Jappie tells Livingstonia Synod to concentrate on preaching not criticising Malawi govt

Malawi government spokesman Jappie Mhango has lashed at Livingstonia Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbytery (CCAP) concentrate on matters of the pulpit in preaching than giving checks and balances to government.

Rev Chipofya: Church concerned with insecurity

Rev Chipofya: Church concerned with insecurity

Mhango, who is also Minister of Information and Civic Education, was reacting to concerns the synod raised on the insecurity in the country.

Synod’s spiritual father, Rev Douglous Chipofya said Malawians are living in fear because if poor security both in rural and urban areas.

The Synod moderator condemned the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government “for failing to provide security to citizens since it went into power (2014).”

Chipofya is quoted by Daily Times saying: “Our children with albinism are killed under the leadership of DPP.

“People are burnt to ashes and old people are killed after being suspected of practising witchcraft in the Southern region.”

He added that there is rising theft of property.

“Why are these things happening now? Where is the leadership,” he querried.

He also condemned  the violence that threatened to disrupt a solidarity rally organised by three opposition parties at Chibavi Primary School ground on Sunday.

Rev Chipofya  said it is regrettable that police could not provide security to Malawi Congress Party (MCP), PP and Alliance for Democracy (Aford) at their meeting despite being alerted about it and that  MCP president Lazarus Chakwera deserved protection as leader of opposition in parliament – a constitutional title  that means he is part of government.

But responding to the criticism, government spokesman trashed the synod saying they are not security experts.

“Are they  experts in economy, security and all things?” querried Mhango.

“Let them concentrate on preaching and not commenting on anything,” said the government spokesman.

But the paper quoted  Boniface Dulani, a political analyst from Chancellor College, a constituent college of the University of Malawi (Unima),saying the Synod concerns are valid.

He said DPP should listen to the warning bells that “things are not going on well in this country.”

Dulani accused government of being “selective” in providing security, saying the administration has failed  on social obligation.

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ineyo
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ineyo
6 months 9 hours ago
where does this Jappie the fool come from? where was he when the six RC bishops wrote that letter? was it not the same church that championed the multiparty system if govt? Jappie learn to accept constructive criticisms please! being a govt spokesperson does not mean being arrogant, rude, self centred etc ….. Just a reminder Mr Mhango u r coming from the region with people of very unpredictable attitude. come 2019 ask me if u r going to retain your parliamentary seat. in short Jappie u r fool no wonder Gloria wa mungomo refers to u as a puppet… Read more »
Kamija
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Kamija
6 months 9 hours ago

Jappie becareful we are watching you here in Rumphi.You will face us time will come

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
6 months 11 hours ago

I apologize for using the name ” Gadama ” instead of “Malan Lungu” in my piece on Jappie the PHOO!!! May Gadama and friends lay in peace.

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
6 months 12 hours ago

Jappie ukukhwezga soni fuku la CHITUMBUKA.Ka uli wakochi iwe munthu? As a matter of fact, you are a shaming us. They were others like you soon after the famous Cabinet crisis of September,1964,the like of Gadamas and Q.Chibambos who stooped so low to Mphonongo H. Banda, that propelled them into their shameful downfall.The both unprincipled ex Ministers were absolutely reduced to ciphers and indignity. 2019 is not that far,the voters will deal with you squarely and appropriately.You are a lunatic opportunist never seen before from the North.Comeon be educated.

Chilungamo Chimawawa
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Chilungamo Chimawawa
6 months 13 hours ago

DPP and Jappie are all dead animals never pay attention to them!

Chola
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Chola
6 months 17 hours ago

A jappie kauzyanga ni fwiti yayi machelo muzamukumbuka

roy hauya
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roy hauya
6 months 17 hours ago
Minister Mhango the church has the interest of the people at heart. thats the job of all churches and faith bodies worldwide without exception. if you sat down and called all your wits together you would arrive at the undestanding that the synod are not wrong. in any case government needs the church in many areas for developmg to take root in this country. take these sentiments postively as guidance to government. government will do well and maintain its authority by working together with people and the ideas they raise not by contradiciting with everything. that is counter productive. in… Read more »
Jason Muhango
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Jason Muhango
6 months 21 hours ago

Fuck you Jappie. Rather go and do an honest day’s work instead of criticizing the Livingstonia Synod who only has the best interest of the people at heart unlike you who only have your own interest at heart. You are a despicable little piece of rubbish who belong on rubbish dump. But your day will come!!!!

mizimu yakwiya
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6 months 1 day ago

Mulungu akalankhula wina ndikumakana mauwo musiyeni .mulungu yemweyo amaona modutsira mwake

Patriots
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Patriots
6 months 1 day ago

Hon Minister Mhango instead of ridiculing the church he should learn that the church is a prophetic voice to the nation and in all spheres of influence where purposes and plans of God are ushered. God used Moses, Elijah , Joseph, David to speak to Kings with the wisdom of God. The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the LORD; he guides it wherever he pleases.
Proverb 21:1 It so sad the current government is not giving ear Gods counsel where there’s divine wisdom.

sd
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sd
6 months 19 hours ago

Moses,Elijah,David&Josephy were they Malawians?

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