Mutharika compares himself to Jesus Christ: Malawi leader says facing ‘resistance’ like biblical son of God

Malawian President Peter Mutharika has likened himseld of Jesus Christ who was betrayed and persecuted by the people he had served, blasting his critics who he said are constantly undermining him and the dreams he has for Malawi.

Mutharika and the First Lady Madame Gertrude Mutharika lay wreaths during the event

Mutharika, speaking during the commemoration prayers organized in remembrance of the freedom fighter John Chilembwe in Chiradzulu, said like the biblical Jesus, he is facing “resistance” despite all the good that he is doing for his people and the country, calling for “change of the mindset”  to achieve national transformation.

“Transformation begins with the change of the mindset. Change is not easy that is why Chilembwe faced a lot of resistance. I have also faced resistance,” said Mutharika.

,Mutharika said like Moses and Jesus in the Bible, Chilembwe faced resistance but kept fighting “until his last breath.”

“Jesus Christ himself was denied and killed by the same people he came to save. And, do you remember how people opposed Bingu? [Bingu Wa Mutharika] They conspired and he died. When he died, the same people turned round and said he was a visionary. Amalawi timakonda kuyamikira munthu akapita. Tisinthe! Tisiye khalidwe limenelo! (Malawians should stop the tendency to honour people when they die and not recognising them while they are alive),” said Mutharika.

Mutharika stressed that he is facing “every kind of resistance” while he is leading the country to transformation.

“Some said I cannot become president, but I did become the president. Some said Peter Mutharika is economically clueless. I took the badly damaged economy and now the economy has recovered. Inflation is at its lowest point in our history; interest rates are going down and the economy is growing. Our foreign currency reserves are at the highest in history,” Mutharika said.

“We started the National Registration program so that Malawi must be a well-organized society. They said this cannot happen. Sizitheka zimenezo! This sizitheka mentality is bringing this country down,” he said.

Vice President Saulos Chilima lays his wreath during the event

“They said there is nothing my Government is doing. Today, we can see new roads, community colleges, and rural electricity coming to the villages. And I will not stop at anything until this country totally transforms,” added Mutharika.

Mutharika hailed Chilembwe as a selfless, hardworking and visionary man who wanted to see this country transform.

“We will strive to work towards transforming this country just like the Chilembwe wanted,” he said.

Mutharika called on the nation to embrace the spirit of patriotism and hard work if the nation is to transform.

The prayers were held to remember  Chilembwe who revolted against British rule from January 23 1915 due to structural conditions in the colonial set up and marginalised State policies on land, labour and taxation among Africans.

The revolt ended with his death on February 3 1915 in Mulanje as he tried to flee to Mozambique.

This year’s service was commemorated under the theme “Embracing God for National Transformation.”

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Banda Rodgers
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Dear Lord, forgive our president for such blesphemy of comparing himself with you…. Even satan calls himself angel of light……and his followers call themselves angels of light… Malawians let’s fear the Lord so that we be wise… Instead of adressing Chilembwe day, he found platiform to mourn his failures…. People are crying, he preaches victory….

Chimpanzee
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May the Good Lord forgive you for comparing yourself to him! As a president, you have to do what you are supposed to do! Develop the country and let everyone see the fruits. Don’t brag about something you haven’t accomplished yet! Stadiums and Chinese infrastructures on loan are not developments to brag about. Make good lasting roads, make a dual carriage way between Mzuzu and Blantyre, I dare you! Dual carriage way between your palace to airport, I dare you! Let more than 30 aircrafts land at KIA 24hrs daily I dare you! Let city line buses run into area… Read more »
Betsie
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Very true. And then the Beautify Malawi Trust. Another way of siphoning. They should start by cleaning up the shithole called Limbe, then I’ll regain faith in them.

B.I.G
Guest

What do you expect from the ordinary people when their leader is clueless and paranoid? They follow suit.

Njiba
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Nigger please …

Isaac
Guest

I get you my president. Its hard governing a sick minded nation like Malawi but any sensible human will see what you are doing for the betterment of the country. I will be there for you even if it means being the last person to vote for APM. Keep asking God for guidance. It is possible.

Kalaya
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You are the president. You have so many powers, some that you have justified that you need to keep. If you are facing resistance act on it with your powers. Don’t act as if someone will come and remove it for you. It’s you who should do it. Walk the talk Mr. President.

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