Kaliati likens Mutharika to biblical figure Joseph: Refers to Bishop Msusa sermon

Minister of Gender, Patricia Kaliati has likened President Peter Mutharika to biblical figure Joseph who emerged from a snakepit and led his people.

Bishop Msusa with 'Joseph' Peter Mutharika

Bishop Msusa with ‘Joseph’ Peter Mutharika

Kaliati speaking at Sanjika Palace on Sunday after a national service of worship that was held at Comesa Hall in Blantyre to mark Malawi’s 51st Independence Anniversary Celebrations directly referred to a sermon by Archbishop Thomas Msusa of the Blantyre Archdiocese of the Catholic Church and chairperson of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi..

The prayers were conducted under the theme Building a Responsible Nation, Trusting in God for Economic Transformation and the leading scripture text came from Psalms 127 verse 1.

Bishop Msusa preaching dwelled on leaders and their helpers in reference Mutharika’s reading about Joseph and his master Pharaoh, also touched on issues of security breakdown, abductions and killings of persons with albinism albino as well as police killings that have shaken the country lately.

He said the conduct of some leaders has led to the economic underperformance of the country as they in most cases indulge in corruption.

Msusa also wondered why leaders appoint many advisers to help them in various affairs of the state.

According to Msusa, some of the advisers make the leaders fail.

“Sometimes the advisers that we appoint [contribute] to the downfall of our leadership. We need to be clear on why we need some of these advisers,” he said.

“ As we are now, Malawi needs leaders who are transformative if [the country] is to enjoy economic growth,” said the bishop of the influential Catholic church.

“The only way to develop this nation is to have morals. This can only be done by fearing the Lord , a nation which does not fear the Lord will not be afraid of committing sins which result in abuse of resources, corruption and waste of tax payers money which could have been used to develop this nation.” he said.

Speaking at Sanjika Palace during his inauguration as Champion for Higher Education in Africa by Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (Ruforum), Kaliati a church-going Catholic referred to the sermon, likening Mutharika to biblical figure Joseph.

The President’s brother, Bingu wa Mutharika who ruled Malawi from 2004 to 2012 when he succumbed to cardiac arrest, was referred to the biblical Moses

He was portrayed a as the new Moses – Mose wa Lero. A glorification of Bingu wa Mutharikawas based on essentially three themes: ending hunger, new infrastructure projects and foresighted leadership.

However, notwithstanding all such achievements, Bingu’s presidency was marked by some of the worst cases of human rights abuses that to many, overshadowed the economic and infrastructural successes of his era.

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57 thoughts on “Kaliati likens Mutharika to biblical figure Joseph: Refers to Bishop Msusa sermon”

  1. Taelo says:

    you woman do not make all ladies in malawi that are dull. Joseph was a shining star and is our todays model. Know the word of God and help others accordingly. If you want to please man you are under doom. God forbids.Catholics please take this lady to task because God is not a simple chidole to play with. Have mercy upon us Malawians.

  2. amina says:

    The sermon was very clear except for someone who doesn’t understand like kaliati. The bishop said honest leaders shouldnt surround themselves with such advisors like kaliati. the Bishop further said that many advisors are useless so this answers it all.

  3. Rodgers Banda says:

    Where these references of biblical Joseph and Moses coming from devil’s brigadier or arc angel of satan in this church? I can’t believe this. I didn’t know that we have such people in Malawi

  4. zaluma says:

    The problem of voting prostitutes to higher offices. They want to use propaganda to seduce APM that he is Joseph son of Jacob.

  5. Hot Iron says:

    Was Bingu the Pharaoh of Joseph’s time? I think Msusa’s sermon was a warning to Mutharika to desist from being a Pharaoh of this era- to avoid presiding over oppression of God’s creation. Kaliati is good at glorification of those in leadership for want of money and missed the truth in the sermon earlier.

  6. Suthasiri Mikaele says:

    My Korean neighbor ate my dog!

  7. Shocker says:

    Malawi unite. Three pillars Patriotism, integrity and hard work. Can patriotism work in the face of Nepotism? The president and all other leaders must work to end nepotism. Only the best citizen should be allowed to occupy leadership positions in this country. Not the Kaliats who only know how to make the president recognize them using cheap politics.

