ChiBingu dares Mutharika on ‘a tonnes of bricks’: Maintains ‘Mtchona’ slurs at UTM rally

Mwanza West legislator Paul Chibingu has challenged President Peter Mutharika to invoke Section 4 of the Protected Flag, Emblems and Names Act on him, saying he cannot be intimidated with threats of undermining freedom of expression.

Chibingu: Let Mutharika invoke Section 4 on me

Mangochi crowds at UTM rally

UTM rally in Mangochi

Chibingu,  a former Home Affairs and Internal Security Minister , was speaking at a rally addressed by Vice President Saulos Chilima at the United Transformation Movement (UTM) Eastern Region launch on Sunday in Mangochi at St Augustine III Primary School ground.

“In all the three launches of UTM from Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu, our leader Chilima has never mention President Mutharika’s name therefore the President should stop mentioning the name of our leader,” he said.

He also said it was abomination for President to tell  a rally that when former president Bingu wa Mutharika had succumbed to cardiac arrest, he was at the hospital recording times of people who came.

Chibungu, a medical general practitioner by profession, saying that was not Malawian way of doing things during difficult times.

He said that vindicates the slur that he is a  ‘mtchona’  —a term that describes someone who has stayed out of the country for a long period of time.

“This shows clearly that Mtchona ndi mtchona,” said Chibingu.

He challenged that the President can  use the purported section to punish him.

President Mutharika last week warned UTM gurus against attacking him, threatening to invoke Section 4 of the Protected Flag, Emblems and Names Act against his critics.

“I want to warn [Vice-President Saulos] Chilima, [Noel] Masangwi, [Patricia] Kaliati and Callista Chapola [Mutharika. I want to warn you, don’t push me around. You better stop what you are doing.

“There are laws in this country about describing a President. If they don’t stop, I am going to drap on you like a tonnes of bricks, and I mean it… I am tired of this nonsense,” said Mutharika in Mzuzu.

Human rights defenders, legal experts say the regulation undermined freedom of expression and the law is outdated not suitable in a democratic environment.

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kondani
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kondani

Ine Pumbwa Muthalika amandibowa poyankhula ndikupanda mano mkamwamo ugogo weniweni. Koma analidi lecturer ameneyi kapena cleaner ku University? Ife matchona Pa Malawi takana come May 2019

Duli
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Duli

Chibingu has lied to you to be medical GP. He is a clinical officer or a messenger to GPs. Which University was did he train? He does not know that people stay away from Malawi for extended periods for various reasons including studying. That does not make them less Malawian than those that had no brains or opportunities to study abroad. Let the tonne of bricks rain on him.

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Studying “abroad” does not guarantee one has “brains” achimwene. Old wrong mentality. Do you honestly and seriously believe the way some of these matchona speak on the podium were eloquent speakers just because anali kwa azungu? I really doubt! Zinazi ankangotimvera chisoni chabe, kuti this is probably the best Malawi can offer at that time. Mind you even in U.S. the 60s and 70s was an era of civil rights………, so do not exaggerate matters here.

CHAVULA
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CHAVULA

MLONGOZGI KUSANKHA MATCHONA AGHA YAYI. walala kale wakakana

linda
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Pumbwa APM has not been told the true meaning of MTCHONA. Mtchona simply refers to a person who has over stayed away from his/her home or country. One can be mtchona within the country. APM was away to America for 40 years ndipo sikunyoza kumutchula kuti Mtchona

Kandawe
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Kandawe

Only MCP under Chakwera can transform Malawi, not this Mbava Valley chilima, and My question is, if chilima were given a Chance to be a DPP presidential candidate Düring this coming election, Do you think he would have dumped DPP???, wake up Malawi

CitizenX
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CitizenX

that is a very stupid question, dpp would never choose a non-lomwe to be presidential cand…. dpp is for lomwes only, this time around NO ONE WHO IS NOT A LOMWE WILL EVER VOTE AGAIN FOR DPP

pathfinder
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pathfinder

CitizenX you are a stupid creature yourself. Kandawe used a term word IF, you should take it from there and answer the damn question. you son of a bitch.

Chizomba
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Chizomba

YES, he was going to dump, transform and punish hence they hated him as he demonstrated not being part of the mbava.
Intellectually, one has to be part of the top boardroom to know how rotten the system is and then be able to put in place corrective measures.

MUNYERA
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MUNYERA

u wake up instead kkkkkk zatambala wakuda lero kkkkkk u r so funny. UTM will have it even if you will be given chance to vote 100 times for your magazi party. uyaluuuuuka

Mfumu yopanda madyela
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Mfumu yopanda madyela

Nanu inu uchitsiru wanuwu pitani nawo kutali. Ndale za make dzana izi. People have wised up now and are no longer the same. We know whats good and bad.

Tenzi Mzungu
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Tenzi Mzungu

Chilima ndi Atupele mnyamata ndani? Inenso ndi mnyamata koma tivotera munthu wakwathu. Nkhani siyanyamata apa nkhani ndi yawakwithu. Sorry thus the reality so if you think age is fundamental here Atupele is more youthful than the your youth with gray hair

Shaft Sachapandimadzi
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Shaft Sachapandimadzi

Awa ndikukwiya chabe just bcz anakuchosani Unduna

Tenzi Mzungu
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Tenzi Mzungu

I have for the first time watched UTM rally live but to be frank I was not impressed with their manifesto I tried to grasp important issues but to no avail. What I listened to was what anyone can say nothing new. There is one important fact which Malawians always don’t want to scrutinize , this is about the murder of Jarvis Livingstone. Was Chilembwe right to murder Livingstone? What crime did he commit to deserve that brutal death? Why do we all assemble at PIM every year to approve Chilembwe action if we at all claim to be a… Read more »

Europeans
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Europeans

I think muli ndi vuto…

Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Idiot

Ufulu
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Ufulu

I agree. Chilima must be vetted. I also don’t think it’s right for him to remain VP if indeed he has no hand in corruption. He should resign and reclaim his “good name”.

Chizomba
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Chizomba

It may be helpful for you to read and understand a job role of a VP in any country. Malawi is lucky that a VP can stand up to abusers!

Changayizga
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Changayizga

How do you expect something new when you lack the basics?.Mumafuna azikamba zoti azakugulilani ndege?

CitizenX
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CitizenX

stupid dpp cadet, mbava inu, you want to totally destroy our beloved MW.

Chizomba
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Chizomba

Well, well that is said to hear you say this as reality surrounding you is full of those points that Chilima is putting out. But then not surprising as even in std 8 pupils pass with different grades, indicative of how we digest information differently…hence others fail.

Lilian Kaunda
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Lilian Kaunda

Chibingu should just shut up.

ndele
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ndele

UTM NDI MOTO KUTI BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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