Catholic priest says Malawi is sliding into civil war

An influential Catholic priest has told warring parties in the May 21 presidential poll results to find a quick solution, saying the political impasse is slowly sliding Malawi into a civil war.

Father Tamani: There is need for cease fire

Father Boniface Tamani, Vicar –general of the Archdiocese of Blantyre Monsignor, said this on Sunday during his homily in Chilomoni, Blantyre.

He said he was in Mozambique when the civil war started in the 1970s, saying the war was started slowly with similar reasons.

He also condemned the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) sanctioned protests, saying they are breeding violence and chaos in the country.

“We would not want to destroy Malawi this way,” said Tamani.

HRDC chairman Timothy Mtambo said the peaceful protests are hijacked by criminals and told the police to arrest perpetrators of the looting and violence and ensure protection of lives of people and property.

Mtambo has since rejected Inspector General of police Rodney Jose’s order to stop the protests.

In Lilongwe, Reverend Baswell Basikolo has called on Lingadzi CCAP congregants to avoid violence during the protests.

Basikolo was speaking at Lingadzi CCAP during his unveiling to the congregation having been transferred from Mvama CCAP.

He said as Christians, the protesters should always be peaceful and avoid engaging in violent activities.

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Chittanooga
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Chittanooga

Boniface Tamani should know that servicemen in the MDF have already seen the bigger picture that may emerge in Malawi. That is why whenever they are demonstrations organised by those against Jane Ansah, they always show up to figure out who will cause problems to the marchers. Remember how these servicemen pounced on those cadets who were sent to beat up demonstrators that had convened at Kamuzu Upper Stadium in Blantyre. They reacted with due speed. That is why MDF has reiterated the essence of observing Section 160 of the Republican Constitution. As such the statement on the civil war… Read more »

hlupo sibande
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hlupo sibande

what Tamani is saying is very much true and i can say it is a prophecy but what i can say its the quickest solution to end this is to advice ansah to resign Otherwise condemning HRDC its not a solution lets kill the root course of this violence If we can fail to sort this out know for sure we will never have good leaders and no democracy i as aman of God the only solution of this problem is mr president must command her out of office otherwise demos will not end you can see DPP is using… Read more »

Pewani
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Pewani

Zikunena Tamani zikufanana ndi kuti mnyumba mwalowa njoka, ndiye mmalo moipha, ukutsinzina (kutseka maso) ndikumaganiza kuti chifukwa choti sukuyiwona ndiye kuti yapita. Chofunika ndi kutenga ndodo kupha njokayo osati kumatseka maso kuti usayiwone.

Mpale Weniweni
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Mpale Weniweni

Hahahahahaha influential priest my foot. In simple terms Tamani is a DPP cadet masquerading as Vicar General period. Even his sermons he openly take sides by being a royal DPP cadet.

Bristone Mabichi
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Bristone Mabichi

“If you are emotionally attached to your tribe, religion or political leaning to the point that truth and justice become secondary considerations, your education is useless. Your exposure is useless. If you cannot reason beyond petty sentiments, you are a liability to mankind.” Dr. Chuba Okadigho (late)

Mwapiya
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Mwapiya

Fr Tamani kwao ndi ku Mazabiki. He has never hidden his DPP sympathies and can be labelled a top cadet.

Why do you keep such an arrogant and biased priest as Vicar General for the Catholic Church?

TOSH
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AWANSO AKUFUNA KUTIWUZA CHANI IDIOT HYPOCRIT

MZWANYA
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MZWANYA

If its civil war then lets embrace it, Angola, Mozambique, Rwanda were all at war and they are so progressive than docile Malawians, Somalia will overtake us soon economically, akuti Peace loving country za Zii…umphawi uli tho!…taona kale kuti apolice ndi asilikali mulibe kalikonse interms of personnel and armory, Lilongwe population only can chase you within a blink of an eye, u r outnumbered but just be thankful that we have a docile population.

mtete
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mtete

Tamani is a Phalombean and a DPP through and through. He is not fit to be a Vicar General; a person who leads church members of varying political affiliations. His utterences are catalysts for civil war.

MA D7 MA D6
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a country that ignores truth justice and rhiteousness is doomed /lost —

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