Bushiri talks tough challenging Malawi leaders to advance peace

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has challenged Malawian leaders to start preparing their followers to accept the pending verdict of the Constitutional Court.

Prophet Bashir: A stick in time serve nine, Malawi needs to prepare the court’s verdict

The Constitutional Court is, sometime in before year ends, expected to make a ruling on an elections case where Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM Party presidential hopefuls want a rerun of May 21 elections.

Speaking during a media briefing held at his base in South Africa,  Bushiri said, as a Malawian, he was deeply concerned with “disturbing” and “shocking” things happening in  Malawi in the post-election impasse.

Bushiri highlighted  the violence current demonstrations have had on the country—with business destroyed, property damaged and lives lost.

However, Bushiri underlined that though the current demonstration have reared an ugly head on the country, it is what will happen after the Constitutional Court ruling that Malawians must be worried about.

He said that currently the country is divided into two camps and these camps need to start preparing their people to accept the outcome of the court ruling.

He said: “The Constitutional Court will be making its ruling sometime next month. But with the Camps that have emerged in Malawi, how much have we prepared our people to accept the decision that the Constitutional Court will make?”

Bushiri raised the following questions for Malawians to start debating on.

1. Are both camps preparing their subjects to respect the termination of the court at the end of the process?

2. Will UTM and MCP accept the court’s decision should it come out contrary to their joint expectation?

3. Is Malawi Electoral Commission or DPP prepared to accept the court’s determination  that shall nullify  the May 21 presidential election results?

4. How are these concerned parties preparing their subjects for those possible outcomes?

He warned that Malawi is sitting on a timely bomb if these issues are not addressed and therefore made a strong appeal to political leaders to start preparing people in their camps to accept the court’s determination.

The prophet made 7 proposals to leaders in Malawi to consider.

“Government has the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (Dodma). I know political strife is one of the disasters that Dodma manages through preparedness and response. At this time, we need to ask what Dodma is doing to prepare the nation on the political strife that will emerge after the Constitutional Court Ruling. We need answers” he said.

He asked the DPP leadership to start challenging and informing their people about the coming court ruling.

“We need peace today, tomorrow and forever and I am certain that the DPP will champion this noble.”

To the opposition, especially MCP and UTM,  “how much do the leadership discuss peace in their meetings and rallies? The leadership needs to start preparing their people now!”

He asked the International Community, how much are they engaging with political and social leaders in the country regarding the Constitutional Court ruling in the offing, saying they need to be challenged to stand up now  not just after incidents have already happened.

“To us the clergy, how much, in our sermons, are we preparing our members with regards to the ruling in the offing? Do we just preach about heaven ignoring the danger we are about to face as a nation? This is the time the clergy must come together and lead the process of preparing our people,” said Prophet Bushiri.

To the media, “how much are we sensitizing and enlightening our people with regards to the coming judgement? Do we consider this a critical news story in our newsroom? I am calling on the media in Malawi to begin this noble process.”

To Civil Society Organisations (CSO), Bushiri said: “I want them to begin a nationwide campaign of civic educating people about how critical the ruling by the Constitutional Court will be and also the importance of accepting it. CSOs must also aim at creating forums where all key stakeholders should convene through a National Peace Conference  and deliberate these issues.”

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Winston msowoya
Winston msowoya
1 year ago

Malawians,stand for your freedoms,Muthalika is continuously destroying our country for his own well-being and his tribesmen.This fool,is brainless and that is why the Students at Washington University,one of the best universities in the States,demonstrated against him saying that the guy was below standard and that they could not comprehend what he was teaching about.Malawians,you have been hoodwinked for a long time and time has come now to say enough is enough.We were told at the time of Mphonongo Banda that the thug had 12 degrees and Malawians believed that.At this juncture,let us unite and remove this thug from power because… Read more »

Winston msowoya
Winston msowoya
1 year ago

BUSHIRI,for the words of our Lord God,iam not going to interfere with your Christian beliefs but politically,yes. I did not finish your speech but,I red part of it,and I was thrilled to read the speech.It is melancholy to see that our so-called leaders especially Mathanyula and his chains of puppets,are politically and economically destroying our mother Malawi for their own opportunistic interests.I and my fellow Malawians in diaspora,strongly support you for your love over our country.Muthalika is in Malawi to suck the peoples’ resources for his own interests and not the interests of the overwhelming masses of our people.We pray… Read more »

Nzika
Nzika
1 year ago

Chilaz, Tilipo ife anthu a ku Thyolo kwawo kwa APM komweko amene sitikumufuna APM wakoyo. Watizunza mokwana! Mxiiew!

