Catholic priest fumes at Mulli prayers: ‘Foolish Malawians wishing each other to fall down’

Outspoken Vicar General of the Catholic Archdiocese of Blantyre Father Boniface Tamani  looked very concerned when he uttered the words.He wondered how a normal person would be giggling while a fellow human is failing to make ends meet.

Mulli: Held annual prayers for his business
Tamani (2nd from left) preached at the Mulli prayers

“You see a person suffering, failing to run business, unable to make ends meet, then you starts smiling…foolish Malawians,” he said.

Reverend Father  Tamani was speaking  at headquarters of conglomerate MBL Holdings, formerly Mulli Brothers, during annual prayers marking New Year.

He could not understand  the reason religious leaders, journalists,  civil society organizations are mostly dwelling on issues regarded as bad against government while deliberately ignoring positive strides.

Tamani by the virtue of being Vicar General of Blantyre archdiocese is secretary to head of Catholic Church in Malawi Bishop Thomas Msusa.

“When you go abroad and people ask you…where are you from? And you answer: I am from Malawi. They Google, and those bad stories come up,” said Tamani while looking at a pool of journalists who graced the occasion.

“I should urge you journalists to avoid slanting towards something or someone, you must be neutral…zochezatu, koma zoona,” he added.

Tamani said it was worrying that Malawians celebrate to a great length only to wish one to fall down, saying people cannot rise up because someone is been pulled down.

Leston Mulli, who is chief executive officer of conglomerate MBL Holdings, applauded the vicar general for being open minded.

Mulli said it was sad that most Malawians look down upon each other.

He said most Malawians would rather support a foreigner than a fellow Malawian.

“Let’s say there are three shops, one for Mulli, the other for Burundian and another of an Asian, Malawians would rather buy from the foreigners than that of Mulli even if my products are cheaper,” The business magnet lamented.

He then urged indigenous Malawians to develop a thick business skin and be resilient in times of economic tumbles.

Mulli Brothers Chaplain Reverend Billy Gama said the payers are organized to reflect the past year ask for God’s guidance in the New Year.

MBL, a major private sector player, started business in the Kamuzu Banda era.

 

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sato

This priest has lost track by joining the den of thieves. His sermon could have meant something if he had told Mulli that he pays back the MSB loan. Our tax money was used to pay this loan when hospitals lack drugs etc etc. Then why should one wish characters like these better life when there world is that of me and my dog.

MAUNITS
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MAUNITS

Tamani people to side and sympathize with Mulli a thief noooooooooo. When the country is locked with turmoil and shielding thiesves you want that not exposed internationally but people should say things are working in Malawi fokofo unalidi kale Tamani amene unayima pachilungamo nthawi ya Tcheya not this rubbish you are saying now.

Noxy
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I like The Vicar’s sentiments we are really tarnishing our own Malawi image when we do more of bad publicity when there are a lot of positives.We must love our country!

Tamani the Great
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Welldone Tamani. Atleast you talk sense not uyu Msusa wa UTM yu.

mtete
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mtete

I have no kind words for anyone who corruptly amasses with wealth at the expense of others. Father Tamani’s behavior and preachings are questionable these days but, being from Lhomwe belt, we do not wonder. We can conclude “Blood is thicker than water”

Mary
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The problem with Catholic priest you think you are semi god’s that whatever you say is final and the truth yet you are liars and thieves

Ochewa
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Ochewa

A Priest munakalalika bwanji kumeneko ngati Mulli ndi mkatolika? Ma priest athu azelezeka ndi ndalama masiku ano kkkkkk

Jons
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Jons

Kodi chouluka chidzatera

Kennedy
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Kennedy

Muli is corrupt and a criminal do you want people to support him? He even said openly that Dpp is for Lomwe, such people need no support.

Chisa
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Chisa

Spot on Fr Tamani. You are the only Catholic priest who is honest. Negative stories give our country a bad image. It means investors have to use more money (to mitigate risks) and do business, hence, it is us ordinary people who lose. Our resources (human and material) become expensive in the process.

DR MANGA
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THE DUTY OF JOURNALISTS IS TO REPORT WHAT HAS HAPPENED WHETHER POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE .