Mutharika speaks about fall: Malawi President says ‘growing old is like a small child’

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has commented on his much-publicised fall at outside of Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe during a tree-planting ceremony on Friday , describing the incident as “nothing to worry about”.

Mutharika: Angry

Mutharika: Angry

Mutharika commente are on a Facebook page widely believed to be his that there was “nothing to worry about”.

“Falling down is not a crime. Anyone can fall down. Its just a matter of slipperly place and how you have walked,” the Malawi leader wrote also quoted by News24.

“ I have fallen down so many times when I was a child. You should know that when a person is growing old, is like a small child who can easily fall down. How many times have you fallen down? So many times. Do not waste your time talking about somebody’s fall because tomorrow its you. Check what has made you to fall down and not where you have fallen down,” Mutharika wrote.

Law scholar Sunduzwayo Madise queried the Facebook page wondering if it President Mutharika himself writing or his aides.

Mutharika, who continue to discharge his normal duties as President, appeared unhurt following the dramatic fall which attracted social media buzz after the photo was first published in Sunday Times newspaper and also posted on Nyasa Times with observers linking the tumble to old age and ill health.

The presidential spokesman Gerald Viola, however, dismissed reports, saying Mutharika has a clean bill of health.
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Viola speaking on Daybreak Malawi program on Capital FM said that Mutharika was “fine” and that no medical personnel had been flown in from South Africa to attend to him, as indicated by some reports.

“The president is fine. He is not sick. If you talk about the slipping of the president that happened yesterday [Friday], it’s normal, it’s just like any other human being…,” Viola said.

Viola said Mutharika stood on a “rotten” brick which broke and resulted in the president slipping.

Mutharika’s fall continues to be a hot subject of social media debate, with some saying there was nothing newsworthy about it as everyone has fallen at one time or another and argued that it showed he was human.

Others however, poked fun of his fall and the incident as embarrassing.

Meanwhile, Nyasa Times understands that although government officials appeared to be publicly taking the incident lightly, it was a serious security issue that would see those who were supposed to be closely monitoring his movement in trouble.

Heads are rolling at State House following the photo which appeared in the newspaper.

Presidential guard Supritendant Ben Mwaliwa has seen been booted out of State House and there is expected to be more casualties .

 

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49 thoughts on “Mutharika speaks about fall: Malawi President says ‘growing old is like a small child’”

  1. His Excellence the Life President Mkango Lion Chivomerezi Chisokonezo Manthakanjenjemereza says:

    I have never fallen before, but I don’t think falling is a big deal. What interest me is that the president is referring himself as a child due to old age , then he should retire, instead of messing the country and offer no solution.

  2. spartan says:

    SILENCE IS GOLDEN todays lesson to mr president.

    There is no need to comment on nonsensical issues

    I would rartha remain quite to teach em a lesson

    Hv u forgoten that empty tins makes it louder . Kkk but MW eish

  3. If you knew that you’re old why did you waste Malawi’s time by thieving the presidency, you foool.

  4. Sapitwa says:

    This is a non issue Mr President . You needed not waste your time writing about it on Facebook to defend your fall because many civilized Malawians know that everyone young or old can fall.
    The ones who hate you are disappointed to have seen you still alive. They still think you will die the same way your brother did forgetting that only God knows.
    My advice to you is to just calm down and take it easy and move on. The economic challenges we experience have moulded us to become more resilient.We have learned that government can not become a solution for our own man made problems:
    Overpopulation in spite of available birth controls but ignored
    Laziness
    Theft
    Crookedness
    Etc etc etc!!!!!!
    Now we know that only us can resolve our problems and one else even the government.

  5. Kholowa mkabudula says:

    Kodi iwowa ndi ma fall guard kapena bodyguard? Mdala wa suit yakudayu akuyenela pulomoshoni mpaka mwado ofiila pamtunda? Chonde mganizileni ameneyu ngolimbikila kungoti bwanawa ndi duntuntu. Not a big issue though any one can fall!

  6. Kaitano says:

    ANTHU ENA AMAYANKHULA MOPUSA NGATI IWOWO SADZAFA NDAWO ENA AKE AKUTI A KAMANGA NDIKUKUWONANITU OLAY OKAY

  7. hamiso kalima says:

    kugwa ngati chi nlovu kuti thiii phuuuu kachaso yense kutheratu

  8. asena says:

    Enanu mukufa mwezi wa mmawa muzamusiya president wanu ali bwino lomwe. If you never know, some of us pray and fast for our leaders and president and God hears and answers our prayers. If you wish someone dead then you are still in your sins and God can’t hear you even if you pray.

