Mutharika’s attack on critics ‘sign of guilty’– CSOs

Civil Society Organisations in Malawi have observed that President Peter Mutharika’s recent remarks against his critics during the Christmass Children Party may be deemed as ‘self-implicating’ and a “sign of guilty” on his possible role in NACGATE – –taking money from National Aids Commission (NAC)  to fund activities that have nothing to do with the fight against the HIV/Aids pandemic .

Trapence: Demo on

Trapence: Demo on

Recently  Mutharika, during a pre-christmas children party at Kamuzu Palace, asked what he described as ‘fault finders’ not to poke their nose sniffing the source of money he has used in hosting a pre-Christmas party for children drawn from different churches and organizations, stating that there was no penny from government coffers used during the event.

“The event has been sponsored by me, the First Lady and some well-wishers. There is no one tambala for the government. I don’t want mawa somebody kumati, ‘fwee, fwee, fwee, ndipanga demonstrations and so forth there is no government money here involved” said a seemingly infuriated Mutharika.

However, in a statement made available to Nyasa Times, Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR), Centre for Development of People (Cedep), MANERELA and MANET +, observe that Mutharika’s attack on “fault finders” only managed to sow seeds of suspicion in the public on the possible role of the President in the NACGATE.

“Why is it that the DPP’s regime seemed to be more concerned or angry  with the saga than even the implicated BEAM Trust and Mulhakho Wa Alhomwe? Why the panic? Is there something the DPP’ regime is hiding to the country on its possible role in NACGATE? If the whole of the President can stand up and say  ‘I don’t want mawa somebody kumati fwee fwee fwee ndipanga demonstrations and so forth there is no government money here involved’, in front of children, for any possible intentions by his ‘critics’ to poke their nose into  the source of funds for the children’s party in a context or a background of NACGATE and that the only demonstrations being talked about which are as a result of misuse of public funds are the ones related to NACGATE, then we should all be suspicious and question why the President is uttering such and his possible link to NACGATE saga? Why the guilt and anger?” reads the statement.

The statement was signed by Timothy Mtambo, Gift Trapence, Martha Kwataine, Macdonald Sembereka and Safari Mbewe executive directors of CHRR, Cedep, MHEN, MANERELA and MANET+ respectively.

The five CSOs further state that they are still disturbed to-date that  President Mutharika and his government continue to be “silent” on this important matter which is doing more harm than good to his government’s image locally and internationally.

“Why is the President ‘quiet’? Does it mean that NACGATE saga is of no ultimate concern to his government’s professed efforts towards reduction of HIV and AIDS in the country? Why is the President not condemning the act? For no doubt the President’s ‘silence’ on the matter is making a lot of noise, and to a greater extent his silence may be implied as consent to the malpractice.

“Yes, such conclusion seems to be well backed up when you see the deep commitment and vigilance Peter Mutharika’s regime has attached to media-related propaganda on both state and its privately controlled media establishments against human rights defenders who have decided to expose NACGATE, and in the process arousing more questions than answers.”

Meanwhile, the organisations have stuck to their plans to stage a nationwide protest on 13th January 2015 as a way of offer the platform to the public to exercise their freedom of assembly and expression in demanding from BEAM trust and Mulhakho Wa Alhomwe to refund NAC money, and also calling for the current regime to address the prevailing economic and political woes which are impinging greatly on the people’s full enjoyment of their basic human rights.

According to Gift Trapence, plans for the nationwide demonstrations, which will be held in all the four cities in the country as well as some selected districts, are underway.

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69 thoughts on “Mutharika’s attack on critics ‘sign of guilty’– CSOs”

  1. A gift Trapence mwayambiranso? you are a disgrace to the nation,komatu ulendo uno palibe chomwe muphulepo you are just wasting your time komanso sitingakukondeni,what a SHAME

  2. Imuran says:

    iwe gift trapence kodi sunapange mademo joyce ataba ndalama bwanji?iwe davite kankwamba ukulolera kuti uzigwirisidwa ntchito zoonas?

  3. Che namakhwa says:

    Fwefwefwefwe mr President before ana ochokera ku ma church mr Muli ndi ziwandatu u need more prays.chonde musationongere ana.