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 year ago

Naye akagwere uko KHULUKU uyu.

Charie
Charie
1 year ago

Munthu amene umati siwamulungu lero ndi uyo kuyankhula chilungamo . thanks Mr Prophet.

Zholashe 78morere
Zholashe 78morere
1 year ago

I CAREFULLY LISTENED TO THE PRESS BRIEFING OF BUSHIRI ON TIMES TV. STATION. THERE ARE SOME ELEMENTS IN THE WHOLLY SPEECH BY BUSHIRI WHICH ALSO CAN FUEL BOODY DAY. THE LAW WILL TAKE ITS COURSE AND THUS THE ANSWER. FOR INFORMATION BUSHIRI PEOPLE FROM OPPOSITION PARTIES HAVE BEEN HACKED EVERSINCE AND PHANGA KNIVES GOUND ROUND IN THE CITY OF BLANTYRE CLEARLY SEEN AND LED BY DDP CADETS, CHASOWA KILLED AND THE LIST IS ENDLESS INCLUDING ALBINOS. BUSHIRI,YOU ARE TALKING ALL SORTS OF WORDS FROM OUTSIDE MALAWI DID YOU EVER HEAR THAT DDP GURUS MAKE ANY STATEMENT OF APOLOGY IN REGARDS… Read more »

Angela
Angela
1 year ago

Bushiri’s appeal is meant for people like you. Get prepared for a favourable or unfavourable outcome from the court because believing your allegations as the gospel truth is what he fears shall cause strife. Some of us can already see that the opposition has lost ground in court as they so far admitted no alteration changed the valid votes including the much talked about tippex. Hence these were alterations arising from genuine mistakes and I’m sure if we carried a rerun today, people would still make mistakes. So, prepare yourself for any outcome from the court case ‘Zholashe 78morere’, it’s… Read more »

Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago

We Malawians are sometimes just useless creatures in this land, we all know where the problem is and we are here trying to fix ourselves by pointing to the leaders, this is not about leadership ladies and gentlemen! It’s about the whole useless Country of ours by not accepting the Democratic time to rise above our face, I don’t see any reason of taking this as a divided people and or Malawi no! Malawi is the same and it will not change until we change. Osanola mpeni by preparing what is not known. Why are you coming here with Nkhwangwa… Read more »

Chilaz
Chilaz
1 year ago
Reply to  Kaitano

JUST KILL YOURSELF AND CHANGE COMES

Iantana
Iantana
1 year ago

Ine zikayamba zipolowe muzanditenge bwana Bushiri olo nzikakolopa mu church chanu! amalawi nsanje, kaduka ndi kuzikonda, kusankhana mtundu nde sinkhani

RICHARD
RICHARD
1 year ago

Munthalika should learn UHURU of Kenya by inviting opposition for a dialogue. Cout can not sort political issues and ethinic division. indeed this is a prophetic voice that we need in malawi. I totally agree that things will be out of control. There will be blood shed on that day. God bless prophet Bushiri. A stone which was rejected by his own people because of hypocrisy…

Angela
Angela
1 year ago
Reply to  RICHARD

You mean that the opposition is causing all this strife just to be invited to share the spoils? Is that what losers must now do to get some share of power despite being rejected by people?

Chizaso
Chizaso
1 year ago

I am deeply touched with your soul searching speech. Major 1 you have grown before our very eyes and the wisdom coming from you is Godly. Thank you so much man of God, I am personally wishing you the best that life can offer. Now Malawi’s political impulse is centered on selfishness. Our leaders are heartless lions in sheep’s clothing. I am very disappointed with the DPP government and I know most Malawian’s are mourning for a redeemer. People are free to express their dissatisfaction in the electoral process and call for leaders to resign. This happens everywhere in the… Read more »

Chilaz
Chilaz
1 year ago
Reply to  Chizaso

THE PEOPLE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT ARE MOSTLY FROM THE CENTRAL REGION AND NORTH. WHAT ABOUT SOUTH AND EAST?? DO YOU REALISE THEY ARE ALSO PEOPLE WITH VALUES AND RIGHTS TO BE RESPECTED!!!

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