Govt dismisses Chilima that DPP unleashing ‘satanic wave of terror’: Tells Malawi VP to stop making ‘overzealous declarations ‘

Governmrny has rejected accusations by Vice-President Saulos Chilima that  President Peter Mutharika of failing to curb political violence as the country moves towards the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections as “misinformation.’’

Minister of Information  Henry Mussa hits back at  State Vice President Saulos Chilima

Chilima, who is also president of UTM Party registered after he severed ties with the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) last June,  told a news conference held in Lilongwe on Wednesday that the ruling party was unleashing a ‘satanic wave of terror’.

But in a statement made available to Nyasa Times issued by Minister of Infirmation and Communicationd  Technology (ICT) Henry Mussa, trashed Chilima’s remarks at a news conference at Bingu International Convention Centre which Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) television and radio  aired it live.

Mussa said Chilima made “erroneous comments” and clarified that government does not pursue politics of intorelajce and violence.

Reads the statement in part: “The public is being informed and assured that the government of the Republic of Malawi does not have a policy, written or implied, of violence let alone intolerance.

“If this was not the case, Dr. Chilima would not still have been enjoying state amenities, including security and a salary despite practically abdicating from his official responsibilities as Vice President.”

Mussa said because Mutharika’s administration does not pursue a policy of intolerance, Chilima still moves freely, still speaks freely, still travels freely, and still insults the President of the Republic freely, even as doing so is against the law.

“The policy that the Government of Malawi is following is grounded in the belief that Malawi is a democracy and, therefore, everyone should have the space within which they must freely live their lives, hold their beliefs s and express their opinions as long as, in doing all these, they do not cross the borders of the law,” reads the statement.

Mussa said Chilima is wrong to suggest that the duty of ending violence in Malawi is of the President and the Government alone, saying the fact remains that the responsibility is of everyone.

The government spokesman said that the remarks Chilima made are below  someone as the Vice President.

”They are irresponsible because they only serve to fertilize hatred and schemes of political thuggery which every Malawian should be abhorring.”

At the nes conference, Chilima was also blunt when asked by reporters his thoughts about the President’s recent rigging claims, saying: “You [the President] say you know who is here to rig, you know the equipment is here for rigging and you know where the equipment is; and then you are doing nothing about it? As President, you could have sent police to arrest those involved…”

But government said it has confidence in the Malawi Electoral Commission delivering a free and fair election and advised Chilima to desist from making “overzealous declarations” because these tend to create expectations and a recipe for rejecting outcomes of elections when such expectations are not realized.

“Suffice it to say that the next vice president of the Republic will be known only after the Malawi Electoral Commission has declared results,” the statement said.

After being declared winner of the 2014 presidential race, Mutharika is on record to have dismissed his predecessor Joyce Banda’s claims that the election was rigged, telling British Broadcasting Corporation on May 22 2014: “I don’t see how an opposition party can rig elections.”

 

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Duli
Duli
1 year ago

Chilima`s utterances, mannerisms and intonation were fully pregnant with thuggery, arafatism, arrogance, impunity and rudeness. It is not surprising to hear that today he had hugs with Abiti Kazhigheti. This marks his one way ticket to hell.

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
1 year ago
Reply to  Duli

Cashgate inayamba before JB Mr Dull man We have convictions on record in 2011.
Do not be in denial or you will remain dull in life and that’s why this country is the most pathetic in this part of Africa. Dull like you in position of influence or close to

Chriss
Chriss
1 year ago

Henry Mussa is a good friend of Chilima and is sponsoring UTM.

Roll Out ATI Now
Roll Out ATI Now
1 year ago

Mwamva PAIN a DPP. Chilima just hit the nail on the head and now Peter Mutharika is running mad

ndadabwa
1 year ago

its not violence koma chilungamo. because of your nasty bekaviour a dpp ndi atsogoleri anu, Mulungu wakwiya that’s why tikuona mavuto. amusa mungoti phe tingakuululeri, company yanu ya construction ya ku Egypt youmwe ma office ake ali ku city center ija. bwanji momwe mumabera ma contract komanso kutulutsa ndalama

Bornwell
Bornwell
1 year ago

A VP akunjoya ufulu olankhula chifukwa cha bwana wawo,Proffesor Delivery,anakhala oipa zikanavuta,tiyeni tiziyamika,chisankho chidzayenda bwino,owina adzawina olephela adzaoneka,voti ili my mtima mwa a Malawi omwe akavote.

Favour of Yahweh
1 year ago

Your right Hon Musca, Malawi has seen peace . No leader can encourage violence. Chilima should know that together with his followers. Don’t live on assumptions, after all we know that some of the things are being stage to gain favour. Kamlepo Kalua mentioned that Malawi has never had a President like Prof Mutharika who is so tolerant.. The responsibility of fighting violence is all not President. Thank you Mussa. Waiting for -May to put this rubbish. Conference to bed.

Biiiiiii
1 year ago

khala chete pumbwa iwe, unalike mu chaka 1993 iwe

Ziboda
Ziboda
1 year ago

Ndevu ngati chipeso iwe mussa. Kani mumamveranso press conference ya Chilima? Mukumva pheeeeeeni

Stanley Mdala
Stanley Mdala
1 year ago

This guy Mussa is a mouthpiece of the sleeping government on the job. There is no leadership. Mutharika is sleeping on the job. His maddogs Dausi and Mchacha are telling their terror gangs to beat opposition politicians. Why is the President silent and not coming up with his speeches to discourage violency?This shows he is happy with what his notorious “Ana a Dad “are doing roaming on the roads making nuisance and the Police are afraid of arresting these because they are above the law. There shouldn’t be this kind of unruly behaviour. If someone from MCP or UTM did… Read more »

Mulopwana
Mulopwana
1 year ago

Chilima will be silenced on 21 May 2019 when the results come out against him which is an obvious thing. Kulankhula kotero kuja ndi chipsyera mtima becuase he knows he will not win the election. Kawirikawiri ukaona kuti ndeu uluza umangoyamba kutukwana. Ndi zimene akuchita a UTM with bwana wao. come May this year,they will be silenced . With the disorganized opposition in place forget about defeating the DPP

Tuvitwana
Tuvitwana
1 year ago

Kodi a DPP amamveranso Chilima? Kkkkkkkkk, Moto kuti buuuuuuu!

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