Chilima tells Malawi Muslims to elect leaders who preach peace

Vice president Saulos Chilima has told Muslims in the country to vote for leaders who preach peace.

Chilima at Islamic function
Chilima in full Islamic regalia
Chilima greets women at the function

Chilima, who is challenging President Peter Mutharika at the highly contentious tripartite elections on May 21 under UTM Party banner, said Muslims just like other Malawians, should avoid voting for leaders who use divide and rule tactics.

“Muslims should stand up against leaders who want to divide the nation, the leaders who are sowing seeds of disunity,” said Chilima.

The UTM presidential candidate assured Muslims that once voted into power, the party would respect Islam as a religion and all Muslims in the country.

Chilima went to the Muslim prayers in Mangochi on Sunday in full Islamic regalia.

When asked by reporters why he was in a Muslim robe  yet he was not a member of the religion, Chilima said he was comfortable in the attire, saying it was a show of solidarity with Muslims.

Chilima’s trip to Mangochi comes barely weeks after ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) cadets undressed  UTM woman for dressing in UTM attire.

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Bububu wakalamba Kuba K145 million
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Dzana unali pa tractor. Apa you wanted to look like a Arab or Arafat ndi mzako Lucius. Why can’t you be yourself? Mwayamba misalatu inu. Mukapita kwa Njombwa mukafuna kukhala mbano kenako gologolo. Kupusa uku Arafat.

KALYOTO
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KALYOTO

Chilima is a staunch catholic. But he has gone to many religious gatherings The catholic church believes in religious coexistence and tolerance. Chilima is well bred that why he talks of solidality. Learn to be historians. Mungokomenta zinthu ozazitsata. Mukuona ngati ndi uja wothawa ku assemblies of God kulowa ku CCAP.

Don't take Muslims for granted
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Don't take Muslims for granted

With Sidik Mia, moslems are assured of their own being a Vice President under MCP government. Muslims know Atupele can’t win elections. The best moslems can get through Atupele is Second Vice Presidency if Atupele decides to support DPP, which I doubt UDF will do following the humiliation of not being picked as running mate. As things stand, MCP already stands a better chance of winning the elections. The best Atupele can do is support Mia and MCP rather than render support after elections. Mia brings opportunity to moslems to have meaningful involvement in government through the vice Presidency rather… Read more »

Mirella K
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Mirella K

Bad analysis. It is not true to say muslims hav no reason to vote for Chilima. Rember there is jo such as a thing as an a ‘Muslim Community Vote’. It is every Muslim’s choice to vote whoever s/he wishes

Mr what what
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Mr what what

I don’t see anything wrong with the dressing, do you think Muslims would accept him at the function if he was wearing kabudula ndi vest?

BigMan
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BigMan

SKC, keep it up and preach positive messages of peace, not the angry words being spewed daily at DPP rallies.

Imagine even Chimulirenji was part and parcel of trying to trap his fellow Ntcheu citizens who were arrested for famously “behaving suspiciously” in Balaka. Ngoni wantundu wanji wapangila chifwamba anzake?

Ndangodutsamo
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Ndangodutsamo

Whats pathetic is for some muslim to start thinking this means someone likes Muslims or is one of them. A Christian is a Christian and a Muslim is a Muslim regardless of dressing. We just need to respect each other. Momwe amamwera mowa akuluwa. Mwinanso anali atatchaya bibida apa. Its your message that people want to hear not antics.

MMalawi weniweni
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MMalawi weniweni

What is wrong with the message sir/madam Ndangodutsamo? I don’t see anything alcoholic in telling people not to vote for leaders who promote disunity among religions.

tman
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drama is good,look at Hamdan

Mulopwana
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Mulopwana

A Chilima lero mwawafuna a mamoslems. Ever since you became the VP your church has been catholic. Why today? Mwachedwa nazo baba. Munkayesa zocheza?? time not on yours side

Chimulirenji
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Chimulirenji

What is wrong with this dressing? When Peter Mathanyula goes to Islamic functions, how does he dress?

Nchacha
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Nchacha

Ndipo eti inu zawawa chifukwa wavala ndi Chilima? Dressing and attending the moslem prayers doesnt mean he has become one of them..We have seen late Bingu and Peter dressed in this attire. Mulira naye Chilima. Mukumva pheini.

joseph Banda
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joseph Banda

M’ Katolika ameneyo kuchichita a Hule chifukwa cha ma voti. Ndiye kuti enawa azivala zachikatolika kuti apeze mavoti. Easy bwana do not abuse other people’s religion because of politics. As a Vice President of Malawi, since 2014 when did you set you foot on a Mosque just to say Hi. Iyi ndiye immature politics.

Patrick Mbewe
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Patrick Mbewe

Lots of times. Infact he has been to more religious gatherings that are not Catholic than his own

Nchacha
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Nchacha

Auze amve bwino apumbwa awa. Akumva naye kuwawatu. Mwasiya kumenyana za Chimurilenji wanuyo? Ana a Nankhumwa inu Mbava.

chimulilenji
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chimulilenji

people of high office are allowed to dress how they like

vitumbiko kennan kenneyh phiri
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vitumbiko kennan kenneyh phiri

if you are in rome do what romans do that is exactly what chilima was doing