  4. syamboza says:

    si president uyu mavoti akuba tima pecentage tochepa nde president wa lomwe osati Malawi ine nde ayi

  5. HUMBLY BOOK APPOINTMENT WITH DIRECTORS, ADVISORS AND MINISERS FOR THOSE SECTORS AND TABLE OUT YOUR ISSUES,TOGETHER WITH THOSE THREE CASES.

  6. Malawian says:

    Gift Trapenze and your friends, can you find another activity which can bring forex, jobs and tranquility in Malawi. Try farming, crossborder trade or power generation plant or something. You are always very happy with anarchy and mayhem, why, why, why in the name of God. As for Martha Kwataine and Sembereka, please give us a break. When you were busy dinning and winning with Joyced Banda two years ago. You did not invite us Malawians to enjoy with you. It was you and your families. Sometimes when you are obsessed with your egos, remember that there is God who sees your motives.

  7. Old age. He is 80 years old.

  8. nkunthamasese says:

    Fwe-fwe-fwe nkutukwana. Kodi mmaitana ana athu kuti mudzawaphunzitse kutukwana? shame bwana “professor of kutukwana”.

  9. DEMO yanuyo muzikango tsatapo msewo osati akawalala apezelepo mwai obela sitidzalolo wina. antholedwa miyendo sachivela bwino chaka chatsopano yelekezani boma lilitchelu ukuonani

  10. kavindere kaiyah says:

    umphawi unavuta ku america nkhalamba yangayi and ma credit card bills akulipilabe mpaka pano ..wagwira jackpot pano wawapeza amalawi a tulo

  11. mr federalism says:

    This President is he really a genuine professor coz the way does things leaves alot to be desired

  12. sothi says:

    why de president managed to say fwee fwee in front ov children?what lesson did children get from him?abwana mmatichititsa manyaz

  13. jp says:

    Eeeeeeee koma ndiye mpaka kuwanena a Thu ake komwe president kuti fwefwefwefwe, koam ziliko zayambika, bwanji osasankha may wabwino aulemu monga msogoleri WA dziko kuposa may amenewa pamaso pa Ana? Uku nkuyamba chabe atukwana ameneyu posachedwapa tiye nayeni, akumvetsa chisoni bwanji? Ha, choncho popeza panalibe anthu ena panthawi ya election ya 2014

  14. CSO’s, queitness implies either consent or no knowlegde about something so you cant make any conclusion on APM silence regarding this matter…….but ma demowo will they appriciate the kwacha …chonde tiuzeni zotithandiza…..did you speak to APM directly and see that he is not willing to discuss ? Osamanolongolora ma media pliz be matured….where were you during JB’s cashgate admnistration? Your credibility needs to be questioned….ndayambatu kukukayikirani..ndinu anthu owononga…..

  15. Sapitwa kakulanye says:

    Demos, no problem. But if some CSOs leadership personally hate the president then that hatred should not be transferred to others so that people feel the same. Was there any attempt of contact and dialogue between CSOS and the concerned? Why is focus on president and the DPP not BEAM or Mulhakho. I thought those two have people running them on daily basis? Late Kamuzu Banda believed in contact and dialogue, why are we not trying this principle? Are we always in a hurry? Why? Of course I don’t condone diverting resources but the course taken to stop repeat of the same is questionable especially looking at the people spearheading it. There are signs that they don’t like the party ruling and its leadership. Time will tell, lets wait patiently.

  16. Muropwana says:

    The fact of the matter is, no president in the history of the country has been found to be such a failure within such a short period of time . Malawians , we really goofed big time .

    1. Mhango says:

      JB failed us big time leave APM alone he is on the driving seat.

  17. Zanga Phee! says:

    BP in staff is smiling on this context let us wait and see See my name.

  18. John Phiri says:

    Gift Trapense can you make a statement of your staff that was caught defiling a teenboy in Mzuzu.

  19. andrew says:

    It is kidsh to talk like that in front of children.It means je is trying to hide something.But prayer is the only weapon you can use to deal with the so called bwampini, not demos.

