Synod says Malawi federalism movement ‘unstoppable’

Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Synod of Livingstonia  new moderator the Reverend Douglas Chipofya on Sunday  took the federation issue to his congregants in his sermon at St Andrews Church in Mzuzu saying federalism  proponents should not be intimidated  as they are free to propose and debate  the system in a democracy.

Chipofya contrary to what was in the media after clergy’s meeting with Presidential advisor on Parliament and Unity Simon Vuwa Kaunda that the Synod does not endorse debate on federation, said the church was backing the public debate on the matter, pointing out that for some people to be campaigning for federal government, it means something is wrong.

The Moderator clearly indicated that people must be given the choice.

Rev Chipofya: Synon supports taking federalism debate to the people to decide, time for oppression is over

Rev Chipofya: Synon supports taking federalism debate to the people to decide, time for oppression is over

“Let me make clear that the synod is not against federalism as it was portrayed in some quarters. The stand of the synod is that proponents of federalism should be heard,” said the synod’s spiritual father.

He stressed that Livingstonia Synod supports taking debate to the people for final decision.

The Peter Mutharika government, through presidential adviser on national unity Symon Vuwa Kaunda, has been countering calls for federalism by telling chiefs that its proponents want to divide the country and there is need for them to stand against it to ensure unity in the country.

During Paramount Chief M’mbelwa V’s coronation ceremony at Edingeni in Mzimba on Saturday, the Synod moderator asked government, M’mbelwa V and other chiefs to allow people to debate federalism, saying Malawi is not a dictatorship where people can be threatened for voicing out their concerns.

Chipofya took a swipe at chiefs for playing party politics instead of being custodians of traditional duties. He advised chiefs that they are on those positions because they were chosen by God to serve his people.

“This business of saying ‘chiefs are supposed to work with government of the day’ has had majority chiefs taking it out of context and this has resulted in being perceived as one way of gaining personal favour from incumbent Presidents who have corrupted chiefs with huge cash hands that do not benefit their subjects and if you don’t call it corruption then I don’t what the word corruption means,” lamented the Moderator.

Inkosi Mtwalo and former state vice-president Khumbo Kachali spoke in support of the synod.

Said Kachali: “The voice of the people and whatever it says stands and no one can go against.”

Kachali warned that the people will not stop raising their concerns until government listens to their cries.

Despite presence of Paramounts Kyungu and Chikulamayembe, no response on federation issue was evident from both chiefs as well as government officials.

So far government has indicated that they are willing to engage people in debate.

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68 thoughts on “Synod says Malawi federalism movement ‘unstoppable’”

  1. Atate says says:

    Anthu a kumwera ndi pakati mulibe nzeru. Atumbuka mwakhala mukuwadandaula nthawi yaitali kamba ka kudzikonda kwao. Lero akukutsanzikani akufuna adzipita kwao, inu mukuti ayi. Mumadandaula za bodza eti? Let me remind you Quota System came becoz one tumbuka in the University council was replacing names from the south and central pa selection list with northerners. The secretary (was not a tumbuka) reported it to authorities and went up to the president. Today even during MANEB examinations, security is heavily relaxed in the north ( no police etc, The Security officer is Tumbuka) and there is rampant cheating there (anzeru). Ku Lilongwe you can hardly be connected to ESCOM unless you are tumbuka. Even at the LL city, land is being allocated by tumbukas and they are favoring their tribesmen heavily. Lecturers giving students from the north exams before the actual exam day. Favouritism during interviews. There are some companies and NGOs you are pretty sure that if you are not tumbuka, you will not get a job there.
    Anthuwa tinawalandira bwino, koma pano njoka yatembenukira nkhwali. Iam saying no to federalism. It should be total secession. Let them go and start their own country. I don’t think there are many from the south and centre who want anything of this sort. So the two regions can remain united (anyway, a referendum will tell). Ine ndikuti: AZIPITAAA !!! Mwina tione kusintha.Tiziyenderana ngati nkofunika, bola ma passport ndi ma visa. Republic of Nyika wooooyeeee !!!!

  2. Aninto says:

    Am a northerner who strongly wish for northern secession and not federal system of govt. I humbly urge you servants of God of Livingstonia synod to help northern people gain political independence Amen.

