The Malawi ‘WhatsApp coup plot’

Malawi Police have charged opposition MCP member Ulemu Msungama for sedition over a  over a conversation on WhatsApp that purportedly talks about how President Peter Mutharika could be forced out of power. Here is part of the WhatsApp conversation the state intelligence has leaked.

27/01/2016, 21:22 – +1 (404) 617-9530: A failed state

27/01/2016, 21:23 – +44 7963 139218: Oooh no! Zolilitsa izi, and Mvula siyikugwa bwino, donors can not support us. Ntchito muli nayo ku parliament ko, be ready because PP nayo yakonzeka for a big fight

27/01/2016, 21:25 – +265 998 58 24 45: What is more troubling for me is the silence from civil society. In the last dpp regime, things were bad but not this bad yet Malawian rose to fight back. This time we seem to be normativising these deadly failures.

27/01/2016, 21:28 – +1 (404) 617-9530: I believe if the opposition leadership is ready to fight, pipo will follow. Pipo always wait for smone to lead & they then cme in #s

27/01/2016, 21:29 – +44 7813 548005: Sad

27/01/2016, 21:29 – +44 7813 548005: Where is that?

27/01/2016, 21:31 – +44 7963 139218: It’s only Billy Mayaya so far and people laugh at him when he takes it to the streets. Last time I talked to Thom Chiumia of Nyasa Times , he said he is planning another Diaspora ultimatum for APM, we will mobilise a big one this time.

27/01/2016, 21:39- +1 (404) 617-9530: If pipo of goodwill cme together in #s, this can cease. Folk hve relaxed beyond belief

27/01/2016, 21:49 – +44 7754 944607: For the government to start listening it will not take opposition leadership but the citizenry who upon rising up will then be backed by the opposition leadership. We a sorry group we don’t want to rise to the cause and in everything we want the opposition leadership while we are fully aware that what we are looking for is the government of the people

27/01/2016, 21:49 – +265 998 58 24 45: Agreed, folks have relaxed, civil society has largely been coopted big time

27/01/2016, 21:51 – +1 (404) 617-9530: The leadership in opposition plays an important role in tackling issues, tgats what pipo r gonna follow, the leadership that stand by them

27/01/2016, 21:52 – +1 (404) 617-9530: Anthu rise up if tgere is a solid leadership to structure the causr & mastermind the dos & donts

27/01/2016, 21:53 – +1 (404) 617-9530: No cause can be effective without proper leadership. Pipo follows those they trust & respect

27/01/2016, 21:54 – +1 (574) 367-2495: Its very sad if people have relaxed chotere, so its like this is normal business as usual.

27/01/2016, 21:55 – +1 (404) 617-9530: Good example, Civil rights, Maumau movement, umkhonto wa sizwe, moral mondays etc

27/01/2016, 21:58 – +44 7754 944607: But in every situation for change to occur it takes the citizenry to rise. How many times after speeches in parliament we are everywhere on social media applauding the points raised without thinking of where we can pick this and put pressure on the government to act on the raised points. A sorry state of citizenry. Do we want opposition leaders to be militant? Is not that the job of citizenry? Think of Egypt

27/01/2016, 21:59 – +44 7963 139218: I presume Diaspora movement should kick start it then the Nation will follow but it’s not easy for MCP as a party to start something, I know the consequences but let the masses do the job, they just need a starting point. Then everyone else will be ok board, these people are suffering and can react so quick.

27/01/2016, 21:59 – +1 (404) 617-9530: Evrything in life needs proper planning for effective results

27/01/2016, 22:02 – +44 7754 944607: Does not opposition have youths who are fearless to tackle the issue head on?

27/01/2016, 22:08 – +265 998 58 24 45: We have youth, pp also has them . I think it 7th a matter of structuring, defining exactly what has to be done, well timed, not reactive, apologetic or too careful, logical etc. Rather, some organised chaos chipping at the elephant from all corners till it falls, all hands on Dec

27/01/2016, 22:08 – +1 (404) 617-9530: We can wrk with our youth for it got to be right minded folk if it is to wrk & get more youths behind us.

