Mutharika concedes Malawi divided nation: ‘Citizens love politics more than development’

President Peter Mutharika had chastised Malawian accusing them of loving politics more than development.

Mutharika: Malawi needs peace

Delivering his  State of Nation Address  to Parliament  through a video link on Friday, Mutharika said first problem the country has experienced in the past year is that people like politics more than development.

“We have forgotten our love for our country. Let us also admit we have become a divided nation. We have been thinking and voting on regional lines for some time now. We often forget that we are one people, one country, one Malawi. Let us unite,” he said.

Mutharika added that, as a country,  people  have allowed Malawi to be a country where they offend and hurt others in the name of human rights.

“We have allowed others to kill, burn property and frustrate development in the name of human rights. Is that the Malawi we want?

“ Let us accept that we have people who think they can lead Malawi by destroying the only country we have. We are sometimes hungry for destruction more than we desire peace and unity,” he said.

He then called for Malawians to love their country and rise above partisan politics.

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President Chisokonezo
President Chisokonezo
9 months ago

How can we be United when Lomwe only are appointed as senior managers in all govt departments.

Basos
Basos
9 months ago

The People’s Republic of China is excellent at development and ‘unity’. It is also very ‘peaceful’, if you conveniently ignore its suppression of anybody critical of it in any way. Voting along regional lines is nothing new or unique in Malawi or even Africa. Voters in UK vote along regional lines.. e.g Scotland or North of England. USA voters are quite ‘regional’; the large cities mostly vote one way, the rural areas vote differently. Those are countries with a stronger national identity. Malawi, like many African countries, had its borders drawn by colonial authorities with little regard for anything. Voting… Read more »

Mwini muzi.
9 months ago

Reminds me of Kazombo who said ” ndale sitikudya” Ife timangofuna a good climate yoti tidzipanga zathu. Tikhale ndi mwai wa ngongole Ku ma bank pa interest ya bwino. Ma ID tili nawo tsopano.We need aggressive economic empowerment and unfortunately there no one single party that is unpacking this to the detail, akungoti tidzabweretsa Malawi wabwino, shit! Where is mbakuwaku?

Medson
Medson
9 months ago

Mdala has lost direction mutu sukugwila,,,,,,,,,,,kkkkkkkkkk

nyopani
9 months ago

chitsiru chamunthu. lero wayamba kuzindikra. maudindo onse akuluakulu unawapatsa anthu akwanu umati choncho dziko lidzingosekerera. unyera sunati!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
9 months ago

APM is right. Since the 1993 referendum, Malawians have been voting on regional lines. It has not changed.

Wakwithu
Wakwithu
9 months ago

Dr Chakwera’s Super HI5 is premised on the unification of the country! It has taken years for the BIG BAKHA to realize that the country is divided.

This calls for all sane Malawians to vote for the TONSE ALLIANCE which has visionary leaders who can see the challenges facing the country and propose tangible solutions for the same.

APM has endorsed the TONSE ALLIANCE!!!

Nyirenda Tobious
Nyirenda Tobious
9 months ago

Don’t say people love politics than development, all the demos are becoz of poor leadership…. a DPP leadership that has divided Malawi and ur stubbornness led to demos, no citizen will allow their right to vote being violated by DPP and Ansah

Mwini muzi.
9 months ago

Malawi was divided during Kamuzu.If you were there, you would agree with me. When we relocated to Lilongwe in 1977, you could see that you were not welcome among the Chewas. All what has been happening recently regarding vilombo blocking roads and demanding money were everyday issues. This division is there still today.

mtete
mtete
9 months ago

Spot on Tobious. Poor leadership as demonstrated in the past 27 years frustrates the citizenry which strives to seek alternative leadership. Resistance to change by the current leadership results in resentment which may be construed to mean love for politics as misunderstood by APM.

Bob Finye
Bob Finye
9 months ago

Wow! This is master piece. I hope the confused opposition followers have learnt something

Patrick Phiri
Patrick Phiri
9 months ago

Great speech from a great leader. Malawians are blessed to have APM as their president

Cosy Chisale
Cosy Chisale
9 months ago
Reply to  Patrick Phiri

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