DPP ridiculous to demand Tumbuka chiefs say ‘thanks’ to Mutharika – Chikulamayembe

Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe of Rumphi has said he is disappointed with the tendence by top gurus of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to force Tumbuka chiefs  in his district to go and  meet President Peter Mutharika and thank him for various development projects in the district.

Flashback: President Peter Mutharika meets Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe at the official opening of Mzuzuz Reserve Bank .

He said DPP campaign director Jappies Mhango, who is also Minister of Transport and Public Works, asked the Paramount Chief and  Rumphi traditional leaders to meet Mutharika at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe  to “thank the President” for appointing three people from Rumphi to senior positions in government.

Mhango said apart from him,  President Mutharika appointed other two sons of Rumphi in key government positions, mentioning DPP legal adviser and the country’s Attorney General Charles Mhango and  Lieutenant Genral Vincent Nundwe as Malawi Defence Force deputy commander responsible for operations

The Minister said  Chikulamayembe and other chiefs should also thank Mutharika for various development projects in the district.

But Chikulamayembe said after taking a huge amount of thought, it will be unwise to go on such a praise-singing trip.

“It is proper to say thank you when one does something good, but forcing it makes you appear desperate for recognition,” he said.

Meanwhile, Chikulamayembe has forgiven DPP for the fracas that its youth cadets caused during the Gonapamuhanya cultural event last year.

During the ceremony on September 30 2017, DPP youth cadets, clad in their party attire, threw stones at leaders of opposition political parties that attended the ceremony at Bolero in Rumphi.

A woman only identified as Nyaunthali, who was part of a Zambian delegation to the ceremony died in the wee hours of October 1 after her blood pressure (BP) rose due following the fracas.

Chikulamayembe then accused the ruling party for the fracas, and demanded an apology from Mutharika for the ‘sins’ of his cadets.

During the cultural event, the Tumbuka people commemorate the first Chikulamayembe named Gonapamuhanya because of his tendency to bask in the sun after a meal.



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6 years ago

“It will be unwise to go on such a praise-singing trip.” Paramount Chikulamayembe of Rumphi. This is what we call wisdom, men of wisdom are not just swayed by undue pressure. Travelling more than 400km just to thank the President is complete waste of time. Jappie you think you can fool the Chief, remember he was there before you were born.

6 years ago

Jappie you will end up like DPP curtan in North no MP from DPP party will win DEPECO is is getting this government 2019 DEPECO boma!!!!! MCP yayamba kumenyana DPP yawola kale iyi kulibeso chipani chomene chingatichose ku kunavuto aziko lathu a Malawi tatopa ndi uphawi tisithe zinthu DEPECO ndilo yankho lathu

Prof. Mathanyula
6 years ago

Dpp very desperate indeed. Mmaso mwanu.

6 years ago

Are people in Rumphi the beneficiaries of Nundwe and the two Mhangos’ appointments? Which development in Rumphi is Jappie talking about? This Mphoka man is as foolish as his face looks . Even if Mutharika does development in Rumphi and Malawi as a whole, is he drawing the money from his own personal vault? Money Mutharika uses belongs to tax payers and doesn’t belong to him or Jappie. Mutharika doesn’t run a personal charity to donate funding for development and Malawians pay him for his mediocre performance as president, thank him for being vionless. This habit of forcing people especially… Read more »

6 years ago

mfumu iyi imandigwira mtima

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