MCP accuse Mutharika of snubbing Chakwera during Independence Celebrations

The main opposition Malawi Congress Party(MCP) on Wednesday accused Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government and President Peter Mutharika of not recognising its president Lazarus Chakwera during the Independence Celebrations which took place in Blantyre.

Kabwira and Maxwell Thyolera addressing anews conference,-Photo by Alfred Chauwa, Nyasa Times

Kabwira and Maxwell Thyolera addressing anews conference,-Photo by Alfred Chauwa, Nyasa Times

Chakwera was among the invited guests who included President of Zambia , Edgar Lungu, Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya, Chief Justice Andrew Nyirenda Mayor for Blantyre City Assembly Noel Chalamanda, parliamentarians, business community, members of clergy, members of the ruling party and ordinary Malawians .

Mutharika failed to recognise Chakwera’s presence at the function when he could not even bother to mention him in his salutations.

Speaking at the news conference in Lilongwe, MCP spokeswoman Jessie Kabwira said Chakwera attended the function but government including the President did not recognise him.

“It is unfortunate that DPP government chose to ignore Chakwera during the function. It is unfortunate that Malawians voted for people who chose to lie in public than  to insinuate that Chakwera was not at the function. Let me warn this government that we are now becoming tired of these propaganda,” said Kabwira.

“Remember this is the government that did not win an election, they have stolen the Malawi Savings Bank,” said Kabwila.

Mutharika was declared victor of May, 2014 elections which was marred with legal battles.

MCP still claims Mutharika is ruling on stolen votes and has been discrediting his mandate to govern.

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89 thoughts on “MCP accuse Mutharika of snubbing Chakwera during Independence Celebrations”

  1. JB Original says:

    Kabwira!!!kabwira!!! Do yu think it was mcp only that was represented? There were so many party representatives that came and they were not recognised and they are not crying either. Why yu? Chakwera is just a mere MP like all those parliamentarians who came to attend headed by the speaker Richard Msowoya. By recognising the speaker it means all mps are done including this chakwera. By recognising the Chief justice it means all judges are recognised. So tell me which arm of govt. is Lazaro heading. I think Msowoya is more important than chakwera according to this set up.(Executive, Judiciary, Legislature). Lazaro is just heading a bunch of disgruntled fools who lost an election.

  2. chemphopha says:

    I thot Kabwila yemweyo anati MCP sapitako ku phwandoko

  3. Mwendanato says:

    INDEED DECENCY IN MCP HAS GONE TO THE DOGS. CRYING OVER SPILT MILK WILL LEAD MCP NO WHER AND WITH JK THE PARTY IS BECOMING A PARTY OF CRY BABIES. KAMUZU USED TO PREACH ABOUT CONTACT AND DIALOGUE IF HE WERE TO BE ALIVE HE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE CHOSEN NANA TO BE ITS PRESIDENT. IT IS DIFFICULT TO DRAW A LINE BETWEEN JK AND PK, AND THE MCP PRESIDENT SEEMS TO HAVE JOINED THE MUD SLINGING BUSINESS OF THE TWO SHE ELEPHANTS WHICH A SAD DEVELOPMENT. NDIMAYESA IT LUCK SO THAT MCP SHOULD CONCENTRATE ON PARTY REBUILDING

  4. dpp says says:

    let peter lead malawians. chakwera never to be president of malawi.

  5. That’s politics, tomorrow willb be m.c.p doing the same mai kabwila

  6. Che Ngana says:

    Kodi Chakwera Umaziyesa Ngati Ndani?Ngati Umalandira Ulemutu Ku Mcp Kwako Komweko Kapena Nditi Ku Central Region Komweko.Ndiwe Munthu Ozikweza Koma Sukuona Kuti Mulungu Anakusitsa Iyayi.Kodi Nanu A Jesse Muzadziwa Liti Kusamba.Osatsungula Iyayi Chifwirimbwiti Thoooo Nao Amunaotu Amangokuvulani Kuti Awone Mwanowo Nanga Ngati Mwalongosoka Mkatimo.