  3. Aninto says:

    We really need civic education on the subject of federalism bcoz most people think that the system is division-breeder rather than social-economic equality promoter.

  4. Thunthu mpwiniha says:

    Fedulo si yamtundu ayi koma kukoza machitidwe ndi kaendetsedwe kabwino padziko lathu ife ngati a Malawi.Mbuli zokha ndizimene zingamakane motere ndipo atsogoleri athu a Mpingo pangani zotheka kuphuzitsa nkhani imeneyi monga kalelija pa nkhani yazipani zambiri Mulungu akuthandizeni ndipo tituluka mudziko lakusadziwali

  5. MTHUTHA says:

    Livingstonia Synod, asakukudziwani ndani anthu a tsankho ngati inu? zochitika zanu zoti ndiinu opemphera ayi ndithu…ndiinu nomwe munakangana ndi synod inzanu, Nkhoma mpaka kukanika kugwirizana mpaka mwamanga ma church mMalawi monse mpaka ku Mulanje. anthu a dyera, osauzika, osamva, amakani opanda chikondi. pano mwati mulowenso ku dziko. Joyce banda wanu akukutumaniyo mupindula naye chani?

    You are a disgrace as a church and you just show that God isnt in your synod. too bad for you honestly

    1. MAMA says:

      MLOMWE KUDZIKONDA KULIMBA MTIMA NGATI MFITI YAYIKAZI !ANTHU AKULIRA AKULIRA ZOTI ASINTHE NJEEE WAMANGA WAMANGA MULOPHWANA KHANYUWA !! KAYA BAIBULO OR KORAN YAKE YITI YOPANDA NAYO CHIKONDIYO NDI UMODZIYO ???

  6. Havez al Sahalaaw says:

    Koma chonde zitsime za mafuta mutigaileko chonde ndagwwila mwendo wanu.

    1. linga says:

      Zitsime za mafuta? Don’t worry. Northerners are just 3 million. Chuma cha oilo sitingachithe tokha. Alomwe musadandaule. Tizakugailani. Musaiwale kuti Asena alinso ndi zitsime zawo ku Lower Shire. Koma tizaonetsetsa kuti chumacho chikutula ku North chisanafalikire kwinako. Eyaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Koma, siyani kuti tukwana

  7. sir mzungu says:

    Mvula zakale, Kodi federalism ndi chida chogawira dziko ngati? zinthu ngati munthu siukuzimvetsa ndi bwino kufunsa.

    All those who need civic education on federalism should call the conern body.

  8. Barton Chikaya says:

    Mwana akalirila mnyanga ya nsasi,musemereni ndikumupatsa kut imufotere yekha.

    AMalawi tiyeni timve pempho la anzathu awa a Kumpoto, ndipo zigawo zonse zipange referendum. Zomwe zizatuluka mu mavoti a referendum ndi zomwe tonse tidzatsatira.

  9. PAUL MHANGO says:

    NO Federism,NO Secession,NO room for LIVINGSTONIA SYNOD. I know our Reverends they so political and are confusionist,they are always freedom fighters but get nothing.Adakanganapo ndi Nkhoma synod,Bingu and here they go again.No wonder Livingstonia synod becoming a political party.PREACH SALVATION and see what GOD will do to our Nation.NO FEDULO,NO SECESSION, ONE MALAWI.

    1. MAMA says:

      LET THE PEOPLE OF THE NORTH DECIDE LIKE SCOTLAND WHAT ARE YOU SCARED OF ???

  10. jb says:

    I am for a federal state – it will at least give each region the power to determine its own destiny in terms of social development. Decentralized authority to run social services : agriculture, education, health, road networks, etc will enhance accountability of public officers. We are tired of cashgate and NO DEVELOPMENT.

  11. MVULAZAKALE says:

    I’M A TUMBUKA BY TRIBE BUT ALL I THINK IS, FEDERALISM IS NOT A GOOD IDEA. WE HAV BEEN LIVING TOGETHER AS MALAWIANS SINCE A LONG TIME AGO AND THIS FEDERALISM WILL NOT YIELD US ANYTHING RATHER IT WILL BRING MORE COMPLICATIONS. LETS STOP KUNYOZANA BY SOME OF U CALLING TUMBUKAS SEVERAL DIFFERENT NAMES.

