Malawi women up in arms against President Mutharika disrespect to sister-in-law: Called her Callista Chapola not Mutharika

Women, taking up in various social media platforms, have expressed anger over President Peter Mutharika’s disrespectful to former First Lady Callista Mutharika , his sister in-law, by calling her by her maiden name  over political differences.

Bingu’s widow Callista Mutharika next to President Peter Mutharika

Mutharika called the former First Lady Callista Chapola instead of Callista Mutharika.

President Mutharika said he was angered by remarks by the former First Lady who described the Malawi leader as a Mtchona, a person who has lived most of the time abroad.

Mutharika has lived close  to 40 years in the US where he lectured at a university there.

Writing in various social media platforms, most women said it was disrespectful for the President to call the former First Lady by her maiden name, saying the president’s brother, Bingu wa Mutharika, died whilst the who were still married.

The women said it was not true that the former First Lady abandoned the former president, saying a presidential commission of inquiry clearly shows that Mrs Mutharika was one of the first people to arrive at Kamuzu Central Hospital after Bingu collapsed at Kamuzu Palace.

Hetherwick Ntaba, one of Bingu’s personal physician said he arrived at the hospital after Callista had arrived already looked distressed.

President Mutharika and the remnant of the Bingu cabinet refused to tell the nation that Bingu had died and it took two days before the announcement was made after the South African government threatened to reveal that the Malawi leader then had died.

Mutharika and the DPP did not want the former vice president Joyce Banda as president as it is provided for in the Republican Constitution

Recently, former president Bakili Muluzi —the country’s second Head of State who formed the first multiparty administration in 1994— also called for politicians to respect President  Mutharika, noting that some politicians were disrespecting the President by calling him ‘mtchona’, a description of someone who has been away from his or her country for long.

University of Malawi analyst Henry Chingaipe said there is nothing wrong with calling Mutharika that way because it is a truth that exists.

He said: “It depends on what respect is because respect is a generation aspect. What other generations understand as respect is not the similar thing as what our generation understands what respect is. For them not saying the truth is sometimes respectful but for us saying the truth is not a show of disrespect.”

According to Chingaipe, the fact that Mutharika is a ‘mtchona’ and what the former first lady and the incumbent President’s in-law Callista Mutharika and others said about him is just a statement of fact since Mutharika stayed abroad for decades where he was employed as an academic.

Muluzi appealed to politicians against abusing the spirit of multiparty democracy as that is destroying the country.

He also urged people to exercise their democratic rights with responsibility and respect their leaders.

Said Muluzi: “Please do not destroy this country because of politics. This is the only country we have. Should we destroy it because of politics? Multiparty should not destroy this country.

“Whether mlamu [in-law] or not, you cannot stand on the podium and call your President mtchona.”

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Ndendeuli
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Ndendeuli

Whenever I looked at Amtchona of the Weekend, he looked so familiar. Now I know from who James Kazembe copied.

gomwe
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gomwe

kulila mokweza inde

Heavy-duty
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Heavy-duty

Kodi si “Chapola” ameneyu? Bwanji akufuna kukakamira dzina la eni. Ndi “Chapola” basi. Eni dzina sakukufunani mayi

kanchenga
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kanchenga

Wrong Bingu died loving that women. She got that name from Bingu not Peter. So Peter has no moral justification call her her maiden name. If indeed he wants then he can go to court and divorce her on the basis of death of a husband. Otherwise remain silent.

Kadzakumanja
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Kadzakumanja

Pa Malawi bola wadya nsima basi….nanji udye nsima ya nyama timasiku titatu motsogozana umayamba kudziona ngati shasha, wina asakuuze zochita…..ukakhala wekha, kumangophwisa basi, kenako akuti pa watsapp, kenako utukwanepo pa internet, opanda nzeru ndikumabakira atsogoleri awo okuba, akuti adzawavoteranso… akatero aphikenso nsima madzulo, cycle nkumangokhala yomweyo…kusowa zochita.

Tibamtunganya
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Tibamtunganya

Azimayi ake ati iwe Nyasa times?zabozatu izi

Wawa
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Wawa

It’s alwz nice to look at issues fairly with a sober mind. Ppl fail to recognize that you don’t demand respect. When it comes to respect, you get what you give.. Here Calista stood on a political podium and called his Brother in law a Ntchona. Ok, In your eyes, Is that respectful? Commentators are saying there is nothing wrong with her statement coz Peter lived abroad for 40 years. Really? So if there is nothing wrong with Callista’s comments. Then what’s wrong with Bingu calling Callista by her real name? She is Callista Chapola first. That’s the truth! There… Read more »

Chatinkha wa DPP
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Gay people hardly respect Women

gomwe
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gomwe

opportunitists women don’t respect husband family and they will ripe mwano wawo

nkonsimphile gumede
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nde akukunamizila kuti ndiwe mthona, pimbwa iwe??? in fact, not mtchona as such but this toothless idiot is a foreigner!!!!!

Phiri
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We have MATCHONAS here
who are stuck in other areas away from their home

Sithole
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Sithole

who is chingaipe amache ati mwana. akati chancelor college ndiye kuti amene angagamule zoona? chingaipepeyu ndiye ndiwoipadi nzeru mulibiletu. sikuti chodziyeretsera ndi chancelor college ayi. wrong judgement is wrong judgement whether chancelor or no chancelor, chancelor sichovala ayi musaichititse manyazi university yabwinobwinoyi

Namalomba Fredrick
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Namalomba Fredrick

DPP born out of UDF because of Bakili Muluzi`s greed and selfishness and both parties have leaders known by bad mouthing, so I can not wonder Bakili backing Mutharika because he is one leader who introduced these type of politics and he was the first to preach and encourage hatred to political opponents. Ife tonse akale ndili ndi umboni wamayankhulidwe ake and he should be the last to advise on hate speeches unless he apologises to Malawians for spreading the hate speeches otherwise olo atandithira DOOM mkamwa I for one can not take what he was advising.

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