Analysts censure Atupele’s remarks

Political analysts in the country have cesnured the remark, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)-United Democratic Front (UDF) alliance running mate, Atupele Muluzi made in Mangochi on Saturday during the whistle-stop tour he organised in the Eastern Region.

Atupele speaking in Mangohci on Saturday at the end of his whistle stop tour late at night

This was a maiden tour, Muluzi held to garner more support in the once UDF hotbed as the country creeps towards 2 July for fresh presidential elections following the ruling of the Supreme Court that upheld the decision of the Constitutional Court to nullify the May 21, 2019 presidential elections.

Unlike in the past elections where Mutharika had settled for Everton Chimulirenji from Ntcheu, this time around the country’s president has settled for Atupele Muluzi, apparently to garner more support from people in the Eastern Region.

On Saturday, in his attempt to prove to his darling (Mutharika) that he has chosen a potential candidate who would canvass more votes from the Eastern Region, Muluzi held a whistle-stop tour from Zomba to Mangochidisstricts.

However, when addressing the rally at Mangochi roundabout, he ended up castigating the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), saying the party is a “crocodile one”and that it will kill people once it takes over government.

“Please don’t vote for MCP because it is a crocodile party masquerading as good saints but it will devour or pounce on you once it takes over government,” remarked Muluzi during his preach that lasted for about 30 minutes.

The remark, is in contract with the advice, Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson, Justice Jane Ansah made when the electoral body was receiving nominations from candidates last week in Blantyre where she urged the candidates and their followers to avoid politics of bad-mouthing.

Ansah said politics of hate speeches have the potential to incite violence, hence, called the leaders to be exemplary.

However, Ernest Thindwa, who is a political analyst from Chancellor College faulted Muluzi’s remark, saying it lacks issues.

“This time when Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) opened the floor for campaigning, I thought leaders would utilise the period by selling themselves through issue-based campaign. Not talking ill about party A or B or candidate C or D. It’s very unfortunate,” he said.

Thindwa, however, advised parties or leaders to stick at telling eligible voters what their parties will do after being successful and not bad-mouthing.

His counterpart, Mustafa Hussein, a political scientist from the same institution also blamed Muluzi, calling his speech as a “hate-speech” every leader should refrain at all its cost during campaign to avoid violence.

“This is a provocative sentiment although made in a political podium. Muluzi could have done better if he could tell people what their alliance will do to people when elected into government not these crocodile issues,” he lectured.

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Jenala Eid
Jenala Eid
9 months ago

The government is Mutharika and Atupele period. Ma political analyst inu mukakhuta bonongwe musamasewele ndi boma. When the opposition talks ndowe inu pakamwa mumatseka. Mudzachita manyazi. Saulochi akamanyoza Bakili simuyankhula apumbwa.

kingcobra
kingcobra
9 months ago

apumbwa mwagundikati kunyoza mcp, kkkkk kwanu kwatha basi a gweyani inu

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago

tate wako kunyoza akulu. iyeyu angoti utsi ukayamba basi apita ku cipatala. I applaude former vice Malewezi.
zkomo

Jose
Jose
9 months ago

Aakutinso panali tiana timakaona dani lu za zii msonkhano wake uti mukunamizana madzi achita katondo.mwaona msonkhano wa tonse ku mzuzu anthu sakufjna udf dpp.atcheya machititsa misonkhano koma sunafikepo chonchija sign of vote of no confidence.muziona ba pusitsanani.kunja kwavuta uku uzanani chilungamo.mistake mukati musokoneze chisankho zomwe mulephele.Dziko lidzakuukirani

Jose
Jose
9 months ago

Makadeti nthawi ya propaganda inatha mu ma 1990 osati lero mcp yakupha mwati mukuchita decampaign mcp.picture video photo has an impact.zoti mcp inapha a gadama ndikuti dpp yapha anthu powaotcha ku lilongwe with pictures of burnt house,burnt bodies of innocent people bandages in hospital and their dealth at area 22 or 24 people attending such funeral very painful even me have cursed those responsible.which one has an impact.People will be angry with dpp than mcp.after all mcp rebranded by having a pastor or reverend.who cannot kill.mukunama .your backing comments are afailure here.people are clashing your stupid comments with wisdom logic… Read more »

Komakungoti Mcp Nkhanza

Mr CHAKWERA do you think God is happy you and KEN KANDODO killed JUMANI KAMUZU BANDA JR. ????????

Jose
Jose
9 months ago

Za zii makadeti what are you talking about.That time of mudslinging campaign is gone.people want unity that is tonse alliance not family alliance muluzi muntharika mm coalition of expresidents families zero pa ten muluza moipa mukunamizana.pitani ku north kapena central atupere anachititsa msonkhano ku lilongwe let me give you feedback from lilongwe market most of them yaos saying atupele akunama experience ya chiyani akuti atupere sanayendetsepo boma kapena kuwinitsa munthu ngati running mate koma chilima.A kuti tonse alliance ikuimira zigawo zonse ndi mitundu.akuti nthawi yopusitsana inapita.ATUPELE BECAREFUL YOU ARE SLIMING YOUR CHANCES OF RULING THIS COUNTRY FOR THE LEST OF… Read more »

Msowoya Lumbani
9 months ago
Reply to  Jose

We reject NKhanza like we have always done. Pano mukufuna PIONEER ibwelere. NOT Going to happen!!!!

BAKALI
9 months ago
Reply to  Jose

Ambwana vote ndi mumtima. LILONGWE is full of people from all the regions. You think people were happy with demos like you were?? being threatened, feeling unsafe because you are not from Kasiya?? being beaten, businesses destroyed? Nyekhwe ikubwela. limba mtima. Malawi is a peace loving nation. Our freedom comes first more than any squabbles. This is what MCP doesn’t understand and why they have always lost.

MCP N'gona Facts.
9 months ago

CHAKWERA ndi KEN KANDODO anapha JUMANI KAMUZU JR for claiming his fathers legacy.

#Better MW
#Better MW
9 months ago

If you have evidence, please take it to the police. Along with information about who is hunting albinos.

Noxy
9 months ago

Which analysts?My foot, Never heard them with good mouth always bad mouth.They must be the last ones to talk of hate speech other than themselves.What should stop Atupele from warning people that MCP is a crocodile party it enjoys violence.It killed people across the country.

The Patriot
The Patriot
9 months ago

Kodi ma analyst anji ingowona zolakwitsa za DPP and UDF. Mxiii

Kaka
Kaka
9 months ago

These so called analysts are a sham and not worth their salt. What about what SKC has been saying all along. Your classroom analysis of Malawi politics is not supported by any theory other than your partisan line. Do something that Malawian will rank you among the best. We know as a people what is on the ground and your analysis can not make one vote for a different candidate unless he is as daft as these Chirunga analysts!

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