  8. NANA says:

    To my understanding what the bishop preached is quite defferent from what this mama
    Kaliati is claiming

    Anyway takumvani

    1. true this lady does not understand spiritual readings and translations of the same.

  9. Phela Endaba says:

    Zomvetsa chisoni kumva mawu oti Pitala ali monga Joseph kuchokera kwa a Patricia Kaliati omwe ndi nkatolika ndithu. Zikadakhala zotheka kuwadula kumpingo a Kaliatiwa zidakatipatsa ulemu oposa ife akhilisitu a chiKatolika. Ndife amanyanzi kukhala ndi akhilisitu eniake monga a Patricia osaopa kupereka matamando kwa anthu osayenera kulandira matamando otere. Ndikuchimwa kwakukulu kupereka maina a anthu oyera mwa njira zotere. Ngati a Patricia adalandiladi ubatizo ndi kutsatira maphunziro a katekisimu wa chiKatolika anayenera kupewa kulankhula zinthu zotero. Nthawi zambiri izi zimakwiitsa Mulungu ndipo tingalandire nazo chilango mchipani ngakhalenso m’dziko. Ngati tikulifunira zabwino dzikoli a Patricia akuyenera abwezetse mawu awo (withdraw the statement)

  10. Nkuruzinza says:

    Joseph!? This sleepy man?? APM has literally done nothing and he will certainly do nothing in the next 5 years. He must be already a very worried man because he knows the truth. He is simply mentally challenged for the job. He must be looking forward to a day he will sneak back to Washington in disgrace after the the most dismal performance ever!

  11. Omex70 says:

    A very stupid mouth of Patricia Kaliati at it again. Please Kaliati give us a break. We are very tired of your stupid and stinking mouth. Do you read the Bible or you just hear about Joseph? Joseph saved Egypt from hunger. He never sold government entities for self enrichment like your clueless leader is doing. Shut up your stupid mouth.

  12. JB says:

    The only qualification this woman has is her mouth and so am not suprised but am going to say something about Joseph. Joseph was chosen by God he did force his way into leadership and so God blessed him Peter stole votes to become president watch God remove him.

  13. chilungamo says:


  14. Kavuluvulu says:

    Pali za leadership apa kkkkkkkkkkkkk !

  15. Majaivane says:

    The issue is our president needs to run our country as a CEO. Recruiting the right people through processes that recognises people who can deliver. Ministers must enter performance agreements if they can’t do it must be offloaded and not be paid golden hand shakes. Any minister must allow background checks on his finances so when he is rich overnight he must be called to answer how he has amassed his wealth rather his loot. That will go along way to know who are real servants of the people

  16. Likoma Economist says:

    When I read this, I laughed. I laughed so much that my wife thought I was getting mad. I assured her that was fine. I told her this was the best Indepence celebration joke.

    Malawians, we like glorifying our leaders. Kamuzu was a messiah. Muluzi was a Chair, Bingu was Mose wa Lero. Now we have Joseph for this idiot!

    But Malawi is a joke. It is the only country on earth where people accused of high treason (APM) and theft (Lutepo) are allowed to run for public offices.

  17. Zexe says:

    Patricia Botomani kuuma mutu. Seriously, as a true sensible xtian, can Pitala be symbolised with Joseph? You conscious must recorrect you, go repent now for the mercy of God. Remember, please God in all, never try to anger HIM.

  18. Fredo Kenny Banda says:

    Its their time Living Will Resque us one time. No leader will be 100% good BUT ONLY GOD.

  19. mmalawi weniweni says:

    Kaliati you are just heaping more curses on your failed crooked master even to yourself.Anthu a mu bible feared God very much unlike your crooked Lomwes cronies who are only interested themselves in heaping earthly riches that gathers moss and are eaten by moths.Zonsenzi mukutengeka nazo a Kaliati is vanity.Zakutha.Analiko anzanu where are they today?Its history.Amalawi are in dire poverty because your stupid policies.Pitala is not told the truth.As longer as mukalandira ma allowance basi zonse zathera pompo.

