Mutharika holds traffic for hours after Blantyre rapturous welcome: ‘DPP landslide victory 2019 certain’

President Peter Mutharika on Friday held traffic in the commercial city of Blantyre for three hours after he disembarked from his official vehicle to walk on foot in the city as hundreds  accorded him a rapturous welcome.

Hundreds of supporters lined up the streest to welcome Mutharika on arrival at Sanjika

DPP supporters cheerful mood

Hundreds of supporters lined up the streest to welcome Mutharika on arrival at Sanjika

DPP supporters who welcomed Mutharika at Sanjika Palace

Forming a long blue sea column that coiled along the Sanjika Road, the multitudes escorted Mutharika all the way to hilltop Sanjika Palace, defying rain drizzles and a chilly weather.

But some residents were angry with the resultant traffck jam and  have taken up in social media platforms, condemning why they events had  put the city on hold as police did not allow vehicles to come in or out of the city for a good three hours.

“I am stuck here for almost two hours now. I have to take my daughter to hospital, this is unfair,” says a post on face book by Hilda Gomani Banda.

Other residents had to go back to history, saying this was the same reason they voted out Kamuzu Banda and his Malawi Congress Party (MCP)  government, saying the former Head of State used to hold traffic for more than three hours whenever he wanted to use the road.

However, others resorted to insults.

Leader of the UTM party who is also State Vice-President,  Saulos Chilima told a rally in Ntcheu some months ago that once voted into power, he would not allow the police to hold traffic just because he wants to use the road.

He said the police can devise more sophisticated ways of his security than holding traffic on endless hours, bringing work and business to a halt “just because one person wants to use the road

Speaking to the DPP supporters, Mutharika assured that DPP’s 2019 victory is certain.

“I wish to assure you that there’s nothing that will stop DPP from winning next year’s election. The recent Financial Intelligence Unit as well as other reputable research institutions have predicted victory in our favour due to numerous developmental project this administration has undertaken thus far,” he said.

He nonetheless advised Malawians against being carried away by some unrealistic promises ahead of next year, challenging that they are policy blank.

On vote rigging claims by the opposition, Mutharika said DPP has no business in rigging elections, saying those spreading these “fake news” are just afraid of facing the reality of losing elections next year.

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Mapwiya
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Mapwiya

It’s no strange bwana to see traffic jam when head of state is passing in cities. It happens everywhere. Vuto ndiloti simunayendepo mungokhala phwii panyasaland. Those people you saw are the ones who will put APM back in power. Not you

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

And the same people will suffer with poverty and no meds in public hospital while Peter gets his frequent urination and whatever arm disease treatment in New York! U the one who hasn’t travelled and seen how other developed countries do it! google how president Khama of Botwana used to roll before you hit Europe

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Only silly people and those who have nothing to do can do this. And it is only a nutty professor who can allow this to happen.

ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL
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ELIJAH VERSUS BAAL

DPP WAYITSEMPHA KASAILA BASI –TSEMPHO ! MAYI JESSE LENDE ZANI MAINA ENAWO PILIZI CHONDE !! ANATINYOZERA AZIMAYI APUMBWAWA

Ndatopa
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Ndatopa

Koma uchidzete muna panga uja musadzabwelezenso a PUmwa inu mwamva,

Charlie
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Charlie

Did anyone feel disgusted with those Dpp hooligans who painted their savage bodies.

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

prone to cancer with that paint they so ignorant they dont even know it

concerned citizen
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concerned citizen

My daughters life was at risk. Knocking off from work at five pm but could not get home until past eight p.m just because a president was getting into Blantyre. Every thing was at a stand still for those three hours, putting peoples lives at risk because they were made to get to their homes and other destinations late at night. There was also loss of hours of productivity. ZOSATHANDIZA.

Kanyimbi
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Kanyimbi

Never Again amapanga pa MBC TV ija ndi imeneyi ndendende, yes NEVER AGAIN VOTE FOR DPP (Distructive Pumbwa’s Party).

Heavyduty
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Heavyduty

I think you are cry babies, mukamati “sitimuvotera” what do you mean poti chigulu cha anthu chimene chinadzadza mu misewu cho ndi chimene chidzamuvotere. Now inuyo with your one vote, of what impact will it have? Gululo ndi limene lidzamuvotere kaya, in si mukuona? Inu ka voti kanu kamodziko kadzangokhala ngati “a drop in an ocean” and he will will easily win. Actually this should serve as an evidence that he will win (without you) and that you are few, you are down and out of this fight

oMachemba
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oMachemba

Ndiye apatu ma leader a MCP akupusa baasi. They can’t even attract more than a thousand supporters, including the ones bused in from Mia’s Lower Shire base. As for Chilima and UTM, they don’t even have a discernible base, as such, to source supporters from.
One can only sense the envy in MCP and UTM quarters, especially as this was not even a campaign rally for APM and the DPP!

Mtumbuka weniweni
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Mtumbuka weniweni

APM, the only hope for Malawi. 2019 should come quickly.

Mbingwani
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Mbingwani

This useless moron will not win come 2019, Mark my word.

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