Mayaya a politician who masquerades as human rights activist – UDF

United Democratic Front (UDF) has described human rights campaigner Billy Mayaya as a politician who is wearing an activist’s coat.

Ndanga:  Mayaya is a politician in activist robe

Ndanga: Mayaya is a politician in activist robe

Mayaya: Petitioned Speaker on UDF MPs

Mayaya: Petitioned Speaker on UDF MPs

UDF spokesperson Ken Ndanga made the claims after accusing Mayaya of orchestrating a conspiracy against his party.

This follows Mayaya’s petition to the Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya asking him to guarantee “orderliness and decorum” in the august House by declaring vacant the seats of the UDF MPs who recently moved to government benches.

Mayaya said the MPs should lose their seats for what he called the “unprocedural manner” in which they joined the government side.

But UDF said Mayaya was advancing a political conspiracy.

“UDF knows that Billy Mayaya masquerades as human rights activist,” said Ndanga as quoted in the press.

“We know the conspiracy that is going on, we will soon expose it,” the UDF spokesman added.

“UDF is not afraid of this conspiracy. Billy Mayaya has no business with UDF, if there is one party that understands Section 65 it is UDF,” said Ndanga.

Mayaya however asserts that he is doing his activism role, saying “politicians cannot continue to usurp the people’s power to bring their representatives into line.”

The move by UDF MPs has divided opinion among legal experts with some arguing that the MPs have crossed the floor while others argue that the party has not violated any law.

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40 thoughts on “Mayaya a politician who masquerades as human rights activist – UDF”

  1. Nkhalamba says:

    I have never ever seen section 65 biting any politician in Malawi eversince of my existence on Earth. why the legislature is keeping this inactive law?
    It confuse people

  2. Mcp,simuzatengaso boma poti ngati mukunena za 2019 zobelazo ndekuti zipani zose zakhozekela kubela, ndetose tikhozekele kuzabela ndipo tizabela mmene takutibulilani 2014 muzakhaula, Nkhani ya section 65 mungoona kunama inu muononga nthawi yanu pakuti speakeryo akudziwa chomwe akuchita mutayaluke ndinu amayaya poti simuli mpaliament, udf siyingatuluke mpaliament mukunamizana, nzungu wanuyo azakhala presdent mmoyo winawo basi

  3. Solicitors says:

    Amangwetu kutenda yauziru bazi

    Mubwere kuno kumuzi tizavotenso basi

  4. hango says:

    Tiyeni nazo anthu a chuma kuseweretsa dziko ngati chikopa nanga pali nzeru apa? Dyera basi ndikusaganizira anthu osawuka. UDF yikutha pamene yidakali ya mphamvu .

  5. Which section 65 yomwe anthu mu kuvutika nayoyo toothless

  6. Kumangoti ung’onoung’ono. Kupusa basi. Ung’onoung’ono ndi m’mutu momwe. U are so stupid UDF guys that u are frailing to realise that you have crossed the floor. Ask Chambo MP for Mangochi North Constituency. He is aware that UDF guys have crossed the floor. He wanted to join UDF but he has posed coz he is afraid of crossing the floor. Let me remind you UDF has done this coz would want to fulfil their personal agenda and not agenda of the electorate. If UDF wanted to support GVT would they not support DPP from opposition benches. Tiyeni nazona. Let your sits be declared vacant and let them go to court. I bet you UDF MPs, U will lose your sits. Za DPP zangofuna kukutolani uchitsiru. Paja a UDF mumati ndinu ma Chacha the law will catch you napping. Kupusa basi. Chacha ndi Lucius Banda basi. Musaope ama MP a UDF. Mwakapala Moto Kudambwe. Pajatu wakwatila mphenzi saopa kung’anima. Mukuopa chiani? You have chosen to cross the law and the law must take its course. KKK. Tiyeni Nazoni anthu wosakhulupilika inu. Anthu oyipa adyera inu ma MP a UDF. Ung’onoung’ono ndi mmutu momwe?

