Malawi govt Chief Whip protest opposition leader ‘full of hate’ on Mutharika

Chief whip for ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Henry Mussa stood on appoint of order in parliament when leader of opposition, Dr Lazarus Chakwera concluded  his response to President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika’s opening address made on Friday, saying the opposition chief’s tone was “full of hate”.

Malawi government Chief Whip Henry Mussa: Chakwera’s address full of hate

Mussa, who is also Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism,  said  Chakwera, who is also president of the Malawi Congress Party (MCP), reflected on the Head of State which is in total contravention of the parliamentary standing orders.

He told the Speaker that  Chakwera’s address was full of “insults” and slurs, saying his address conyained some “unparliamentary” words.

“And he was using words like ‘the President is incompetent’, ‘the President is irresponsible’, ‘he is a thief’ how can you dare reflect on your head of state like that? What is his problem?,” said Mussa.

Speaker Richard Msowoya has reserved his ruling on the matter indicating that he needs to seek advice from his office on how to proceed on the issue.

Parliamentary Standing Order 98 states that the conduct of the President and the Vice President shall not be called into question in the course of debate other than by way of procedure for impeachment.

But the Speaker is on record saying Parliamentarians are clearly prohibited from debating on any issue which is reflecting on the conduct of the President.

Msowoya however bemoaned the tendency to treat Malawian leaders as untouchables, saying the development is thwarting efforts to hold leaders accountable.

In an interview, Mussa said Chakwera’s speech was “ full of anger, hatred and frustration”.

Mussa said  “no one is at liberty to reflect badly on the Head of State.”

The President title4d his address ‘Rising above macroeconomic stability’ and outlined a number of things his administration has achieved since assuming power in 2014 elections.

But Chakwera said Mutharika’s opening address was “mis-titled” and full of broken promises.

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Jamax
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Listen my fellow Malawians listen to me very carefully,and answer me to this simple question, IF PASTOR CHAKWERA IS ABLE TO SPEAK SUCH UNRESPECTIFUL WORDS FULL OF ANGER & WRATH TO THE INCUMBENT PRESIDENT NOW DO YOU THINK HE WILL RULE THIS NATION WITH MERCY???.
Now listen my fellow Malawians.. this Chakwera has got true signs of the DEVIL surely he will rule this Nation with (Scorpion Powers) ali ndi mtima woipa komanso wosakhululuka and I tell you he will bite us terribly – Ngati akuluma mtengo wauwisi now what more iwe ndi ine?????

Kaitano
Guest
Mr Jamax misala yayambatu apa!! i thought you came on this platform telling us kuti ndinu opemphera? Now mwatani lero kunamiza anthu chifukwa choti Chakwera akulankhula chilungamo mwaona Devil? How can the Devil you are talking about speak the truth? If you call Chakwera Devil as you are trying to do here my brother, then it is better to be ruled by the Devil than the D.P.P, since the Devil has now stand on the truth to shame thieves in Malawi. I feel sorry for you. And you are there calling people my fellow Malawians listen to me? listen to… Read more »
Jamax
Guest
Let God judge us Mr Kaitano actions speaks more louder than words what I have writen is what I have percieved from his speech – Chakwera’s speech was wonderfull and clear only if he could avoided branding the President with names that are malicious – the Bible tells us to respect our Leaders 100%. Mr. Kaitano never be furious with me I speak the trueth and only the trueth shall set us free. One thing you should know is this there’s no President that shall come in this land and give you total freedom of everyone never and I repeat… Read more »
Kaitano
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Am failing to understand you, or may be i should just ask you just very few questions,and i will not follow you again because this will be the very truth of yours after you answer me. 1] Do you love Malawi as your Country? 2] Do you have relatives in Malawi? 3] Do you love to be honesty? 4] Do you hate the truth? 5] Do you feel pains? 6] Do you see Malawi as a dead Country? 7] Is it true that people are suffering? 8] Is it true that this D.P.P Government is full of Corruption? 9] Are… Read more »
Jamax
Guest
In such a situation Paul said, and I quote ‘For me to LIVE is CHRIST and to DIE is GAIN living in this world is not a chance you just need to forget yourself and start following JESUS. I will manage to answer your questions one by one my dear Kaitano. 1. I very much love this Country Malawi because God gave it to me that’s why I do spend much time praying for and ALL our given Leaders. 2. All my relatives axcept for a few are all living in this Nation. 3. Being Honesty is my character I… Read more »
Kaitano
Guest

Kikkkkk hahahahahaaha! no it is well my brother, your answers has revealed your age to me.
Thank you.

