Dzuka Malawi: Your Excellency, Mtambo is becoming a liability

I had to take a break due to Covid-19. I could not write or think properly. Thank God we are still surviving. For how long, that is a K6.2 billion question which Government of the Republic of Malawi is trying all hard to hide.

Minister Timothy Mtambo 

Forget what President Lazarus Chakwera promised, a report within 48 hours or you will be fired. Well the unlucky nobody’s got fired instantly, Co-Chairperson of the Task Force John Phuka and a few other sacrificial lambs.

I was interested in the fate of Deputy Director at the Department of Disaster , Fyabupi Mwafongo, whose position was filled less than seven days after he was arrested by an MCP operative. It seems the cleansing has names of the northerners to be replaced quickly.

The week had enough bad stories, a few party operatives without any public service experience were appointed as deputy in public bodies. The President words mean something.

As someone commented on the picture of President and his deputy assessing Ministers literally translated “Osawadziwa awiriwa nkumati ali serious” hit the right mode. Nobody thinks the President is serious nor his vice. This feeling is fast becoming everyday narrative.

I asked someone what it meant, she told after having photos of two discussing cabinet in 2020 the Cabinet that came out was worse than Peter Mutharika’s. It was a Family and Lilongwe Affair. I agreed with the observation, perhaps the President need not to hype his cabinet before announcing it, again his word and action are far apart.

Amid such a serious national crisis and embarrassment to a government that promised a clean beginning, the President decided to spread the inquiry into K6,2 billion to something like review of allowances, hide the initial report and pretend to have an audit for months.

All the signs are that the Government wants Malawians to move on. It wants Malawians to stop asking it to account. They want Malawians to talk of something else other than K6.2 billion which is a deep scar on Tonse Administration credentials.

Guess how they do it, they set Timothy Mtambo to play jokes with the public. For starters Timothy Mtambo is excess baggage in Cabinet. Gospel Kazako can handle the element of civic education as a department in the information Ministry. Malawians don’t need an extra expensive to keep cartoon.

Mtambo has been whining that Northerners hate him or are pulling him down. It’s sad to see the man we feted as our revolutionary leader now desperately looking like a cartoon, his story is incoherent and his responses lacking.

Government should have never hired PROs for the Ministers. In trying to convince their poor imaged bosses of good work, they are now causing extensive damage to the already soiled reputations.

Mtambo’s script was badly written, hospital pharmacies don’t sale drugs at night to non-patients, normal thieves would try to get to the next exit and not drive 500km inland in a stolen car, a porthole cannot cause a damage to door or side mirror and the alleged beaten driver pictures were never released.

Looking at the silence from the Presidency when a Cabinet Members is involved in such issues, two things come in mind, his script was approved by his authorities. The only reason one can think of its K6.2 billion narrative.

By June 23 when President Chakwera will be one year in office, most of his Cabinet will be soiled by corruption or by being childish as Mtambo is doing. Instead of uniting Malawians he is becoming toxic and divisive. He singled out northerners as those people fighting him.

Nobody is fighting Mtambo. It’s his quest for cheap publicity and baby cries that makes him a waste of our taxes. He does not speak for Northern Region, neither does he represent views of the people there. He lost his clout to politics. He can’t speak while he is eating.

Tonse Government has been systematically removing Northerners in crucial positions and leave a few as token ones. If Mtambo wants to speak, let him get notes from those in the know and stop playing fake kidnapping games.

The worst part for President Chakwera and his Minister of Homes Affairs Richard Chimwendo, Mtambo’s foolish stunts projects Malawi as insecure for business or any right-thinking investor. Coming days after SKCs office was broken to. Deputy Defence Minister Sendeza house was robbed, citizens are being hacked, Police reported on looting spree, it’s time for the President to show some muscle and fire at least a Minister for misconduct. What Mtambo did was a national embarrassment, per culinary embarrassment, to the President, Cabinet and the whole Nation. Dr. Kamuzu Banda, the only President with a spine could have not only arrested him but fired him.

Government image is already in tatters, theft by Ministers (See MAREP, Fuel deal and Covid 19 funds) it does not need Mtambo to add to these bad stories.  The horror stories of current corruption will all break out soon, keeping people like Mtambo won’t help the President. I would suggest he be appointed to a diplomatic post like Ambassador to Russia.

