Mutharika will not resign – Chiefs Forum

Some chiefs from the Central Region operating under the Chiefs Forum have quashed the calls by the opposition parties for President Peter Mutharika to resign, saying there are no valid reasons for the leader to step down.

Some of the chief addressing a news conference

Some of the chief addressing a news conference

The chiefs made the remarks in Lilongwe on Thursday during a news conference which they held.

Chiefs Forum secretary Senior Chief Lukwa of Kasungu said the calls for the president’s resignation are being made out of hatred than building the country.

“The current problems facing country are not man-made, we currently have food shortage because of climate change and there is no way this problem can be attributed to the current leadership because during the past regimes, we were also experiencing the same things,” he said.

He said it is high time instead of trying to divide the country, the opposition leaders should come up with ways and means on how best the government can solve the problems.

Lukwa further said Mutharika was legally elected and has the mandate of ruling this country for five years so any calls for the President’s resignation are ‘aimed at bringing confusion and violence in the country because it’s against the constitution to make those calls.’

“If we say that the economy is not ticking, is Malawi an isolated case? This a global problem and the best thing we can do is work together,” said Lukwa , reacting the opposition political leaders are making such call without consult them.

Taking his turn, Senior Chief Chadza of Lilongwe said the resignation alone cannot change the economic status of the country.

Gule akalowa mbwalo amakhala ndi nyimbo imodzi ndipo ngati akulakwitsa kuvina sitimamutulutsa pokhapokha nyimboyo ithe. Those who are calling for the president’s resignation should just wait for 2019,” he said.

Traditional Authority Kalonga of Salima said Malawi is facing a lot of problems because of sin.

“This is punishment from God. What is needed therefore is for the president, opposition leaders and chiefs to repent. Until we do that, God will bail us out,” he said.

The briefing was also attended by TA Kabudula, TA Malili, Senior Chief Kaomba and Senior Chief Tsabango

Recently, there have been calls by the opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Peoples Party (PP) for the president to resign within 30 days.

MCP Director of Publicity Dr Jessie Kwabwira repeated the calls on Wednesday on Capital Radio that Mutharika should “humbly resign.”

Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world as 74 percent of the population here lives on less than 1.25 dollars a day, and nearly one in 10 children die before their fifth birthday. The rising cost of basic commodities has added to these woes.

 

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39 thoughts on “Mutharika will not resign – Chiefs Forum”

  1. Kadakwizaj says:

    Malawi is the poorest in the world because of such selfish people like our chiefs. Our chiefs should hear us crying saying that we are hungry, we have no jobs, we are poor, we are not educated. Our country is far behind in everything. No development. Our government can only offer a travelling passport to its people nothing else. Our economy is going down every day because of our policies are not helping. So when we are crying for help, our chiefs say we should keep quiet. This is sad. Malawi will not develop

  2. Lawrence M S says:

    Those Of You Who Are Saying He Should Step Down Keep On Fighting A Losing Battle.

  3. mahomwa Nyika Republic says:

    who is lukwa stupid ponyela pako you can see ppl are suffering who to blame if we have the leader who doesn’t understand and react to the problems

  4. BOKHO says:

    Mayendetsedwe a boma amanyiwo nkumati chiefs of central region alankhula. Ndiye manyiwo. Zivute zitani DPP singalamuleso dziko lino kulibe. Ngakhale atandithira dumu mkamwa .

  5. Chakhalira says:

    Mafumu, Mafumu, Mafumu!!!!
    A Mfumu Lukwa, a Lukwaaaa!
    Mudzapusa nazo izi pa mawa.
    Nkhani ndiyakuti Boma la Mutharika, La DPP likuti liri ndi chimanga chokwanira kuti a Malawi adye. Ndiye MCP ikuti, nanga chimangachi chilikuti poti ku ADMARC kulibe! Then a MCP akuti in 30 days chimanga chipezeke mu ADMARC. Apo biii a Mutharika ndi DPP mungochoka mwa ulemu!
    A Mfumu lukwa musakonde ndarama kondani ANTHU ANU!! KOMA KUMWAMBA KUKA KWIYA, A MFUMU, PAGONACHI APA? AMADZULA IN SECONDS! BASOPU!

