Bushiri’s message of peace receives applause: MCP, UTM vow to accept poll case outcome, govt muted

Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM  Party say they will respect the outcome of the Constitutional Court ruling on the presidential election case  following Prophet Shephard Bushiri’s message of peace delivered Wednesday in a televised live news conference.

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The South African-based Malawian preacher, who asked all concerned parties to prepare their followers for the outcome of the court cas,  has received a round of applause from political parties, legal expert and the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC).

Bushiri, who is president for the internationally – acclaimed Enlightened Church Gathering (ECG), delivered his message of peace at his SB Sparkling Waters Hotel in Rustenburg, South Africa. The trust of the message was to appeal to Malawians to start preparing for the outcome of the constitutional court ruling expected towards the end of the year.

‘Papa the Major One’ said with incidences of violence experienced so far in the anti-Jane Ansah demonstrations organized by HRDC, the situation can be worse with the constitutional court ruling as it ‘likely to please some and others’.

MCP’s publicity secretary Maurice Munthali said the party respects the rule of law.

“Our supporters will definitely accept the outcome of the court case, they are peace loving people,” he said.

Reacting to the statement, UTM spokesperson Joseph Chidanti Malunga said their supporters are ready to respect the court’s decision. Malunga said UTM respects the prophets message and that its membership will respect the court’s decision whichever way it goes.

“We have followed Bushiri’s message. We are a peace-loving party and we will continue to uphold peace even after the ruling. Whether the ruling is in our favour or not – our message is that we will remain peaceful” said Malunga.

Minister of Information and government spokesperson Mark Botomani said he could not comment on the matter because the court is still hearing the case.

In his comment, human rights activist and legal expert Chrispin Sibande agreed with the prophet in asking political parties to seriously consider the consequences of the outcome of the court case.

He said this was a political matter which require political solutions and interventions.

Said Sibande: “This is a political case. It will please one camp and not please the other. The prophet has demonstrated a rare character in that he has been able to face the problem facing the country with courage and honesty. I think his message will really have impact if political players come together and resolve the impasse”

HRDC member Macdonald Sembereka said the coalition is already preaching peace after the court ruling. He said it has always been their message that people should desist from violence now and in future.

“We will do our part to preach peace. We also welcome the prophets message of peace because we are a peaceful grouping that believes in rights of people. We also appeal to the ruling party to take this message seriously” said Sembereka.

This is the first time that Prophet Bushiri is addressing Malawians following a four month political impasse emanating from disputed May 21 presidential elections. He had to endure a barrage of tough questions from the press in a live conference followed by many online.

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Steward
Steward
1 year ago

The Prophet came up with all those reverations after spending time and God minstered to him.What is needed here is wisdom to all the qauters . There are people who are spending time praying . Your reaction here will make others provoking God’s anger or grace.cause you can be obstacle to peace or vessel of peace. Soon God will react accordingly

Eagles Eye
Eagles Eye
1 year ago

Koma Bushiri mpaka an elevated national flag on the desk as if he holds an elected or appointed position in government? Anzathu muli kufupi ndi our Man of God, please advise him on issues surrounding this display of a national flag on the desk or office otherwise his message is more than welcome.

GANGWAYI
GANGWAYI
1 year ago
Reply to  Eagles Eye

aaaa chitsilu ichinso? kodi sanje ndi zilizonse zomwe?? kokolochi get out!!!!

Hate it or take it but it's a fact

Botoman a kuyankha zakhutu zake.

Mwinithako
Mwinithako
1 year ago

This is so suspicious. It seems the con court would like to frustrate the Government in favour of MCP.BUT THERE ARE SOME LEARNED LAWYERS THERE MONITORING THE EPISODES OF THE CASE KKKKKK

Charie
Charie
1 year ago

Mchifukwa chake aboma Amati tiyeni tidikire Court kut agamule.zachidziwikire mec and Apm ndiwovomereza ndi kale.thenks prophet bushiri.

Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago
Reply to  Charie

Spokesman, fool others not all of us here. Idiot

Association of Marginalised Citizens
Association of Marginalised Citizens
1 year ago

Fellow Malawians!!!: Are you telling us that the loser should not appeal the ruling? Why then we do have the supreme court of appeal. Please do not forget Judges are humans too and as such they are bound to errors. That’s why we have all these stages of the justice system which must work. It is folly to tell people to accept court ruling at the this level without going further. You are already giving the court a very bad mentality. The sitting court knows well that a loser can appeal to the higher court. Also be mindful of those… Read more »

Ghomani
1 year ago

We don’t need an appeal to this case. Wamva

Mandado@147
1 year ago

One conman! They way I see this is he wanted to prophesize a re-run.

Mzunga
Mzunga
1 year ago

Awa (MCP and UTM) amangofulumira kuyankhula, in real sense they don’t mean what they talk. For instance they rushed to sign for PAC’s agreement that they will accept the results of the elections. Look now where are they? They are in courts fighting for the loosing battle. I feel sorry for the Abusa who has completely lost direction. Zidakanika ma khang’a eni eni achina Mbuya, JZU izi.

Kaitano
Kaitano
1 year ago
Reply to  Mzunga

If your DPP signed the same, I think your comment would commend what MCP and UTM did, your DPP didn’t sign because they knew that they will use force to rule over Malawians not through the elections, so you can’t accuse and or underate these two parties because they subscribe to peace code, we can’t allow the same the rule of laws being floated like you are the only main Malawians whIle others are dogs as you use to call us. Those who didn’t sign the deal it means they were ready for fighting, so my first point to you… Read more »

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