  9. Luwazi says:

    HOW ABOUT SPEAKING ON THE ECONOMY fool

  10. George Kamanga says:

    If it was your last fall I was going to see another liberation day for mass innocent suffering Malawians.
    Malawians are eager waiting to hear that you are gone for good to the land of the dead. But K577 billion will follow you even in your grave

  11. njoka Banda says:

    Problem with Old African leaders is deny of their healthy. Yes
    People fall. Even Bingu was refusing to accept his health conditions. Mugabwe is the same.
    Why a man over 70 come home want to be a leader? There is very stress in being a leader.
    People like him should be retired and enjoy the short time he has in the world. Look at whites. They retire.
    Why can,t Africans retire? Its greedy. Kumangoyononga chalo. What killed Bingu was bad economy. APM is torwards there. We all know that he is having sleeples nights. The economy is getting worse and worse. Donors are not releasing the money. Kwacha is down to the lever it has never been before. Its continues. Abale who has a stone heart to stand the stress of economy especially if one is a leader? Muntharikas has bad hearts. The drinking is also a problem. We shall see how how he can stay healthy.

  12. Dr mpoto says:

    Its signs of last journey to our last renting home, my advise God still loves you repeat before your last breath uthenga wa nyifwa ndi matenda abuya chonde pulikani

  13. Williams Frazer Harawa says:

    The bodyguards doesnt knw roles of a bodyguard hw cld they allow jeonalist to take pictures of such kind they cld ve brocked the president so tht no pictures shld be taken the next move was to delete all the pictures frm those who were permitted to take pictures thats one of their duties we use force if peace fails n i hope they cld ve surrendered the cameras, i suport the decision to fire them they are not worth to be bodyguards.

  14. pyola says:

    Nzeru za kamwana zikulamulira dzikoli.Kkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  15. Dwambazi says:

    I really would care less about your fall it does not affect me in any way, what you need to address are these important issues:
    1. MK577B
    2. Free falling Malawi Kwacha
    3. Serious lapse of security
    4. Extremely poor health care services
    5. High cost of living for Malawians who will not fall because they are over weight but coz they are hungry
    6. Intermittent electricity and water supply
    7. ATI
    8. Gays
    9. Impeding hunger for 3 million Malawians
    10. Serious corruption by senior government officials.

    You can break your back, I would care less.

  16. Phillip says:

    He is not ben ten kaya spider man just human

  17. KUKHALA says:

    MR PRESIDENT YOU HAVE ACCEPTED AND CONFIRMED THAT YOU ARE OLD AND NOT EVEN FIT TO BE A PRESIDENT OF ANY COUNTRY INCLUDING MALAWI. MY FREE ADVICE IS THAT THE POST SHOULD BE LEFT FOR YOUNG BLOOD LIKE YOUR VP PERIOD

  18. Munyalika says:

    koma a bodu guard anavala suit yakuda anayesetsa koma a pulezident a mbendera anagwabe kuti khuuu

  19. dan says:

    Kodi Viola si ujayi?

  20. Namacha C. M says:

    Inde wagwa so what. Amalawi kulimbikila za ziiii.

    Nanu antolankhani enanu mwasowa nkhani eti? Tazilembani nkhani zothandiza amalawi kuti apite patsogolo not izi mukupangazi.

  21. Abdul-Aziz says:

    Zazing’ono inunso mudzagwa!!!!

  22. Edward says:

    Taona anthu akugwa ife ndati akut alibwino bwino tiyeni tipange big walk 🚶 apobi akukuakulu amati bisani matenga maliro tidzava

  23. mbuyankhoma says:

    The falling of the president has coincided with the falling of the kwacha. As of today it is trading against the US $ at k700 plus. Its my prayer, it should not happen again in May,2019.

  24. chimwemwe says:

    Econony is falling, kwacha is falling it seems malawi is falling, there are no rains we as a country we should decalre a crisis as i can officially say we have collapsed

  25. brains says:

    what I know that dziko sayendetsa munthu mmodzi. as Malawians we are poor minded we waste time on trivial things other than what can move us forward.

  26. TCHAMA says:

    Ngati alipo amene sanagwepo, andigende mwala oyamba ine

  27. chimzy says:

    great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, poor minds discuss people…… which of these are you

  28. The Analyst says:

    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
    Loyalty is a difficult thing; but loyalty without wisdom is a dangerous thing . . .

    . . . The whole president, in his academic wisdom (on body weight/mass, pressure, balance and old age); chose to stand or step on a “rotten” brick willingly or unwillingly. And to show loyalty and respect for personal choices of the president, the Presidential Guard Supretendent chose to keep quiet yet got the boot? This is interesting!

    I now understand what I once heard in George R.R. Martin’s adaptaion – The Game of Throne: When Arya Stark was asked by Tywin Lannister about what killed her (Arya’s) father (Nerd Stark), “loyalty,” she answered.

