Mutharika fired Kaliati over a fight with DPP Secretary General Jeffrey wa Jeffrey

President Peter Mutharika has been forced to dismiss from his 20-member cabinet Mulanje West Parliamentarian, Patricia Kaliati after she nearly got into brawls with Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Secretary General, Grizeder Jeffrey wa Jeffrey in Mulanje district on Wednesday, Nyasa Times understands.

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Mutharika relieved Kaliati of her position as Minister of Civic Education, Culture and Community Development  without giving any reason.

But Nyasa Times can reveal that the President was forced to exercise his powers in firing Kaliati from cabinet after she got involved in heated argument with Jeffrey that nearly spilled into a fight soon after a development rally Mutharika had in Mulanje district launching the 8th Phase of the Malawi Rural Electrification Programme (MAREP).

Presidential spokesperson, Mgeme Kalilani said was not briefed on the reasons behind Kaliati’s dismissal, but Nyasa Times credible sources within DPP and is close to Mutharika disclosed that the President made his decision based on the reported argument the two had.

It is indicated that Jeffrey failed to recognize Kaliati in her salutations during the rally and that did not please the fired minister who lambasted the party secretary general, questioning her position in the party.

Kaliati was heard shouting at Jeffrey “Kodi mwabwera liti muchipani inu?” (How long have you been in the party?) And the argument nearly spilled into a fight forcing current Minister of Information, Nicholas Dausi to intervene.

“Jeffrey did not recognize Kaliati during the remarks. She in fact recognized all ministers except her; she even recognized Dowa Central Parliamentarian Jean Kalilani twice, and that did not go well with Kaliati,” explained our source who also witnessed the incident.

“They nearly exchanged blows, thanks to honorable Dausi who came in to cool down the tension. The President was briefed and was not happy with happened.”

Both Kaliati and Jeffrey popularly known as Jeffrey wa Jeffrey played down the issue, claiming nothing of sort happened.

“I did not argue with her (Jeffrey). It’s the President’s constitution powers to hire and fire cabinet ministers,” said Kaliati.

Jeffrey said: “Nothing happened between us, and I did not know that she has been fired from cabinet. Am hearing it from you; she is my best friend we could not argue or fight.”.

Asked why she did not recognize Kaliati in her salutations while all other speakers prior to Mutharika’s speech only recognized five main ministers in the cabinet, Jeffrey played it down claiming not every person present was recognized.

“I don’t think everyone was recognized. But take my word, we did not argue and I can’t argue with her. That incident did not happen.”

The President has since replaced Kaliati with Jeffrey’s deputy, Cecilia Chazama.

Nyasa Times understand that Kaliati was put on the list of high officials in the party as well as cabinet suspected to be working against Mutharika’s administration by leaking information to the media to embarrass the President and other top government officials.

DPP has of late been facing “gossipgate” in its rank and file.

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43 thoughts on “Mutharika fired Kaliati over a fight with DPP Secretary General Jeffrey wa Jeffrey”

  1. Robyn Foot says:

    Go back some 10 years and remember what Kaliati was up to then. She was involved in a corruption scandal involving the Nyika National Park. The Anti Corruption Bureau were asked to investigate and were about to expose her when they were all fired. The report of those findings were never allowed to be published. Chelinda Lodge was closed down pending the investigation – the outcome and results have never been made public. Many staff were sadly laid off and have never recovered from this incident. We (the safari operators at the time) had no choice but to leave the country that we loved and move to Botswana. In hindsight, a blessing. Botswana is a peace loving country with excellent leadership and it has welcomed us warmly. Their tourism is booming. Sorry for you Malawi – but be grateful that corrupt and greedy Ministers such as Kaliati finally reap what they sow. And we pray that they are not replaced by more of the same for all of your sakes. My husband was born in Malawi as was his father. I had lived in Malawi for 40 years. We lost everything that we had built up over many years with no compensation or apology.

  2. Danta says:

    Ukakwela mumtengo usamati kulibe Mame!!!!!

  3. Danta says:

    Ukakwela mumtengo usamati kulibe Mame!!!!!

