Nankhumwa’s big mouth vomits again: Cut the Chaff

Remember that day when Information and Tourism Minister Kondwani Nankhumwa opened his mouth and told journalists that he had delivered to the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) video footage from State House closed circuit television (CCTV) showing the then president Joyce Banda meeting Cashgate suspect Osward Lutepo in what Naknhumwa implied linked the two to the conspiratorial looting of billions at Capital Hill?

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Nankhumwa: Business as usual, remains blue-eyed boy to President Mutharika

The ACB quickly said they had not received any CCTV footage while Nankhumwa insisted he had dispatched it even as some strong voices pointed out those CCTV cameras at State House have not worked in several years.

Up to now, only Nankhumwa knows where that elusive video is, probably still on its way to the anti-graft agency, who knows! But we are still waiting for it to surface.

Then there is this latest rumbling about the late president Bingu wa Mutharika’s death, which Nankhumwa now links to some ‘JB’ hit squad.

President Arthur Peter Mutharika (APM) — the late Head of State’s brother — has since disowned Nankhumwa’s claims, saying he does not believe in gossip.

Ouch!

But that is not enough Mr. President. In a normal country, Nankhumwa would not be a Cabinet minister by now after the shameless remarks he uttered at Ndata at the sombre function meant to commemorate the life of the late Bingu.

Two things would have happened by now: Either the President would have fired Nankhumwa on the evening news on Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) the same day or Nankhumwa himself would have resigned.

But because this is Malawi where everything is business as usual despite the President telling us or lying to us that his government is business unusual, Nankhumwa — who appears to have gone underground after the embarrassing episode — will remain minister and a blue-eyed boy to the President.

But truth be told, Nankhumwa is an embarrassment to the nation and the President and these are the people who will destroy APM just like some people did to his late brother.

I am calling him an embarrassment to the President because, come to think about it, if Nankhumwa tells us that Bingu was killed, does it mean that the Information Minister is confirming that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) flew a dead body to South Africa?

Does he also confirm that that Bingu was declared dead at Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) on April 5 2012 and not on the 6th or 7th as the DPP insists he was taken alive to South Africa?

Secondly, if Bingu was killed and the last person to be with Bingu or I should say the one who saw Bingu collapse under her watch was a DPP MP, is Nankhumwa telling us that she should be questioned in connection with what the minister says was the Bingu ‘killing’ or was she the hired hand?

Thirdly, why did Nankhumwa not tell the President or the people at Ndata that the defunct newspaper he was holding in his hands was linked to the party?

And was it necessary to utter those words inside a church? As far as I am concerned, that was in church because the Catholic Church was conducting mass right there! Isn’t this an embarrassment to the Catholic Church?

And what does Nankhumwa want to achieve? Joyce Banda is already done and dusted.</p>

All we want from her is to come home and answer some very difficult questions, including whether she played any role in Cashgate.

So, when you bring this madness, aren’t you giving her ammunition to tell the world that the current administration is all up for persecution not prosecution?

Nankhumwa must spare us the national embarrassments.

And again in the first place, why did Nankhumwa speak at that function? In what capacity or role? In a normal situation, was it not the Vice-President Saulos Chilima who was supposed to ask the President to speak in terms of government protocol?

And talking about the Vice-President, we all heard the sound advice from Chief Ngongoliwa telling the President at the same function to stand guard against those telling him to start abandoning his deputy. This is a mistake the DPP should not and must not repeat.

It is unfortunate that it had to take the chief to say this in the wake of speculations that all was not rosy between the two, but it would have been better if the President talked publicly about his unity with the Veep just like Uhuru Kenyatta has done in Kenya — demonstrating strong leadership and publicly announcing his confidence in his deputy William Ruto.

This is what Uhuru wrote on his Facebook page: “…I expressed my confidence in Deputy President William Ruto and those wishing to see squabbles between us will be disappointed… Tell them there is a new generation of leaders whose approach is different.”

Show me a great, strong, business unusual leadership and I will show you Uhuru. Show me mediocrity and recklessness and I will show you Nankhumwa.

  • The articles appeared in ‘Cut-the-Chaff’ column of Weekend Nation.
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kamfana
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He is a SHAME TO MALAWI,TO THE WORLD AS WELL.HE WANTS TO PLEASE APM & HE THINKS HE CAN B PRAISED & B CALLED A GUD BOY ON BAD THINGS.SINCE THAT TIME,MOST MALAWIANS HAVE LOST HOPE IN THIS GOVT & ITS DPP.SPEAK THINGS WHICH ARE TRUE.LEARN TO TELL JUSTICE.’THE MEASURE U DO ON UR COLLEAGUE,THE SAME WILL B DONE ON U’.’MUYEZO OMWE MUKUYEZERA ANZANU LEROWU,ANZANUNSO ADZKUYEZERANI WOMWEWO’.UDINDO ULI NGATI MU MTENGO.UMADZATSIKA TSIKU LINA.NANKHUMWA,WAULUKA KWAMBIRI,KOMA TSIKU LINA MBAMBADI!UDZATERA.

Muyande
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The article is just as good as those done by the departed Hero,R 10! Please continue where Raph:10 stopped!You are already there,man!

cash gate
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Chipanichi ndi cha alomwe osati mitundu ina ayi, a Chilima ingolimbani mtima, gwirani ntchito ya boma basi, za ku chipani asiyileni, pali chipani chimodzi chomwe chingakulandileni mpaka inuyo kudzakhala presdent, fatsani, to you nankhumwa, shame on you, nkhani yanu yasowa suport, muli ndi maganizo ofuna kukgaulitsa wina, learn more from kunkuyu, he did best.

Zitserekwete
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Nankhumwa ndi chizete, galu wodya masanzi ake. He vomits without shame. No wonder chithupi chili chofufuma ngati a Phiri (Nkhumba).

nneka
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next will be Revolution

NAC
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This fat hag called Nnkhumwa is retarded..so is Peter

angoni
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Manliness is a reflection of all of us. Mbuzi mano kunsi. Kuyendetsa Seiko ngati phada

binson banda
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our pple our pride,our malawi our pride,let them tell us more

tuvi
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Chilima be careful, they just wanted use you like a condom. do you know that Henry Mussa is now Amon Henry Mussa? Do u know why? 2019 do u knowGeorge chaponda is also conteplating to become Aubrey? they r trying their best to strategise for 2019 minus you. Bola akusiye ndi moyo otherwise your klife is in danger

Charombanthu
Guest

Good and valid points raised by Ephraim in this article. How I wished the DPP spin doctor responded to these points. Is Nankhumwa implying that Bingu died here in Malawi??? I thought these guys informed the nation during that midnight (6) press briefing that he died in South Africa. Which is which now?? What do you want the nation to believe? Let Bingu’s sould rest in peace…..

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