Malawi govt recalls Kaliati’s daughter from High Commission in London
Malawi government has recalled Carolyne Kaliati, a trained legal practitioer, from diplomatic service in the United Kingdom following her mother’s scathing remarks against President Peter Mutharika that she made at the Chilima movement news conference held in Lilongwe on Thursday, May 31 2018.
Carolyne Kaliati was second secretary responsible for political affairs at the Malawi High Commission in London.
Patricia Kaliati, mother to Carolyne, belongs to the ruling DPP faction that is agitating for Saulos Klaus Chilima, state Vice President, to be presidential candidate of the party at the 2019 presidential polls against incumbent President Arthur Peter Mutharika.
At the press conference, Kaliati argued Mutharika is not a suitable and winning candidate owing to his “inept” leadership.
She said Chilima is the most suitable candidate because during the time he has been second in command, he has demonstrated impeccable leadership qualities.
Kaliati, one of the few long serving parliamentarian said it was illogical to recall her daughter.
“Those who work in our foreign missions do not practise politics. My daughter has nothing to do with our local politics. After all, I am not supporting Chakwera or the MCP, am supporting Chilima of the Democratic Progressive Party,” said Kaliati.
She said it was shocking though not surprising that the DPP was now removing relatives of the DPP members when the embassies are full of supporters of the opposition Malawi Congress Party.
Social media reports posted by aides to President Peter Mutharika have hinted Kaliati faces further targeted harrassment if a former senior cabinet minister in both Bingu and Peter administrations does not abandon the Chilima movement, a political crusade campaining for Chilima to take over the DPP presidency.
“This is funny and ridiculous, the President should know what I have done and am still doing for my beloved party, the DPP before punishing my innocent daughter. She is there because of the hard work I do for the DPP,” Kaliati said.
Chief secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet Lloyd Muhara refused to comment, saying he does not know anything on the matter.
Mutharika last week appointed his niece to High Commission in South Africa.
At press Thursday, Kaliati said the DPP is getting back party vehicles from the Chilima movement officials who are also getting death threats.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
Ife zisatikhuze anthu atsankho inu.Amalawi amitundu yina mumaona ngati Salipira Misonkho yomwe mumagawana nokha nokhayo.Tikufuna boma loziwa kuti Tonse ndife Amalawi.
Trust is the key word!!! That’s why MCP’s NEC is Lilongwelised and also Mia’s trusted PP friends. Palibe nkhani apa. Magalimoto a kongilesi anagawanidwa ndi mabanja angati? Banja la a Chakwera lokha laphangira magalimoto onse a chipani. Ngati kumeneku sikuzikonda, ndiuzeni. Kaliatiyo sanalakwitse kukwikwinyiza mwana wake ku embase; vuto lake ndi mwano akugeyawo.
All Ican see ndi dyera. This woman and her family kuphangira too much. Iye MP, her husband MP, her daughter ku embassy and now she also wants a ministerial post…zonsezi yekha. Akagwere ndi phada wakeyo. Malawi is for all of us not just for a few greedy selfish individuals. All you are looking for is pa vunda nkhola mudzazamuuza chochita, but forget it with chilima because he won’t allow zopusa ndipo akhoza kudzakutulukirani nchipani chanucho…za Bingu ndi UDF. Ku Mulanje ndi KuMalawi ndiye mwakuonerera, one family 3 in 1.ndiye lero muzibisalira kuyankhulira anthu osauka…anthu mmidzimi akuvutika, ndiliti munayamba kukhala MP… Read more »
This woman and her friends turned against APM because of selfishness and she is not satisfied. Just imagine, her husband an MP, herself an MP and his son was also to become an MP. Now she is fearlessly fighting APM because of her nepotistic attack she made on Geoff wa Geoff that costed her ministerial post. She also wants to be a minister. M’malawi mmuno alimo yekha chani? All these guys guys rallying behind Chilima they have motives behind it, starting from Callista, masangwi to ngalande. Komanso choosing comedians into parliament is a bad idea, they turn it into a… Read more »
Malawians a very big hypocrites.
You are commenting as if you have just known that these things happen?
Muluzi had his standard 8 relatives in Washington, it was no secret, so what noise are you making here.
Do you think if you change government it will stop? This has nothing to do with because it was DPP.
Kamuzu did the same. Put all Chewas in key positions in the civil service and diplomatic missions.
IT IS ONLY AN IDIOT WHO CAN BELIEVE THAT ALL THOSE YOU SEE IN BIG POSITIONS IN GOVERNMENT , PARASTATAL, EMBASSIES ETC ARE THERE ON MERIT. EVEN SOME OF THOSE WHO ARE SELECTED TO PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES AND BENEFICIARIES OF CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS WHICH KALIATI ONE OF KALIATI’S DAUGHTER BENEFITED FROM ARE ARE ON MERIT. NO. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS MERIT IN MALAWI
This friend of mine was studying in the UK and after finishing and with zero experience, she was given a job at the embassy because mommy was a Minister in DPP during the time when Chaponda was Minister of Foreign Affairs and they were buddies.
TIMAKUUZANI IFE KUTI CHIPANI ICHI NDI CHA ALOMWE, DUWA MUTHARIKA WAPITA KU EMBASSY
So Patricia, since it seems you are the leader of the Chilima movement, you are also Nepostic. Why didnt you tell APM not to appoint your daughter and appoint someone more qualified and experienced. So if SKC wins it means to appease you this girl is going back to the embassy right. This is why this is a disgruntled movement not a Chilima movement. Chilima is VP but none of his relatives or friends have enjoyed the privileges the Lhomwes are enjoying. Apparently Henry Mussas daughter is also at some embassy, not forgetting Henry Mussas wife too. Am assuming Callistas… Read more »
Masanje masanje ku DPP for there isn’t any meritocracy sad day for Mama Pattie cronyism and nepotism are stale commodities on our DPP market. You can’t sell these filthy pillars of ethnicity wins alira!!