ZZZzzzzzz… Bored MPs fall asleep listening to Malawi President Mutharika

Follow, follow, follow the leader of the House, George Chaponda into dozing. That was the case of Friday at Parliament as a number of law makers were seen sleeping, yawning, checking their watches and looking bored in general while President Peter Mutharika was delivering a State of National Address at Parliament Building in Lilongwe.

Give them duvets: Malawi MPs fall asleep as President  Mutharika delivers speech

Give them duvets: Malawi MPs fall asleep as President Mutharika delivers speech

While others in the audience were awake, many appeared unengaged and antsy during Mutharika’s speech.

Leader of the House, Chaponda, who is a member for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  led by example in dozing and snoring together withMalawi Congress Party (MCP) legislators Joseph Njobvuyalema and Alex Major.

Zodiak TV which covered the state opening of parliament live, capture Chaponda and others on camera “fast asleep.”

Several other lawmakers were also looking sleepy a development which has angered most Malawians who have condemned the behaviour through various social outlets.

According to most of the commentators, the tendency is not good for the development of the nation as the MPs pocket allowances for nothing provided by Malawians through taxes.

The house is expected to meet for a number of weeks in which members will be deliberating on the 2016-17 national budget to be presented by the Finance minister Goodall Gondwe next week Friday.

They will start their deliberations in commenting and responding to the speech Mutharika presented during the opening ceremony.

In his speech, Mutharika outlined the developments his government has done in the gust ended fiscal year as well as reflecting on what the government intends tp do in the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

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31 thoughts on “ZZZzzzzzz… Bored MPs fall asleep listening to Malawi President Mutharika”

  1. Umunthu says:

    Koma nde inabowadi. KKKKKKKK

  2. WAPAKAYA says:

    MOSE IMWE MUKUNENA PETER NDIMWE VINDERE! IMWE UKUMUTONDELANICHI UPULEZIDENTI

  3. emmanuel jamali says:

    ain’t surprised at ll.those who does not like the current president shall use anything to show their dislike of him. Assertions that MPs went sleeping indicate that the speech was empty is a shameful lie. this is a plat form over which critics can possibly use to settle their goals.

    among all the reasons as to why one could sleep during such a time, how certain can we be that lack of substance in the president’s speech is the one which sent these MPs sleeping?

    malawians, lets wake up from our slumber and embrace some civilization.if we are not for a sitting president, lets accept the painful truth for the time and change things through the constitutional platform – the ballot.

    besides, who, among those that are of the opinion that the sleep was as a result of an empty speech by the president has never dozed when an event is in progress at one time or the other?

    please, do not be bent to give in to negativity always. a speech like that one may not make sense to us all.but the ”sleeping thing is just an unfortunate happening”

    let us keep on learning from those who introduced democracy and free speech to africa on how they conduct themselves without impartiality.

    we are not there yet. our system and thinking is still in nursery.

  4. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  5. Kukomera kwake akutsogolera kugona ndi leader of the house George Chaponda.

  6. MKWAPU says:

    Boring speech

  7. Kanga says:

    Yet you want long speeches, Asankhwi

  8. The last speech of the financial 2015/16 year lasted only 17 minutes whilst this year was just too much…just imagine it lasted almost 1hr 30minutes !

  9. SOCRATE CONFUSCIOUS says:

    ZINTHU ZO SIZINAKHALEDI BWINO.KOMA ZIMENE MUKULANKHULAZO MUZIPITITSA LILIME LANU KU CENSORSHIP BOARD MUSANALANKHULE.

  10. SOCRATE CONFUSCIOUS says:

    MALAWAI NEEDS PEOPLE LIKE BOBO.

    Kwa inu mukunyozanu.Kodi akadakhala ngati Bambo wanu mukadawanena zoti anali kuchbwenzi?…Kodi inuyo simunagonepo kwina kwake?..Nde kuti munali ku chibwenzi?

    Kod Chaponda akadakhala kuti ndi relative wanu,nkumva anthu akumunena kuti anagona kuchibwenzi inu mukanasekelela?Bambo anu mwinanso amagona ku church,olo malo ena ake chifukwa mwina chakutopa,kodi amakhala kuti anali kuchibwenzi?..mayi anu olo akazi anu olo amuna anu mwina nawonso amasinza,nkugona ku church or ku msonkhano,ndekuti anali kuchibwnzi?

  11. SOCRATE CONFUSCIOUS says:

    EYA iwe BOBO

    Iwe nde wanena zanzeru kowopsa.Osati anthu akungotukwanawo.Anthu otele mumasowa.Achuluka ndi wopanda mfundo koma odzala nd ma insults.Iwe ndi PLATO!!