    1. MAMA says:

      LET THE PROPLE OF THE NORTH DECIDE WHAT IS BETTER FOR THEM LIKE SCOTLAND 50 YEARS NO AIRPORT NO STADIUM NO PROPER DEVELOPMENT IS A BIG JOKE SHAME AND MOCKERY !!

  12. Dr THAULO PHIRI says:

    Referendum now or never, let Malawians speak or choose what they want.

  13. Precious says:

    WHY DO YOU SPEAK ABOUT ONENESS WHEN WE CALL FOR FEDERATION AND YET YOU SUPPORT QUOTA.
    QUOTA MEANS DIVISION, INTO GROUPS AND ALL THOSE BLAMING THE NORTH FOR CALLING FOR FEDERATION ARE HYPOCRITES.
    MALAWI WAS DIVIDED IN 1989 WITH THE TEACHERS SAGA, AND IN MUTHARIKA’S HAVE JUST DEEPENED THE DIVISIONS.
    IN ALL THIS, THE NORTH HAS BEEN THE BIGGEST VICTIM AND THE VICTORS CANNOT NOW TURNAROUND TO BLAME THE VICTIMS.
    ACHEWA ANATI “PAKALOWA MBEWA NKUMATI NDIKUMBA NDEKHA KOMA PAKALOWA NJOKA, DZANTHANDIZENI”

  14. yohane says:

    Aaaaah why are you wondering in central and south build houses in other regions than in your uncivilised region.

  15. salimu says:

    Don’t force Northerners to be part of a country they don’t want to be part of. Let the North go please. We can’t keep on debating this useless issue. To Northerners I say start preparing for your new nationhood I promise that we will be good neighbours and we will support you as you chart a new path for for yourself.

  16. BOBOLONGWE says:

    atumbuka yambani kubwerera pasanafike povomerezedwa kukhala kumpoto dziko palokha. sitidzafunanso mtumbuka ku malawi wotsalayo. tione ngati simuka lumanako matako agalu inu. munya muona

  17. MAPETO says:

    AKACHOKA AKANGANYA AMENEWA CHAKUDYA CHILICHONSE CHIDULA HEAVY PAJA CENTRAL NDI SOUTH MULLI SAGONA KUKATUTA ZAKUDYA KUMENEKO NANGA NTHOCHI l;MAPEYALA NDI TEA 24/ 7 ZIGWIRA NDI WANA ?? MATAMA ATIPWETEKETSA NDITHU !!

  18. Zidura Ntengo Undigwere says:

    My fellow citizens from the North have now realized that secession will have dire consequences, especially for that area. So, now they are pushing for what they think is a more palatable version, federalism; which in reality is just secession “lite”.
    If a referendum has 2 questions: secession or federalism, majority of Malawians will probably support secession! But most Northerners will never go for that. Then what? Musova eti?
    Federalism is also bad for this country. It will impose another layer of costs in the government. Where is the money for that? The list of negatives is way longer than the positives. Simple to demonstrate this in a cost/benefit analysis! Only those who are high on sentimentality, and low on reality, will disagree.

  19. KU NORTH THERE ARE SEVERAL TRIBES LIKE THE NKHONDES, TONGAS.NGONIS AND OTHERS KOMA ATUMBUKA NDIOZIKONDA THATS WHY THEY FAILED TO MANAGE AFFORD. KULIMBILANA MIPANDO NDIYE FEDULO ITATI YATHEKA KULI KANTHU MITUNDU INA KU NORTH CHAO PALIBE. NDIMAMVA KUTI THE TONGAS, AND NKHONDES SA KUFUNA FEDULO. PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THE ISSUE OF LAKE MALAWI HAS NOT BEEN RESOLVED WITH TANZANIA. NDIYE MUKATI TIKHALE KA DZIKO PAKOKHA MUNGAIME NDI TANZANIA ATUMBUKA INU NOKHA ATONGA AND A NKHONDE AZAKANA KULOWELELA. IWO AKUFUNA ONE MALAWI

    1. sorryy says:

      You’re very unfortunate brother. Sorry sure. North will do more alone than our regions in the south. Their population is manageable and they have trained Labour in all sectors. I for one want them for no reason other than the balance they bring to the nation. Trust me, we will be embarrassed in the south if north and central leave.

