Kamlepo says Mutharika on countdown to go: Chihana condemns coup charade

Firebrand politician Kamlepo Kalua  has repeated  a call made  at a high-level conference of civil rights and religious leaders and academics, who met recently  under the aegis of the quasi-religion Public Affairs Committee (PAC) and called on President Peter  Mutharika to resolve Malawi’s myriad economic problems immediately or resign the presidency within 90 days.

Kamlepo addressing a rally at Area 25 in Lilongwe on Sunday

Kamlepo addressing a rally at Area 25 in Lilongwe on Sunday

Part of the crowd at the rally

Part of the crowd at the rally

Aford members attended the rally

Aford members attended the rally

Speaking at a rally Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president and leader of opposition, Lazarous Chakwera held in Lilongwe with Peoples Party (PP) and Alliance for Democracy (Aford) leader Enock Chihana, Kalua who is PP vice president and Rumphi east MP, said the clock is ticking for Mutharika to “pack up and go.”

Kalua said Mutharika is exceptionally inept and the honourable thing for him is to step down before the expiry of his 90 days ultimatum.

“He must pack up and go, Tshwee, mwana Tshwee,” said Kalua as the crowds cheered.

“We are tired of this type of leadership, Mutharika must go within 90 days,” said Kalua.

Kaluwa said Malawians are now suffering because of  “clueless” DPP, saying every Malawian knows that his administration has completely failed the nation.

He said “We will not wait for 2019, we want Mutharika to go within 90 days.”

Kalua charged that Mutharika has “failed in two years to manage the economy, he has failed to show leadership, he is ruling this country by remote [control].”

He also accused DPP government of shielding corrupt barons in its rank and file involved in the K577 billion cashgate scandal, saying the administration is on selective prosecution of cashgate by only targeting K28 billion between 2012 to 2014.

“These people are thieves. They have looted billions, “ he said.

Member of Parliament for Lilongwe South West, Peter Chakhwantha, and last week  moved the motion which the House passed  which sought that an Amendment Bill on the cited Section of the Act be drafted forthwith and presented to the House to transfer the powers of appointing the said  Anti Corruption Bureau office bearers to the Public Appointment Committee of Parliament.

It further sought that the appointment should be based on merit and through an open recruitment process and that the Director be reporting and answerable to Parliament through the Public Appointment Committee.

The parliamentarians observed that the Amendment would grant the office of the ACB total independence to investigate and bring to book anybody in conflict with the Act regardless of his or her status.

Kalua said he will speak the truth and will not be scared of arrests which are politically motivated.

“I have been arrested in one party state. I contributed to bring multi-party democracy in this country. I was arrested during Bakili Muluzi regime, I was arrested several times fighting Bingu dictatorship. I am ready to be arrested, I can’t fear ,” he said.

In his address, Chihana, son of pro-democracy hero late Chakufwa Chihana, condemned government for using what he called scare tactics in arresting opposition politicians.

He said government should stop hallucinating that President Mutharika can be removed violently, saying he will go peacefully as he has failed.

Chihana accused the Police for arbitrary arrests, daring security forces to target him and “see”.

“Mutharika must step down for failing to run the country,” said Chihana.

Both Chihana and Kalua said the DPP top brass  were enjoying the fruits of democracy which they did not fight for.

“They were not involved in any struggle for democracy but they want to slide country back to dictatorship. We will not give them that comfort,” said Chihana.

And Kalua said: “We are getting a united front for opposition, Dr Chakwera take heart, you are government in waiting.”

He said Mutharika better act quickly to resolve the social-economic challenges as his days in office are numbered.

Kalua said Presidency is constitutional office and that the President governs on trust, saying that has eroded.

He said Mutharika is losing legitimacy to govern as he is betraying the public trust and stated that no President including Mutharika is immune to resignation under the circumstances of loss of public trust as provided by law.

He said Section 6 of the Constitution stipulates that ‘the authority to govern derives from people of Malawi as expressed through universal suffrage in elections held in accordance with the Constitution, section 12 (iii) states that the authority to exercise power of state is conditional upon the sustained trust of the people of Malawi.

“A President that no longer has the sustained trust of the peoplehas no authority to govern, and people have the mandate to remove it in accordance with the law,” he said.