    Mr President, you chose to step on the brick willingly or unwillingly; and instead of accepting the consequences of your own choice, you now blame others?; who, just like you, had/have no knowledge about the brick you stepped on or magic to foresee or foretell your misfortune?
    Are you sure that the passing of years has not made you any kinder? Aaaa! Let old age not grow beasts in us.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
    You see, the older you grow, the closer or nearer does the time for you to meet your Maker draw.
    Now since salvation is more than less, a matter of being pure at heart in the present moment, no matter how bad you were previously; it’s wise to wear a pure or kind heart at the moment of eternal parting.
    Sadly, since we cant tell when this moment comes, the best way is to be pure at heart, always; by among others, not blaming hence punishing others for consequences we suffer from our own choices.
    This; . . . is an advice from a friend.
    O……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  29. sam says:

    Kwacha is falling everyday, that is a issue please APM you need to tackle. We are turing into Zimbabwe, this is how it started there, So please act now and tackle this problem as it is creating inflation. Dont depend on Chuka he is PP, and is doing this to tarnish the image of DPP. if left too late it will be a problem that will make DPP fall

  30. Mapwevupwevu says:

    Kodi vuto la Sunduzwayo Madise ndi chani. So what if the aides were writing on his behalf, he has accepted that he fell and everbody falls sometimes! It is his facebook page for fuck’s sake!!!!!!

    Mumafuna anene kuti ‘Yes its true moti pano ndathyola mwendo ndipo I have resigned as president’ ndiye mukanakhulupilirawalemba yekha?

  31. Bima Matheza says:

    So he is admitting that he is old

  32. Patriot says:

    That’s why things are not working.
    An immature child is running the country.
    God come to our rescue.

  33. kukaya says:

    Time to rest mr

  34. VYOTO says:

    INDEED GROWING OLD IS LIKE A SMALL CHILD BUT THE WORRY THAT MANY MALAWIANS SHOULD HAVE IS THE RISK ASSOCIATED WITH A PFRESIDENT WHO IS OLD AND LIKE A SMALL CHILD.RUNNING GOVERNMENT IS INDEED A SERIOUS BUSINESS AS ONE BAKILI MULUZI SAID LONG TIME AGO.THE PRESIDENT IS SUBJECTED TO ALOT OF PRESSURE AS HE HAS TO MANAGE COMPLEX ISSUES ABOUT ECONOMY AND THE LIKE.GOOD THINKING MALAWIANS SHOULD THEREFORE NOT ALLOW AN OLD PRESIDENT TO RULE BEYOND 2019.THERE ARE ALOT OF CAPABLE AND ENERGETIC MALAWIANS WHO CAN BE PRESIDENTS.

  35. golden golden says:

    Za zii basi a Malawi kusowa nkhani. Munthu asagwe? Inu simumagwa? Kodi a gogo anu kapena a bambo anu akagwa mmumaseka? Malawians are a pathetic lot no wonder you are not progressing. Shame on you.

    And to you useless reporters have you not got better things to report? You always exaggerate things and donors take advantage of our unpatriotic nature to push us around. Zeina Abadawi on hard talk with the president was in fact quoting newspaper reports not that she is any smarter…. useless and cheque book reporters. No wonder it is only late Ralph Tenthani (MHRIP) who made it international. Mukhalira zomwezo mxii

  36. Theoj says:

    Mbumba za a peter izi

  37. Dickson wa Dickson says:

    My Fellow Malawians, the President has spoken and what more do you want as a reason or reasons to ask him step down.
    1. He says he has fallen many times when he was a child and that is true to everyone
    2. He continues saying when you are old, you become like a child that is true as well.
    3. Does he know that a child or an old man can not run a country because both are egocentric. Meaning that their brains becomes like of that of a month old baby.

  38. Mlomwe wa pa phata says:

    I wish he was incapacitated

    1. The Analyst says:

      O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O
      Becareful what you wish for others . . . ; your wish may be granted to these others . . .
      Sadly everybody, including yourself, is “others” to some and others, in time and space . . .
      Let us therefore wish each other well, no matter how badly we judge or rate them.
      This; . . . is an advice from a friend.
      O………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….O

  39. Theoj says:

    Let him live in peace.

  40. wagwa wagwa basi…..mukakhalilanj a president …..tiseke basi…..mawa zagwa ndine kumene koma uzaziwa kape iwe ngat Kkkkkkkkk…….ng”oooooo chamvapo

  41. Nachanza says:

    Sory sorry

  42. A Malawi mavuto angotichulukila koma munthu akamakalamba mphamvu zimachepa malo momalimbikila kupemphelela mvula yavutai .kumalimbana ndi zadziii!! Kkkkk

  43. namwali says:

    Aliyense akhonza kugwa anthu asowa chonena

  44. Mazyopa says:

    Lembani nkhani zokomera amalawi onse osati zonyozanazo. Nzopanda pake izi. Munthu wagwa, so what?

  45. ngumbi says:

    but dont behave as a child.

  46. Ellias says:

    Its not a crime to fall down, a Malawi tinakhala bwanji kodi. Makolo athu sanagwepo kapena samagwa?

    Aliyense adzafa ngakhale timufunire imfa

  47. Truck says:

    SO IF THERE IS NO PROBLEM WHY ARE YOU WORRYING?TAKE IT EASY

  48. journo says:

    thats a fake fb page his real page is Arthur Peter mutharika

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