  7. MANYATWAKO says:

    SPEAKER, TEACH THM ALESON BY SECTION 65

  8. ADE says:

    UDF!!! YOU CAN CALL MAYAYA WHATEVER YOU WANT BUT THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT YOUR EASTERN REGION (MANGOCHI-MACHINGA) PARTY HAS LOST DIRECTION. FIRST IT WAS ATUPELE SITTING ON THE GOVERNMENT BENCH WHILE HIS TEAM WAS IN OPPOSITION. IT WAS LIKE A FOOTBALL COACH SITTING ON THE OPPONENT BENCH WHILE ASKING SOMEONE TO MANAGE HIS TEAM WHEN HE IS AWAY. NOW THE WHOLE UDF HAS MOVED TO GOVT BENCH, UDF MAY NOT HAVE JOINED THE GOVT PERSE, BUT THE HAVE RENOUNCED THEIR IDEALS WHICH THEY ADVANCED DURING ELECTIONS WHICH SAW SOME OF THE MPS BEING VOTED FOR. WAS IT NOT UDF SUPPORTERS WHO LED TO THE INCIDENT WHICH SAW ONE PERSON LOSING LIFE IN MANGOCH?

  9. kamale says:

    I am of the view that the members did not cross the floor per se, they got voted as UDF and they have not denounced their UDF membership. They were voted as UDF not opposition or Ruling.
    Secondly, these guys consulted the speaker who gladly granted them their wish and in his own words the speaker told us that he was the sole authority who decide where a member sits in the house and he saw no problem with UDF’s request let alone one member of the party sitting on the other side. If he applies section 65, in this situation he must also resign for misleading the house and the nation at large.

  10. Zoonazake says:

    Mayaya is 100% right. Simple; crossing the floor is moving from one side of the floor to the other side, as the UDF has done here physically, leaving their benches and cross to the other benches of the DPP. I tjink even a std 3 pupil can understand this clearly. If Msowoya do nothing on this then something fishy will be suspected.

  11. Namisako. says:

    Tawasiyani a mayaya awa ndi ozelezela angofuna atitayitse nthawi ndi kumawawerenga mmanyuzimu.Iwe mayaya uza mzako mtambo mupange ma demo pa imfa ya malemu Geoffrey Mwale.Mukuopa asilikali,mumationerera ife ma civilian. FOTSEKI! NGO ya pa Malawi kukonda ziphuphu,muyal.uka nazo izi

  12. Tengupenya says:

    Who is not a politician? Everyone is, passively or actively. Civil activists are quasi-active politicians. Party politics politicians are professional politicians practicing frontline politics or back line politics. Civil activism dwells with all issues including political issues in or outside the headquarters of politics practice (the parliament). Come to life UDF. Do not expect no reaction from civil activism if you test the limits of parliamentary rules and regulations that have clear grounding in the constitutions. Take heed that the courts too know they have been watched long enough they can no longer usurp parliamentary order by constraining operation of its rules and standing orders that have clear grounding in the constitution. Constitutional order separating powers takes precedence over personal citizen interests. If all citizens’ political interest had supremacy over parliamentary rules and standing orders that have a grounding in the constitution, the there would be anarchy. Legislators may argue economic interest in their job, but that must fail on the grounds that politics should not be primarily an economic interest for an individual. For that is an even greater risk to anarchy. All political actions must be reigned in within the rules of the game. More so when the tiers of government are involved. Separation of powers is important and crucial to peaceful coexistence. Do not toy around with anarchy.

  13. Tengupenya says:

    By the way all legislators are part of government, whether or not they support the party in administration of the government. Secondly, crossing the floor is determinate not only by declaration of it by the actor, but also by actions of the actor. One or the other is sufficient. Both are indisputable evidence. moving from one side of the aisle to join the other side cannot be disputed.

