Malawi Muslims hail jailing of Mesho over provoking song

Muslims in the country are hailing the jailing of Andison Alfred Chipwaila popularly known as Mesho, saying this will send a strong message to artists who compose anti-religious songs.

Jail for singer Mesho and his producer

Secretary general of Muslims Association of Malawi Alhaji Twaibu Lawe said this after Chipwaila was slapped with a two year jail sentence by a magistrate court whilst his producer Stephano Emmanuel was handed down a one year jail term for for their respective roles in the making of the now banned song Mizikiti Ichoke.

“The song caused panic among Muslims in the country. The verdict is fair,” said Lawe.

However, some people on social media feel the sentence was harsh.

“A community work sentence or suspended sentence could have been better since the song is now banned,” reasoned one on Fac book.

This is the first time they a musician has been jailed for his music.

The song questions why Madrassahs were introduced in the country and why Muslims do not eat pork.

The song further demands the demolition of all mosques in the country and that everyone should eat pork freely.

Chipwaila, 29, comes from Binali Village, Traditional Authority (T/A) Nkanda in Mulanje while Emmanuel, 25, comes from Samson Village, T/A M’biza in Zomba district.

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mjiba
mjiba
2 years ago

Amene sanayambe walakwapo atole miyala ndikumugenda Mesho.

winston msowoya
winston msowoya
2 years ago

YOU FOOL,who told you that Islam is a peaceful religion? Is BOKO HARAM peaceful?How about ISISI to mention a few bloody terrorist organisations which are brutally killing innocent people including fellow Muslims.Recently,half a million Sirians trekked to Christian Western Nations for their safety from killing Islamic machines in the middle east,is that a religion of peace?If it is a religion of peace why you are failing to take care of your own people who are seeking peace in Christian nations all over the world? Malawians,do not be fooled by these barbarians,Europeans are now regretting why they opened their bolders for… Read more »

Shams
2 years ago

As a matter of fact what he did was wrong but to forgiven ndi mbali ya boma not anyone nor Muslim organization itself because what he did ndi kubweletsa chipolowe in the peaceful country like Malawi. Islam is a peaceful religion ever, and always advised for peace and respecting none Muslims accordingly. And killing someone because of insulting the religion not true but insulting our prophets and the Creator nothing wrong. Sometimes other ppl do ignorantly but ena amadziwa koma nchipongwe ngati zomwe muyuda amapanga just like propagation really permitted for us to panel beat such idiots. So please stop… Read more »

Aka
Aka
2 years ago

Useless

Achakulungwa
Achakulungwa
2 years ago

This country is really idiotic and backward. You mean this young man will spend 2 years in jail; and tax payers will spend cash paying for his food, prison warder etc just because he composed a song that was in bad taste against a religion that claims to be peaceful and to know forgiveness! how many times has the Christian faith been attacked by moslems and Christians themselves? Has the magistrate been influenced or what? even the moslem official who is celebrating the jail sentence; is he not ashamed that he represents so heartless a religion? Some have killed albinos… Read more »

Mabvuto
Mabvuto
2 years ago
Reply to  Achakulungwa

That is why you cannot be a lawyer son of an idiot .

Shaka
Shaka
2 years ago

Am a Christian but I support the punishment he has received. We do not spread the gospel through insult or religious wars. And I must say I have a friend who is in ISLAM but the way this guy did it, I wouldnt do it to my friend Tambulasi. Elsewhere, there are high levels of Islamic militants, why should we in Malawi join the violence?
Bravo our Justice system!
Long live democracy where there is freedom of worship.
Long live Malawi

Graham
Graham
2 years ago
Reply to  Shaka

Achisilu inu. Chaponda stole maize money and pipo are dying of hunger but he’s out there free. Mphwiyo, the list is endless. Wina anaimba nyimbo yogwililira sanamangidwe. Trust me if a muslim sings about christianity sangamangidwe. Anakangomulangiza n let him go

Gilbo
Gilbo
2 years ago
Reply to  Graham

Join the discussion…I agree with you, chilungamo palibe. Zoonqa dziko ndikumaopa asilamu ngati iwowo ndi timilungu bwanji?. Zaziii. Mesho atuluke.