  20. Yosefe Gambatula says:

    Kaliati is a mad woman and she is an attention seeker for nothing in most places.She is not even interesting with her bleached face.How can she liken her thieving master with the biblical Joseph or Mose wa lero while the mass Malawians are dying of hunger,poverty,diseases while a few greedy lomwe thieves are feasting on Malawian taxpayers money?This Pitala thing is just a time waster for Malawi for imposing himself through stealing votes aided by his friend Saulos Chilima.This man has totally failed Malawians just like her self exiled clueless predecessor JB.Malawi is doomed with these useless leaders.We never had any leader who was developmental conscious apart from Kamuzu despite his faults.Zonsenzi ndi phwepa zokhazokha only interested in self enrichment.We have visionless cheap politicians in Malawi.Ndiye attention seeking Kaliati asatitopetsepo apa.She has distorted all the important information that Bishop Msusa was trying to potray to the ever downtrodden Malawians.Kaliati should simmply shut up her big mouth.

  21. chefourpence says:

    metaphors metaphors metaphors NO big deal here!

  22. Banet says:

    Uyu akufaso na paizo mayambazi zomazitchula maina a bible uyu wapita basi

  23. g string says:

    Za nazi why playing with the people of God?

  24. mwanamulanje says:

    but Joseph represented Christ Jesus, then what do u mean Peter is Joseph?

  25. Nkhedu says:

    Dangoteyunso anati ma jokes ake samanveka bwinobwino.Akamalankhula ngati ameza juzi.

  26. George phiri says:

    Chilima get ready Kaliati has killed pitala

  27. Pliz all these radars you put for your President kills the nation,calling them,moses,ngwazi,mkango,acheya,Joseph thus stupid.Kaliyati do not bring your lotten names in our soil again,you fool

  28. munyalika says:

    Kaliati zananyi ife sitikufuna whats so speciak that Peter has done just becaz he is a lomwe munya muwona Plse dont compare our Joseph of Israel with ur stupid Peter plse spare us

  29. munthu wamkulu says:


  30. George phiri says:

    Mwayambanso? Wina uju munamutcha moses unfortunately he died in the land of wonder. Why do people talk rubbish? Joseph sanagulitse bank kuthawa ngongole.

  31. First offender says:

    Achimidzimidzi, inudi ndi achimidzimidzidi iweyo ngati nzika yeniyeni udalikuti osayimira upresident

  32. First offender says:

    15.Mona you are not a dull person and you can be a president in 2019.if you think it’s a simple thing to be a president, dull ndi iweyo ndi umphawi wakoyo

  33. First offender says:

    ChildofGod,iweyo takusankha ukhala Joseph

  34. Tione says:

    Kaliati ndiwe galu, chitsiru cha munthu. Can you liken wakubayu with Joseph? Ukuyesa ukamamutamirira zopusa akupangazi akufunsira mbuzi iwe. Dyabu!

  35. Achimidzimidzi says:

    Aaaa!!! All this time I believed that Peter Munthalika is a Malawian.

    But today,one minister Mrs Kaliati reveals that since his prolong stay in America and greencard membership he ceased to be Malawian but a citizen of America.So Malawians need to understand his situation.

    The only difference was that Josephy was an honest and God fearing man.

    Anyway,this statement was supposed to come from Kondwani Nankhumwa as a minister of information.

  36. The Real ujeni says:

    The insults we get when we elect [these women] in every election circle is to liken a dull man as like the biblical Joseph, what an insult.

  37. Bad to Worse says:

    Please pray for Bishop Msusa for the rebuke. If people around the leader are Just clapping and not guiding Him, God will always use external forces because God is full of love. To others it may not siybd good but this is true love. Kuunikilana. Wakutsina khutu ndi Nnasi. Mr President, if I were you, I would be greatfull that at least someone is trying to help you . Take this message with gladness and reflect on it. Its never too late to change.

  38. Dangote says:

    Malawi Views and Gossip
    Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, from Nigeria has said Malawi is not an ideal market for investment due to lack of leadership by President Mutharika who he says is not transformational enough to create a conducive environment for big investors like him.
    Dangote was expected to be the high profile speaker at the just ended Malawi Investment Forum which took place from Monday. However, he withdrew his name from the forum when he raised reservations about security breakdown and many more setbacks.
    “Mr Dangote was personally invited by your President but he was not convinced because your leader was not eloquent enough and failed to answer serious questions that he asked,” says an official at the Dangote Group office in Abuja.
    The official says during a recorded phone conversation last month, Mutharika was just cracking off-the-mark jokes while Dangote wanted a serious conversation and never laughed to the silly jokes.
    The Dangote Group adds that Mr Dangote is a busy man who does not just jump into small markets with visionless leaders like Mutharika who is always boasting about his credentials than selling his country as an investment destination.
    On crime, Dangote said he cannot invest in a country that is losing millions of dollars through armed robberies on weekly basis. He also pointed out on corruption which is there in government.
    Dangote is worth $18 billion and is ranked 59th in the world on the richest list.

