Mutharika’s foul-mouthing gets Malawi CSO’s censure

Civil society organisations (CSOs) have faulted President Peter Mutharika remarks made during his political rally at Masintha Ground in Lilongwe last week Sunday with regard to the involvement of Justice Elton Singini, former Solicitor General and Attorney General, Anthony Kamanga, and former Malawi Defence Force (MDF) Commander, General Henry Odillo, in the Commission of Inquiry following the death of former President Bingu wa Mutharika.

President intimated that the treason charges levelled against him and others were “a concoction and total rubbish…” and that there were influenced by tribal origins of the parties involved in the Commission of Inquiry.

Mutharika: Cautioned

Mutharika: Cautioned

The CSOs, under the banner of Civil and Political Space Platform (CSP Platform), is a statement made available to Nyasa Times,  expressed disappointment and disapproval of the remarks, which they consider unfortunate.

The platform , a loose network of governance and human rights faith-based organisations (FBOs) and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) that are supported and coordinated by Danish Church Aid (DCA), asked the President to exercise statesmanship and caution in whatever he communicates to the people of Malawi.

“One should not be deemed bias or guilty merely because they originate from the same village as another. Such speculative thoughts are divisive and can only be construed as fear mongering as they easily provoke distrust and conflict between political parties, tribes and regions in the country.

“This is particularly unacceptable coming from the nation’s elected leader, who is rather expected to embrace tolerance and peace building,” reads the statement.

The Platform also censure the President for calling the former Army Commander  “a cheat”, saying the remarks were slanderous and defamatory.

“Such speculative thoughts are divisive and can only be construed as fear-mongering as they easily provoke distrust and conflict between political parties, tribes and regions in the country,” says the statement signed by CSP Platform chairperson Moses Mkandawire.

The Platform noted that Mutharika was at fault for claiming for MDF chief commander misrepresented the truth during the course of his employment, which they said is a “serious accusation” in light of the exemplary reputation and professionalism of the MDF throughout its history.

Platform  members include Public Affairs Committee (PAC), CCAP Church and Society Programmes of Livingstonia, Nkhoma and Blantyre synods; Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP) of Chikwawa, Dedza, Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Karonga dioceses; Christian Service Committee (CSC) and Evangelical Association of Malawi (EAM).

Others are Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR), Women’s Legal Resources Centre, Association for Progressive Women (APW) and Maziko Radio.

Last Mutharika also received a censure from Malawi Law Society for his foul mouthing.

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52 thoughts on “Mutharika’s foul-mouthing gets Malawi CSO’s censure”

  1. WAWA says:

    Pakati pano Nafenso Tilimmbuyomo !! Tikutsalidwa kobasi !!

  2. mlenje says:

    i c malawi remain poor till jesus come if u dont c t then u r all sick…unless these hatred come physical fights…tizakwapulanepo ngati kumozambique kenako tizaziwa mfolo….

  3. aMuhamun'na o'Michesi says:

    Most of these complainers are typically frustrated because they lost influence; some of them lost positions and associated income, and prestige. Now that they are low in the food chain, they know they will live in despair for the next five years. And beyond,, because APM and DPP will be around for a while. What to do? Just keep running the same cd or tape, over and over!
    Tone down the rhetoric folks: many of you “tribalistic” complainers (that’s all you are, really) may stress yourselves out before DPP runs out of steam. It is well known that people on lower rungs of the ladder will feel psychological stress worse than those further up! Sober up. Don’t bet on APM getting stressed out before you!

  4. MTUMBUKA WOPENYA says:

    He is stupid himself. Mukamalimbana ndi ATUMBUKA palibe chimene muphulepo. After all you other tribes are COWARDS. Change cannot come to Malawi without MTUMBUKA. Enanu you are just exposing your stupidity just like your ugly, tribalistic dull president. MAVI GHINU.

  5. MBWIYACHE says:

    NGATI ANTHU A KU MPOTO AKUFUNA KUGAWA DZIKOLI ASIYENI, KOMA ALIYENSE AZIKAGWIRA NTCHITO CHIGAWO CHA KWAO. TIMVANE BWIBO BWINO PAMENEPA,
    NORTHERN MALAWI YES THERE MUST BE NORTHERN MALAWI AS YOU SUGGEST BUT, PLEASE RELOCATE YOURSELF TO THE NORTHERN PART OF MALAWI. IFE AKU SOUTH NDI CENTRAL TIZIYENDERANA, NORTHERNERS MUSATIKWANE ZIPITANIDI KU MPOTO. MWINA NAFE TIPEZEKO NTCHITO.

  6. Malawianmom says:

    AMALAWI BEBE UJA NDI UMENEWUTU, ANATIUZA MBINGU, KOMA KUSAMVA MWAKAVOTELASO, MULUNGU ANATIKONDA, KOMA PANO NDAKAIKA NGATI ANGAMVE MAPEPHELO ANTHU.

    TIYENI TILIMBE NAZO KOMA 2019 SIPANO ABALEANGA.

  7. Independent observer! Kikikikikikkkkkk hahahah

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