Chaponda denies being one of the ‘beast’ misleading Mutharika for Malawi 2019 presidential run

 The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) vice president  (South) George Chaponda has said he is not one of the “beasts of prey” referred in the  the game-changing socio-political remarks of the former First Lady Callista Mutharika, who have surrounded President Peter Mutharika and misleading him.

Chaponda: I am not a beast

Callista said the “beasts of prey are everywhere, at State House, in the DPP, everywhere…”

The former First Lady said there are individuals in DPP government who should not hold public office because they are thieves and  urged Malawians not to waste time with thieves.

“Out there, lots of people would like to progress. As a nation, we need to help those who seek progress. We must not waste our energies on thieves like these. People are tired of poverty.”

Apparently, Chaponda has been pinpointed by commentators as one of the “beasts” misleading Mutharika on his candidacy for the May 2019 Tripartite Eelctions.

But Chaponda has denied  that he is misleading Mutharika and is not a beast

“The President has not broken any law by expressing  his intention  to contest for a secom term (his final five years),” Chaponda retorted in a Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) interview.

Chaponda said those who argue that Malawi has just wasted five years with DPP in power hence there should be change of guard, “have no basis” for their claims.

“It is all jealousy,” said Chaponda on Tiuzeni Zoona programme.

Some members of the ruling party are demanding President Mutharika, 79, to pave way for the youthful State Vice-President Saulos Chilima as the DPP’s presidential candidate in next year’s elections.

Mutharika has openly declared he would represent DPP in 2019 and that has also been echoed by party gurus such as Chaponda.

He argues that change of guards will give away the presidency to main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

On his part, Chilima has kept his cards to his chest, saying not a word on the suggested take-over, leaving it all to his supporters to fight for the cause they seem to be passionately eager to defend to the hilt.

The Chilima ‘movement for change’  says if Mutharika does not willfully pave way for their preferred candidate then the position of DPP presidential candidate for the 2019 elections should be contested for at the party’s convention. They say it’s only with Chilima at the helm that DPP stands a chance to win in the 2019 presidential race.

Mutharika  has countered that by saying he would contest to secure victory for the party in the 2019 polls.

In the radio interview, Chaponda maintained that Mutharika will go unopposed at the DPP convention but could not  indicate whent he party will gold its convention to elect new office bearers  in the National Governing Council which has not met for four years.

Chaponda is regarded as the possible successor of Mutharika but the Mulanje-South-West legislator  kept his comments close to the chest on what post he will contest at the convention..

Tiakona komweko… Nanga panthawi ino tiyambe kunena  sitinayambe even kampeni.. Tikaona komweko [ We will cross the bridge when we finally get there. We have not even started our party campaigns and it is to early to say,” he said.

DPP was founded by the President;’s late brother, Bingu, in 2005 to provide a political footstool for Bingu’s administration after he had ditched United Democratic Front (UDF), the party that sponsored his presidential candidacy in 2004 after former president Bakili Muluzi handpicked him as his successor.

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#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

When you ask the devil if indeed he is a “devil”, the answer would surely be a resounding no. He genuinely doesn’t know that he is the devil.

Roy Kabwabwa
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Roy Kabwabwa

I wish i had a friend like Peter Mutharika.He stood by his friend nthawi yovuta.Chaponda is not a beast and did not steal anything.Saulos Chilima wanted him gone so that he steals DPP easily koma sha! zakanika

Solomon Malikebu
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Solomon Malikebu

Komatu zinazi tisamangonena. i don’t blame the president for trusting Chaponda. makosana, he was one of the people who remained with Peter when all the opportunists like Sidik Mia and so many others left Mutharika alone in 2012.He demonstrated loyalty and proved to be trustworthy.The President is like any other human being he needs his people around to hear the opinion.Its up to him to take their advice or leave it.

QueenB
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QueenB

I can’t stand this mbava. He needs to go away.

King B
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King B

Fuck you Queen B you will never be like him

CitizenX
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CitizenX

Fuck u too Fake ass king

Mas ter
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Mas ter

Vp is fit but has rushed to turn against who brought him into politics.
To form a party and find supporters from chewas who ate for mcp and lomwes who are for dpp yaos who are for udf aa kuta kwao ndi komweku asiyeni azifupa ku katolikako

Ndadabwa
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koma chaponda ndiye grotesque, kunyasa nkhope kumeneko

King B
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King B

Iwe Ndadabwa onyasa ndi amako!

