Malawi newspaper columnist slams Mia: ‘Cat who thinks is a Tiger’

Transport Minister Sidik Mia, who is also deputy president of Malawi Congress Party (MCP), has received criticism from prominent newspaper columnist, warning him that his ego against Vice President Saulos Chilima could append President Lazarus Chakwera’s agenda.

Transport Minister Sidik Mia

The no-holds-barrel Cut the Chaff column in the Weekend Nation published on Saturday December 19 2020  follows Mia’s decision to boycott Chilima’s recent visits of public projects despite the fact that other Ministers were accompyaning Chilima.

The column, written by Managing Editor of Nation Publications Limited, Ephraim Munthali advises Mia that the sooner he realises that Chilima is an asset and him a liability the better.

“Mia chose to conveniently overlook the fact that as Minister of Economic Planning and Development, Chilima is in charge of the country’s Public Sector Investment Program that identifies and controls which projects to pursue and get funded from the development budget,” reads part of the column.

The columnist says Mia is being toxic in his politicking arguing that other Ministers like Khumbize Kandodo Chiponda who is a blood member of MCP showed up when Chilima visited the construction site of Mponela Rural Hospital.

“Now given that obviously Chakwera approved Chilima’s projects tour…Mia has also shown Chakwera a not so nice middle finger gesture as his ego and political ambitions get the better of him.

The column goes blunt to call Mia a political lightweight.

“The problem with Mia is that he overates himself, as former President Peter Mutharika once said, Mia thinks is a Tiger when he is in fact just a cat,” it reads.

“And that Cat is bitter,” continues the column “because an actual Tiger this year snatched away the game meat that is the Vice presidency, a long held ambition for Mia.”

The column has also not spared Mia’s wife Abida the Deputy Minister of Lands who “fancies herself as some sort of second lady all while acting like a full Minister…she does everything she can to overshadow her boss, Kezzie Msukwa just because hubby is ceremonial party vice president.”

Cut-the-chaff column last week rapped President Lazarous  Chakwera, branding him in a Siku Transport motto as a leader who is here today and there doing nothing tangible.

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BigMan
BigMan
2 months ago

Mia needs to act right, his continuous kudelela of the Veep will backfire. He needs to work on his emotional intelligence.

WaWa
WaWa
2 months ago

True True True Mia and his wife are political prostitutes who started off as UDF, then switched to DPP and then switched to MCP. Mias think that they are superior to all the other ministers and frankly even Chakwera. Mia and his wife are the Marcos of Malawi the wife is Imelda – arrogant and unappreciative, the husband is like Marcos a submissive husband.

Last edited 2 months ago by WaWa
Dalitso chirimba
2 months ago

Pure nonsense, Chilima is just the Vice President so you want every cabinet Minister to worship him including the MCP president? That’s total bullshit from the journalist advancing a UTM agenda. Mia and other cabinet ministers have a job to do and am afraid it’s not bootlicking SKC, period. UTM and SKC should realise they are just a mere junior partner in this government so they should not overrate themselves after all malawians rebuffed their party big-time in 2019 polls

Joshua
Joshua
2 months ago

Without Chilima, Chakwera would not have been a President for Malawi. Fact.

nyarugwe
nyarugwe
2 months ago
Reply to  Joshua

Would Chilima have been president??

Pound
Pound
2 months ago

Stupid Comments Chilima akuyenera kumupembedza kumeneko Coz Ka Ndalama Ka Mia now Kakubwerera coz of him Nde asamaone Ngati kuKhara Vice President Ku Chipani sizikugwirizana ndi Ku Dziko he must Obey him Coz he’s Second Citizen iyeyo Sitikumudziwa Mia wakoyo

Joshua
Joshua
2 months ago
Reply to  Pound

Maoko maoko.

Chikopa cha Mbuzi
2 months ago

Ephraim Munthali is a true Malawi who always writes about real affecting the country. I say Kudo to Ephraim.

mtete
mtete
2 months ago

Matter of opinion. I have never seen (read) anything positive from this Munthali about MCP leadership in general and Chakwera in particular.

nyarugwe
nyarugwe
2 months ago

He will never write anything good even if it is good about MCP except if it is about UTM

Kwitanda
Kwitanda
2 months ago

Chakwera never approved Chilima projects visits. Every Malawian know that Chilima is more powerful than the so called president.

Citizen
Citizen
2 months ago

This article does not seem to emanate from the tour of the vice president . There must be something that the writer has been observing about the Mia couple. It’s unfair to make all these allegations based on Mia’s absence during VP’s tour. Much as the journalist has all the freedom to write what he thinks ( for these are not facts) is the reason for Mia’s absence, it is also important to have limits when making allegations of this nature. I doubt if the writer had adequately investigated the reasons for Mia’s absence within that short period. I think… Read more »

Benjones87
Benjones87
2 months ago

Tonse performance is very slow. The country need bingu speed at present. The country is falling apart. Weather is Chilima Chakwera or Mia. Pls speed up before we all fall on our face down.

James chibisa
2 months ago

mmmm mmm! That’s building a storm in a cup of tea….

Zombero
Zombero
2 months ago

We need development not politics

Kwitande wa kwitande
Kwitande wa kwitande
2 months ago

I dont know why Malawi thinks Mia is a Malawian. We can never trust an arab to be president. 2025 it will be Chakwera standing with Ntambo and Mia should go to hell and rot.

Kwa
Kwa
2 months ago

yu are such a fool and clearly do not know his black side

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