  12. James Phiri says:

    Peter would have also been sleeping if Chaponda was addressing the nation

  13. Peter must fall says:

    We can believe now that APM is a president by mistake everything is not favouring him. As a human being and being rich already could have just do the right thing, pave way for VP to over. He must play an advisory role other wise our country will sink deeper and deeper Zig he keep on forcing things.

  14. GRM says:

    Embarrassing!!!!! Both the president and the dozing parliamentarians. The president was trying to just lengthen his speech with trash to avoid kunenedwa ngati last time. The jobvu yolemas led by Chaponda are too old fellas for a one and half hour lesson

  15. mzuzu says:

    amafuna ka ‘tweet’

  16. VYOTO says:

    THIS IS THE EVIDENCE THAT PETER MUTHALIKA IS JUST A BENEFICIARY OF TRIBALISM AND HIGH ILLITERACY LEVELS IN MALAWI.PETER HAS NEVER BEEN,IS AND WILL NEVER BE A PUBLIC SPEAKER.IF HE CAN BORE HIS OWN LEADER OF THE HOUSE, GEORGE CHAPONDA, WHAT MORE THOSE WHO DID NOT VOTE FOR HIM. PETER MUTHALIKA IS THE MOST BORING PROFESSOR I HAVE EVER KNOWN IN MY LIFE.I WONDER WHY HIS LOMWE TRIBESMEN GAVE HIM OVERWHELMING VOTES TO BE BORING ALL OF US AT THE EXPENSE OF MUCH SHARPER CHARACTERS.

    THAT IS WHY FEDERALISM COULD BAIL OUT SOME OF US FROM HAVING EITHER KNOWN THIEVES OR KNOWN BORING CHARACTERS AS PRESIDENTS. SO THE BULLDOZER WAS BULLDOZING RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA.

  17. SANUEL says:

    These are the same folks who are habitual absentees for parliamentary sessions. Yet they are paid k40,000 each per day. Please reduce this to k10,000 a day. This is very bad. Fire this leader of the house. He is too old to lead. These people are empty drums.

  18. DENJE says:

    KOMA IWE BOBO

  19. DOBO says:

    There a number of factors or reasons that make audience dose off in such occasions. Its either of the following:
    a. the person delivering is boring
    b. what is being delivered is useless
    c. The people listening are tired
    d. It is too hot to listen ie environmental factors not conducive
    e. The people have just eaten too much with digestion in progress
    f. An indirect feedback. to the content.
    g. Very short sleee the previous night
    h. Spirit diversion in case of a church
    Whether in church or elsewhere,the reason for sleep one or more combined above.
    It dangerous to sleep in such public occassions and like to release a bomb of bad smell which contaminate the whole room.

  20. Bima Matheza says:

    This shows that the speech was boring.

  21. Waisha says:

    Zikungosonyeza kuti President wathu simumamulemekeza imagine your father is talking to you and you are sleeping angamve bwanji adadi ako.olo munyasidwe naye ndi president wanu basi mpaka 2019 and ine am ready to vote for him kkkk My life president. Viva DPP

  22. Ichocho says:

    The president’s speech was empty and boring thats why the MPs fell asleep.

  23. Kholowa mkabudula says:

    Its only this poverty,but the gvt supposed to provide pillows as well in the house so the members are so comfortable!

  24. Kholowa mkabudula says:

    Ha!ha!ha! Kuthyolela mkuthyolela basi kulibe mwana! They are pipo too even a metal breaks when its tired.

  25. thumbwe man says:

    Malawi @ 51. Mutharika look @what comes out of your boring speech. MPs so drunk with the speech.

  26. chimzzy says:

    those who criticized APM for the 24 mins speech, whats ur take on this? Hope u will now see the sense in what Winiko said that the president was concerned with the MPs since it was too hot in the house so the MPs would be dozing…..kkkkkkkkk

  27. Olikonda Dziko Lake says:

    The same…. as it happens class…..wen the Teacher is teaching the subject you dont like, wat comes next is dozzing……zzzzzzzzZzZzZzZ. Kick them out of parliament sakutithandiza

  28. gibo lantosi says:

    anazolowera kunyozana ma guys awa

  29. Changadeya says:

    That’s sleeping with pay are these MPS to respond president’s speech effectively? I don’t know .

  30. Tim says:

    SLEEPING ON THE JOB?..

    NO SERIOUSNESS IN THIS COUNTRY..

    PLEASE DONORS STOP GIVING TO THEM!… LET THEM WAKE UP AND WORK USING
    THEIR OWN RESOURCES… LAZY PEOPLE

  31. Dzambo says:

    It’s normal to dose off a bit in a long speech. Many of us do the same in Churches while the preacher drones off without us

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