Jamax
Guest

Brother I hope you will not denouce our friendship now God is prepared to reveal more things to your life just stay closer to him.

Vinco 2019
Guest

Chakwera ndi mbusa ongosokoneza nkhosa. Asadzinamize kuti angadzalamulire dziko lino!!! Done afune asafune, APM and his DPP will carry a day come May 20,2019. Mbusa wa tchende limodziyu adxingosokosa choncho, ovotafe wathu tili naye kale!! Sitingaike pa mpando mbusa wa sukulu ya pakhonde,okuba ndalama zampingo,olephera monga alili galu Chakwera!!!

che nnungu
Guest

Koma nanga akunama? is he competent? Or responsible for the wellfare of the Malawians?

Bodza la N\'nanu
Guest

Is Peter Mutharika a demi god who cannot be criticised. Wake up Malawi
What right does Peter has to deny Malawians their human rights and not to live under oppression?

Gogodasi
Guest

Mr Mussa Malawians want factual arguments not mere talk that Chakwera is full of hate. Please justify your statement. Till now your man has not countered Chakwera’s assertion that Mutharika’s aides are meddling in procurement procedures at ESCOM.

Lottie
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The issue here is not that the President or the presidency should not be criticized. Rather, the issue is about the choice of words that are used to do so. If you label the President as a thief, you must be able to produce evidence since this is a criminal issue. Reverend Chakwera is insinuating that there is probable reason for the nation to believe that the President has committed a crime. This characterization (if true) is serious. What is needed is to bring out the evidence so that the nation can understand the basis of these accusations. Otherwise, the… Read more »
Wisey
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This is total misunderstanding of scripture. You mean if the leadership is lousy people should just sit and expect miracles. When God says I have heard the cry of my people, where were these cries coming from? You call a spade a spade and not sugar coat it. If he is a liar, thief or what ever and he has done that even heaven knows that. I mean what happened to truth? So people should refrain from speaking truth because it is a leader and risk hell fire? eeeeeh! The bible says thou shalt not lie. And know that this… Read more »
2019
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Henry Mussa..wasowa zonena eti..yes pitala is incompetent.. Yes he is irresponsible… Let him prove he is not a thief..y was he shielding mbava chaponda?Nankhumwa..do u want is to lie and say everything is fine.when it’s bloody chaos..clueless leadership..

Zamuchataura Mandime
Guest

Tiyeni Tikondane a Malawi osati kumataya nthawi ndikunyozana.Do not waste taxpayers money on useless things instead of coming up with solutions of problems affecting the electolate. Let me warn you two people ie Prof Peter Mutharika and Prof ( Rev) Chakwera: If you waste time on beakering you will be taken by suprise when a smallest party win in 2019. Kuyozana kumangokweza nkwiyo. We dont wont this to contine.

Sectingo
Guest

The standing orders were developed by themselves but they can not adhere to them. I new that Ochakwera will speak like that. Sometimes, I doubt if he was really a man of God. Ndizowonadi ukachoka mmanja mwa Mulungu umayipilatu kuposa kale.

Clarify
Guest

Bodzatu inu. Anachoka liti mmanja mwa Mulungu? Does taking a political office mean one is not a child of God? What about Peter? Gertrude? Other MPs in parliament? Are they all sinners?

ANALYST
Guest

“No one is at liberty to reflect badly on the Head of State” – really???? Change those crooked, archaic, stupid and out of date standing orders! You mean calling a president “incompetent” should be taken as an offence????? When shall this country move with the rest of the world?? Shame on you DPP, Shame on You Peter Mutharika, Shame on You Henry Mussa!!!!

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