Mutharika dismisses Chilima charges: Tells Malawi opposition to stop tribal profiling

President Peter Mutharika  has dismissed charges levelled against him by the country’s estranged Vice-President Saulos Chilima that he has unleashing political violence and tribalism in the country ahead of the July 2 fresh presidential election, saying he should stop spreading hate speeches and tribal profiling.

President Mutharika: Chilima and his opposition allies should stop spreading hate speeches and tribal profiling

During a news conference he addressed at UTM Party Digital Command Centre in Area 10, Lilongwe yesterday, Chilima—who is also UTM Party president—alleged that some  Cabinet ministers and governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) officials held a meeting last Friday  and agreed to finance violence and unleashe terror against opposition political party supporters, especially in the Southern Region

The move is  purportedly to disenfranchise some voters through intimidation, according to Chilima.

But the State House has  said President Mutharika has advocated peace before, during and after the annulled May 21 2019 presidential election.

Presidential press secretary Mgeme Kalilani said the President has always condemned violence perpetrated during post-election demonstrations organised by Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) which Chilima  and his Malawi Congress Party (MCP) ally Lazarus Chakwera supported.

“The President issued a strict warning to his party supporters to restrain themselves against UTM and MCP supporters’ provocations,” said Kalilani in a statement.

“ It is common knowledge that DPP supporters have been on the receiving end of political violence since May 21. They never retaliate. That situation came about through the leadership President Mutharika has been providing,” he added.

The presidential prolocutor said Mutharika, who is contesting for a second five-year term, will continue to preach peace.

He also proposed that UTM and MCP leaders should be responsible in their utterances, saying they should stop spreading hate speeches and tribal profiling.

 

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Murupale pa Thyolo
9 months ago

Its Mgeme speaking not Peter Muthalika. Let Peter speak to MBC personnel at night.

Ngunga
Ngunga
9 months ago

No wonder the citizenry doesn’t like you. Who doesn’t know that there is tribalism in Malawi now than ever before. Mpake munkamenya thangata I think azungu anadziwa kuti kukupasani mphamvu ndinu anthu ozikonda. My vote for alliance…viva LV n SKC

Jose
Jose
9 months ago

Lupus police ndi yabwino koma leadership ya ukadeti ndi mtsogoleri wopanda Mason mphenya.you think this govt has any vision for your children

Kambewa Chisale
9 months ago

Foseki
Why can’t the Tippex APM President speak. Is he sick or afraid of coronavirus

Mask
Mask
9 months ago

Kkkkkkkkk awa a petulo ofunika kusewela ndizidzukulu pakhomo.

Joloza
9 months ago

MCP yasintha liti kodi?

Mtete
Mtete
9 months ago
Reply to  Joloza

Have you tried MCP to rule bwana Joloza? Remember we are in multiparty democracy. Tell me, can you blame MCP for Chasowa, Njauju, Lule, albinos murders? We know DPP’s Ntaba has been implicated in Albino Masambuka’s murder. This only shows that those who tainted MCP, the likes of Dausi and Ntaba have fled to DPP and are masterminding havoc there.

chataika
chataika
9 months ago
Reply to  Mtete

Ndinu mwanadi amwene eti mcp inalamulira kale zaka 31 so it ended there we cannot give it a chance bwana kwawo kunatha basi

Mask
Mask
9 months ago
Reply to  chataika

Hahaha Koma chipanda mpando wa tippex Wu bwenzi mulikuti nanga mwaiwala Kuti munalowela zapachisuweni sizaufumu izi wakwa muluzi/ Mutharika. Nza tonse izi Ngati a Malawi.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
9 months ago
Reply to  chataika

Chataika, do you understand what democracy and multi party pluralism mean? It’s the people that have the power to change a government, and this time round, MCP/UTM are getting in.

Mask
Mask
9 months ago
Reply to  Joloza

1993 when it came to multiparty ask muluzi dausi ntaba were there in MCP where are them right now? That’s the old MCP we used to see.

Njala chiuno
Njala chiuno
9 months ago

Pack and go now we’re tired

Njala chiuno
Njala chiuno
9 months ago

Pack and go , now where tired with ur ddp

Vilhomwe Ndivimbuli
9 months ago

This thing is silly really, or doesn’t follow what is happening in Malawi. Kupusa

Piper
Piper
9 months ago

Mutharika please….just STFU man ! You are the cause of all this trouble ! It stints !

Mwikho
Mwikho
9 months ago

Is it because the Police is headed by an acting officer???? For a year now the police answer on serious crimes is “WE ARE INVESTIGATING”. Let this acting IG give way to a full IG. There is no Police now but a SCANDALOUS organ of state headed by an acting person just sleeping on the job. CHINKONONO BASI SHUPITI!!!!!

Banda
Banda
9 months ago

Wow have you seen the photos of those kids Fire Bombed in the UTM Office in Lilongwe last night Mr President?

If you are so against election violence immediately fly these kids by Air Ambulance to a South Africa Burn Unit so they are not scared for life to remind us of the Election Violence during your term as President.
All fingers are pointing to the DPP for this terrible act do something to help this family today,

nafundo zalo
nafundo zalo
9 months ago
Reply to  Banda

kupha ufulu wa ana. kwalemba 18 ali ndi 13 years. pitala do you know the impact of this crooked way thes kids will go thru once adults???????? it will affect their unreversible idiotic doings. do you know they will need a passport do you know they will need to be employed-age limit do you they will need retirement etc???? DAISI JEFULE PITALA BOTOMANI And we got some minisyers watching this inorder to pocket millions of money coming to make themselves rich. like the ben ncaca mai cimbalanga olulutila pa misonlhano and on PS salary and many others. some chiefs some… Read more »

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