Minister Chiumia heckled during Gonapamuhanya speech: ‘ Jala pamlomo’

Hecklers interrupted Minister of Sports and Culture Grace Chiumia on Saturday when she was delivering a speech at Tumbuka cultural event Gonapamuhanya at Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe’s Bolero headquarters in Rumphi.

Minister of Sports and Culture Grace Chiumia speaking at Kulamba Ceremony-pic by Lisa Vintulla

Minister of Sports and Culture Grace Chiumia booed

Chiumia invited the boos when she departed from her prepared speech to rebuke Speaker of Parliament Richard Msowoya for urging leaders against making abusive and rude remarks to their people, which she misinterpreted as an attacked aimed at President Peter Mutharika.

Speaker Msowoya, who is also Malawi Congress Party (MCP) vice-president, received cheers from the crowds punctuated by ululation when he said “leadership is not about insulting the people.”

Chiumia, however got the wrong end of the stick, as she misread that Msowoya was referring to Mutharika’s recent ranting at a news conference where he banged tables in a desperate attempt to explain on the bloated Malawi delegation to last month’s United Nations General Assembly amid prevailing economic woes.

But Msowoya said his remarks were directed to “to all leaders, including Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe himself.”

But when Chiumia spoke, she want to reprimand the Speaker, saying it was not right for him to expect leaders not to get angry as they are also human beings.

“The Speaker himself also gets angry and bangs the table when MPs [members of Parliament] misbehave in Parliament,” pointed out Chiumia.

But crowds heckled her “jala pamlomo [shut your mouth]”

Leader of opposition in Parliament Lazarus Chakwera, also spoke at the at the Gonapamuhanya ceremony which pays tribute to the Chikulamayembe kingship

Chakwera described himself as a “son-in-law” since his wife hails from Chikulamayembe’s Nkhamanga Kingdom.

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45 thoughts on “Minister Chiumia heckled during Gonapamuhanya speech: ‘ Jala pamlomo’”

  1. Ukuteta says:

    Malawian Journalists should learn to write the truth. It was where the PP gurus were seated where the boos were heard. It was a cultural ceremony where opposition politicians went to score a political point. Thats the problem with Malawi’s politician. I dont remember Chakwera attending this ceremony ever before. Msowoya was directing his remarks at APM and there was nothing wrong with Obama’s response. Infact the reporter did not attend the event and evidence is the photo taken at Kulamba ceremony

  2. baba says:

    Ojere nanu mwayimvesa khaniyo. Akambapo zoti ndi zimayi.koma azimayi nzerudi mulibe olo mutaphunzira ndinu zisiru basi.

  3. tz says:

    koma pamenepo!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. ojere says:

    Athu opanda manyazi inu kumeneko ndiye kukhala kwanu analakwa chani mzimai ameneyu. Osamutukana pitayo bwanji mukumuopa eti Kukonda kulimbana ndi azimai basi zoti muzawina atsutsa inu muiwale ife sitizakuvotelani maoneka kale moyo wanu

  5. kanchere says:

    Inu atumbuka ndinu otani? Mulibe kaso ndi mwana wanu yemwe Grace. Nanga wakwina mungadyele nsimatu inu. Mtumbuka sadzatheka basi. Ankakuthani ndi Kamuzu basi kutopa nanu nkukuthamangitsani kupita kwanu agalu

  6. Patricia Mlowoka says:

    These are northerners I know.They don’t tolerate nonsense.They don’t care who is who.So who is the Grace Obama to them?

  7. Sir Bentby says:

    Anyachiumia mutikhoza soni
    Vakubakiya muvionengi, mmalengi nge ntaba. Nayu wapanganga vabusu nge venivo mwayamba imwi.

  8. Asant'e says:

    A Grace, mbuchindere wuli uwo!!!!!!!

  9. Namukachapa says:

    These are tough times for cabinet ministers. They must be seen to be loyal by defending the toothless old man and any opportunity must be seized. For the opposition though, like the Speaker, it’s a great time because vague statements are all they need to cause discomfort in the blue camp. Kkkk. I’m enjoying this. Really.

  10. levelheaded says:

    Guys help me I just find very much attracted to this youth minister. With dziphuphu or not I just find myself in that situation. Grace are you still single? If you are married, are you happily married? If not pliz and I repeat pliz am ready to be the alternative at any time and am prepared to live even in the north regardless of not being that developed.

  11. Levi says:

    There was no booing against the Minister, infact she was very smart in tacking the issue ,I think Speaker you lost your diginity yesterday , surprising enough There was no Nation reporters I think let’s not creat stories to damage the image of thers. Speaker could just pass front of his President Dr Chakwera unnecessary ,it was shame for us. MCP please respect your leaders .

  12. Phwado says:

    Iwe Chiumia tell Mathanyula that real men bang women like you not tables!Gay character indeed!

  13. Phwado says:

    Iwe Chiumia tell Mathanyula that real mean bang women like you not tables!Gay character indeed!

