Mutharika snubs Chakwera at HTD launch

President Peter Mutharika on Thursday revealed his cold side when he snubbed leader of opposition in parliament Lazarus Chakwera during official opening of Hard to Defeat (HTD)-Abdul Majid Motor City at Ginnery Corner in the commercial capital Blantyre.

Mutharika greeting Muluzi and ignored Chakwera who looks on

Mutharika greeting Muluzi and ignored Chakwera who looks on

Muluzi gave Chakwera some good talk

Muluzi gave Chakwera some good talk

Chakwera was among the invited guests who included former president Bakili Muluzi, Mayor for Blantyre City Assembly Noel Chalamanda, parliamentarians, business community, members of clergy, members of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party and Malawians of good will.

Mutharika failed to recognise Chakwera’s presence at the function when he could not offer a handshake and did not even bother to mention him in his salutations.

This was for the first time Mutharika came face to face with his main rival after defeating him in the May elections of which the Malawi Congress Party  (MCP) leader has been claiming to have eligibly won.

Chakwera once snubbed Mutharika’s luncheon he hosted for fellow presidential contestants at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre a month ago.

In his speech during the opening of Hard to Defeat (HTD)-Abdul Majid Motor City, Mutharika only recognised Muluzi and other notable key faces but not opposition leader  Chakwera raising speculation of the growing differences between the two.

One of government officials confided to Nyasa Times that the two do not see each other eye to eye due to Chakwera’s stance on much heated debate on proposition for Malawi to adopt federalism.

“Its ongoing fight and we don’t think it will cool off any time soon. The President expected Chakwera to take different approach on federalism but the propositions his party has been making recently, seem to aggravate their differences,” one top DPP and government official told Nyasa Times.

Mutharika was declared victor of May elections which was marred with legal battles.

MCP still claims Mutharika is ruling on stolen votes and has been discrediting his mandate to govern.

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Kutengeka
Guest

Chakwera needs to conventrate on building and strengthening MCP. And not cozying up to DPP and APM. He needs to be part of a strong opposition to keep checks and balances. You can have a cordial relationship with APM but you don’t need to follow him everywhere he goes chondeeeeee!!!

Enock
Guest

God loves Malawi,all these things shall come to rest at an appropriate time.

Two Tees
Guest

Ndipo ndikunena pano sanalakwise apresident anayamba ndiye kuchita ignore pankhumano imene president ayitanisa ku bt ziwanyengerera ngati ndayeyi akumupusisa hule lachabechabe kabwera angamuuze zanzelu. Akapepese kaye ameyo APM amaona ngati sanabwere pajatu amakonda kupanga ignore akamutanisa.

Two Tees
Guest

Palibe cholakwika apa mesa anayamba ndiyeyi kupanga ignore, pakhumano imene president anayitanisa ku Blantyre ndipo eyeyi sakuwone ngati munthu wamulungu bwanji, mulungu sijemusi anaziwa kuti azatipanga nkhaza, akagwera uko. Iyeyi angamuvere hule kabwira angamuwuze zanzeru.

wakuda msonda
Guest

we r not amused with the actions of Mr Ibu, Malawi’s declared president uzithokoza mbendera & company! kkkkk! zankutu!

Magagula
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Mhuu pa Nyasaland

MLOMWE
Guest

Ndiye mwapindulanji?

Naganza
Guest
It shows that education does not make a person to be good. If so called educated prof. behave like that then who shall those who are not professors? Peter is not all that civilized as like Malawians professors at Zomba university. Don’t forget America is just a name. Most people are poor and have no education. Professor Peter was teaching low class university. These Muntharikas never learnt to behave like educated ones. Every human being know that he stole votes just like his brother stole money. He is a president without blessings from majority of Malawians and God. He is… Read more »
EBBS
Guest

Mr president,you have just showed the nation your weakness…..Bingu was a tough man but he cud not have done like the wy u hv done it…..learn to b the president for malawi not alhomwe,DPP gurus or southern malawi,you have the responsibility to reconcile the nation,as one family of warm-hearted people….don’t get much cheated coz those guys they are feeding you with all sorts of unmalawian stuff,coz they afraid of the truth,learn from your late Brothers mistakes otherwise malawians will treat u more than how they treated him….as for chakwera,be patient there is alwys time for everythng….may God bless Malawi!!

Weekly mwale
Guest

Chakwela must tasty his own medicine.apm gave him an olive branch,he refused to take it so why worry about him.chakwela does not behave like a church person.he must stop throwing spanners.malawi needs to go forward.federation! What federation? That little piece of land can not be put into small pieces of states.malawi is very small and poor to afford that.chakwela wait for your chance it will come,dont force you way.leaders are god chosen! Imbomirai paside vamutarika vambotonga,siyayi zwokupisa musika its not good for the warm heart of africa!

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