    Political expediency to gain control of government or of the State is to be excercised with caution. The UDF AMAZES on this one. Last time, they took a shot at controlling the State when they were leaders of government but in political dispute with the State President. They abandoned leadership of the government during Bingu’s administration in Bingu’s first term. Then they urged Bingu to seek a fresh mandate. Now, they have tested the waters by joining another party in parliament (the DPP) without declaration in quest of gaining some control of the leadership in government. No one knows if they are also seeking control of the State. What is clear that, unlike what they urged Bingu to do, they are unwilling to seek a fresh mandate, arguing that their legislators who have crossed the aisle have not crossed the floor. WHAT CHICK! Crossing of the floor has even happened physically. Supporting party in administration does not need physical crossing of the floor. You only do that if you have joined that party.

    Go forth and seek a fresh mandate, else go back to the correct side of the sitting plan and operate the way you want therefrom. It is expected that the courts will this time leave parliamentary affairs to the rules of the house. Trust me., the courts are now liable to contempt of the constitution if they usurp the power of the legislature. Do not expect that perpetual court imposed constraints on parliamentary rules and procedures, obtained in the form of court injunctions, will continue to protect wayward legislators. Things have ripen correctly. You have to follow the dictates of the rules and procedures of the legislature as grounded in the constitution. New times!

  14. Chipapwiche says:

    Mayaya,what’s crossing the floor. Please,these so called legal experts shouldn’t cheat Malawians. What activism role are you talking about? One has to voluntarily resign and join another party represented in parliament. Have UDF MPs resigned? If they have,which party have they joined? Is the “government’s side a party in parliament? Come on,Mayaya!!! We have other better issues to tackle. Revisit the section and understand it.

  15. makwinjaishmael says:

    sometime back i wrote something on Atupele,He cant be the reader of this Nation. He was making noise on Escom issue. During campaign, he was telling us to bring a competitor to escom so as to make electricity affordable.It was a good move but alas, he did not include this on his manifesto. Today he is a minister,in the same ministry that looks after energy, i thought it wil be his chance to make some stepping stones on that issue.I know he is busy assessing DPP weak points kut akadzatulukamo adzidzaya kutinamiza.Mr Mayaya, you dont wori, this is what we call ndiolotse ndikakutafune relationship.Alumana pompano cause ndimpando akunyengelera. Bravo to Balaka Baby.

  16. chingolopiyo says:

    Mayaya dental formula. Kukamwa kumeneko kungatuluke zabwino

  17. Gondwe says:

    Mayaya ndi chindere chakufikapo who is sending Billy Ufa uwona waputa yolk will

  18. mayaya2 says:

    Are you UDF Billy ndalama walandirazo zikupweteka. ..Colville society ya mayaya ndi China

  19. chitimbep says:

    UDF is a party on its own seating on government bench …The conspiracy is between msowoya, chakwantha and chakwantha plus PAC there is no crossing the floor here

  20. Kulibe kantu says:

    MAYAYA IS RIGHT. UDF CROSSED THE FLOOR. MAN IS BY NATURE A POLITICAL ANIMAL. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH MAYAYA

  21. chakwanuleka says:

    UDF has crossed the floor and must face the consequences. No favours here. This are unprincipled dishonorable members of parliament who take themselves to be more important than the electorates who voted them into these positions. Democracy will never mature if we condone that the law makers be the first to disrespect the constitution.

  22. vitselekwete says:

    Ndanga, stop personalising the issue and deal with the blue imene yalowa mu pant ya UDF

  23. Bamusi says:

    Che billy, kuchulukatu nseru kumeneku mmala mwa nzeru. Mwaphunzira kuti zimenezi? Mwatumidwatu inu ndi a P…….C. Chipumi BII ngati dazi la kalilombe wa mu desert. Simunati.

