Dzuka Malawi: Tonse Alliance boxing

Finally, the truth is out. The famous Tonse Alliance is about sharing positions. No, let me phrase it properly, the positions have already been shared. Vice President and UTM leader Saulosi Chilima saw the Njamba crowd and got excited.

Chakwera: The MCP presidential hopeful and Tonse torchbearer

Cardinal mistakes are made at Njamba Freedom Park. After pretending that Tonse Alliance was for plebeians, Chilima suddenly revealed why he accepted to play second fiddle to Malawi Congress Party- I will take over from Dr. Lazarus Chakwera in next elections, I will be Minister of Finance… blah blah….

I never took Saulosi for a fool. His action is always calculated. But he has made a big mistake. By disclosing this sacred agreement, which they have been hidding from public, he is already fighting Dr. Chakwera and the MCP. Putting him in a fix that should he change after they win, people will say Dr Laz is no gentleman at all.

But that has been Chilima’s play all along. Create scenario and blame his boss. Some of us blessed with inside information, know the truth that SKC is reacting to what is happening inside this alliance that has two faces. The public face telling Malawians its about them, then the dark place where they hide who gets what.

Chilima’s attacks on former president Bakili Muluzi could also be calculated move to anger the eastern region not to vote for Chakwera since it would give him a chance to abandon the alliance and run in 2025 as he has announced.

Thanks to Dr. Chilima, I thought he would go further and say we agreed to share 50% UTM, 40% MCP and 10% others. Others  being the seven parties cheering Dr. Chakwera and Dr. Chilima alliance. Yes, its alliance for two people. MCP gave power to Chakwera and UTM to Chilima to negotiate, none of the Executive Committee members have a copy, not even the know it all Daudi Suleman in MCP or Patricia Kaliati in UTM have the exact content of the two people’s agreement.

This alliance is for two people, Dr. Micheal Manganya Usi was more pointed in his remarks. Forget Joyce Banda and her personal fight with the Mutharikas and Muluzi’s. That’s a case for another day.

MCP team is already changing goal posts, according to insiders and legal teams. Chilima is trying to pre-empt the changes by announcing the agreement. He still will emerge the biggest loser.

But as I said last time, If Chakwera wins, he becomes a President. The laws as they stand they give power to the President. Chakwera will take the bills to parliament to empower Vice President. DPP/UDF alliance will reject them, Chakwera will speak angrily while smiling that its not him but DPP sabotaging Chilima’s agreement. He will look like a gentleman.

SKC card won’t be able to play blame game on Chakwera, who will perfom. With a massively corrupt Civil Service, low tax base and poor public service delivery, SKC being Minister of Finance does not mean Malawi will discover gold, diamond and cobalt to be rich. Any future President hopeful should avoid Ministry of Finance,Health, Education, Agriculture, Local Government and Transport. These are political landmines. Education almost sunk Peter Mutharika. SKC I am now almost certain will never be a President.

Let’s go back to Njamba outburst. There is no legal basis for Chilima’s expectation to take over from Chakwera, hence once MCP wins, it will ignore Chilima. I do not see MCP giving power freely after 30 years in wilderness. The party will make a resolution to end alliances and go alone.

MCP strategy always starts with district chairpersons. This time all Chakwera needs to do is to become a Magufuli, Kagame and Bingu in one person. Embrace all Malawians, show respect to Mutharika and Muluzi the way Bingu played with MCP base over Kamuzu, voila, he will get 65% in 2025 with or without an alliance.

If Chakwera succeeds, Malawians will demand he continues, MCP will shine and demand it continues, there would be no reason for us to experiment with another President. Sadly, that’s the hard truth. If one is UTM they should start joining MCP now. Not vice versa.

Mugabe-Joshua Mkomo, Uhuru Kenyatta-William Ruto,  Muluzi-Brown Mpinganjira, Muluzi-Bingu, JZU-Richard Msowoya, Joyce Banda-Khumbo Kachali, lessons are plenty for any one with proper eyes. The only way Chilima can become a President is to usurp power from Peter Mutharika now or if Tonse Alliance wins from Chakwera, unfortunately his choices are limited. Very limited. The truth is he is politically finished, he takes UTM with him to his political grave.

