‘Paranoid’ Mutharika told to behave like President – Malawi paper comments on Nigerian ‘prophet’, Bishops letter

Malawi President Peter Mutharika and his government have been advised not to dismiss matters  raised  in a pastoral letter  by  bishops of the influential Catholic Church in which they have talked tough against the prevailing socio-political and economic issues facing the country.

Paranoid: 'I'm not about to die' Malawi President Mutharika refutes prophecy that he would die soon

Paranoid: ‘I’m not about to die’ Malawi President Mutharika refutes prophecy that he would die soon

An editorial comment in the flagship newspaper, The Daily Times on Monday said the voices have been raised and the government must listen.

The paper noted that it has been the trend, the  DPP government is always defensive in responding to every criticism yet little is done to correct things.

In the editorial comment, the paper noted that one of the important issues that the  Catholic Church has raised in the epistle is the media trial  of suspects or individuals “which puts into question government’s non-interference in the justice system.”

Reads the comment: “We believe everyone who is suspected to be in the wrong is innocent until proven guilty but that has not been the case.”

The paper also  agrees with the bishops that “it is important to create an enabling environment for bodies such as Anti-Corruption Bureau and Director of Public Prosecutions to function properly. These are two of the most important bodies in Malawi if the promise made by the government to fight corruption should indeed become a reality.”

Just like the bishops, the daily “share the same view” that investigations of corrupt practices are not expedited which takes the efforts of fighting corruption into “a reverse gear.”

It states that: “ More often than not, the government loses winnable cases because there is no proper investigations before such cases are brought before the court. “

The paper highlights the bishops concerns on issues of insecurity, mob justice, killings of persons with albinism and health services standards.

“All these issues are not new. A number of concerned Malawians have expressed their worry in different fora but the government has done little to address these issues.

“The fact that the bishops have repeated this call should be a wake-up call to the government that important issues can no longer be swept under the carpet,” reads the editorial.

The paper asks the Mutharika government to be “ decisive and offer solutions rather than waiting for the donor community to exert pressure.”

The flagship daily cautions government that it will be “a huge mistake” if it decides to dismiss the pastoral letter in its entirety.

“For once, the government must lend its ear.”

And in its editorial comment on Sunday Times, a publication condemned by President Mutharika, it also commented on the  anger-filled speech of the Head of State at Dae Young Luke Hospital.

The paper said Mutharika who entered the political stage with presidential decorum is “steadily becoming one of those howling lot and is showing dictatorial tendencies.”

Mutharika must know, the paper said, that Malawi is not his country but “belongs to us all.”

The President is faulted for adamantly saying he will veto some laws that will be passed in parliament to reduce presidential powers.

The paper noted that President Mutharika is “losing direction” and showing signs of a potential dictator.

During his speech Mutharika also attacked a popular Nigerian television evangelist TB Joshua over an alleged prophecy that he would die soon.

“Let me tell you, Joshua… you will fail. What you did in 2012 will not happen again this year,” the President said

In 2012, Joshua reportedly predicted the death of a president of an unnamed southern African country. Mutharika’s brother, Bingu, who was president at the time, did die within the predicted timeframe, giving the prophesy strong currency in Malawi.

The paper  said Mutharika stooped so low to attack TB Joshua on “some phantom prophecies nobody knows about.”

It says Mutharika has fallen trap to the “congenital paranoia” which is dangerous for a leader.

Mutharika has since been asked to have a “soul-searching” exercise to see if his recent behaviour is presidential.

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Owen
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Owen
6 months 13 days ago

God did say in last days be very careful for there will be false prophets healing people, making miracles even fortelling the future in His name.Lets stay awake and be praying for we don’t know when He will come

Chitsiru chiri ndi mwini
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Chitsiru chiri ndi mwini
6 months 13 days ago

Anyani inu otembereredwa osamasewera ndi munthu wa Mulungu iye samalosera za mmutu mwake amatsogoleredwa ndi mzimu wa Mulungu. Zivute zisavute Peter tiunda basi

Denis Ngwira
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Denis Ngwira
6 months 13 days ago

Peter Why are you fighting against Men of God you started with Prophet Liyabunya, Bushiri and now TB Joshua and Livingstonia synod and catholic bishops but maybe wa satanic ndi Peter and this is like the prayers offered by men of God affect. Him

tchingo
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tchingo
6 months 14 days ago
let me simply put this: if someone’s prophecy is all about which team will win, who will die when etc of what benefit is it towards our salvation? Do we need always prophets of doom? a true prophet will prophesy good things and bad things as well and gives a solution to tha later ie advising the person to repent. mind you these so called “prophets” use threats so that they con u of your money out of fear for your life. my point is, sit down, relax and meditate: was mutharika wrong to assume that this prophet TB JOsua… Read more »
sparrow
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sparrow
6 months 14 days ago

He ix not from god

Edingeni
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Edingeni
6 months 14 days ago

NDIKUDABWA KUTI MUNTHU WA MULUNGU KUMANGOLOSERA ZA IMFA ZOKHAZOKHA KWAWO ANTHU AKUPHEDWA DAILY AKUCHITAPO CHANI BOKO HARAM YAVUTA OSAYIPEMPHERERA BWANJI ENA NKUMAPITA KUMENEKO KUKAPEMPHERA MUTU UKUGWIRA NTCHITO KOMA ZIMAVEKA KUTI AMATHANDIZA BOKO HARAM ZIMENEZI SIZINGAKHELE ZOONA KWAWOKO MAVUTO ALI MPHHII POPANDA KUTI APEMPHERERA KUTI MWINA KUKHALE BATA AYI KAYA MULUNGU AKUWONA ZONSEZI MASIKU OMALIZA KUDZAKHALA ANEANERI ONYENGA SIMUKUWAWONA AMALAWI SHAME TOTALLY SHAME

Chilungamo Chimawawa
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6 months 14 days ago

he will accept after he is dead

bb
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bb
6 months 14 days ago

Malawi needs a President, of which. APM or whatever u call him is far short of that. Leave him lik

Winston Msowoya
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Winston Msowoya
6 months 15 days ago
Really,at times we must blame ourselves when we elect our leaders.I think Banda’s leadership could have tought us a lucid lesson and yet,we still elect our leaders motivated by tribal leanings,we have no reason to blame them.The first multiparty elections,wise people warned voters not to vote for Bakili Muluzi as he was once convicted of stealing public property.The response was that,” TIdza mvotela wakuba yomweyo”.On Bingu elections.Bakili campaigned for fellow Southerner and the last elections,Peter was voted into power overwhelmingly by Southerners,however,it is not astonishing that even these voters are now suffering as those from the Central and North.If we… Read more »
ninkuuzeni
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ninkuuzeni
6 months 15 days ago

WHO IS DEFENDING WHO,MR PRESIDENT? nkhondoyi siyathu poti sitilimbana nalo thupi but maukulu ndi ulamuliro wa satana mdyelekezi.
mr APM!!
Cant you take an example of HEZEKIAH? when isaiah asked him to put his house inorder; he went into the inner room,faced to the wall and cried in prayer to GOD,,, do u think that verse was written in vain?? its for unrully pple like you….take it or leave it….GOD HAS HEARD UR INSULTS & U’LL BE AN EXAMPLE TO MANY LEADERS

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