Kaliati unshaken, vows to continue with Chilima Movement: DPP demo attracts handful protestors

The firebrand politician Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)  leadership  appears to hate,  Mulanje West legislator and party  director of women Patricia Kaliati , has vowed to  continue canvassing for the presidential candidacy of Vice-President Saulos Chilima over President Peter Mutharika at the party’s elective convention set for this month even if the party plan  to dislodge her from her constituency.

Some DPP supporters protesting against Kaliati

Kaliati on Thursday led the so-called Chilima Movement, a faction of DPP and described Mutharika as a clueless leader

Kaliati on Thursday led the so-called Chilima Movement, a faction of DPP national governing council (NGC) members and legislators pushing forward Chilima’s name for the party’s presidency.

During the briefing, she described  Mutharika as a clueless leader.

And  on Friday the party’s regional governor (South) Charles Mchacha organised a handful protesters to  march from Chitakale trading centre to the district commissioner’s office in Mulanje to present a petition against Kaliati and her husband, Angie, who is Mulanje Pasani member of Parliament (MP).

Mchacha distanced himself from the protests.

Kaliatia argues that the  flopped protests are an attempt to silence her and curb her ability to propel Chilima Movement to gain ground in the Lhomwe belt, considered the DPP stronghold, and  criticise the government, and in particular, President Mutharika.

“I’m unshaken … I’ll continue with the Chilima Movement,” she said.

She said: “Let me tell you this; I know all the schemes that some people in the party are using to put me in bad light, but they will fail. This is the handwork of Charles Mchacha who is spending sleepless nights because of the stand I have taken to support the VP.

“But I can challenge them, they should come to my constituency. They will never get votes. People from my area are fully supportive of me.”

Mutharika is facing an unprecedented resistance for an incumbent—eligible for a second term as per the Malawi Constitution—from some DPP members canvassing for Chilima’s candidacy.

Former first lady Callista Mutharika—widow of Bingu who was the incumbent President’s elder brother—sparked the succession debate weeks ago when she said her in-law, 79, should pave the way for the comparatively youthful and energetic Chilima, 45, widely seen as a hands-on and results-oriented leader after he vibrantly led the Public Sector Reforms Programme that has since lost steam after being moved from his domain.

Besides Kaliati and  Bon Kalindo from Mulanje, several DPP NGC members and legislators, including Noel Masangwi (Blantyre City East and NGC member), Allan Ngumuya (Blantyre City South), Malison Ndau (Ntcheu Central), Paul Chibingu (Mwanza West), national director of youth Louis Ngalande and suspended deputy regional governor (North) Afiki Mbewe have openly supported Chilima’s candidacy.

Other  people are director of logistics Ben Chidyaonga, national organising secretary Richard Makondi, deputy director of women Loyce Mponda,  lawmakers Willet Kalonga and Joseph Chidanti-Malunga.

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NORTH
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NORTH

I feel Chilima group to stop talking of Peter let them talk of Chilima that he was COMPANY manager and he was going with Airtel BONANZA and the company fails to understand

Mulanje Cedar
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Kaliati, Ngumuya, Chibingu and Masangwi am sorry to say that you are digging your own political and economic graves.Zomwe mukuchita inuzo anzanu anayeserapo ( the likes of Brown Mpinganjira) but failed.Ngati simusintha, come May 2019 you wont make it to parliament.
As for Kaliati chepetsani kusamba mavuwo mayi.Kutamba sikukuthandizani.

wa nkhuni
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If she is really famous timuonera 2019 wa nyangayu…abwerera Kuuphunzitsi. Dyera basi. Why are you then afraid of a convention. It seems chilima kumbaliko akumati ine panopo ayi Kaye…mudikire Kayepang’ono…aah chuzi kaye . Of all DPP officials why always use the office of the vice president to bring trouble. Kaliati ndi mbuzi zimzakozo remember chilima was picked from the private sector and if he would win he will surely damp DPP and you and you will regret your stupid philosophy. Iwetu imakuyankhulira ndi mitengo and you think everyone is taken up by you. Nkhuni zisuluka 2019 wamva wadyera iwe!!!

Napoleone
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Napoleone

You can continue fighting for whatever it but it will not work. Some fight don’t bear results. You are a disgruntled woman after being removed from your ministerial post. Masangwi the same who wanted to use his position to advance his personal agenda. Kalindo the same, Ndau the same. All of you on the frontline you are not happy 😄 because you are ordinary members. Anger will not help,envy will not help, jealousy will not help, you will end up miserably.

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Kaliati atonena zomwe a Malawi akufuna kwabwino akhala akunena nthawi yonseyi.Tithokoze Mulungu sopano kuti anthu omwe anali mu mdima ngati achina kweni ndi anzawo ayamba kuona kuwala.KWACHA!

Nambewe
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Nambewe

Kaliati was demoted as minister by Peter Mutharika because of her cheating ways in the government and she is very bitter because of that. My fear is not so much that they being very cruel to Peter but that getting people like Kaliati, as corrupt as she is back into government under anybody for that matter is VERY BAD NEWS for Malawi. I hope if Chilima wants to entertain this nonsense better come up with better people to work with him. How is Peter clueless when the country has been managed from an abyss to now? Listen to me Chilima,… Read more »

NORTH
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NORTH

A CHILIMA whatever happens in politics is not fully correct ,It is unlike the company that you used to
manage ,This is political science not Business administration

NORTH
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NORTH

Madam ,Kaliati it would be very expensive to be changing presidents every five years,How many retired presidents shall we have in twenty years time?Just take it and join your band, Chilima ndi Mwana.And kunena kuti ndikugulira ndege kwa mwana is not wrong when you know you wont make it.

alex
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alex

its called democracy nigga. can’t have an incompetent leader for 10years. YOU DON’T LOVE YOUR COUNTRY!!!

Wagwa nayo mbava
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That’s end of the game Tigawane zida. Not only game but this is drama. Here is the liine up
Ngumumuya will join malamulo church choir depending on acceptance on his womanizing behaviour.

Kaliati will join kalindo or tikyferanji group with manganya
Ngalande will join Lucky stars to sing chinafuna m’bale chinabwela
Kalusita will join Makasu band
Nchima sorry will be alone His band will be Nchilima yekba like Michael yekha.
If Peter wins which I know he will , that will be end of nchilima political carrier

Kenani
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Kenani

When Mchacha endorses APM no Problem but When Kaliati Endorses Chilima mukuti wamisala guys lets level the ground for better Malawi.

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