MP Jumbe on collision course with MCP leader Chakwera: Backs Mutharika ‘no Malawian has died of hunger’

Opposition legislator Felix Jumbe has become the lone opposition figure to back President Peter Mutharika claims that no one has died of hunger and the country had enough maize stocks this last year and this year.

Felix Jumbe: Backs Mutharika that no Malawian has died of hunger

Felix Jumbe: Backs Mutharika that no Malawian has died of hunger

Jumbe’s comments are likely to pity him on a collision course with his leader, Lazarus Chakwera of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP) whom in the last meeting of parliament asked all members of parliament in the National Assembly to stand and observe a minute`s silence in honour of those who died due to hunger.

“Your Excellency, I agree with you that no one has died of hunger in this country. As chairman of agriculture committee , I know that the country has enough maize. The long queues is as a result of transportation problems. Salima has enough maize only that there are corrupt Admarc clerks.” said Jumbe.

The  Salima Central MP  was speaking during the official commissioning of Salima Lakeshore Water Supply which in response,Mutharika told Jumbe to be consistent in what he says because in parliament he had been condemning the government for food shortages whilst outside he is saluting the government for having enough food.

“Thank you (Jumbe) for saying that but I wish you said this in parliament when someone told parliament to stand up to observe a minute silence in memory of the so called dead, that is very very irresponsible leadership,” said Mutharika directly picking on his tradition political opponent, Chakwera, who is also Leader of Opposition in parliament.

Minister of Agriculture George Chaponda also told Jumbe to repeat his compliments in parliament.

In the House however Jumbe blasted the government for bad policies which led to severe food shortages.

Residents of Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu still struggle to access maize from Admarc markets. Just last month, women used to spend nights out at Admarc depots in bid to access the maize.

Mutharika asked traders to desist from selling their produce to vendors and instead unite with the country’s citizens to harvest more food.

The President declared a state of emergency in the country on Wednesday.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Please share this Article if you like Email This Post Email This Post

More From Nyasatimes

More From the World

40 thoughts on “MP Jumbe on collision course with MCP leader Chakwera: Backs Mutharika ‘no Malawian has died of hunger’”

  1. Joka says:

    The DPP house is now on fire and people are removing gabbages, lagguages and savages, and yet Jumbe akusunzumiramo! It does not make any sense at all. Mukadadekha a Jumbe you would have become the president of the party and of this nation one day for sure. But the path you are taking will lead you nowhere.

  2. Matandani says:

    Jumbe, you are finished politically, you dont want to learn from other notable MCP rebels who had their names on top of MCP. Ask Ntaba, Kunsaira, Sosten Gwengwe, Kayembe and others. Chifukwa chadyera there are no where to be seen. (no longer MPs) How many votes did you get at the last MCP Presidential elections, you are power hungry and selfish. People have known kuti ndiwe bilimankhwe, lets wait and see 2019 is near. Lucky enough DPP can not trust you and they told you point blank that you were saying the opposite in Parliament.

  3. munyane says:

    Jumbe, you are a lost sheep and at first I thought you are an intellectual, but now you have shown that you are no better than a male pig with exposed “machende” tastes.

  4. tinatititero titakhuta says:

    I think mwamuuza mokwana vumbwe ameneyu, ine ndisalankhuleko, ungachuluke bwanji uchitsilu sagawana

  5. male pipo says:

    musamuopseze munthu kuzowera nkhanza basi. wafa ndi njala ndani? you want nobody to express different thoughts from what you hold. inu simudzatheka. dale zachikalekale sizikuthandizani

  6. Tombolombo says:

    Jumbe is realistic,thats thats the reality on the ground,admarc officials are truly corrupt,those not aware are not Malawians.

  7. Henly says:

    Koma jumbe ndiwe galu bwanj! Chimutu tachioneleni

  8. Man of God says:

    What has become of this jumbe? The man was at one point regarded as one of the great personalities Malawi had. But alas! Maize hasks. Your time up. Come 2019 you will be politically nobody. You have dug your own grave. If tidzangobwera kudzabyala nkhadze.