  20. Fathara says:

    Lomwe more fare tikhala tikulamulila zikoli, tikhala tikuthesa zoyipa zimene Atumbuka akhala akuchitila ziko lino. TIYENI NAYONI NKHONDOYI INU MUZILONGOLOLA, IFE TIZIKALONGOLOLA POPONYA MA VOTE CHIFUKWA IFE TIKUZIWA KUTI ZONSE ZIMATHEKA NDI VOTE, SIZITHEKA NDI MA DEMOSTRATION. NDIPO MUKAPANGE MA DEMO MUZANGO YALUKAPO APA, CHIFUKWA SIKUTI KUZABWELA ANTHU AMENE MUKUGANIZAWO. PANO AKUZIWANI KUTI ZIMENE MUKUFUNA NDIKU GWESA ZIKO. NDIYE MUNYA MUWONA. MUMUFUSE MWAKASUNGULA AKUWUZANI MAPETO AZIMENE MUKUPANGAZO. MAPETO AKE NDI CHILANGO KUCHOKELA KWA TATE MULUNGU WATHU, CHIFUKWA ANTHU INU MUKUZUZA ANTHU KWAMBILI SIMUKUPANGA ZOKOMELA ANTHU KOMA MUKUPANGA ZOKOMELA NTUNDU WANU WA TUMBUKA. KOMA CHIMENE MUNGAZIWE NDI CHAKUTI SIMUMUKWANISA PETER CHIFUKWA NDI MULUNGU WAMUYIKA PAMPANDO.

  21. Wakumudzi says:

    Kkkk kodi a Sembereka akumvekerabe?

  22. wawawawa says:

    Infact, government money has been used during this pre Christmas party especially on the following things: 1) security services were paid by government, Chefs were paid by the government, electricity for cooking and lighting also paid by the government, water, transportation of government and party official – paid by the government……….. the list goes on. So don’t say there no money from the government coffers. The trueth is that every function you do sir, the is government money spent whether directly or indirectly. Thank you

  23. chibwatiko says:

    Izi zinthu ndi zitsiru palibe wabwino m’banja mwawo. Zonse mbala.

  24. democracy says:

    ‘fwe fwe fwe..’ presidential lingo malawi style!

  25. wagwanayo says:

    Atumbuka inu mumachita nsanje ndi Alomwe.

  26. moto mwikho says:

    When will our NGOs feel guilty, they embarrass the country all the time, writing letters to outside agencies who never bother to respond. They are always playing to the gallery and have no discipline.

  27. puludzu says:

    As long as a president will be Lomwe, tumbukas will always whine and shortsighted malawians will follow them. Tawonani northerners ayambanso kupotoza maganizo a amalawi like they did time ya Bingu. Amalawi, Kamuzu anali atawawona anthuwa kuipa kwawo that’s why he sent them packing north. Alemba mmadzi. This time satipusisanso or else tifufutana. I mean why don’t they proceed with their nyika republic thing?

  28. Kandakhute chinyetenyete says:

    Tiziona, mwavamo kutentha mboma nthawi yomweyi?Musova!!!

  29. phil says:

    At least DPP and the President should address the nation as part of transparent rather than hiding

  30. Nelly says:

    Kuno ku Ntchisi tikungoona kuchedwa ndipo tili ready.

  31. NYAAKWAWA says:

    Musaiwale Ntcheu pa zionetsero za pa 13 Jan

  32. zowona says:

    the fact that it was done at the palace, it used govt’s money.

  33. Bob says:

    Less get rid of these demons who are irresponsible messing up our beautiful country.

  34. chefourpence says:

    these NGOs think they can make a name by being anti-DPP. Worse still, they mistake Peter for Bingu. You think APM will be as aggressive as Bingu? Wakutumaniyo wakunamizani agalu inu! Demo yanuyo idzakhele region- wide if you know what I mean…

  35. mputeni says:

    Malawi ndiyomvetsa chisoni. Somebody stole our jet our maize and our money but the so called trapences, kwataine, sembereka never opened their proboscis. Some groupings have stolen nac money they are busy crying blue murder. Is this not just hatred against the mutharikas and the lomwes? Have I heard anything about the other tribal groupings that have benefited from similar root from nac?

  36. vilakagwentha says:

    Demos on komatu atsogoleri mukapezekeko osati ana akakumenyereni Nkhondo inu pheeeee kwanu

  37. Wbc says:

    Kod za fedelism zili pati?