  7. kumva says:

    APM well done my brother. When you are an eagle don’t fly with chickens. Don’t be friends with this loser Chakwera..mutsike aise.. Don’t recognize him..Kilembey good comment. I love you!! Azililira recognition.. Za ziiiii!!!

  8. mapapaya says:

    Ndikanakhala mtolankhani ndikanadziwa kuti Kabwila amadana ndi a mutharika.

  9. Maximum Prison says:

    Munati simupita ku celebration ndiye mumafunako chani?

  10. Boyd Kilembey says:

    These are the type of remarks that make MCP look like a briefcase party. Some things are best left not said.
    Where is strategy MCP. This cry baby mentality will not win you more votes. Nix…

  11. Samantha Lewis says:

    But abusa, do not partner too much with the north- anthu ake sadalilika ndipo adzakuluzisani.

    Make in-roads in the south. Victory is waiting.

    Another blunder is Mr Nsowoya. Strategise bwino bwino anthu awa azakulizani. Even among themselves they dont cooperate. What happened to Aford?

  12. Maikolo Timvereyani says:

    MCP restrategise yourself and become relevant. These outbursts by Kabwila are only doing more harm to your party than mending your dented image

  13. Honourable Chanamuna says:

    Kufuna kutchuka basi. … Nxaaaa !!!

  14. Honourable Chanamuna says:

    So what’? This is what you looking for …. Fame !!!!!!!

  15. Goliati wa kwa Goliati says:

    Thats why JB does not shake up with these small small things. Chakwera akanakhala kuti sanapite ku Republic Cerebration anakamunena kuti is not patriotic. Lero wapita monge mMalawi and leader of opposition and they are failing to recognise him. Thats DPP. Ife a MCP will advise our leader to follow what JB is doing.

  16. kazeze says:

    AChakwera, begin working on the Northern Region,to get into Government in 2019. I cant see APM DOING THAT, HE IS TOO PROUD, so take the advantage. Sell MCP to the North and accept mistakes were made in the past and extend your hand of reconciliation. We have had enough of the APM administration, we want it out in 2019.APM promised the Rumhi/Nyika/Chitipa road during campaign but does not even talk of it now. Yes we did not vote for him in Nthalire but he is now President of Malawi and Nthalire is in Malawi. He should be a states man like Kamuzu was, no tsankho.

  17. ale mlomwe says:

    a mcp ndi mbuzi ndipo mbuzi yaikulu ndi kabwila hule logonja ndimesa ndi hule lomweli limatukwana kut sangapite ku independence banquet bcoz kwao anthu akufa ndi njala ndiye lero akut lazaro nt recognised,ngat watopa ndi uhule ungokhala chete pamene dpp imaba ma voti unali kut? let me assure u mcp wil never ever rule dis country bt ikhala ikutsutsa mpakana dziko lizathe unya nayo

  18. Zgratia Mlozi says:

    Zachamba basi mukanakhala anzeru mukanatenga boma la ntchisi…..mbuzi za MCP…just shut up your stinky mounths++

  19. lol says:

    Muauze a Chakwera ayambe za Joyce Banda. Not to attend government functions, otherwise he will continue to look stupid.

  20. NAPHULU VETEKHU says:

    TAMBALA WAKUPHAAAA!

  21. Vincent says:

    Hope Chakwera as a man of God knows that to be recognized at a meeting is just a privelege moreover when an individual doesnt recognise you the world do moti ine ndadziwa kuti OChakwera adali komweko chifukwa choti sadawachite recognise,however my beloved president Professor APM has a problem,How can Professor fail to recognise the presence of the president of the oldest And big party in Malawi and The Leader of Opposition in The House who was invited and honoured the invitation by his presence.Frankly speaking I voted for APM and I totally disagree with those who say he is there with stolen votes.But I always regret when I see democratic principles thrawn away deliberately in such a way

  22. nkasimunguya chinankasanye says:

    If Muthalika is not rulling on stolen Votes, may God have mercy on us but if he is, My fellow Malawians expect something strange to happen in the near future for got a president runninp up and down the streets plunderling wealth of poor Malawians, killing inocent people just to cover himself up and his partty on cashgate scandal and we have the president standing before God, some people sees this man as a mare person.When the truth is going to be known on that disgracing day, you are going to see the real president of this Nation. This guy is a dew and he is moreless philistine, we are no longer going to see him if God lives. He is a crook, cheater,etc.

