DPP will never rule Malawi again, liars – MP Mwechumu

Mangochi North-East MP, Alfred Mwechumu (independent), has charged that Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will never come back to power.

Mwechumu, speaking in Parliament, said Malawians will never forget the type of leadership they were subjected to during the late Bingu wa Mutharika and DPP rule.

He said the eight years DPP was in power, Malawians were being ruled by “liars”.

Mwechumu: DPP full of liars

Speaker of Parliament Henry Chimunthu Banda ruled Mwechumu out of order for using the “unparliamentarily” words and advised him to express same views without necessarily using the word “liars.”

But Mwechumu said the DPP government “exaggerated whenever they wanted to give.”

Citing examples “to some of the exaggerations”, he asked: “Didn’t the DPP-led government lie that a barge would dock at Nsanje?  Did that barge dock?

“Didn’t the DPP-led government lie that Malawi’s economy was second to Qatar?” said Mwechumu, insisting DPP government “were lying.”

The Speaker – a former secondary school head teacher – guided Mwechumu to construct the same sentence and ask a rhetoric question and say; “didn’t the DPP-led government inform the nation that Malawi is second to Qatar”?

However Mwechumu said “sometimes it is very difficult to substitute some of the words because they are very, very pertinent.”

Mwechumu went further to justify his claims that DPP regime was full of lies, saying they lied to the nation that Mutharika was transferred to Johannesburg for further treatment when “they knew that the President was already dead.”

He said the DPP-led government had been lying and that’s why they are now found on the opposition benches “because of lies.”

Mwechumu went further to charge that people who had been living in diaspora will never rule the country “because all they know is lies from A to Z.”

Apparently, DPP presidential candidate in 2014 in late Mutharika’s brother, Peter, who has been living outside the country for many years.

Mwechumu declared: “Malawians will never trust DPP anymore and DPP will never rule this country again.”

Leader of DPP in the House, George Chaponda said Mwechumu was out of order to talk about lying on the transfer of the sickness of the late President to Johannesburg.

“I am wondering as to whether [Mwechumu] is a coroner who could have issued a death certificate.  That was totally out of Order. It is out of Order also to his own government when there is a Commission of Inquiry which has been set up for this issue.”

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