My Take On It: More questions and pointers for Prophet Bushiri to consider

God detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him.Proverbs 11:1

South African based Malawian Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, on October 3 2019, ferried a group of Malawi media house journalists across the great Limpompo River for an hour-long press conference. As reported in the news, the purpose of the conference was to add his voice on the ongoing impasse, court case and ceaseless mass demonstrations following the May 21, 2019 Tripartite Elections.

Bushiri: On the matter of  the demonstrators’ call for the resignation of the MEC chair, why were you evasive?

The man of God told journalists from Capital Radio, Nation newspaper, Times TV, Rainbow RV, Zodiac Broadcasting and Capital Radio that he was concerned about Malawi and wanted there to be peace. In dialoguing with the media, Prophet Bushiri calls on the stakeholders (political parties, civil society organizations, corporate entities) to prepare their supporters, members, and employees for the outcome of the determination of the Constitutional Court.

This is a grand and welcomed move by this internationally acclaimed son of the Malawi soil. There are four areas of concern that have evolved from his tête-à-tête with the media that Malawians want the Prophet to respond.

QUESTION ONE: It has been four months since the fateful day when the Malawi Electoral Commission Chairperson announced the DPP candidate, incumbent president Peter Mutharika as the winner, despite over 147 anomalies. As former President Muluzi was asked on this same column, where have you been? People have died, others suffered attacks, crowds tear-gassed, and property damaged. Would it be correct to say the DPP cadets are the new Malawi Young Pioneers?

While your commentary was mostly attacking the opposition parties, the DPP government, on its part has been complicit and silent on attacks the police made on the Malawi Congress Party headquarters, DPP cadets make on ordinary Malawians that are not DPP members, and sending villains to attack human rights defenders like HRDC chair. In fact, the President in a radio broadcast from Chikoko Bay, ordered the police to shoot demonstrators.

Is it wise, development-thinking, for the DPP government under president Mutharika, to spend billions of Kwacha in keeping the MEC Chairperson? Could such moneys have been better directed to buy maize for the starving Malawians you referred to during the Press Conference?

QUESTION TWO: If you are to play a meaningful role as peace mediator in this election scandal, do you think you would be better served if you did not come out front and declare your support of the party that two million Malawians are angry about?

QUESTION THREE: Malawi is a democracy. Why is unity of the two main opposition parties a prerequisite to get your support? The unity that is prevalent now among the MCP and UTM, is because both were attacked when the tally sheets were Tippexed (this is a term that was not used during the press conference but is on every Malawian angered by the results). It was the Court that brought the two cases (of MCP and UTM against the MEC and DPP).

QUESTION FOUR: On the matter of your opinion on the demonstrators’ call for the resignation of the MEC chair, why were you evasive? For people that may not be aware, in Malawi’s election history, former Chief Justice Anastasia Msosa is about the only MEC Chair that has never attracted the indignation of the voting public. She was stern and tough about her calling as Commission Chair. She rose above all the candidates, including the mighty invincible Kamuzu Banda.

But previous MEC chairs and CEOs in the likes of William Hanjahanja, Patrick Winga, James Kalaile, and the late Maxon Mbendera (who announced the 2014 election results amid tears) all got the ire of the voters.

Since the announcement of the May 2019 elections, two million Malawians have poured onto the streets to express their anger; their songs are songs of anger, not violence; no one is enticing them. They all see the correction fluid marks all over their votes.

It is not rocket science; the consequence of the MEC chair resigning would compel fresh elections (the re-run). This is what happens in normal, unforced, and democratic elections.

Long live genuine democracy!

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Ochewa Dala
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Ochewa Dala

The writer has simply demonstrated her emptiness, issues not articulating. SHAME!

Tizanka
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Tizanka

Nsundwe Special Forces (NSF)

Jenala
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Jenala

I think this woman is another big idiot. She has completely written rubbish here.

Child of God
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Child of God

She was simply asking the Prophet follow-up questions that the invited journalists asked. If you cannot see that, she’s not the idiot in the room…

Kwenda Khalupa
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Kwenda Khalupa

Osangokhala ngati chokamba ulibe bwanji? Nsete zakozi uzikalemba Ku toilet yakwanu. Keep your lame points inside your pants mxiew

Child of God
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Child of God

Hold your language, if it’s the Man of God you are defending.

Joloza
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Kodi Janet ukufuna unene chani kwenikweni? I don’t get your point in this article?

Child of God
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Child of God

From my take, I completely agree with Janet. Her line of questioning is follow up questions to what the journalists questioned the Prophet.

Tony Benn
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Tony Benn

When is Africa’s evil scammer and lia, Conman Bushiri going to repent, apologise and seek forgiveness for his enormous $100 Billion AFRICCI fund scam and his lies about being a University Chancellor. He really is the papa of scams and the Daddy of Lies ! Lets hope he gets a very long prison sentence in S Africa very soon for fraud and money laundering.

Karina Jumpha Banda
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Karina Jumpha Banda

This comment will lead to your death. You are finished

Child of God
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Child of God

Let me stand in the gap in defense of the writer: her line of questioning was the same as her fellow journalists. The Prophet called for the press release; should people be threatened because they join in the conversation? Karina, which God are you serving? Asking the man of God should not bring death sentences to those asking.

Karina Jumpha Banda
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Karina Jumpha Banda

child of god (not God), anybody who writes nonsense about the Man of God , Major Prophet , Major 1 doesn’t deserve to live. Just check your records, all those who wrote bad things about Major 1 died. Similarly this guy is dying before the end of this year. There is no turning back

Godwins Smith
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Godwins Smith

Child of God don’t play games with your life. The Prophet you are tampering with you have never at any point got closer to Him. You only hear about Him, whether you love or hate Him but He will never be of your same level. God has already lifted Him it’s too late for you and your father devil to bring Major1 down. Stop this nonsense you are displaying on here about The Prophet of God. Your hatred toward The Prophet of God can even close and destroy your own life.

Child of God
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Child of God

Don’t be clouded by your supposed love and defense (the latter not required) of the Prophet. The article is asking questions, and in no way demeans the man of God. I was merely pointing out the elements that are in the article.

Times, Nation, Zodiak and Rainbow TV reporters asked these same questions the article outlines.

God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is also not a respecter of persons. My prayer is you should not use Him to haul your insults at the writer.

Karina Jumpha Banda
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Karina Jumpha Banda

You tony Benn will die miserably. You don’t call Major 1 names! If I knew you I would squeeze that nonsense out of your head. Why do you hate Major 1?!good riddance to hell

tizanka
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tizanka

Hypnotised with Hatred, It won’t do good for your heart

Thabo Disegoane
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Thabo Disegoane

It’s not “Limpompo” it’s Limpopo!!!

Baxter Kitta
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Baxter Kitta

Janet Karim are you sure that you Don’t know that the 147 queries were not for presidential election only, but for councilors,members of parliament and presidential elections.
And the MEC chair did emphasize that MEC addressed all queries before announcing the presidential results.
Why do you choose to misrepresent facts deliberately?

FRED LOCKS
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olo mumuyikre kumbuyo acharie pitala, koma mudziwe kuti re-run ikubwera and it gonna be the downfall of DPP