Mutharika asked to comment on Chilima accusations of DPP corruption, nepotism, tribalism

Malawians have taken up to social media platforms to ask President Peter Mutharika to respond to vice-president Saulos Chilima accusations of high level corruption, nepotism, cronyism and tribalism in his administration.

President Mutharika:  Should speak out on accusations

Some section of the society and various Malawians on social media fora feel there was need for a comprehensive and robust response to the accusations.

“It would be a pity to have these serious accusations responded to by (DPP regional governor for the south) [Charles] Mchacha or (DPP secretary general [Grazider] Jeffrey,” says Samuel Manyamba on Facebook.

Various columnists in the influential local papers are also asking the President to take the issues raised by Chilima.

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) deputy publicity secretary Zeria Chakale wondered why it had taken Chilima four years to discover that there was corruption, nepotism, cronyism and tribalism in government.

“Despite all the sacrifices that our forefathers made, our nation remains one of the poorest. Nepotism, cronyism and corruption are rampant and only those connected continue to benefit,” Chilima said at a  news conference in Lilongwe.

“We must give this country a new lease of life. We must clean this country. We must drain the swamp.”

Chilima—who remains Vice-President until the end of his term next May— fell short of mentioning names of those responsible for the wrongdoing.


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Ndizosabisa kuti corruption yafika pa peak Kuno ku Malawi. Palibe angwtsutse.

Mayo mayo Kalindo
Nchilima should keep his mouth shut on nipotism. He was a vice President is he a Lomwe or Chewa. Vice president was a very close position to the President .He is aTotal failure if this idiot. You don’t rush to take over We don’t need him. He is being sponsored by mcp so that if he fails then mcp Chakwera wins to mentain the presidency in the central among Chewa people. Let me tell you , Ngumuya is a Ngoni from nctheu at Ngalande Village near Mulangeni where Ncilima comes. Kalindo is a foolish Lomwe supporting ngonis to win. Fighting… Read more »
Tiyeseni Phiri

Chilima would have assisted the country by going into specifics. Generalisation may not assist much in this case. The President cannot act on heresay. He needed to mention specific instances of such corrupt practices for proper follow-up.


Why have you journalists not asked Saulosi to respond to accusations of helping DPP rig elections in 2014. Wasn’t he part and parcel of covering up irregularities so that him and APM should be sworn in in a rush. How about this Moses guy who was caught impersonating a MEC officer and happens to be the VPs assistant. Who do we think sent him. And didn’t he himself employ cousins and friends as his Advisors

Chilima was hired to rig the 2014 elections, work was done and paid as Vice President. He argues he and APM made a successful campaign, sure? These guys should not fool us; they know each other very well. Chilima should never be trusted to assume he one clean guy from the moon. He knows how he betrayed Malawians by stealing votes for innocent Malawians. He is man with smeared conscious. He has been making merry all these years and now pose as a victim? A man of conscious would resign from the VP position long time ago. He needed to… Read more »
concerned citizen
How can APM comment when he the man is behind all theft, corruption and lawlessness among so called cadets. Ana four amwalira ku zombako because of his poor administration. How many deaths should we expect to believe that there is rampant corruption in the government, and this corruption is killing us? How many more children are dying slowly due to kukhala pafumbi, mmatope, makalasi opanda mwawindo mphepo iyi, kuphunzira pa mtengo….coming from poor homes, poor housing, poor sanitation, untreated water .these are realities facing the malawi child today. Yet, it is governed by the US learned professor – so they… Read more »

All the DPP has blood in their hands. In any case, Chilima is wrong in exposing the shenanigans within the party. He accepted the VP post knowing very well what DPP represents (If he didn’t know surely his smart wife must have told him). He has broken the pact and therefore not worthy responding to. maybe Gondwe was right after all that he is “mwana”. malawians should not be fooled that Chilima is clean….remember he is a DPP member


Forget APM will ever comment on such. It is because he is the ARCHITECT of NEPOTISM, CORRUPTION and LHOMWELISATION of the country. This is his tramp card for elections aka “JOKALA” owinila ma elections.
In other words he insightfully realises he has absolutely nothing else to offer or appealing for the electorate. He simply doesn’t inspire confidence. No wonder in most government sectors positions above the level of deputy director the ratio of MULHAKHOs to all other tribes combined is as high as 1 to 10.


Chilima is a failure. Corruption is being done by everyone – MCP, PP, UDF and DPP.


Fail to mention? what else do you want? Who doesnt know about chaponda and goodal anganga gondwe?

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