Innoxy
Innoxy
2 years ago
Reply to  Gilbo

Muzitipatsa ulemu asilamufe ndikuuzeni otherwise tidzakuonongani limodzi ndi boma lanulo.Manyi timakana ife.Anthu amene sadziwa kuseta akatizunguze mziko muno.Mumangomva kuti asilamu koma simudziwa chomwe tili.Musamale mudzaonongetsa dziko ndikuuzeni.Mumaona ngati pamene muli ndi ti asilikali tanuti ndiye muziyelekedwa??.Yeselaninsoni muone zimene timapanga anthu osachapa ku m’nyelonu.Mwina mumangomva mmayikomu zaife koma simukudziwa.Kupha kafiri kwa ife ndi janna kapena kuti mparadiso.

Ian Vespushi
Ian Vespushi
2 years ago
Reply to  Innoxy

Kupusa kwanu asilamu nonse kudya manyi mkatseta basi. Its a notorious religion

zahira
2 years ago
Reply to  Shaka

I can agree with you. Everyone has a freedom of worship? There is no way one can stand and start insulting to other regions leavimg his/her religion behind.

Big Man
2 years ago

Alomwe nzeru ndi zero pa10

Gilbo
Gilbo
2 years ago
Reply to  Big Man

Join the discussion…Sizikugwirizana inu.

Agenda Setting Theory
Agenda Setting Theory
2 years ago

Islam is not a peace-loving religion. There is no need to celebrate the jailing of this man for just a simple crime. Shame

Gilbo
Gilbo
2 years ago

Join the discussion…True. Akanangomupatsa chilango chogwira ntchito kudera. Asilamu amadzitenga ngati ndani kodi? Amaufulu mulikuti? Tulukani ntchito yanu iyi!!!.

Hate it or take it but it's a fact

I see nothing wrong with this song, Muslims are good on provoking other religion but they are not being a rested why???
Just release the artist now, until Muslims start respecting other religion it’s when we will also start respecting them but as of now nooo ways.
They think they are Holly but most of them are murderers , rapist, fornicators and etc.
What kind of belief that preach to kill non Muslims or rape them??? Very bad indeed to have such religionists our midst.

Gilbo
Gilbo
2 years ago

Join the discussion…Zoona man, atuluke basi. Ufulu wa Mesho waphedwa apa.

Mussa
Mussa
2 years ago

You got it wrong bro!! Muslims are not what you think they are. I can only advise you to do a though and bias free theological research. It is wrong to base your arguments on the negative perception of the western media, which is always bias when reporting about our peaceful religion. Islam is peace and it always teach us to love one another and to leave peacefully with other people. I cant deny a fact that there are some Muslim individuals just like there are some Christian individuals who are perpetrators of violence in the name of religion. It’s… Read more »

Innoxy
Innoxy
2 years ago

Did muslims rape your mother?.

christopher
christopher
2 years ago

So islam leadership can not forgive this young man. They should have prayed to the court to forgive this young man but what did we see this grouping was adding fire to the case praying for stiff punishment, eeeish what a religion.

Gilbo
Gilbo
2 years ago
Reply to  christopher

Join the discussion…These muslims ndi MABULUTU achabe chabe. Akamadzi, omwa madzi ometera ndevu. Makape, mbuzi za mano kunsi. Fotseki.

Innoxy
Innoxy
2 years ago
Reply to  Gilbo

Mbuli ndi it pakati pa: (1) mayi achisilamu osamba, (2) mayi ako achikhirisitu osachapa kunyini akamapita kopemphera?.Unatuluka malo oipa ase kkkkkkk!!…muzasamba liti agalu inu.

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