Mutharika ignores 48-hour ultimatum to return to Lilongwe

President Peter Mutharika would disregard a 48-hour demand by civil society organisations (CSOs)  to return to Lilongwe from his Northern Region tour and meet  people with albinism (PWAs) who are holding a vigil and have a face-to-face meeting with the Malawi leader  to discuss the continued killings of albinos in the country.

Protesters march in the streets of Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe, over continued attacks on albinos

PWAs under the banner of Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (Apam) want Mutharika to address their grieveances.

As of Thursday, the protesters were camping out at the Malawi Institute of Management, about six kilometers from the State House, waiting for  Presidsnt Mutharuika to return from a visit to the north.

They have given Mutharika 48 hours to return and meet with them. If he doesn’t, they say, they will march on State House again.

But State House has said Mutharika is not returning to Kamuzu Palace anytime soon from his official duties in the North.

The President will not work under pressure as most of the grievenaces Apam are raising are being implemented including the commission of inquiry , his spokesman said.

Albinos in Malawi are targeted over false beliefs that their body parts, when used in so-called magic potions, bring wealth and good luck.

Police statistics show that 26 albinos have been killed since 2014, including three in the past two months.

 

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Tizanka
Tizanka
2 years ago

Mtambo’s life goal is to give a petition to APM. That’s his ultimate wish on his bucket list. Every time he sets to match he wants to “give petition to APM”.

Mwananyanian
Mwananyanian
2 years ago
Reply to  Tizanka

Mtambo is delusional. Or insane as insanity is described as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results” (Albert Einstein(?) – Question mark because there is no credible evidence that he actually said this). Regardless, the description is apropos re. Mtambo, as he keeps giving APM ultimatums even though the President ignores them predictably. Assiduously, and with vigor.
Mtambo may also be suffering from OCD. Please some one help him!

Mapwiya
Mapwiya
2 years ago

Waste of time for APWA who have been joined By Mtambo and Trapence who have nothing to offer to Malawians . A Kondowe bwelerani kwanu

Mapwiya Mulupale
Mapwiya Mulupale
2 years ago

It is very weird that Malawians voted for such an old, useless, clueless and uninspiring President in 2014. But they will still vote him for him in 2019! Kuthawa mavuto or hide from them at state house is the best solution to problems for him.

Psyuta
2 years ago

APAM yatha ma plan now yayamba kutumikira amabungwe ndi anthu andale otsutsa. Mwano umenewu siukupindulirani Inu ma alubino. Think twice. You can’t get it by force. Remember that!!!!

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
2 years ago

I used to sympathize with APAM but now l am having second thoughts. What are these hooligans Mtambo and Trapence doing in those marches? They are hijacking a worthy cause and turning it into a political circus. Address the albino issues with all stakeholders, ie govt, opposition, parliament, judiciary, donors, chiefs, civil society, religious leaders and so forth. Stop making this national crisis a political issue. Right now even these vigils are exposing albinos to attacks and kidnappings.

Kapado Chimuthawirenji

Is MIM 6 km away from Kamuzu Palace?

BigMan
BigMan
2 years ago

This is the weakest presidency we have ever had. So fearful to face challenges head on.

Be the President, meet your people. Stop behaving like you are the King and we are the great unwashed.

Apapa
2 years ago

Zovuta zedi.

Gerald
Gerald
2 years ago

What a headless useless coward, constantly running away from problems. This is a Man who hid his rotten brother’s corpse and even gave it the name of Daniel Phiri kikikiki for the fear of the unknown. Ku chance was closed for 1 year over a very simple issue he failed to solve as a minister. My prayer is that this bastard lives wrong enough to be held to account for his criminal negligence. I also hope and pray for him to live long enough see his family business DPP disintegrate into tatters when it is kicked on of government come… Read more »

Ndata Albino Auction Floor

Mudala akufuna ma voti kumpoto. Watondeka chomene. He is the architect of his own downfall. He is a thief who stole K145 million with Zameer. Only Zameer, Botomani and now Esau have been arrested. He favours people from his own tribe for most of the positions in government. Development is mostly in his Lomwe belt. His wife and Norman Chisale are making headlines for theft. Please don’t vote for this old man again. Voting him is voting for a zombie Chimulirenji.

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