Minister Botomani blasts hate speeches: UTM says statement directed at DPP-UDF

Minister of Information Mark Botomani has hit at politicians for attacking personalities in  campaign for the fresh presidential election tentatively scheduled for June 23 this year  and asked them to deliver an issue based campaign.

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Minister of Infomation Mark Botomani: Attacking personalities signifies lack of understanding of issues of national importance

But UTM Party has said the blast is targeted  at Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members especially campaign director Everton Chimulirenji and running mate Atupele Muluzi.

In a statement released on Tuesday, Botomani, who failed short of mentioning names said ‘government had noted with concern the direction the presidential election campaign has taken, especially regarding attacks on personalities.

Botomani blasted the politicians for ‘lack of understanding of issues of national importance’.

“It is important that politicians that aspire leadership must demonstrate an understanding of state management. Those who do so would have a lot of issues to talk about during campaign. Attacking personalities signifies lack of understanding of issues of national importance,” reads part of the statement.

But UTM secretary general Patricia Kaliati said  President Peter Mutharika’s running mate and United Democratic Front (UDF) president Atupele Muluzi has been in the forefront of bad mouthing opposition politicians and using the religious card to misinform the electorate during the campaign.

She also said Chimulirenji, who was ‘mistakenly’ voted as Vice President in the 2019 nullified election, has also been attacking duly elected State Vice President Saulos Chilima accusing him of ‘removing me from the position of Vice President’.

The Constitutional Court ordered Chilima to be reinstated as Vice President after nullifying the 2019 presidential poll.

In his statement, Botomani also asked various organizations to advise politicians  on the need of avoiding using hate speeches.

“Government would like to appeal to electoral stakeholders with oversight functions such as Public Affairs Committee (PAC), Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace (CCJP), Malawi Human Rights Commission (MHRC), Consumer Association of Malawi (CAMA) and others to monitor, evaluate and advise politicians against indecent, insulting and offensive speech during the campaign.”

“Government would like to assure the general public of peace before, during and after elections. Government agents are working round the clock to maintain peace, law and order,” reads the statement signed by Botomani.

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Chipwaza
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Chipwaza

a Botomani explain the live mic conversation you had with Jappie

Medson
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Medson

Botomani is a digrace to Malawians nobody can trust thieves

Malawi belong to the citizens
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A Bottoman mumagawana Za coronavirus kuwasiya amalawi manja atagwira kumutu, This time I doubt if DPP and UDF alliance can even manage to get 29% of total votes.President mbava aka K145 million from police rations.Vice president of DPP and UDF alliance a son of former president thief aka K1.7billion and ministers in DPP government theives aka K450,000 allowances.Koma Kuba ndi makhansala omwe Kuba. Nyekhwe is waiting for you.

Allowances
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You Botomani and your Jappie are there to steal money. You are on record. You were caught pants down. Do you think anyone is smiling at that? Only a fool can vote thieves back in government.

Jetu
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It’s because they have nothing to say, what have they ever done for Malawians other than kulubwalubwa? Dpp has so much to talk about on issues and development . Tonse alliance only has maloto a chumba and kunyoza anzawo. They can’t stop. Sad truth

ERUTU
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ERUTU

Pumbwa

Chacharito
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Chacharito

When one starts a fight, one must not cry but finish it off!!!!!!

Lego
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You started the game and your friends are also playing back.

Sato
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Sato

If you enter a boiler expect to have your clothes smeared with soot. Grow up Mr Botoman and start walking.

Gee
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Ngati sumatha magemu osamawayamba dala kenako ndikumalira akakupanikizani

Jetu
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U think Malawians are fools to vote someone in power with nothing to show for it. Munya muwona

Nematodes
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This is very entertaining. I hope these cartoons live for ever.

Mtete
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Zokomela Mbuzi Ugunda Galu, koma galu akati abweze, uh, wanga’mba chikopa. Kodi si Atupele amalalata Ku Chiradzulu? This guy is a complete failure, having sold the Eastern region to DPP, even losing his Seat in the process.

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