Archbishop Msusa tells Malawi politicians there are ‘no-go zones’ for other parties

Influential  Catholic Church’s Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa of the Archdiocese of Blantyre said there are now no-go zones for political parties and that they should be free to go anywhere in Malawi.

Archdiocese Day, the Catholics in the Archdiocese celebrated the day together with silver jubilee anniversary of priesthood of Monsignor Boniface Tamani and Catholic University (CU) vice-chancellor Reverend Father George Buleya.

Archbishop Thomas Luke Msusa: condemn political violence

Chilima encouraged Malawians to go and register to vote in the 2019 elections.

Msusa, speaking  at Limbe Cathedral in Blantyre on Saturday, during a celebration marking the feast of Mary Queen of All hearts, the patron Saint of the Archdiocese.

Archbishop Msusa said Malawians ushered in  multiparty politics in 1993 and there is no reason for any political grouping to draw lines in particular areas as ‘no-go zones’ for other political parties.

His Grace Msusa comments came after happened in Mangochi a week ago where  vehicles belonging to his United Transformation Movement (UTM) led by Vice President Saulos Chilima were burnt and fingers pointed at the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and its bedfellows, United Democratic Party (UDF), but both parties denied responsibility.

“Political violence is bad. It taints not only the reputation of a country, but also of Mangochi district, in this case. Mangochi is a beautiful lakeshore district which attracts tourists from outside Malawi, some [who targeted Mangochi] may have cancelled their vacations to Malawi,” the archbishop said.

He advised politicians in the country to co-exist, tolerate each other and allow everyone to hold their rallies anywhere they want.

Vice-President Chilima and Minister of Information Nicholas  Dausi attended the the event  known as Archdiocese Day.

The  Catholics in the Archdiocese celebrated the day together with silver jubilee anniversary of priesthood of Monsignor Boniface Tamani and Catholic University (CU) vice-chancellor Reverend Father George Buleya.

In his speech at the event, Chilima only encouraged Malawians to go and register to vote in the 2019 elections.

Besides, he commended Frs Tamani and Buleya and encouraged them to work even harder in serving God.

During the celebrations, the two priests received various gifts from well-wishers, who included President Peter Mutharika, who sent Dausi to give either of them an upright fridge and an undisclosed amount of money.

Chilima also gave the two priests an undisclosed amount of money.

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Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

Bishop Msusa recently told Catholics at a mass which Chilima attended in Blantyre to vote for fellow Catholic. By endorsing Chilima, the Bishop has lost moral ground to advice on electoral matters.

Aka
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Aka

This is quoting the bishop out of context! You guys are just at war with the bishop. Shame shame I followed his preaching. Do not mis represent the facts.

Wiseman
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Wiseman

Just join politics, osanamizila mpingo. Anthu oipa inu

Guanta
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Guanta

kodi Bishop Msusa wanenapo apa kuti akhristu a Katolika kavoteleni Chilima?

tizanka
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tizanka

I am a catholic who attend mass every day, I will vote for Peter Wa Mutharika and no Bishop is going to gas light me into thinking on my behalf. What the catholic church need to manage now is the issue of priests and bishops sexually abusing our children, this is the issue to manage now and talk about, this campaigning for Chilima will backfire.

Chothandizila
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Chothandizila

Please just say your nonsense about our bishops but do not pretend to be a Catholic. No Catholic can say what you have just said even if they dearly disagree with what the Bishop stand for. Propaganda imeneyo kuti aziti even Catholics are attacking their own Bishops. Uwapeze. Akatolika salekana.

kaguta
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kaguta

Archbishop Msusa is treading on dangerous grounds. Throughout history, we have learnt that some of the most bitter and stubborn differences in society are faith-based and often promulgated by overzealous clergy like him. You should know that even within the Catholic Church not all bishops support whoever you are campaigning for . That’s the reason the Catholic Church has lost credibility and influence . Back in the day the church was evidently neutral and when She spoke, she did so with authority. Msusa is behaving like a campaign director for Chilima. I am a catholic but this nonsense from our… Read more »

Napoleon muza
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I feel sorry for my bishops. They are forgetting that not all catholics are for Chilima. Some are in government , some are MCP members, some UDF, PP, Aford, and you cannot force people to vote for Chilima. Learn to be neutral to avoid offending other children. We are in democracy , where people can make choice of their own. Let me remind my bishop, that the Catholic Church is powerful yes, mighty yes, but the bible says, it is not by power or by mighty but the Spirit of God. God loves the humble not the pride like our… Read more »

Chothandizila
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Chothandizila

Wa katolika sanganene zimene mwalemba apazi. Why can’t you just argue your point without pretending to be Catholic?????

Napoleon muza
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Kikikiki. You don’t know what you are talking about. Ufuna ndipange Litania, ndilembe mwambo worse wamisa, njira yamtanda ndikuuze kuti ndi masiteshoni a ngati kuti udziwe. Ndakhale alta boy, kukupiza lubani,, kupemphera kolona , kusala kuja Nama Tsukuba la phulusa ndi lachisanu layers, kusambitsidwa mapazi ,ndiye inu kuti chain.

history
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history

It’s long back when u used to influence your faithfuls on who to vote for not now father….me a Catholic by birth ndiri nganganga behind DPP and it’s development agenda and programs…dont waste time with politics preach salvation like did Jesus our lord

SONG OF THE DRUNKARD
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SONG OF THE DRUNKARD

If our youths /children are
Really serious about their future –they must think twice when voting –otherwise their cries will not be entertained after voting wrongly —

Kalenga ndi Mzake
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Kalenga ndi Mzake

What’s with the giving out of cash to priests.

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