Head of Malawi Catholic cautions Mutharika on ‘Ndidzakunyenyanyenyani’

Archbishop of Blantyre Thomas Msusa has asked political leaders to watch their tongues ahead of the May 2019 tripartite elections, making a direct reference to President Peter Mutharika’s catchphrase “Ndidzakunyenyanyenyani’ [I will crush you].

His Grace Msusa: We don’t want to hear words like ndikunyenyanyenyani

Mutharika has been using the catchphrase in public political rally to challenge  the DPP members demanding that he should not stand at the convention. He warned those who were rooting for Vice-President Saulos Chilima – before he announced on Wednesday that he would not  challenge the incumbent for presidential candidacy-  repeatedly warned he would crush them at the convention.

His grace Msusa, who is head of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), urged political leaders to desist from using threatening words.

“We don’t want to hear words like ndikunyenyanyenyani, [I will crush you at the convention],” Msusa said.

He made the remarks during the 85th graduation ceremony for Form 4 students at Providence Girls Secondary School in Mulanje.

The leader of influential Catholic Church also asked Malawians to choose wisely in the May 2019 Tripartite elections and vote for leaders who are calm, patient and development-conscious.

He  also condemned nepotism and cronyism.

But the presidential spokesperson, Mgeme Kalilani said the statement Mutharika  made about ‘ndizakunyenyanyenyani’ is just a “figure of speech” which are never meant to be understood literally.

“One does not need to be a rocket scientist to understand that a politician’s statements on a political podium challenging his competitors to face him at an elective convention and saying that he would crush them does not have anything to do with violence,” Kalilani said in quotes reportedin the local press.

He said to pretend that one sees a call for violence in such a straight figure of speech was stretching pretence too far.

 

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mario wakumm'awa
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mario wakumm'awa

Ambuye Msusa, r u serious that when the president said(ndizakunyeninyenyani) he meant violence?inu munakulira kuti? sukulu yanu munalekeza STD chiani? Don’t think that for being head of catholics here in malawi means everyone should dance ur tune no no no!!!!!!
If u want to support Chilima u r free to do so as a citizen of malawi not otherwise. If u like just come at the open and join politics as your friend chakwera did. usasokoneze anthu wamva!!!!

Low Learner
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Low Learner

Inu anthu asambi kwambiri, zoona mungamuchosere mzanu kachulu ndikuikapo chi Mulanje Mountain. Mizimu ya Chilima will haunt you.

Systems THinker
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Systems THinker

Msusa you know what exactly APM meant. Usakhale ngati siwe Mmalawi. We know that you need SKC. Supportani you are free koma osabisalira zopeperazo

MWENDATO
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MWENDATO

WORDS SUCH AS ASIYENI APHATIKIZANE LIMIZO NDIZAWATHIBULILE LIMDZA AND NDAZAWANYENYA ARE WORDS WE HAVE BEEN USED TO DURING ATCHEYA AND BINGU. WHERE WAS HIS GRACE THOMAS MSUSA ALL THIS TIME. I DO REMEMBER I HAVE CARTONS DEPICTING THE KUNYENYA NYENYA WAR OF THEN 10 PRESIDENTIAL SAGA.. TO SAY THE TRUTH THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CLERGY ARE FIGHTING AND CANVASSING FOR SKC LIKE IT OR NOT. JEFFREY IS RIGHT, COME OUT IN THE OPEN

Dangerous DPP
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Thank you for telling this old man. Kamuzu once used the same language and said those trying to challenge him would be meat for crocodiles. Though no one was fed to crocodiles all opposition thought it was true but that was the same political rhetoric used by Pitala. Bakili used to say atumiza ndege zopanda mapiko.

mkandawire
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mkandawire

che-msusa you were quite on albinol. kapena u are one of them( dealers)

Hatton
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Hatton

AROMAwa ndi afalitsi. Ali ndi ana mmalokeshonimu. Enawa mpaka majunior? Chiwelengero cha anthu ambiri onwe akupululuka ndi HIV ndi ansembe a Roman Catholic. Ansembe akuononga mabanja m’malawi muno. Kudzudzula kwa mwanoku ndi kosadabwitsa chifukwa the word Msusa is a translation for opposition. Mkulu ameneyu anachita chimodzimodzi Ku Providence Secondary School. Ansembewa amusokoneza Chilima who was the undisputed DPP presidential candidate in 2024. The entire Chilima movement is infested with catholics. Mwamulakwira Chilima. Ansembe musiye kuononga mabanja a eni. Ambuye mulembe chikalata chodzudzula a nsembe a Roman Catholic ndi khalidwe lao la chiwelewele komanso kupha ma alubino. Ambuye Ziyaye chinali chitsanzo… Read more »

Ndidzaulula
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Ndidzaulula

Original Bishop anali a katundu a Chiona si za Chinazi zonamizidwa ndi azigololo a chi na Mulomole ndi anzawo. Enafetu we have been catholics before jumping ship poona kuti kwachuluka ndikupembedza mafano. Munthu useme thabwa wekha kenako uyatse kandulo nkumaigwadira. Pali nzeru apa? Lero ma Bishop atopa ndikubisala pachipande. Amusokoneza Chilima lero ndi uyu angothawira paguwa ngati Yowabu. Inu simudziwa kuti ngakhale Yowabu adakakamira gome koma adagwazidwira pagome pomwepo? Kulephera kuzuzula ansembe awo akufalitsa edzi mmamizimu ndikumangobereka ana a pa tchire. We know you in and out ngati mukufuna kuti tinene zambiri ma bishop nenani. Kenako tidza bweretsa data ya… Read more »

Lookout màsuku
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Lookout màsuku

Peter Muthalika is a savage and a thief

DPD A & DPD B
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DPD A & DPD B

Chilima and Pitala ndiamodzi. Yina DPP A yina DPP B.

Akhala limodzi all this time. I don’t think a true member of MAP would go to Chilima. Amene akupitawo ndi a DPP okhumudwa. Agawana zida.
Viva MCP

Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

Asatinamize awa, a few months ago they used foul language against former pope Benedict the 16th and those behind the distribution of a cloth bearing the former pope’s face.
The Malawi Catholic (but the church is actually Roman Catholic) is also on record gagging the ministry of education not to allow Mdalitso wa bodza as part of literature books to be studied in Malawi’s secondary schools. Ngati mukufuna kuimitsa kandidenti wanu pachisankho imitsani, tidzamunyenyanyenja pa May 2019.

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