Is Atupele becoming Malawi’s version of tweeting Donald Trump?

When he began his campaign for the US presidency, few people, if not none, took billionaire Donald Trump seriously.

Atupele Muluzi and his wife Angella

Mainstream media—especially CNN, BBC, New York Times, Washington Post and Al Jazeera—rapped him as a time waster, as a result, never presented him positively.

Ignored by mainstream media, Trump found a medium to channel his political campaign to the masses: Twitter.

Through Twitter, Trump perfected the art of making numerous tweets that stopped at speaking his mind on every topic without fear, censure and remorse.

His tweets—which were rife with attacks, ridicule, vile and mock—attracted series of backlash, condemnation and disapproval from different quarters; but, interestingly, they never destroyed his political journey.

He went on, against a background of holding no political office, to defeat 8 strong Republican contenders to become the Republican Party’s candidate.

Further, even when he faced Democrat Party Hillary Clinton, Trump never receded from tweeting attacks. He soldiered on until he floored Hilary Clinton.

Asked if, as a president, he will continue tweeting, Trump said: “I will not stop. This is the only avenue that I connect with my voters and, also, explain myself. All other media outlets hate me, they don’t explain me positively.”

I don’t know if there is any political similarity between Trump and UDF leader Atupele Muluzi but, lately, Atupele appears to be drifting his political game towards Trump-like if social media behavior is anything to go by.

Since losing the June 23 fresh presidential polls, Atupele appears to have turned himself into a Malawian Trump, posting his uncensored, crude and raw views on Facebook on every topic he so wishes.

Interestingly, Atupele’s Facebook posts—besides being the most followed, are attracting a series of backlash, condemnation and disapproval; just as if you are reading comments on one of Trump’s tweets.

The question for Atupele, however, is that: Are his Facebook posts going to help his political career like Trump; or they will just deepen his political disapproval?

Time, of course, will tell; but one thing you cannot ignore here is that his Facebook posts are making him popular, more engaging and, also, more accessible.

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Opportunist
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Opportunist

Atupele will never rule this country

William Chirwa
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In any elections there must be a loser and it does not mean the loser shuts up. Hillary Clinton is still talking in the US here at home Ralph is being quoted in Nyasatimea as if he was a saint not a cashgate convict. So please be objective in your news analysts to me its better to hear from a loser than a convicted criminal who stole my taxes

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

He’s just some worthless useless idiot with nothing to do or offer Malawians. The one good thing is he will never rule Malawi.

CHILIMA-COVIDIOT
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CHILIMA-COVIDIOT

Mwana uyu ndi amene akanaphwisitsa a onse alayansi,
Pachipanda kubelekedwa ndi ama koti
kudutsila ku MEC,
poleletsa kuti anthu asalembetse ena.
MCP kupanda kupeleka ku UTM,ikatha telemo imodzi
Sangadzawinenso
MCP mMalawi muno
si brand yoophsya
Ngakhale ataijudula bwanji

Mr Truth Pains
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Atupele is a frustrated Young man with nothing to do after being left in the cold. That’s the consequences of being a politician with egos.
U end up loosing focus and start attacking anyone with critical ideas.

Sorry Youngman but face the reality

Libra
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Libra

Yep…i agree…riding on his father…he has no leadership qualities at all…and very immature

Prodigal Son
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Prodigal Son

Atupele has just realized that his dream of becoming a President of Malawi was far fetched!….. the little hope that was there has just slipped away and that must hurt so bad!!! Ndiye basi resorting to tweeter like Donald Trump🤣🤣🤣🤣

nafundo zalo
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nafundo zalo

Tupe kantima kaundine ali nakotu
ife tiope kuti you tweeted trump
kapena kupita ku China?
You can see slowly that the new malawians stopped glorifying nzungu etc. zimenezo ndi za iwe ma hope ako. so dont brainwash ud okkkyyy.
cowarf .
too much grandiosity in you dude

mchisala
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mchisala

Shameless and dim-witted Atupele needs to learn to be truthful if he wants to be taken seriously. He also needs to acknowledge and appreciate how his dad’s corrupt ways and cluelessness set Malawi back to the stone age!!!!!

Chi
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Chi

According to udf constitution there must be convention before the next generation election. And he is not allowed to lead udf…
Udf made a grave mistake by kicking out the veterans like aleke mpasu malewezi and the like do that Atupele should lead the party… those veterans left the party with theirsupporters. Atupele plz call for the convention to elect new members of the nec and the president..your time is gone.

Phwisa
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Phwisa

If the writer had two eyes surely he would have already written about Chakwera’s tweets.

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