Demonstrations have dented Malawi’s image— Mutharika

President Peter Mutharika has appealed to organisers of demonstrations that have been taking place in the country to stop them, arguing they have dented the country’s image and scared away some investors.

Mutharika: Stop this nonsense demos 

Mutharika has since warned Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) leaders Timothy Mtambo, Gift Trapence and Reverend MacDonald Sembereka and opposition Malawi Congress Party leader Lazarus Chakwera and UTM leader Saulos Chilima to put the interests of the country above their “selfish” political gains.

HRDC has been leading in the organisation of the demonstrations. Chakwera and Chilima, who are contesting results of the May 21 presidential race, have been participating in some of the demonstrations.

But Mtambo is on record as having said that the demonstrations would continue until Ansah resigns.

Speaking  at a news conference with Malawi media at the United Nations General Assembly (Unga), Mutharika said some investors were scared of coming to invest in Malawi because of the current situation which is characterised by violent demonstrations.

“I should appeal to those people who are engaged in this kind of nonsense that is going on in Malawi to stop. If they think that they are destroying Malawi and are hurting me by doing demonstrations, they are making a mistake. They are hurting their own country,” Mutharika said.

He added: “Malawi has got a very negative perception globally about peace in Malawi and whether investors would want to come to a country where people are destroying their own country through meaningless and useless demonstrations. So this is my message to all those people Mtambo, Gift Trapence, Sembereka, Chakwera and Chilima to stop.”

Mutharika said the image that the four have created globally is “the most negative since Malawi was created and one of the most negative in Africa at the moment”.

“We are really at the bottom because of the destruction that they are doing in Malawi. I think it is very important that they should stop this nonsense and think for once about Malawi and not their own selfish political ends,” Mutharika said.

He further said: “I want them to hear this that what they are doing is not in the interest of the country and that it should stop”.

Commenting on this year’s Unga, Mutharika said the session was successful and that Malawi would benefit from the participation as some investors showed interest to come.

One of the investors is New York business tycoon Thomas Barry, president and Chief Executive Officer for Zephyr Management who has shown interest to invest in community technical colleges.

The country has witnessed demonstrations after the May 21 tripartite elections facilitated by HRDC and the opposition, disputing presidential results. The organisers have been asking for the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission Chairperson Justice Jane Ansah, claiming that she mismanaged the elections.

The opposition brought the matter to court and the case is still ongoing.

Mutharika, who arrived in New York on September 19 for the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, left the US on Friday September 27, 2019 for Malawi.

He is back home Saturday.

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Cashgate1
Cashgate1
2 years ago

Unless one has a low IQ, but otherwise demonstrations have not dented Malawi’s image, Infact it has made people realise that Malawian voices are being oppressed. But rather Corruption and rooting of government money has dented Malawi. Just because you are part of it then you ignore that Corruption/fraud is number one thorn for our country at the moment is stupidity at highest level. Get your facts right Mr APM.

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
2 years ago

A President ana anu a HRDC, MCP, UTM ndi ena onse akulirawa kukulilirani kuti abibira mu thewera monga ana anu inu muli cheteeee! Nkumakalipa kuti kulira kwao kulepheretsa alendo kufika panyumba panu m’malo mowachotse theweralo kuti asiye kulirako?

Mandado@147
2 years ago

you a coward! Call the organisers to a round table man up atleast let the talks fail rather than you running and ranting on media and rallies about shit! Such a coward!!

winston msowoya
winston msowoya
2 years ago

Mbwiye, shut your beak and go to sleep,because you have nothing to tell Malawians you pig.

winston msowoya
winston msowoya
2 years ago

You fool Peter Mathanyula,you are the one who sinks our nation for your own grandisement who does not know you big thief that you are emptying our cofferes for your own pleasure while the overwhelming people of Malawi,are starving,the hospitals are empty of medicines,crime has reached its peak,joblessness is the worst in Souther Africa,what a President are you? So you and your big theif brother,you just came to Malawi to steal from Malawians? If you think that you are more clever than Malawians,then you are a big FOOLBy the way,how did you get that PhD such a useless FUNK. Time… Read more »

abwana opanda sogolo
abwana opanda sogolo
2 years ago

Abwana alomwe ndinu Nokha muwonongesa Malawi kamba kobwela mavoti athu and first putt blame on yourself b4 u go to those 4 are innocent and they want trUtah,peace and better lyf to future leader. Mr president u are very greed and selfish so don’t point others while while while4 fingers point u back your selfish.

Charie
Charie
2 years ago

Garu iwe ukuwona ngati Malawi ndi Peter .dziwonengereni Malawi yo

Mbwiye
Mbwiye
2 years ago

Agalu inu do not compare mw with rwanda no. Democratically, mw is better off than rwanda. However, rwanda is portrayed as an advance country becoz of geopolitics. Americans are doing something there. Once rwanda cross paths with usa and its allies, it will be finished.

ANSAH MADANDO PITALA
2 years ago
Reply to  Mbwiye

GALU NDI IWEYO NDI AMAKO NDI
WOTATE WAKO POBEREKA IWEYO GALU MNzAWO

Natty Prince
Natty Prince
2 years ago

Useless bumboklaat tipp-ex president just leave dis to young wise pipo you are destroying dis country you don’t have leadership skills just stealing tax monies intimidating innocent pipo can you tell mi where iz 13 files you are wicked but you pose yourself as a saint 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥burn you.

Kapado Chimulirenji
2 years ago

What is happening should not worry you Mr. President. Your job is to do things differently. Rwanda’s image was dented more badly than what you say about Malawi, but Paul Kagame did things differently such that now Rwanda is an envy of many countries not only in Africa, but across the continent. What you should know is that democracy comes with a price – and this is it. Go for it!

Likhowa
Likhowa
2 years ago

Iwe mbwiye ndi kapado you are useless fools….am 100percent you have neve gone to school and you not working.. Ndikadakhala kuti I know you . Ndikadaku sosolani nthenga, kukuphikani heavy ndinu nkhuku zitsilu.

You cant see kuti Malawi akuonongeka because of your stupid president. Nkhani ndiyakuti kungomuchotsa jane basi Malawi will be quiet..

Palibe wa muyaya likwana la 40, adzakhaula EASY. He’s doing it to the wrong generation

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