Bingu wa Mutharika remembered quietly 6 years after his death

Malawians on Thursday quietly remembered former president Bingu wa Mutharika, who is respected for bringing Malawi to a sound economic path from 2004 to 2009.

Road named after late Bingu wa Mutharika

Bingu’s widow Callisto Mutharika laying her wreath at Mpumulo wa Bata in last year’s memorial

Bingu, brother to the current president Peter Mutharika, died  after cardiac arrest at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe on April 5, six years ago.
His family has not issued a statement on the commemoration calendar for the fallen Head of State but last year, the event was held at Ndata Farm where he is lying in Mpumulo wa Bata mausoleum.

State run Malawi Broadcasting Corporation did not run special programs as they did last year but privately owned but influential Zodiak did a voice pop in the streets of Blantyre, Lilongwe and Mzuzu.

Most people remembered Mutharika as a development conscious leader who had put Malawi’s ailing economy to a fast recovery and within his administration, it came second after the oil rich Qatar and the country grabbed positive headlines in international media.

He formed the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) after he quit the United Democratic Front (UDF), a party that sponsored him into power in 2004 when former president Bakili Muluzi handpicked him as his successor.

However, his second term of office was marred with serious allegations of arrogance, political intolerance, dictatorship and extra judicial killings.

Polytechnic student Robert Chasowa, who was a political activist and a fierce critic of the former Head of State was abducted from his college and murdered in what a Commission of inquiry said was a state sponsored assassination and named some police officers and DPP cadres as suspects in the murder.

At least 20 Malawians were gunned down when they were protesting against his rule on July 20, 2011 by the police.

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20July, 2011
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20July, 2011

Why not respecting Bingu? Dont remind me of how Peter and team started scrambling for his position and wealth moments after his death. Kenaka Callister issue iyi yangotipeza……..yoti She prefers an outsider than her mulamu Pitala?

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Zuze

Daniel Phiri of Mid Night Six!

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Mask

A great leader Malawi ever had. Sound economic and developmental agendas

Geni
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Geni

These two brothers are true messengers of the devil. They came only to kill steal and destroy Malawi….

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C Banda

Bingu waHoo?

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Maunits

Useless president ever Malawi had. Bingu did well only during his first term but failed miserably the second term.

Prince of shitholes
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Bingu became a reckless leader during his second term. He was arrogant and that put too much stress on him. However, his young brother has proven to be very useless. With Bingu we had fule shortages but he dealt with useless and thief Bakili. Pitala has brought darkness and is tolerating thieves thrive in government. Tiwona in 2019.

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