Chilima rejects Atupele claims linking him to Mponela violence

The country’s estranged Vice President Saulos Chilima has categorically refuted claims by United Democratic Front (UDF) leader Atupele Muluzi, who is also runningmate to President Peter Mutharika in the forth coming presidential election,  that he has organised violence at Mponela in Dowa.

Atupele briefed the media in Lilongwe
Chilima: You Atupele stop the nonsense talk

Muluzi in his address to the media at his residence in Lilongwe on Saturday morning accused opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and UTM party leaders of perpetrating acts of violence at Mponela in Dowa to prevent him from addressing a campaign meeting.

He specifically mentioned MCP president Lazarus Chakwera and Chilima as those responsible in organising and sponsoring violence.

Muluzi claimed that their intelligence has informed them that the violence in Mponela was orchestrated by MCP and UTM.
“It is Dr Lazarus Chakwera and Dr Chilima organising the violence,” he claimed.

Asked on what intelligence say about violent acts in Phalombe on Friday where  Chilima’s convoy was stonned, Muluzi said the same people who have been perpetrating violence since last year, an apparent reference to MCP – UTM),  are responsible.

But speaking at Mbulumbuzi in Chiradzulu on his way to Namadidi for a rally, Chilima said he had watched  the video of Muluzi making such claims and dismissed them as fallacious.

“I am warning him to stop that childish ranting. I am not a violent person, I don’t subscribe to violence. I believe in issue-based campaign, free and fair campaign,” said Chilima in his speech monitored by Nyasa Times through Winnie Nyondo live streaming on her Facebook page.

Chilima warmed Muluzi against dragging him to allegations of violence, saying that is provocation and said that will force him to reveal what he called “some information that Malawians don’t t know about him (Atupele),” he said.

Chilima also insinuated that Muluzi’s education qualifications are hanging, and that he will be forced to expose him.

“Let him pass exams first and graduate.. he is streets away behind,” said Chilima.

He urged politicians and their supporters to stop promoting and perpetrating acts of violence against their opponents.

“I condemn violence be it what happened in Phalombe or what is happening in Mponela.

“But voters do not be afraid and don’t hit back if provoked, you weapon is the vote, that’s how you will revenge,” said Chilima.

On Friday an unidentified group of hooligans have attacked Tonse Alliance convoys on separate whistle-stop tours in Phalombe and Liwonde-Machinga.

Several people were  injured and some vehicles damaged after the group pelted the convoys with stones.

This is the second time convoys were attacked this month as political tensions rise ahead of the fresh election next month.

President Peter Mutharika’s convoy was on May 7 2020 pelted with stones in Ndirande Township, Blantyre, while on tour in the city after presenting his nomination papers to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC).

 

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Mwana wa mbava is useless. He was in China when Chilima was busy with the court case. He is now the biggest beneficiary of the outcome. UDF have been given some oxygen. Wait carbon dioxide is coming again.

Tasiyana Mark
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Tasiyana Mark

Jb made a mistake by calling Peter kuti ndiwakachoso, ndiye ngati peter amamwa kachaso CHILIMA angamwe chani?Kachaso wake no1 ophatikiza ndimasamba achigwada plus NTHUBULOtu eshiiiii pamtsonkhano diso limakhala lafiira ndipo latuluka ndiye amayankhula ndimanjandimanja eshiiiiii aMCP chenjelani nayeni komano ubwino wake mukumudziwa munthuyu kale ndipo pomukhutulira mukupaziwa ndipo pomukhutulapo muzachite kulizunguza thumbalo ka 15 kenako kuzamuponya azapezeka wagwera kumanda afisi muKhwekhwerere🤣😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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kachakwera

Chilima usiye kubwebweta usamaganize kuti anthu timaganiza za iwe olo pangono okhaokhawo openga ndi a chamba a nzakowo.Palibe munthu angataye nthawi yake kuti iwe zizakuyendera yiwala zimenezo uli ku banja la temberero panopa palibe mwayi uli onse umene uzapedze pa moyo wako.

