Nankhumwa pays tribute to House for protection during DPP ‘coup’ attempt: Chimwendo says ‘relying on Bible’ he will succeed

Leader of Opposition in parliament Kondwani Nankhumwa has made a heartfelt tribute to National Assembly for protecting him when the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) attempted a ‘coup’ to remove him from his position.

Leader of opposition Nankhumwa: I know it can only be by the grace of God that I prevailed against those forces

DPP president  Peter Mutharika, who is also immediate past president, wanted to remove Nankhumwa as Leader of Opposition in parliament.

Speaking in parliament during the adjournment formalities, Nankhumwa said some quarters wanted to dethrone him as leader of opposition.

He however  thanked the august House for supporting him in not making his ‘enemies’ dreams come to pass.

“It is not lost on me that I faced great adversity when forces outside this august house schemed to dethrone me from the position of Leader of Opposition. But I am not worried about that anymore because in you distinguished members of this august House, both from the government and opposition benches, you accorded me the support.

“You were the breath of fresh air in an environment starved of oxygen. I thank you earnestly for the support and I shall always live to treasure such great solidarity,” said Nankhumwa.

He continued: “ I know it can only be by the grace of God that I prevailed against those forces, but I want each one of you to feel appreciated for your individual efforts in preserving the integrity of this august House and democracy.”

This has saw the  opposition bench remain quite as the government bench was cheering Nankhumwa.

Leader of the House, Richard Chimwendo Banda said he sympathizes with Nankhumwa on the challenges he is facing in DPP.

He urged him to continue praying for the challenges to end.

Said Chimwendo: “ [Nankhumwa] is a strong man, you  re really relying on Bible and continue and you will succeed.”

Meanwhile, Parliament has passed a loan authorization bill that seeks to borrow 26.5 million Euro, approximately 19.9 billion kwacha for Southern Region Water Board, SRWB Water Supply and Sanitation Project.

Felix Mlusu, Minister of Finance told Parliament that the loan is being obtained from the European Investment Bank to upgrade water systems for Liwonde and Balaka.

But Werani Chilenga, Natural Resources Committee Chairperson has said his committee is worried with government’s appetite for borrowing.

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JAHMAN
JAHMAN
1 month ago

You are the traitor George Malemia. You have shown your true colours. Your self-imposing position will end in tears: it might not be today or tomorrow but one day. Ndiwe Galu kwabasi.

chasika chakwera
chasika chakwera
1 month ago

Your actions Mr Nankhumwa clearly show that you are not such a strong leader to hold that position of LOP. What you should know is that the government benches you are leaning on will not make you to become president of the country. You are on the trap Mr Nankhumwa and if you are dreaming that you will become president one day forget about it. The money you are eating from the government ndi mgaga pa diwa. They just want to trap you and then you will become a relish to MCP. You suppose to think wisely here. All my… Read more »

Jmc
Jmc
1 month ago

Hhhh

The Khumalos are racketeering
The Khumalos are racketeering
1 month ago

Why can’t Nankhumwa use his brain at least once on his lifetime? Oh, I forgot he might not have one

Mogasa
Mogasa
1 month ago

one of my beloved DPP’s mistakes. You tamed a goat thinking that you are creating a lion. Alas APM. This is an empty time. If your see politicians from the rulling clapping hands for you, just know that you are a sellout

Ndede
Ndede
1 month ago

Hellow Hon Nankhumwa. It is you who is a problem in the whole opposition leader sit. In the first place you had connived with the speakership to announce that the party had chosen you, which was a total lie. Secondly, you had been very rude to the party leadership. Let me tell you….without the party and its emblems, you are nothing. You can ask a Kweni for more information. You did not stop there but also connived with Gelzeder so that you force a convention and you be elected president of the party. Today, MCP guyz are using you and… Read more »

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chasika chakwera
chasika chakwera
1 month ago
Reply to  Ndede

well articulated comment and I second it.

Ginimbi, the illuminate, the likes of Bushiri

Seriuosly? is this an issue to be discussed in parliament at the expense of tax of Malawians? Uwu ndi uchitsiru wa dzaoneni sure

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
1 month ago

Is this guy really a leader of opposition or just a government puppet? What kind of a leader of opposition needs government support and favours to oppose the same government. All along l thought Nankhumwa was being victimised but today, am convinced beyond reasonable doubt that he is a government agent sent to destabilise the opposition. Empty tin for sure, thobwa ndithu. Phala lenileni.

Dausee
Dausee
1 month ago

George Malemia the identity thief!

Mwini muzi
Mwini muzi
1 month ago

Nankhumwa has shown his true colours that he is not an independent thinker. He is dependent on the government side and judges to survive the time being. He doesn’t know “kuti kuseli Kwa mphatsa ku kwasungidwa chi mgwandali chakuthwa mbali zonse”. Wait until 2025, all your ambitions to be President of Malawi will land you in jail. Martha Chuzuma will investigate the two pupils’ ( Kondwani Nankhumwa and George Malemia) certificates. They will re-investigate about how you became a billionaire within 8 years that you held cabinet positions within DPP. Refer to your Bible which in another verse says: ”… Read more »

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