CSOs accuses Malawi govt of creating a propaganda state:  Pens Mutharika on petition

The  civil society organisations (CSOs) have accused President Peter Mutharika of  inaction  to their petition delivered  after the September 21  anti-government  demonstrations across the country’s four cities and have written the Head of State giving him 20 days ultimatum to respond.

Mtambo: CSOs query President Mutharika for being sarcastic on demo

In their petition delivered in Blantyre, Lilongwe, Mzuzu and Zomba cities, the petitioners, among other challenges, said the citizenry was awaiting government action in addressing the plunder of public resources, persistent power outages and rising unemployment.

The petition was a follow-up on an earlier 10-point demand presented on April 27 this year.

But Mutharika poked fun at CSOs over their September 21 demonstrations  which he described as a flop.

The President said  Malawians had rejected demonstrations as a solution to national issues as evidenced by what he called a low turnout of protesters.

However, chairperson of Human Rights Defenders  Coalition (HRDC) , Timothy Mtambo said  it was  unfortunate that Mutharika publicly ridiculed the petitioners.

“They countinue taking Malawians for granted and  all they do is actually creating propaganda. They have been trying to paint the demonstrations as not important,” Mtambo said on Times Radio.

In the letter to Mutharika dated October 14 2018, the CSOs said: “Having noted that you have chosen to be sarcastic about Malawians who took to the streets, it is our considered  opinion that your office has a condescending view of the issues outlined in the petition.

“It is is just a humble reminder tgat you are still accountable to Malawians, hence, the need for you to respond to the same.”

The CSOs said they interpret the President’s handling of the petition as “lack of political will to address the important issues affecting the country.”

The petitioners have given a fresh ultimumtum to President Mutharika to officially acknowledge receipt and outline a clear action plan within 30 days.

The CSOs have reminded Mutharika that the Constitution that he swore to defen and protect which he took part in its drafting explicitly provides for peaceful demonstrations.

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Tizanka
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Tizanka

Timothy Mtumbo and this Trashpence guy asatikwane. All they want is the bag for themselves

Noxy
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Ultimatums,Ultimatums to Peter Mutharika.Modyera ma CSO mmenemu.Akangopeleka ultimatum apezapo dollar,akangokamba zoti kuli corruption apezanso dollar.Akangokamba zoti genset ya Escom mwabedwa mafuta,apezanso dollar,akangokamba kuti nduna ya za chuma Goodal Gondwe achite resign apezanso dollar,bolani zokamba zoyipa zonse zikambidwe,ndikunenedwa basi pamenepo papezeka dollar.Tiyeni tikapange demo,pompopompo apeza dollar olo ena onse asapiteko ku demo palibe kanthu a CSO kaya ndi awiri kaya ochepa iwo apitako basi akatero apeza dollar.Ayi zikuwayendela ma CSO nawonso akunenepa ndi mano amene akuchita kuwoneka maonekedwe awo.Koma ziliko ku Malawi.

Kunena Mosapsyatila.
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Kunena Mosapsyatila.

Pathfinder, Heavy Duty and some fellow blind cadets. You overreact in defending this visionless Maliseche. Mind you a democracy is a system of govt where people participate in the activities of their society. One of the activities is holding accountable leaders that are dishonest, arrogant and corrupt; these are the burning issues that the CSO’s are trying to remind this bububu you cadets ignorantly support. To show that you are a bunch of fools, ridden by mere emotions rather than reasoning, are full of abusive and sarcastic language when attacked. This totally shows that you are street materials rather than… Read more »

Nwane
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Nwane

CSOs attack government to fill their stomachs. Don’t be foolish Kunena

pathfinder
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pathfinder

Well my brother not when the CSOs are acting on what a certain political party has found, nop they’re not doing it for all malawians but helping that party to come into power. Look where have you find CSOs demonstrating on the issues that they themselves have found? None most of their issues are a copy of opposition parties mainly MCP and Chakwera. When did you hear that CSOs have engaged with ordinary malawians especially in rural areas? I bet you can’t point even a single meeting that took place. So the Mtambo and his Ninjas should just start their… Read more »

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Its clear that you have been brainwashed by these two guys (sorry, they are actually gays not guys) My Lecturer once told me that no person (and by extension government) is 100% bad and that anyone who doesn’t see anything good in other people is a fool, and you seem to be. Honestly I had never hear you and your two gay brothers recommending government on anything. So, fools you are. I would have supported you if, for once, you were able to recommend government on things that are fine. For example: our currency has been stable for the past… Read more »

SUNU
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SUNU

CSO activists are VERY corrupt – they call for demonstrations in order to get money from donors and enrich themselves. How is that different from corruption ya a pumbwa? CSO activists amatidyera masuku pamutu poyera-yera. FOTSEKI.

Truth pains
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Truth pains

How many ultimatums have you given the president since 2014 you Mtambo and Trapence? What has happened to all your ultimatums? I understand in the previous petition you gave ultimatum and now you are issuing another altimatum. Hahahahha

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Mbuzi imeneyi inu

gaba
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gaba

choka inu ma cadet mulibe nkani ma CSO alakwa chani kwa amalawi they are seeking accountability palibe chifukwa chotiziwada komaso sagwila ndalama

sato
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sato

Sycophants will chastisize the CSOs. You are the same people who admire a person who out the blues becomes rich instead of pondering how he has gotten ricj
Mukamuona mumati ndi dolo. This government has to clean its act PERIOD. It makes me shiver to think that this is APM’s term then what will happen if he is allowed another term. Don’t forget DPP was a darling to Malawians because late BINGU performed in his first term.

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Ndiponto tu awa a ma CSOs wa amalandira ndalama kuti apange ma demo awo aja nde ma demo wo akatha amapitanso pa KFC ya pa City Mall nkumakadya Chicken chips ndi ma yoghurt ndi Ana awo, akatero amayamba kugeya chifukwa chonkuta. Inu amene mumakawanthandiza nu mukugona ndi njala chifukwa simunapiye ku business zanu. Fools.

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

Zitsiru za ma CSO. You have daluted the power of demos because of your frequent calls for ‘demos’. And also most of the time, you have very weak reasons for demostrating. Panopo Boma linasiya kutekeseka nanu. Timanena ife kuti “tazichitani demo when you have very strong ground for “demos” simumanva, mumachita mwano, pano ndi izi tsopano, mukumakhalako nokha ndi azikazi anu, azing’ono anu ndi zibwenzi zani basi. Mbuzi inu a ma CSOs

takeover
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takeover

Hahahaha. You Mtambo, Trapence and your fellow fools, Who do you think you are? You shunned government offer for dialogue and now you want dialogue? And who lied to you that you are the size to dialogue with the President? You are not even worthy to engage deputy directors in government! Fools

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