      1. Chinyani says:

        To say the north have manageable population is a blue lie once we deport all of you from centre and south, north will be densely populated.

      2. pette says:

        hahaha! goooooooo! do you think we care? whether you will prosper or fail ndi zanu we southenaz dont even care!!!!!!! what positive contribution have you done to this country as individuals???? nothing!! as a region? nothing!! for 50 years this country has not prospered because of youuuu greedy people, mukakhala mma officemu mumalembana nokha nokha. Look at KPMG, the company ikuvutika, loosing bing customers year in year out because of tumbukaizm. gooooooo!! Its high time this tumor needs to be removed. Gooooooo!

    2. donie chigwambala says:

      KAMBEWA CHISALE what is ur problem ur not from the north so why pointing out things that are for the north….ur a coward stay away from our region its non of ur business….eni ake ife tizagwirizana there will be no quota system whereby dull students are selected to secondary xul / university…its only u people from south who are under pressure with this issue I don’t know why?….

    3. You’re a liar. The Tongas are the off-shot of Tumbukas that is the reason we share the same lastnames. We in the North are united and we are one people. We don’t discriminate each other, and we will never be part of the Mulhako people. Tumbukas, Nkhondes, Tongas, and Ngonis share the same blood, and we will die together freeing Nyikaland. Your divide and conquer won’t work. Tanzania knows its border, and they will dare not even try to claim lake Malawi. We will defend our lake to the last nan. We don’t need you assholes. So, you better shut the fuck up. Why are you forcing us to be in union with you assholes? We don’t need you. Get out your occupying forces in Nyikaland.

  20. mtumbuka says:

    you pipo so called ayawo wat do you knw? let nothern be independent.

  21. nyapala says:

    Koma bola Al shabab basis mpingo uli pati APA I would rather call it Political party of Livingstonia led by Chipopya.Atumbuka sianthu nupite keanu kwa ChakaZulu kwa kwa Mfekane

  22. Gabriel Phiri says:

    Zosadabwitsa. Livingstonia is just like a political party for the North. Anthu opanda manyazi. Osangosiya za church mkukhala ka chipani bwanji. Do not hide behind the church. Mtundu opanda manyazi plus greedy

  23. Nyemba says:

    Ndipodi muzipita kwanu ku mpoto anthu akuda ngati machende inu!

  24. Nambewe says:

    Atumbuka muzipita kwanu muzikayowuya, mumatilakwitsira chichewa, i owez feel ashamed when mtumbuka talks. Go bak to ur roots, who do u think can adore u? Come referendum we wil help u in voting so dat u may pack and go to ur pple, ife tisale ndi nyumba mwamanga zija. Anthu osakonda kwao ngati inu sindinawaone. Zipitani we dont need u here ku south! go go.

  25. Dr. Mango says:

    Why are most Northeners vocal about this issue? Is it not that they do not like assocating with other regions? I suspect selfishness here. Very unfortunate that even Abusa is adding fuel to the flame. Unite the people of God for Unity comes from God and division from the Devider [Devil]. LET US PROMOTE UNITY IF WE ARE TRUE GOD FOLLOWERS!

  26. Sindi damiano says:

    Chabwino ine kwanga ndikungoyang’ana mathero ake azosenzi

  27. Weniweni Balakasa says:

    Alomwe why panic? Munthu wosafunika akati ndikufuna ndikakhale pandekha ncìfukwa ninji mkumumiliza kukhala nanu? Pita alibe suport yili yose ku mpoto ngakhale pa kati.

  28. Dunstan Phiri says:

    Don’t forget that it was the catholics who played a big role to bring democracy in this country.so there is nothing wrong for Livingstonia ccap to voice out on behalf of the voiceless.Not these corrupt chiefs in malawi.We are really fed up with the mitchonas who were not in malawi when we were fighting for democracy.

  29. Achimidzimidzi says:

    My Honorable, Rev. Chipofya , please read Matthew 12:34 -35 or Luke 6.45. It says, ” out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh…” This issue is for politicians, academecians and historians but not the clergy.

