Inkosi M’mbelwa V takes swipe at partisan faith leaders

Ngoni Paramount Chief M’mbelwa V of Mzimba has strongly urged faith leaders in the country to refrain from meddling in politics if they are to uphold their integrity in the society.

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He warned that when religious leaders who are held in high esteem in the society   poke nose into political affairs of the country, besides risk losing their integrity,  they were propagating divisions among peace loving Malawians.

M’mbelwa made the urge and observation Wednesday at Manyamula Trading Centre,in  Mzimba District, where  President Arthur Peter Mutharika conducted a whistle stop tour on his visit to the Northern Region.

The Inkosi’s remarks came in the wake of recent developments when some faith leaders in Christian Churches are openly  imposing   aspiring candidates for the  May 21, 2019 Tripartite Elections on their followers.

He said it was a grave mistake for men of God to  actively participate in  political affairs of the country because they will be planting  seeds of disunity among Malawians since their denominations are patronized by members towing different political parties.

The Chief, therefore, added that faithfuls with inclination to different political parties wields same  rights to  independently make a  choice on who to vote for, regardless of which Church or Mosque they go to,  for worshipping.

“By imposing an aspiring candidate  on church followers  was not only a tendency that has high potential to  confuse  faithfuls but  also  to create  breeding environment  for  disunity in the churches,” explained M’mbelwa V.

He reminded faith leaders that their divine responsibility is to evangelize righteousness  and moral uprightness to their flocks so that they can easily access God’s Kingdom.

Said M’mbelwa “Faith leaders’   sole responsibility was to guide followers on  spiritual matters  in line with  God’s  willingness and not to be masters of earthly things like politics.”

The Ngoni Chief then  expressed his surprise that it was the same men of the collar  who have always accused  traditional leaders  for meddling in active politics .

“When religious leaders make a divine ‘directive’ to their faithfuls  on  who to cast votes  for, on May 21, 2019  General Elections, are they not meddling in politics,” queried the M’mbelwa.

Recently, the media was awash with news that some denominations openly mentioned names of  presidential candidates to be voted for , which was followed by controversial   Pastoral letter  read in Churches, in favour of one presidential candidate, attracting mixed reaction from Malawians.

In his remarks  President Mutharika  said he was providing social amenities to all Malawians across the country  under his  obligation as a fulfillment of development agenda towards transformation of the nation, and not as a bait to drum up political support for the ruling DPP  in the run up to Tripartite  Elections slated for May 21 2019.

Said Mutharika: “I am executing various types of development projects in all the regions to improve the living standards of Malawians who have persevered  hardships for decades. I am not doing  this to win  political mileage as elections are around the corner.”

He then assured people of Manyamula and Mzimba District at large, that they will not be sidelined in allocation of development.

Mutharika cited newly commissioned water project in Mzimba, Mombela University under construction, Edingeni Raod Project under construction, construction of strategic bridges and upgrading of the roads, as some of crucial projects that the district has benefited under  his four years rule.

The President then took to task opposition  political parties which he blamed for their development unconsciousness as they are always bent on frustrating government’s efforts  to transform the nation.

He  visited  the Northern Region in his campaign trail to woo electorates to give the DPP led government a second mandate to govern the  country.

One of the major functions during the tour was inauguration of Kasama Community Technical College in Chitipa District.

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Joseph Tsokwe
Joseph Tsokwe
1 year ago

I do not understand why the inkosi fights church leaders all the time. Please know that before you became a Chief God was. What church leaders are doing is to save people from the Jaws of the marauding lions who are in Government right now. Of course church leaders have their own problems but then advise your colleagues who are partisan and cadets for that matter. That’s why MCP leader Chakwera is fighting to bring back your integrity come 21 May this year.

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba K145 million Mwaba

Bakili mwinii wa zakuchipinda olo pa bed anafunsa Brown Mpinganjira kuti amvamo chipani mwa mkazi wa ana faifi. Akufunsa Getuludi kuti amamvamo chipani mwa munthu wokalamba wa zaka 80. Amalawi timvamo chipani mwa munthu wa zaka makumi eyiti? Mawu atheratu olo kukweza radio osamva. Pulofesa zopanda nzeru uyu. Voterani Chakwera olo Chilima watero mwana uja. Mkuluyu has a new title. Ndi Malemu Pulofesa.

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba K145 million Mwaba

Inkosi is living in a glass house and throwing stones. Anthu a kumpoto akuti tizipita to community technical colleges as a way to shutting us up on the quota system of education. Inkosi is pleased with this. We know you are forced to talk in favour of the government. I like the Catholic Priest who told Bingu in the face that chindere chakufikapo APM ndi chindere nadi. Chakwera is the candidate. Don’t give Chilima the benefit of doubt. He is dpp. He has dpp DNA. Kaliati is Dpp. Masangwi is dpp. Kalindo is dpp. Willet Karonga is dpp but his… Read more »

Hon Dick Dixon
Hon Dick Dixon
1 year ago

Wise speaking our lovely Chief. DPP Bomaaaa kuti moto buuuuuuu. May 21 tiwinanso! Wina alira kuti mayoooooo!

Voter
Voter
1 year ago

Chipani chopha Ma albinos ichi. To hell with this criminal enterprise. You guys deserve to be locked up including Mutharika himself

John Chibisa
1 year ago

KODI SI MA BISHOPU ANALEMBA FIRST PASTORAL LETTER IN 1991-1992 KUTI KUBWELE MULTI PARTY KU MALAWI???
LERO PALOWA MBEWA MUKUTI RELIGIOUS LEADERS ASALOWELERE??? PAJA A MBELWA ANAKUGULIRANI PRADO V8 ABOMA, WHAT ELSE CAN YOU SAY IN THE PRESENCE OF APM RATHER THAN TO SAY SOMETHING TO PLEASE HIM?????

Voter
Voter
1 year ago
Reply to  John Chibisa

@ John

Exactly mafumu akupanga zimene akupanga apazi iyeyo nkosi . Akuti serving government of the day. Useless lot including nkosi himself

Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba K145 million Mwaba

Inkosi please start condemning your greedy friends like Lukwa, Kalumo and Nthondo of Ntchisi, cadet Lundu, cadet Kyungu, cadet Ngolongoliwa before you start condemning the churches. After all it was the catholic church which is responsible for all the mess. I call it mess because after the pastoral log 1992 Malawi has been ruled by thugs like Bakili, Bingu and APM. Inkosi please condemn Madalitso Mbewe as well as Gunya. When things are wrong the churches come in. How often do we go to chiefs vis-a-vis chiefs. To be honest chiefs are becoming increasingly irrelevant as compared to churches. It’s… Read more »

kishobeh
1 year ago

wise chief

Kachimanga
Kachimanga
1 year ago

…and u r speaking this while donning a striped blue shirt at a dpp political rally 🤷‍♂️

master
master
1 year ago

Mach**** ako Mbwelwa you are devilish, paramount of representing his stomach!!! shame

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