  14. George Kamanga says:

    drakes if you transfer all managers from the north then who will replace them??

    the dull graduates from the south who have made because of Quota System have not yet got enough work experience.

    I advise you that you wait till your fellow southerners acquire enough experience then you can execute your evil plan but if you fight innocent souls God will fight for them.

  15. Nyoku says:

    Wamwana wangu nyaChiumia., awa, Viyo ca.. Yiwi kuti unguleka kuziwa kuti mzinda wo wenga ko wenga waku Muthalika ca. Cakujilengese viyo sowi

  16. kagawi says:

    Malawians! Malawians! Malawians! learn to speak the truth especially you the media who are on payrolls or working for opposition parties. I happen to be one of the people who attended the celebration. Now, did people ululate when the Speaker of Parliament was speaking? Was there any say demanding the hon Minister to close her Mouth? Writing what was not there at the function at the expense of pleasing people who wants to gain cheap and stupid politics is not only fooling yourselves but proving to the world that you you are idiot. if you want to prove that I was there, all the people like Richard Msowoya, chakwera and Khumbo Kachali were not on program to speak. But it is Richard who imposed to the Master of Ceremony that he must include him to speak. That’s why he tactfully said they should greet people.
    To you Speaker, Richard Msowoya, if that’s the politics you are engaging in now, expect the end sooner than later. Ask agogo ako a John Tembo, he will school you better than the Former man of God, Chakwera who is entertaining silly politics and smiling to it. He must be the first to crash such type of politics.
    The writer of the above article must be employed by MCP and Richard Msowoya in particular. His speech was directly referring to the President’s emotions at the press conference and no one at all produced any sound like ululation or whatsoever but that’s what you have reported on.
    May I refer you to the Chief himself for clarity if you want truth of the matter than just reporting on what Richard wanted you to report on. General Secretary Nyondo and other clergy members were there I wonder if they can agree with stupid bodza that this stupid writer has posted on Nyasa.
    I being one of the royal family members, I am very disappointed. Why didn’t you write about what people clapped hands for including the request the Chief made to be submitted to the HE like Msewu ukufunika tar, ana apa Bolero CDSS akufuna better boarding facilities and the like.
    Peace loving Malawians learn to call a spade a spade.
    To the H.E. please take it from us that what the writer has written is a mere speculation aimed at gaining a mile in politics which they are not going to achieve at all. MCP sikunabwere olo supporter apart from those that Chakwera brought.
    SHAME SHAME SHAME !!!!!!! FOR YOU RICHARD MSOWOYA FOR IMPOSING TO ORGANISERS TO INCLUDE YOU ON SPEECHES JUST TO HIT AT H.Es SPEECH!!!
    DON’T FORGET THAT YOU ARE A SPEAKER OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY NOT SERVING THE INTERESTS OF KOKOLIKO TAMBALA WAKUDA. IMAGINE YOUR JEZEBEL, KABWILA ALL THE TIME PRESIDENT WATI MWAKATI KOMA CHONSECHO CHAKWERA AKUMVETSERA BUT NO ACTION. SHAME UNTO YOU AGAIN FORMER MAN OF GOD!!!!

  17. MaKopa says:

    Shaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa the grace of greed with corruption

  18. Clement says:

    That’s the problem with you tumbukas but you must know that the same govt you are booing can also punish you. Mind you Dpp can’t fail because of your group never ever ever. Hon Chiumia, you are indeed strong to tell bulshit Msowoya openely. DPP govt will be rulling and can’t lose elections with unformidable groups. So you also insults Khumbo for what reason? Bulshit people.

  19. suza says:

    Grace wanga mala yayi, phalirani. Chi ndele chinu msowoya. Malawian don’t just been taken by Media no the truth, the person who need to be ashamed is the speaker and his friend khumbo. Khumbo even left before the function finished. Grace said about the money in sacks car boots why media didn’t media report it , she quoted nice words from the bible why not mentioning it, this is a clear indication, that media you have been bought those who are involved in writing this story. It is a shame we are proud with Grace she is a strong leader who doesn’t shaken , a Christian. Speaker is having secret meetings with Khumbo, if Mcp doesn’t know ,They are agreeing to form a strong party from the northern region, so Rev Chakwera please be careful, Msowoya is a snake .

  20. dav says:

    Atumbuka ndi ozikonda ali ngati ankhandwe zoona mwambo umeneu nkumalankhulapo za ndale.Amfumu nanu bwanji osawauza andalewo kuti ayi pano ayi.Mfumu yanzeru idali malemu a Bvumbwe basi.

  21. Caterpillar says:

    Hahaha Cabinet Ministers, Presidential Advisers are having a tough time in being seen to defend the President and in the process making fools of themselves! Kudyela kulimba!

  22. MBACHI says:

    IN THE NORTH WE DO NOT RESPECT STUPID LEADERS LIKE GRACE AND THAT TOOTHLESS OLD MAN. MA ACTIVITIES ANTHU ATUUMBUKA TISIIRENI.

