Mutharika censures Chilima over ‘Option 5’ succession by president’s death

President Peter Mutharika on Sunday expressed his disappointment with his estranged Vice President Saulos Chilima hoping that Mutharika dies and he assumes the presidency on the basis of the vacancy created by the death.

Mutharika: I hear Chilima  wishes death on me so that he can take over

Mutharika said he has listend to an a leaked audio clip  in which the voice purported to be that of  Chilima was discussing UTM’s five options of getting to power including hoping incapacitation of the Head of State

“I have listened to an audio where someone is wishing me dead.In our family we  were nine children and all of them are gone except me. Why God has allowed me to live this long only him knows why,” Mutharika said at Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre when he addressed a political rally for DPP-UDF alliance.

In the audio which has gone viral, Chilima  told UTM  members that they were considering five options:

  1. Alliance with MCP
  2. Alliance with DPP
  3. Alliance with UDF
  4. Going to elections alone
  5. “The President dies and I take over,” said Chilima.

Malawian Constitution clearly states that in the event of the President’s death or being incapacitated, the Vice-President should automatically take over.

Chilima  still holds his post of Vice-President despite falling out with Mutharika and if anything happens to the Malawi leade – God forbid – he  would move in to take charge of the country.

Mutharika said he knows that one day he shall die but it was inhuman for someone to wish him dead for sake of political power .

“I know one day I will die. But what I want to say is that death doesn’t look at age, a five year old can die, a 20 year old can die ,so too is a 47 yr old.

“Lets not wish each other bad things, I wish him well,” conspicuously sad Mutharika emphasized.

In the audio, Chilima is heard saying about the option: “We will talk to the UDF because MCP does not look promising … we can also enter into an alliance with DPP or Mutharika resigns and I take over, or  he dies and I take over.”

Chilima is yet to comment on the  leaked audio clip.

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Nasingwe
Nasingwe
8 months ago

unayambitsa wekha pouza jeni kuti ots ok to use tipex and jeni kuuza anthu kuti
basi angokhala pitala emwetu u plesdent mavoti asanamalizidwe kuwelenga.nanga simwaona bodza kuti ndloipa!! kutinamiza ngati ndife ana.
MDA,kodi eh abale minister of finance wa nthawi ya JB komaso Goodal Gondwe ali kutiko ?????????? K577 bilion basi inangozimilila plus zinazi hetini???????

naye Atupele angolondola pambuyo kumvela tate wake anatibelayu,

Bwana Waulesi
Bwana Waulesi
8 months ago

So as Chilima even Laza, ubwino wake wanena kale kuti imfa siona zaka….. That reminds all of us that we can die any day regardless how old or young we’re. Open up your eyes people, take out your hatred mind and accept the reality. Komanso in Human eyes u can say Peter wakula pamene in God’s eyes he’s still fresh to rule this country…. inuyo musaiwale kuti si Mulungu komanso simungakhale Mulungu, zofuna zanu siza Mulungu. So you can argue here on nyasa all day long buh if God say yes is YES and Vice versa… Tiyeni tingodikila tivotenso instead… Read more »

Ken Phiri
Ken Phiri
8 months ago

Theres so much talk about an audio clip by Chilima. Nobody has seen or listened to the clip. It is in my view an imaginary clip fabricated by DPP cadets. Please please as we draw closer to the May 19th elections let’s sober up and practice civilized politics. At the end of the day we are all Malawians. And we will remain so. Clearly the MCP/ UTM alliance has ruffled some feathers. And in my view this alliance will win the forth coming elections; no two ways about it. For the DPP/ UDF alliance theres need to begin to strategise… Read more »

Tizanka
Tizanka
8 months ago

You should never wish death even on your worst enemies, that’s just low

Thats Me
Thats Me
8 months ago

Akalamba awa azikapanga nthano ndiadzukulu awo.

Mina
Mina
8 months ago

Bwanji muchotsenso lamulo loti president akamwalila or kupanga re-sign wachiwiri wake should take over. It might be the vice president die or re-sign lamulo likuti chani? Olakwa mwina ndiamene analemba mu malamulo za imfa or re-sign . Ana amafumunso amakhala ndi chiyembekezo Kuti akhoza kulowa ufumu munjila imodzi or ziwiri. Kaya iziiiiiiih kkkkk ndani amafuna kufa😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Nyenkhwe
8 months ago

Kodi pamenepa chalakwika nchiani? What Chilima stated is outlined in our laws.Kodi munthu walakwa kunena chilungamo -KOMA ATUKWANE NGATI -TUJEPANI GONDWE AND HILDA MANJAMKHOSI in 1992 amene amafuna kukodzera ma Bishop! Pano ali kuti?

Sahara
Sahara
8 months ago

Zaka 80 koma scared of death? Why can’t you nicely retire and die peacefully? Mukufuna mube mpaka liti? God is watching.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
8 months ago

Lord, please help us to get rid of this old psychopath come May the 19th.

Mina
Mina
8 months ago

Am not agreeing if someone wishes others bad things to happen to someone hence if it was said with five options if UTM decided to go an alliance with other parties it’s in the laws of Malawi this is why DPP are in alliance with UDF, even they go alone without alliance it’s their party decorations coming to the other option what is the law saying if the president resigns or let’s take whatever so that the Vice President of the country to take over I think if really said did not wish you to die sir but it’s from… Read more »

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