27/01/2016, 22:09 – +44 7963 139218: We have the youth in opposition but legally any uprising started by opposition result in treason cases, let’s use the people. I believe if Malawians start it, MCP is ready to take care of them, there might be differences but even those starting this know the potential and opportunities that lies ahead.

27/01/2016, 22:16 – +1 (404) 617-9530: Even aku Egupito anali ndi leadership kungoti coz of their chaotic behaviours, one cld not noticr that. U hve to mastermind anymovement. I remember how we strategised Moral Monday Georgia. U get those whom wants to wrk together & involve their respective organizations & gain support of other right minded organizations, these are ngos, non-profits, civic organizations etc. U hve to hve department minded. Steering, legal structure, legislative, Strategy, General assembly, Insurance comittees

27/01/2016, 22:17 – +1 (404) 617-9530: Faith based organizations also shld play part

27/01/2016, 22:19 – +1 (404) 617-9530: The problem right now DPP & comrades r not taking pipo seriously coz amadziwa akatopa akagona basi & we call it a day

27/01/2016, 22:24 – +1 (404) 617-9530: Civil rights in US & the South African NAC involved people of all walks of life, everyone fitting on their respective professions to help out. Legal, health, insurance, transportation, etc to make sure all angles were covered. R there folk business pipo whom can transport pipo & sacrifice to do that for such a great cause

27/01/2016, 22:25 – +1 (404) 617-9530: Everything in life is a sacrifice, but there is always light @end of tunnel

27/01/2016, 23:03 – +1 (404) 617-9530: Cant just involve the youth without backing them up. That is inhumane. If folk get arrested, will you bail them out; if they get hurt will you give them proper medical support; if they damage property, will you insure them to make sure they r not prosecuted for that; etc

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43 thoughts on “The Malawi ‘WhatsApp coup plot’”

  1. enock Sakala0 says:

    Whau our land has turn into a battle fied God come now to take me before it becomes worse.politicians are chamerions’thieves, and liars why my mother having problems cos of our stupid leadership

  2. tondewakufa says:

    yayi odala msatero okumanga,wanthuwatu soluchedza ukwidzinga

  3. Luke says:

    lne ndiye ndiyankhula basi a MACRA nambala yanga ndi imeneyi mumpatse Dausi akapeleke kwa bwana wake. posachedwapa ndinapita ku chipatala koma zachisoni anthu kumabwerera panado wachabechabeyu kusowa, odwala kumauzidwa kuti agule? ndalama azitenga kuti? ndiye inu a Dpp muli busy kumanga anthu chifukwa cha kuyankhula chilungamu?, dyera mtuni koma pasafike pa 2019. NOTE: ndakamba za Dpp osati boma mukafuna mulandu ndikakuyankha iweyo Dausi.

  4. chochi says:

    Welcome jelbin mk we missed you. Of course it is the two judges who actually sent Kabwila and friends to discuss regime change on whats app. They also caused hunger in Malawi. And they made your party to lose in the southern region. Shame !

  5. anonymous2114 says:

    Freedom fighters? Are u crius…. They are getting bail nw wat if u do the demos are get arrested they will bail each other and leave u there. Am not a politics guy but ril guys all this is jxt politics it has nothing to do with other ppo suffering as long as they hav the power they are fine… Let’s stop listening to these politicians and build our own malawi , if this continues one day there shall b war n those suffering shall b us not them

  6. Chatsika says:

    Ahh! I don’t see any case here as former director of public prosecution. Treason? My foot. To hell with your charges. Ndiye bola akanamanga Gwanda chakuamba uja ankati alowa mtchire uja. CIRMS ija ankakana kuti akufuna kuti adziona zokambirana zaanthu ija ndimeneyo. Ndiye mutimanga ambiri. Koma mwati awa sadzimva zimene tukambirana kubedi. Koma Dausi eeee

  7. patrick joseph sizala says:

    i dont c any case/issue lets wait 4 de court 2 judge

  8. brie says:

    aaaaa ine nde sundikuona chomwe awamangira….

    aaaa seriously? presidential advisors gv proper advice to ur bosss pliz,…..