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Mine
Mine
1 month ago

Malawi siwainu nokha look at judiciary ndiinu ,reserve bank , nditopa mumafuna zonse zikhale zanu .palibe mtsogoleri adzalore zomwe mumafuna inu .

Bornfree
Bornfree
1 month ago

Mtambo remains a hero. DPP operatives failed to kill him so many times during their brutal rule. They are still at pains. Mtambo is going nowhere. He is ours, your is Namiwa.

Justice for all
Justice for all
1 month ago

Mtambo is been mentioned bcoz of his foorishness scandles but to say the chakwera he doesn’t have enough good cabinet all are thieves chipinda mtambo chimwendo mkaka eish the president is on fire

braveheart
1 month ago

If you deemed this guy your revolutionary leader,shame to you! Okumbila nzake dzenje anagwelamo yekha.Sizimenezi? Enjoy my fwendo ur revolutionary leader in M’busa canaan

Winston Msowoya
Winston Msowoya
1 month ago

Malawians,it will take millions of years if our present leaders are not being opposed by the masses of our people.The first government of Hastings Mponongo appointed brilliant Ministers equal to Nkhrumas Cabined in AFRICA.These were Kanyama Chiume,Dunduzu Chisiza,Yatuta Chisiza,Orton Chirwa,Rose Chiwambo and from the Central and South only a few like A.Bwanausi the best mathematician of our land who was killed in Zambia by Banda’s man-eat man rogues from the Central and South.Today,the most hated animals are from the MPOTO.Today,Malawians must forget of their CABINETS which are full of useless and hopeless from Central and South. Some are from MPOTO… Read more »

Za Shame
Za Shame
1 month ago

you are a shameless tribalist. Ukhaula uwona. Your northern friends are getting happily married in the centre and south whilst you wallow in tribalistic bitterness.

Bauleni
Bauleni
1 month ago

Mtumbuka wochitisa manyazi iwe. Why this archaic, nepotistic thinking?

Phyot Olera Kun Yini
1 month ago

Please remind timothy mtumbo kuti the property he smashed are still in ruins. The traffic light he smashed in Lilongwe are still in sorry state. The glass house which he smashed at Nchesi in Lilongwe is still in disrepair. Karonga offices which he burnt are still in ashes. Tell mtumbo to repent and apologize to Malawians whom he empoverished by smashing their cars, businesses and capital. Chakwera must know that his ascension to power was so brutal and left many Malawians in tears . Your curse is coming you timothy mtumbo and pedegu Chakwera!!!

Che Bauleni
Che Bauleni
1 month ago

It seems Mtambo knows some of the secrets that Chakwera and Chilima used to snatch government from DPP Ndiye olo atanyura chotani he can not be fired because he will spill the beans ….lets wait and see 2025 is fast approaching

Last edited 1 month ago by Che Bauleni
mtete
mtete
1 month ago

Mtambo is only good on the streets. Having been appointed Minister, he realised it’s easy to amass wealth and was convinced theft of his official vehicle was just the beginning in making millions. After all, he would be allocated another one after the current one crossed borders.
He has never impressed me other than marching on the streets. Too talkative for me.

Kudya katatu patsiku
Kudya katatu patsiku
1 month ago
Reply to  mtete

Yes the dude is just too loud.Politically he adds absolutely nothing to the nation

SMM II
SMM II
1 month ago

Most of these people talking nonsense about Honn matambo have never saton down with mtambo one on oneto hear from him. Everything being spoken about him is just out of bitterness, hatred, and jealousy. By the way, we know which machinery is advancing all this propaganda against Hon Mtambo. We know you hate mtambo because without Hon Mtambo DPP would have never been booted out of Government. We know that the pain from the election wounds is real. But remember the person you write so much dirt about, is still rising and will rise to the level that God wants… Read more »

Leo
Leo
1 month ago
Reply to  SMM II

Every face tells a story!

Whiplash
Whiplash
1 month ago

Imagine if mtambo was still a human rights activist he would have been a formidable force and would still be popular by demanding answers and transparency from the tonse government. There is so much wrong going on in regards to corruption and looting but he made a wrong decision going into politics. Bwana minister you could have still served Malawians from hrdc post and not necessarily from a ministerial position.

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