Mulanje traditional leaders dare Akweni over Ngolongoliwa and Mulli

Traditional leaders under T/A Juma in Mulanje west constituency have asked the incumbent parliamentarian Patricia Kaliati, fondly called Akweni,  to stop uttering derogatory messages against Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa and cultural ethnic group Muhlakho wa Alhomwe chairperson Leston Mulli or risk being evicted from the area.

Kaliatti: I will not be cowed by threats

T/A Juma speaking at a media briefing at his headquarters said Kaliati and other members of United Transformation Movement (UTM)  -where she is secretary general – have reached extreme levels.

“We have been tolerating them to insult our cultural leaders but now, enough is enough” said T/A Juma.

He wondered how the free speaking parliamentarian would manage to woo votes from a community she is badmouthing its leaders.

He said chiefs are supposed to serve the government of the day not otherwise.

Traditional Authority Juma pointed out that respect amongst politicians is paramount in achieving a peaceful society.

“If these attacks continue, then it will be disaster! So before the worse comes to worst, she should either stop those utterances or leave this area” charged T/A Juma.

Another traditional leader who spoke at the briefing, group village headwoman Muhiyo said Kaliati has lost the plot.

She said the incumbent parliamentarian is now wandering in political wilderness.

But in an interview monitored on a local radio, Kaliati challenged the Lhomwe leaders to challenge her at the ballot not through crooked media briefings.

She said those going to her constituency to confuse voters won’t yield anything.

“This should be your last call to me to comment on issues regarding my constituency. Ask me after 21 May 2019,” she said..

Kaliati’s is on record to have said   during the UTM rally that Mulkho wa Alhomwe chairperson Mulli and Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa were behind the formation of UTM which initially started as the ‘Chilima’ Movement within the governing DPP and lobbied for support to have Vice-President Saulos Chilima as the party’s presidential candidate in the 2019 Tripartite Elections.

In apparent reference to a meeting at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre attended by President Peter Mutharika and co-chaired by Mulli and Ngolongoliwa where Kaliati and fellow ‘Chilima’ Movement members Noel Msangwi and Lewis Ngalande were asked to withdraw their support for Chilima, she told the UTM rally that the chief and Mulli initiated the movement.

Kaliati sticks to what she said during the UTM rally and dared Mulhako wa Alhomwe to summon her alongside Mulli, Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa, Masangwi, Ngalande, Mulanje South legislator Bon Kalindo, former first lady Callista Mutharika, Chilima and Ben Chidyaonga to get her response.

University of Livingstonia political analyst George Phiri said given the current circumstances where Lhomwe chiefs have willingly accepted to actively participate in politics, it would be difficult to separate the grouping from politics.

Former president and founder of DPP Bingu Mutharika was instrumental in the formation of the tribal group and he was also its first patron. His borther, incumbent president Peter Mutharika, is also a member Muhlako and attends its annual activities.

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Julien
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Julien

Kaliati mafumu angompatsa ulemu basi akapitiliza amera zida zachimuna pamphumi muona. Wamwano mzake ndi Jessie. Wina ndi uyu wagwanayo ku Kasungu wamatamayu.

BTN
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BTN

You better ask Jessie Kabwila what she has so far achieved with her pomposity. Patricia Kaliati is increasingly becoming big headed. Humbleness is not naive.

mtete
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mtete

Trouble with Mulanje chiefs is that they think they own Malawi in general and Mulanje in particular such that they can make stupid pronouncements regarding citizens who hold different views to theirs. I dare them proceed with their threat to banish Kaliati from her home. They will be immensely ashamed and embarrassed when a judge overturns their stupid action.

This makes you wonder whether Malawi is in safe hands with these idiots who only know thieving and misuse of taxpayers money.

Ntumbuka Weni Weni-Wapachitimba
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Blaming Kaliati will not change the fact that chief Ngongoliwa and Muli betrayed president Peter Munthalika by forming UTM behind his back. Lets be honest to our self here. After all the things Peter did to Ngongoliwa, who was a mere chief now a paramount chief, surely alomwe ndinu osayamika.Now you want Kaliati to look bad before the president yet you are full of evil yourself. You are using chiefs to cover your evil causes so that the blame should be on Kaliati just because she is a woman???? if you are man why not fight your fellow man Masangwi… Read more »

Amihavani
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Amihavani

You would have to be a fool to believe Kaliati and Chilima. Kaliati and her bandwagon have created that story to justify why Chilima has to stand in next year’s presidential polls. But, as with all lies, limakwana lachi 40. It does not make any sense that Chief Ngongoliwa would have done that. NO WAY. Tione kuti ndiokula chiwindi bwanji Kaliati because she will end up being the bid looser simply because amaonjeza kuyankhula monyoza komanso kunama.

Ntengo wa Kesia
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Ntengo wa Kesia

Akweni could be exiled to Ncheu, Chilima’s home base: then we’ll see if the Masekos, her new allies, would give her refuge.
And, may be, she could even run there as an MP; thereby freeing Mulanjeans from her shenanigans.

Telon
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So decisions made by Lomwe chiefs and the Mlakho people become government policies? Why should Lomwes decide the direction Malawi should take at the expense of other tribes? And tribal meetings taking place at state house?

pathfinder
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pathfinder

Dude Telon these Lhomwes chiefs are doing so in there own area, don’t get involved please, you wouldn’t understand how we deal with people like kaliat, can’t you see akuonda? Iyi sinkhondo ya mitundu ina koma nkhondo ya alhomwe okhaokha ndipo kaliat monse amayamba nonsense yake amadziwa what she was getting herself into, that is ngati ali mulhomwe weniwenidi. As for you mtete, unaona kuti ma judge akulowelera nkhani yoti kholo lathamangitsa mwana opanda ulemu mnyumba mwake? Sizinachitikepo ndipo sizidzachitikapo kuti ma judge akalowelere chigamulo cha mafumu pa anthu ake. Mwina sukudziwa, mafumu ali ndi mphamvu zoposa ma judge. Mafumu… Read more »

Ken
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Ken

Iwenso ndiye mbuzi yeniyeni ndithu. Have read the story properly, these people are talking about their area in T/A Juma, Mulanje District and their own daughter Patricia Kaliati, how does that become a national policy and a decision affecting other tribes? The meeting took place in their own village not Statehouse. Go back to school and learn comprehension.

Mulomwe ine
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A kaliati lero mwasanduka anzeru kuposa mafumu eti? Mukungotukwana mafumu achilomwe muli pheeee inu nkumayesa kuti zimenezo ndi nzeru? Anthutu akukuwonani. Ndatitu anthu.

Mmora Muroma
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Mmora Muroma

Chiefs? My foot. Pumpkin heads. No dot of wisdom.

Rema
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Rema

Let Kaliati be booted out if her seat. She needs to be taught one big lesson that will close her dirty mouth.

Tutu
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Tutu

Kaliati ma ulendo basi. Wapusisidwa ndi Chilima but it will be SHE who will cry.

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