chimba
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chimba

thats your personal views my dear friend. you are not a representation of malawians

Mapwiya
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Mapwiya

A Chilima munatha inu. Anthu anakukhulupilirani last year but now anadziwa kuti mumangobwebweta basi. Tsono mmene mwalowa ku MCP – chipani chopha anthu ndiye mwalemba mmadzi. Mupangitsa anzanu a mcp kuluza chisankho

Frustrated voter
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Frustrated voter

Atupele Muluzi has been charged with INCITING VIOLENCE on Sunday Police fired tear gas as he was about to speak sparking violent reaction which a Police Station was burnt down. BBC March 20, 2012. is this the type of Vice President
you want for Malawi?? SAY NO TO THIS TYPE OF VIOLENT POLITICS VOTE A NEW ERA of Government VOTE CHANGE VOTE UTMCP

Bauleni
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Inutu inu. Tili ndi ma video muli maliseche, kukwelana ndikajaka koyela kaja. Tisamaleni muyaluka. Mary sakondwapo apa.

Namulondola
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Tonse alliance is full of shit. If not bring sense to this man Chilima who just outbursts for nothing. If he has evidence why holding it. He need to be open and transparency in all what he says, not lies. Just to remind him that he said when he will be president he will reveal the names of the ministers involved in corruption, up to now, nothing. He is able to mention other names , character assassination is all what he knows. No issue based campaign. If you will be killed, check your bedfellows, they are watching your outburst, they… Read more »

Charles
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Charles

Wakukanira chakwera kuti ukunama simunagwirizane zautsogoleri wagwanayo

Cairo
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Cairo

You Chilima,dont make us believe that you are the wisest, PhD yakoyo I know personally who wrote it for you ndiye apa dont make noise about Atupele. After all, who told you that qualifications rule a country, did Jacob Zuma not rule one of the richest country in Africa? Does he have anything?No. So, ukasowa mfundo, just keep quiet. You, your PhD is useless beacuse you have been tricked by MCP, u r under their armpit and udziwanso what politics is all about. Sunachangamuke, uchangamuka suunati. You are too much full of yourself and people see all those things, vote… Read more »

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Corruption Court Open July 4th

Good Choice Cadet Jacob Zuma to face 18 CHARGES of CORRUPTION and 700 charges of FRAUD you defend Atupele yet you NEVER voted for him in the last election. JOIN A NEW ERA of Government where in Malawi President’s and Cabinet Ministers are charged with Corruption VOTE CHANGE VOTE UTMCP

Charles
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Charles

Cairo, it is clear that you do not know how a PhD is earned! It is not like form four MANEB exams where you sit in a hall and write exams with someone invigilating the exams! Do you even know which University conferred the qualification on Chilima? And don’t compare him to the corrupt dunderhead Jacob Zuma who could not even read numbers! Are you not aware that he was removed from his presidential position because he failed to run South Africa? If Zuma is your role model then you are just as daft as he is! The truth is… Read more »

Mofolo
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Mofolo

A Chilima from ndiwine ndine u President to Mr Ndiulula ha ha ha childish Vice President. Taululani zonse zija mwakhala mukuwalonjeza anthu kuti muwulula A Chakwera apeza running mate Mr Ndiulula

Vince
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Vince

Free and fair indeed. People have been listening to your compaigns. To be more precise, at Njamba all you said and did was to verbally attack and call Atupere borgus names. If you don’t know this is one of the things that perpetrate violence amongst us. Stop being childish Chilima. Behave like a responsible VP

Banda
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Banda

@Vince
You are such a poor Cadet Njamba was after Atupele expressed violence threatened violence even promoted racial hatred of Muslims. Stop your insulting ways a work to help this nation from the corrupt and violent DPP a year ago you did not even vote for UDF. This election VOTE a New EW ERA of Government

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