New forum comprising ‘surrogates’ of DPP govt: Clergy to defend their ‘eating’ against poverty-stricken Malawians

Political and governance  commentators have discredited  the newly-formed Intefaith Forum for Peace, Justice and Dialogue chaired by Evangelical Bishop Joseph Bvumbwe as a grouping  comprising “ mercenaries of government” and that they want to defend their “eating.”

Bishop Bvumbwe: Chairperson
Rev Maulana: Macra chairperson also in the Forum
Rev Chitsonga: Member
Bishop Malasa: Secretary
Rev Timothy Nyasulu: Vice chairperson
Sheik Chabulika: In the forum
President Mutharika with Apostle Mbewe of Calvary Family Church : Member
Rev Mbolembole: In the new forum and is also a board member of Statutory Corporation

The grouping has been formed to mediate in the post-election stalemate but commentators said their membership blends of members who  do not proclaim the truth to side with the poverty stricken Malawians but individuals in white collars aligned to government for their personal benefits.

Chaired by Bvumbwe,  Reverend Timothy Nyasulu as the vice chairperson and controversial Anglican Dioence of Upper Shire Bishop  Brighton Vita Malasa is the secretary.

Others who make up the interim executive committee include Reverend Edward Chitsonga, Monsignor Boniface Tamani, Calvary Family Church’s Apostle  Madalitso Mbewe, Reverend Matiya Nkhoma, Bishop Charles Tsukuluza, Pastor Frackson Kuyama, Apostle Stanley Ndovie of Living Waters Church , Sheikh Dinala Chabulika, Reverend Masauko Mbolembole, Alhaji Adam Mwale and Reverend Alex Maulana of CCAP Blantyre Synod.

Most of the clergy in the group are serving the interest of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government and serve its interests as they are holding positions on different State roles.

Political commentator Humphreys Mvula  has noted that most the clergy in the Forum are even known “surrogates” of government “and have never criticised government when it is wrong.”

He said the new Forum will not serve the interest of Malawians, saying their membership comprises of individuals who have  been “part of omissions and commissions of government.”

The emergence of the group is a tactic by DPP-led government to shrink the civic space by forming institutions that are composed of their supporters, according to Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) vice-chairperson Gift Trapence.

But government spokesman Mark Botoman dismissed Trapence’s assertions as misguided.

Botoman,  who is also Minister of Information, Civic Education and Communication Technology, said government has no role in the formation of the grouping.

The new grouping is said to counter attack the influence of the quasi-religious body, the Public Affairs Committee (PAC).

PAC is  a credible inter-faith human rights and policy watchdog, was formed in 1992 during the country’s political transition from one-party to multiparty system of government.

In the aftermath of the May 21 Tripartite Elections and the tension that ensued, especially surrounding the announcement of the presidential results, PAC embarked on a mission to engage presidential candidates to find a solution to the electoral impasse.

In an earlier statement jointly signed by board chairperson the Very Reverend Felix Chingota and publicity secretary Reverend Father Peter Mulomole, the body said since May 22 it held face-to-face and telephone conversations with some of the presidential candidates to learn more on the challenges facing the result management system.

In 2014, PAC also played a role in opening dialogue among contestants to resolve the election stalemate, again relating to the presidential contest.

The peace declaration serves as a goodwill document for dialogue, mediation and political settlement should things go wrong after voting.

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.COPS

Koma Bishop Bvumbwe ndi Bvumbwe di eeeeeeh

Mesimadzi
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Mesimadzi

Nyasatimes, you are slowly losing credibility. Why calling these men of God surrogates?
You left out Mtambo and Trapence, the genuine SURROGATES OF CHAKWERA AND CHILIMA. These are the real surrogates that carry out instructions from blood thirsty and power hungry Chakwera and Chilima.

Agenda Setting Theory
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Agenda Setting Theory

Because these are hyenas in human’s skin

BABY SOFT
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They also want to: Eat. Yes, eat. Drink. Drive V6 and V8. Not use Vaseline blue seal. And especially use baby soft. Very nice that baby soft.

mwana mlomwe
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mwana mlomwe

apatu mwangononga mbiri nyanu anthu osakonda dziko lanu koma okonda ndalama inu koma sindikudanda poti malemba anenena kale kuti matsiku otsiliza anthu azakhala okonda chuma, ozikonda okha ndiye ndi izi azibusa odalilika mwasiya chilungamo mwatsata ndalama koma ziwani kuti nthawi yatha muzagwiratu chikolopa nthawi yotsiliza mwatumikira nthawi yonseyi lero mukuti mukufuna chuma ayi tiyeni ife takuonani mukationa tikukukanani ku mpingo kuja musadanbwe nkhani ndiyoti takuziwani inu ndi adyera.

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APM akundiyamwa 🍆

Madalitso Mbewe kuchita kunenepa ndi tsitsi lomwe chifukwa cha dyera????

APM akundiyamwa 🍆
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APM akundiyamwa 🍆

Ndipo Madalitso Mbewe amandinyasa bwanji

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APM akundiyamwa 🍆

The moment I saw that DISGUSTING MADALITSO MBEWE, I knew this was a GATHERING OF NYUSENSI. A Ndovi ndiye mulungu anachita kuakantha pa stage akulalikira, no question of his devilish mindset there

Omex70
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Omex70

Everyone knows that this is agroup of greedy people who have been dining and wining with DPP. Bishop Bvumbwe, Alex Maulan, Madalitso Mbewe, Tamani, Dinala Chabulika and others are mercenaries who are there to advance DPP agenda. I can’t trust these people whose sole aim is to porotect their personal interests.
They know that if DPP loses power their pockets will become empty. Board membership is what they are protecting nothing elso.

Sikweina
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Sikweina

IFE KU CHURCH KWATHU MAULANA TINAMUKANIRA AMAFUNA ALLOWANCE

Duncan
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THE FORUM IS FULL OF SHITHOLES. No credentials at all. Just a bunch of fortune seekers from fake prof.

Kapado Chimulirenji
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Agalu osowa chochita angofuna podyera ndalama zathu awa. Bvumbwe will do everything possible to protect the current regime. I have been on the same flight with him several times – the man has a diplomatic passport. Does he deserve one for merely being a board chair? So, what do you expect such kind of people to do?

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