up kids with your first husband, the late Chimombo and here you are speaking as if the father of your kids never existed at all. Yes you might have fallen in love with your grandfather, Bingu wa Mutharika, but consider the feelings of your kids as well towards their late father before you open your mouth… and your legs too. I know Nyasatimes will not post this comment as they have done to my previous ones but I just know a lot about you and zikumandiwawa pena pake!!! Ambuye azikukhululukira mayi iwe ndithu!!

  23. Commenter says:

    hehehe Madame Callista, then who else would not have hesitated to be the first lady!! Stop taking Malawians as fools

  24. Peter Ngwira says:

    Ok that was Bingu.

    Since she has started talking how she accepts men’s proposals for marriage, can she also say how she accepted her first husband, was it in same fashion or not?? I will give my fair and objective comment after the answer to the Q.

  25. wawa says:

    Pali be kulakwa apa ukafunsiridwa chimene chimakhala ndikulola kapena kukana. Simunalakwe mai kulolaa

  26. Charter says:

    Money. Moving toward a new public life in government. Moving towards another cashbag personality. An extremely selfish woman.

  27. Ndiye ngati amatsata chuma vuto lanu ndichiyani? Inu ngati mulibe ndalama osangokhala phee

  28. Juluka says:

    From time immemorial families have always given their daughters hand in marriage to resourceful men like, farmers, hunters , wrestlers ,wise men and so on. So its not alien for Callister to have accepted a marriage proposal from the most powerful man in Malawi.

  29. abit nyonyonyo says:

    zamkutu bas, zitipindulila chan ife amalawi? mwasowa nkhan eti? ndikakumbuka Bingu ndimakumbukila Malawi wabwino akanakhalapo bcoz of his vision. ndiye iwe callista shhhhhhh zip yo mouth!

  30. Josophat Returns says:

    Kkkk. Azimai kuphweka basi. Osanyadako pang’ono ai? Money and power did the trick here. Azimai apa Malawi muli fast mukaona quid. Simukana or atakhala kuti akuoneka kuti ndi wa AIDS or kuti ziwindi kapena mapapo ake athelatu simumankana. In fact ndi amene amamulola mwachangu chifukwa amadziwa kuti nature will take care of the situation very quickly and release the whiff of money using the Marriage law. Kkkkk. Azimayiwa amati olo atapanga opanda kondomu,malingana ndikuona kuti pali mphika wa ndalama pambalipa. Kwawo Maliro kwathu maliro. mumatero. Zopusa. You never loved him.

  31. Green Grass says:

    Musatinamize a Callista inu, Agogo aja munaealolela chums if it were not the case you would not have in a court battle with the children over the Deceased estate, munadzichotsa Ulemu ndi nkhani imene ija. I also think you were attracted by materialism because of your wish to be paid a salary as a safe motherhood co-ordinator and did you refund that wrong payment? Pajansoru anakuyikani pa list ya Cabinet only to be removed after Malawians raised eyebrows. Like many Malawians I believe that you contributed to making Bingu a monster he later became. I think you better remain quiet and enjoy your share of the deceased estate. It’s mission accomplished on your part..

  32. Kunena zoona kulitu alot of mature, loving men kunja kuno. Mayiwa amatsata chuma koma sangavomere. Ife monga mikoko yogona tikudziwa. Anyway that was your business Callista

  33. mtali says:

    Munalora mumafuna chuma mayi musanametu apa

  34. UNECA says:

    Ndiye zachiyani tipindula chiyani?

  35. Wa Nzeru Wa Kummawa says:

    But as we know Bingu had so much love that he kept some for penemu

  36. James kotoki says:

    You said yes once because you are cheap.secondly Bingu used to sing and dance because he was a drunkard

  37. Konza Chapasi says:

    love is blind

    CHIKOMEKOME CHANKHUYU MUKATI MULI NYERERE

  38. Germana says:

    Umafuna chuma iwe,Ndani samakudziwa?

  39. Black widow says:

    Black widow, Amuna Ako amangofa bwanji?

  40. Cardiac Arrest says:

    Gold digger!

  41. Chigandu says:

    Kodi amayi amenewa alipo?

  42. TONDEWADULA says:

    zikomo

  43. Ma says:

    Boza iwe zonse anaba Bongu ndizako urge to help poor after you got married to Bingu? Where were you before you met Bingu with donations? Lier. Kagwere!

  44. The Analyst says:

    I wish you could be true to yourself n the one interviewing you or those watching! Everybody knows why you married Bingu. And now everybody’s suspicion is heightened by this revelation that you grabbed and accepted the marriage proposal even before it left Bingu’s mouth. Your son even asked you why you married him cause he (the son) too was failing to add up the numbers.

    Or you want to make us believe it was love at first sight? Love at first sight, really? Whose sight? Bingu’s? Aaaa . . . let us not cheat one another here! And to say that it was for his intelligence, maturity . . . is not being true to yourself either. Coz there are many men out there with such virtues yet you wouldn’t even accept their proposal, let alone a handshake.

    Remember when you shamelessly grabbed the whole Ndata house to your chest and beastly barked at, and mercilessly pushed away Bingu’s children while you evilly shouted “this is my matrimonial home”? That was very heartless of you. And doesn’t auger coherently well with the false successful love story-picture you are painting here! Of course Bingu’s children are useless drunkards; that’s why even Piksy had to compose the Tsoka Liyenda song, solely for them. But that didn’t mean that you had to take advantage of their bibulousness hence uselessness and helplessness. That was very unmotherly of you. Now does this beastly aggression on Bingu’s children for his wealth not vindicate the many Malawians’ suspicion? Any sane Malawian knows that it does!

    Bingu was a successful man (monetary or otherwise). You should just be grateful you found such a man hence the haste in jumping on him; thus became successful too since . . .

    “A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.” – Lanar Turner

  45. manjolow says:

    koma mkazi ndiye uyu – I can’t fault Bingu for not waiting to mourn at all. Pali beans apa zokoka I think

  46. Dokotala Mtabeni says:

    Worth to be a first lady,nanga inu?

  47. MLOMWE says:

    Akazi akumwera amasata chuma ndikhalidwe lathu limeneli

  48. Sibweni says:

    Zoonadi Bingu adali Munthu Wabwino!!!!!!! Koma poti amalawi amadana ndi chilungamo!!!!!!!!!b

  49. mangwetu says:

    unamufunsila Bingu ndi iweyo.

  50. pwefu says:

    Kobidi mngalikane Mai, tiuzeni zoona

  51. Inerestimg and why is nyatimes bringing this now 5yrs late maybe you mmed to tell us how Apm proposed a Getu! Love has no colour age or tribe do i belive!!

  52. Rich CJ says:

    Woman with chicken brain its call.

  53. lapukeni says:

    this is true and unconditional love

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