Kapanda Mulata
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Kapanda Mulata

BWANA NDADABWA and BWANA KING B, kutukwanizana pano ayi. Tsitsani nfundo kuti tikutsatireni. No matter tikukonda zosiyana, tiyeni TIKONDANE.

Sam Kalimira
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Sam Kalimira

Masangwi, Kaliati, Kalindo and others are welcome to say their opinion but they are poor ambassadors of Chilima’s message of regeneration.

Katong'ongo
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Katong'ongo

oMachemba, when did you realise Chilima was unfit as a politician? Why was he chosen to be APMs running-mate? As VP, Chilima if fit tontake over as the State President in the event of the President getting incapacitated. Constitutionally, SKC is fit to run this country. If APM has managed to wash his face somehow with time, what can make SKC fail given the opportunity to enter into the cockpit or driving seat. Just tell us that in your own lopsided thinking, anything Lhomwe is correct, including mediocrity, so long it is APM as a president. Be honest with yourself,… Read more »

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

This issue of tribal politics is long dead. There’s so much intermarriages that technically we belong to so many tribes. People in the north are marrying in the South and Central Malawi; people in the South are marrying everywhere and so are people in Central region. Tribal politics is now become an excuse for incompetence. There are as many lazy tumbukas as there are senas. There are as many corrupt lhomwes as there are yaos. There as many incompetent ngonis as there are chewas. hanging on to tribes is as primitive and backward as it can get.

Chani
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Chani

Inu zinkhalani ndinkhalamba zanuzi forward with Youthful leader!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joloza
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Joloza

Come on gentlemen. What do you mean by political base? Did Bingu have any political base? He rode on the back of UDF. Did Peter Mutharika have any political base? He rode on the back of DPP, a party which Bingu made a base after stealing from UDF. Did Joyce Banda have any political base? She stole from DPP Mutharika and made a base with it. Chilima will make a base through DPP and he is known now. Never lie about bases. It is about strategies to get people to you including stealing pipo.

Mwananyanian
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Mwananyanian

Even in this modern age, a political base in Malawi, if not in most of sub-Sahara Africa, is a basically a cultural grouping (aka tribal affiliation). There are other sources of a base, such as a Region or a grouping of Districts; and there may be others, but they are minor, or Lilliputian. So, Muluzi, B wa M and JB did have significant bases; as does Chakwera. Ditto for Chihana and Mwenifumbo, in the North. Even if a base is inherited, it needs kupalira (to be taken care of with tender care), before it’s path to the leader is apparent… Read more »

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Talk of your own Lhomwe NEPOTISM. Sub-sahara yake yiti? Lungu is from a minority tribe pa Zambia pompa, Ramamphosa is a Venda another minority in SA, the list is endless.
It’s only Lhomwe belt ku Malawi kuno who CANNOT vote for any party other than the one affiliated to their leaders’ tribe. No wonder your numbskulls logic is in tandem with that.
SHAME on mediocrity!!!

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

South Africa like Zambia people vote for the party. In Malawi, people vote for a president (via a party), MPs and councillors and thats why its dubbed a tripartite. The dynamics in South Africa and Zambia are materially different from Malawi where cult politics is at play. This is why Malawians don’t care about party ideologies or policies; they care much about the personality behind the party.

Kapanda Mulata
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Kapanda Mulata

Zoona bwana. Malawians don’t vote for a person. We vote for the party. If you want to win, use the party which is more popular,that is why the CHILIMA camp doesn’t want to let go DPP. KKKKKKKKK. Stealing pipo.

nyaxy
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nyaxy

Why when Judge has ruled in favor of DPP U always say wadya banzi from today choose the courts and the judges who can rule to Ure satification Champonda now is a free man ifetu tinamva kale kuti inali plan yomuthesera mphamvu ndichifukwa chake mai kaliati anachosedwa unduna pogwirizana ndi Chilima inu simwamvera kwa Calister Chimombo ife tinaziziwa kale kale kuti Chilima akuukira komachifukwa cha dzina lachipani chathu tinangumusiya kuti azathawa yekha amati wochimwa athawa yekha inu a MCP mukhale rede tikathana ndi bebe tikubwera kwa inu tikunyenyeni 2019 chifukwatu mwatasa mungoona ngati mwatenga kale boma ndiprezidenti wanu womangopangisa nsonkhano… Read more »

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