Muluzi regrets propelling ‘sadistic’ Mutharika to power

Malawi’s former president Dr. Bakili Muluzi says the incumbent president Bingu wa Mutharika lacks a human heart and he has since vowed to find a way of fighting him back.

Muluzi, the first democratically elected president who ruled Malawi from 1994 to 2004, said this through a local weekend newspaper Malawi News.

“In this world there are people who were born without a human heart. Was it wrong for me to pick him for a candidate? To me that is what his actions are saying,” said Muluzi.


According to the paper, Muluzi says he will fight Mutharika back but will find another way not politically since he retired from active politics.

“I am not going to fight this battle politically. You would notice that after I retired, I never made public statements when things went wrong in Malawi but now I will do that,” warned Muluzi.

Muluzi accused the police for arresting his son, Atupele, claiming there were other high profile figures who organized the rally in Area 24 which ended up in a clash between the police and UDF supporters.

The clash resulted into the burning down of Area 24 police unit and a motor car.

The former UDF chairman further advised Mutharika to have decency of human heart and stop treating people like dogs.

“That is why I am saying it is Bingu wa Mutharika himself who is doing this. We must have decency of being human beings. This is not 1960. We should not treat people like dogs” said Muluzi.

The former president further accused Mutharika of ill-treating him and also persecuting his family who made him to be where he is today.

He further revealed that Mutharika produced no money during the 2009 campaign raising doubts if Mutharika really had the K150 million he claimed to have had before being president.

“That man never produced even one tambala during campaign. Now he treats me like this. How dare him,” fumed Muluzi.

Many people say Mutharika was broke like a church mouse before becoming president.  After being sacked from COMESA, he was seen running his Bineth minibus which was operating in Lilongwe –Likuni route. Mutharika was a driver –cum conductor.

Muluzi and Mutharika

Later Muluzi gave him a job as deputy Reserve Bank of Malawi governor and appointed him Economic Planning Minister before anointing Mutharika as his successor.

Muluzi returned to Malawi Saturday from South Africa where he was receiving treatment.

He asked his doctors to release him to attend to his son who is currently at Mwaiwathu hospital battling with High Blood pressure and Malaria.

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