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27 thoughts on “Kamlepo says Mutharika on countdown to go: Chihana condemns coup charade”

  1. BEN says:

    i tell you dpp is scared,, why have i said
    1. ikanakhala dpp ilibe mantha sakanamanga kabwira ndi anzake, chifukwa amene anawamanga siboma ayi koma chipani cha dpp pogwiritsa police
    2. akanakhala alibe mantha sakana sonkhanitsa mafumu kuti atsutse . mafumu athu ndi opusa chifukwa sadziwa kuti iwo they belong to state of malawi , and they are above govt. they have to defend anthu akumudzi osati anthu ochepa
    3 pomaliza upresident siufumu. abale anthu anayesetsa kuti akhale m’bomo to cover their criminal activities. dont you notice mafia like activities in dpp,, you will yet see. ACHOKE ! SIUFUMUTU UWU

  2. MCP……MCP……..HOOOOO simudzalapala ndithu ,after all kodi silver jublee yokhala ku opposition mukondwerera liti? musayiwale kuti kunali obaba,lero ali kuti? SECTION 65 NUMBER ONE….BUDGET NUMBER TOO.do you think zimene mukuchitazo anzanu ndiye ali mtulo? you are just wasting your time? mukuganiza kuti ulendo uno boma muloweranso pawindo? zomwe mukuganizazo mchimodzimodzi munthu amene akukwera mu mtengo akunyera kuti potsika adzazipaka yekha!!!!!! watch out!!!!!!!>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  3. Dambudzo Chihana says:

    Kuzolowera kulowa m’boma pa window.mukuwona ngati akapanga resign ndiye mukhalapo?mwawuponda.2019nso muzaluza with distinction abusa amkhwidzi inu.MCP,PP, ndi AFORD?nkumati muzapanga boma 2019?mukazawina muzandifunse

  4. A mcp,ppp ndi afford,you cant remove one from seat because he has weakness,the way you are behaving,you are completely displaying your weaknesses.idont know, with your theorogy doctorate,do you read the bible?,all leaders had weaknesses ,if you are one who put him on the seat mumuchotsa,ngati its God you wont,and inunso pansi pamtima wanu you know zimenezo,everybody has weaknesses,mukakhala inu bwenzi anthu akukulozani zala,pano u say azanu akulephera inu mukukhoza?

  5. wakum'mawa mario says:

    Akamlepo ndi anzanu a chakwera mumamudziwa nyapapi? inutu mwachepa mukunama ndipo mundikhulupilira mlomwe simungamuthe kagwereni uko!! munayambira nthawi ya bakili mumati mulowa nthengo , munalowamo? mumafuna muziopyeza kuti ena aope angakuopeni ndani inu? mwauponda mukhaula!!!!

  6. mjomba welewo says:

    Some one used to “Malawi woyeee….!!! people could respond woyee….!!!” but in actual sense …he is siphoning billions of kwachas and building huge mansions. Ndiye akanakhala Kamuzu bwenzi akanamanga the tall buildings as of that twin towers of USA.The first role for the ACB boss after being appointed by Public Appointment Committee of parliament is to clear all milandu yamgonagona, MHC scandal,k577 billion scam, green belt project tractors and that of Njauju…Malawi want to know all of that…Chakwera woyee….!!! Chakhwantha woyee…!!! wina atuluka thukuta nkamwa…..

  7. CHAMBE OR CHAMBA says:

    Garbage in garbage out. I have never heard so much nonsense spewed out from one man like one person named CHAMBE. CHAMBE honestly you stink. You are the type that make Nyasa readership so boring. Your comments are so inept and lack intellect. why do you always comment Eish! Whatever DPP/Bwampini gave you, you must be a millionaire. If not then shut up your stinking beak for once. CANT YOU MAKE ONE BALANCED COMMENT FOR ONCE. THIS IS NOT A DPP PAPER PLEASE!

  8. Myao says:

    CHAMBE-AM SURE NDIWE CHAMBA- DO YOU KNOW THAT EVERY BIG JOURNEY STARTS WITH A LITTLE STEP, LITTLE HOLES CAN SINK A WHOLE SHIP?? STUDY THE POLITICAL TRENDS IN MALAWI THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND HOW ANGER BUILDS UP IN MALAWIANS- I THINK WASUTA OF UR AN INFANT!!

  9. mjomba welewo says:

    If the Public Appointment Committee of parliament can be given that task of appointing the ACB boss as well the Auditor General this Malawi will develop at pace of Kamuzu…Peter Chakhwantha and your freinds you derseve something from…fight for the betterness of Malawi…K577 Billion scam ija tikufuna itheke basi …those who are involved should also be jailed no matter what immunity they have.Chakwera…..Chakhwantha…..and all your team at the opposition fight 4 Malawians …

  10. Awa says:

    Achoke basi.