  6. LIPENGA says:

    Kodi ku Kasunguku kulibe mfumu zokana katangale? nthawi zonse a Chief Kaomba ,Lukwa kodi ndalama zakatangalezi sizinawakwane ,boma lilonse lingabwere iwo komweko ndipo zimene amalankhulazi zimati nyasa kwambiri .adikire boma posachedwapa adzalandila ulemu onse oyenera Mfumu ngakhale magalimoto adzapatsidwa ,adzanjoya ngati mmene akunjoyera Ngolingoliwa asamatichitse manyazi pomawapusitsa chonchi ngati ku Malawi sikwawo ndi anthu omwewa amene amakondwera abale awo akamavutika go to toilet kaomba and your friend mfumu zopusa agalu inu

  7. KK says:

    I totally agree with TA Kalonga of Salima that Malawi is facing a lot of problems because of sin. The President, Opposition Leaders and Chiefs and all of us should repent so that God will bail us from these problems. This TA is full of wisdom and i hope it is God himself who have revealed this to Him.

  8. Khwakwa says:

    Zabwino zonse our president tilamulireni mpaka 2019

  9. Patriot says:

    Malawi and its old but ignorant chiefs…during the multiparty era,the same chiefs said Kamuzu cannot go,but things changed,during Bakili Muluzi’s reign,the chiefs said Muluzi qualifies to be given a third term,but things changed,during Bingu’s time the chiefs said Bingu is a Ngwazi but God changed things for us,now they are saying Peter must not resign…I think the chiefs should think about their relevance in modern day’s society.We don’t need them in Malawi,They just make empty decisions, killer decisions which are not compatible with the modern world.I wonder if America has chiefs.

  10. Malawi History now is going Bad.

  11. chikakuda chakuda says:

    Suja a MCP anamanga anthu otchuka pa ndale, ena kuwapha monga a Gadama, a Dick Matenje, a Twaibu Sangala, a Orton chirwa, Dunduza Chisiza, Kanyama chiuma kuthawa dziko lokhala lake, ena anaponyedwa ku ng’ona, anthu ophunzira kwmbiri amathawa mdziko muno kuthawira kunja. Anthu ambiri amasintha mayina, kuona MCP, anthu amafera panjira chifukwa chosowa Card ya umembala wa MCP, anthu amathawa pakhomo pawo kuthawa chamwaka, madzi kunalibe, tinakumba migelo koma madzi ake mpaka pano samatuluka, kuchipatala mankhwala analipo koma anthu ambiri amamwalira mosadziwika bwino. Ikakhala njala anthu amalandira chimanga chodyetsa ng’ombe choola osati chogula boma koma chopatsidwa koma ndalama inali ndi mphamvu boma limalephera food security, anthu ena amngosowa popanda wolankhula. ndiye tayang’anani muchipanicho ngati mulibe ena omwe analipo muchipanimo ngati mulibemo. Kodi njoka ikagululidwa mano simaluma akamera ena? ngati singalume, tisankhe mcp koma ngati ingalume chooooooooooooooooooondeeeeeeeeeeeeee amalawi ndagwira mwendo tisalolere ulamuliro wankhanza kuti ubwerere. Kodi mukafuna azimayi kusankha mfumu mmudzi mumayang’ana munthu wofasa wosalankhula lankhula wa phee wanzeru kapena wosokosera wokonda ziwawa? wa mapulani opha anthu mmudzi

  12. chikakuda chakuda says:

