Kabwila brands Mutharika ‘inept’: Insists Malawi President should ‘humbly resign’
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) spokesperson Jessie Kabwila who was arrested this week for allegations of plotting to overthrow President Peter Mutharika government has said the best way to put an end to the current economic and social crisis is the resignation of Mutharika.
Kabwila first made call for Mutharika to resign as a consultative meeting by Public Affairs Commiteee (PAC).
Special advisor to Mutharika and his spin doctor Hetherwick Ntaba said the President will not resign and trashed the calls as “baseless”
But Kabwila despite spending a night in police custody accused of treason, on Wednesday remained defiant and repeated her calls for Mutharika to step down.
She told Daybreak Malawi program on Capital Radio that Mutharika should “humbly resign.”
“The real heart of the matter is that this government has not prepared to tackle the food situation,” she said.
About 3 million Malawians are facing food crisis due to the drought has hit many part of Southern Africa and floods that Malawi experienced last year.
Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development Allan Chiyembekeza said in Parliament when he presented a ministerial statement on the food situation in the country on Monday, that State grain trader Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (Admarc) has 9 300 metric tonnes (MT) of maize in stock.
Chiyembekeza denied reports that he said there was about 50 000MT of maize with Admarc, but that it was in the process of procuring the amount.
Kabwila told Capital Radio that her arrest on Monday “brought me closer to the hunger situation.”
The MCP spokesperson said she slept in an empty stomach and on the cold floor without blanket.
“This was only one night but majority of Malawians are sleeping hungry for days,” she said.
On the allegations that she was making a coup discussion on WhatsApp, Kabwila trashed the accusation.
“Nobody can topple a government through WhatsApp,” she said.
“It’s not about overthrowing government . This is a government falling on its own,” she said.
Kabwila said the President should heed to calls to resign.
“Just respectfully resign. Your are in ept. You have failed,” said Kabwila.
Malawi is one of the poorest countries in the world as 74 percent of the population here lives on less than 1.25 dollars a day, and nearly one in 10 children die before their fifth birthday. The rising cost of basic commodities has added to these woes.
Kabwila said its “decision time” for the President to resign.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
indeed wwhen someone is failing to take care of the nation, its better to advise him before he conjure into this senario of rsignaton
Kodi ndi ndani angalamulire malawi anthu nkusangalala? Sikuti APM sakulakwisa ayi, zilipo zambiri koma vuto tilindi poor politicians. Can one define politics cleary? Ngati vuto la chakudya kodi tikudziwa source yake? If yes, Nanga tuchitapo chani? Kodi atsogoleri ena sanayambitsepo programmes othandiza a malawi? Inu amulowa mmalo ma programmes wo simukuwaphatikiza ndi ndale? Vuto la food shortage, kodi green belt initiative singakwanitse kulichepetsa ngati boma litaikapo maso ake onse ngati umo achitira pa nkhani za treason? Tisiye kulozana chala inutu simukumva njala tikumva ndife, ndu nenamu ndulephera kumalizitsa ma phunziro anga a public administration chifukwa cha fees koma simungandithandize student… Read more »
Kabwila mulekeni peter alamule akazafuna azasiya yekha mpando szimenzo zompanganazo sibho iyetu analipeza boma kulibeko kathu cashgate nde muthu akuyesesesa mbali yache leave him mukakhala nd phuma simuzawinatu ayi mulungu nd yemwe akuziwa azawekuza yekha remember kamuzu sadathamange sadafulumile das y lelo muli nd ufulu ugwilisen tchito ufuluo osat kumapangana zolanda boma ayi
kabwira plz usasokoneze anthu osabweretsa phoko kudziko lanthu la malawi,,,mukanakhala ofuna kuthandiza bwezi mukubwera poyera ndikumuwuza pter mutharika zoyenera kuchita kuti mavuto alipowa anthe komaso mwagawa chimanga chochuluka bwanji kwa anthu ovutika ndi njala ?nanga mukamati mukuva chisoni ndi anthu akuvutika ndi njala mukutathawuza chani ?mutharika ndi m’malawi ngati inu akabwira nose muli ndiundido othaza anthu akutikawa .!osamangoloza chala munthu kuti walephera musanamuthandize kuti akoze zinthu,,let me remind u ths anthu akunja akamawona amalawi akuvutika amati amalawi akanika kuthandizana osati mutharika yekha coz inu mukuyene kumuwuza muthalika zo chite koma mumangonyoza kodi kumeneku ndikuthandiza? ndikupheni a mcp makamaka iwe kabwira… Read more »
Peter sakulakwa chilichonse komaso mavote adawina. Kodi ulamulilo wa mmbuyomu anthu samagona ndi njala? Kodi apa pali chifukwa choti President atule pansi udindo? Inu chemwali PhD satengera ku Chancellor College. Bolani mukanatengera ku Harvad of Africa, South Africa. Dyera lofuna udindo apa likuoneka. Pepani cashgate kawiri ayi. tamakangophikani nsima ndi chibwaka. Amayi kuba bolankoniso Joyce Banda ali ndi nzeru. Inu mkamwa ndi kusuta chamba basi. Mulibe ma qualities a leadership koma violence ndi distruction. This is a peaceful nation, we don’t want your violent acts. Go to hero!!!!!!!!!!!!! Peter is still the leader and we are in support of him,… Read more »
Munthu akakhala hule samasowa, nthawi zambiri amakhala opanda ulemu Kabwila is showing all signs of a prostitute someone who is frustrated . You supporters of MCP, Do you expect respect for Chakwela from southerners when he gents into power ? Chapita nzako chapita mawa chiri kwa iwe. A MCP mwaiwala zomwe munkapanga mukulamulila. Mwaiwala njala ya 1981 ? UFITI ETI ? NJALA YENIYENI MUDZAKUMANA NAYO MTSOGOLO MUNO, MULUNGU SIWAMASEWELA
Bravo Jessie Kabwila, please tell him like it is. We do not recognize him as president of Malawi because he has failed on majority of his duties and our state. We as Malawians do not need to suffer at the hands of one greedy president while the rest die in hospitals and at their homes. We are not afraid of him, our country went into democracy and he should accept his failure, the same way we voted him into power is the same way he shall be booted out. We are not afraid of him, he is a mere human… Read more »
I overwhelmingly agree with Kabwila’s assertions that Muthalika must step down in the wake of his incompetence and tribalistic leadership.Malawians,we have suffered immensely under obnoxious leadership before,once beaten twice shy.We must not again give another chick.However,Muthalika and his corrupt late brother Thom,have not suffered in the struggle for the independence of our dear Malawi.These two brothers are impostors without vision and sense of patriotism.The gallant youths of Mzuzu,have shown the way therefore,Malawians of all walks of life must join this noble struggle to bring back our democracy and decorum.What Muthalika and his serviiles are doing today,is to destroy and impoverish… Read more »
Hahahha kabwira ndi mphaka ndi nzake chakwera kip on drmn until jesus cmz.peter munthalika BOMA!!!!!!!!!!!!usamayesa zida magetsi atathima.Mapwiya umwewo mpaka 2024 BOMA!!!!!!!wina ufuneusFune.