  11. zalimba says:

    ‘the wages of sin are death’ ruling by will end in committing suicide, let the president step down as if he is incapacitated

  12. Lutepo Mphwiyo says:

    Zoona MCP kupanga partner ndi PP!!! PP is a stinking rotten brand!!! mufera zaeni a MCP kupusaaaaaaaaaa kkkkkkkkkkkkk

  13. MERCEDES says:

    NDALE ILI NGATI SKOOL NDATI UNAKHOZA NDI KUONERA MAYESO UKAPITA KU UNIVERSITSY AMAKAKUWIDA THATS WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MALAWI ANABELA MAVOTI PANO DZIKO LIKUWALEPHERA KULAMULIRA KIKI!

  14. Pampano says:

    Mfundoless talking of impossibilities, which Malawi za ziiiii!

  15. Buyelekhaya says:

    @Nkhoma, why did DPP stoop so low as to “partner with UDF” -a party on deathbed?

    @ Bololo, I would like to believe chomwe chatsala mchigadza chanu wawa ndi madzi okhaokha. Bongo wothandiza kuganiza mwanzeru udasungunuka kalekale! Everything you spew is garbage!

    @ Nyapala, which Northerners are you talking about?. You might have been born in Malawi but you know very little or nothing about Northerners! Khawuvale umlomo wakho ngoku! Akayazi endithethayo!

    @ ndani-ndani, njala idzakupha iwe! Umangokhalira kupumba! Munthu uli kummwera nkumanama kuti uli kuchigawo chapakati!

  16. Chambe says:

    I have never seen any president leaving office through calls like these. Yes he can die in office through psychological pressure, a strategy that worked on Bingu.Peter having known that his brother died through similar calls might have induced his system to counter any stress that would affect his health. This strategy of calling him to resign will not therefore be effective from what I see and 90 days deadline will surpass.

    The strategy of mass demonstrations through whose actions would render the government ungovernable and force the President to resign has foiled. The whattsup discussions was the first step which if it was not left un intercepted could perhaps have triggered the chaos. The government is also aware that that’s what the opposition wants; to stage the demo as the slightest opportunity to pave way to the President to resign through mob pressure.
    Next strategy for the desperate opposition is to impeach the President but this can easily fail hence why they didn’t opt it as the first option.

    Let’s wait and see after 90 days if the President is really strong enough to pass the test.

  17. Malemba Folo says:

    Very stupid comment by Number 2 no wonder your name is bololo. U must really be brainless just like your president. Supporting parties like football teams will not help you at all. Remain ignorant because you really are.

  18. Buyelekhaya says:

    I can see the DPP trolls have come out now. You went quiet last week when arrests of opposition figures were being made. The DPP police bungled everything and you should have come to their defence. Vukani magwalandini!

  19. nyapala says:

    Northerners you will not do anything.

  20. jaunky says:

    Amalawi anzanga,tiyeni tikamacommenta tidzipeleka maganizo abwino okomera dziko lathu,kunena zoona dziko lino zinthu sizili bwino ayi,koma enanu mukutengela kuti mumasapotela chipani chimene chikulamulirachi ndiye china chilichonse muli kumbuyo sizikuthandizani olo pang`ono ndiponso malawi sNGApite patsogolo ata! chikufunika apa ndi choti utsogoleri ukulephera ndithu akuyeneka kubvomereza kuti akulephera ndiye kuti anzawo otsutsa awathandiza,koma ngati sakubvomeleza,abwera bwanji anthu oti awathandize? chonde abale anga amene mukulamulira zithu zikukanika ndithu gwiranani manja ndi anzanu akuthandizani

  21. Chatsika says:

    Interesting to see mediocre people hallucinating thinking they can dislodge DPP by making wild rantings. Fortunately they son’t know where DPP’s secret is. Tabatokotani ine dowe wanga ndamuyamba kuno ku Central ndipo chaka chino chimanga ndichipha zedi sizinaonekenso.

  22. BOKHO says:

    Ili ndilo Boma timadziwa ife. Bingu ndi Peter anthawa mdziko muno kukhaala kunja moyo wawo onse atamva kuti achimwene ndi a president ali hi naneso. Mwaponda moto a mtchoma inu dziko lakukani ili.

  23. WAMISALA says:

    Ndilibe polobolemu !
    Mdilibe polobulemu !!

  24. chaponda says:

    GOOD MOVE TO HAVE THE OPPOSITION UNITED……BRAVO MCP AND PP…..

  25. Kenson Musonda says:

    True. MCP + PP rotten alliance. Indeed fools die many times before their actual death.

  26. bololo says:

    Za ziii mukufuna ndalama zathu zomwezo,.. Ngat anthu akuvutikabe mpaka pano ndichifukwa cha utsogoleri wa MCP omwewo omati munthu akagula njinga ya kapalasa mpaka amakathera kundende!!!! Musandi Bowe za ziiiii

  27. Nkhoma says:

    Why are you MCP sinking so low to be part with PP? Basi kutha kwanu mkumeneku ndithu!!!!

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