    Okondedwa a Malawi kawiri kawiri anthu amati ngati anthu sakukamba za iwe ndiye kuti you are nothing, koma azikambirana ndikumakupangira mapulani mpaka osagona tulo pa whatsup mma meeting ndiye kuti ukuyesetsa. Chakula anthu ophunzirawa poti amaziyesa kuti angasogolere dziko ndi mnsanje. Koma akulu anati nkhuku ya njiru siiswa mazira. Dziko la Malawitu si la anthu oyipa mitima kapena ogwiritsa ntchito nkhanza zanu mukupangazo. Ngati ife anthu akumudzi tinakupatsani mpando wosutsa wakuuzani ndani kuti mutenge Boma “BWINOTU BWINO INU” musatipepeletse anthu ankhanza inu. Kodi mesa dziko la Malawi ndi la Demokalase tsono mphamvu zoti mulandire Boma mazitenga kuti? Kodi nanu a Peoples Party mukubisalira kuchipani cha zaka 31 anthu akuyenda opanda sapato, kodi mesa Peter Mukumunyozayowakuphulitsani ndi mavoti athu ku mudzi kuno. Mukufuna kuti tizachite osakuvoterani nkomwe kuti muzadziwe kuti chipani chanu chinali chakuba ndalama? Chakwera anangomva kuti Bingu anawina, joyce banda sitinamusankhe anangolowera malamulo, kenaka peter kuzawina akungoona ngati upulezidenti waphweka, nkhaza zake zikuonekera poyera pomakakamira ndi tinkhani tating’ono tomwe. Anthu ake akuyankhula zonyoza mtsogoleri mmalo moti iye azinena kuti ana anga musamapange choncho kumeneko sikukhala iye ndipamene akusangalala kuti atege mpando. ine siwandale koma kumudzi kwathu kuno sitikukondwera ndizomwe mukuchita mukutiphera ufulu wathu wovota. mulibe mphamvu yochotsa presidenti tili nayo ndife anthu akumudzi molumikizana ndi mafumu athu mumawamanga nyakula nthawi ya Congress.

  13. Njala Nsanje ndi Nthenda says:

    For once, i applaud the wisdom of chiefs. Do not forget that even PAC has disowned Jesiie and MCP + PP aseertions that APM can resign. My fear is on the integrity of Chakwera. He is becoming more and more of a joker in Malawian politics. Is this waht he wanted? As a prty president and leader of opposition, does he has advisors? Please Dr. E. Chakwera, can’t you assist Dr. L. Chakwera to tame the tongues of loose wolves in the likeness of Jessie Kabwila and Juliana Lunguzi in MCP?

  14. Mr. Banda says:

    Decoy…. Some of these guys are just being used while others just want to eat from the gvt coffers not that what they are speaking comes from their heart. Mr. Muthalika despite these Fumus on your side because of khakhi envelopes, know that some of them have MCP blood no matter what it takes but they are MCP. Are you being flattered by waving and noding on you to still remain in power? Hahahaha better you come back to your senses and realize that chiefs support the current gvt fearing to loose the bread and butter they are provided. We know that your days to remain in power are numbered. You will hold on to the power because so soon tobacco will intermidiate the economic mess but this is just for few months thereafter total calamities will again befall Malawi.
    Chiefs please refrain from making unnecessary comments on rotten affairs as of DPP. One of your colleagues has said that the president should repent (for sure refering to gay issues), the clergy for the voiceless they are pending the harsh conditions its people are in and you Mafumu for complacency. The wrath of God is on its way…… Chenjelani

  15. AKondwani Chisale says:

    Peter Mutharika is running Malawi as if it was “Animal. farm” By calling for his resignation people want hi to walk the talk on solving the myriad of problems besetting our country. No leader in Africa has voluntarilly resigned even in the face of imminent death. Do you want examples?

  16. Chimuzanga Majoti says:

    History repeating itself. Mafumu akatele na akuLilongwe kuno ungodziwilatu DPP 2019 ndi LANDSLIDE VICTORY! Remember similar talk by these Chiefs in 2008/9 led by late TA Mazengela? Late Bingu whip the opposition won seats in MCP strongholds in the centre that they did not know what hit them. It could have been a total annihilation for the opposition had it not been for the few seats the opposition rigged. Apapa the opposition adzikumbila manda awo come 2019. Mark my words!

  17. nyau says:

    I listened to the Chiefs press briefing. They have a valid point, those who r dismissing the call by the Chiefs r loyal party zealots who cannot change, these r the people who think Kamuzu should come back from the grave to rule, really kanqwiqwi mentality.

