Malawi VP Chilima for Sata’s funeral: Mutharika not going to Zambia

Malawi will send its vice president Saulos Chilima to attend the State Funeral of Zambia President Micheal Sata, scheduled for on Tuesday 11th November at Embassy Park the presidential burial site in Lusaka.

Chilima: To represent Malawi at Sata funeral

Chilima: To represent Malawi at Sata funeral

Sata died on 28 October in London.

President Peter Mutharika who was earlier expected to attend the funeral will not be travelling to Lusaka as he has delegated his deputy, according to an announcement by Office of President and Cabinet.

The funeral is expected to be attended by several Heads of State and Government. Including Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, Namibia President Hifikepunye Pohamba, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame and outgoing Mozambique’s Armando Guebuza.

Secretary to the office of the vice president,Lucky Kanyamula Sikwese, said in a statement that  Chilima will leave for Lusaka Monday,10th November through Kamuzu International Airport and is expected to be back Wednesday 12th November 2014.

Mutharika  came under fire when he delegated former President Bakili Muluzi to Lusaka during the Zambia’s Independence celebrations.

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74 thoughts on “Malawi VP Chilima for Sata’s funeral: Mutharika not going to Zambia”

  1. Phili says:

    Nyani ndi nyani olo atasitha phili.amalawi sitizayamika mpaka muyaya

  2. drf says:

    The Irish President is in Malawi for thenext three days so I hope it now makes sense to most of us that the president is around to attend to him; hence the change of the decision to delegate!

    Hope this now rests the case as pointed out by one ‘eye eye’ posting that we seem to argue without knowing the basis for such as decision by our Presidy!

    Zamveka a Malawi!

  3. Mbanangwa says:

    The president had a choice to welcome the Irish leader and then proceed to Lusaka. I doubt if the president will be in Salima and Vhitedze with the visitor.
    A lesser evil, more meaningful, would have been to leave th Zirish counterpart within and proceed to Zambia.
    All in all, sending Chilima is just as good as APM going by himself. PALIBE BUTO APA.

  4. PUTEN says:

    Amenneyo ndiye muthu

    Anthu awiri ( Mwamuna ndi kazi wake ) aka kwela bulu akuti mukuzuza bulu

    Mwamuna akawera bulu kazi ndi kumayenda akuti mwanu ndi wakhaza bwanji akumu siya kaziwake pansi iye kukwela bulu

    Kazi akakwela bulu mwamuna ndi kumayenda akuti mwamuna ndiwopepera chifukwa chiyani iye akuyenda pansi dona pa bulu

    Onse akayenda pansi akuti onse ndiwoputsa saziwa kugwilitsa ntchito bulu

    Nanga munthu atani anthunu,ingodikilani 2024 kuti wanu akazalowa muzatsangalare.

    1. Fifi says:

      This is so funny! You made my day!

  5. Mashatini says:

    Komatu tinangoona kupanga criticize msanga about APM sending Bakili to represent him at some of these functions . image yathu as a country is at stake here . Despite the suits and dark glasses, Saulosi has u “Yo” written all over him . Malawi as a country is already not taken very seriously by most of our fellow African countries, ndiye we will be worsening the image by sending our “Yo” of a VP to some of these international functions .

  6. Bonafide Malawian says:

    Anthu you are just commenting without knowing and appreciating the facts behind the Professors decision to send Chilima to the funeral, amongst others;
    1. when Bingu died, Sata sent his VP Scott to the funeral.
    2, on independence when APM sent former president, the country cried that the VP should have gone. so he has done exactly that.
    3. we have the President of Ireland in the country. Akhoza kutipatsa the scarce forex. so why go to a funeral, when millions of peoples lives are at stake due to donor aid.

    I rest my case.

    1. Mtakataka says:

      The man who was deported by Bingu but provided fuel for Bingu’s decent burial.

