Law scholar brands Chakwera a flip-flopping reverend who does what he preaches against

South Africa-based Malawian professor of law, Danwood Chirwa has condemned President Lazarus Chakwera as a master of flip-flopping, likening him to the behavior of reverends that preached one thing in the morning and did exactly what they had condemned in the afternoon.

President Chakwera has defended his controversial Cabinet
Danwood Chirwa, a South Africa-based law expert says Chakwera is a President whose notion of truth seems to change according to the demands of the occasion of his immediate speech

In a strong Facebook post reacting to Chakwera’s defense of his faulted  Cabinet, Chirwa  said with every public act, the new President seems to undercut his own previously publicly stated beliefs at such an alarming rate that one wonders what value to attach to any words he so craftily utters.

“A few days ago he said, to international acclaim, that he would end the history of family dynasties; today he said family connection ain’t a relevant consideration in his appointment philosophy,” writes Chirwa.

He furthers notes: “In his inauguration speech, which has also received universal applause, he said he will end nepotism, today he defended a cabinet reeking of nepotism.”

Chirwa added that previously President Chakwera proclaimed his unquestionable commitment to combating corruption, but he goes public to justify a cabinet in which known and experienced looters and crooks congregate.

“The President has received praise for his acknowledgment of all Malawians for the role they played in bringing about change; today he cast aspersions on Malawians who have asked questions (exercising their full birth rights) about his decisions,” he wrote.

In summing up, Chirwa has defined Chakwera as a President whose notion of truth seems to change according to the demands of the occasion of his immediate speech.

“Today there can be no doubt about the true colors of the new man leading Malawi. He is clearly beholden to vested interests and incapable of breaking loose of the heavy bonds of indebtedness he’s wrapped himself in. That he professes not to know that he is so beholden makes one even more worried,” he wrote.

Chirwa also vilified Chakwera for the so-called transitional Cabinet, saying the move will keep the Cabinet enslaved to the President because you cannot expect any of these individuals to provide independent and truthful criticism or advice to the President.

“It is certainly unfair and inconsiderate to those who have been appointed as ministers and deputies to be subjected to an arbitrary so-called probation period when they have to divest themselves from all their existing business and other commitments in order to serve the nation, which requires that they commit all their time and energy into (re)conceptualizing their departments and bringing about the much needed change.

“To subject them to such a short period of probation is to exert undue pressure on them to perform, which will compel them to seek short-term results at the risk of neglecting medium- and long-term solutions,” he said.

Chakwera, 65, comfortably beat Peter Mutharika, 80,  with 58.5 percent of the vote last month, marking the first time in African history that an election re-run led to the defeat of an incumbent.

The former evangelical preacher vowed to tackle corruption on his election ticket.
His victory had brought hope for change in landlocked Malawi, where around half of its 18 million people live below the poverty line.

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Mphatso M
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Mphatso M

As the saying goes , ‘ spectators make the loudest noise’. Professor Chirwa, while we understand that you have every entitlement to your opinion, we also know that you are based in Cape Town, South Africa, and have been happy watching all the wind of change from a VIP and glazed window, at a distance. I am aware that one can easily get tempted to be in the fore front of condemning and accusing the impeccable decisions that are being made in the new Malawi, especially about the cabinet. What is currently happening is undeniably ground breaking , in Chichewa,… Read more »

ankhwinda
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Zoona Biggie

Roy Bello
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Roy Bello

Great stuff Prof. Chirwa we need contemporary and great minds like you in our mother land.

The Sniper.
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The Sniper.

Hahahahaaha great stuff from another Professor? We had his friend professor who was useless, definitely this one is also useless! Let’s hear from Pastors now since we have the Pastor on the drive, we are tired of Professors! Galu wokwiwila ku mpanda saopsa Baba, bwelani tidzakuoneni kuno!

Bibi
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Well done Prof Danwood for highlighting a fundamental problem with Chakwera – the fact that he is a hypocrite and does not have any integrity left. He has appointed a cabinet of nepotism cronyism, regionalism and corrupt individuals. TONSE alliance supporters are denying the obvious in what has become ‘see no evil, hear no evil and say no evil’. But with a leader who is a liar like Chakwera, our country is DOOMED again. Chakwera is doing the exact things he spoke against. By the way his Press Officer is his son-in-law. What would he and Chilima have said if… Read more »

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Mwalemba ma Bibi!

ZINGALUME
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ZINGALUME

you think he a should appoint the Nankhumas in his cabinet shut up, useless maggot, ukamamva opposition ndi imeneyo, limba mtima bansi

Chimbizga
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Chimbizga

You seem more bitter than factual to me. Get organized, not long you were against appealing 2019 elections siting no evidence and then we won and now you are happily commenting on this because we didn’t listen to you. Should the president and indeed those of us who fought for our rights listen to you now? I doubt.

Nedi K
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Nedi K

Please be patient. We have an “L” driver🤣
Forget about judging the President from the “Reverend” perspective. You will frustrate yourself. I would take it from the “Umunthu’ angle. What would I do differently if I were him.
Take time to heal Danwood. I followed your sober writing as you would analyze court proceedings. Please do not nurse bitterness 😫
Come home as soon as the borders open up.. It could be a refreshener.🤣

Msakambewa Senior
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Msakambewa Senior

Is a confused reverend

Ajijo
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Ajijo

Mr. President, tonse alliance is for all malawians. Calm down with your arrests, First do a thorough investigation of all would be offenders and when you have concrete evidence then do your arrests. Secondly don’t rush into making appointments just come back to reverse your decisions. Be a leader ochita as per you vice president and not leader ozizmuka. Akakuzani nkumati ‘ mwatichani? ‘ Take time to understand what job you are to undertake. Analyze propery what your advisers are telling you, osati akangoti chakuti bwana inu ok. Chengelani ndipa Malawi pano. Malawi walero siopusa.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

We have had failed Law professors!laws and leadership are different Mr Danwood Chirwa. We had the President who was a business man by the name Bakili Muluzi, he failed and drove the Country to this where we are today, your fellow Law professor, is the one we have booted out, can we give the one whom we have trusted to lead us please! If you think you can lead Malawians, leave South Africa and come back home , dance with us here! Compaign and win! Chakwera is using Theological leadership not the way you think. You are talking about Rashid,don’t… Read more »

MaiMai
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MaiMai

Komatu U Professor wa law from Capetown University muvutanawotu. Munakapita ku Havard bwenzi kuli zoopya! Do you see Yale or Havard Professors writing every shit every morning and afternoon daily? They write when it matters! Learn these basic manners and people will respect you. Much more, wait to be consulted and give your views koma izi zongoti chilichonse weeeee! weee! no value. Kungoona zina lako pa article we just say” There goes the dog again.”….

Lawyer
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Lawyer

Danwood you are a real amateur in politics.
If you look closely at Chakwera’s response to your cabinet hallabaloo and criticism of the cabinet, he appeared to capitulate but in the end he stood FIRM.

That’s a REAL PHILOSOPHER KING! LOL. Iwe uli wee!wee!wee! ngati galu wachiwewe. You need to read wider beyond law. hahaha. Boy!

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