    I thought you are supposed to teach about oneness. One God, one spirit, one nation and people. Which chapter are you using, when you say in democracy people are free to speak/debate what they have. So people can despise each other, the orphans, widows, Europeans, Scothish and speak ill of their tribes as long as they are in democracy.

    If I was in your position I could have made appointment whith APM and tell him that qoata is evil, nepotism is devilish and unfair treatment of fellow humans is sin.
    These politicians come from your churches for that matter, so where is the ” Love” you preach about. The bible says we should love one another without any condition.

    Doesn’t your bible say, “pray for your leaders.” You might be joining a wrong dabate or fight a wrong battle which doesnot belong to the church as body of christ.

    Am sadden to hear this from a man of God and heart bleeds heavily now.

    1. abdulhassan says:

      You can bleed to death, A Lomwe adyera ndi nsanje inu. Tikusiyireni Malawi wanu, paja mumati atumbuka ndi oyipa. Leave us alone.

  30. I don’t think federalism is a good idea–we need to separate from these monsters, Mulhako tribalist government. If we have to go to war—-let it happen now. We are fighting for our motherland, Republic of Nyika and its capital city will be Mzuzu. This should be a dream which every inhabitant of Nyikaland must fulfill. Peter Hitler will not let my people go even after 50 years of slavery in Malawi he would like to keep them chained to quota system and third class citizens. Cowardice will not bring bright future for Nyika people but continuation of slavery and prosperity for puppets like Vuwa Kaunda and others. We must fight these forces with any weapons at our disposal even if it means to kill them. These people are mirciless and very selfish and do not deserve any sympathy from us. Peter Hitler the Butcher Mutharika let my people go. This Peter Hitler Mutharika has a plan in place in which he want to wipe out all the tribes in the North. In other words a genocide plan is in place. The leaders that will refuse toaccept his bribes will be subjected to arrests and assassinations. If those now who are calling for Federalism start to dance the Unitary system dance then know that they have been showed with money on the expenses of innocent souls of Nyika people. Support the leaders that are willing to give their lives for the sake of the children of Nyikaland. Nobody is going to stop this movement until Nyika people have their own country where their children will not be subjected to many oppressive laws as it is now in Malawi. Alluta continua and never surrender until Nyikaland become the republic.

    1. Opatulika says:

      Why not just pack and go north, who is forcing you to say in the center or south? No southerner will shed blood to force you people to stay in the South. I am tired of Northerners attitude, they always think the can offend or call names presidents of the republic. What the fuck you think you fagots are? Move north, become independent and practice your wakwithuism to your hearts content, otherwise don’t make noise.

  31. Chemjambe says:

    iiii inu awa tangowasiyani azikamba zimenezi kaya azafika 2050 akukambabe zimenezi ndi zawo. enafe tiyeni tizingopanga ndalama basi. Zamkutu!!

  32. MLOMWE ORIGINAL says:

    Livingstonia synod ndi ya ntopolatu pajaa.MUSAIWALE Anavutisaana ndi Nkhoma synod akuti kulimbirana territory. atumbuka anthu osaganiza onse akwatira ndi kumanga nyumba ku centre ndi ku south ndiye akuganza kuti kuthengo kwaoko atukuleko ndani?????

  33. The children of Nyikaland have been suffering for a long time. It is time we demand completely separation from Malawi by means of peaceful negotiation or armed struggle. The ball is in the Mulhako tribalist fundamentalist governmnet. Peter Hitler Mutharika has promoted hatred and genocide against people of Nyika. We are tired of quotasm, assassinations, arrests , petrol bombing of dissenting voices, intimidation, and many other isms laws targeted at Nyika people. We’re tired of talking to this barbaric government that its respond is so savage. It has come into our light that the only way to liberate Nyika people is to engage this barbaric mulhako government with the armed struggle until our people are free from the bondage of slavery. I call upon all Nyika people to stop supporting this savage government in the name of self enrichment. Don’t be on the wrong side of the history because in every struggle the oppressed start as underdogs. The Vuwa Kaunda and other puppet chiefs have sold their souls to the devil in return for money. Some men of God have turned to be Judas Ascarriot, selling innocent souls. These kind of people think only for the short term of filling up their tummies.