  7. Kyungu IV says:

    Simply a comfused people, in the first place who among the accusers have decided to attend the funeral, we have seen families send members from their homes to funerals isnt this the case mmakwalalamu. Would the going of APM change the state of the funeral. We know Zambia has lost a leader Malawi is touched and to show that malawi is concerned Government has sent The vice president who is state representative of Malawi which does not change should APM had gone by himself. Besides let us not be wise all these guys do is showing up at the funeral and seat down and nothing more. Musati Nzeru thoo apa, We used to close shops when we have funeral in our societies are we doing that anymore? we used to close Children indoors when there is a funeral do we do that anymore. Why not advocate that within and then show to zambia that malawians are good people we feel other peoples sorrows. Enanu timakudziwani khalidwelanu ndilomwelo simupita mmaliro lero koma kunena anza. Musinthe musawoneke aphungu anzeru inu mutalephera

  8. Innocent mikeka says:

    Palibe za ma governors pano..malawi ilbwino iyi anthu mufuna muononge!!

  9. kk says:

    If the president send Bakili Muluzi walakwitsa, if He delegates Saulos Chilima walakwanso, Kupita yekha ayi akutithela misonkho yathu bwanji samangopita chilima. oooh! my poor malawians, thinking shallow is your hobby, gossip is your favourite food. By the way when Ethel Mutharika passed on Zambia’s president never attended, when Bingu passed Zambia President never attended. Are saying we are the only ones who are concerned with this neighbourhood, what about them? Anyway tingokutumizani ineyo mukatiyimilire bola anthu akadziwe kuti kwampita oyimilira Malawi kumeneko ndikupanda mayina kwanuko.

    1. Disappointed says:

      Anthu ambili apa ndi opusa. Let’s appreciate we have a president who recognizes his vice as per constitution. This is a departure from what happened in the past. Why cant you be positive for once?

  10. KANGAANJOBVU says:

    Ona inu nulendo tu uwu ,Ndithu
    ine mnenetsa numuka uku,Wina
    amuka ndithu pamenepa.

  11. fkr says:

    Why snub zambia? Is peter going to do the same as his dumb brother did to mozambique?

    1. Disappointed says:

      Munthu wotani iwe? Bingu atamwalira, president Sata adatumiza ndani? Vice wake. Has that made our relations with Zambia worse?

  12. M'Malawi weniweni says:

    Number 26, there is nothing wrong in delegating the VP but after APM had already announced he was attending, it raises a lot of eyebrows at the sudden change.

  13. dexes says:

    Federation ndi deal: Northern region must no longer supply its vast resources to the south and central without it benefiting. I am talking about resources like Uranium from Kayerekera mine, another mineral from Kanyika Mine in Mzimba, Coal mine in Kaziwiziwi in Rumphi- surprisingly there is now little talk about coal in Rumphi,may be it is now extinct. Your guess is as mine on what the north has benefitted from this. Another vital resource is Human Resource. Dont forget Chikangawa which is supplying timber to South and Central- it is contructing cities in South and central.If all these top positions were available in companies in the north, enafe bwenzi ku south ndi ku central titapezanawo tchito. All universities are full of northerners. I am saying if north had developments like 2 or 3 universities bwenzi enafe kumwera kuno titapeza mwai waku university. Federalism is not about having 3 presidents, but state governors or you may wish to call them provincial governors. Monga mu church, the church has main church, branches, and miraga (small units) and the church is well managed. This idea can be applied to state. Dont tell me that north has small population, all the people from the north are here in South and central. Tell people advantages of federalism to all Malawians not northerners only basing on the bases above.

  14. dexes says:

    But why does President Robert Mugabe Never ever delegate? Funeral,inauguration you name it, he is there.

  15. Proffessor says:

    Nothing Wrong For Chilima’s Delegation To Sata’s Funeral!! A Malawi Munakhala Bwanji Kodi? Atumizeko Muluzi Mukuti Ayi Kapena Mumafuna Atatuma Inu?

  16. collins kafa says:

    Irish president is visiting from monday to wednesday.
    Mutharika will remain to be with him

  17. Pa Zambia popa apa osango pitawotse bwanji?oohooo! ndakumbukira Sataso anatumiza Vp pa maliro a Bingu.koma maliro nkulirana zimafunika azinena pasi pamtima wakhe kuti Vp osati kutumana ndimangawa kapena mopepetsana ayi.Ulendo winawo anapita Mluzi former pr lero ndi Vp Chilima mawa azapita wokha good circle no sideline apa tathokoza.