  9. mzungumbuli says:

    Lets shun away from using Airtel numbers. Airtel ili ngati Yudasi iskariot idzakuperekani lets go for TNM guys.

  10. JUSTICE KAMWANA says:

    kODI PULANI MUKUPANGAYO NDI YA AMALAWI KAPENE MABANJA ANU. ZOMWE MUKUIKA PATSOGOLO NDI PHINDU LANU BASI. ANYAMATA MUKUWAFUNA KUTI MACHITE NAWO ZIWAWAWO AKAZAGENDA APOLISI PENA APOLISI NDIKUTOPA NDIKUWAOMBERA MUKUTANTHAUZA KUTI MUZABWEZELETSA MOYO WAO ANTHU OYIPA INU MUZIOPA MULUNGU NDALE ZAMTUNDU WANJI ZIMENEZO KOMA MUMAPEZAKO NTHAWI NDIKUMAPEMPHERA AKABWIRA NDI ANZANU GOD FORBIDE CHAKWERA AND YOUR PATY GOD CAN NOT ALLOW YOU TO BE LEADER OF MALAWI. TSONO MUKUONA NGATI PETERYO AKHONZA KUNGOKHALA PHEEE KUMATI MWAPANGA TIMAGULU TANU TOLANDA DZIKO ZOONA MAPETO AKE MUKAYAMBA KUBWEZELANA CHIKHALA CHANI SINKHONDO IMENENEYO. ZIMENE MUKUKAMBIRANAZO MAFUMU AKUKUZIDZIWA NANGA ENI DZIKO AMALAWI AKUZIDZIWA KUNOTU SI KU EGUPUTO KAPENA KU SOUTH AFRICA KUNO NDI KUMALAWI DZIKO LOSAUUKISITSA PA DZIKO LONSE LAPANSI PA CHUMA KOMA PA MTENDERE WA MUMTIMA NDIFE MA BILIONEER. SITIKUFUNA KHALIDWE LA MAPULANI OYIPAWO IFE TIKUFUNA MTENDERE.

  11. Mulopwana says:

    Vuto la amalawi ndi nsanje,safuna anzawo kuti alamulire koma iwo. Anali m’boma momwemo Zaka 31 kumangotimanga nyakula,kudulitsidwa ma card,kutithamangisa misonkho. Tinalibe ufulu ife,lero anatuluka M’boma ali unja ndiye kumati mukufuna boma ati akupaseni ndi ndani inu a congress oyipa inu. Simuzalamuliranso dzikoli kwanu kunatha basi

  12. Chawanda C says:

    These guys shud not b victimised they are freedom fighters. Big up guys♥

  13. manofprinciples says:

    so this is the work that spying machine was bought for……stupid MACRA dziwani kuti it will be u next time mwaiwala kale nthawi yomweyi inu a DPP?

  14. big man says:

    anthu olephera,mmalo mo thandizana vuto lomwe tirinalo ngati dziko tiri buzy pointing fingures,dirty politics from dirty minded people.ife amalawi nthawi ina iriyonse ndiyopanga ndale ,tiribe nthawi yotukula dziko.every simple problem munthu achoke nde poti mavutowa ndiosayamba tichotsana kangati?mobilising people kuti mulowe inu mukabemo mmalo mosova mavuto.

  15. NZOZO KUNUNKHA says:

    Why should we support this hell? Read the lines of the so called Egypt uprising, even those of Tunisia what is the order of the day as we are speaking? Unfortunately the youth is the target, by the way which youth are you going to involve? Bloodshed right? I would have rather have your children on the streets first then mobilize others.
    The copy and paste thing never works the way the original version was and this revelation unfolds it all. your ground work was poorly done because of hate you really lacked the brains. Next time spend more time exploring, involve more specialists than this rushed and unreasonable cause.

