Malawi ex-leader Muluzi against savage politics, foul-mouthing President Mutharika

Former president Bakili Muluzi has told Malawians to practice clean politics, saying the calling of President Peter Mutharika names is uncalled for.

Muluzi and Patrick Mbewe at the UDF convention

Muluzi: Addressing UDF convention

He was speaking  on Wednesday during the opening of the United Democratic Front (UDF) national conference in Blantyre.

Muluzi, who is also the founding member of the former ruling party and its patron said Malawians should not stoop so low to call Mutharika names, saying he deserves respect as Head of State.

Muluzi’s son, Atupele, who is also the president of UDF, is in the Mutharika 20 member Cabinet where he is serving as minister of Health.

He said calling Mutharika names like ‘Amtchona’ was uncalled for and urged Malawians to stop.

“As a person who fought hard to bring democracy, I find it disheartening when people call the President names,” he said.

The opening ceremony was also attended by controversial Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa and Mulhako wa Alhomwe chairman Leston Mulli.

Atupele went unopposed so too the secretary general Kandi Padambo as there were no challengers but the party has created the positions of four vice presidents for the north, the centre, the eastern region and the south.

At least 2, 500 delegates are attending the convention.

In an acceptance speech, the UDF president said there was need to move away from tobacco and maize growing, saying the crops’ future is fragile.

“Of course, at the heart of any progress must be a sustainable economy.  A great deal of effort has gone into stabilising the economy over recent years; We have seen the dividends through falling inflation and improved confidence.  However, only a very small number of people have actually benefited from this,” said Atupele.

“Having led the development of the economic recovery plan developed in 2013 I am clear that we now need to have a proper conversation as a country to decide what our new growth sectors need to be and what we need to do to unlock them.  If it really is agriculture, then we have to have an honest conversation about how we create value rather than just survive,” he added.

He said once voted into power, he would find alternative crops such as soya beans.

Atupele  also promised to improve the transport system once voted into power as well as improve internet services as farmers would easily find markets for their produce on the internet.

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Waku Gauteng
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Waku Gauteng

I also agree that the state that Malawi is in, is because of Mr Muluzi himself. The politics of handouts has led to what we have today. Our Low and Middle education system is non existent because in his time anyone could wake up and become a teacher. Corruption took root during his era and he looked the other way because everyone in government was having one helluva of a party. I have no confidence in him not today

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

For Malawi to transform we need much more than the concepts and ideas articulated by Atupele. Malawi is in an intensive care and need a dialysis machine to cleanse it’s blood. That cannot be done by two tablets of panado.

mtete
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Trouble with African leaders, including Muluzi himself, is that they think and believe should be adored even when there is glaring evidence they are behaving as idiots. Respect must be earned and not demanded.
Examples of leaders who do not deserve to be called bad names are Khama, Mkhapa, Chissano Mandela. They behaved during their tenures.

A Mtchona is someone who away from the country of birth for very many years. APM, and some of his henchmen, is a classic example.

Mahule 1,000,000 jobs party
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https://youtu.be/yQuyrArarlg. Bakili kutukwana and calling Bingu mtchona. Wakalamba

Ayayaya
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Ayayaya

Look who is talking? You set Malawi on this trajectory!

Mahule 1,000,000 jobs party
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Muluzi didn’t fight hard to bring democracy. This man fought hard to bring theft and corruption we see today. He is the father of all this poverty. All the streets were littered with vendors. All roads had potholes. Most companies collapsed under Muluzi. Public schools are dead because of Muluzi. Muluzi practised politics of kutukwana. Anatukwana Malewezi about his illness. Amatikwana John Tembo every time and check YouTube. Muluzi deserves every bad adjective. Malawi is backward because of Muluzi. Sanalemekezi Kamuzu. At least Bingu respected Kamuzu. Muluzi almost destroyed the New State House. All bus companies collapsed under Muluzi. Now… Read more »

DR MANGA
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UDF IS A DEAD PARTY WALKING . KKKKKKKK

Zachamba
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Zachamba

Ada Bakili mukudwala kwambiri mutu wazweta Kofi Atupele ulamdira SC ndi Doctorate? Maize is a viable crop firstly as our staple then the weather patterns do affect the whole of Eastern and southern regions of Africa it is an export crop in this part of the world Atupele is a copycat head that doesn’t think through the ideas which he picks off the pages of foreign countries. Education was imposed on this brat it is not in his blood he has done nothing to go beyond his first diploma. He now has lost his pretentious accent it is only Dr… Read more »

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Anthu amatoganiza kuti Munthu wa chigawo china sangalamulire chifukwa cha Akulu inuyo.You laid a Regionalism foundation. You had capable people like Aleke Banda ,Justin Malewezi koma simubafune kuwasiyira Chipani chifukwa cha Chigao amachokera.

Vipsya
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Vipsya

HANDS UP FOR YOU BAKILI
You still have clever punches…I know u as this great politician with great wit. nkayesa fine the..Soooooo u decided to pic on APM in style. I deliberaty called him mtchona and freedom fighter as a maximum mockery only understood by those who really know u. U r my man. how I wish Atupele was ur type. munamulakwira mwana pomutumiza ku school. zikanakhala like u…

tito
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tito

khokhokhokhokhokho..

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