  23. nkasimunguya chinankasanye says:

    Akuluwa amamuopadi chakwera. Akuluwa mchimbava zedi.Anabela mavoti, akuba ndalama,misonkho nkumabarbing shops komwe. K5000 barbershop yakumudzi aipeza kut?.
    Kudzikonda.

  24. chefourpence says:

    Za ziiiii! Za mkutu! You said Malawi had nothing to celebrate ndiye Chakwera amakataniko? Why do you want public sympathy all the time? Get a life Kabwira.

  25. If MCP won the elections why didn’t they take the governance since both parties were opposition parties. Why they’re cry babies???? On the issue of not recogning Chakwera that’s childish on the part of DPP led government. Malawi is for every Malawian including Chakwera. Independence is not a property of the party that is in power.

  26. male pipo says:

    Momwe mumanyozeramu mumafunanso recogninition? Nkhumba inu eti!

  27. Peter says:

    Please MCP just shut up your mouths cause you’ve been preaching of rulling this country since Malawi got it’s democracy and nothing has happened,so continue dreaming of rulling Malawi that’s why everyday you’re just crying like kids.
    DPP boma!!!!!!!!!!

  28. kaliati says:

    kod inu mukubakila dpp muli mmalawi momuno chinkhalamba chanu chikungomwa phala ku state house chikupanga chan? u dnt c no mistake pamenepo zomwe akudandaula a mcp dts ndale za kalekale zosapanga profesa ngat ameneyo mbewa ya munthu mchifukwa amammpatsa mwana wake wa mkazi kut moyenda! zeru alibe waaa!!

  29. zilipati? says:

    Kabwila, utseke pachimbuzi pakopo, unasokoneza sukulu ya Ana anthu uli Ku unima pano ukufuna usokoneze akuluakulufe. Chitsilu iwe…

  30. Peter says:

    Shame on you Kabwila,Atupele was also in attendance and was he recognized?

  31. NBC says:

    Zakuba kusautsa mtima wa Bwampini.

  32. kes munthali says:

    Za zii !
    Who is Chakwera?

  33. Ozisata says:

    Should salutation be an issue Jesse. ? You fail to convince me at times ..listen to Obama ..Cameroon …..do they give any salutation to opposition leaders? Useless

  34. Wakum'mawa says:

    Ine Nadine weniweni wa MCP ..koma tidzingolira mpaka liti? I believe kuti Chakwera adzalamulira Malawi pisachedwapa. The best MCP can do is to start for the next elections

  35. kelieman says:

    MCP members let me urge you put much concentration on building the party for you to excel in the coming election rather than pointing fingers to the led rulling party. Msewu utakumbika mutukwana boma, boma likakwirila muti ndi kanpeni. Inu a MCP dziwani kuti nyumba yaphokoso simutuluka chitukuko don’t take recognition as a right that is a privilege why acting as if you never went to xool.

  36. Mattin says:

    Alas! Which is the truth in MCP camp? You seem to be a confused lot! Where is your proof that the victory of DPP was stolen? Try to avoid disrespect ing the authority because you will be planting a seed which will destroy the presidency in Malawi. You lost the election period. Now focus on the future!

  37. Musalire inu a MCP you have already forgotten that you helped DPP kutukwana JB. Joyce told the nation DPP yabela A MCP munali pasogolo kumunena kuti olira iwe lero who is crying between you and Joyce Banda Musalire zimene mkafuna. Ngapali anthu atulo ndinu a MCP.