  18. Mdzukuru says:

    I agree with No. 5. It could have been good for our President to attend and remember Zambia is our closest neighbour and brother. Why change of heart? You are not being advised correctly and what message are we sending?

  19. eye eye says:

    ITS SAD THAT PEOPLE ARE MAKING ALL THESE COMMENTS, rather noises, WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE OF THE REASONS WHY THE PRESIDENT HAS DELEGATED THE VP TO GO TO THE FUNERAL…..HE HAS A GOOD REASON FOR DOING SO….BY THE TIME YOU KNOW, YOU WILL ALL BE ‘COILING’ YOUR TAILS FOR MAKING UNINFORMED COMMENTS and QUERIES FOR HIS ACTION!

    Come on, lets not just comment without prior knowledge!

    1. Mbava willnever have a good reason for anything mmesa ndi mbava iyoija idaba mavoti akhoti anadya ndalama nkuvomereza kuti tkhale president ndi unofficial votes munaziona kuti zotero? Iyotu kwacha yagwa muwonanso nkukonda mbava kwanuko

      1. kuipakobedwamavote says:

        The reason should have been stated in the delegation statement rather than leaving people to speculate. Why hide that there is an Irish President coming. Thought the visitor is for Malawi not just AMP. Why do our leaders like to hide info. Malawians are “peaceful” they would not harm the visitor. Open up OPC. No wonder your small country is deteriorating from bad to worst in terms of governance, social, economy and politics etc, etc. Shame.

  20. CHAVULA says:

    IT IS BETTER TO GO TO THE HOUSE OF MOURNING THAN TO STAY IN STATE HOUSE BANQUETING, sorry Mr. president, I was substituting biblical verse.

  21. Abiti Mtila says:

    There is nothing wrong to delegate VP. Mumafuna akapita APM munenenso kuti waononga ndalama pamene fuel akukwera mtengo? Kodi munakhala bwanji amalawi inu? Nthawi zina Tamafunirani dziko lanu zabwino.

  22. Anonymous says:

    no 21 ndiwe kape kwambiri so you want peter to die you are very wicked konangodana ndizilizonse zomwe president akuchita

  23. tenthax says:

    wats wrong with u so called Malawians why always criticising your own president, Isn’t he your president? No wonder u’re wild animals

  24. kyroc says:

    its high time malawians needed to be serious and sober.kungoti ndinu a kumpoto then u criticise whatever APM does. malawians let us work up and begin looking at things with a just eye.what z wrong with sending SKC to zambia? if u feel like you ignorant on a certain issue,u better not comment anything. lets build our beatiful mother mw than just talking naked mumble-jumble.c’mon good people! do u think that chilima cannot do what the president would do if he had gone there? tiyeni a malawi tiyesere kuthetsa nsanje.bon voyage a vp.

  25. kyroc says:

    its high time malawians needed to be serious and sober.kungoti ndinu a kumpoto then u criticise whatever APM does. malawians let us work up and begin looking at things with a just eye.what z wrong with sending SKC to zambia? if u feel like you ignorant on a certain issue,u better not comment anything. lets build our beatiful mother mw than just talking naked mumble-jumble.c’mon good people! do u think that chilima cannot do what the president would if he had gone there? tiyeni a malawi tiyesere kuthetsa nsanje.bon voyage a vp.

    1. smart guy says:

      Hey number 35 (kyroc) I dont see any link with the Northerners here, if you are anti-Northerner this is not the way to show. if you love your country, why promoting tribalism ???

  26. ankhoma says:

    well guyz lets encourage our first citizen to attend the burial ceremony remember wht Sata did when we lost our president he donated fuel and also delegated his vice.that time we had indeed no fuel. unless if we have something to donate then lets allow him to delegate.

