Mulli taking Mulhako wa Lhomwe to its lowest point…

Initially,Mulhako wa Alhomwe was a decent cultural concept with noble and upright cultural objectives. Founder of Mulhako wa Alhomwe and former President, the late Bingu wa Mutharika decided to establish the grouping to help bring together people of Lhomwe extraction from all over the country for a cultural awakening.

Mulli speaking at the Mulhakho wa Alhomwe festival

Some of its objectives were to instill pride among Lhomwes by among other things teaching and encouraging them to speak their language;  participate in cultural activities such as dances eating ‘lhomwe food’; remindingLhomwes about their origin; ensuring that lhomwes are adequately promoting Malawi as the warm heart of Africa etc.

It was generally a brilliant idea and I remember there were plans to establish a radio station; to create a Mulhako wa Alhomwe website and an electronic library ( not sure if it came to pass) particularly to help attract young people to Mulhako. It was a bustling concept which enjoyed sprawling representation even among university students.  Mulhako wa Alhomwe is supposed to be apolitical, and according to its constitution its mandate is to purely promote Lhomwe culture in Malawi in the spirit of united in diversity.

Since its establishment, the grouping has had several chairpersons such as Ken Lipenga, Joseph Mwanamvekha, Professor Seyani and Leston Mulli. There is however a silent consensus among members that Leston Mulli’s chairmanship has been the worst in the history of the grouping. Since he unceremoniously wrested the Chairmanship from Professor Seyani, things in the grouping have gone from bad to worse in terms of administration and image.

Mulli has been running the grouping like a personal estate. His style of administration is dictatorial; he does not consult and often does not recognisethegrouping’s trustees who constitute the grouping’s policy making body. He often uses the grouping as his power base and as a bargaining chip for business and political deals.

As a result, the grouping has totally lost direction and is currently rocked with divisions among its members. Many founding members are frustrated with Mulli and have opted to take a ‘sit-and-watch’ stance; they are not taking any active role in the operations of the grouping, which is why Mulhako wa Alhomwe is currently suffering an image crisis.

Since it was established, Mulhako wa Alhomwe has always faced accusation of harboring a political agenda behind a culture concept; an accusation that it has always denied. However, Mulli’s political ranting last Sunday atC honde confirmed that Mulhhako wa Alhomwe is a DPP political tool to consolidate its Lhomwe belt support.

The Chewas had their Kulamba ceremony; the Ngoni’s of Mzimba and Ntcheu also cerebrated their culture days, where they strictly barred any politicking including the wearing of party colours because they know culture transcends political boundaries. It was only at Mulhako ceremony where scores of people were in DPP colours and the only one where the air was full of political trash talk led by Mulli.

We may not know why Mulli decided to use the cultural gathering as a platform to attack Chilima over his promise to create 1 million jobs in the first 12 months of his presidency, but his attempt to infuse his ‘attack’ with economic flair only confirmed the adage that ignorance is a disease. His speech was the worst and the lowest moment in the history of Mulhako wa Alhomwe. It would also have been the worst if it was delivered at a DPP rally.

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mtete
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mtete

Mulu should be forgiven. Look closely at him. He looks illiterate, stupid, crooked, a thief, a swindler and anything evil you can think of. Now, tell me. Is this a face of anyone who can run a country?

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

The Mulakho Wa Lhomwe founder has been buried with his dream. I think it would naive of Malawians to expect Mulli to carry the dream forward; even Peter Mutharika won’t be able to. The thinking behind the formation of Mulaakho was probably noble but is irrelevant in today’s world especially with social intermarriages. Theres no such thing as pure Lhomwe or pure Chewa or indeed pure Ngoni. We are all Malawi with diverse cultural backgrounds…..finish

Majeed
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Majeed

Anamwa gondolosi wambiri mpaka overdose kkkkk

Reginald
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Reginald

Yes yes time has come to accept reality. The truth is we are all practicing tribalism. And we should take a step further by promoting it. For example all civil servants should work in their home districts and this should extend to all NGOs operating in districts. If Malawi is failing to progress it’s because we bring people from other districts. Employment should be based on this. Viva tribalism

psyuta
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psyuta

Live the Lhomwes alone please. Lodzani mtundu wanu ?