  38. captain says:

    The issue here is the president said the opposition leader didn’t want to attend the cerebration yet he was there. My good friends whether u are DPP or not the president was supposed to recognise the opposition leader . That’s the procedure

  39. Time I Nazo says:

    Chonchi ndi Ambuye atidalitse. There is no love in Malawi. Pride is very dangerous. What’s wrong with this party. Why then do u talk about unity yet u are the ones soliciting disunity. If you didn’t recognise Chakwera what are u telling the rest of the world about yourself and the party. Chakwera as a leader of opposition has more power than JB. If JB attended what could have happened. Next time If they invite u please Mr Chakwera just send a representative just to cover up the behaviour of the leader as this is not sending the right message to those following Malawi. Wisdom is the principle thing. This is just tarnishing the image of DPP further.

  40. Dr Mbewe says:

    Dpp and Peter are a disgrace to this country. Thieves and plunderers of public money. These will all ve arrested when they lose elections in 2019. Shame mbendera and shame one eyed judge kenyeta nyirenda mtumbuka

  41. ras says:

    I wonder all we hear from them is this government has done this bad thing, do you mean there is nothing good this government has done so far wealth taking, please opposition lets get the going. My opinion is that opposition parties has failed Malawi since the dawn of multiparty….there only contributions to us is trying to get the government

  42. drogba says:

    kabwira and fans, tell your chakwera to vigorously campaign for the presidency, may be he will win 2019 rather than you be all time crying babies. Pali nkhani yochitila press conference apa?? in fact its not mandatory to recognize people below you when giving a speech. its just a privilege to be recognized by your superiors at such functions. Chakwera is 100% inferior to the president as such, the president wasn’t in any way, obliged to recognize him. in fact I’ve heard the president recognizing Chakwera on several functions. Have you ever organized a press conference to thank the president for that?? shut up musamatitopese ng’ona za mcp inu

  43. Cash Gate says:

    A Muntharika Amamuopa Chakwera Komanso Amachita Naye Kaduka, Ndichifukwa Chake Zimavuta Kuti Amuchite Recognise Pa Zinthu Ngati Zimenezi, Komanso Ngati Munthu Anataya Nthawi Kubera Ma Vote, Ndiye Kuti Munthuyo Maganizo Ake Ndi Akuba Basi, Ndalamanso Zaboma Sangaziope.

  44. malawi patriot says:

    remember king david in the bible respected king saul. god blessed him for that. why can mcp not do what their leader spent a good part of his life preaching? i get worried when anger which is a sign of demonic attack is always used in mcp.

  45. Rodgers Banda says:

    When JB was fighting the MCP cohorts were silent. The thieves won the battle bclean but rigged. Now is the time to be quiet or vote Mtharika out if you find him guilty of anything

  46. Truck says:

    MCP KUKONDA MILANDU KIKI! KODI MILANDU YANU IDZATHA LITI TATOPA NAYO.

  47. pat says:

    AKabwira, let me warn government ndiye kuti chani? Inu munakwera yokuphwa yomweyo basi mpakampaka. “Tidawina kungoti adatibela. Mudzatibetsela dzikotu inu bola muzingokhaladi ku opposition konko ndi ma warning anuwo.

  48. Patyc says:

    Clever is opposition always, but when time comes it all goes off

  49. Chikopa says:

    Stupid Jessie and stupid MCP President. You were the guys who were saying “No Mapwevupwevu!”. MCP is my party but its current leadership stinks Big time. Kodi Njobvuyalema, Makala Ngozi and Belekanyama – What are you doing allowing these fools to ruin MCP?

  50. vavlov says:

    Malawi’s president is very dull. I dont think it was his intention to ignore the presence Chakwera. Forgive the man

  51. Kaziwiziwi says:

    The Real Ujeni: Ndakunyadira Kwambir.i
    Chinanso Ndi Ichi; Mdima Ndi Kuunika Sizidzagwirizana!
    Mdala Uyu Zake Ndi Nkhanza. Nthawi Zonse Akamayankhula Ngati Akubulumunya Swit, Mfundo Alibe, Nthawi Zonse Kumangosinza

    Chakwera Ndi More!

