Malawi VP Chilima faces death threats: It’s regime plot

Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima faces a death threat, according to a leaked text message that was sent to a wrong number.

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In a twist of events, a senior intelligence official sent a message to a wrong number as he mistakenly thought he was sending to his juniors who were assigned for an unspecified task against the Vice President.

The message landed in the handset of a Mr Kumbanga of National Food Reserve Agency. It appeared to be a follow-up as to how far the team had gone with the assignment of some unspecified clandestine activity concerning the Vice President.

“Did you find zija ndinakutumani about the VP? As we said last time, he likes attending Catholic events. That’s where you can start.”, the message says. “We need to move fast.” When Mr Kumbanga asked for clarification, the sender of the message wrote back, “Sorry, wrong number. Please, ignore.”

Meanwhile, the Vice President’s security detail has been tipped to be very alert following the leakage of the information.

A source within the hierarchy of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) says Director of the National Intelligence Bureau, Nicholas Dausi, and Minister of Local Government, Kondwani Nankhumwa, are behind the clandestine operation.

Attempts to reach Vice President Chilima or his office to comment on this story proved futile, but a source familiar with the Vice President’s security arrangements confirmed the existence of the threat.

“Yes, we have received that information,” he said.

“But whoever is planning such things needs to know that Malawians will not let them assassinate our Vice President and get away with it. It’s one thing to kill Issa Njauju, but it’s another to kill our Vice President.”

Both Dausi and Nankhumwa did not respond to telephone calls.

Speculation is rife that President Peter Mutharika – who has not returned from the United Nations General Assembly one month after departure – is seriously ill and admitted to the Robert Wood Johnson University in New Jersey, where he is said to have undergone a brain surgery to remove a tumor.

In various press releases and also in an interview with the BBC, Information Minister Maliseni Ndau has harrumphed, claiming the president is enjoying “robust health” in the US and that he is meeting nameless individuals “one by one.”

On Tuesday, the President’s Press Secretary, Mgeme Kalilani announced that the president will arrive on Sunday at 1 p.m., although sources say government is weighing options to fly him late at night to avoid scrutiny.

Gerald Chavez Kampanikiza, a Facebook activist who often has accurate top secret government information, says Mutharika’s family is strongly opposed to the president’s proposed travel this Sunday as he is not fit to travel.

“He is experiencing bouts of dizziness, weakness, poor balance and body coordination and sometimes appears confused,” says Kampanikiza.

He added: “The president is also suffering speech problems and there have been five occasions of fits/seizures in the past ten days. Doctors are against him traveling long distance at the moment.”

Section 87 of the Constitution of the Republic of Malawi says: “Whenever the President is incapacitated so as to be unable to discharge the powers and duties of that office, the Vice-President shall act as President, until such time, in the President’s term of office, as the President is able to resume his or her functions.”

The rank and file of the ruling DPP are said to be afraid of Chilima taking over as they view him as an outsider both in the party and also because he is not a member of the Lomwe tribe, where Mutharika hails from.

They also fear that Chilima could take drastic steps to end the corruption and self-enrichment that is prevalent among the president’s cronies.

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37 thoughts on “Malawi VP Chilima faces death threats: It’s regime plot”

  1. VYOTO says:

    INU A DPP INU MWAYAMBILANSO? I BELIEVE EVERYTHING ABOUT DPP WHEN IT COMES TO KILLING INDIVIDUALS LIKE CHICKENS. OUR MEMORIES ARE FLESH THAT DPP BUTCHERED LATE ROBERT CHASOWA RIGHT AT POLYTECHNIC CAMPUS IN 2011 THEN LATE ISSA NJAUJU,IN JULY 2015.DPP ALSO TRIED BUT IN VAIN TO ASSASSINATE JOYCE BANDA WHEN SHE WAS VP SO CHILIMA MUST TAKE CARE.DPP IS LED BY THE MOST SELFISH AND UNGRATEFUL TRIBE.MY TAKE IS TO KILL THOSE WHO WANT TO KILL OTHERS FIRST, WE KNOW WHERE THEY STAY, NOT SO?THEY ARE ALSO VULNERABLE……

  2. Dengu says:

    Should you have revealed the source of the leak? If I were Mr Forest Man, I’d be worried!

  3. Alfred Minjo says:

    Inu a opposition leave Chilima alone. Whst kind of a propaganda is this one? Give Mutharika and Chiluma a break please!!!!

