Dzuka Malawi: Chilima came, conquered and now, search me!

The death of Ayilesi Tambala and her 11-year old son Shrinuran is sad. Very sad that one would be angry to point at the DPP, castigate and wish coroa virus hit them hard if they had anything to do with the deaths. The Police need to rise to occasion and bring the culprits to book, the same speed they applied when one of their own Imedi was brutally murdered with stones at Nsundwe.

Chilima with UTM secretary general Patricia Kaliati

Violence begets violence, it should stop. It has not to have a place. Nobody should instigate, plan and shore up violence. That’s language of losers.

As I sat at the funeral, I looked at the people at the tent, yes the VIP tent where Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, a man who could become a President on July 2 and the current Vice President Saulosi Chilima who could continue his role, sat.

Chakwera spoke like a mature politician, angry with what had happened. Angry at the senseless loss of life. Chilima, who from the previous day looked unsettled, was the opposite, he sounded like Charles Kamphulusa or Kamlepo Kalua of yester years. He sounded bitter, defeated and like a man loosing it.

It was bad idea to broadcast the whole service again on Zodiak. I looked at SKC, a man who just last year could have become leader of Malawi. He sat agitated, touching his thigh, face and looking extremely uncomfortable. That was the same posture and body language he displayed at the nominations in Blantyre.

SKC knows he fought a battle and  missed the ultimate prize of being tenant at Plot Number  1. He wanted to get to the top, he still remains where he was. The worst part he never told his UTM family the truth as to when he accepted to be a runningmate to Dr Chakwera. Wait for the Tsunami. Very few UTM officials would vigorously campaign for MCP.

Jessie Kabwila and all those that left Malawi Congress Party should feel like they have been thrown under the bus again. Then there are those that came from DPP who are anti-MCP. Then there are those like Norman Nyirenda who hate MCP with a passion. SKC should have managed the transition than playing hide and seek until Monday before nominations promising NEC “anything can happen.”

Failure by UTM leader to engage his own team, will cost UTM the machinery it used to hit one  million. Chilima needs to deliver all the votes to Chakwera to make his claim., Unfortunately, most people that voted Chilima are not comfortable to vote for MCP.

Apart from Gwanda Chakuambas MCP in 1999 in alliance with Aford, the northern base UTM got more votes has never voted MCP. IN 2004 they followed Chakuamba to Mgwirizano, in 2009 Bingu and his DPP, in 2014 Joyce Banda of Peoples Party and in 2019 SKC and his UTM. This is a base you don’t take for granted. This is a base that saw a fair share of MCP brutality. There are villages where MCP is no gone areas where the Chisizas, Mkwapatira Mhangos and many more come from.

SKC left DPP to become a President. Today he runs again as a Vice President. He has lost his battle.

Should Chakwera win the presidency under MCP banner, he knows he has to unify Malawians, work for Malawians and deliver for Malawians. He would perfom greatly that everyone will vote for him, like Bingu in 2009. That will be 10 years of Chakwera reign.

In 10 years, SKC would have been at a political scene for 15 years. New stars will emerge, age would catch up with him. His relevance to politics fade, like Gwanda of 1999, Brown Mpinganjira in 2004 and Atupele in 2014, his firebrand would have waned.

He wont have the privilege of staying as Chakweras veep and attack the same government again, that can worked with DPP. It cant be replayed.

History is replete with people who almost became an elected President. Chakufwa Chihana, Gwanda Chakuamba, John Tembo and Joyce Banda. Saulosi Chilima, unless he dissolves his UTM and join MCP and wrestle leadership from Chakwera, unless Chakwera loses on July 2, will become the biggest loser, as I said after the ConCourt ruling.

Politically, SKC came, conquered and lost. Nobody would want to kill a loser. Claims akufuna kundipha were made by JB, Kamlepo and Kamphulusa, they should never came from a brand like SKC, they reveal how he feels, lost.

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H Phiri
H Phiri
9 months ago

Continue living in the past. You will wake up after Tonse Alliance candidate is sworn in this July.

Fatchness
Fatchness
9 months ago

I can see you had a bad day Rudo….this cadetiism will not take you far…..can you attempt to go back being “Malawi ” objective…..trust am not asking for too much when the train has left the station

Chule
Chule
9 months ago

Rudo, you have just forgot what Chilima said, he is ready to…….,………. For the best interest of Malawi, he had nothing to loose and he has nothing to loose as well.

Livulezi river
Livulezi river
9 months ago

Za ziiiiiiii !!
wat do you ( the article author) want to tell ur readers ?
Kapena ndi funse mchichewa kuti ” kweni kweni umafuna kutiuza kuti chiyani ” ?
If you have nothing to write , you beta keep quite rather than posting this nonsense on here.

Mcp Evil
9 months ago

Any one who watches football or any sports knows not to celebrate at half time. Actually even a minute before final whistle.

STAIN MABANGWE
STAIN MABANGWE
9 months ago

Why dont you understand that all the alliances have come to nought. The competion is as follows Dpp Peter and Chimulilenji Utm Saulosi and Utsi Mcp Chakwera and Sidik And all the other presidential candidates. Skc and Atupele will have to withdrawl their candidature and support the two leading parties and even when they win they wont be the vice presidents since they are not running as presidential candidates. They can only come to play in the runoff in case there wont be a majority winner. Who is the biggest loser here. SKC He has to vaccate the 2nd seat… Read more »

Weretethe
Weretethe
9 months ago

Zolemba za u cadet

Kampepuza
Kampepuza
9 months ago

Saulos is only in his forties so to compare him with the likes of JZU ,Chakwamba and Chakufwa is erroneous. These guys were seeking for presidency in their old age.Who thought that Malawi would be ruled by an octogenarian , After we got rid of kamuzu.

Super power
Super power
9 months ago

This writer should mature up lest he becomes obsolete in the new Malawi. Nyasatimes can do better than this.

Nyapakwanja
9 months ago

useless article indeed, we already know that DPP is not comfortable that Chilima agreed to Partner Chakwera and they will try all they can to bribe useless writers like you Rudo to write negative articles about this winning alliance. wait and see what Northern Region will do do this time around. Mind u, Northern Region is always united. when it comes to voting.

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