Kabwila decries fake news: ‘Reputation damage should be criminalised in Malawi’

Firebrand politician Dr Jessie Kabwila has said ‘fake news’ should be criminalised as it tends to destroy the fabric of Malawi society.

Kabwila: I wonder why people would create fake news

She was reacting to social media stories that she had been beaten up after she collected huge sums of money from State House in Lilongwe on Monday to put spanners in the newly signed UTM, MCP electoral alliance.

Social media was awash with stories that Kabwila was beaten by MCP and UTM loyalists for getting the money from President Peter Mutharika to cause confusion in the alliance.

President Mutharika is currently at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre.

Giving an itinerary of her day, Kabwila said she started her day Monday morning going to city centre for a meeting and had a tyre puncture at Petroda Service Station near Kamuzu Central Hospital in the morning.

“One of my drivers came to pick me up in another car and rushed to attend a meeting at Namwino House around lunch hour.”

“Later we fixed the tyre puncture and went to a bank at city centre to ask for an overdraft facility because am building a security fence around my house in Area 36 after a few suspicious break ins.

“From there I attended another NGO gender coordination network meeting at Gateway Mall. I also wanted to attend the Mgwirizano press briefing but was told that it had been postponed so I came back home,” narrated Kabwila.

“Now where did I get beaten? At what point did I go to State House? I wonder why people would create fake news like this?” wondered Kabwila.

She said it is high time fake news was criminalised in the country.

“Reputation is everything especially for us politicians and even everyone. So it is disappointing to see that people deliberately create fake news to tarnish somebody’s reputation. It’s sad,” said Kabwila.

She said unfortunately most people believe what they read or see on social media as the truth.

“Its high time we kick out this fake news,” bemoaned Kabwila.

“This fake news and attempt to slander my character reminds me of what happened to me when I was in MCP and was the spokesperson.”

“A NEC member actually wrote on NEC forum that he had seen me passing through one of the gates at State House where apparently I had gone to  receive money yet at that material time I was in Mangochi attending a CMD meeting where I had been sent by the party president,” recalled Kabwila.

“These lies of me bring bought by DPP were sold widely yet I was not even in Lilongwe and on my way from the Mangochi meeting I met the  then MP for Dedza East Juliana Lunguzi at a filling station. Meanwhile people were being told, by NEC members that I’m at State House receiving money.”

“The problem is that in politics character is a big part of a person especially a woman’s political capital. Our country has many people who believe things without checking credibility of the source.”

“This malicious write up was clearly fake. When I checked with my lawyer if I can sue, he was very quick to say this is a fake piece. We need a law to deal with such slander,” bemoaned Kabwila.

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Phokaboy
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Phokaboy

Fake news is synonymous to UTMCP. The biggest and shameless liar in this country is baby chilima and his boys. VP wamuyaya openta ndevuyu alibetu khalidwe.

By the way, why did we register our sim cards when fake news peddlers are being left scot-free? Where is MACRA in all this? Should I sue MACRA for them to realise the amount of damage that is being caused by fake news?

Mtete
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Mtete

Munali anthu kale inu muli MCP spokesperson. You are slowly being forgotten.

braveheart
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typical MCP/UTM thinking.Awa University sinawathandize.These R pple who have destroyed our country stupid/useless graduates..no inventions..Nothing! Worry about ur character which is the baddest example around because your character is who you are .Your reputation is other people’s opinion about u and u can’t control that..

Chidzukulu cha A Wazilinda
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Chidzukulu cha A Wazilinda

True, I agree. One’s behavior is what people see to form an opinion. So one should check that their behavior is civil.

Central
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Central

@ Zio ine, while you’re blaming her kuti she has a rotten mouth, is what you have said in your script morally right? Who on earth does sex with spectators around? I mean do you have evidence she does have sex with teens? Since you’ve that courage to mention her name in dirty things (sex with teens) do you have the names of the teens who had sex with her!! Abale udaniwo wantundu chani kufikila kulemba zonunkha chonchi zokhudza mzanu?? After all whose life is it that you should be bothering yourself and follow her to the word!! I thought… Read more »

No Surrender, Forward We Move
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Kabwila, I used to support you but now I’m withdrawing my support. You can’t arrest everybody in social media. Do you understand the meaning of freedom of speech? Are you really going to arrest everybody who says something about the leadership of Malawi? A small thing you want to criminalize it. You’re really living in medieval era.I think you’re a dictator and if the alliance wins the rerun you don’t deserve any ministerial position. You’re really fucked up. I think you’re worse than Peter Hitler Mutharika. You’re fucked up bitch!!!!!!!!

Jemusi
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Jemusi

Just get used to fake news.These are your enemies

George Victor
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chabwino izo tamva sanakumenyeni koma tayankhani zoti munakatola chikwama kwa big man…ndi zoona kapena ayi…komanso ati you like sucking dickies kkkkkkk ndizoona koma olo akunene Jessie sucking dikkies mmene zimabebera na mamuna yemwe anayamwidwapo dikie samakuiwala amamva nnonga heavy..

ZOAWA
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ZOAWA

Evidence please, Bolasotu awa koma iwe amako ndi sister wako onse akumapwalidwa ndi mphongo imodzi mwina sukudziwa kkk

Twopence Mboba
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Twopence Mboba

Dikira tikuphika zenizeni kuti isakhalenso fake news. kkkkk

Zio ine
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Zio ine

Your friends don’t want you in the parry because of your rotten mouth. Kavwira smokes chsmba and she gets bed with teens and those who have had a go at her speak well on how she likes sucking the penis

ZOAWA
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ZOAWA

Rotten brain

Banda
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Banda

How can Kabwira who was labelled nkholokolo go back to MCP? Mpake akukatenga overdraft.