Kaliati makes political banter of DPP-UDF alliance: ‘Dynasties’

UTM Party secretary general Patricia Kaliati  added political banter to the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) alliance with United Democratic Front (UDF), saying it is  political dynasties—Mutharikas and Muluzis—who have dominated Malawi politics for 23 of the last 25 years of multiparty democracy’s return.

Kaliati: Advances political dynasties narrative

Kaliati was speaking in Mzuzu on Sunday during a UTM rally before its president Saulos Chilima addressed the crowds, when she veered into the subject.

She first took a dig at DPP political heavyweights, saying they were cooking stories against Chilima to block him from working with Mutharika so as to pave way for their political future but were snubbed when the President picked Everton Chimulirenji as running mate.

“Now they will have to play second fiddle to another rank outsider, amuziwe Yesu.  As a trending hit song [by Wikise]  Chikamphulikire Chibomba, political kalma has  indeed bombed them,” said Kaliati, adding in lighter moment “DJ volume up”.

Then she veered into DPP-UDF alliance, branding it a political dynasties.

“This is a long time political marriage. It’s political dynasties.  Malawi has other capable people to govern, we cannot go on with same families,” she said.

Although she did not mention names, it was clear she was referring to a narrative that is aggressively pushed on social media that Chilima is a  streetwise youthful  politician who has pulled himself up against the odds;  contributed to the democratic change  and that “dynasties” are out to block him from gate-crashing their privileged club.

Kaliati was in UDF when former president Bakili Muluzi handpicked Bingu wa Mutharika as his successor and later she joined DPP when Bingu formed the party.

Fondly known as Akweni, Kaliati has served DPP even in the administration of incumbent President Peter Mutharika in Cabinet and ditched DPP to join UTM in 2018.

But now she has given the DPP-UDF alliance the ‘dynasties’ tag.

DPP and UDF have a history of working together.

During Peter Mutharika’s first five-year term, DPP went into a working arrangement with UDF to guarantee votes in the National Assembly and support the government’s legislative agenda. In that period, Muluzi held various ministerial positions, including Health and Population the last time he was in Cabinet just before the May 21 2019 elections.

Malawi is expected to go to the polls for a fresh presidential election on May 19 after a court overturned last year’s vote.

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Mkamwini mwini
8 months ago

The Dogs of DPP away with your noise

Nyenkhwe
8 months ago

TIME FOR THE MUTHARIKA’S AND MULUZI’S IS OVER!

POLITICAL PROPER GANDA
POLITICAL PROPER GANDA
8 months ago

Kodi chidole chimenechi osangosiya ndalezi bwanji.Zolankhula zake ngati pali chomwe ndimatola

Mdala
Mdala
8 months ago

The worst: How much have this two families taken from us in all this years appart from the legal salaries and benefits!

Hate it or take it but it's a fact

We are tired of the same family ruling us over and over again as if Malawi has only 2 families of Muluzi and Muntharika.

Kaliati is just being straight forward and honest with the reality. Muntharikas and Mukuzis must pave way indeed for another family to take over the mantle.

Joloza
8 months ago

Kaliati’s political future died. She has nothing to offer to this country. No wonder her constituents rejected her. Palibe chanzeru anganene. She is another political harlot. Anali Ku UDF, DPP pano Ali Ku UTM kenako akathera Ku alliance NDI chipani cha ng’ona.

Kuswa Kuswa
Kuswa Kuswa
8 months ago

This motor-mouth Patricia Kaliati Akweni, primary school teacher turned politician spoke a lot of divisive garbage from her wide thin-lipped mouth. Even requested for Saul Chembezi to play her APM and DPP muwaponyere chikopa (which in her dull understanding called it chibomba) and let it blow on them. Malawi should have no space for such politicians as they will never reconcile and heal the presently deeply divided Malawi. Arafat was just ndwiiiiii saying nothing ngati akummeta, while two other idiots renamed Northern Malawi as North Korea…..this is all very shameful and must be condemned in strangest terms.

noizi
noizi
8 months ago
Reply to  Kuswa Kuswa

a motor-mouth motor-mouthing a motor-mouth. kkkkk It seems you were at the rally. Welcome to UTM. Its great kuti unthengawo munaunva. UTM!! Tsogolo lathu!!!!

Maunits
Maunits
8 months ago

Yes it seems so. We need to mention God whole heartedly not with divided heart as it sounds.

Akweni Refugee
8 months ago

Kaliati you are a prodigal daughter and a refugee to UTM. You will end up finished ike bra (khamsolo in Chichewa), that strip of cloth ladies use to cover their breasts.
No Honey moon for you in UTM. Where is Kabwila and Calista? Iam sure they are nursing their wounds of their dissappointnents

Bia
Bia
8 months ago

In MCP, Chakwera is related to John Tembo.

Hardy
Hardy
8 months ago

so Kaliati you still wish APM could talk to SKC it seems.

Joni
Joni
8 months ago
Reply to  Hardy

Noooo, do not misquote her……..what she is saying is that Malawi should not be ruled by almost the same FAMILIES as if me and you (if you have brains) are their slaves in an estate.

Tchende la mbuzi
Tchende la mbuzi
8 months ago
Reply to  Hardy

Akutero ndani?

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