Mutharika behaving like ‘dictator’ – Church and Society

President Peter Mutharika has been accused by governance of CCAP Livingstonia Synod, Church and Society, of acting like a dictator similar to the style of his late brother leader, Bingu wa Mutharika.

Mutharika: Accused to behaving like a dictator

Mutharika: Accused to behaving like a dictator and advised to watch his tongue and control his emtoions

Executive director of Church and Society, Moses Mkandawire, told a news conference in Mzuzu that Mutharika is morphing into the intolerant autocrat.

He accused Mutharika of his “emotional and hostile approach” during a news conference he held last week, saying his outburst and table banging were exhibiting that he is increasingly applying autocratic governing style.

Mkandawire also faulted President Mutharika for his foul-mouthing and lack of decorum as Head of State in some of the words he used when he addressed journalist in live broadcast on October 8 while responding to growing criticism of his alleged bloated delegation to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) amid a crumbling economy.

He picked Mutharika choice of words like “nonsense” and then “the banging of the table should not come from a leader.”

Mkandawire accused government of being insensitive towards the suffering of Malawians, saying people are dying of hunger and lack of drugs.

“Such deaths could be avoided if government started caring and looked into solutions to the problems,” he said.

Mkandawire said the President showed similar style of his late brother, Bingu of being a dictator, asking him “to draw lessons from Bingu’s scenario.”

Late Bingu wa Mutharika’s eccentric intolerance went too far forcing mass action.

Church and Society is warning Mutharika not to be posturing himself to lead Malawi to an era of absolute dictatorship but rediscover his own diplomatic manner.

He said Mutharika must have reflected on his approach at the news conference and “regretted it.”

“Use of words such as nonsense or stupid are very unfortunate and they should not come from a leader,” said Mkandawire.

Mkandawire said Mutharika should not be allergic to transparency and accountability, saying Malawians have constitutional rights to demand the same from their elected leader.

“It is not good to shout at people who are suffering. A leader should be with the people who are suffering,” said Mkandawire who is also leader of 16 key civil society organisations under the Civic and Political Space Platform (CPSP) .

Mkandawire advised President Mutharika to watch his tongue and control his emotions when addressing issues being raised by Malawians.

He said the country does not want to experience another July 20 2011 scenario when there are viable ways of addressing issues.

Presidential spokesman Gerald Viola said Church and Society “has a right to observe the President’s leadership.”

Viola however dismissed the dictator tag, saying Mutharika is a democrat and progressive leader.

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MaKopa
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This man is dictator watch this space—-??¿?¿?¿??

true
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Iwe wa sutsana ndi a Livingstonia walephera kumvetsa zomwe alivinstonia amathandauza,komanso nkhani yomwe wakamba ya chipani chaku mpoto,Afford,ndi nkhani yomwe peter mtalika anachita iye monga mtsogoleri si zikugwirizana,Peter bolanso bingu iwe sunaone?bingu anayamba dictator second term,koma peter wayamba dictatorship chaka chomwecho.Kodi iwe wekha mabvuto awa akuchitika ndi peter kungoyamba chaka sunaoni?boma lake satenga anamwino,aphunzitsi,kukwenza xool fees,kuyambitsa fees ku TTC,kwacha kugwa tsiku ndi tsiku.Boma maudindo onse 3 kotaz mtundu wake wa lomwe.Ukhale pomwepo uwone pomwe malawi abvutikile ngati Ambuye satiyankha kuti zinthu zinsinthe.

eneah kaunda
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Nafenso tisamale mayankhulidwe athu. vuto lakuno ku malawi atsogoleri timawonerera kwambiri.

nkhakamila
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mulibe mtsogoleri mmalawi….enanu kukupasani dziko kuti muyendetse nde zikhala worse.malawians need deliverance..
i dont see a visionary leader in malawi…not even Chakwera……

nkhakamila
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livingstonia synod..i think its high time you have stayed without a strong political party in the north.you boost that you are educated but how are you going to enter the government without a party.i sometimes feel sorry for u because you are selfish even amongst yourselves.you fail to support each other politically..you fail to solve small issues like that of Rev Chimwemwe Mhango our visionary pastor.you allowed the once only strong party in the north AFORD to die and later ended up to be chipani cha mlamu mchimwene and alongosi.lack of ambition.i admire UDF and DPP. if you know maths..calculate… Read more »
The Patriot
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More fire, CSO and Livingstonia synod! After an emotional speech punctuated by banging of tables what next? History repeats itself! ALhhomwe, dont behave as if Malawi will always be ruled by a Lhomwe, very soon it will be under a non Lhomwe, tidzaone kuti Nophiya wanu adzayenda bwanji! Muyambilanso ma drama monga kale, pano simukutamika?

Zuwayo
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Mavuto aliko lerowa nthawi ya amai analiko koma ndi mtumbuka uti amayankhula, ndi agalu omwewa amayankhula come to Local government amene asali wampoto no allowance, agalu inu atumbuka..kuthamangitsa DC ku karonga chifukwa chakuti ndi waku Dowa, anthu omwe akugwira ntchito ku mpoto omwe si atumbuka ndi muhesha.mabungwe awa amakana kulemba achewa ntchito.FICA FAO, LAnd O Lakes, BP malawi, mzuzu coffee. Mzuzu city, heifer, total malawi, pano akufuna kuchotsesa ntchito achewa ku local government, plan malawi, mzuzu university, toyota malawi etc

Davidmakiyi
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mukamakwikwiya ndiye kuti mukulakwitsadi ife tinathawa umphawi kodi simunauthetsebe Abingu, Ndiye bola akadalamulira abusa aja……

Alfred
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Musalire lero mudachita kumuvotera koma mukudziwatu.

George Kamanga
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Ulamuliro ochita kubera zimatero

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