Deguzman justifies dumping UTM for DPP:  Catholic bishops concerned with social media zealots

Blantyre-based Deguzman Kaminjolo, a journalist turned PR specialist,  has dismissed social media fabrications that he has switched his support from UTM Party to Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  because he has been given money.

Deguzaman: MCP at their worst they threatened my family

Kaminjolo, who is one the thriving businessperson, took to Facebook to dismiss  the allegations of being lured with money as “bullshit”.

He said his support for President Peter Mutharika and his running mate Atupele Muluzi  is “out of conviction and weighed in a scale my free choice is tilting towards DPP.”

Deguzman said he could no longer support UTM which is in alliance with Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

“What we loved in UTM is no longer there and that promises for real change has been replaced by vindictiveness.

“For me my reason not to associate with  MCP are personal. At their worst they threatened my family,” he said.

Opposition social media carpers have claiming those dumping their grouping to support DPP-UDF alliance are being motivated by  monetary offers.

But that assertion has been dismissed as baseless.

However, in 26th pastoral letter titled A Further Call for a New Era in Malawi: Leadership at the Service of Citizens, the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM)—a grouping of Catholic bishops—  expressed concern over abuse of freedom of expression on social media by political party supporters who are spreading false stories and continuously castigating each other.

“We are concerned with the general abuse of freedom of expression by political party zealots on social media by among others, fabricating all forms of falsehood, lies and rumour mongering,” reads the letter in part.

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BigMan
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BigMan

I ask again, how can anyone in their right mind chose to vote for a senile old clown like APM and put DPP cadets back into power so that they continue raping, and burning innocent women and children in their very own homes?

Marumbo
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Unfortunately there isn’t anything chilima can do to reverse the alliance. And Chakwera has already started spitting fire saying ” we shall use chilima where it suits him”. Yes, USE . It means owners of victory shall be MCP and they shall have the power to use whoever they want including kachilima. Zaunduna wa finance amukaniranso zeze akuti that was only wishful. And Lazaro said when they win, the alliance terms of agreement shall be reviewed. Hahahaha NYEKHWETHE ijatu ndiimeneyi Mr Hamdan. Inu a UTM muchedwa nayo MCP iyi. Musiyeni Arafat chimunyerere yekha chipako .

DPP mpakana 2025 wooooo.

Simposium
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Simposium

Ili nde bodza lenileni mungonena chabe kuti alliance ya utm and mcp simakugonetsani tulo inuuu. Koma Degzman pali chaniso pamenepa mmesa mwamugula ndi dolar tazimva kale kuti aziyankhula za against alliance ya utm ndi mcp. Mwalemba mmadzi

Sikelo Gonani
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Sikelo Gonani

I can assure you that within 12 months you will be begging forgiveness from Tonse Alliance

qata
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qata

The TONSE alliance where things are falling apart?

Sikusinja
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Sikusinja

What I dont get is, if you were in UTM because you didnt like DPP. And you wanted Peter out. Has Peter and DPP changed during the court case to convince you that they are not the same guys you were fighting when in UTM. And why can’t you leave UTM and say you are not following any party because non is appealing to you. And stop this nonsense of they threatened your family. Like others have said, the ones who threatened your family are the Ntabas and them. Mention one person in MCP right not who was a decision… Read more »

Asasi
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Asasi

MCP is a violent party. It has not changed. We have seen its bloody violence for 12 months and all because Chakwera is related to John Tembo the mastermind of MCP killings. Tembo picked Chakwera from church and imposed him as leader of MCP.

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

We joined UTM because we didn’t want MCP. Now that UTM has been swallowed by the very MCP we hated in the first place, the best option is to return to mighty DPP.

Nzika
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Nzika

Enanu munali ana, mwabadwa chamma 1990 mu, za mcp simukuzidziwa

Flamingo
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Flamingo

Thus why there is a subject called ‘History’

Vire
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Vire

Good job Deguzman! MCP is a violent party which has perpetrated violence for 12 months and in its 31-year rule, killed, imprisoned an exiled thousands of Malawians.

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

Entire UTM is confused following Chakwera’s contradictory remarks of Chilima’s claims of doubling as vp and minister of finance and alternating presidency.. Typical nyekhwe.

Chidakwa APM
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This are people entrenched and barricaded in tribalism. They are not after one Malawi and they only want to enjoy stolen taxes. There is no way one can be threatened by MCP. It is actually dpp who are threatening people opposed to their views starting with APM who is busy castigating the judges. People must learn to live and love. Hatred will not take us anywhere. People must learn to fend for themselves and not depend on politics. Political leaders are there simply to regulate things and I mean the social welfare of everyone. It is only the wicked and… Read more »

Juma
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Juma

We have been threatened by MCP in the past 12 months – Chakwera has perpetrated violence. He told MCP members to chase people from the southern region. With UTM and HRDC, MCP has damaged buildings and shops. Chakwera formed the Nsundwe violent group who destroyed government property and killed a policeman. He also asked MCP members to form militia to harass people trying to access loans claiming they were selling ID cards. For more than 30 years, MCP killed thousands of Malawians, imprisoned thousands and forced thousands into exile. So, MCP is a BLOODY VIOLENT party.

George Victor
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SKC what did we tell you about your so called Alliance we told to stand alone taoneni lero akungokunena miseche achina mnesa akuti ndiwe wadyera ukufuna zonse zizakhale zako SKC for once please open your eyes. Wekhatu unakaima and u would have scoped lots of votes …apapa zavuta coz you have merged with a party yomwe ili ndi bad reputation uchokeko ku MCP its not too late …

CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
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CHILIMA-COVIDIOT

Bwa?
Zakuwawa kuti munthu amene umamuwelengela kwaaambili wachoka?
Apa ndipang’ono,
CHILIMA weniweniyu
Achoka mumgwirizano
Apanga zija zoima payekha
Asakhale SCAPE GOAT

Maunits
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Maunits

Just go to dpp who does not know that people go to dpp in order to solicit bribes. Its your choice do not mention mighty MCP at all.

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