Mutharika brands Malawi CSOs as ‘criminal society organisations’: DPP manifesto promises special courts for corruption cases

President Peter Mutharika did not spate the civil society organisations (CSOs) his subtle attacks when he launched the 2019 elections manifesto at Kamuzu Institute for Sports in Lilongwe.

Mutharika waves to supporters during DPP campaign launch
Mutharika shows the DPP 2019 elections manifesto

Mutharika, who is presidential candidate for the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) in the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections, branded the CSOs as “criminal society organisations.”

He said the CSOs have been up against his administration but failed to topple him, saying DPP remains “unshakable, unbreakable, and unstoppable.”

Mutharika said Malawians should vote for DPP because of its track record.

“We are the government that has done more development in five years than any other government in the history of this country,” he said.

President Mutharika said the DPP] are not coming to experiment with the lives of Malawians.

“We have been tried and tested,” he said.

“In 2014, we found a broken economy, but we have fixed it. The Malawi of today is better than the Malawi of 2014… I want to assure Malawians that we will do more this time than we did in the past five years.”

Mutharika continued: “We are now ready. The battle has started. This year’s campaign is more important than those of the past years. We are going to choose whether we want development or politics. To choose between those promising and those already doing it.”

In the 2019 DPP manifesto, the party promises to put in place stiffer and custodial sentences for convicts of corruption and economic crimes, including a minimum of 15 years jail.

The manifesto adds that special courts will be introduced to speed up handling of corruption cases.

Minister of Civic Education and Culture, Everton Chimulirenji, expressed appreciation for being selected Mutharika’s running-mate so that after May 21 if elected, he would be the country’s second-in-command.

“I am happy that people have supported me. I have been holding a number of rallies. Malawians support you, Your Excellency. You are definitely winning the elections,” Chimulirenji said.

DPP secretary general Grezelder Jeffrey went guns blazing with foul mouthing Malawi Congress Party president Lazarus Chakwera and his alliance partner, the country’s former president Joyce Banda of People’s Party.

She did not spare in the verbal combat the country’s estranged Vice-President Saulos Chilima, who is challenging his boss in the presidential race on the ticket of UTM Party.

The DPP was formed in 2005 when the late President Professor Bingu Wa Mutharika ditched the United Democratic Front (UDF) for the DPP. Ironically the late Mutharika announced of his resigning from the UDF at the Kamuzu Institute for Sports where the incumbent president has launched his party’s manifesto and campaign period.

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gogo
3 years ago

fucken stupit leader and all your fool followers tell us what have you done? shame on you. hand it over to others otherwise you will loose something. remember yesterday

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
3 years ago

Its the opposite bwana APM, in fact the writing is on the wall that DPP is the dangerous criminal most wanted by all Malawians on 21st May 2019 to be judged sadly u the most learned Prof dont see it. Indeed very very sad.

Mtumbuka
3 years ago

Indeed they are Criminal Society Organisations. Especially PAC, YAS, etc etc.

mtete
mtete
3 years ago

CSO can’t be any more criminal than DPP if one considers trillions looted under its watch according to Chakwera who appears to have credible information, no doubt provided by insiders. So, bwana APM, be careful with your utterances.

People in glass houses should not throw stones.

Amgwagwa
3 years ago

You mean, there were some people who understood what this gogo was saying that day!? I tried to pay attention but antaaaa osamva kanthu!!! kkkkkk

nyalugwe
nyalugwe
3 years ago

k145 million

Chilungamo
Chilungamo
3 years ago

Tested, tried and (tired indeed)
And in life “that what doesn’t work will never work,” and keep doing it over and over again is waste of time and insane.

Gembe
Gembe
3 years ago

Ma rubbish

Dan
Dan
3 years ago

Mr President with sue respect how can you say this when your party has presided over some ery alarming corrptuon crimes in our country with some of your senior party cadres being the leaders of a very nasty cartel.
No Mr President if you are disgusted by this you should have been thanking the CSOs because soem corrption were being hindered by them and not by your strategy to root it out

Nalingula
Nalingula
3 years ago

kkkk choncho Nkhunda zikalole kuuluka ….Munakatotenga Anachikwangwala.Azimayi anatoyesesa kuziponya koma haa .

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