Mutharika warns Chilima’s movement: ‘Kaliati, Masangwi, Callista must stop ridiculing Malawi leader’

President Peter Mutharika Saturday warned Vice-President Saulos Chilima and other leaders of the United Transformation Movement (UTM) against despising him during their political rallies.

Mutharika: It is illegal to undermine the authority of or insult the president

Mutharika gave the warning in his speech to thousands of people that gathered at Katoto Roundabout in Mzuzu to welcome him on arrival in the city to fulfill a number of engagements.

He said UTM leaders should stop the vice or else he would use Section 4 of the Protected Names Act to sue them.

“I want to warn Chilima, [Noel] Masangwi, [Patricia] Kaliati [and] Callista Chapola [Mutharika]… I want to warn you, don’t push me around. You better stop what you are doing.

“There are laws in this country about how you describe a President. If you will not stop, I am going to break on your heads a tonne of bricks, and I mean it,” he said amid cheers from DPP supporters.

The President said he was aware that the UTM leaders took turns to despise him during their recent political rallies.

Mutharika then asked his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) leaders to go to communities to mobilise youth and women to vote for the party and have landslide victory during 2019 tripartite elections.

He said his government had fulfilled a number of development projects in the northern region and that soon he would commission Mzimba Water Project and Nthalire Rural Growth Centre.

“Let me thank you people of the northern region for rallying behind the DPP and I ask you to continue,” he said.

Speaking earlier, Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango assured the President of the northern region’s vote.

“People of the North have already made their decision on who to vote for and that is the DPP under your leadership,” Mhango said.

Earlier, the President attended Umthetho Cultural Festival of the Ngoni at Hora in Mzimba District.

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Whatever the case is you are pumbwa middle name gulugunyinda muthalika. Ngati sukufuna siya ndale ndiwe ndaninso, kunali kamuzu oti akaima aliyense mkukodzedwa where is he? Who do you think you are? Dead piece of wood shatapu!

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Pumbwa wakalipa.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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Whilst I totally agree that this castigating and vilifying of fellow Malawians must stop forthwith; we must remember, Mr president that you participated and condoned this unbecoming behaviour when your own party leaders were castigating and vilifying the opposition leaders. It became very personal at times and embarrassingly so. It is now become a culture these days that for the electorate to get charged to chant, the speaker must speak ill of the opposition leaders. I would encourage you to hold a meeting with your own DPP leaders to stop the behaviour and just focus on what they would deliver… Read more »

Chenkakosya
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Chenkakosya

If UTM is promoting and advancing the agenda of removing quota system then surely it will be the party of the North just like AFORD was. But it will end there, in the North, bcoz Central and Southern region still support quota system they want to do away with the Mzuzu corner syndrome. In short UTM will win in the North, but will lose miserably in both Central and Southern region. I rest my case.

George chikafutwa
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George chikafutwa

Exactly

winson msowoya
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winson msowoya

UTM cannt win not there. our problems on north are not all about quota system which Chilima has promoted for four years

LEGO
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So you mean quota system is good to your opinion where you select someone to go to university with 24 points because he is from Southern then you leave someone with 15 points because he is from North?Does it mean Northerners have got different subjects from the other two regions?Regardless of who takes over but this quota system must come to an end.

Mbava ibweza K145 mililion Party
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Wasandukadi pumbwa nchimene wavalacho kumutuko. Tsumba la pumbwa. Mbava yayikulu pa Malawi.

Ndatopa
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Ndatopa

You are not going to muzzle us! We will continue to speak of all your ills till the day you die,
The beauty of democracy is freedom of speech

Ken Phiri
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Ken Phiri

Bwana President threats are a sign of wekness. Compete on your political agenda. Let others also bring out theirs. No threats. If you feel uncomfortable being insulted then what was that nonsense you were talking against Callista. Was that not an insult to Callusta. She alsso deserves better. Then what was that rubbish about “ndikunyenyanyenyani”. And Mchacha insulted Kaliasti in your presence but you said nothing to reprimand Mchascha You mean you are allowed to insult the opposition but the opposition should not insult you? What nonsense is that? We are no longer in one party state for goodness sake..… Read more »

Noxy
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Mwamputa dala Peter Mutharika

Nabanda
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Inutu paja musayiwale kuti munabela ma vote 2014 ija. Kusonyeza kuti mpando mwakhalawo mwini wake anali Dr L Chakwera, ndiye musaganize kuti muzimvapo ma sweet pampandopo ai. Inu mulira ndipo simunati, mutukwanidwa chikunja modesa nkhawa, mumva kuwawa ndipo olo muwophyeze za section 4 yanuyo palibe angakuwopeni chifukwa ndinu mbava yayikulu, munabela ma vote

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C Banda

The president says that he will invoke S4 of the Protected Names Act. I believe that this legislation from 1968 reads as follows: “Any person who does any act or utters any words or publishes or utters any writing calculated to or liable to insult ridicule or to show disrespect to or with reference to the President, the National Flag, the Armorial Ensigns, the Public Seal, or any protected emblem or protected likeness, shall be liable to a fine of £1,000 and to imprisonment for two years.” Source: http://crm.misa.org/upload/web/17-LAWS%20OF%20MALAWI%20PROTECTED%20FLAG%20EMBLEMS%20AND%20NAMES.pdf I would like to see those who are alleged to be… Read more »

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