  9. Kanthiti Mzandu says:

    Jumbe ndi opusa a kafunse anthu a kwa Chulu zomwe anamuchita Bundaunda Phiri iweso uona zomwezo END OF THE ROAD

  10. Cash Gate says:

    A jumbe ingolowani DPP, taonani anzathu samasiyana zonena, kapena mwina mumachita mantha popeza munali pa chigulu cha DPP? Dziwani kuti chipani cha MCP chimakulemekezani. komanso munthu akakhala osokoneza or mutapita ku DPP anthu akumeneko sakakupatsani mwayi, chifukwa azikati munthuyu amasokoneza ali ku MCP, Samalani A Jumbe.

  11. Fwentherani says:

    Chisiyeni, chitsilu chamunthu ichi. He is one of political moron

  12. Myao says:

    Buluzi Jumbe, tonse a MCP tisiye kugula mbewu za Peacock. This guy just want Peacock to be supplying Fisp.
    Iwe Buluzi Jumbe, waononga mbiri yako wona tsopano DPP yayamba kukutsatsa tsopano.

  13. chingwalo the great says:

    am always disturbed looking at young and promising politicians digging there own huge holes. and am at pain to seen young politicians failing to emulate an example from great leaders like John Tembo, njobvuyalema, Dzoole mwale, who never carried away with cheep cash and destroy their career for good. look at Kayembe,Ngwengwe,Chilapondwa mmm very promising but where are they????? lucky of respect to principles. Jumbe is gone that i can assure you, you cant do that under MCP ticket mark my words

  14. Billy Mayaya says:

    Jumbe is great!

  15. Vyantonda says:

    end of his political career idiot Jumbe MCP has a replacement already waiting in his area kakaku njanjanja kale

  16. Jelbin Mk says:

    Jumbe is unreliable, untrustworthy, unpatriotic, dull, inconsiderate, unprofessional, unrealistic, daft, idiotic and all sorts of negativity fits him. May God judge him according to the standards he judges humans in line with their actions.

  17. Munthuyu ndi amene akubweretsa chisokonezo mchipani when mcp is having party coca you should spare out this man called jumbe . Mcp be ware of jumbe he is a spy of Dpp in your party.

  18. J. Chagoma says:

    You are too inconsistent, Mr. Jumbe. It’s good that the President, too, observed inconsistency in ur remarks. However, some people have also been exaggerating the hunger situation by heaping all the blame on Government.

  19. confused says:

    Jumbe.. dont you know that the president has declared Malawi as a state of national disastor… which disastor is this? HUNGER.. yet u say there is enough food. Iwe ndi malemu honorable Chafukira RIP simukusiyana. Pliz dont destroyy your party, just cross over quietly. People have known you

  20. Mac says:

    Jumbe!Jumbe!Jumbe!How many times have i called you?The end is near.

  21. A Jumbe, vuto lanu nchani? Munthu wosokoneza, simungachite manyazi ndi zopusa mukuchitazi, moyo umenewu zaonetseratu kuti ndinu chimunthu cha dyera, ndale zopusa zomwe mukutsatirazo mudzakhumudwa nazo.

  22. rod says:

    how old id jumbe ? im sure he is no technocrat at politics !

  23. Maliseni says:

    THIS IS A CLEAR SIGN POVERTY HAS HIT THE ONCE HIGHLY RESPECTABLE ECONOMIC EXPERT AND A PARTY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE. WHAT HE FORGETS IS THAT THE SCONE IS ONLY FOR TODAY, BUT TOMMOROW HE WILL STILL NEED THE SAME MALAWIANS TO EMPLOY HIM THROUGH THE BALLOT EITHER AT CONSTITUENCY LEVEL OF NATIONAL LEVEL. UNFORTUNATELY MALAWIANS NEVER FORGET.

    AS AN MP I EXPECT HIM TO READ / FOLLOW THE MEDIA ON THEIR REPORTS ABOUT HUNGER AND THOSE THAT HAVE DIED.

    ITS VERY UNFORTUNATE FOR HIM TO IGNORE THE CLEAR FACTS AND INCREASED REPORTS. HE WAS RECENTLY ADVOCATING FOR THE STATE PRESIDENT TO DECLARE STATE OF EMERGENCY ON HUNGER AND THE PRESIDENT DID, WAS HE CHEATING THE PRESIDENT ???????? TIME WILL TELL

  24. ineyo says:

    inconsistent jumbe please just swallow that scone you have been given by government machinery. who doesn’t know that u are bing used to distabilise opposition MCP in particular.

    Who were u trying to appease in august house when u said apoplectic were or dying of hunger? now tell us who exactly r u trying to please by such contradictory remarks?