  4. falliot says:

    akweni osadandaula, MCP need people like you in mulanje to dislodge DPP, chipani chosayamika anthu amene anachivotera. Akweni sangaluze u MP ngakhale atayimira MCP kapena independence chifukwa cha ntchito zao zabwino kwa anthu osauka. Inde kuchenjera ndikwao,,,koma kweni ndi national hero,,,,thanks Dr Bingu wamuthalika,,sanamusiye kweni mucabinet yake. president okonda dziko lake sangataye akweni…..wachita zinthu zazikulu Ku mtundu wa amalawi….

  5. CitizenX says:

    Well Mr President in removing that DEADWOOD, two more left goodwell & mussa, these people should retire and let young blood come in please Mr President, you have just 2 more years to make a difference in your cabinet or we will vote you all out.

  6. ya_smooth DJ says:

    Kaliati has learnt it the hard way. Party hierarchy must be observed at all times. A secretary general of the party is more senior than a mere government cabinet minister. Akweni seems to have forgotten that. And again you don’t mess with Jeffrey wa Jeffrey. Ask Chilumpha he knows better.

  7. Benert Ngotima says:

    Mr President give Akweni another position she deserve a big sympathy despite any short fall u can see in her. She has done a lot to DPP including midnight six. Remember a new broom can sweep better but an old one knows each and every corner and is shaped that way. Mupha chipani. Choooondeeee!!!!

  8. Atate says:

    The reason for firing Kaliati does not make sense neither does it tally with APM’s way of doing things. If you ask me, there is more to it than this so-called altercation with Jeffrey wa Jeffrey. APM is well known for taking a lot of time before taking action on matters of national interest including Chaponda saga. Why the sudden change of style if the fight is the real cause of Kaliati’s firing? How come a replacement has been found within hours when it took over a week to find a replacement of Chaponda until CSOs intervened??? In fact, for Kaliati to confront Jeffrey, she must have smelled her firing from cabinet and knew Jeffrey was fully aware of it. Again, doesn’t it ring a bell that it’s Jeffrey’s deputy who has taken over from Kaliati??? It’s Malawian politics at play here; politics of gossiping and Pull Him/Her Down (PHD).

  9. Dum Magulajena. says:

    Yes, we want this to be happenning in this party of DPP. If we say that there all goats in this party you think we are hating the party, now look what is this happenning?

  10. tsunamih says:

    that’s what happens in the world of politics akweni..!! osakana, it rely happened munakangana ndi a secretary general, ifeso tinawona tinali konko.

  11. zax says:

    VIVA DADA JEFREYS UKU NDIKUYAMBA CHABE,,,,,KODI MUKAMATI CHIPANI MUDAYAMBA NDINU MUKUTANTHAUZA CHIYANI MOTI ENA OBWERA KUMENE ANZERU ASALOWEMO MCHIPANI,DPP SICHIPANI CHAKU MULANJE CHOKHA KAPENA ALOMWE OKHA KOMA ALIYESE BOLA ALI MMALAWI

  12. jab says:

    gosspgat
    e? kkkkkkkkkk

  13. Chibalo says:

    DPP MUST DIE. WE DONT WANT THIS PARTY AGAIN AS HAS FAILED US BIG TIME.JUST LOOK AT THE UNEMPLOYMENT LEVELS EVEN AMONG GRADUATES, THEN CHECK THE LEVELS OF CORRUPTION EVEN IN HIS OWN CABINET,AGAIN THE PRESIDENT HAS NO CLUE WHATSOEVER IN ENDING HARSH BLACKOUTS IN HISTORY. OOOH WAIT A MINUTE, HE HAS NO IDEA ON HOW TO IMPROVE EDUCATION AND HEALTH SYSTEMS.

    WE NEED VERY SERIOUS MINDED PEOPLE TO LEAD THIS COUNTRY.PEOPLE WHO CAN QUICKLY SACK AND ARREST EVEN CHAPONDA, A PRESIDENT WHO TALKS AT LENGTH ABOUT HIS VISION ABOUT MALAWI.THIS IS NOT ABOUT REGION BY THE WAY, WE NEED SERIOUS BUSINESS.FARE THEE WELL AKWENI. BUT FIRING KALIATI IS THE BIGGEST MISTAKE DPP HAS EVER MADE.YOU CANNOT TRUST GEOFREY WA GEOFREY, SHE IS NOT DPP

