Mutharika’s gaffes at ‘Mapwevupwevu’: Calls Zambia’s Lungu is ‘President of Malawi’

The woes of old age are catching up with President Peter Mutharika, with the 76-year-old increasingly making gaffes in his speeches, the latest being at Sanjika Palace during the state banquet [Mpwevupwevu] organised in honour of Zambia President Edgar Lungu for gracing Malawi’s 51 anniversary independence celebrations.

Enjoying the drink: President Mutharika and Zambia’s first Couple at Sanjika Palace - Pic by Stanley Makuti (MANA)

Enjoying the drink: President Mutharika and Zambia’s first Couple at Sanjika Palace – Pic by Stanley Makuti (MANA)

Mutharika mistakenly referred to Lungu as President of Malawi and his wife as first lady of Malawi a development that raised eye brows and a sense of amusement from guests at the dinner.

“Your Excellency Edgar Chagwa Lungu President of the Republic of Malawi, Her Excellency Madam Esther Lungu First Lady of the Republic of Malawi”, saluted President Mutharika before correcting himself.

Mutharika jokingly said that there are a lot of countries that need to become part of Malawi and that he hoped Zambia was not.

“Well because everyone is trying to get a part of Malawi, hopefully Zambia is certainly not trying to do that”, said Mutharika as guests were pretending to laugh over the flat-joke.

As Malawi celebrates five decades of freedom, Lungu said it was befitting that the people of Malawi should reflect on great strides the country has made since 1964.

The Zambian leader further thanked Mutharika for inviting him to attend Malawi’s Independence Day celebrations.

President Lungu was on Sunday conferred upon Freedom of the City of Blantyre and the Zambian leader said he was greatly honoured to be a Free Person in Malawi’s commercial capital city.

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51 thoughts on “Mutharika’s gaffes at ‘Mapwevupwevu’: Calls Zambia’s Lungu is ‘President of Malawi’”

  1. aunt says:

    Yes. I watch gaffes and enjoy them. Don’t serve spirits thousand.

  2. pa tondola says:

    the president is mad.akusatsa malawi kwa presfdent of zambia tomolo mumva chigonndwe chili we have done all the consulttion malawi must b sold. this is because we dnt hav fundsto run the gvt. let gondwe and this old mutharika go hom azikalela zizukulu

  3. vavlov says:

    This all shows how dull the Malawi president is. He called the visiting president, president of Malawi. If this is what it means to be a professor, then I better not take up this in my profession, regardless of the numerous publications I have in international journals, much higher than the so called professors in Malawi

  4. Kkkkkkkkk says:

    @ 31 who asked you to read the article? Were you forced? Its news to us because mapwevupwevu is putting this country to shame. WE as a country are ashamed of this aging one-toothed goat who doesn’t have a clue of how a country should be governed. So Boy just continue your garden boy job or chola boy and stop commenting. To Green Muheya thanks kkkk I never had the chance to listen otherwise hahahahaha. This 79 year old bull will surely sell Malawi.

  5. aurora says:

    I SEE NO PROBLEM IN WHAT apm SAID,IT WAS A SLEEP OF A TONGUE..and everyone makes mistakes…..he is getting old yes and they say all sorts of things without thinking believe you me its kinda funny and interesting.kkkkkkkk wish i was there i could have laughed my lugs out…thanks APM for a joke well done.

    VIVA APM………

  6. Moralist weniweni says:

    Koma iwe you claim to be Ruth Warren.Your language is always rotten.You sound possessed.You need deliverance.Don’t be a coward hiding behind a keyboard.

  7. Mlomwe wozindikira says:

    Anybody is not endowed with cracking jokes.This sounds questionable with this old man.Azayankhula zosayankhula pagulu tsiku lina.He should learn to tame his mouth sometimes.He wants to be another version of the thieving achakulungwa.

  8. Stephem says:

    Akufuna atigulitsenso ngati MSB. Atifunse kaye

  9. Malawianmom says:

    Boy,come on. You don’t call your wife at your dinner table -your friend name. I don’t care how much you have been whisking.

    Thus an head off.

