Concerns citizens back Chakwera over ‘Mutharika has failed’ remarks
A group of men and women from the central region calling themselves concerned citizens have warned chiefs who recently attacked Malawi Congress Party (MCP) leader of opposition Lazarus Chakwera to stay away from politics.
The chiefs who were led by Paramount Chief Lundu held a news conference reportedly funded and organised by government at Bridge View Hotel in Lilongwe, which was covered by state-controlled media including MBC TV to attack Chakwera following the leader of opposition’s earlier statement in which he described President Peter Mutharika as a failure.
On Wednesday, the group told news organisations in Lilongwe that they are not amused with the chief’s conduct, saying what they meddling in politics was against the Chewa culture because even the Chewa King Kalonga Gawa Undi does not allow his chiefs to take part in partisan politics.
“Chakwera was speaking for us the ordinary people over the problems rocking this country, such as water electricity, high maize price and other social economic problems,” said one of the concerned citizens Jabesi Malungama.
“W e will find ways to report these 13 traditional authorities (T/As) to His Majesty Kalonga Gawa Undi and am sure he will discipline them,” he added.
Malungama said his business is currently dead as a butcher man because he cannot keep the meat in fridges due to epileptic power blackouts..
Another concerned citizens Roderick Banda said people in the villages have high expectations from chiefs.
“But these chiefs have overstepped their mandate as custodians of culture and if that is the case let them leave their posts and join front line politics,” said Banda.
The concerned citizens have since asked government to address the concerns which Chakwera raised other than sending the chiefs as attack dogs on behalf of the President.
But in an interview, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Kondwani Nankhumwa said he cannot comment because he is not aware of the chiefs meeting.
“Can you ask the chiefs themselves because am not aware of that meeting,” said Nankhumwa.
Some of the chiefs who were present during the press conference include; Paramount Chief Lundu, Senior Chief Nthondo, Senior Chief Tsabango, Senior Chief Dzoole, Senior Chief Lukwa, T/A Mwase, Senior Chief Kalonga, Senior Chief Dambe, Senior Chief Kaomba, Senior Chief Kasakula, T/A Chauma, Senior Chief Khombedza, T/A Chapananga, and T/A Mwase.
In his address to the nation, Chakwera said the President is living in a fantasy in what he described as a ‘Mutharika Republic’, whose capital is the State House, where he is enjoying himself while Malawians are enduring a great deal of suffering under his administration.
In response to Chakwera’s statement, government came out with guns blazing accusing him of provoking and insulting the President.
Government has since been mobilising several interest groups, including church leaders to be on state-controlled MBC TV castigating Chakwera.
But Chakwera defended his statement, saying he spoke for Malawians, who are suffering, and are the best judges of Mutharika’s achievements.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
Somebody with dead-brains,ponders that Chakwera will rule Malawi after 2019 elections.This is day dream.Malawians had enough of the dreaded MCP under brute Hastings Mphonongo Banda.Handreds of innocent Malawians were brutally killed,some became crocodiles’ lunch,supper or breakfast.Mind you,these were Malawians,Africans and aboveall,human beings to meet such inhuman and abhorrent demise.Chakwera does not feel in his blood the sufferings of Malawians under Banda’s most tyrannical regime in Africa,but what he is after,is power and money and again,this is the motive that coerced him to abandon the services of GOD.He boasts,himself that MCP brought development to Malawi.What humbug the high Priest wants Malawians… Read more »
Lukwa anali kopolo wanga pa c company ku Moyale Barracks ndipo anali munthu wakuba zedi atachoka apo anayamba bizinesi yogulitsa zovala za ku Tanzania ndipo amabweretsa ku Cobbe Barracks ndikumazigulitsa mwachinyengo ndipo anandiberako ine ndi malemu Mtaya atatinamiza kuti akatitengera zobvala ku TZ KOMA WOMWEWO sanabwerenso ndiyeno aliyense vomamvera this STD8 Malawi Army x corporal akungothandizira kuzunza mtundu wa a Malawi Malangizo anga ndi oti inu a corporal Banda chonde lekani nkhanza zija mumachitira atsilikali anjanu zija asilikali aja anali ochepa koma aMalawi ndi ambiri Mulungutu akuona zimenezi ndipo inu aku Kasungu mumati muli ndi mfumu kunena mfitiyi ndiye ngati… Read more »
He is useless Chief, an embarrassment to society.
CHIEFS IN MALAWI ARE A SETBACK & IRRELAVANT TO DEMOCRACY. HOW CAN THE WHOLE CHIEF ALLOW HIMSELF TO BE PARADED ON MEDIA,EMBARRASSING HIMSELF FOR MONEY. THE MONEY WILL FINISH BUT THE SHAME WILL REMAIN. SHAME SHAME ON YOU!
Don’t confuse people with your nasty tribalism,, those who vote are Malawians, never be fooled that in 2019,we will vote just because A peter ndi mlomwe, tazindikira kuti utsogoleri sintundu wamunthu ai, ,,,koma nzeru ndi umunthu wake wamunthuyo,,,,,..never think kuti popeza ndachokera Ku mulanje ,ndiyekuti iam qualified to be Malawi president, no no,no ,even aku thyolo ndi chiladzulo tikugona ndi njala,,,,,,pitalayo sitinamuone akubweretsa even ka basin ka chimanga,kupatsa anthu osauka,,,,,, kodi akuona ngati kusamamala anthu ndi kumanga misewu, ndikuba ndalama zaboma. Ai Ife anthu mmidzimu tikuvutika kwambiri,,, nkhani yake njala…,…….ndiye don’t fool us with you tribalism strategies,,,,,, they will take… Read more »
Kodi a ddp mykutsimikiza bwanji kuti mdzwina? Mukuwona mayiko amene kunali mavoti, awina ndi aboma kapena otsutsa? Mudzachita manyazi mutayandama. Mukaberetu, koma Mulungu aliko akuwona momwe anthu ake akuvutikira. Ndipo adzayankha. Mavutowa akhala mtolo osasezeka kumene tikupita, adzakhala a who are you. Mpaka mudzapangaso ndalama ina yayikulu yoposera K2,000. Kuyendetsa boma simasewera ai. Mwaziwona, ndipo sizidati.
Lukwa and Kaomba mumatsogolera zopusa mwanva? Mulungu akuwoneni ndithu ndipo achitepo kanthu pa dyera lomwe mumachita inu. Boma loyipa ili koma inu mungamayamikire zowona? Ndalama zomwe amakupatsanizo zikusowetseni mtendere
Lukwa tikutimbenge, wapulika iwe mchewe lukwa na mchewe zinyinu monse. Guys lets work under the ground and give these ignorant chiefs a bitter lesson. one by one not all at once
nakhumwa sangayankhe nayeso is an arse hole licker ya dpp. inu mafumu dikilani mnkuja buno.
paja wankulu akakhala kuipa kumuuza kwake kumavuta olo udzele mmbali sazindikilatu koma kukalowa mphepo amadzaziwa kuti wa
I think Malawian chiefs they have been engulfed with politics
and big,strong buns from government side.
Government you are loosing marks through attacking opposition
it means you have failed to rule this COUNTRY.Please step down
MALAWI IS HOPELESS IN THE SAME CATEGORY AS SOMALIA,….
H O P E L E S S!.
Dangerous lawless primitive place