  14. I sympathize with aKweni on her removal from cabinet.If we go bye what both mai Kaliati and a Jeaffrey wa Jeaffrey have told the nation on social media, I think the president was ill-informed thus taking a hasty decision to fire honourable Patricia Kaliati.Under such circumstances I would have proposed if the president called the two honourables to a table and get what transpired between the two and mediate.Kaya mwina a kweni afera zina malinga ndi ndale za paMalawi . Komaso pa chilengedwe azimai ndi azimai ndithu …sometimes women are likely to loose tempers over one’s dignity.Mai Kaliati this is not the end of everything.You have a bright future in Malawi.

  15. chindere chakufikapo says:

    The beginning of the end!!! Oyimba ananena kale kuti zouluka zonse zidzatela, zayamba kutela

  16. Em Cee says:

    If this could be reason behind the firing, then my foot, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  17. Malongo says:

    Only time will tell, we are here to hear. Akweni vs dada………. Its all about time!

  18. Blessings Chisale says:

    Koma alomwe tiyeni nazo.Muthalika you got to fire urself.u are also a bunch of dead chalcoal

  19. Tangwena says:

    I am praying, abalalitsana okha. I am not happy nor sad with this story. Welcome to Malawi akweni.

  20. The Seer says:

    Things fall apart. The fall of the midnight 6

  21. Capital G says:

    I think the president is not wrong. Kaliati has overstayed as minister. Others should also serve on that position

  22. Ishmael Maulana says:

    Timvedi zimenezo asaaa nkatodabwatu kuti akweni atotani kuti achokochedwe

  23. chigo says:

    Ayi ,akapume wadyerera.

  24. Mulungu si munthu muchotsa alomwe inu ichi nchiyambi chabe,DPP chipani chakuba ndipo chodzadza ndi zitsiru zokhazokha.

  25. chikopa says:

    So the mid night six is disintegrating? Next will be Muhinya and chipasupasu
    Cha Angoni can come in. Calling for a meeting would have been better to
    resolve the issue. Mlendoyu wabwera ndi ndani? Awonongera pagono kenako
    kumapita. Mulanje ivutatu nanga siawa a Chaponda nawo anawathothola
    nthenga.

  26. LG says:

    I do not believe Hon. Patricia Kaliati, MP, has been fired. She has never, she can never and she will never be fired. May be just relieved of her duties as minister? And the Press Officer does not know why!

  27. CHIM says:

    A chitsiru
    Ndi a chitsiru basi
    Olo mutawabisa bisa
    Khaleni khaleni
    Amazawonekera poyera
    Zoti ndi achitsiru basi

    Sadzathekera awa !!

  28. Ron says:

    Kaliati should just join MCP, more over the colours she put on are MCP.

  29. Dausi says:

    All of them were supposed to face discipline

  30. Rift Valley says:

    Now you know. It is not in MCP only that you have family squabbles. Even DPP has corner stones of UNITY, LOYALTY, OBEDIENCE and DISCIPLINE. So do not go round accusing MCP of firing it’s members anyhow. See what APM has done to its member who did not observe the cornerstones. MBC, please parade DPP thugs on your TV to denounce a Kweni just like you do with hoodlums to castigate with MCP.

  31. kaliwo says:

    amuchita bwino

  32. sam phiri says:

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkk

  33. Bambo ateleza says:

    eeeeeehh,,,,,,,,booooooommmmmm

  34. daniel phiri wa mutharika says:

    Rest in Peace Kaliati.

  35. DPP MUST DIE says:

    kkkkkkkkk nazon

  36. chakwira says:

    zayambika nazoni

  37. Chimanga says:

    KKKKKK….. Munali mutachotsedwa before the rally koma simumadziwa akweni. Thats why you were not recognised. Ife tinali titamva kale.

  38. BlackImage says:

    Dzina lanu talimva mokwanira timveko laena bwana musasiyire pompa mwina nkhope zanyuwani zitionetsa kuwala

  39. yerffej aw yerffrej says:

    olo ine atandiuza kuti ndisankepo ndisankha ali mmusiwo. nanga a minister akale kuphoda choncho. sizikukongola. tazionetsani natural beauty yanu azimayi
    ahhhrghhhh

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