  18. Get drunk or die sober says:

    Shali wa law, ndiwe mbatama aliko munthu wa ma degri mbuli. Iweyo ndi zimamfumu zakozo zosaphunziranzo ndinu mbuli. Makolo ako ndi zitsirunso sadakulangize kuti anthu atamalira uzilira nawo limodzi. Lukwa, Dzoole mbatama zokhazokha

  19. gwamba says:

    Mamfumu adzikolapansi, God will fight for us. Ife tiri chete! Inu muti Mafumunu will not oppose him.

  20. Joel Moses says:

    useless chiefs who are used and damped by the politicians all the time.

  21. Big Kahuna JNR says:

    hahaha koma mafumu anapusadi amenewa eti uku ndiye timati kupusa

  22. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

    PEOPLE, PEOPLE: Please listen to what the chiefs have said.
    That there is no constitutional basis for APM to resign. And he has a constitutional mandate to GOVERN UNTIL 2019. (See analogy to Gule Wamkulu, by Chief Chadza) People accuse Chiefs of being “ignorant”; but perhaps they can teach us a lesson or two on the constitutional requirements for the called-for resignation. To most Malawians, even bao players, the call is nothing but a back door entrance into government. MCP and PP didn’t win the last election, and they should just admit, and re-tool for 2019. While they are delaying re-tooling, DPP is already sharpening their focus to the future. They know the present and the future are more important than the past.
    Never mind the argument that the famine is touted to be punishment from God; but the fact of the matter is that the Government is NOT (get that – NOT) responsible for the occurrence.
    I didn’t think chiefs had significant role to play in our country; but I am slowly getting swayed to the opposite view. The chiefs seem to exhibit sober second thought here! They are acting like a Senate!
    If these honorable chiefs were from the South, boy, there would be loud accusations of deep tribalism, to be sure. Gratifying indeed that these chiefs are from MCP heartland: democracy tramping tribalism. We all want that, don’t we?

    Ms. Kabwila-Kapasula: do you hear your own chiefs? Do you respect, or even consider their views? Or do you think you know everything that is political, despite that you are but a rookie in politics? As an academic, you surely must know that nobody has a monopoly for knowledge, and it is wise to hear opposite views. No?

    1. Councillor says:

      Kkkkkk which Chiefs are you talking about? Kamba Lukwa Tsabango are all opportunists and nobody and I repeat nobody in the Central Region can take them seriously

  23. Dakamau says:

    Zitsiru za anthu ndiye zimamfumu zimenezi

  24. Shonai says:

    Malawians are not fulls they know the truth MCP is Power hungry its not new,PP still. crying for their loss.About the problems the the country is facing we have ayes we dont need someone to cheat us about it.Mr Lazlas be careful if you dont fire Kabwila and Msowoya Mubvutika zedi.After so many years though with difficulties we are seeing maize in admarc sheds. To show that Kabwila is not normal she cant mention about it even about a huge greenbelt project taking place in her constituency .She is just troubling herself.For which freedom is she fighting .Mr President carry own with your lined up programmes.

  25. nchape says:

    That is why none respects chiefs in malawi because we don’t understand them they always out of order even pamarilo.

  26. tsabola says:

    LISTEN TO THE CHIEFS. DEMOCRACY IS A BORROWED CONCEPT REMEMBER. IFE TILI PA MALAMULILO AWILI. MAFUMU AND POLITITIANS. MAFUMU AKUNENA ZOWONA. TINAYENELA KUWABVELA.
    THE WHOLE WORLD HAS ECONOMIC PROBLEMS NOT ONLY MALAWI. SO, WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? DO NOT USE THIS AS A POLITICAL ADVANTANGE. PM IS THERE TO STAY WHETHER YOU LIKE HIM OR NOT. BE LIKE ANTS AND YOU WILL BUILD AN ANT HILL. WHAT DISTRICT HAS A LETTER A? NONE, B IS BALAKA. LEMEKEZANI PRESIDENT WANU A MALAWI.

    MWANA WAPA BALAKA. THE FIRST ALPHABET DISCTRICT NAME.

  27. Al Hasan Al Majid Omar Mutallab says:

    Useless chiefs. They mustn’t forget that they are stinkingly illiterate, without brain.

