Mutharika warns UTM operatives: Stop insults or risk tonne of bricks on your heads

President Peter Mutharika has  again  warned newly registered political party UTM led by Vice President Saulos Chilima against attacking him during political rallies and  through social media.

President Mutharika speaking to people at Katoto Roundabout in Mzuzu.-Photo by Type Mbewe, Mana

Speaking on Thursday  on arrival in Mzuzu, Mutharika said the UTM leadership and its operatives have been attacking him during their rallies and on Facebook.

“UTM is continuously insulting my government. UTM is failing to inform Malawians what it is capable of doing to Malawians,” said President Mutharika to hundreds of people who gathered at Katoto Round About to welcome him to the Northern Region where he is expected to preside over the 12th University of Livingstonia Graduation Ceremony on Saturday where 399 graduates will be accorded with bachelors and masters degrees.

He added: “Malawians are not stupid to choose such leaders who have nothing to deliver to Malawians.”

Mutharika  said politics of insulting rival parties has no room in the multiparty and democratic dispensation.

The President also mentioned  Manes Winnie Chitedze Hale, a naturalised United States of America (USA) citizen,  a UTM supporter who is known on Facebook as Abiti Manes Dawood, for being one of the people  insulting him yet he sent her to US “for  medial treatment”.

Hale, who was arrested this year at Kamuzu International Airport for allegedly insulting President Mutharika through social media posts before  the State had dropped the case, in hrer post on Facebook in reaction the President’s remarks, questioned which treatment the Malawi leader was referring to- in apparent dig to dismiss the claims.

She was arrested as she was about to catch a flight back to her base in the US after being spotted attending some UTM rallies in Mzuzu and Mangochi addressed by Chilima.

Hale  claimsto be related to the Mutharikas, saying her mother was a sister to the late first lady Ethel, who was former president the late Bingu wa Mutharika’s first wife.

Menawhile, Mutharika who threatened  UTM  if that if they continue insulting him, he is going to “break a tonne of bricks” on their  heads, has maintained his warning  to deal with UTM members using Section Four of the Protected Flag, Emblems And Names Act, which provides penalties for anyone 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.

On government’s development agenda, the President assured Malawians of the country’s continued development through the establishment of community colleges, implementing Farm Input Subsidy Programme and other infrastructural projects to improve people’s livelihoods.

On his way to Mzuzu from Lilongwe, the President addressed people who gathered at Imalandiwo in Dowa, Kasungu Boma and Jenda in Mzimba.

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Bob
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Bob

Bricks back on the scene

Mwana wa a Nankhoma
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Mwana wa a Nankhoma

I think the President is just scared with Chilima whose popularity is growing every second

matela
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matela

SAULOS SAULOS 2019 MPANDO NDI WAKO NJERWAZO TIZIWAKHA IFE AMALAWI AKUNAMATU MKULUYU

maliseche
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maliseche

The man is toooo old to know what comes out of his mouth. Forgive him for he doest know. But don’t forgive him when it comes to voting. He has done enough harm to Malawi

Maliseche a DPP
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Maliseche a DPP

Koma ineyo a Maliseche and Mchacha mukamatukwana is okay?????

Ndatopa
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Ndatopa

We are not the ones that called you Maliseche, it was from your very own camp kikikikikikikikkkiki

maneno
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maneno

Whoever is advising peter sakumuthandiza,koma ma results akazatuluka after 21 may. I can only guess kuti azatani. Amalawi panopa ndi okwiya ndi ma blackouts,nepotism,unemployement,corruption,,economy.For Gods sake tall about fixing this things other than utm. Kodi Ku america simumaona mene ndale amachitira. Petulo petulo

UTM
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UTM

I can only smell political chaos from DPP

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

The more you condemn UTM for vilifying DPP officials the more people believe that bwana you have lost control of your own party members. You have a lot of rotten potatoes in your own yard like Mchacha who spews unmentionables even against women (who we all supposed to respect). What do you do bwana? You keep quite. Why can’t you call your own party members to order? Are you scared of them? If so, then how can you run a country with that selective attitude. Until you can Mchacha to order, please don’t make noise…..the elders are sleeping.

Gembe
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Gembe

Amatukwana achina mchacha sumawaona

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