President Peter Mutharika has hit back at leader of opposition in Parliament Lazarus Chakwera who branded him as a “pathological liar”, saying he tells the truth projected Chakwera as a big liar.
Chakwera accused President Mutharika of being “clueless, directionless and insensitive” to the people’s misery and suffering inflicted by power blackouts and that he lied to the nation on the issue of generators that are being hired to ease power outages the country is currently experiencing.
However, speaking in Lilongwe during the official opening of the 2017 Ijtmah at Mama Khadija Orphanage Centre in Lilongwe whose theme was ‘The Role of Muslims in Economical and Educational Development in Malawi said he did not lie on generators as their are currently on their way to the country to add 78 megawatts (MW) to the national grid to ease power supply woes effective October this year.
“I never said they were in the country. I said they were coming. I am told they are being shipped. That is the information I have from the technical people,” said Mutharika.
The President then started to take swipe at Chakwera: “But as I have said earlier, Islam and Christianity talk about respect for each other. The behaviour, therefore, of somebody who wants to be a leader of this country, talking about the president being a pathological liar, I think it is very, very pathetic.”
Mutharika insisted he is not a liar, insinuating that it is Chakwera, who is also opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president, a shameless liar.
“The president is not a liar. A liar is somebody, who claims to have earned a degree in America, a PhD, when he actually received an honorary degree from an unaccredited Bible school and calls himself a professor. That’s a liar. That’s a pathological liar. Not me,” said Mutharika.
Mutharika said Chakwera is provoking him for political gains.
”I know to call the president a liar is a violation of the law. He is pushing me to arrest him so that he becomes a martyr,” he said.
He added: “I am not going to bite the bait. All I am asking him, if he wants to be president is to behave responsibly and maybe he needs to go to Bwaila [Hospital] for examination of his head. I think there is something wrong with his brain.”
Chakwera called for a public enquiry into the foiled generators deal, saying the generators could have eased the energy crisis, saying as a result of the blackouts, hospitals have turned into death zones, as operating theatres cannot carry out surgery and vaccines cannot be stored in deep freezers.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :