Mutharika says Malawi shall never be recolonised, warns CSOs against civil disobedience

President Peter Mutharika arrived in the northern city of Mzuzu with a stern warning to some civil society organisations (CSOs) whom he claimed have been bent of overthrowing his administration since he became the Head of State.

President Mutharika warns CSOs

DPP regional governor Kenneth Sanga, Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe and other officials welcome President Mutharika in Mzuzu

Speaking at Katoto in the city, Mutharika said he was aware that some CSOs in the country have been receiving funding from foreign organisations with the aim of using the same to allow foreign elements interfere in Malawi politics and set their agenda.

“Tell those boys that they will not succeed. Malawi is a sovereign country and I will not allow foreigners dictate their agenda on Malawians,” said Mutharika.

The CSOs under the banner of Human Rights Defenders (HRD) are planning mass protests  to force President  Mutharika’s  resignation.

The groups also signalled that they could go ahead with what they describe as a “vigil” if Mutharika did not listen to their demands.

Mutharika charged that  it is foreigners who are confusing this country and they have to stop that.

“Don’t interfere in the politics of this country…You are guests of this country, you are not citizens,” he said.

President Mutharika is in Mzuzu to attend Malawi’s 54th Anniversary of Independence and launch the newly built Mzuzu-Nkhatabay road among other assignments.

Mutharika, who is seeking re-election in next year’s Tripartite Elections, has won the hearts of many residents of Mzuzu and Nkhatabay for the construction of the road which others say is the best quality road constructed in Malawi in recent years.

On arrival, the President was welcomed by hundreds who braved the cold evening weather in the city including the newly re-elected DPP Vice President for the north, Finance Minister Goodall Gondwe and his regional team.

President Mutharika told the crowd that he was happy to have been welcomed by the large number of people saying such a gesture proves critics who say he is not popular in the region wrong.

He called for continued support for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) during the elections next year.

“Support us and we will continue developing this region. Am here to prove my haters who have been saying we have not done any development here wrong. We will be launching the finished projects this week and let them tell us who has done them”, he added.

Mutharika challenged what he called “foreigners and their civil society agents” wishing his government bad luck that Malawi shall never be colonised again.

An observer said  in any case, blaming colonialism doesn’t answer the question of what needs to be done about Malawi – the problem child country – now.

However, any reinvention of colonialism be it West or the East, is unacceptable.

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ndele
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ndele

wazelezeka ndhara, angobwetuka tsopano ngati galu waciwewe amangothamangila ma directions without directions. cislu basi uzingotukwana pano nthawi yathatu iyi mkulu. unapeza dziko lokulalokula frm ameleka mmene unapita uli ndi 40 + yezi mukunjanja, lelo ungofunapo state funeral. uone bbq izatulukilemo tizamwa waulele ndi ma sardini a ku mozambiki tikupangila sangweji not for long now. mpamene uzatinyenyenyenye. usilu eti!!!!!!!!!!!!! unasankhidwa plesdent then kumati utinyenya? think b4 u lash out. 54 yrs aliyese angobwera kufukula zake kumapita. bakili ,bingu ,you, all shit ife timayesa mungalongosole koma anta, mwafola pa ma pikicha kangati ndi azungu, pano mmangotukula kusekelela kuti mwapeza pokawa zindalama, lelo… Read more »

Chisyano
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Chisyano

Why, then does he secretly hold a Green Card/US Passport.? Why not bring the USD 8 million he is keeping in the USA back to Malawi? Weak, gullible man that is manipulated by those he keeps and surround him.

Zam'tonda
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Zam'tonda

Five years into multiparty era under the watch of Bakili UDF was adrift on katangale the donor community was alarmed and sent the alarm to Bakiliwho told them off that Malawi was a sovereign state that sparked the donor flight out of Malawi the political engineer was at the end of his wits came Bingu whose first was said to good delivery then crept shallow success into his head he tossed out the British envoy plus July 2011 carnage Bingu was a wounded leader limping while the donor shut their purses the economy took a grave plunge so APM is… Read more »

Dagobert
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Dagobert

Mr President you develop the same syndromes of paranoia like your late brother! There must be too much dirt and dead bodies in your family’s closets!

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

The difference between colonizers and you my president is that, the colonizers p,under our resources but they set aside something for (visible) development; whilst with you sir, you take everything g in yiur tracks and hide it overseas with nothing left for social development. The infrastructure that was built by atsamunda under the leadership of Kamuzu are still regarded as landmarks today. The economy has stalled since up to party democracy due to lack of visionary leadership. Malawi is in a worse position today courtesy of UDF, PP and DPP.

Chappe;
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APM is so proud of his country Malawi and so keen to develop it. So why did he run away and spend 40 years in USA? He only returned when his brother became President, so that he could get his snout in the trough and enjoy the good life. His talk of recolonization is just a red herring to distract people’s attention from his own failings. His best years were spent working in the USA and paying taxes to the American government to develop that country not Malawi, the land of his birth. His motto is ‘Take what you can’,… Read more »

Comrade
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Comrade

Colonialism has nothing to do with your failures and incompetence, in fact we were far better off during the colonial era than your mediocrity leadership. you have failed Malawians so miserably you got to be a shamed of yourself Mr Thief in Chief

Tiyeseni Phiri
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Tiyeseni Phiri

Lets respect our leaders and elders! Insulting and using filthy language is unMalawian. Where have our morals gone to? Shame!

Henga
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Henga

When they were stealing our tax payers money where were there morals? IYEYOTU ANALI KU USA MMENE IFE TINKAVUTIKA KUMENYERA UFULU. Ali ndi kwawo KU America ife kwathu ndi konkuno

Central
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Central

This has to be told to APM not Malawians!! Nobody has used filthy language on him! Its him who uses filthy language on Malawians!!

When relying this to him, tell him never to be good at running away when its time to fight for our destiny, only to come back to plumber when we do it, bullshit!! Who can glean on that…………………! Fotseki

johnkblack
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The government is the one facilitating recolonisation. Read this and shiver! http://motherlandfatherland.wordpress.com

Change is What we need
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Change is What we need

Mr, please stop accusing the angerezi. Why have you not spoken about this in their face before? R u afraid of them?
The CSOs are there for good governance. I for one totally agrees with what they r saying.
On on other note, stop politicking the Mzuzu / Nkhatabay road as if it’s the Dpp administration that constructed the road. Only those who don’t know who really funded the road can be cheated on that. We know this to be funded by the World Bank who wants to link the northern collided with a better network.

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