  4. Cash Gate says:

    I have proved that politicians are killers, why do you want to kill chilima, zoti a presdent athu adwalika ndiye kuti ndi zowona? you mean Chilima cannot be the leader of DPP? you mean DPP belongs only to lomwe people? shame on you.

  5. Minor1 says:

    oooh Interesting

  6. santana says:

    The writer of this story knew that there will be a lot of dunderheads who will comment foolishly because they don’t know anything about propaganda. What else can failures do when they can clearly see that the DPP and its strong leadership can not be ousted from power even beyond 2024? As you comment and talk on this issue you should also look at the strength of the opposition. The answer is that we don’t have it in Malawi, so the DPP is there to stay. Ask yourself why the writer has not exposed the cell number of this bad guy. The writer knew that there are many fools who will swallow this lie hook, line and sinker. The DPP should expect many stories like this one but should not take it seriously otherwise the wise men will not be identified. The problem is that the guys in govt are all natural intellegentias that can not fall victims of the silly stories. They know that the Bwandes, Uncle Baes, the Thom Chiumias and many others will do everything to weaken the DPP but they forget the strength of this party is with an ordinary man and woman there in the village. Come 2019 you will see miracles. Muziona anthu wopanga nawo zibwana. Ngakhale tsanja la mizwanya imeneyi imachita kuoneka kuti kuli anthu kutsogoloku. Talk and burst, this is the message from DPP.

  7. Cash Gate says:

    mpaka tayamba kuganiza mlowa mmalo, may be something is wrong

  8. gaddaf says:

    Kodi nankhumwa y doing dis again during bingus ukapanganso zomwezi y

  9. gaddaf says:

    chilima can do better than nyapapi

  10. HE the Life President Mfuti Kasinja? says:

    Yes, Chilima is going to arrest you all 7 cabinet thieves disguise as ministers and you gonna rot in jail.

  11. ochewa says:

    chikondi cha money chimenechi, akuopa chilima bwa? Ngat mwamuna sakusamala mkazi pakhomo mkazi amayamba kubweleka ndalama kwa amuna ena mkumasamala mwamuna ofoka ndikumakhala ndi ngongole,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, chizolowezi cha namkholowa, kupala udani,,,,,,,,,,

  12. tman says:

    Fools,you still have bad things to write about the government,are you done with the death rumoring of my uncle.Do a thorough search,u will find that the big men are related,and good deal.STOP THE NONSENSE,eat your mouth please

    1. Kholowa mkabudula says:

      Nawenso ndi goat eti? Ankolo ankolo achani mbavayo?

  13. Good People says:

    My Brother SAULOS This is word of Encouragement.
    Joshua 1:5
    5 Joshua, no one will be able to defeat you as long as you live. I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will always be with you; I will never abandon you.

    Isaiah 54:17
    But no weapon will be able to hurt you; you will have an answer for all who accuse you. I will defend my servants and give them victory.”

    Exodus 14:14
    14 The LORD will fight for you, and all you have to do is keep still.”

    Exodus 23:20
    Promises and Instructions
    20 “I will send an angel ahead of you to protect you as you travel and to bring you to the place which I have prepared.

    Deuteronomy 28: 6-7
    6 “The LORD will bless everything you do.7 “The LORD will defeat your enemies when they attack you. They will attack from one direction, but they will run from you in all directions.

    Joshua 23:10
    Any one of you can make a thousand men run away, because the Lord your God is fighting for you, just as he promised.

    Nehemiah 4:20
    If you hear the bugle, gather around me. Our God will fight for us.”

    Deuteronomy 28:1
    28 “If you obey the LORD your God and faithfully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, he will make you greater than any other nation on earth.

    Isaiah 45: 2-3
    “I myself will prepare your way, leveling mountains and hills.I will break down bronze gates
    and smash their iron bars.3 I will give you treasures from dark, secret places; then you will know that I am the LORD and that the God of Israel has called you by name..

  14. Gandule says:

    Don’t worry Mr Vice President. You are soon going to be President. Ayamba kale mantha akudziwa kuti wawoyu afa nthawi ili yonse. Let only God be your complte body guard. Bravo Saulos

  15. Penapakee... says:

    IF CHILIMA TAKES OVER, I JUST WANT HIM TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND REALLY LEAVE A MARK!!! This is your chance Chilima, save the country and turn it around! With Beautiful Mary by your side you can really put us on the map and make us really proud to be Malawian!

