Opposition leader says govt angered people: SKC hailed as ‘model of humility’ at Martyrs Day remembrance

Acting Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Lobin Lowe, has accused government for provoking people at a Martys Day Commenoration event he attended in Nkhata Bay on Tuesday for disregarding protocol by delegating a Cabinet minister to be guest of honour when the Vice President Saulos Chilima graced the event.

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Lowe, who is Lilongwe Central member of parliament for Malawi Congress Party (MCP), was reacting to ugly scenes during the event that saw some sections f the audience booing Cabinet ministers  when they delivered speeches.

Minister of Youth, Sports and Cultute Francis Phiso was the guest of honour representing the President while Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development Symon Vuwa Kaunda, who is also Nkhatabay Central legislator, represented members of Parliament.

“You cannot assign a minister to be guest of honour when the Vice-President is present,” said Lowe, who condemned government for politicising national events such as Martyrs Day which falls on March 3.

Chilima, president of UTM Party,  has since been hailed as a “model of humility” in his conduct at the event .

He was the first to  arrive  at the  venue self-driving and with no police siren vehicle.  The Vice-president spent time chatting with former president Joyce Banda and was in a welcome party fro Minister Phiso as the guest of honour.

And when Phiso completed delivering his speech, Chilima moved to shake his hand congratulating him on a speech whose content was unifying the nation.

Speaking to a battery of reporters who mobbed him for an interview , Chilima said he was  “not bothered in any way” that President Mutharika snubbed him and instead delegated a minister ot be a guest of honour.

Chilima stressed the President has the “prerogative” to delegate whoever he wants.

“I came here as a Malawian who sees the importance of the role these Martyrs did to our country,” said the vice-president known by his followers as SKC – Saulos Klaus Chilima.

In his speech, Phiso called on Malawians to put aside political differences and promote peace.

“Let us keep peace and put aside out party differences and think of the Malawi we are building for the future generation, let us love one another and maintain peace,” Phiso said.

Speaking on behalf of the families of those who were killed on March 3, 1959, William Kondowe appealed to government to consider providing them with amenities.

The function started at Martyrs’ memorial pillar at Nkhata Bay jetty where 31 people were killed by British army.

The dignitaries later laid wreaths at the Martyrs’ memorial garden at Kakumbi location before attending interdenominational prayers at Chirundu point.

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Citizen Number 1
Citizen Number 1
8 months ago

Afa ndi mtima uyu musiyeni. Kuswa kuswa ndi Joloza are just as stupid and useless as their APM. They always talk trash without thinking. What a shame and disgrace you are!

apm wandinyera
apm wandinyera
9 months ago

why APM always kumangopanga delegate ndunda ?????????? amaopa chilima kapena ???????????????/ mdala uyuuuuuu safa bwinotu

Kuswa Kuswa
9 months ago

This idiot Lowe should not have made this stupid speech on behalf of ex-reverend Nyolonyo Yona Lezala which turns out to be a political tantrum. During the regime of your party of death and darkness, you used 3rd March to show your impunity and arrogance, kutimanga nyakula, forbidding us from buying and selling food. No one stopped you. Today you should never interfere in government decisions as they are made in consideration of s poisoned atmosphere created by Lezala, Arafat, mercenaries like the paid up henchman Ntumbo who were there to use the solemn occasion to cause the mayhem that… Read more »

Nyasalande
Nyasalande
9 months ago

As much as i don’t condone the booing, protocol was severely compromised, and Vuwa Kaunda just asked for the embarrassment that he got by trying to be petty and save his ass before his boss

noizi
noizi
9 months ago

Way to go SKC. Thanks for representing us all.

jogoda
jogoda
9 months ago
Reply to  noizi

he had no choice as he has no power to represenbt government. however everything happens with God plans, the Vp is being trainned to be a hamble person. if life is all about learning new things in this case if God willing that he becames the president in the near future will learn to respect pple. suppose if he had won, he wouldnt know the minds of pple well (voters)

mulokhowalomwe@gmail.com
9 months ago

if god my do something who will be the next president

noizi
noizi
9 months ago

Zofunika kulembasotu izi. Mukuyankhula ngati aDaditu. Mwina tikupaseniso mazi mukomoke?kkkkk

kazimile banda
kazimile banda
9 months ago
Reply to  noizi

hahaha noizi uli ndi chipongwetu adha hahaha dead

Kasiya
Kasiya
9 months ago

The president delegates..He didn’t tell Chilima to represent him.He may not even have been awre that Arafat would be there..aLowe is another useless Nyau idiot..Mamina pwii

David Mweso
David Mweso
9 months ago
Reply to  Kasiya

Shame shame shame, I didn’t know that you are so stupid.

ERUTU
ERUTU
9 months ago
Reply to  Kasiya

Kasiya you are an IDIOT. Are living in Malawi or Jupiter?

You can’t stop the SPINNING WHEEL OF CHANGE idiot

Kharupa
Kharupa
9 months ago
Reply to  Kasiya

The president is just being stupid, nkhwidzi za bwanji izi?

chewisike
chewisike
9 months ago
Reply to  Kharupa

NOT LOWE IS THE ONE LABLED AS THE MOST STUPID PERSON IN THA LAND OF MALAWI??

Njuga
Njuga
9 months ago
Reply to  Kasiya

Next time, you Kasiya should never forget to take your medicine

chewisike
chewisike
9 months ago
Reply to  Njuga

HAVE YOU FORGOTTEN THAT YOU ARE ALSO ON ARV TREATMENT??

Raza lush
9 months ago
Reply to  Kasiya

I agree with you kasiya, awa amisalawa asiye… Kuwamangila restaurant iwo mkumakanyeramo… Mbuzi za anthu.. Mchemche zowowoza chimbuzi cha anthu.. Completely idiots. Zokumba Mbewa munsewu watala

noizi
noizi
9 months ago
Reply to  Kasiya

Kodi mukuti vuto ndichani?? SKC aneneka kaletu ndipo anavomeleza kuti the president has the prerogative …. Or is it the “prerogative” word linakudutsani??? kkkk

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