  39. My Malawi says:

    From Mose wa lero to Joseph. Was Kaliati trying to soothe the pain and truth of the message. Trying to encourage and comfort that it is well. No wonder we create our own dictators with these silly appeasements. Things are bad and advisers and those around the leader are to blame. If he is not told where things are going wrong how is he going to take Malawi forward. Politians you are really letting us down. During the campaign your words were that we are ur bosses. We have the right to be telling you what to do. Now ots turned round, you are our bosses only when you want the votes. You are in the boat with the Leader and if it sinks all of u will sink with him. Can someone brave enough please tell the Leader that the boat is heading the wrong way, halt and if necessary make a U turn. Stubbornness won’t solve anything.

  40. limzy says:


  41. ChildofGod says:

    Joseph was a humble man of great wisdom. He was a man of vision with the fear of God.The favour of God was with him and whatever he touched, it prospered. Joseph s heart was right with God hence he could hear God. He was able to plan aheard of time and people all over the region had to go and buy maize from Egypt. He wad a man of intergrity he could not allow himself fall into sexual sin with Portifers wife. He did not hold any grudges against his brothers. He was a Prime Minister with great powers and wealthy but he did not abuse his office. He was sensibly generous and honest. When his brothers came to stay during hunger, Joseph did not take the matter in his own hand giving them high positions. He consulted truthfully and did what was right and fair in the eyes of God and people. He was a good listener. Despite having lots of food in Egypt, Joseph also had sympathy for those regions who were going without hence he did not do Maphwevuphwevu without wisdom. Joseph was very careful with what came out of his mouth. He was a role model. He did not invite children in the palace to tell them fwefwefwe. I can go on and . His character was excellent.
    Mrs Kaliati read the story of Joseph properly and carefully in between lines and compare the characters and you will get a very clear answer and the differences.

  42. mona says:

    Hehehe the most dull president on earth

  43. Doctor says:

    History repeating itself can’t wait for the finale (cardiac arrest)

  44. Nabetha says:

    Well done archbishop Mususa for a wonderful preaching. Time for praising these politicians is long gone. It is my hope that different denominations will also assist to take this kind of message further. Never allow any bribe from them rather rebuke them in areas where they are lacking. Our hope is in you, the clergy men. Let me also ask mayi Kaliyati to go and read the story of Joseph carefully and see if what she observed really makes sense. Archbishop Musosa this is your call from God to take His people from this bondage. How can we be slaves in our own land that God has given freely to us?

  45. MSANA WA PETURO says:

    Chitsiru cha munthu. Are you telling us the president has become an adviser. To who? Ben Phiri? Likening presidents to biblical figures is blasphemous and is punishable by death to both the one who likens and the other who is likened and accepts it? Would you like this to happen Kaliati?

  46. Mapiri says:

    Mutharika has already failed the first test.

  47. tsetsefly says:

    Kaliati wakhuta nandolo ndiye usatinyase. Joseph was not thief like Peter. Josesp Never abused office like Peter who brought houses from LCA at almost give away. So stop misusing biblical figures if you so not how to compare and contrast. You a former primary school teacher but you seem not to understand simple comparison and contrasting.

  48. Honala says:

    This blasphemy God will soon punish you.

  49. Mapiri says:

    Please don’t compare Peter Mutharika with biblical Joseph. Mutharika is a thief, tribalist, and supports regionalism.

  50. Hitler says:

    Right message from the right man to the right person at the right time and at the right place.

  51. geo says:

    Bishop Msusa, the problem is not only leadership but also followers. No matter how good the leader is, but if his followers are all corrupt minded, no progress can be made. This is the current scernario in Malawi.

  52. anabanda says:

    Zitsitu – an insult to the bible to compare Peter to Joseph. Mwakhuta eti!

  53. OBSERVER says:


  54. Hell on earth says:


  55. Piper says:

    Kaligwape !!

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