    1. Start taking out all dead woods like the Goodals if you are to turn round this economy KKKKKKKK

  16. In the name of Jesus I pray for destruction of all evil people who are always ready and eager to take away life for the sake of protecting their devilish interest I pray that God strikes down each and every person involved in the plot against our dear Vice President of the Republic of Malawi Dr. Saulos Clause Chilima may the Almighty heavenly father shield you spiritually mentally and physically against all evil deeds against you I pray that God will show MALAWI the real truth about the STATE OF OUR AFFAIRS AT THE MOMENT Olemekezeka musatekeseke Mulungu wabwino alinanu mdziko lonse la Malawi lili Pambuyo panu tikudziwa chiwembu chawo koma Yehova mulungu wathu sanalore ndipo salora ndipo sizitheka kuti inu mufe ngati ena onse amachitira Inu kumwalira anthu onse akutchulidwa munkhaniyi tidzachita chobaya ngati nkhumba ndatha ine wanu wanu wakumudzi

  17. Gloria K. Banda says:

    Please XXXXXCCXC, keep us posted, it seems you have access to vital information. For the sake of our mother Malawi The Warm Heart of Africa, we should not sit idle and watch the drama unfolding. This is really bad in a country whose democracy is still young. Let the constitution which is the supreme law of the land take it’s course just in case APM is incapacitated. There should no be another “MIDNIGHT SIX”. Dr. Chilima is not there as the country’s VP by default rather he’s there by choice. It’s the DPP leadership that poached him from his lucrative job at Airtel so that he could help technologically and mathematically rig the 2014 elections in their favour. All along the DPP knew pretty well that he (Chilima) is not DPP member neither did he vote in the 2014 tripartite elections. You wanted him for your own motives. He should therefore, not be dumped, assassinated or threatened. Let him ascend to power should APM die or be incapacitated. And should that happen, he will be free to use his presidential powers to prosecute all thugs, thieves, cashgaters in the DPP including removing all blue hand clapping chief executive officers in various parastatals and government departments. It’s all about time, don’t you worry. One thing is certain though in all this, God is speaking and the writings are on the wall for all of us to see. God is angry with the DPP led government. You failed to learn through Bingu’s death. People are suffering. You’ve failed miserably. You are arrogant. You chose not to listen. Forgetting that you never attended interviews, it’s people who put you there on trust to rule us. Mulungu sakondwera ndi ulamuliro wa nkhanza ndi wamwano. Tionana ku mapeto a ndime…………….”

  18. Abu Sumbulele says:

    Dear Dr. S.C Chilima VP of The Republic of Malawi. I write you this letter to request you one big favor Sir. First of all let me introduce myself to you. I am Aub the Director General of MBsi, yes Mutharika Broadcasting station. Please Sir, in case rumours that are making rounds about APM are true, please please I beg you in the name of Jesus not to remove me from my position at MBsi. I am saying this because right now I am at the peak of milking this thin cow to filthly enrich myself. Above all, I am enjoying very much when it comes to sexually abusing women . For your own information Sir, I am flying out Gilly to Egypt for a Three weeks training. she is leaving on 29th October tis year. Just recently I went to China with one Angel where I enjoyed myself. The list is endless Sir. The only woman who I failed to entice is this idiot Cathreen , eish, she’s a hard nut to crack. I hope you will take into consideration my plea just in case you ascend to the Presidency Sir. I really beg you to consider me. Please please.

  19. Opals says:

    Malawi Ensemble Theatre………as the journey continues! The plot is thickening fast. Now reading like a James Patterson novel. Let’s watch on how the scene unfolds. Is it drama, thriller, comedy, tragi-comedy or a farrago? Stay tuned folks! We will soon find out!

  20. Malawi says:

    No weapon formed against VP . God will always reveal what’s done in secret.

    VP does not need the body guards . VP walks with God.

    Prayer works.

  21. Daniel says:

    We are fed up of this clueless DPP government they only give misery l, enormous power cuts not seen in history under any leadership we need change we need fresh general elections now

  22. chilungamo chimawawa says:

    hahahahahaha this is DPP we know. A party of thieves and thugs. 95% are hard core criminals

    1. chamuluma chakuda says:

      All we need is we wan,t to know is our president and y is still in us? This question I think all of us Malawian
      we use to ask our self, chifukwa boma silikutiuza ife amalawi chilungamo likungoti lero likhamba zina mmawa zina Nde ife mitu balala,chifukwa tikuziwa kuti munthu kupita kunja umapanga spend ndalama zambiri nde tangoganiza ndimmene wakhalira panopa ndi ndalama ingati imene imene boma la ononga
      chifukwa cha munthu mmodzi.