    This is why we need sober minded MPs with reasonable education qualification not just because u r the only one from your constituency who can communicate in not quite palatable queen’s language.

    Mr jumbe u need soul checking!

  25. Penya says:

    Jumbe, for Deputy Minister of Agriculture?

  26. Kumtunda says:

    I don’t see any potential in Jumbe, phuma ndale simudzapita nazo patali.

  27. malawi walero says:

    Mr Jumbe i had great respet for you but with this statement its lear that your are a onfusionist who is not faithful to your party. Just join DPP other than doing double standards. its good that you are serving for the last time as an MP. MCP PLIZ FIRE THE GUY

  28. MaiMai says:

    Akatero Jumbe wants minitrial position. Good Apm told you on the face that he’s double standards. Lol

  29. pido says:

    Mr President Jumbe is after mpando. Why did you declare malawi a disaster area hence needing help.

  30. Nyau si Thobwa says:

    This is total madness from another diluusioned and desperate politician, politics of appeasement is very mediocre that most of us new generation can not tolerate. If Malawi still has tese types of self seeking politicians We are in trouble or we have to show them the boot . This Jumbe since he lost to Chakwera he has always attacked and talked bad about him and MCP, he has caused so many confusions in that party we read in the press. But by trying to use the suffering Malawians consequences to gain favours he has short himself in the leg. Who can back such kind of politicians? APM has declared a state of disaster and he says something different. Is he blind? Akulu ingoyambani ulimi mumathawo osati zamkutu zake izi. Our country needs a revolution that can ban all these kinds of politics for good. Kulibe njala? Akulu mukudzilodza.

  31. Omex70 says:

    Felix Jumbe is one of the fools we have in Malawi as MP. He want to coax the president so that he can be given a position in government. We don’t need leaders with no principles like Jumbe.

  32. dan says:

    He cannot be a reader worthy trusting this so called jumbe,may be he meant in his constituent no body was lucking food.nanga titi bwanji kapena akufuna unduna akhala ngati daza. Kkkkkll

  33. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

    My contacts in Salima confirm what Mr Jumbe said about maize being available, but for “corrupted” officers. It’s true.
    Re. ADMARC: Asesako Chaponda kumeneko (the new Minister will flush out corruption: give him just several weeks). He’s a man of action, not just words – unlike his boss …

  34. Ze Roberto says:

    Jumbe’s political career will be short lived. Mark my words.

  35. BOKHO says:

    Very useless person and power hungry man so far we have in MCP. He can not lead MCP to hell.

  36. chatonda mvula says:

    Jumbe is another fool. Which side is he and what are his cridentials? He needs to have one position and not prostitutional face to please whoever is near him. Bullshit. That is a sign of a weak leader Mr Jumbe. You are not intelligent for sure. Dull big headed

  37. Mphulika Pa Ndale says:

    We need now to start looking for a replacement to this area. We are done with this so called Felix Jumbe. I thinkn he is looking for a ministerial position. Team, here we go.

    Jumbe, you are done.

  38. bophani says:

    Jumbe has always been unstable from family, politics, etc. he wants to be leader himself, apa akugula udindo kwa pitala. Kutengera bambo ake a JZU. chitsiru, akuuza kuti u are confused

  39. Chatsika says:

    When Jumbe speaks all zombies in MCP remain quiet. Jumbe could have made a foresighted president of MCP. Tachitanitu ma comment apa a chi na Juliana Kanthiti Lunguzi ndi a Chakwantha. Koma Jessie alipo?

  40. Tunantuna says:

    BEWARE OF THIS MAN CALLED JUMBE(NOT JUMBE OF NKHOTAKOTA, SLAVE TRADER) THIS MAN IS A DOUBLE SIDED MAN, HE CAN NOT BE TRUSTED, HE CAN BETRAY HIS PARTY, HE IS NOT CONSISTENT. AM SURE HE IS TRYING TO DIG A POLITICAL GRAVE FOR HIMSELF. I BELIEVE THE GUY SMOKES OR PUFF GANJA MOST OF THE TIMES, YOU LOOK AT HIS EYES, OBSERVE HIM. I DOUBT IF HE WILL MAKE IT IN 2019, SITIDABWA KUMVA KUTI HE HAS JOINED DPP

Comments are closed.