    1. Inu says:

      I Think you need to cool yourself down. the only gain you will have in this is a heart attack. Soon you will have a free Nyika´Republic. No need to shed blood. Who is willign to shed blood and for what? I am from the Central region born and bred in the South. I do not think I can shed a single drop of blood to maintain the North as part of Malawi. If you want to go, go. we will wish you all the best.

      1. To Inu,
        It is the action of Peter Hitler Mutharika that has compelled Nyika people to ask for completely pill off from Malawi. Peter Hitler Mutharika is refusing because he enjoys keeping us in captivity. When laws such as quota system have been slapped on our children what do you expect us to do? We have been asking for federalism that will have rotational presidency among our three regions, federalism with strong provincial governments, and federalism that each province will be allocated points and for any political party to win the presidency it must win two provinces out of three. This kind of federalism will unite Malawi as one because no political party will belong to a certain region as by the federal laws of Malawi it will require rotational presidency among our three regions. Peter Hitler Mutharika has refused all those proposals instead he has embarked on bribing chiefs in the North to reject true democracy that has been put on the table. He has proposed that his Southern region must be divided into two provinces so that when federalism is established the Southern region can still maintain power. We the people of Nyika are not up to this game Peter Hitler Mutharika is playing. We have been played for 50 years succumbing to all oppressive laws slapped on Nyika people. This time we demand completely separation to determine our own future. I call upon all Nyika people to unite and fight for your Motherland, Nyikaland. Cawardice will never free us from the bondage of slavery. We are also men that have a responsibility to protect our women and children from the brutality of this Mulhako tribalist government. Those who are keeping us in captivity means that they have balls and guts. What about you Nyika men? Do you have balls just like Peter Hitler Mutharika and his Mulhako people? A man who let others oppress him and his family —that is not a man. If you’re real man fight to free your family from slavery and give them a bright future. To succumb like the way Vuwa Puppet Kaunda is doing—-is not to give your family a bright future. We have tried for the past 50 years it didn’t work for us. The oppressors have tighten noose on our children with quota system to make sure they are not educated. For the past 50 years Nyika people are still slaves and third class citizens. THE TIME HAS COME FOR nYIKA PEOPLE TO FREE THEIR MOTHERLAND FROM THE OPPRESSORS. NYIKA IS CRYING AND ASKING ITS CHILDREN WHY DON’T YOU HELP IT FROM THIS HELL IT HAS FOUND ITSELF WHEN WE AGREED UNION WITH MALAWI? WE MUST FORM OUR OWN REPUBLIC OF NYIKA FOR THE BETTER FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN. THERE IS NO FUTURE IN THIS UNITARY SYSTEM OF MALAWI. VIVA NYIKA PEOPLE! VIVA WITH THE ARMED STRUGGLE UNTIL OUR MOTHERLAND, NYIKA, IS FREE FROM THIS HELL OF THE MULHAKO TRIBALIST GOVERNMENT LED BY NOTORIOUS PETER HITLER MUTHARIKA. WE WILL NEVER SURRENDER UNTIL WE ARE FREE. ALLUTA CONTINUAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!

  34. zamkutu says:

    Am not a fan of DPP but honesrly dont think anyone is preventing debate on federalism. govt should now find money and conduct a referendum in the North as other rrgions really dont care about this issue.

  35. Tikudya Ndife says:

    Ine ndi banja langa tiliphee ndi zokolola zathu za cashgate. Inu akumwela anzanga ndikuti zikomo kuti mwatseka maso ku zochitika za ife. Chonde onesesani kuti yanu ikhale yomweyo ya ulonda wa atumbuka. Tizakunyambitisani akadzchoka atumbukawo. Ok.

  36. Namukongolo says:

    I av overheard about federalism and secession issues: first of o t z just unfortunate that livingstonia synod is more of a political party than it is a religious institution. U need 2 b concentrating on church work more than these earthly things. Secondly, i feel like if the north wants even 2 secced t shud. They r everywhere in the country in majority. For example, when i was @ chanco, in my class half were northerners. They get educated and abandon their north 2 develop the centre and the south, that’s y their areas r not very developed and they r complaining about t. They shud b going 2 their north so that we shud occupy the positions we deserved.

