Malawi govt withdraws Mia’s diplomatic passport: MCP’s guru says he is cool with ordinary travel document

Malawi government has withdrawn a diplomatic passport for  former Cabinet minister Muhammad Sidik Mia who is aspiring to be opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) Vice President at the party’s national convention next month.

Mia: I am cool with ordinary passport

Business mogul and politician had gone to Immigration Department to renew his passport to travel abroad.

But Immigration Department could not issue the new diplomatic passport after getting instructions from Ministry of Home Affairs that the document should be withheld and that Mia should wait for authorization.

Mia, however, said he could not be delayed on his foreign trip and applied for an ordinary passport like any other citizen.

“I could not wait for a diplomatic passport, I asked to get an ordinary passport like any other citizen,” said Mia.

Mia, regarded as a political heavyweight of the twin Lower Shire Valley districts of Chikwawa and Nsanje, proceeded on his foreign trip.

The MCP politician  was apparently on his way to South Africa.

The former Cabinet minister was officially welcomed into the MCP fold on July 15 2017 by MCP president Lazarus Chakwera at a political rally the party held at Mia’s home area in Ngabu, Chikwawa.

Mia said since joining MCP—a political party that ruled Malawi during the one-party State between 1964 and May 1994—he has worked hard to ensure that he gets the position of vice-president at the convention.

He claimed that Malawians were looking up to MCP as the next government in 2019; hence, his joining after working tirelessly to grow the party despite being an ordinary member.

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santana
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santana

MCP, how is the campaign in Mulanje and Mangochi going on?

che nnungu
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Koma DPP kwatsala kuti mpakana anyeredwetu. Trying all means koma zikukanika. Mapeto ake the next thing will be Cardiac arrest tingonva wamkulu watsetselekela kuli chete

Safari
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Safari

Kodi what good has MIA done to the people surrounding him including the Moslem community ?
Taonani the CHAP kungomwalira BINGU asanayikidwe m’ manda nthawi yomweyo kulengedza kuti walowa PP and you think kuti HE cares about anybody APART from just enriching himself.
ANYWAY kungoti most MALAWIANS are short sighted

Watha Nsanga
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Watha Nsanga

Sidik Mia adakana zomulumbilisa munthu wina pamene constitution ikuti wolowa ndi vice president. This is how he left DPP.

Safari, kodi ana a Bingu akuwasamala ndi Peter Mutharika? Mzimu wa Bingu ukudziwa.

Sikusinja
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Sikusinja

Why did he have a diplomatic passport in the first place when he is not minister, ambassador, in government or wroking for any International Organization that warrants him to have one.

Watha Nsanga
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Watha Nsanga

He was a minister

QueenB
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QueenB

He got a diplomatic passport when he was minister. And I hope you are aware MW passports are good for ten years. Now it expired that’s when he went to renew it. You should be able to know how things work in your country. Mbuli.

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

To say diplomatic passport is not significant is a lie. Why would governments bother issuing them?

Watha Nsanga
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Watha Nsanga

It has some use, but not significant. I had one.
At airports you don’t stand on queues. I did not see anything else. The disadvantage is it lasts only 5 years and it takes long to get approval for replacement

Listen and Love
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There is no way you will succeed to frustrate Miah. Never. Chakwera + Mia 2019 BOMA!!!!

Listen and Love
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This thieving government is a laughing stock to the world out there. Only crooks and thieves would love travel out using a diplomatic passport. DPP led government is a shameful pariah out there. Better travel ordinary….

Patrick Phiri
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Patrick Phiri

Mia is the greatest political prostitute. He has been to all political parties.

mjiba
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mjiba

don’t know why Malawians all of a sudden think Mia is the right saviour dropped from heaven. if thieves have taken hold of Malawi it is because of people like Mia who have worked hand in hand with thieves to reap Malawians and benefit themselves. How did he acquire Cold Storage? has anyone asked this question? Is he not on record for castigating then Vice President Joyce Banda and promoting Peter Wa Mutharika then a mere minister to succeed Bingu Wa Mutharika? Is he not on record as one of the ministers who ran to Joyce Banda after Bingu had… Read more »

Che nnungu
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Mbava ndi azigogo ako akulamulawa. Dont blame Mia. Dzi agalu dzopanda manodzi dzinkhalamba dza DPP kuba ngati ana ang’ono. Mxiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

7777999
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7777999

Wokuba ng’ombe za anthu osauka. Allah will punish him. He has been recycled 3 times in udf, dpp, pp now MCP. Wake up malawians . Stop being stupid. This guy has nothing to offer. These are not the politians we want. Dead wood and uneducated

Achimidzimidzi
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Achimidzimidzi

@7777999 Trust me Uladi Mussa is the best because of the failed coup d’etat with a run away lady

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