  10. ruth warren says:

    koma chi mapwevupwevu kukamwa kwakeko ngati mpheto yovunda

  11. mangochi Kabwafu says:

    What a silly after joke. I would like to know how the mighty Zambian press took this up. The fact is the old man doesn’t even know or believe he’s the one on auto pilot controls of the nation. Koma abale zobelazi.

  12. mphepo Zinai says:

    Imeneyo nthenda ija anati DEMENTIA kapena ALZHEIMERS.soon ayamba kubiba pabwalo.

  13. Tsamba Likagwa says:

    Even the joke he made of countries trying to glab part of Malawi was not relevant at that event. He should have just said sorry I was sleeping because I like sleeping.

  14. jimbo says:

    Correction: The word ‘gaffe’ is a noun meaning ‘blunder’ or ‘big mistake’, it should not be used as a verb as in this article.

  15. jimbo says:

    And this is the man who intends to rule the country for the next nine years!!!

  16. AMUNA BAWO says:

    He forgot that he is malawi’s president!!

  17. Phwado says:

    Dementia!Dementia!Peter is not medically,physically and professionally fit to be a president!This also shows that he is a president by chance that is why he has promoted Malawi to be the poorest country in the whole Universe.He must step down.Giving our country away like that?That is treason case!

  18. nkhoma says:

    Lack of preparation. To speak proficiently at that level one needs to prepare. Who are his speech makers by the way??? They ought to be ashamed of themselves. Remember Chair had one ole Ken Lipenga who with time trained him to say “education” and not “ejukweshon.i” The fact that others have made gaffes before does not justify another gaffe, more so in front of foreign dignitaries. Sobriety of the speaker is also highly questionable here


    These are some of the SILLY JOKES Aliko Dangote was talking about

  20. Kweteza says:

    Malawi on fire

  21. Boy says:

    Imeneyo ndinkhani? Green Muheya, if u have nothing worthy writing, keep quiet otherwise this is totally nonsense and wasting our time and yr time. The following is a quote dated17th June 2015 from Daily Nation in Zambia on President Lungu…
    ‘He may have made a gaffe here and there but who is perfect in this world?None. We may have the other side of our lives.” This symbolises errors and the following is from Obama, the current US President, he is not APM agemate but has done a lot of gaffes, here is one …”ten thousand people died, an entire city destroyed….In case you missed it, this week, there was a tradegy in Kansas.Ten thousand people died, an entire town destroyed.” In fact this Kansas tornado killed 12 people. So, what you have written here is not news at all, its noise. Check on internet on gaffes by different President and you will feel sorry for yr article, you will even wished you had not written it all all.

  22. political scientist says:

    Malawians, grow up please

  23. Ethurama says:

    to error is human BUT old age contributes

  24. DDP killer says:

    zeru peter alibe

  25. chobesha says:

    No 8, please live to validate things before you let them to social media. Can you provide evidence that those vehicles belong to Ben. YOU will remain a poor citizen if you dwell on lies, believe you me. I challenge you to post part of the documentation as evidence for your untold lie

  26. Mwanza says:

    Another similarity between Malawi and Zambia both first president were foreigners.

  27. Chipoya LJ says:

    I don’t this article a newsworthy article. Everybody do make a mistake. All I see here is just cheap propaganda by the author and his/this media house.

    I believe that mistake didn’t negatively change the main agenda of that meeting. Let’s we learn to publicise things for the common good and betterment.

    All in all, GOD bless Malawi!!!!!!

  28. Phwexy says:

    So what???????? The main topic is about the mistake?? Be serious…

  29. Nyau Isthobwa says:

    Lungu came to mw kudzamenya deal ya maize

  30. Mo says:

    And where is pitala’s madam???????kkkkkkkkkkkkkk tikanaonako cheers pamenepa kkkkkkkk koma guys tamajambulitsani ndi akazanu man or the photographer is at fault

  31. Maximum Prison says:

    Otsutsa Boma mudakatsutsabe mpaka 2019! Nkhani zomwalira President azimwalira ndi abale anu kuti mumve mmene imfa imawawira! The more you wish APM bad lack the more days are added to his life! God created a man in his image so is APm!

