Minister Chaponda declares war against Malawi VP Chilima : Rolls out smear campaign

Minister of Agricultural and Irrigation, George Chaponda, who is repositioning himself to be the successor of President Peter Mutharika has declatred total war with vice president Saulos Chilima, rolling out a smear campaign, according to rulig Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) a propaganda tabloid, The Globe.

Chaponda: Fighting VP Chilima in elimination process to clear his way to succeed Mutharika

Chaponda: Fighting VP Chilima in elimination process to clear his way to succeed Mutharika

The Globe,  which is a hub of smear for political competitors and government critics, is the brainchild of Minister of Labour and manpower development Henry Mussa, Minister of Local Government Kondwani Nankhumwa and DPP parliamentarian Noel Masangwi.

The paper editorial claims Chaponda has shared to different media outlets information on how Chilima  allegedly misused his power when he was incharge of the country while President Peter Mutharika was in United States of America, apparently under the knife.

The DPP propaganda sheet editorial has been given a story by Chaponda to turnish the image of Chilima that he arranged a tender with Malawi Defence Force for the supply of medical equipment worthy K400 million but pegged at K1.4 billion from the army to share the K1 billion with the Army General.

“It’s sad that he thought he was already a president and Mutharika was not coming back and he arranged a deal in which he was going to pocket closer to a billion,”  a leaked strory of the paper quotes Chaponda.

Chaponda claims they were going to use a local clinic and only use MK 400 million to buy the supplies.

“It is only Malawi Army that reports to a civilian president direct without being audited hence at this moment Chilima had the power to discuss such a deal and get away with it.

“We can not trust such a man to lead the country let alone to take us through another elections,” the paper cites Chaponda’s statement.

The main objective is to attack  Chilima so that President Peter Mutharika should not pick him again in 2019 elections as second-in-command.

DPP political gurus  sideline Chilima in the party and is regarded as rank outside. He is only given the position of ‘adviser’ like Jean Kalirani who was elected secretary general at the convention but was removed  unceremoniously.

The paper’s editor said  the Globe is “an exciting new project” for the DPP.

As its editor says, the Globe plainly hopes to influence a ‘some audience’ on politics without the serious bits – and without the journalism that informs a reading public.

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Those who are doubting this news let me just put some sense in you, history is clear that Malawi vice presidents are the most victims of all politians in the history. It started like there was nothing to write about when Joice Banda started facing same DPP plan B, slow but sure it was confirmed few months later, hon VP I can tell you he is in water, imeneyi ndi DPP, wmayiwala mmene chi truck chimafuna kumuomba VP pakanengo? Komanso munthu amene akulimbana naye pano a VP, simamasewela he is a snake, a viper, a very senior man more than… Read more »

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Mbuya RIP

I think Chilima and Atupele (president and running mate) can make a formidable combination. They can sweep the SOuth and Central and elite voters because both are clean. Its up to the voters to decided


…………..kuipa nkhope ndi mtima omwe

HE the Life President Mfuti Kasinja?
HE the Life President Mfuti Kasinja?

Why an ugly person persecuting a very handsome man like Chilima. See how he looks.


The title is misleading. Sounds like they are teaming up for something, which is actually not the case.


Just wondering whether these stories are true. Assuming they are true, does Chaponda have the presidential character?


Chilima for President. you have my vote.

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