MCP MPs boo Malawi leader ‘Wakuba’ but Mutharika says losing poll is painful, calls for peace

President Peter Mutharika on Friday told feasting guests at Kamuzu palace that he understood the behavior of the opposition, saying losing an election is painful.

President Mutharika firm on elections victory as credible
The protesting MPs called Mutharika ‘wakuba, mbava’ in full view of the diplomatic community, judges and chief executives from both private and public institutions.

Mutharika said this just a few hours after opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) booed him in parliament before boycotting the president’s State of the Nation Address (Sona).

MCP legislators remained seated  when President Mutharika arrived at the Chamber to to deliver his State of the Nation Address (Sona)  while those representing the DPP, UTM and People’s Party (PP) and some independents, showed the usual respect the President enjoys in the august House.

And  MCP MPs continued to chant anti-Mutharika slogans and  called Mutharika ‘wakuba, mbava’ in full view of the diplomatic community, judges and chief executives from both private and public institutions.

The newly-elected first-ever female Speaker Catherine Gotani Hara, on an MCP ticket, had a tough assignment on the first day of her new job in taming MPs, mainly from her own camp. She ordered the removal of one MP but all MCP lawmakers walked out and also boycotted presidential luncheon.

“I have never lost an election myself but I understand losing an election is painful, especially those with unrealistic expectations,” said Mutharika.

He then called for unity and peace, saying the elections were free, fair and credible and are now gone.

“The violence which some political leaders have organized will come to pass,” said Mutharika.

He said this during a banquet State House organized for members of parliament, religious leaders, traditional leaders, cabinet ministers as well as members of the diplomatic corp to mark the opening of parliament.

All opposition members of parliament, except some United Democratic Front (UDF) legislators, boycotted the banquet.

As Mutharika and his guests were feasting at Kamuzu palace in Lilongwe, there were running battles at the High Court in the capital city where the Constitutional Court was giving its ruling on the preliminary technicalities of the election case.

Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers were called on to quell the violent situation.

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Maria
Maria
1 year ago

Is that so?

Sobuza
Sobuza
1 year ago

Kkkkkkkkkkkk kodi a Mutharika anawina zisankho??

apwiya
apwiya
1 year ago

The kwacha is stable. Ask those who do business they will tell you kwacha has stabilized under APM leadership. Vuto la Lazaro ndi ngongole za katapila. Akakhala a Mkaka ndiye ayenera kuliradi chifikuwa ngongole zili kholophete kudikira ka salary ka u-mp 1.6 Malawi kwacha yomwe it’s peanuts 🥜

Yasser Arafat Hamdani
Yasser Arafat Hamdani
1 year ago

Ma postings a anthu anyau, ngati achina kamano Chakwera. EMUSIPI achipeta osakonda dziko lathu. Simudzalamuliranson mMalawi muno. Vitsiru n’chakwera wanuyo muuzane

Njolo mpilu
Njolo mpilu
1 year ago

Shit bastard nkhalamba iwe. Do not threaten us

Ntumbuka Mwenecho
Ntumbuka Mwenecho
1 year ago
Reply to  Njolo mpilu

Kutukwana bwanji Mpilu? Shit bastard muchichewa ndi chani?

Tipex Janensah
Tipex Janensah
1 year ago

I thought the President also said zisankho sizinayende bwino nawo anabeleledwa? Kodi ayiwala kale? It’s recorded. He s got to testify too milandu ukayambika.

kadutsi
1 year ago

Mapwevupwevu party – ndiye mulomwe amaneyo chomwe amaziwa iye ndikudyerera basi thukuta la anthu ena, dyererani poti your days are numbered – cant you read the handwriting on the wall.
Let the court decide if the elections were credible. Why did you block the case in the first place – sign of guilty – shameless man

Smart Aunt Sally
1 year ago

FIRE and WATER. Remember Koudou Laurent Gbagbo my friends. Of the Ivory Coast! Google search and learn what happened to him. My advice to Arthur Peter Mutharika is ‘Be impeccable with your word’. And history (your story) will ……….revered.

BigMan
BigMan
1 year ago

This is a useless president, never rises to the occasion when the country requires him to. Too old to change i guess.

james
james
1 year ago

economy in shambles kwacha losing value everyday, inflation is coming

Guka
Guka
1 year ago
Reply to  james

A James muli mmalawi moomuno? Koma mufa nalo jelasi lanulo ngati awa abusa onyenga ndi Arafat wa

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