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Topaz
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Topaz

Kod ma cadets who pays you? When you post such totally nonsense articles do u think all readers are narrow minded like you! I dont blame you but the platform that let’s you post nonsense on its website yet it has worldwide viewship . If DPP cant get the job done right in 13 years ! What else do they need to get it done? If dpp never got 50% + in 2019 regardless of political wording ,the truth is majority does not approve of it’s work in 13 years. Now what is wrong with malawians trying something else? When… Read more »

Mtamba
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Mtamba

Mmmmmm really I never thought so as well but let it be and change the government for now whatever boxing will be in future atleast in another group of government then we will take from there with chilima or chakwera

James Muhaliwa
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James Muhaliwa

NYASATIMES please try to be objective what do you mean when you say sharing positions by Tonse Alliance ? In politics a government in waiting always forms a SHADOW CABINET so if your editors don’t know about politics don’t confuse us forming SHADOW CABINET is politics 101 .A reporter worth his salt doesn’t take sides we know the reporters of Nyasatimes are on the payroll of DPP and very soon we will unmask you ,we have all the names.

Hon Mirriam Gwalidi
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Hon Mirriam Gwalidi

What a fool of a writer! Change is coming and you can’t,,,Today we will be Pa Chinamwali kudzavera Chakwera,,

Malawian
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Malawian

Kodi akhale fool akayankhura zosakukomerani??

Njati
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Njati

Nanga poti JB wanted her son to be minister of finance. Kalanga

Simbi
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Simbi

Mwana ouma mutu uja akakhale finance minister kkkkk poti tili ku Malawi. Poti angokumana adyera okhaokha mu mgwirizanowu

Zio ine
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Zio ine

Chakwera saw the desperation in Chilima and he would exploit it. Chilima does not know how to do political calculations because he thinks he thinks bho as he said..Nzeru zayekha anavika nsima mmadzi.

So
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So

Kugawana mipando shows that these readers have well planned for the government, otherwise we will not see people fighting for positions because aliyense akudziwa kale cake yake. This is good, we will not here something which led to formation of DPP, we understand the Muluzi’s had their cabinet list, and Bingu had his. Conflict started. But ku Tonse alliance sikukhala zimenezo, this means these leaders can plan ahead of time, don’t pretend here, government is about position.. Thus why the word Power is involved. So is it a crime to say iwe u will rule over finances? While the other… Read more »

Chakwera wapenga
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This article is wonderful and incredible. True, chilima is finished. His only prayer should be that Tonse must fail elections now and he(chilima) must exit the alliance. This way he may make it in 2025. Less of this, it’s bye bye Mr Hamdan. However, this is still the time for DPP looking at the rate Tonse is crumbling. The majority of Malawians are not really ready to vote for MCP. So too, most UTM supporters shall not vote for the ng’ona party of MCP. That’s why most of them are already defecting to DPP. A chilima muwona kuti mupanga bwanji.… Read more »

Martin
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Martin

This is too personal from Rudo against Chilima, he is a biased dpp sympathiser, he’s the very same useless soul who for the whole first quarter of 2020 has been predicting Chilima can’t settle for second best because he is full of himself. I don’t think Rudo could be writing this crap if Chilima formed an alliance with dpp, anyway, dpp/udf are not winning this election, Rudo himself knows it, you can just read his resignation tone that he has used in this article.
Someone please, tell Rudo to stop being jealousy or obsession and get life!

Nduna ya Chalo
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Nduna ya Chalo

T If TONSE looses; Chakwera will be the biggest looser. I would say; Chilima has the biggest chance of becoming the president if TONSE looses. DPP will not change and they will become weaker. In the absence of Peter DPP and UDF alliance will disintegrate. this will create opportunity for UTM.

Kay
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Kay

I like your analysis but it’s also important that SKC says less in order to still be respected. The more he speaks the more he exposes his desperation and in 10 years time people could have moved on to the next

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