Nyekhwe is real for Mutharika as MCP returns to power after 26 year

Malawians turned out in large numbers to vote on 23 June in fresh presidential election following the nullification of the May 21 2019 election results by the Constitutional Court on Feb 3 and confirmed by the Supreme Court of Appeal because of gross irregularities. They voted the incumbent Arthur Peter President Mutharika out of the office and ushered in Malawi Congress Party Reverend Lazarus Chakwera who won with an admirable 58.57%.

Former president Mutharika and his wife Getrude Mutharika

The fall of Mutharika from the presidency was slowly coming. Unfortunately, he ignored all the warning signs from opposition parties, civil society, judiciary, religious organisations and other interest groups to make amends.  It was a matter of time before his tribal grouping and regional empire crumbled at the ballot box.

Like King Pharaoh, Mutharika hardened his heart over the years and paid a blind eye the cries of Malawians to govern the country for the benefit of everyone. He grew stubborn and never listened to anyone, and he was not comfortable working with people from other regions.

All top positions in government and state-owned companies were a preserve of a few people from one tribal grouping and those from the Southern region where he comes from. Lucrative contracts went to cronies and those politically or tribally connected. Embassies are filled with friends, relatives and regional mates.

Public institutions such as Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority, Malawi Revenue Authority and Electricity Supply Company of Malawi were used to siphon resources to fund DPP activities and the tribal grouping Mulakhwo wa Lhomwe.  Mutharika presided over a government that was characterised by impunity, unfulfilled promises, corruption, nepotism, regionalism, marginalisation, abuse of state resources and state capture.  There was no vision to move the country forward.

Mutharika is one individual who was not moved by the plight of Malawians or worried or cared about the accusations levelled against him. He forgot that one day he would need the very people he was ignoring and victimising. It became clear that Mutharika would not make it with 50+1 voting system. He did not realise that a person cannot win from one tribal grouping. It was clear that northerners would not vote for him because he had nothing to develop the region save for laying foundation stones. For example, there is nothing on ground for the construction of Mombera University and Mzuzu Airport. Many projects across the region have stalled. Quota system was also a thorny issue among northerners.

Malawians will never understand how someone who is a professor of law, taught at reputable American universities and lived in US for 40 years displayed such high level of incompetence, reduced himself to tribal / regional leader, was part of the corrupt system, fought the judiciary, failed to initiate constitutional changes to improve democracy, allowed corruption to spiral out of control, allowed people to abuse and siphon public resources without taking action.

Mutharika was a failed leader who will go in the annals of Malawi political history as the worst president since 1994. His loss is a blessing to Malawians who are tired of institutionalised corruption, tribalism, nepotism and maladministration and desire a new lease of life under President Lazarus Chakwera and Vice-president Saulos Chilima who have vowed to improve the welfare of all Malawians regardless of the region people come from or their tribe. The MCP-UTM Tonse Alliance is intent on building a unified Malawi where everyone is accommodated and be part of Malawi. Depending on which side of the fence one is those who were eating with him they see him as hero and feel sorry for the loss.

For the majority of Malawians, Mutharika’s humiliating defeat is punishment for acting with impunity. He made so many mistakes and failed to correct them. He has a left a bad legacy that would take some time to be forgotten.

All Malawians of goodwill should give the new administration a chance to rebuild the nation, clean the mess and reform civil service and state-owned companies and initiate necessary changes in the economy for the benefit of everyone. However, citizens have a duty to provide checks and balances so that leaders are held accountable to stay on track.

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Mlomwe
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Mlomwe

We need a commission of inquiry to investigate the abuses of this past administration. We have to learn from our mistakes if we are to move forward.

Chez
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Chez

Greed! Lero ndi izo manja nkhosi. Mudankangokhala ku Ameleka konko bwezi lero Malawi alipenapake osati zomwe alilelozii.
Ndiye muyiwonaditu nyekhwe. Muzikadya kamodzi pa tsiku ife tikudya katatu.

Nyekhwe
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Nyekhwe

We have a list of relatives, friends and regional mates who are in different embassies. You should be packing up your belongings because you will be called back soon. We will also do forensic auditing in all the embassies and the law is eagerly waiting at the doorstep to take its course.

Malawi belong to the citizens
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That’s great article

Nyekhwe
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Nyekhwe

The fall,of Babylon!

CENTRAL/NORTH
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Spot on. This has been a worsted 6 years. Our development tanked because of DPP thieves.

BigMan
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BigMan

zero legacy!

Maunits
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Maunits

Muthalika Nyekhwete.

nafundo zalo
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nafundo zalo

amatukana a malawi kuti amapemphera kwa Ambuye.
komaso kuti azatinyenyanyenya
azatigenda ndi cinjerwa
eh komaso awawa awa!MALAWI ANAKOZA

Zeze
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Zeze

Spare us this vile analysis. What has happened is a fight for power. APM did very well within his means. Look at the appointments today and tell us whether there is a balance in terms of tribes in Malawi. FOTSEKI.

The sniper
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The sniper

Zeze, siunati ndipo simudzaonekaso pa Ballot hahahahahahahah! kwaaaaaa

Malume
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Malume

DPP is there to stay. Adadi said that MCP will never win as long as he is alive and we have seen it for ourselves. MCP cannot win on it’s own. If the Tonse is disbanded, which will happen in 2025, DPP will be back in power. As at now, it is not MCP in power but the alliance, thanks to Judas!

Kyala
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Kyala

Mcp is in power and with 50+1 Or not will on its own beat dpp every time. In fact in 2014 and 2019 mcp won but you rigged the elections with the assistance of evil Ansah. Look at the votes Laz won in 2014 and also in the illegal 2019 elections, so Chilima really didn’t add much to Laz’s consistent votes. In fact many deserted skc for teaming up with mcp and some of the votes Laz were new just for him. Soon utm could actually dissolve and be mcp and will face you in 2025 assuming dpp with still… Read more »

master
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master

Cadet walira mokweza, but take note that Mutharika is finished and his tribal loyalties will face the law honestly

Lego
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Are you still blind or deaf?He is still appointing,he is not done bra

Mfumu Jay
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Mfumu Jay

@Zeze – whilst you’re entitled to your opinions in a free Malawi, please spare us the nauseating “APM did very well within his means” mantra! “Did well” by institutionalizing tribalism? STUPID CADET!

Nkuzilire
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Nkuzilire

kkkk its not about tribes but rather capabilities. Muona nyekhwe, see how it pains.
Three ministers mwayambapo phokosa

Fake Petros
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Fake Petros

@Zeze
Ngati ukuwona ngati ndimaloto oyipa (bad dream) kenako udzuka, get real my brother. This is what other people/ tribes have been going through the past 5 years

SMM II
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SMM II

We understand your tears ZEZE. But DPP has gone for good. APM will remain the worst caretaker president Malawi has ever had.

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