  27. Let you not make a mountain out of a mole hill. APM is busy with other equally important Gvt duties. But equally he should have gone himself to show our appreciation to what they did at our bereavement a couple of years ago. Mzako akati konzo nawe umati konzo . Hope Zambia accommodates our gesture. (MHSRIP)

  28. Yobe boo says:

    kukanakhala ku Mulakhlo sakanapanga delegate ayi, koma ku Maliro a President neighbour, no problem. Kudwalatu kumeneku.

  29. concerned Citizen says:

    A FEW YEARS AGO ZAMBIA SENT A MINISTER WHEN THE PRESIDENTS BROTHER WAS IN THE CASKET. MR PRESIDENT YOU ARE SO KIND BY SENDING THE WHOLE VICE PRESIDENT

  30. Mkute says:

    This man we call president does not know why he is at the state house.he has no slightest idea about the presidency. He is most ineed of help. Unfortunately he is surrounded by the crowns he calls advisers.

    1. ernesto says:

      i cant agree more,APM is surrounded by garbage at state house.i really find it difficult to understand how a full professor of law could appoint form 2 graduates to be directors and advisers at state.

  31. azeez says:

    It could have been better if APM went there himself not Chilima. Delegating is not bad but we look at the nature of the issue, Zambia in the name of Late Sata did a great job worth appreciation when Bingu died. Too bad

  32. M'Malawi weniweni says:

    I thought it was already reported that APM will attend? Why the sudden change of heart?

  33. Dr. Mango says:

    No 21 Kaya, sitimalosera za imfa ya ena. The same death may grab you before omuloselayo!

  34. Dr. Mango says:

    What is wrong with sending The VP? No debate here! Let us discuss pertinent issues.

  35. wtl says:

    so u mean the vp should not represent mw? some of these criticism are base less

  36. mmihavani says:

    Eeee koma anthu a ku Malawi chabwino anataila galu. President apange ichi ati ayi koma chakuti. Apange chakuticho ati ayi koma ichi. Tsono chenicheni ndi chiti? No wonder we are a miserable people, very inferior type of people. Indeed we were cursed with hunger, disease and envy.

    1. ujeni says:

      Maliro nkulirana, he was supposed to go to show some solidarity with neighboutrs, mind you Zambia helped us alot with fuel

      1. O says:

        Helped us or joyisi? Sata did not come. He sent Guy.

  37. Burnley says:

    Why is that our state president APM is fond of delegating when it comes to crucial functions or events happening in zambia that needs his presence, does he have any outstanding issues with those bemba guys?

  38. boko harram says:

    Sindivetsetsa za mtundu umenenewu kapena titi khomo limeneli kulibe WA kubanja wolangiza mzammene amakhalira anthu? Pa dzana bingu atafa oyamba kuthandiza lidali dzilko la Zambia,Iye sadaganizileso za mmene amakhalira ndi malemu akhaza aja ayi adatumiza mafuta ooyendetsera mwambo onse. Lero Zambia president watisiya ndithu mkumati ndi tumiza WA chiwili wanga? Abale aku khomo talangani munthu uyu chonde akutichititsa manyazii iyo. Sikuti akayakhula ayi adzangotitengera mbendelayo basi.

  39. Kaya says:

    These presidential deaths! First it was Zambia, then Malawi, now Zambia again. Remember history repeats itself!!!!!

  40. drakes says:

    I feel the President should go, lets show our brotherly love with Zambia, ignore what Scot is doing bu harassing mr Lungu as a Malawian

  41. Makwasa says:

    Atupele is not being delegated???….hmmmm

  42. Amalawi akhala akupempha kwanthawi yayitali atapeza President okhala mu office
    Lero amaupeza Mmalo moyamika Mulungu ayambaso kulira akuti sakufuna President okhala mu office
    Mmalawi sadzatheka basi

  43. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Better in that way , it’s too early to start sidelining your VP . You are sending a clearn young politician not zinazi amwene , milandu migolomigolo kumabwalo , just trying to please a fellow thief.

