Mutharika saddened Covid-19 mortality rate in Malawi spiking at alarming levels

Former President Peter Mutharika has expressed sadness over the death of two cabinet Ministers and has since suggested that the leadership and citizens come up with decisions that will save lives  from the coronavirus pandemic.

Mutharika: Together we can defeat this common enemy that is among us

Local Government Minister Lingson Berekanyama and Transport Minister Sidik Mia both succumbed to the disease in the early hours of Tuesday.

Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Ernest Kantchentche, also died of the disease, the government announced.

Writing on his Facebook page, Mutharika says there is need to join hands in the fight against Covid-19 irrespective of differences that exist.

“The former first lady and I wish to share with the entire nation that in difficult times as we are passing through, it is important to hold hands respite our differences. Together we can defeat this common enemy that is among us,” reads the post.

“Let me at this time suggest to the leadership and my fellow citizens, that we make the necessary tough decisions that can save ourselves and our nation,” says Mutharika.

Mutharika says Covid-19 is a common enemy and everyone should take part in the fight to overcome it.

During his tenure of office, Mutharika imposed a lockdown as one tough decision to combat Covid-19 but the opposition and Human Rights Defenders Coalition obtained an injunction.

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Ernest J Mussah
14 days ago

It’s not too early to call APM a legend. ”leadership is all about making tough and uncommon decisions.

God Bless You DAD

Prime Nibaruta
14 days ago

I salute our very former president APM for his open attitude of love and humility. He is really a man to celebrate that it connects to his sympathy with this siege time. We are all affected and it needs to come in common for the betterment of combat. Here he advices LMC and the whole nstion as one to be at ease and don’t let awake still. Thank You APM, God bless, God bless Malawi.

Assange
14 days ago

We are worried about covid-19. Vaccines are available and we should have been talking about them> People are wearing masks and washing hands but we are still getting infected. This is no blame game. Each and everyone of us is responsible for his own health and no body even the president will not check what you are doing everywhere you go.

Noxy
14 days ago

Long live APM you really love your country.This is free advice for Chakwera to fight this pandemic make tough decisions.Nobody will blame you for saving our lives.All the best to LMC when implementing the measures.

Nyoni
Nyoni
14 days ago

Leadership!!

Mampara.Smati
15 days ago

I am going to pay for my GoTV. Corona or not!

Nyoni
Nyoni
15 days ago

Imeneyo nde leadership!!!! osati this pretender from kasiya

che
che
15 days ago

honestly,this old man tried to do something at the peak of the first wave.it was cheap for me to commute to work with my small car because of lower price petrol.my business was given holiday .in government offices ,people were working in shifts and masks were mandatory.he showed courage to impose lockdown which was strongly opposed by mercenaries of the current regime.i applaud him for showing leadership.lero atsibweni is failing to close schools because of being clueless.

Hawell
15 days ago

Ulemu wanu bwana former President for such advice other than playing a blame game! Keep it up. Apa you have showed the nation clearly that you not somebody greedy for leadership and that you do not have time to criticise for the sake of it. Please Malawians this what we call leadership and i implore you all who are in politics tengerani chitsanzo cha APM woooow sizinawonekenso. Munthu wotani uyu who in 2019 was pushed left and right on every decision he was to make on this nation, God bless him! The very politicians who are in power now were… Read more »

Ngulukira
Ngulukira
15 days ago
Reply to  Hawell

Haswell, you have said it all.

Ziso
Ziso
15 days ago

Mau akulu akoma akagonela. Ndaonela a mutharika. At least you tried Mr president only that the opposition frustrated your efforts. You are one of the true Democrats, you are in the league of Mandela

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