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.

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Joka
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Joka
5 months 10 days ago

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.

Matandani
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Matandani
5 months 10 days ago

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.

munyane
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munyane
5 months 10 days ago

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.

tinatititero titakhuta
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tinatititero titakhuta
5 months 10 days ago

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

male pipo
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male pipo
5 months 11 days ago

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

Tombolombo
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Tombolombo
5 months 11 days ago

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

Henly
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Henly
5 months 12 days ago

Koma jumbe ndiwe galu bwanj! Chimutu tachioneleni

Man of God
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Man of God
5 months 12 days ago

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.

Kanthiti Mzandu
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Kanthiti Mzandu
5 months 12 days ago

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

Cash Gate
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5 months 12 days ago
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.
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