CSOs coalition tells govt to withdraw Chimulirenji veep privileges

Human rights activists have made a stinging attack on President Peter Mutharika for giving his running mate during the May 21 polls, Everson Chimulirenji full Republican vice president privileges.

Mtambo: Abuse of power

Timothy Mtambo, chairperson of the Human Rights Defenders Coalition  (HRDC) said the government must withdraw the privileges forthwith.

The government has given Chimulirenji and his wife seven armed police guard, a convoy comprising of government vehicles, a sweeper and siren police vehicle among others.

“This move is tantamount to abuse of power. This is a clear case of abuse of power and resources. The government must stop providing this type of security to petty issues,” said Mtambo.

Mtambo said it was funny that the government was failing to fulfill a K3 billion plan of action for the protection of people with albinism yet it can give resources for security for a party operative.

In his maiden speech on Sunday in Ntcheu since Mutharika appointed him running mate, Chimulirenji said contrary to media reports, his appointment had received huge support from the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and cabinet.

“The presence of senior cabinet ministers at this rally is an indication that I am welcome. I will always be loyal to Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika,” said Chimulirenji.

Conspicuously missing at the rally was minister of Local government and Rural Development Kondwani Nankhumwa who was a front runner for the position of running mate.

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Bob Finye
Bob Finye
2 years ago

Where were these dunderheads of CSOs when JB provided similar privileges to Sosten Gwengwe in 2014? Where were they when Bingu did the same to JB?

Bibo
Bibo
2 years ago

I totally agree with Nyadaufe. This insanity by this old man Mutharika must be stopped by the courts. Who is Chimulirenji,whatever the name is, to deserve such honor?

Mutharika wants to create pomp to his uneducated running mate by having him use security and presidential vehicles so people in the villages should think he is the vice president, a stupid trick to try to win votes.

Honestly, this pair of Mutharika and Chimulirenji has no attractiveness to it, especially in appearance and articulation of words. Malawi will look very backward with such a pair in control.

Ndendeuli
Ndendeuli
2 years ago

History has a very funny way of repeating itself and what is happening is an indicator of what will we will soon witness based on historical facts. Joyce Banda extended the same services to mwana opusa uja Sosten Gwengwe. Ali kuti pano???????

Nyadaufe
2 years ago

The only way to deal with this nonsense is to sue the Chief Secretary. Chimuliraenji can never have the VP privileges before the elections. He is a mere candidate just like Uldi Mussa is. Can Parliamentary candidates apply for a car loan before the outcome of the elections? If DPP thinks this is the way to woo votes from Ntcheu, they have missed a penalty. All Presidential candidates and the Malawi Law Society must condemn this behaviour demonstrated by machona who claim to have studied constitutional law and demand immediate withdrawal of all the privileges accorded to their failure. Watch… Read more »

Mama
Mama
2 years ago

Chilima is getting a salary without working. What have you said and done about this. Ntambo.

Munyarazi
Munyarazi
2 years ago
Reply to  Mama

You mean you don’t see the difference in the two? Someone who was duly appointed by law of the land and someone handpicked to act as a VP? Really? Why making a fool of your senses Mama?

tman
2 years ago
Reply to  Mama

And Chimulirenji is working whilst the VP is busy organising and manipulating elections,who deserves what?

Mulopwana
Mulopwana
2 years ago

I hate this boy called Mtambo. Where does he come from?? What action did you take on Chilima who is VP but does not work? Shut up and eat the donor money. We are tired of you. Am happy these days to see Billy Mayaya sobering up. You will continue making noise but you wont achieve any results

akatraz
akatraz
2 years ago

They remained silent for abuse of power done by chilima for having over 60 security guards, now they want to make noise, shithole CSO

National CEO
National CEO
2 years ago
Reply to  akatraz

how many houses does a VP have? so how many are needed per shift?

Fraser Nyakamela
Fraser Nyakamela
2 years ago

Albino alibe status Koma Chimulilenji. Albino ndimunthu wamba koma Chimulilenji

JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
JJ Mbewe the Pathfinder
2 years ago

Mtambo please shut your shithole. Manyazi ulibe poona kuti chilichonse ulamula boma kuti lichite palibe chomwe ukuphulapo? Ingoyambani chipani chanu bambo.

Comrade
Comrade
2 years ago

Pathfinder pena zinthu zikalakwika kumavomeleza, May sikale dpp ikawina basi adzapatsidwa zones zoyenera vp koma osati panopa.

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