  52. Kadakwiza says:

    Malawi is cursed

  53. George phiri says:

    Was the news conference about this rubbish? The whole Dr? This is pathetic. I dont support Muntharika but lets be serious guys!!! If Chakwera got mentioned what difference was it gonna make? Kabwila and your pastor be serious. Will you guys run the country given a chance????? Or mudzangokhalira useless news conference?????? Palibe wabwino pa malawi ndaona. Pompo ndatsika MCP ndiyang’ana chipani china basi.

  54. MALOPA Jnr says:

    Yes Peter is a first class dunderhead.

  55. FORESIGHT says:

    Sad for beloved Malawi.

  56. Rat says:

    Tambala wakuda kanyenya.

  57. loyal member says:

    hahahahahahahahaha akulira kkkk

  58. Dickson says:

    MCP, a crying baby…
    When will you stop crying for anything?????
    Being in opposition is just enough for MCP and never thought that you will rule malawi, not on this planet.

  59. phiri says:

    Ochewa ndu onthu ovuta kuli mphwando oti yayi muntha ndalama zaboma okabwera ofuna ulemu They are not appreciative at all

  60. GRM says:

    I am also worried Muthalika did not recognize me and am organizing a press conference

  61. freeman says:

    sleeping government

  62. kester chipala says:

    Sanalakwe angachule maina ose bola anali nawo ku chikondwerero.komaso iwe kambwira suja umanena zonyoza.

  63. john says:

    APM in his salutation said leaders of all political parties inu mmafuna atchule Chakwera?Seriously MCP is this an issue mpaka Press Conference? Get to serious business

  64. aurora says:

    mcp loosers,kukonda kudya………kabwila nde satana weniweni

  65. mbuzi iwe says:

    Ukutu nde kusowa zochita. Mpaka press conference nkhani yake yoti sanatchulidwe pa 6th July. Koma MCP abale inu

  66. mbuya says:

    Kkkk MCP kutha uku! I thought you boycotted the event? Why crying now?

  67. nyau says:

    Let them enjoy, wait 2019 when they will be ousted.

  68. Hermon Chakwana says:

    Peter Mutharika is Malawi’s president until 2019 whether MCP likes it or not.muwuwe musawuwe but that is the TRUTH.

  69. yaki says:

    INU KODI MUSIYA LITI KULIRA ZILIZONNSE MWALIRA NDIYE MUONDATU

  70. Hermon Chakwana says:

    MCP,remember that there is ONLY ONE President in in a country and in Malawi it is Peter Mutharika,whether you like it or not.

  71. Kuchanya says:

    asiyeni akatambatamba kunja kuwachera. MCP izalowanso mboma 2019 search me

  72. Police Palibe ,PP says:

    Kodi inu anthu ongokhalira kudandaula bwanji ? Mayesa mumati munawina nduni ? Ndiye osapanga chikondwerero chanu cha akang’wing’wi nokhanokha bwanji ? Zomwezi pakana sonkhano wa amtolakhani , koma Mayiyu awapusisa azibambo ku MCP , koma zosausa

  73. LWD says:

    So what again cry babies? Don’t have anything to say- why not just zip up?

  74. Maximum Prison says:

    Jessie Kabwira! You said you won’t be part to the celebrations as MCP so why do you want to be mentioned in the salutation? If you were there, you went as gate crushers because in the prepared speech you were not there because you said you can not celebrate when the masses are suffering. So you cheated your followers and went for the maphwevu mphwevu alone! Stupid opposition!

  75. Mapuya says:

    Infact I was blaming Chakwera for absconding a national function not knowing he was PRESENT but ignored even by the National Broadcaster. True! he was never mentioned……….sad very sad indeed but WHY?

  76. White Rabbit says:

    MCP, this small girl peter is wetting herself just uttering MCP L. Chakwera in her dream, let alone to make announcements at a function.
    So, you see small baby girl peter is scared, simply VERY scared.
    MORE FIRE! KWAAAACHAAAA!

