Mchacha heap praises on Veep: ‘We in DPP love Chilima but he is surrounded by rotten group’

The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) regional governor (South) Charles Mchacha has toned down an attack on Vice-president Saulos Chilima and instead showered praise to the leader of United Transformation Movement (UTM) while attacking his front-line troops.

Mchacha hails Chilima but attacks ‘rotten group’ in UTM

Recently, Mchacha branded UTM as a “satanic group of thieves, prostitutes and killers”.

However, speaking at the opening of the 15th National Agriculture Fair in Blantyre on Wednesday, Mchacha changed his tune and hailed Chilima.

Mchacha at the function which was president by President Peter Mutharika that Chilima, who dumped the DPP in June and will contest for presidency in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, is “a good person.”

He said Mutharika handpicked Chilima as his running mate in 2014 presidential race to help run government as a technocrat.

But Mchacha took his political banter to Chilima’s front-line troops in UTM, saying they are “rotten group”.

He described some of the UTM leaders as criminals who are misleading the vice-president and denting the transformation factor.

Mchacha who quoted the Holy book of Bible in Isaiah Chapter 5  Verse 1 to 7 said: “Ife a DPP timamukonda Chilima, koma anthu amene amungulira ndi akuba, akupha ndipo ndiamene akumusokoneza [We in DPP love the Vice-president Chilima, but he is surrounded with thieves, killers who are misleading him].”

“There are others who were involved in Cashgate and some otherm have bail bonds from court,” he said. “It is a rotten group.”

UTM spokesman Joseph Chidanti Malunga said that Mchacha was right to openly accept that Chilima 45,  is a comparatively youthful and energetic, widely seen as a hands-on and results-oriented leader after he vibrantly led the Public Sector Reforms Programme that has since lost steam after being moved from his domain.

In the run-up to the May 20 2014 Tripartite Elections, Chilima took many people by surprise when he resigned from his lucrative job as Airtel Malawi managing director in the private sector to join active politics as Mutharika’s running mate. His gamble paid dividends when the pair triumphed in the elections.

Some of his cronies in UTM were gurus in DPP, they include secretray general Patricia Kaliati, UTM national chairman Noel Masangwi (Blantyre City East  MP).

Other former DPP members who have key positions in UTM are Richard Makondi (Treasurer general),   legislators Allan Ngumuya (Blantyre City South), Malison Ndau (Ntcheu Central), Paul Chibingu (Mwanza West), former DPP national director of youth Louis Ngalande who is UTM director of security.

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MA D7 MA D6
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MA D7 MA D6

GERTRUDE IS CONTEMPLATING OF DUMPING THE EMBATTLED DPP FOR UTM FOLLOWING NTABAS WIFE FOOTSTEPS –SOURCES INDICATE !!

Nalingula
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Nalingula

I beg to differ. UTM has Transformed people like Masangwi ,Kaliati, Ngalande,Saopa who can Transform Malawi. DPP lekani nsanje.

Gas Machine Head
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Gas Machine Head

Masangwi (too much corruption) and he has run away from Makhetha, Kachere, scared of the come-back kid John Bande. Masangwi will lose in Zomba central. Kaliati (corruption, dumping kids who were not selected at PSLCE into secondary schools by force over headmasters and the Vwaza-MACRA corruption scandal) Ngalande, I can’t even start, he has blood on his hands. George Saonda eish. Ralph Kasambara kodi pajanso walowa yomweyi? Now you call it a Transformation Movement? My foot. Could these people transform Malawi?

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

A good leader is the one that appoints and surrounds with people who would compliment their own leadership skills. If a leader finds himself surrounded by ill-mannered people whose aim is to destroy other than build then the problem lies with the leader; firstly for his choice and secondly for not firing these unruly enemies. Kamuzu, Bakili, Bingu, Joyce and now Peter surrounded themselves with bootlickers who were not adding value. These bootlickers caused and are still causing havoc in Malawi….they only thing they know is looting. They’re always advising their leaders to schemes that are designed to take as… Read more »

Tiyeseni Phiri
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Tiyeseni Phiri

your bias is clear!

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

I think we all have this unconscious bias we can’t shake off. its fully entrenched in the way we were moulded by our parents, society and exposure. However, I am flexible enough to be persuaded otherwise as far as my beliefs are concerned. I also urge urge you Tiyeseni Phiri to check your own unconscious biases and acknowledge our limitations which may just prevent us from seeing things differently for our own growth.

CHIPASUPASU
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CHIPASUPASU

The purpose of politics is to purify correct any national situation which looks insurmountable. And perfection belongs to God so any political tent in which all manner of people find refuge is likely to harbour the evil and the innocent. UTM is a vehicle which will never reject any dirty passenger so the truth is that the DPP is openly admitting that SKC is an honest player who has the interest of Malawi at heart. Furthermore it is incumbent on SKC to focus on the UTM manifesto ignore the sly flattery. Our nation is in mourning because the poor masses… Read more »

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Just repeating what Calista said about APM and zilombo that have surrounded him. Things have fallen apart Mchacha, your praise of Chilima is good because the supporters will now know that even DPP agrees.

BigMan
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BigMan

A confused bunch of DPP bootlickers. A few days ago Grezelda was accusing Chilima of being a thief, trying to steal the DPP Party. Now Mchacha is speaking something else. And the president just sits Phwii, fiddling and twiddling. If there was ever a case of poor or weak leadership and how it can destroy an organisation, look no further than the DPP.

Lilian Kaunda
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Lilian Kaunda

Mchacha was point on. UTM comprise bad people. Some involved in smuggling . Others have bail bonds for murder. Chilima is only contaminating his otherwise good record by associating with such dirty people.

Mchacha the Terrorist
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Mchacha the Terrorist

@ Lilian
Thanks for helping us to make a choice in view of the forth coming elections. We have every reason to vote for chilima as even you DPP sycophants agree that he is the right man for the job that Mdala wanu akuphwanyapgwanya. By the way Lilian DPP also has lots and lots of these monsters and one of them is mchacha himself.

Dipipi wa Yudiefu
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Dipipi wa Yudiefu

UTM yangoyamba kumene. Kodi anthu amene mukuwatchula oyipawo anachita kuwasankha a Chilima kapena anachita kuwafunsa a Chilima kuti awatsogolere? Chiri kwa a Chilima tsopano kuti akonze okha UTM kuti anthu adziwe kuti akhoza kutha utsogoleri.

Dimingu
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Dimingu

But am not comfortable with this man called Masangwi by the way carries out his speeches whenever he is at a rally as if he will vote alone
indeed Chilima is a good man in need , but i dont know about Noel ngat angadzawine kwathu kuno, while Kaliati mama u r are unbeatable there we do appreciate for ur deeds ,ur responsibilities will support u when 21 May,2018 comes

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

Clueless they say one thing do the other lol UTM has shaken dpp to the core they just do know what to do!! SKC is still a good leader than APM Chakwera combined!

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