DPP intensifies onslaught on UTM, officials call ‘movement of crooks and prostitutes’

In the run up to the May 21, 2019 Tripartite elections, days of fierce political fight seem far from over between the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and the breakaway United Transformation Movement (UTM) of State vice president Saulos Klaus Chilima.

DPP secretray general Jeffrey briefs Nankhumwa at the rally

Nankhumwa (l) and Mchacha on whistle stop

Mchacha: Attacks UTM

DPP secretray general Jeffrey hits at UTM

Part of the crowds at the DPP rally

Veteran politician Brown Mpinganjira (r) have a talk with Nankhumwa at the rally

Some former senior DPP members who defected from the ruling party formed UTM to challenge President Peter Mutharika and DPP at the polls after their agitation that the party fields the “youthful” Chilima as its presidential candidate next year against Mutharika failed.

Since its inception a few months ago, UTM leaders have criticised the Head of State and his government as corrupt and incapable of taking the country to higher social and economic development levels.

DPP has not taken lightly UTM’s public slurs against it and its leadership. On various, occasions and forum, DPP senior officials have called the movement  leaders a ‘frustrated lot’ that did not achieve their ulterior wishes to steal from Malawians and impose Chilima as leader on DPP and its membership.

However, on Thursday, September 6, 2019, DPP intensified its onslaught on UTM, describing the political grouping as comprising of “thieves, crooks and prostitutes”.

This was during a DPP whistle-stop tour of four Mulanje constituencies of Bale, Pasani, Southwest and South where the guest of honour was the party’s vice president responsible for southern region and minister of local government and rural development, Kondwani Nankhumwa.

DPP secretary general, Greselder Jeffery wa Jeffery went to town on UTM, saying the movement’s leadership is insulting Malawians’ intelligence “by promising them the moon”.

“They are daydreamers; they think Malawians are so brainless to believe their lies about economic emancipation,” said Wa Jeffrey.

“The DPP has already achieved and Malawians have eyes to see how much president Mutharika and his government had transformed this country, socially and economically,” she said, adding that she has doubts that UTM would survive on political terrain beyond December this year.

Among its pledges, UTM’s leader Chilima has promised the movement would create 1 million jobs “within one year”.

“UTM will be deleted from the face of Malawi politics by December, I can assure you. UTM is a bunch of ungrateful and crooked creatures that are merely power hungry and not service to the people of Malawi,” said the outspoken DPP secretary general.

Advisor to the president on political affairs, Francis Mphepo concurred with Jeffrey, calling Chilima “ungrateful” to President Mutharika who picked him “from nowhere” and made him what he is today-  second-in-command.

“He was a mere mobile phone airtime vendor; it was the president who invited him to be his presidential running mate in the 2014 elections. Now he has the audacity to call the president, his own mentor, names. He is cursed,” said Mphepo.

DPP regional governor for southern region, Charles Mchacha called UTM “a group of Satanists who light a candle in daylight”. UTM has a burning candle as its symbol.

“Their official colour is red that represents blood. How can Malawians support such a satanic movement,” said Mchacha, who went on to accuse some unnamed UTM leaders as thugs, thieves and prostitutes, saying the DPP is lucky “to have done away with such destructive characters”.

UTM leader Chilima is expected to lead his movement at Namphungo in Mulanje west constituency where there is a scheduled political rally on Monday.

Patricia Kaliati is MP for Mulanje west. She is UTM secretary general. Before she defected, she was DPP national women’s director.

Ironically, her husband, Angie Kaliati remains DPP MP for the bordering Mulanje Pasani constituency.

In his speeches at all venues, Nankhumwa called on party leaders to remain united and work towards wooing more people to join the ruling party in order to guarantee victory in 2019. He also called upon everyone to register as voters so that they are able to vote in May 2019.

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Ken Phiri
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Ken Phiri

Mbwiye Mchascha utoonjeza. That is not politics. That is a sign of desperation. Che Nankhumwa plz whisper something in the ears of Mchacha. For your information what DPP is doing is already making Chilima and UTM more and more popular. Chilima has brought fresh air to the political arena. He is talking about issues and development. He has raised the bar. Kutukwana sikukuthangatani akulu akulu a DPP. Where is APM and his advisors when all this is happenning. DPP needs to go back to the drawing board and re-engineer its message to the masses. Issues and promises to the masses.… Read more »

winston msowoya
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DPP is another MCP,so Malawians be alerted by another political killer.DPP acknowledges the fact that,UTM will decisively,win the 2019 national elections,because it speaks the language the masses of our country comprehend.Muthalika knows pretty well that 2019,is not his.UTM,is not the Party of crooks or prostitutes.It is DPP that is the Party of killers,thieves,machonas and tribalists and for that,UTM is hunted day and night as MCP used to kill bright polititians.As long as DPP has embarked on politics of violence and tribalism,it will never win the elections of 2019,Peter must be ready to return back to the USA where his members… Read more »

Fodoi
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Fodoi

Please don’t talk of our mbendera let his soul be resting in peace. Wasn’t it not chilima who rigged our elections in 2014. Even toddlers know that. From vending airtel units to vice president. Airtel then was so badly managed. Kumangokhalira malottery giving out free cars basi instead of real CSR activities as his colleagues are now doing.

Jjk
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Jjk

Malawians are being told about crooks and thief’s the best is to vote MCP back into power. Thanks DPP for telling Malawians about the crooks thugs and prostitutes.

Mikhey
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Mikhey

Palibe cha nzeru apa

WOKWIYA
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WOKWIYA

A DPP KUBA NDIKUMENEKUKUCHOSESANI MUBOMA MOSABVUTIKILA NGATI PP YA JOYCE BANDA.KOMANSO NDALE ZOPUSA,ZONUNKHA ZOSANKHANA MITUNDU, INU A DPP PAMENE MUMADZADZISANA A LONMWE OKHAOKHA MUMAUDINDI MUBOMA MUMAWONA NGATI NDINU WOCHENJELA, TIKUWONELANI POVOTA CHAKA CHAKE NDICHA 2019 NDI PRESIDENT WANU WOSAYENDA PAMALONDA PAMSIKA WAZAKA 80!!!!!!

The patriot
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The patriot

So according to Mchacha red is an evil colour and blue is a holy colour. What a gormless?

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Munthuyu Atakuthandizani Munamulonjeza kuti APM ayima telemu Yimozi .Khaya Ife tizingowonerera.

Chake
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Chake

DPP and its officials mukuonjeza kunyazitsa chipani chanu ndi pakamwa panu, is this what you have for us Malawians??? Get your direction leave Chilima and his movement, pangani zanu.

mediaz
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mediaz

Muchacha southern region is not your estate kagwere uko!!!

mediaz
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mediaz

DPP yawola basiiiiii!!!

Operation Nchotsa Mbavas
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Operation Nchotsa Mbavas

This is street politics by clueless n desperate politicians behaving like uneducated morons. They have resorted to last grade politics…. you guys might as well give up now and take shelter or run away or else all of your blue termites are gonna rot in cells from next year. We have tolerated this blue krap for too long now and now you guys are testing the tolerance levels of Malawians….. the real owners of this country, not you thieving morons. My free advise to DPP n APM is to just give up guys and accept that you have failed. We… Read more »

Bakha
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Bakha

Ine I deleted DPP way back. Its very unfortunate that Malawi has a useless president

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