Mutharika clearly stated he is not Malawi: ‘Slip in translation manipulated to suit political agenda’

State House says President Peter Mutharika has never said he is not Malawian, saying his speech at a political rally on Tuesday in Lilongwe was manipulated to suit political agenda.

President Mutharika: I am not Malawi

State House press secretary and presidential spokesperson Mgeme Kalilani has told the state controlled Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) that what the president said in vernacular language is that he is not Malawi.

“This is not the first time he has said this. He said he is not Malawi therefore people should not think they are destroying or punishing him when they go on rampage destroying public infrastructure,” said Kalilani.

He said Mutharika said he is just a servant of the people who hired him as president for the next five years therefore he does not own Malawi.

“The point he was making is that it is Malawians themselves who own the public infrastructure like schools or police stations therefore they need to take care of them instead of destroying them,” said Kalilani.

Some people took up on various social media platforms to condemn Mutharika for allegedly saying that he is not Malawian yet he is the President of Malawi.

This is what the President exactly said: “Ine si Malawi, dziko ili ndilathu, tikamaononga sikuti mukuononga ine koma dziko lanu, dziko lathu.”

However, he had a slip of tounge in translation when he said in English “I am not Malawian’

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tung'ande

Whether he said he is not Malwi or Malwian is neither here nor there, the truth is that if we destroy our country he is not going to suffer but we are going to suffer< APM is already in the good by years and whatever HRDC is doing will haunt us for ever when he is gone. I have seen that Kamuzu was able to develop Malawi because of dictatorship because there were no stupid and misguided people like the HRDC lunatics being allowed to conduct their stupid activities. I dont blame Kamuzu for sending most Tumbukas in exile because… Read more »

Winston msowoya
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Winston msowoya

TO BE HONEST,YOUR GOOD FOR NOTHING PRESIDENT SAID HE WAS NOT A MALAWIAN FULL STOP. NO MORE NO LESS.

Strawberries
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Mgeme bootlicker , get real iwe kachiwanda….. we heard your boss! you can not cover up. We know he is not Malawian because he is very cruel.. Son of Lucifer manthanyula .

Murupale pa Thyolo
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Murupale pa Thyolo

Mgeme who are you? Pitala has no translator in Malawi. Do not try to confuse us by clarifying what he said. We heard him saying he is not Malawi and also not Malawian, full stop. Tell him where you have seen people destroying roads and schools. He should state areas where these destructions have taken place. We don’t need childish and cheap propaganda here.

thanthat
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what mutharika said in english is what he meant, lets be honest mutharika knows english better than chichewa. if that was said by baba chimulirenji i would say it was just amere mistake.peter said” i am not malawian” and he means hes not malawian full stop

CHIMANGO
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CHIMANGO

Wanena wanena basi tamva kuti iye si mMalawi

Chibwatiko
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Chibwatiko

he literally translated whatever he said from Chichewa to English for everyone to get the message clear. Nde Mr. Mgeme you are reporting the wrong version of of your masters message and you must be fired.

Justice Anastasia
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Justice Anastasia

At least Bingu could name is classmates and primary schools he attended but this one.He has no classmates for primary and secondary schools .What we know that he is professor .No school bac

Justice Anastasia
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Justice Anastasia

Yes dual citizenship not approved in Malawi

Felix
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However, he had a slip of tounge in translation and said in English “I am not a Malawian’. A word is a thought expressed.

Chibwatiko
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Chibwatiko

By the way I have met so many people and have friends as well who have and usually use English for communication at work and most of the times they will translate what ever they say kuti osamva amvetsetse.