  24. NYAU says:

    Mayaya Mukasuta Fodya Osamaonjeza Kwambiri Kuopa Kunyula Ngati Mmene Mwapangira apamu..

  25. Kalithera says:

    Iwe Mayaya tangojoina Nyau zizakozo, osatibowe . CSO ndiyekuti chani, zautsiru

  26. Chikopa says:

    Which constitition mayaya is talking about is it malawi constition or peoples party constition, nanunso a media kutaya nthawi kumalemba zimenezi pamene malamulo amalawi ali clear nanu musanduka amisira chifukwa zikuonekelatu kuti mayaya yu awa ndimatenda

  27. Keyboard says:

    I dont think there is any crossing the Floor here. Changing the physicality of where one seats should not be crossing the floor. The bigger picture is that one is still in Parliament regardless of where they are seating. This has been my considered position even during the firsy year of Bingus rule when UDF were making a song about crossing the floor.

  28. Jelbin mk says:

    Anyway Mr ndanga is that all you can say in response to such a big issue? Say something to differ with Mayaya tell us that he is a liar if really he is for your own information activists protect the rights of the people and in this case he is protecting the rights of the electorates of which does not qualify him to be a politician just tell the nation that you are nervous to lose your seat period.

  29. Malipeya says:

    It is totally wrong for spokes persons of Political parties to deliberately ignore the truth and opt to label genuine activist Malawians highly respect. Mayaya has been on the neck of parties that are at fault or are violating Malawians rights. If within UDF Lucius refused to insult his voters what does that mean ??? Poor electorates need people like Mayaya who can stand up and speak for them. Even here in Mangochi people are angry with this kind of betrayal.

  30. UDF keeps pipo talking about them, you are clever guys I salute you.

  31. peter says:

    Mayaya a politician masquerading as an activist and most of our politicians are looters masquerading as leaders,our protected criminals.

  32. Everyone who votes is a politician so what are you talking about u Dunderhead Ndanga?When we vote who do we vote for?Dogs?Parliamentary,presidential even of councillor voting is political and whosoever participates is a politician except for the VP who did not register and vote.UDF has sold its souls

  33. Dr Mbewe says:

    Udf is a party of thieves starting from Bakili Muluzi, his son and entire udf executive. Lero ndi atidye nawo. They have no development agenda, no morals, no sekf esteem. Udf is full of chaff that’s why they are doing this.

  34. Bwampini wa APM says:

    Koma section 65 ikuti chiani abale musawamvere chisoni awa a UDF

  35. Mbewa ndi nchira says:

    Iwe Billy Mayaya tasiye a UDF. Sukuwona kuti a kunthandiza kuyendetsa boma. You are too jealousy.

    You don’t still understand that DPP cannot run governement business on their own.

    Ok.let’s run through the hiarchary of both parties one by one, you see that 95% of them have had a history of theifty and indecision.

    You tell them that they’ve crossed the floor their response is you are a politician. Kulephera kuvetsa mfunso.

    Ndiye nzeru ziri pati pamenepa?

  36. titus Scoti says:

    Whose rights is Mayaya fighting for? His or UDF MPs’ condtituents?

  37. Unami a Ndanga says:

    UDF inatha, the Ndangas ali mgulu la ‘atidye nawo’ omwe amaopa kutsutsa. Dolo ndi Lucius Banda ndipo the rest ndi “madeya” monga adanenera malemu John Kapito. Paja Ndanga ndi wa NDA musaiwale

  38. Kakado says:

    The problem we r having is that these guys are desperate to rule this country through back-door, UDF has done nothing wrong. Infact the one u want to be president will NEVER be if he is not in God’s plan.

  39. Tim Masamba says:

    The UDF is a party that started with many people but is being killed by a few people. They can make noise about Billy today but their problems are self created fostered by greed,lack of visionand political morals.The UDF spokes person knows the truth and fears the truth for he see no light at the end of the tunnel therefore Billy becomes the spoiler.

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