Overqualified Job Seeker
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Overqualified Job Seeker

Muli is speaking in public what most Lhomwes discuss and agree in private. By speaking as he did, Muli was being honest, his statement reflecting the sad reality of Malawi’s tribal politics.

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

That is it. Tribal prejudice reigns supreme in Malawi. It is a reality but many have buried heads in the sand pretending that all is well.

Joovido
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Joovido

I have suggested that these groups should not have these events separately bcs it’s dividing us more than uniting. In fact government should organise these cultural events altogether on the same occasion at the national stadiums

manyozo
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manyozo

this is very true, however i wonder your comments were not there when the ngonis and chewas had a similar event

Tentative Nomenclature
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Yes, for the mere reason that the Ngonis, Chewas and even Tumbukas did not have their Mullis. Without the verbiage from the likes of Mulli, no one can be against these groups on the surface.

Hlabezulu Ngonoonda
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Hlabezulu Ngonoonda

Malawi is already a divided society. Just look at people’s views or emotions arising from the quota system policy. Proponents who seem to outnumber critics have no room for compromise. As a consequence, the utterances at the grouping’s gathering as reported on this forum are a reflection of what other Malawians harbour in their day to day thoughts.

pathfinder
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pathfinder

Forget it, ngati mukufuna zimenezo mulimbikitse zizichitika pa 6th july zomwe zina mwa izo zimachitika. Koma kukumana kwa mitundu padera kupitirebe, ife kwathu ku Mulhakho wa alhwomwe timayankhula ndi mizimu ya makolo athu ya chilhomwe, inunso mudzikayankhula ndi yanu. Ngati misonkhano ya mitundu yanu siikukhala yopambana musaphwasule misonkhano yathu. Simungadabwe kuti ngakhale after the death of the late Bingu “may his soul rest in eternal peace” Msonkhano wathu umapitilirabe ngakhale abiti cashgate aja anayesetsa kutikhomelera?

Paramount Chief wa ku Thyolo
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Paramount Chief wa ku Thyolo

Mulhakho was Lhomwe whether you want it or not, is there to consolidate our political power in the running of state affairs, its our employment bureau and facet for us to enjoy all benefits of being running the government with its agencies….keep quite and close your rotten mouths when you start hating lhomwes. Fuxk u…leave alhomwes alone…

Nyapapi mathanyura
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Nyapapi mathanyura

Not all lomwes are stupid n saveges like wat we see

naphili
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naphili

Stupid savages!

Hard Truth
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Hard Truth

@Nyapapi mathanyura,
Don’t you worry. @paramount chief wa ku Thyolo is NOT a Lhomwe. In fact, he/she is a Lhomwe hater. Read his sentences with an eagle eye coupled with his pseudo name, you will agree with me that he/she is from the a tumbuka. And wants to incite other tribes to insult the Lhomwes on this forum.

Hard Truth
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Hard Truth

Hahaha it’s hundred percent clear that you are not a Lhomwe and I can clearly see your tribe in your sentences, Mtumbuka. Yes you can’t hide. You are mtumbo. No any Malawian can talk like that unless you are coming from that Thengereland.

Zoba
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Zoba

very interesting that Tumbukas are easily identified even when issues at hand are not even directly linked to them, it seems on any fight among tribes a suspect is a tumbuka, the smallest tribe in Malawi, but the most dominant tribe all across the country, this tribe is less than 200,000 people, but it seems it makes all tribes tremble, how can 200,000 people make 18 million tremble alwez? it can only a genius who can do that, yes there is a proof, in northern region of 1. 6 Million people with tumbukaz being 200,000 only, but u know what?… Read more »

Comrade
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Comrade

Nawenso usatinamizepo apa, ma figures unawatenga kuti oti atumbuka alipo 200,000? mabodza basi, muzinamako bwino.

mkhonde mwenecho
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mkhonde mwenecho

Tumbukas are very brave people in malawi

Lulu
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Lulu

Fools led by fools to be foolish

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