    1. Only once says:

      1 By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. 2 There on the poplars we hung our harps, 3 for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” 4 How can we sing the songs of the LORD while in a foreign land? 5 If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget [its skill].—–PSALM 137:1-5 NIV

      “”

  37. wtl says:

    u say chiefs should stop politics, u r right but again u cleagy have to follow suit otherwise u do beyond what we know about church.

  38. mtondo says:

    mukhaledi kwanokha atumbukanu mwina tingasiye kosokoseledwa

  39. Kanyimbi says:

    Wolves in sheep clothing. When will you start preaching about heavenly kingdom? Livingstonia Synod leaves a lot to be desired. It was troubling the Nkhoma Synod. These are but angels of darkness. Men of Sodom and Gomorrah.

  40. Please Tumbukas call for total reberation from south and center by demanding SECESSION not feudalism at all. Viva Tumbukas. Viva Nyikaland.

  41. Pene says:

    No time to talk about feudalism but talk about secession for you Tumbukas to liberated completely. Because you are given feudalism and realise that you have played a lost game. Then you will complain for secession. So Tumbukas just go for secession. All the Lomwes are ready to support you the Tumbukas over secession.

    1. MAMA says:

      IF THESE STUPID LOMWES ARE READY TO SUPPORT TUMBUKAS WHY ARE THEY DISTRIBUTING COWS AND MONEY TO CHIEFS ??IS THIS A CONTINUATION OF ONE FAMILY ONE COW PROJECT BY JB ADMINISTRATION ??

  42. vuthwa says:

    let’s debate

  43. wangalusa says:

    Eeish! This synod talks too much. Can’t it borrow a leaf from other churches. It is more of a pressure group than a religious body. It talks too much like a jealous woman. There is no genocide in the country to warrant unrestliness among the clergy. Try to keep cool sometimes and allow dust to settle by itself. Good luck.

  44. Vyapasi says:

    No judgement can be made without information. Both sides of this debate or important issue at stake should be heard and then decisions can be made. I think that is what any wise person or institution will do.
    I completely agree that there is SOMETHING SERIOUSLY WRONG with the approach taken by Vuwa, Kyungu and Chikulamayembe. I would understand Vuwa because he is a paid politician and therefore can only speak of what he has been told. But Kyungu and Chikulamayembe, they have gotten the whole thing completely wrong. No wonder the Synod Moderator talks of corruption. Imagine the Karonga District Assembly giving Kyungu a Bull. Believe you me, it is the same Bull that will crash his gray-haired-good-for-nothing head.

  45. rational says:

    YES, LET US DEBATE FEDERALISM. IN FACT, PARADING CHIEFS ON TV IS PART OF THE DEBATE. SO DONT COMPLAIN THAT GOVT IS BUYING CHIEFS!

  46. GOOD MAN OF GOD, MAY GOD BLESS YOU, YOU ARE A TRUE WISE MAN OF GOD.

    VUWA DO NOT CONFUSE MALAWIANS, LET THEM VOTE FOR WHAT THEY WANT.

  47. joseph banda says:

    OH REALLY? UNSTOPPABLE? WHAT HAPPENS TO REFERENDUM? Koma anthu a ku Mpoto Matama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. aabwino says:

    Feudalism will put tribes that are in minority at a disadvantage. For example, in the Centre the Chewa will dominate followed by the Ngoni’s. This will create bad blood between these two tribes. In the North The Tumbukas will be in Majority followed by the Ngonis and the Tongas.

    In my opinion Feudalism is not good for Malawi. It is unfortunate that a Church leader could be be using the pulpit to fulfill a Bible prophesy that in the end times there will be fractions everywhere.

    1. Inu says:

      Do not worry about Chewas and Ngonis clashing because the issue of Federation is for the north. In fact the north will just have to secede. Thereafter they can deal with their differences, Ngonis against Tongas against Nkhondes and the like.

      The rest of the regions want to have Malawi as one of course minus the north if it secedes.

  49. Aferazao says:

    Chikulamayembe and Kyungu are puppets and greedy for the money that Pitala gave to Vuwa to blind fold these sorry creatures.

    1. Mwapheranjiru says:

      Wa Kyungu na wadada a Chikulamayembe akumanya chomene mbiri ya Angoni ndi mitundu inyakhe kura ku mpoto. Musovenge mwekha!

  50. Alungwana says:

    The journey continues all points to federalism

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