DPP hijacks chief Mwilang’ombe elevation: Speaker Msowoya rise above petty politics as Khwauli launches campaign

The ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials and supporters on Thursday  hijacked and turned into a political rally  the function of the elevation of Traditional Authority Mwilang’ombe in Karonga the northern border district of Malawi.

Senior Chief Mwilang'ombe in Karonga  with Speaker Msowoya, Minister Nankhumwa, chief Kyungu and DPP politican Khwauli
Senior Chief Mwilang’ombe in Karonga with Speaker Msowoya, Minister Nankhumwa, chief Kyungu and DPP politican Khwauli

The function was in the constituency of the Speaker of parliament Richard Msowoya who is also the vice President of the main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP).

The DPP officials took over the proceedings from the organisers of the event, but Msowoya remained apolitical in his conduct and speeches.

Msowoya asked the minister of local government and rural development Kondwani Nankhumwa to explain if the Mwilang’ombe senior chief title will not be terminated even if the current chief dies.

“What worries people here is to know whether the title of senior chief we are cerebrating today is permanent or temporarily to Mwilang’ombe chieftaincy especially if the current chief dies because sometimes such kind of promotion are being politicized,” asked Msowoya.

“However, I am happy to see my chief elevated to a position of senior chief as the MP for the area,” he added.

DPP officials forced the master of ceremony to include its regional governor for the north Kenneth Sanga on the list of people to speak.

Sanga also  invited Msowoya’s political competitor in the constituency  Khwauli Msiska who is the DPP shadow MP as well as NEC member , saying “mlekani nayo ayowoyepo mumalo mwane.”

With the party supporters chanting against MCP,  Khwauli said “the development projects you are seeing here under the Speaker it’s because of the ruling DPP government and partly my initiative.”

“Even for chief to be elevated it is because of DPP, so  on 2019 mungazanga ndiluwa cha,” he added.

Paramount Chief Kyungu   took the event as an opportunity to bootlick President Peter Mutharika. He also hysterically gushed out praises for the DPP.

Kyungu attacked government critics saying “problems we are facing are not the problem of one person (Mutharika).”

He also said he would have sued the country’s first President Kamuzu Banda if he was alive for making him to be in exile for 30 years.

However,  Speaker Msowoya advised the chiefs in the country to desist from politics but concentrate on development.

He declared to stand again as the member of parliament for the area  on MCP banner saying ” wanyakhi wakuwona ngati ndizamukwima cha because I am a speaker of Parliament. “

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6 years ago

a total shame…..ngati dzikoli likusokonekela ndi chifukwa cha anthu a ndale ngati awa…kuphatikizapo this bootlicker chief uyu mumati Kyungu uyu. inu a DPP mudzachita izi mpaka liti? atsogoleri a mphamvu amabwera nkupita, zipani zimabwera nkupita, izinso zidzapita….

Binnwell Kachikopa
6 years ago

Even if i would have been Kamuzu i would have chased away this stupid Kyungu, a very stupid rotten dunderhead chief who bootlicks political leaders because of tidyenawo, this foolish chief so called Kyungu has no principles and thinks like a chicken forgetting that these cowards Khwauli Msiskas will go and chieftaincy remains. This chief deserves death. Do you think people would have backed and chose you leaving Kamuzu with that stupid rotten mind you have? You deserved the chasing because you are a coward. All these cryings, troubles, inneficiences shouldnot be blamed for an individual can’t you see that… Read more »

6 years ago

Akulu akulu nonsenu kukalonga
ufumu basi ???
Bolani mkanati mmakatsegulira
AIRPORT Yatsopano

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