  44. Zale P says:

    Its tit for tat! when his bro passed on, Sata did not attend the funeral instead he sent his deputy

  45. Mulopwana Wa Mamwene says:

    A president anthu okondedwa chonde this is a must go trip for you. Have you forgotten how this African soil boy helped us when we were mourning our departed leader who happens to be your brother(MHSRP)? Above all we are very close neighbors and we share a lot in common. May be you are not a good neighbor to Zambia but you could have represented us as head of state, we Malawians are good neighbors to our brothers and sisters in Zambia. Am touched and not comfortable with your failure to go. Anyway you have your valid reasons not to go

  46. Coward says:

    APM wawopa kuti a kamuthamangitsako Ku Zambiako paja chimkulu ckake chija chidamuzunza Michael Sata. Khalidwe loyipa limakulondola. Ziwanthu zokula mopanda khalidwe, no wonder zinkhope kuipa ndi mtima womwe. Watching on the TV sata was loved by his people because he cared for them. He joined policts not to make money but to serve the country. Sata was already rich before becoming a president which is different from these brothers when they did not have a decent home to live

    What i mistake we made to accept APM as a president

  47. joy says:

    Very shameful. We have a president who cannot join various other heads of state from far like Kenya. Sometimes I fail to understand our president. He seem to be more concerned with the 2019 elections than his own surrounding. He will not know what will hit him.

  48. Bob says:

    Mukanapita ndikumaliro a neighbour

    1. zaife says:

      Did Sata come to Bingu’s funeral? Fool!

  49. Livulezi river says:

    During our bereavement, I mean during Bingu’s funeral, did the Zambian president come to attend showing our closeness? If not, then delegating to Chilima is also a good gesture by Peter. After all, going to somebody’s funeral doesn’t necessarily mean you are more grieved! Even enemies attend their foes’ funerals! So don’t be fooled by Peter’s absence there!!!

  50. mbwiye says:

    Alfred the author of this article I personally don’t agree with u last paragraph wat do u mean wen u say come under fire u mean wat Mr president did by delegating former president wz stupid while Malawians we alwez happy wen we see pole fighting why Mr president showed a nice gesture u r pop die hard u nyasatimes. u alwez wrote bad about peter mufune msafune akulamula basi u can go to hell

  51. Happening boy says:

    This guy called Mutharika is not an African at all, maliro sitimaseweletsa and he must have learnt a big lesson after the loss of his brother but still is confused. He was supposed to go.

  52. Akilly 2 says:

    Chilipo aopa mbwiye!!!

  53. Mchani says:

    Is our président seek or toi week to attend. Lets not forget That when his Brother died, Is was Zambia That donated fuel to Malawi. Bwinotu able.

  54. Manyi manyi says:

    Ataninso nanga…adwala..???? Mawa ndiwowo2 ohooo…!!!!

  55. Tukuta says:

    This is where APM’s presence as President of Malawi, Zambia’s neighbour, is needed most for a variety of reasons which I will not mention. The president has not visited neighbours since his election and decides to shun the funeral of the president of a country many consider the closest ally. Diplomatic relations are essential for prosperity and security of a nation. National rather than personal interests should prevail. When shall we start getting things right.

  56. Waya says:

    This was important for d head of state to attend. Kukana kusiya dziko mmanja mwa Saulosi .. kkk koma Peter.

  57. Malawiana says:

    Mr. President this funeral necessitated your personal presence as Zambia has been a good neighbour also considering that we need to mend the relations with Zambia following the shameless act done by your late brother in deporting Sata for no good reasons

  58. citizen says:

    Bakili watani osapita?

  59. aah says:

    Zambia is the closest neighbor to Malawi. The president should have attended this function.

    1. MF Jones says:

      What difference would that make? The most important thing is that Malawi is beign represented.

      1. ndangodutsa chisale says:

        The histories of Malawi and Zambia are reasons that should have prompted APM to attend the burial. Ask any Malawian who is in diaspora. Malawians feel at home with Zambians than any other of our.

        1. Bolero says:

          INU KUKUBWERA IRISH PRESIDENT. SIZINGATHEKE KUTI ACHOKE.

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