  38. Sengerwayo says:

    Muthalika n ur apologists don’t forget we employed you to do ur job. We will never be threatened never even if it means loosing our lives. A MCP munawabelawonso angokhala zisilu tikanakhala ife kuno kumpoto sizikanatheka olo akanakhala kuti ndi eastern region achawa mukanaona sakanalola zimenezi. Koma Chakwela kunvetsa chisoni akuti kufuna ntendele ndie mpakana kumaitanidwa muzochitika za boma koma kufika kumeneko osatengedwa ngati kanthu ngakhale moni osapatsidwa eeeeeeeh-anakubelani nkulu wopanda manoyu,wapanda nzeluyu,wopanda mapulaniyu,wopanda chilungamoyu,wopanda umunthuyu,wosadziwa kuyankhulayu,kupezeka mwa munthuyu pa upulezidenti ndithembelelo.

  39. Komanso says:

    13th January, kwatalika pa 1st January bwanji mkuluyu akytuwonjeza uyu. A Muhlakho alibe ndalama amapanga maphwando Mutharika akakhala President pokhapokha bwanji?

  40. Angozo says:

    Inde mukupanga fwee fwee fwee kumene, sakunama.

  41. Mr.Bambo says:

    CSOs why are you not also talking about the money Peter Mutharika dished out to the journalists at Sanjika and believed to have come from NAC? Ma K50,0000 aja?

  42. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    He is behaving like a traditional leader , he supposed to behave like a political president .Wabalalika ameneyu.

  43. Carina says:

    Honestly I find this President very confused. He answers to the people palibe zotiwophyeza. We will findout where you got the money for that Xmas party

  44. Pajero says:

    APM does he seriously think we are idiots? Fwe fwe fwe ambuyake

  45. Waliko says:

    This President is clueless madzi afika pakhosi a Ref nthawi

  46. vwamps says:

    go on am behind u ngos

  47. The Truthful One from the West says:

    I meant these two organisations-BEAM and Mulakho wa Alomwe should not have asked NAC to fund them.

  48. The Truthful One from the West says:

    The funding of BEAM and Mulakho wa Alomwe by NAC is a pure mistake. These two organisations should have asked NAC to fund them. The demonstrations are justified.

  49. When you react to a barking dog is when the dog becomes more stubborn. This implies to these NGOs who are earning allowance in barking at government and that the president should become stupid by reacting to each and everything from their mouths. Why are you rushing into media instead of holding talks with the president? Should the president be responding through the same medium to alot of questions you ask? Know this that a strategic man is always quiet when implementing development in a family or in a community. Don’t bark at anything, critisise constructively and patriotically not critisising to run your ticket. There are people in villages who you never visit but are starving just because they can’t access development. You are there desturbing leaders of the country instead of meeting the president and discuss those development inneed.

  50. mtila zomba says:

    If u say nacgate what do u mean? a trapence ndi a chitsiru. where were u when our maize were stolen by jb? what did u say when the whole presidential jet went missing? why didnt u demonstrate when our billions were looted at capital hill. are the lomwes not malawians? are the lomwes not pay taxes? what is wrong for the same lomwes to use some money for their cermony? i strongly believe that u r trying to find mistakes but let me warn u nyasa times that u will never prosper

  51. Yaki says:

    Ama civil society ndinu zitsiru nonse mmangofuna anthu azikuthandizani pomalimbani ndi boma pa zinthu zopanda pache inu ntchito mkuayenda kumalandira nadala ku ma donors anu mkuayika mthumba mwanu kuoneka ngati achilungamo chonsecho ndinu mbava zoopsya kwambiri

  52. Mada Wa Muthalika says:

    Go go go go on with demos . Anthu ena, kupanda mano mkamwa mpaka mmutu nzerunso mulibe. Banja la Muthalika, ndi thembelero ku Malawi

  53. shy says:

    It is that “well wishers part” that I still suspect to be my tax. To hell with you and the DPP o whatever you call yourselves! I will be busy paying tax every day, every day, every year and you will be holding useless expensive parties. Most of you that use my tax are exempted or exempt yourselves from paying.
    God Punish you. may you never know peace.

  54. Cameo says:

    Tarapence yemwe amalimbikitsa maukwati a amunaokha okhayu nyansi zeni xeni mxiii

  55. The Patriot says:

    Keep up the pressure, demo yodziwika ndi Boma!! The guilty shall never be free! Chikumbumtima chikuwapweteka a President!! Thumbs up CSOs! Long live Malawi democracy!!

  56. Truth shall free you says:

    Who frankly cares what the overgrown corrupt, Tribalist, Nepotist, thieving and incompetent Mutharika says or feels. The thief must step down from power. Frankly if Mutharika does not know that he cannot survive in power for next 6 months then he is also a day dreamer!

