Don’t glorify thieves, says Chilima: Wonders what 80-year-old will do with stolen money

Malawian Vice President and UTM Party presidential candidate in the May 21 watershed elections, Saulos Chilima, has asked people in the country to stop clapping hands for thieves  ing government who plunder public resources.

Chilima captured on his imbizo tour

Speaking during Imbizos in Dowa and Ntchisi Friday, Chilima said since he was born he has never heard of people clapping hands for thieves.

“Someone is 80 years old and is stealing government money, what is he going to do with that money at that age?” wondered Chilima in a thinly veiled reference to President Peter Mutharika, 79.

In a rally monitored by Nyasa Times on live video streaming,  Chilima, however, said he did not name anyone.

He said the presidency is not for one individual alone, saying the first president the late Kamuzu Banda left the presidency to Bakili Muluzi who also left it to the late Bingu wa Mutharika who again left it to Joyce Banda who left it to incumbent Peter Mutharika.

“This year  the incumebent (Peter Mutharika)  will hand over the presidency to me in a few days time, izi ndi zosiyilana izi,” said Chilima to the ululating crowd.

He also pledged a good Malawi under the UTM government insisting that ‘everything is possible’.

Chilima held 10 Imbizo tours in Dowa and Ntchisi on Friday and  told the gathering not to vote out of mercy or habit.

He will hold final mega rallies in Zomba on Sunday before going to the political mecca Njamba Freedom Park on Tuesday, Kamuzu Day before holding another rally in Mzuzu on Friday next week and a final rally at Likuni in Lilongwe on the last day of campaign, Saturday next week.

During the campaign period, which MEC officially launched on March 19, Chilima and Mutharika have on separate occasions accused each other of planning to rig the elections.

Mutharika also accused telecommunications companies TNM plc and Airtel Malawi of being complicit in the rigging, a claim both companies have dismissed.

Last week, the Immigration Department issued a memo addressed to all heads of sections in the country’s border posts to exercise caution in processing visa applications from risky countries of Nigeria, India and Russia.

Ironically, the memo followed Mutharika’s allegations at a campaign rally in Ntchisi that some of his challengers had engaged nationals of Nigeria, Greece and Russia in a purported scheme to rig the May 21 Tripartite Elections results using ICT.

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Bonney Phiri
Bonney Phiri
3 years ago

Saulos usamayankhule ngati iwe ndiwe olungama kwambiri kuopsa anzako,dziko lino kudzalamulidwa ndiiwe ndebola kulamulidwa nChakwera iwe ulikale m’boma momwemo osasintha zinthu bwanji ndeukasinthe pachipani cha anthu wosadziwika,

Observer
Observer
3 years ago

Going through the comments Nalingula has already called a spade by its name. My own additional is the elderly (nkhalamba) comments which you teach the youth. It goes viral on this page and other social media. That same thinking is going to all elderly in our villages render them useless and unwanted. They are toarched and even killed because they are old. Plant a good seed which will not be regretted. I hope if elderly were uselesd and do not need our support you would not advocated for monthly allowances. Much your plans with your behaviour and be exemplary to… Read more »

Peace
Peace
3 years ago

Is Saulosi Chilima implying that stealing is ok as long as you’re young? Is this not a clear acceptance that he is a thief and we should let him plunder government money because he is young?
We are not that daft. We cannot vote for this thief publicising himself thief with years to do something because of young age.
Vote APM and DPP for real transformation of our country. Like ANC, DPP wins elections, always! Incumbent president won in Nigeria… incumbent president has just won in South Africa. Next is the incumbent president winning in Malawi.

Katong'ongo
Katong'ongo
3 years ago

The Question about what an 80 year old man will do with stolen money buffles me a lot. Chilima is implying and construing that stealing is not a problem so long you are 46 since you have more years to make use of what you have stolen. To Chilima, stealing is ok and normal while the problem is age since someone has no time to make use of what he has stolen

Ndadabwa
Ndadabwa
3 years ago

What will a 46 year old Chilima do with stolen money? At 46 you can have a 26 year old woman as a daughter, who in turn can have a child. Ndinunso amgogo pamene mulipo mr Chilima, kwanu kunatha. Kuba mmboma tisiyileni anafe

chinyonyo1
chinyonyo1
3 years ago
Reply to  Ndadabwa

although am not UTM What kind of reasoning is this Ndadabwa. i think you can raise a better argument . An argument that will look at issues objectively. Try to use reason and not emotion. .

ananveruwa aku veterinary ukoo nsewu wa midima
ananveruwa aku veterinary ukoo nsewu wa midima
3 years ago

kunena zoona CHILIMA NDIWE BIG MAN NDIPO NDAKUGOMERA NDIWE DOLO I VOTE FOR YOU AYISE

Joseph Tsokwe
Joseph Tsokwe
3 years ago

People should not glorify you either – tambwali, katchali all in you! I have come to conclude that anyone trusting you has a questionable moral and spiritual standing. Sure what a betrayer – you joined DPP when we all knew it was a party of thieves and it took you 5 years to agree- what sort of a leader are you?

Muthalirenji
Muthalirenji
3 years ago

Kodi bro SKC/UTM nzanu wamared barets uja mmadaba zirizonse uja Julius Malema/EFF maresults akumuendera bwanji kuJoni? He had a lot of youth and urban voters paja kutokota heavy pa social media.

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba ndi nkhungu

Nkhungu mose. Bakili Muluzi wodziwa zakuchipinda olo pa bed anafunsa Brown Mpinganjira kuti amvamo chiyani mwa mkazi wa ana faifi. Iwe Getuludi amamvamo chiyani mwa munthu wa zaka makumi eyiti? Munthu mawu atheratu ndiye mu panti ndi mkodzo okhaokha. Mulungu wakusungani nthawi yayitali and juba mukuba Maratha kale. Ana athu adya chiyani. Owens Chilima sukugwira ntchito. Ukutibera misonkho nawe. Manyazi alibe Saulos. Impeachment laws zibwere basi. You can’t do this in America. You can’t steal.osagwira ntchito. You work to earn a salary. Malawi is stupid. I would not even glorify Chilima himself.

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba K145 million Mwaba

Owens Chilima sukugwira ntchito. Ukulipidwa za ulele. Kumeneko ndi kubanso. That’s being immoral as well. At least Chilumpha and JB were kicked out by Bingu. Iwe you left on your own accord. If you live in a glass house don’t throw stones Saulos Chilima please.

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