Malawi govt put a spin on Mutharika’s assassination claims

Malawi Government has expressed concern over some commentators who have  “deliberately twisted”  the remarks made by President Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika regarding the experience he went through when he was arrested for treason charges during the  Joyce Banda administration.

President Mutharika shared his experience on his arrest some couple of weeks ago during public rallies he held in the three regions of the country.

Nankhumwa:  President Mutharika went through hell  when he was arrested
Nankhumwa: President Mutharika went through hell when he was arrested

Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture Kondwani Nankhumwa, said  in an interview  that it is true that Mutharika has been making public statements explaining about “the hell” he went through prior to the 20 May Tripatite Elections.

He said: “Let the people of Malawi know that President Mutharika went through hell, he experienced extremely difficult and tough times when he got arrested.”

Nankhumwa said that, however despite the fact that people might be aware of the unbearable conditions the president went through, their explanations might be different because of their personal reasons and objectives behind their arguments.

The information Minister further explained: “What we know is that the President wanted to clearly elaborate what was happening within the prison walls, police cells and some motives of other people behind his arrest.”

He said he finds it very unfortunate to see some commentators deliberately misinterpreting his remarks regarding prison experience as a drag towards the acts of vengeance.

Nankhumwa, however, pointed out that in his inaugural speech the President declared that there will be no vengeance of any kind.

“Let me therefore assure the nation and the interested parties that there will be no time for vengeance, what President Prof. Mutharika is doing right now is just to bring to light so that people should know what he went through during the time of his arrest,” said Nankhumwa.

He therefore gave an example of the late former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela who in his book titled “Long Walk to Freedom” explained in detail what exactly he went through when he was in prison.

The Minister wondered as to why president Mutharika while explaining more less the same scenario some people should connect his ordeal to vengeance.–Mana

He said the president is busy strategizing plans of national importance in order to have his objectives of transforming the country’seconomy fulfilled.

Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :

Sharing is caring!

Follow us in Twitter
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
The Country Chief
8 years ago

Tenthan sananame,ife tinazionera tokha,kubisa kuti a president amwalira even vice president osadziwa,ngat zinakanika kumuziwitsa wachiwiri wa president munkafuna cha?mukanayendetsa chilungamo mukanafika pa point yomangidwa?wa nkulu wa asilikali angakhale wa boza pouza commission of enquiry kuti munkafuna kuti mupitilize kulamulira zikakanika alitenge asilikali?kungoti chilungamo chimawawa,ingovomerani kuti zinalakwika koma mukapitiliza kukana ife a MCP tikazatenga boma tizakumangani ndi nkhani imeneyi ndithu.

Read previous post:
Airtel donates food items worth K2.2m to Chilanga School of the Blind

Airtel Malawi has donated food items worth K2.2million to Chilanga Mission School of the Blind in Kasungu. The items include 40 bags of...