  77. Alimama says:

    I also saw not only Chakwera,but leaders of other political parties as well who were never recognized in the salutation… I wonder how long it would take for the president to recognize forty two(42) presidents of different parties in Malawi present during the function. Is there any special reason Jessie thinks Chakwera should have been recognized? For sure yes!! He is the Leader of Opposition in parliament. If we have a Leader of Opposition in parliament,do we also have Leader of Government in parliament? If we do,he wasn’t recognized either. I noted that the president recognized the Head of Parliament,Rt Hon Richard Msowoya,and that was enough. Otherwise,parliament has too many leaders to be recognized at a function… Stop crying Jessie

  78. Mkwaso says:

    Frankly speaking, Chakwera is a cry who unnecessarily seeks attention. I thought you said iwe ndi MCP zisangalaro ayi. Your own daughter in law, Rudo said you didnt because you werent invited. Which is which now? JK shut up, too much noise.

  79. Mkwaso says:

    Frankly speaking, Chakwera is a cry who unnecessarily seeks attention. I thought you said iwe ndi MCP zisangalaro ayi. Your own daughter in law, Rudo said you didnt because you werent invited. Which is ehich

  80. Nkhombokombo says:

    What goes around comes around. When death is on some else you can talk about it but when is on you it is a tradgidy. So let them dance for now, it is their time.

  81. Frustrated Mtumbuka says:

    1. Lembani chimangirizo pa mutu uwu “Kusatchulidwa kwa Chakwera ku mapwevupwevu a independence, kuberedwa mavoti a 2014 ndi kuberedwa kwa banki ya Malawi Savings zikugwiriazana bwanji?” 50 Marks.

    2. Compare and contrast Patricia Kaliati and Jessie Kabwira. Between the two who is outshining the other at verbal vomitting? 20 Marks.

    3. Nthawi ya dzisankho a Reverend Doctor Lazarus Chakwera ankawuza anthu pa misonkhano kuti Mulungu wawauza kuti nthawi yawo yolamulira yakwana. Kodi izi zinali zowona kapena zabodza? 20 Marks.

    4. Pakati pa anthu awa; John Tembo, Lazarus Chakwera, Atupele Muluzi, Mark Katsonga, Davies Katsonga, M’busa Nyondo ndi abusa Hellen Singh, mukuona ngati pali ndi mmodzi yemwe angadzalamuireko dzikoli? 10 Marks.

    Professional marks will be awarded for clarity of argument and originality of ideas.
    This is a 3 hour exam your time starts now!

  82. Captain Cambriger says:

    Kodi mayesa mumati simufuna kukhala nawo pa zikondwelero , ndiye mumafuna tizikaona khope zanu zokwiyazo ife . Ulemu so samapepha , patsikuli kunali anthuanthu ofunika kuwapasa ulemu, osati anthu olalata ngati inu , ku MCP sipikala yemweyo anakwana , osati enanu . Fokolo zanu

  83. T says:

    Cry babies.

  84. Ngongoliwa says:

    WASTE OF YOUR TIME ATTENDING THESE SO CALLED PUBLIC FUNCTIONS YET LARGELY IT IS A PARTY ACTIVITY. I FELT EMBARRASED EVEN MBC COMMENTATORS COULD BE HEARD THAT ALL PARTIES WERE PRESENT EXCEPT MCP YET THE WHOLE CHAKWERA WAS THERE INCLUDING SPEAKER OF THE NA HON C MSOWOYA. YOU WANTED SYMPATHY FROM THE PUBLIC. HEY, NOT THE PRESENT PUBLIC!!!!!!

  85. Imwe bantu a MCP osavutika naye bambo Mutharika.Izafika nthawi pamene nayeso azakhala mu opposition and will also feel the primitive politics of segregations.

  86. The real ujeni says:

    Peter Mutharika is running scared of Chakwera. The two are poles apart, Chakwera is a leader while Mutharika is a tidye nawo type. He rides on other peoples back.

    1. Soccer Fan says:

      Exactly!

  87. makito says:

    Do you need a news conference on that?

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