MP Lunji asks Chakwera to fire Minister Mtambo: ‘His character is questionable’

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) deputy whip Martha Lunji , who is also MP for Nkhotakota North East, has called on President Lazarus Chakwera to fire Minister of Civic Education and National Unity Timothy Mtambo, saying his character is questionable as Minister responsible for uniting Malawians.

Mtambo: Minister of National Unity

She said the Minister, by then leader of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC)  and  currently Commander-in-chief of the Citizen Transformation Movement, was involved in mass demonstrations that saw people’s businesses, houses and other structures being destroyed.

However, leader of the house, Richard Chimwendo Banda asked if it was proper for the DPP deputy whip to question the president’s prerogative.

Second deputy speaker Aisha Adams agreed with Chimwendo  Banda that Lunji was not supposed to question the president prerogative.

Mtambo, who sits in Parliament as a minister but cannot contribute to debate because he is not an MP,  organised street protests against the May 2019 electoral mismanagement.

Leader of Opposition in Parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa on Monday it is “a naked fact” that the June 23 polls left the country with a bitter after-taste and divided the nation along tribal and regional lines.

“As opposition, we wish to commend the government for highlighting an agenda of unity through the newly-created Ministry of Civic Education and National Unity.

“It is also important that such policy projection is matched by actions on the ground to indicate seriousness. Malawians are expecting to see how this peace and unity initiative will heal the wounds of victims of MCP 30-year atrocities.”

He said  Malawians will be expecting to see how victims of political demonstrations in 2019 will  also be taken care of, especially in form of compensation for those that lost property and lives of dear ones.

“ I have in mind the death of Superintendent Usiman Imedi who was killed in the line of duty at Nsundwe in Lilongwe,” he said.

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Mulanduwabakiliulowalitikudikila
Mulanduwabakiliulowalitikudikila
9 months ago

Chipani chilichonse chikalowam’boma sichilephera kupha,motelo izi ndiye nchito za MCP.
Uku nkungoyamba,
Ndipo uyu waphedwadi pankhani zomwezo.
Kodi ngati angavomele.

Mofolo
Mofolo
9 months ago

This appointment is like kumuwuza mwana kuti kolopa manyi ako

Zio ine
Zio ine
9 months ago

Chimwendo protecting a fellow bandit.

Shady
9 months ago

Mtambo must fall ,Chakwela missed it for a pointing Mtambo the person who lie to Malawians to demonstrate for his personal gain.I don’t think this man can unite Malawians may be mentally ill Malawians can if Chakwela and Zeze take us like that.Mtambo must fall he is having blood in his hands,he does not deserve ministerial position.

Last edited 9 months ago by Shady
Fake Petros
Fake Petros
9 months ago
Reply to  Shady

Mukumva kuwawa eeeeh! Mukumva kupweteka!!! Azalira WAWAWAWA! Bitter aftertaste, kkkkk

The country is united, from Chitipa to Ntcheu Tonse Alliance vote. Za mulhankho kingdom zanu iizo, zintha

Mr Truth Pains
9 months ago

Better to have Mtambo in cabinet than Mchacha , I think u know better the difference between the two. (1) Mtambo is Educated while Mchacha was a Chikwere (2) Mtambo has leadership skills while Mchacha has thuggery skills. (3) Mtambo can read and write better proposals for government to use while Mchacha can insult people much better zamukabudula eg What he did to May Kaliati . (4) Mtambo has never stole anything from Malawians but Mchacha stole Land stopped by ACB. So where was Lunji not to ask Muntharika to fire Mchacha who also married an underage girl? U will… Read more »

Chitolerapapo
Chitolerapapo
9 months ago

Mtambo must fall, he is not fit to be a minister responsible for uniting the nation. Cracks that we see in Malawi is as a result of the works of Mtambo. He organized those demonstrations for personal benefit. Since he was appointed as the minister, nothing has done to heal the wounds that were inflicted by his HDRC and DPP. That guy doesn’t love this country

Kharupa
9 months ago

To say the least, putting mtambo as minister of reconciliation is a mockery to Malawi citizens. The wounds which mtambo inflicted on Malawians are still fresh and you can’t send the same person who caused injury on us to clean our wounds. That is a mockery. The more we see mtambo the more we are reminded of the atrocities we suffering and humiliations we endured during his destructive demonstrations targeted at southerners. Memories are still fresh and we have not yet recoverd from the property and life we lost due to ruthless and careless actions of mtambo. Just remove him… Read more »

Last edited 9 months ago by Kharupa
CITIZEN
CITIZEN
9 months ago
Reply to  Kharupa

‘..destructive demonstrations targeted at southerners,’ Jane Ansah was the target. She was not a southerner, was she?

Kharupa
9 months ago
Reply to  CITIZEN

Mr Citizen, you are very dull. Don’t you know that Jane Ansa was just an escapegoat, the real target for demos was APM, DPP and southerners? Why were southern car numberplates being targeted in Central Region demos if all you wanted was Jane Ansa?. Koma chimutu chakocho chimaganiza Mr Citizens?

VYOTO
VYOTO
9 months ago

As time goes people will know that Nankhumwa is politically as useless as Atupele Muluzi.How can he talk of Government compensating late Inspector IMEDI who died while on duty.He must have had a life cover and his death was triggered by Peter Muthalika’s arrogance to hold a political rally while people were still angry with Jane Ansah.DPP on the other hand killed 3 innocent Tambala family members, why is this talk talk and stupid Nankhumwa silent.And he wants DPP’s presidency with this nonsense.

Chitolerapapo
Chitolerapapo
9 months ago
Reply to  VYOTO

Galu Pathako pako

The Sniper.
The Sniper.
9 months ago
Reply to  Chitolerapapo

Do you see yourself different from him? How? Kikkkkk the officer was sent by DPP,you think we don’t know that you wanted his blood for ritual purposes? You have killed Albinos for the same, Mtaba and your President is on the list, I think you have not yet forgot this.

Wawa
Wawa
9 months ago
Reply to  VYOTO

Iwe ndiye mbuzi ya munthu. Use ur head.

Wawa
Wawa
9 months ago

There is nothing like challenging Chakwera’s prerogative here. Martha Lunji is right. She just reminded the President that Mtambo is a wrong choice. He cant unite the country. His hands are tainted with blood. Mtambo is a stinking Loser who believes in violence. Thought Chakwera calls himself a listening President. He must act on Martha’s call by firing big headed Mtambo.

Last edited 9 months ago by Wawa
Nambuma Girl
Nambuma Girl
9 months ago
Reply to  Wawa

Koma ndiye mumamudatu Mtambo ma Cadet inu. Muchira koma.

Ungwelu
Ungwelu
9 months ago

Enanu you can not like Mtambo chifukwa without him and his HRDC team, the Judges and the Military Boma lakuba lija la DPP silikanasintha. We know why you are bitter

Kotakota mtalamo
Kotakota mtalamo
9 months ago
Reply to  Ungwelu

Very very very true

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