  16. Nduma says:

    IF THIS IS NOT SEDITION, TELL ME WHAT THIS IS?????

  17. Tim says:

    MALAWIANS WAKE UP AND SUPPORT MCP!…

    SUPPORT MCP….

    Support MCP!

    MALAWIANS WAKE UP…

  18. Kumbukani mmalawi weniweni says:

    Anthu olephela ndichoncho, dziko lina lililonse silingavomeleze this nosense, analephela chisankho avomeleze basi osati ziwawa ayi, myself, am saying no to violence

  19. Jelbin mk says:

    Moreover the state had no constitutional mandate to spy on individuals privacy, this too will be a backlog for the state to have a good case bcoz the state had to get a court’s approval in order to access personal or group information through the network service provider upon providing crucial facts about the necessity of doing so otherwise the whole process here was illegal that can not convince a learned judge to convict anyone unless it is that cheap judge Kinyata Nyirenda or Mbendela. V

  20. Anthu onse amene akutukwana APM amangidwe basi kumeneko ndikuphwanya malamulo ,matchende anu agulewankulu inu simuzalamuliranso dziko lino fuck you

  21. Mbuya says:

    guys lets support these people they love us they love this country more than those running it. viva msungama and the rest we r behind you

  22. Mau Mau says:

    PItala Dausi osamangozunza athu osalakwa.

  23. Chimbenene says:

    We are praying for this country to have rain and abundant food. If you think demonstration will bring rain and end woes to Malawi, then you are cheating yourself. God will not give this country to dogs.

  24. fred says:

    unfortunate part for DPP. being silent on the matter and not enforcing action over the allegation could have been the best .
    coming open on the issue is like telling Malawians to know their moral failures, be mindful that the tiny hole on the ship can sink the whole ship.
    don’t undermine this small small issues you are bringing on the radio and news papers. radio and news paper are bad weapon t communicating GOOD OR BAD messages
    what are you communicate in our ears.
    what you are telling Malawi is that. as D.p.p we have started war against opposition, lets fight or lets meet in the street.
    please , avoid statements or ill actions that will initiate mass demonstration.
    D.PP!!!!!!!!!!!! d.pp, D.PP, peter, don’t undermine the power of a common man.
    don’t under mine the power of a common man .
    omwewa mukudya nawo mbale imodzi ndiamene azakupelekeni.kukupelekezani,kukuthawani,
    omwea awa ndiamene azakukwedzeni pa mpando.

  25. Spectator says:

    I have noticed three things guys number ya ku America, United Kingdom and airtel. A airtel muluza business mau anga ndi omwewo anthu azikuopani.

  26. mphatso wakuda says:

    msungama for the rural masses

  27. mwenemutapa says:

    That’s the only thing the DPP gurus can do now,run affairs on intimidation,and I don’t think they will succeed,God will always intervene in the affairs of men.In the bible we have the story of king Saul the very first king to rule Israel,after he had failed to rule the country according to Gods will,even after employing all the tactics,he never succeeded and then by the will of God,David took over the mantle.Pachichewa pali may; ‘fupa lokakamiza silichedwa kuswa mphika!”

  28. Senior Chief Ngolongoliwa says:

    A DPP ndi mamafia alemba okha izi. Anthu woti anakwanitsa kubera mavoti ali ku opposition angakanike kupanga zimenezi? Akukanika kubweretsa chimanga ndikutinso chuma chibwere nchimake koma kumaganiza za uchifwamba. Anthu adya zomanganazo? Mankhwala mzipatala abwera ndikuwopsyeza anthu? Kwacha ikwera ndi utambwali wanuwo? Peter vomera kuti walephera upereke mpata kuti ena ayesere.

