Chief spy Nicholus Dausi lied to President Peter Mutharika that Catholic Archbishop Thomas Msusa and Evangelical Lutheran Church leader Bishop Joseph Bvumbwe’s sermons at the Independence interdenominational prayers on July 5 were calling the President to step down.
Nyasa Times sources said Dausi in his security briefing to the Head of State, indicated that he analysed and ‘gathered’ that the two Bishops sermon meant that Mutharika should step down.
“The President was so angry at this kind of analysis,” said State House source.
In his sermon, Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa warned that Malawi will remain underdeveloped unless its leaders embrace an ideology that seeks to transform the country despite the many challenges Malawians are currently facing.
He also questioned the integrity of local leaders from both government and the opposition sides.
The Bishop also said the conduct of some leaders has led to the economic underperformance of the country as they in most cases indulge in corruption.
The Archbishop also wondered why leaders appoint many advisers to help them in various affairs of the state.
According to Bishop 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.”
“On this point I want to emphasise that I am not specific on one leader but all of us leaders either in the church, civil society organisations, and politics. As we are now, Malawi needs leaders who are transformative if (the country) is to enjoy economic growth,” said Archbishop Msusa.
Bishop Bvumbwe gave out his sermon in Chichewa which centred on how people are self-centred and how freedoms and rights are being exercised without responsibility.
The irony of it all is that the President himself read the first reading of the day which was taken from the book of Genesis: “Joseph interprets Pharaoh’s dream”.
It is not known whether the President understood the scriptures before reading or he waited for this notorious spy chief to deliberately mislead him.
Nyasa Times source who is privy to the going-ons at State House said many people are wondering why such straight forward sermons are not easily understood as teachings of the clergy to God’s people.
“Should it really take one Nicholas Dausi to pretend to be a “man of God” and mislead the President for us to see the light?”
“We are stunned by the accusation of the clergy as, just like many Malawians, we thought that the sermons were a true reflection of our position as a state 51 years after independence. With overzealous characters like Mr. Dausi, we can rest assured that the next 50 years will be the same where the leadership is taken for a ride and lied to as if there is no tomorrow,” said the source who said he has decided to let the ‘cat out of the bag’ for Malawians to know the truth.
He said Dausi needs to concentrate his energies on the security breakdown in the country as part of his key roles in collaboration with the Malawi Police Service.
“Elsewhere, the intelligence people play a crucial role in National Security issues not bringing confusion between the government and the church. Dausi’s job is in National Intelligence and that cause for an intelligent person. Otherwise, we need to rename the NIB to NGB – National Gossip Bureau,” said the source.
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