  23. drakes says:

    Muzimenyana nokhanokha kumeneko try it on a Southerner we will force transfer all the Managers from the North out of Blantyre to Mzuzu. Please dont dare

    1. truth says:

      Drakes @24

      you are harbouring such sad wishful thinking. to begin with, no southerner would make such foolish utterances on unfriendly grounds. grace was stupidly insensitive.

  24. VYOTO says:

    NAMWE BA GRACE MWAPUPULUMA NAWO CHOMENE WU MINISTER WA DPP.MWALUWA KUTI BINA MPOTO CHOMENE CHOMENE BINA RUMPHI MBAKUCHANGAMUKA WAKULONDEZYA UMO VINTHU VIKWENDELA MUCHALO NGATI CHUMA CHACHALO UMO CHIKWENDELA,NDALE.IMWE BA GRACE PALA MUKUPUSA MUMALENGE PANDALE NGEUMO WAKAMALIRA MALEMU CHENDA MKANDAWIRE,MALEMU DR MAPOPA CHIPETA,MALEMU DR MATEMBO SIMBEYE NZUNDA NAWANYAKHE…….

  25. Dikisan says:

    Jala Pamlomo! U are not fit to speak in public. Jala! Jala! Pamlomo!

  26. Jabulosi says:

    Thus the real home of Tumbukas, they don’t partake in no-sense or stupidity!!! They reprimand you there and then and advise your next step to avoid being embarrassed!!!

  27. Thanduxolo says:

    @Mapwevupwevu. “if no Tumbuka from the North shall ever rule Nyasaland”, let me share with u this. Do not immerse yourself in the illusion that the status quo will remain. NEVER. Vyanthazi vikumanyikwa yayi. Para mukuderera ku uzereza uwo ulipo sono, manyani kuti banji bazamubanthukako. Muti baka chete. Para tagabana mwabanyakhe muzamuwusanga viparamba (zipululu) chifukwa muri kumara makuni. Muti waka chete!

  28. Lake Malawi says:

    Grace Chiume, just shut up you know nothing. There were others in the past who tried to act like that at a similar function but they ended up badly. Don’t try to embarrass yourself in public. You are clueless like your failed President “JUST SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!”

  29. James says:

    KODI RICHARD MSOWOYA AMAMULANKHULITSA NGATI NDANI KUMWAMBOKO,SPEAKER/MCP VICE PRESIDENT/WAKUMPOTO?

  30. suza says:

    Am Mcp Member from the North, our Vice President of the party Msowoya. Ashamed us , he was not giving respect to Chakwera yesterday, ,he really misbehaved yesterday , he keep on shouting talkin to Khumbo , and laughing saying kuno ndi khwitu. I need to talk ,Zamanyazi, Akasi a president wa Mcp is Msowoya or Chakwera. Msowoya is telling us that he is MCP president for the Norht, pleas we need to be cleared here. Other wise there was no boo owing at ll.

  31. SONG says:

    Yes I agree. Best first lady ever.

  32. Kenneth Bwanali says:

    All these have been fuelled by MCP. give them few months and see how they will be divided fighting for leadership

  33. KARU UNITED says:

    Bola Enoch Chihana mpando umenewu umkamukhala, kaya awa anakawatola kuti, “clue less girl!”

  34. Teach me Teacher says:

    Adanenera muchining’a, vomerezani apa. Funso ndi loti adalakwa kutero? Nanga mayiyu adakhozaza kuyankhapo, makamaka kuyanga malo ngati awa pomwe adadzimvera yekha kuti anthu zinawasangalatsa zomwe idanena mfumu kapena owereuza wa nyumba yamalamulo?

  35. yamikanimkandawire says:

    Kkkkkkkkk ukakhala wakuba ena akamanena zakuba umawona negative akunena iwe

  36. Mapwevupwevu says:

    Dream on my friend Malawiyano. No tumbuka shall ever rule this Nyasaland!

  37. PJ says:

    Jala pamlomo kanjoka kanakazi iwe

  38. WOPENGA says:

    IF TABLES WERE BANGED AT A NEWS CONFERENCE

    WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN OPENING PARLIAMENT/ADDRESSING MPS ???

  39. Nachika says:

    Kodi awanso ndindaninso awa? Atsungula pompano awa, ziphuphu ziri thoooo ngati pa msana pa CHULE. Go away together with your failed fake President opanda mano mkamwa.

  40. Obands says:

    Dpp siidzatheka. Why always kudzikaikira kuti anthu akunena inu. Chiumia, are u not a leader urself. How many leaders do we have that holds different possition. Were you the only leader at the ceremony

  41. St Lous says:

    Sins of the times for DPP. Paulendo basi.

  42. mtumbuka1 says:

    That’s my home! This girl is lost and needs to be disciplined. Kazereza kakukhumbika swazu.

  43. Malawiyano says:

    The First Lady to be in 2019 is from the Royal Family of Paramount Chief Chikuwamajembe . The MCP President Lazarous Chakwera is the son in law of the Royal Family of the Sawilas.

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