  57. KING SOLOMONS WISDOM says:

    ADVICE TO APM.PLS STOP EXALTIN SELF ABOVE PPLE WHO EMPLOYED U.SECONDLY AT THE CHILDRENS PARTY U SHOULD HAV CONCENTRATED ON MERRY MAKING .U ACTUALLY RAN AWAY FROM THE PARTY AND LEFT THE CHILDREN IN SUSPENSE IMOTIONALY WHEN U OOZED VENOM AGAINST UNKNOWN PURSUERS.EVEN THE KIDS SCANNED ABOUT IN A BID TO SEE THE GHOST U AS FATHER XMASS WERE TRYING TO FIGHT OFF.MIND U SILENCE IS AT TIMES GOLDEN.INSTEAD U OPEND YO MOUTH AND DISGRACED YO SELF B4 THE WHOLE WORLD-NOT ONLY IN MALAWI.THIS WAS LIVE COVERAGE.THERE IS A SAYING-THE GUITY FREE ON THEIR HEELS EVEN WHEN NO ONE IS PURSUIN THEM.THAT WAS WHAT U DID MR. APM.WORSE STILL MY LITTLE KID HAS CHANGED HIS LANGUAGE FROM TATATATA TO THE OBSCEN FWEFWEFWEFWE.IN ICT TERMINOLOGY I SHOUD COIN THIS AS A VIRUS FWEFWEFWEFWE TARGETED AT CHILDREN COZ THEY COULD NOT REALISE IT COULD NOT COME FROM TATAXMASS.PLS APM RESPECT MALAWANS THEY R CITIZENS AND NOT SUBJECTS.AND REMEMBER WE LIVE IN A GLOBAL VILLAGE.DO NOT INSULT YO EMPLOYERS.PLS REPENT.LHM

  58. Tnt says:

    Munkhungu wakujinyumwa yekha in anything he does.Even The Police Use The Same To Cath Thieves

  59. Davies says:

    Nosense Guyz Demostration For What Ur Just Denting Ur Goverment

  60. Kangaroooo!!! says:

    Nazoni

  61. aphiri says:

    Kukana kutchipa bwanawa.wrong advisers. Sakudziwa kuti ma demo akakumana ndi anthu ama strike it will be a disaster? Kaya

  62. Mhesha says:

    Gift…count down your own acts of guilt and then start throwing stones. Otherwise u act as a frustrated man who has failed somewhere to achieve his dreamed goals and then start blaming government ir HE yet u know it’s due to ur own actions. Why were u arrested for when y were at MRA before being fired? Give us answers. Stop unnecessary madness.

    1. Thengereland says:

      Tell us more brother. Was he arrested at MRA?

      1. Mhesha says:

        This same guy who’s playing my right was once employed bynMRA. Because he felt he could get rich so quickly he started diverting containers assisting indias in Blantyre. Before he could get the riches, he was discovered got arrested and later fired. He was lucky MRA just chose to fire him. He would have been dealt with a big blow. Now seeing that nobody can employ him locally the best he could do was starting an NGO where he could eat money by defending prostitutes and later on homosexuals.
        It’s not good to be too noisy blaming others for the sake of it. Every body knows the real origis of our problems. It’s not only this president alone.

  63. Shogun says:

    Trapence you have contributed nothing positive towards the development of this country. What you like to do is bring controversies. I believe you have a personal score to settle with peter mutharika. JB messed around bigtime but you were mute. But now that mutharika is in control you have started making noise. Demo is on ndiye kuti chani? Your organisation is busy homosexually abusing kids an evil act you havent condemned up to now. You are just there abusing the white mans money commiting attrition against mutharika. If I were the president I could not let you do this to me.

  64. nganga says:

    Kodi simungasintheko date? Ndikuona ngati pa 13 kwatalikitsa.

  65. Kamchitete says:

    This is what we expect of a human right org. But youi talking to a monkey that hears, speaks and sees evil. Look at the whole of him, do you see any character that will bring more good than harm. The visevesa it undoubtly true.

  66. chakwanuleka says:

    More fire. Osamusiya DPP inazolowera kuba. Tiyeni nayo. Khoswe was padzala adaululitsa was pa tsindwi. Amalawi adziwe zowona basi.

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