  29. MADALA MADALA says:

    WE CANNOT JUST KEEP CHEERLING ON WHAT FAILED DPP’S DOING.GUYS KEEP FIRE YATSING TILL THEY STEPOUT.

  30. Bingu wa Muthalika says:

    Zopusa a DPP mwalemba nokha ma meseji awa mamafia inu. Munakwanitsa bwanji kubera mavoti muli ku opposition? Crooks! Zikanakhala zoona sibwezi uli umboni wa kukhoti, koma bwanji mwazibweretsa poyera nkhani isanalowe khoti? Cheap tactics. Kusowa ma plan anthu olephera. Ife tikufuna mutiuze kuti chimanga chilipo? Kodi chuma chathu mukukonza bwanji? Nanga mankhwala mzipatala mugula liti? Osati zomanga anthu wosalakwa.

  31. frank says:

    DPP please fix the kwacha and all these oppossitions will be left with no support, if kwacha is fixed then all will be fine, but dont forget PP has there guy Chuka who is blocking kwacha appreciation so DPP get unpopular. This is destroying the economy of malawi.

  32. Head Nigger in Charge says:

    The State is committing High Treason against its people, and the State is represented by the Mighty DPP headed by APM. This is phase II of the battle started by Bingu on 20th July 2011. Vamos.

  33. TINTIN says:

    zachamba

  34. kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk koma ziriko chaka/chino

  35. Phyuta says:

    kkkkkkkkk MCP Yatha mapulani. Simudzalmulilanso makape inu. Mutswere !!!!

  36. TINTIN says:

    ofunika tchende la APM kuli baya ndi ka singano yotentha zedi… kodi sitingango peza Pen Mulungu wina akacheze naye…phwala lemeneli landi kwana koposa kale..mxiiii

  37. Cigadula says:

    Deep down their heartless hearts DPP are well aware they stole the votes. An armed thief who is on the run can be very dangerous. So let all good willed Malawians tread very carefully here. Don’t forget that APM has in his blood system the very DNA of his late brother, who when cornered by a pressurized political environment ended up cutting short innocent lives of some twenty productive Malawians. This is DPP, these are already ominous signs that any careless confrontation with the armed and dangerous DPP could claim the lives of more innocent Malawians whose crime is simply trying to reclaim their dignity and stolen power of the people. Let’s tread carefully. God is seeing our tears. He has intervened before, He will definitely intervene again. Let all the ‘Faith Organisations’ intensify their cries to God. He will intervene again.

  38. A says:

    This is fake. The conversation is the work of stupid Dausi and his fellow mother ******s. To a lerned person it is easy to tell this is a hastely created conversation by some silly agents who spent less years in a classroom. God is always there and awake to save the unjustly oppressed bonafide sons and daughters of God and punish the perpetrators of lies and their pay masters. In the name of the Almighty Jesus son of the living God let fire descend on these apes and burn them to the bone. I pray that their bodies and those of their masters be covered with leprosy.

  39. Dausi says:

    Dpp vindere

  40. peter ndiwawusiru bwanji.

  41. Tili naye tonse komweko, msungama says:

    Msungamao musakhale mwabaya polonium

  42. Mau Mau says:

    Apapa zayamba bwino. Let’s not be intimidated by these arrests. I like the courage that Malawians have shown by gathering at Area 30 Police Headquarters in solidarity with the young man Msungama who is concerned with the state of affairs in Malawi. I also liked the cheers MCP gurus gave to Hon. Uladi Mussa and the PP guyz. We are one. We have a common goal. Together we shall achieve our goal. Let’s move forward.
    The revolt has started. Let’s not quench the fire. Shud they arrest Kabwila and Chankhwantha, let’s move in the streets and show this clueless government that we are changing things and we are unstoppable!

  43. BOKHO says:

    This is useless. Are we serious guys to say there is sedition here. DPP has run out of ideas. Just release Msungama uncondtionally because there is no case. Lets Dingiswayo Madise judge this case.

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