Traditional Authority (T.A) Sawali of Balaka District has stressed he will stand still and deal with all critics of President Peter Mutharika saying those insulting the Head of State and his government are envious and are aiming at derailing development.
Sawali presented the warning at a developmental rally President Mutharika held at the Balaka Primary School ground on Monday after he officially opened Balaka Admarc Cotton Ginnery.
T/A Sawali advised the President to maintain his calm and always keep quite and let his subordinates fight the battle for him.
“Don’t be shaken by those who say bad about you. It only pains us and now let me assure you Mr. President, we will be the one’s fighting back on your behalf. You should not answer them back just concentrate on developmental issues” said Sawali attracting ululation from the DPP followers present at the rally.
“I am behind you because I was employed by you and nobody else” he added.
He also blamed some Malawians and opposition parties who are saying the Democratic Progressive Party has done nothing since returning into power in May 2014.
According to Sawali, DPP has done a lot including the introduction of community colleges among other things.
DPP regional governor Chalres Mchacha said the chief has the right to defend the President from “irresponsible criticism.”
On his part, Mutharika said he will not fight back but warned he will hit back at opposition and other critics if they go beyond.