    1. Mfumu ndine says:

      What hav u done with your literacy to save the hungry zamkamwa basi.give us an account the pple uv helped.

  28. Pitala Paulendo says:

    Malawi will never develop in as long as local chiefs are used by politicians for political gains. I saw one picture whereby Chief Lukwa was literally sitting on the floor at the State house while having an audience with the President. Many traditional chiefs are taken aboard presidential trips abroad. This kind of mentality is the one that has wrecked our nation economically, morally and above all, politically. Things need to be done differently now if we have to expect different results. A government that is performing greatly doesn’t need buying favour or support from local chiefs, let alone use pangas to hack it’s way to power.

  29. Man of God says:

    Mafumu osakonda ana awo. Zoona mfiti zikukupherani ana anu, basi inu ndi kumasekerera? Azikumangirani ana anu popanda chifukwa, inu ndikumaombera mmanja? Ndani angalemekeze zitsiru za mafumu ngati inu? Ndiponso mukuyenera mubandulidwe! Inu amene muli nazo pafupi mbuzi zimenezi tazionetsa chamuna.

  30. Shali Wa Law says:

    chokani dzitsiru inu mbuli za madegri munganiza mavuto angathe posintha mtsogoleli? even kwa amerika kuli mavuto. rememba ze devil in ze wildernes left Jesus for a while meanng he was atempted thruout his life time. Sn Malawi’s problem dosnt start with A P M, Jb, Bingu, Muluzi nor kamuzu its jst part of life

  31. lipenga says:

    Big Chief .I agree with you these are supposed to be reduced to nothing in South Africa they have no influence on politics and they do not go to bed with the ruling parties. The history is very clear that chiefs have never brought any development anywhere in Malawi. if I am not true please can someone tell me any chief in malawi who has brain for development?

    They are ignorant and feeds on the poor uneducated Malawians just like the pastors in Malawi.The issue here is leadership that mutharika has failed. any president can be impeached if he is not delivering. Do you know the reasons why Thabo Mbeki was removed from office 6months before he finished his term?
    during kamuzu we suffered under you while you were enjoying the root and you never rescued us.The best word I use to describe you Malawian chief’s is you all Dogs ready to be adopted by any president

  32. kaomba says:

    Ngati Ku Malawi kuli dzitsulu dza anthu nde dzimamfumuzi, how can they say all this stupid things

  33. Patriots says:

    I hope Chiefs forum is not compromised where government cheques are being splashed . On record this current regime is not open to counsel especially from existing opposition parties and the Chiefs should know that. I urge the Chiefs to care more about the suffering than worry about regime change. The opposition is simply pressing for decisive leadership and economical transformation for all Malawians. We can’t afford to delay due to incompetence and passive leaders for the sake of destiny let’s fight for future generations.

  34. Chiefs Forum Treasure says:

    Angakhale tayankhula dzimenedzi timadziwa kuti tonsefe ndife a MCP. Tikupangila dala kuti tisamaoneke ngati Peter sitikumufuna. Inu otsutsa boma, MCP ndi PP tiyeni nayoni pumbwa ameneyu (Peter) mpakana agwe komwe aliko. Palibe chomwe akupangapo ndipo anthu athu akuvutika kwambiri mmakomomu. Zoona sugar mpakana K800? Buledi K400? Zoona zimenezi? Anthu anasiya kusambila sopo angozithila madzi kamba kokwela ntengo wasopo. Ndalama anthu aalibe, tiyeni nayoni mpakana anyeledwe..

  35. nino says:

    when we say stupid bitches , this is how they sound after chibanzi ,simwadya ? akupasani zingati ? hw can some one with a brain sae kuti njala ndichizoloweziosati kulephera kwa Prez ….dint the Prez. had 12 month to prepare his govt to procure the staple before too late ….Bitchezū

  36. BIG CHIEF says:

    chiefs sold us to slavery, during Kamuzu time they made him wamuyaya and refused multi party, during Bakilis third term bid thet gatthered to Sanjika saying BAKILI SHOULD STAND FOR 3rd term, during Bingu they made him Ngwazi……and now this? Silly chiefs….the most corrupt people in this country thats y no one listens to them these days…

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