      1. chamuluma chakuda says:

        Ine funso langa ndi lakuti kodi ife amalawi tidalakwanji?Nanga ziko lathuli lizathukuka liti
        Boma lathu limangotikhomelera chkhalilecho tili momuja sitikupita patsogolo njala yosatha
        mtengo wa zinthu palibe weni weni,anthu amizi momuja azikhalira kulira mmalo mowapasa tima
        business kuti azilembana mtchito

  23. Advisor says:

    This country joke, one can threaten the safety of a de facto head of state (because our de juris head of state is not around) and get away with it.He must be arrested and interrogated thoroughly. You just can’t go around making such threats to a seating Vice President who is technically the president now because the president is out of the country. Action has to be taken fast.

  24. xxxxxxccxc says:

    Allow me to say this under this false name. Deputy inspector general mwapasa had a heated meeting with muli, kaliati, chaponda and hon masangwi. On all occassion the talk was to take away chilima. There is also talk of a military coup thatvhas been assigned to col kamawenda. Dausi is playing it very hard. Where i am i cant say much. But death is looming. Either chilima will b taken down now or on inauguration
    The biggest fear according to mussa henry is that chilima may prosecute the 7 minisyers. But arresting these ministers will mean half of DPP being arrested because there is a big chain to this cashgate. Whoevet is teading this, pliz find chaponda, deputy ig mwapasa, kaliati, nankumwa, masangwi. Stop these guyz immediately otherwise it will b too late. The stage managed return of peter on sunday is dangerous. VP shld not go there or he shld go but with very tight security. DPP is out in big force to kill chilima or incarpacitate him. Pliz dont take this lightly. As i am writing this message, the guyz r busy at work to take away chilima

    1. nabingu says:

      we will seriously take your word

  25. Fisi Dausi says:

    Nsato saweta. Arrest Nankhumwa and Dausi immediately and open a case against the senior intelligence officer involved in the SMS message. Is DPP Kachale around, don’t sleep act swiftly or she gets the sack.

  26. santana says:

    Can the cell number of the guy who sent the msg be exposed? Please the reporter expose this cell number otherwise no one will believe your story. We know that everyone in DPP is a threat to the opposition because they can produce even 20 shadow presidential candidates. Chilima is the most dangerous guy to the opposition because if Mutharika dies today as per opposition wishes it is the DPP WHICH WILL STILL CARRY THE MANTLE. It will be different from what happened when Bingu died. It only shows that the opposition has nothing to do to weaken the ruling party because everyone is a threat to them. Epose the cell number. The story itself does not carry weight. Assassinating a person in the rank of the VP can not be carelessly be done through text messages. Just recently how people foolishly discussed sensitive issues on Whatsup and landed themselves into trouble. And you think the Dausis can send a stupid person on this sensitive issue? Do we discuss assassination issues on phones? U reporter wosapita nawo ku school umenewo. It is only dunderheads and some embiciles who can believe and take your story seriously.

  27. be humane says:

    aaaaaah Nyasa mumangofuna kutivutitsa tidzitukwanapo apa za ziii pamene palibe choona mwalembapo apa ine sindiyankhira nawo paja mumati forest ya Thuma imakafika ku nkhotakota kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  28. Ngongoliwa says:

    Zayambika. In 2012 it was the same thing. The more it changes the more it becomes the same thing. Politicians do not learn. Apepetulidwanso pano.

  29. che uzi says:

    If indeed our president is incapacitated as evidenced in the story let him be not in under panic but put chilima to acting President position as law of the land stipulates. Though DPP officials may seem to go on a rampage to kill chilima but their alleged plot will not work. Eeeeishhh Dausi and Nankhumwa busy to kill our chilima, mwaba kwambiri anthu inuyo ndipo chilima sakusiyani koma kumangidwa basi. Kkkkkk

  30. Auponda aChaponda says:

    Kodi iwowo atati upulezidenti aupata, angachitenawu chiani chachilendo. A Chaponda, or a Dausi?

    1. che uzi says:

      Kkkkkk chaponda and dausi are all old people.. They do not deserve to rule malawias.

      1. Monsieur says:

        When the power of love exceeds the love of power the world will no peace or in our case our country will move forward

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