Bakili Muluzi’s backlash over hate-speech rebuke: ‘Malawi ex-leader was master of podium slurs’

Former president Bakili Muluzi remarks at the United Democratic Front (UDF) national conference in Blantyre against foul-mouthing political competitors were not taken lying down.

Former president Bkaili Muluzi: Though shall not insult the Head of State and other political competitors or the elderly

Muuzi said calling President Peter Mutharika names like ‘Amtchona’ was uncalled for and urged Malawians to stop.

“As a person who fought hard to bring democracy, I find it disheartening when people call the President names,” he said.

However, many said the former president was the political connoisseur of politics of castigation, citing his rule from 1994 to 2004 under UDF administration  when he ridiculed his political competititors.

Social media was awash with links of Muluzi clips from political rallies he addressed as President and when he was out of power where he was heard ridiculing former vice president Justin Malewezi,former minister  Brown Mpinganjira, former opposition leaders John Tembo and Gwanda Chakuamba.

And Times Radio in their popular phone-in programme it was about the comments made by the former president.

Many callers accused Muluzi of mentoring the current crop of politicians in politics of verbal combat.

“We used to listen to Muluzi insulting others  when he was in power,”Dudwa Mazibiko who said he was calling from Kasungu said on Times Radio.

Another caller who identified herself as a Nachisale from Lilongwe said Muluzi could not stand on higher moral ground when it comes to politics of insults.

Some, however, defended Muluzi said as elderly statesman he was providing good advice so that those stahding on a platform of transformation should not do politics differently, not more of the same.

Commenting on Facebook, Kondwani Bell Munthali wrote: “I love our hypocrisy. I see people crying out loud that Bakili Muluzi spoke against politics of castigation. Reference his past utterances when he was in power. For the past two weeks the same people have been trying to convince us people change- case study anthu awowo akuti asintha and we should move on and not focus on their past or contributions when they had resemblance of power! I am having fun how much we contradict ourselves…. ngati awowo anasintha, cant Bakili change with age and maturity. I should declare my interest- I am a fan of President Bakili Muluzi as he demystified the office of the President and he had umunthu in him! #2019elections #keyboardpoliticians #factsarestubborn.”

Muluzi was said to be a good political orator in his time and as a matter of political routinization, gifted women in their soprano tone could not control their habit of ululation—“lyo!lyo!lyo! boma ilo!

This could give Muluzi political vigor to say—“Achalume, kuchitekete, ku mtunda wosati masewera… zinthu zatani? Zatotanije?- zasintha!!!!’

 

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Truth Shall Free Malawi
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Truth Shall Free Malawi

Bakili Mukuzi is the GOD FATHER, repeat GODFATHER of the INSULTS and CORRUPTION we see in Malawi politics. Bakili Mulkuzi is the GODFATHER of the CORRUPT INDIANS. Bakili Muluzi should SHUT UP

Mzanga Dausi
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Mzanga Dausi

So, Kondwani Bell Munthari chose to play the devil’s advocate. Good for you and good luck as you seek to defend idiots like Mutharika.

What’s wrong in calling Mutharika amtchona. I thought what concretises his cv is the fact that he stayed a long time in the USA. And what is that if not umtchona?

Panganani
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BESIDES INSULTS , MULUZI IS THE ONE WHO MADE WHAT MALAWI IS TODAY.THE GUY KNEW HE WAS A CONVICT AND WENT AHEAD TO BE STEALING FROM GOVERNMENT AND SET A TEERIBLE PRECEDENT.THEN HE BROUGHT US ANOTHER COMESA THIEF CALLED BINGU WHO OPENED THE FLOODGATES OF CASHGATE OF THE MANDASI WOMNA BEFORE THE MTCHONA TOOK THE THIEVEING A NOTCH HIGHER.

I was in Zimbabwe last week for business, and everybody I introduced myself to called me BLATANT THIEF-REALLY? CHIFUKWA CHA MATCHONAWA NDIYE WINA AZIWUWA NDI KULUBWALUBWA ZAUCHITSIRU-LIKE BAKILI DID AT THE UD CONVENTION?SHUT UP

Bob
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Bob

How you scolded other like Malewezi, BJ, J Tembo etc. during your rallies has sent precedence to all this. So stop blaming others

Hotlips
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Hotlips

Mwamvabe! Think forward not backward.

From Likoma
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From Likoma

@Hotlips
Don’t waste our time with this man and the man he is referring to ( mutharika). When you do stupid things don’t expect people to smile at you. This applies to everyone including mutharika . How do you expect us respect mutharika when he finds himself in the a fraud mix . That’s silly .

Yahya Yahya Jammeh
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Whatever defence you make for Muluzi he is an idiot. He said all that because of the protection he is enjoying from Mutharika for the MK1,7 bn he stole and that his son , the only UDF prostitute is in Mutharika’s government continuing to plunder our ailing economy. Like father like son. The boy is also stealing a lot from us and he engaged one Indian in Limbe who is keeping his stolen money. He uses his black Hummer to deliver cash at this Indian man who works for Fargo Ltd. We know it and people have seen him several… Read more »

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Well said

Shaka
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Shaka

A thief will always defend a cop who shields him from prosecution and Mu luzi is no exception. All he values is the shielding from prosecution in that infamous k1.7 billion theft. Criticism to his shield is tantamount to ruffling Maluzi feathers.

Charlie Hebdo
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Charlie Hebdo

What a chameleon we have in Muluzi! He changes his opinion when it suits him and his family. Trust me, he stands to benefit for his utterances from DPP government. Isn’t he the same man who ridiculed Kamuzu saying he was “Nkhuku ya mikolongwe” and Malewezi womwa mapilisi 32.

Marx
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Marx

Muluzi should just SHUT UP! Hypocrite of hypocrites! We know he’s saying this so APM’s government continues to give a blind eye to his corruption cases.

Mahule 1,000,000 Jobs Party
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Malawi lost 100 years with old idiot trying to claim that he fought for Democracy. Change was imminent after the fall of the USSR or the iron curtain. Unfortunately for Malawi we chose mbuli ndi mbava yodziwa kutukwana. Adanyoza Chakuamba ati nkhome ngati Leyland Albion. Adatukwana Mpinganjira chofukwa cha Lizzie Lossa. Adanena Bingu kuti ndi mtchona pa Chisitu in March 2007. Worse than worst kunyoza matenda a Malewezi iye asathibuke msana kunyekhula ndi wana. Kamuzu, Tembo, Alamu Mwakula and Bingu had or have good manners.

Ntengo wa Kesia
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Ntengo wa Kesia

@Mahule …
Apa ndiye mwakamba zedi. Kumukumbutsa Muluzi zimene ankanena kale lija. Kikiki mpaka kumunena Malawezi chonchi!
Koma ndifunse: Kodi Lizzie Losa bwanji sitinamuona ife poika Matthew Losa (Duwa) – mzathu ku BSS ndi ku Chanco – kumanda? Lizzie mpaka kumujaila Matthew atafa? Nkadzi wa sataniki eti?
Kodi alipo amaneyi lero, ku Amereka’ko?

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