Mutharika calls opposition, rights activists to peace talks: ‘Time to build Malawi’

President Peter Mutharika has for the first time openly called on the opposition and rights activists leaders for peace talks to end the current political stalemate which he said is a great scare to investors.

Vice President Everton Chimulirenji welcomes President Peter Mutharika upon arrival from Russia- Africa Summit-pic by Lisa Kadango
President Peter Mutharika being welcomed by First lady madame Gertrude Mutharika at KIA-pic by Lisa Kadango
State President Peter Mutharika briefs members of Press upon arrival at KIA from Russia Africa Summit-pic by Lisa Kadango
President Peter Mutharika flanked by Deputy Army Commander Frank Namangale and Acting IG Duncan Mwapasa upon arrival at KIA from Russia-Affrica Summit-pic by Lisa Kadango
People gathred to welcome the Malawi leader at Kia upon arrival from Russia Africa Summit-pic by Lisa Kadango

Mutharika said this Saturday soon after landing at Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe from Sochi, Russia where he had gone to attend a Russia-Africa summit.

Mutharika’s tone was this time sincere and was not militant and intimidatory towards his traditional political rivals as he has been in the past.

“I am now back. Let us work together. I am ready to work with anybody who wants to work with me. Forget the past, let us rebuild our country,” said Mutharika.

He said the warring parties in the country are one family therefore they should be able to talk over issues and bury the hatchet.

Quasi-religious body, the Public Affairs Committee is currently mediating between the warring parties to end the political impasse.

Mutharika disclosed that some foreign leaders and business executives he interacted with at the Russia summit were wary of the instability in the country which could adversely affect their investments should they decide to come and invest.

Malawi has been characterised by violent protests since May 21 Tripartite Elections.

Malawi Congress Party (MCP) presidential hopeful Lazarus Chakwera and UTM Party leader  Saulos Chilima are in court challenging the Presidential poll results which Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) declared Mutharika as winner.

Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) has been organising what it calls peaceful demonstrations to force MEC chairperson Jane Ansah  and commissioners to resign for alleged mismanagement of the polls.

Ansah has refused to resign saying she would wait for the outcome of the court proceedings.

Mutharika said there are a number of Russian investors interested in investing in Africa and Malawi, in particular, in the areas of agriculture, mining and information and communications technology, among other sectors.

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mpilu
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mpilu

tidikile anthu akamazabereka zipukano zopanda mitu ndi manja kukabwera nuclear plant

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Chimene abvomerera dialogue ndi ma investors basi aaah! Opposition & good wishing Malawians palibe mfundo zokumanirana apa angofuna tifatse tisamapange ma demo poti ma investors amawakatamutsa akabwera, ndalama ndizomwe zikudandaulidwa not mabvuto athu.

chaos
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chaos

So this guy waited for people to root other peoples businesses ,to kill each other,he waited for the death of apoliceman ,Msundwe women victimised ,only to relent because a white man with a long nose to tell him that its wrong ,embicile of a president

President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza
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President Mkango Lion Manthakanjenjemereza

In Africa we start by fighting and discuss later.

Atiku
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Atiku

we do not negotiate with terrrorists

THETHA TRUTH
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Peter Hitler Mutharika stole the votes of Malawians, refuse to fire Jane Asnah because he knows what she did, unleashing terror on voices that disagree with him, refusing the introduction of FEDERALISM in Malawi. Federalism system with rotational presidency among our three regions. Each region must be given points according to its population. For e.g. Southern region 35 points, Central region 30 points, Northern region 25 points. In order for a political party to win the presidency it must be above 50 points. The governorship must also rotate among the indigenous tribes of each province. The only respond we get… Read more »

Mujomba
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Mujomba

Thus too late n too little to mend the wall, Mr President you can’t ran to attract investors before putting ur house in order .Now bcz foreign investors have told u to deal first with matters of peace thus when suddenly you wake-up, thus stupidity n arrogance Pitala!

Mangochi Kabwafu
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Mangochi Kabwafu

Kuku mayi, kikikikiiiiiiii

James
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James

Why now? Is this Putin’s advice?

Docus
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Docus

What ever you have handled in you political career Mr President, takes too long!
Starting with the Academic Freedom Saga up to this…, it takes to long and the outcomes are always marginal!
We are literally going nowhere with your stubbornness, based on a 38 % Tippex result.
You have to understand the majority of us don’t want you!

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