  32. mtumbuka1 says:

    This guy you people call your president will go down in the history of this country as the most stupid, arrogant and clueless president Malawi has ever had. We can not have a drunkard at the state house calling him a president. We will never have any development as long as we keep this man guy as a leader. The whole dpp is a big mistake to this country we will hear of mapwevupwevu and corruption week in and week out I so much pity those who voted for these stupid what one called captain has written here about ben phiri buying cars as if he is buying usipa..thieving government.

  33. Zaya ku nkhongo says:

    Let’s wait and see because as far as i am concerned;and as far as the history of these two countries tells us: 1.Both Malawi and Zambia attained independence in 1964 from Great Britain. 2.Father and Founder of Malawi Nation (Kamuzu Banda) ruled for 3 decades,Kenneth Kaunda almost ruled the same period. 3.First Democratically elected Presidents of Malawi and Zambia ruled for 2 complete terms,and their successors drugged them to court over corruption charges. 4.Second Democratically elected presidents of both countries died in offices. 5. Their Deputies (Joyce Banda and Rupia Banda) took over Power and they ruled for 2 years,surprisingly they all lost elections. 6. Now the Zambian President Micheal Satta has just died in office …… my question is ” is APM speared from this? Food for thought,I rest my case in your court. This old man’s days are numbered no wonder he has now become deaf,dumb and blind. God will very soon sort him out,and free us from this headless Joseph.

  34. Masharubu says:

    I was the re . It was very embarrassing . Throughout his speech, he came out as a not so intelligent person . Ladies and gentlemen, we have a dunderhead for a president .

  35. Nangozo says:

    Ulimi wa Chipisi!! Mpira wa mapazi kkkkk!!!


    Gaffes like these happen all the time and to almost everyone, especially with a glass of whisky in your hand.
    But then why Mapwevupwevu? And why don’t you organize these mapwevupwevus for farmers who sweat and toil to generate the countr’s wealth but remain in abject poverty?

  37. kanyimbi says:

    If a chief of Zambia (Gawa Undi) rules over Malawi what about a president of Zambia?

  38. Palikanthu says:

    Even APM knows that the post of President of Republic of Malawi in Malawi is at the moment vacant! Shame on those who think Malawi has a presiodent as they are contrary to APM pronouncement!!

  39. Chewelesine says:

    What a Disgrace!…some of these things are glaring signs of incompetence…APM is a Dead Fish

  40. Manjie says:

    Pali nkhanu apa?

  41. Professor Seyani says:

    Peter Mutharika democratically elected by Kenyatta

  42. clement says:

    Stop bringing zinyankhulo zosadziwika kwa president tsiku lina mudzadulidwa makosi mwakula chibwana Maka atumbuka

  43. Zambia = Malawi says:

    1) zambia attained its indepandence in 1964 the same applies to malawi
    2) The first president of zambia ruled for 26 years almost the same with the first president of
    3) The third president of zambia died while in office the same applies to the third president of malawi
    4) The last name of the acting president after the death of third president of zambia was Banda the same applies to Malawi
    5) The Banda’s ruled 2 years.
    6) An old man (Sata) took over in Zambia. So as an old man took over in Malawi.
    7) Zambian Sata passed away
    8) Malawi…….let’s wait and see.

  44. captain says:

    Ena amvekele APM 2019 boma. Kumvetsa chisoni bwanji. Am challenging u this guy will finish 5 years with no any development as long as he doesn’t clear himself from donors about his brothers government stealing of public funds. U cant blame jb only coz everyone knows that DPP was and is still involving itself in cashgate. Just imagine on Friday here in karonga we cleared more than 14 vehicles for Ben Phiri and people think he resigned. Hw can he buy up to 14 vehicles at once. Malawians lets not celebrate everything mainly u DPP cardets.check it out

  45. munyalika says:

    zofuna za Mbendera ndi kenyatta nyirenda

  46. Alfred Munduwabo says:

    Thats what it means for Malawians to appoint a dunderhead to lead them , the country will see many mistakes under this man.

  47. Nabetha says:

    And everything was written down for him.

  48. mapulukutiyaaaa says:

    za uchitsiru…zogunata…uchitselekweteee

  49. MSANA WA PETURO says:

    By the time he started making the speech he was already drunk from pre-mapwevupwevu! kkkk…kanthu ako!

  50. MAMA says:


    AMEN !

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