Kabwila wants Mutharika to discipline foul-mouthing Jeffrey, Mchacha over demeaning remarks to Malawi women
Parliament’s Women Caucus has sprung up, demanding President Peter Mutharika to discipline two ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials for attacking women at a political rally.
The chairman of the caucus, Jessie Kabwila has also asked the foul-mouthing DPP secretary general Grazider Jeffrey and the party regional governor for the south Charles Mchacha to apologise to former First Lady Callista Mutharika and Patricia Kaliati for attacking them respectively at a political rally in Mulanje.
Jeffrey said Callista killed her husband late President Bingu wa Mutharika while Mchacha described Kaliati as an idiot for joining the so-called Chilima Movement canvassing for the presidential candidacy of Vice-President Saulos Chilima.
“The two should be disciplined for insulting the modesty of a woman,” said
She said Mutharika should as well be held accountable to the remarks by Jeffrey and Mchacha because he is the head of the party and the insulting words were said in his presence and by not condemning them there and then, he participated an authorised.
“As the champion of HeandShe, the president needs to protect women, he should have condemned the two right away at the rally,” Kabwila said.
She said the insults on Callista and Kaliati are a set back to the crusade to lure more women into political and decion making positions.
Presidential spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani said Mutharika could not comment on the matter describing the issue as personal and petty.
Kaliati, the Mulanje West legislator who is also Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) national director of women, and her husband, Angie, member of Parliament (MP) for Mulanje Pasani, belong to different factions in the governing party.
Mchacha publicly insulted Patricia Kaliati in the presence of her husband at a political rally President Peter Mutharika addressed at Limbuli in Mulanje on Saturday, stating that Angie married a foolish woman.
Patricia Kaliati last week led the Chilima Movement, a faction of DPP national governing council (NGC) members and legislators pushing forward Chilima’s name for the party’s presidency, at a news conference where called Mutharika as a clueless leader.
Kabwila has all along be calling Mutharika an inept leader.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
So Pitala, the ambassador for He and She Campaign was around when he suppose to defend the very same people. So what the essence of having him in that position if he cannot do the job. I it was in Europe this would have been taken away from him, but thank God we’re in Malawi, the top 3 country when it comes to poverty and poor governance. and of course thats what you get when you have your madala as president, and he sleeps on the job. I guess Calista was right.
inept leaders are INEPT INDEED!
Chemwali a Jessie, kodi munali kuti miezi itatu yonse yapitai? Ife timaesta kapena munachita rizaini, ndikumabwelera ku Chirunga. Well, it’s ironic that the two of the most vocal female MPs Malawi has had, their political careers converge in this way, and on this issue; and now on a down trend. Their relevance declining fast. To be sure, there is no fraternity here; they are sworn enemies. And in no time, they will be at each other’s throat. I feel sorry for Akweni, as all the years it took her to develop the “tough as nails woman” reputation, it all gets… Read more »
Callister should sue Jef Wa Jef for defamation. This is a clear case
I remember Bakili Muluzi used similar words calling others forsake, stupid, agalu and what were women doing? Clapping hands and saying Lululu Lululu. Remember? So it’s all party women who have a problem. Patricia Kaliati is an opportunists who goes where money is. How many political parties has she moved to ever since. She can’t be stable like Kabwila strong mature and balanced woman
A Kabwila mukuti chiyani apa?? Mumve zimene Kaliatai and Calista ankalankhula ku press conference ndiye muymabe mwadzudzula amenewo. They were insulting the Head of State but you did chastize them. So what is this nonsense you are talking about? Do you remember the same Calista called JB mayi wamandasi? Did you condemn her? Kaliati deserves what she is facing and sanati aziona pofika 2019 alira pamodzi ndi Calista wakeyo.
This is not the right direction the DDP is taking now. But I am surprised that why did the President not stop Mchacha immediately. By keeping silence did this mean that he too was pleased with such remarks?
Mgeme, be serious please!
Another idiot in town called Mtopwa one harassing MCP member is uncalled for. Such issues if remained unchecked are very dangerous.
This is what happens when political parties no longer focus on the people but rather on themselves. This behaviour of kutukwana is an indictment on the Malawi politics of today. Malawi has become an immoral society headed by immoral political leaders. Malawi needs serious prayers