Inkosi Gomani denies ordering ruling DPP flags pull down

Chief Gomani V of the powerful Maseko Ngoni tribe  in Nctheu has dismissed reports that he ordered the pulling down of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) during the Umhlangani cultural festival over the weekend.

Inkosi Gomani V: I work with all parties, we are in a democracy

The youthful chief said he is apolitical and works with any other political party in the country, saying this is what multiparty democracy is all about.

“I cannot order the pulling down of the DPP flags but what I know is that the cultural event was apolitical and the organisers did not want any party colours,” he said.

He dismissed reports that he did this in favour of vice president Saulos Chilima’s United Transformation Movement  (UTM) as Chilime comes from Nsipe in  Ntcheu.

Some men were seen pulling down the DPP flags on Saturday at the boma, forcing DPP cadets on social media to describe it as a “provocation.”

On Sunday, the DPP cadets came full force ahead of Chilima’s political rally at the boma when they pulled all UTM flags and replaced them with DPP flags.

Political analyst Ernest Thindwa said chiefs should be apolitical.

“Our chiefs should always be neutral because they have subjects with different political affiliations,” said Thindwa.

An impressive crowd attended the Chilima rally on Saturday despite intimidation from the ruling DPP.

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WOKWIYA
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WOKWIYA

POLITICS IN MALAWI IS NOW MORE ABOUT TRIBES AND REGIONS THAN EVER BEFORE BECAUSE OF THE STUPID LOMWELISATION POLITICS INTODUCED BY THE TWO MUTHALIKA BROTHERS.BAKILI MULUZI WHO TOOK OVER FROM LATE DR BANDA WAS NOT A TRIBALISTIC AND REGIONALISTIC AS THESE TWO MUTHALIKA BROTHERS.

THE MAJORITY OF THE NGONIS WILL OBVIOUSLY VOTE FOR CHILIMA. IT WILL NOT BE SURPRISING FOR THE MAJORITY CHEWAS TO BE THE WINNERS IN THIS GAME.

Malingwere
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Malingwere

Chiefs are human beings they ought not to show their political sides despite their allergence in politics. They ought to be neutral in their endevours

QueenB
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QueenB

No need for apologies Inkosi. What was done is the right thing. Can’t we just enjoy a non political event? DPP has lost its grooves.

Ntcheu Woyeeeeeee
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Ntcheu Woyeeeeeee

Wawa Angoni!

concerned citizen
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The truth is 90% of Malawians have lost trust with DPP, there4 by removing other parties flags and replace them with theirs doesn’t make it popular again. One thing I wanna remind DPP is that the recent event in Ntcheu wasn’t political but rather a cultural one and there was a colour designated specially for the event, there4 it’s awkward for someone to wear a political party colour instead of the designated colour by the organisers.

Hard Truth
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Hard Truth

Which 90% are you talking about? Are you representing 90% of Malawians? If you have lost trust in the DPP, do you think everyone has lost trust too? Talk about yourself you dull man. You don’t represent 90% of Malawians

WB MWAFU
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WB MWAFU

I think Hard Truth, your still behind time, when the concerned citizen is sitting his views you don’t need to oppose as you doing… I am in that 90%…..

Sure
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Sure

Udzinva we have lost hope I included. DPP will NEVER win anthu ngati iwe ndi zitsilu kulondola political party not individual. Candidate or incumbent without tribalism… Malawi ikuwonongeka iwe yo wekha sukuona mmene DPP IKUBERA , Mzipatala no mankhwala corruption, a police tchito yawo sakuyidziwa koma still wearing uniforms. Ma udindo kupatsana pa chibale bom

ndele
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ndele

nanga unali nsokhano wa dpp, ali ndi ufulu kulesa ngati zinaikidwa kuopa kusokoneza maganizo omwe amangopita kulikose asakudziwa kucitika nciani. maka kumidzi. musawatenge anthu kupusa cifukwa ca dpp cipani. eya uwu unali ungano wa cikhalidwe cathu ife angoni. mwatani inu.
igweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. good lesd. nde munthu wankulu ameneyo kunena cilungamo.
zisilu ndi ma dpp angoti bakhalibakhali ngati galu woiwala pomwe ana ake waasiya.mxiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

Kent Y.G. Mphepo
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Kent Y.G. Mphepo

Countrymen, I fail to understand why a journalist can describe the Maseko Ngonis a “powerful tribe”. What exactly is he trying to imply? How does one define the “powerfulness” of a tribe? You mean that the rest of tribes in Malawi are “weak”? Is this journalism or tribalism? I hope that next time he will not repeat this kind of offensive writing. You see MALAWIANS, we are one nation. Malawi is no longer a mere collection of tribes. We are a nation state. Since Malawi became independent no tribe in Malawi has gone to war with another unless this journalist… Read more »

pathfinder
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pathfinder

Thank you Kent, well put. By the way that’s Owen Khamula for you. There are a bunch of them at nyasatimes useless journalist, Green Muheya included.

Ndikunyenyaninyenani Pumbwa Party
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Last kicks of dying dpp and aAlamu Pumani Mwakalamba in Ntcheu. The thieves must go.

JOHN
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JOHN

MY QUESTION IS, WHY DID DPP CADETS PUT UP THEIR FLAGS ON THE EVE OF UMULHANGANO CELEBRATIONS? THIS TO ME WAS ILL-TIMED. THEY SHOULD HAVE WAITED AND PUT UP THEIR FLAGS AFTER THE EVENT, NOT ON THE EVE OF CELEBRATIONS!

BY THE WAY, FLAGS WILL NOT VOTE IN MAY NEXT YEAR. HAVING PARTY FLAGS ON EACH AND EVERY ELECTRICITY POLE IS NOT A SIGN OF POPULARITY IN THE AREA. WE ALL KNOW THAT THOSE FLAGS CAN BE PUT UP BY FEW INDIVIDUALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Before s celebration there was information that organizers will not allow party colours

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