Paramount Ngolongoliwa says he is not the UTM architect

Lhomwe Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa has given a lukewarm response to allegations by United Transformation Movement (UTM) secretary general Patricia Kaliati who said the traditional leader is the architect of the movement.

Ngolongoliwa denies being the architect of the movement

Speaking at  UTM launch at Masintha ground in Lilongwe on Saturday, Kaliati said Ngolongoliwa, ‘mwene wa mamwene’ and  Muhlakho wa Alhomwe  chairperson Leston Mulli  were behind the formation of UTM which initially started as the ‘Chilima’ Movement within the governing DPP and lobbied for support to have Vice-President Saulos Chilima as the party’s presidential candidate in the 2019 Tripartite Elections.

In apparent reference to a meeting at Sanjika Palace in Blantyre attended by President Peter Mutharika  where Kaliati and fellow ‘Chilima’ Movement members Noel Msangwi and Lewis Ngalande were asked to withdraw their support for Chilima, she told the UTM rally that the chief  and the Muhlakho wa Alhomwe  chair initiated the movement.

But speaking at his  Mtunda Osema headquarters in Thyolo, Paramount Chief Ngolongoliwa, ssaid he does not meddle in politics.

“I have never discussed this issue with anybody. As a traditional leader, I am non partisan. I don’t know anything about this,” he said.

In low tones, Ngolongoliwa said he only meets and discusses traditional and cultural issues with politicians across the political spectrum but does not engage in partisan politics.

“I don’t know why these people are engaging me,” he said.

Recently, the chief was out campaigning for President Peter Mutharika and the ruling Democratic Progressive Party while demeaning former First Lady Callista Mutharika and top officials of UTM.

University of Livingstonia political analyst George Phiri said given the current circumstances where Lhomwe chiefs have willingly accepted to actively participate in politics, it would be difficult to separate the grouping from politics.

Inkosi ya makosi Mmbelwa five and  Tumbuka Paramount chief Chikulamayembe of Rumphi have clarified that they have not endorsed president Mutharika as presidential candidate in the forthcoming general election.

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mwayamba kale bodza
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Leronso mwadaba ya DPP communication master plan yomwe muli fast rail trains. Anthu mungotsatira cha mutu kumadekha.. Kwainuyo ili ndi bodza lankukhuniza chifukwa simungadzakwanitse. I’ve mbava toto,… Aaye…nanga Mr cashgatewo amafunako chainkunsanjako?

mfundoless party
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A UTM kambani mfundo musachite chiwewe pomaopseza anthu. Tikufuna atsogoleri opitisa Malawi chitsogolo osati kungokakamira mfundo yoti wakalamba…eeeh uyu mnyamata zero. Ngolongoliwa waphwitsa what’s that. Trush!!. Mutiuze zomwe mudzapange kuposera pa zerodefisiti yomwe anzanu akatakwe akupanga. Chitsankho tiyendetsa tonkha ndi ndalama zathu zamisonkho uwu ndiye ukatakwe nanga inu mudzatani kuposera APA!!!???!

linda apite
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A UTM kambani mfundo musachite misala pomakokera mafumu Ku mbali yanu. Ndipo lindani madzi apite ndiye mudzizati tadala. Mfundo zZANU zonse mzodaba KuDPP kupatula ya quota system yomwenso munadaba kwa masiteni(miss cashgate). Komanso Za DPP vutolo zinalitsotha powonjezezera intake komanso kumanga state of art buildings kuonjezera makalasi. Ndiye pali mzeru kuthesa quota system. Ngati milumuzana yonse kuyambira Kamuzu inapanga endorse quota system inu ndi ndani kukaichotsa. Komanso kwa nkhumba mfumu sinkadziwika anthu anali kalikiliki kumenyanirani.

Phwisa
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Phwisa

Ngolongoliwa hates Peter despite Peter regarding him as his uncle

Mchape
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Wavomela galu ngolongoliwa

Ntengo wa Kesia
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Ntengo wa Kesia

APM should have left the mamwene – Paramount – status with the Mkhumbas of Phalombe. The aLhomwe were not really consulted, and were, in the main, against Ngolongoliwa becoming the mamwene. For one thing, there was not a good reason to install the title on this Johnny-come-lately. It was as if APM just wanted to bring the chieftainship near home, to Goliati. But, rather than heed advice, APM went ahead anyway, and made the big mistake of stripping Mkhumba the mamwene status, for the flimsy rationale that the paramount chieftainship should be rotating among the aLhomwe. A procedure unheard of… Read more »

Louis Gobede
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Louis Gobede

Zauchitsuru

Yamikani Chirwa
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Yamikani Chirwa

DPP ikakuza UTM ikawina tisakumve ukusinthanso zomwe wanenazi. Mbuzi ya munthu mxiiew

The Patriot
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The Patriot

From group Village headman to paramount chief in less than 7 years! What a meteoric rise, Mwene wa Mwene tsopano.Inu kudwala mumapita ku India, akamuna tsopano!!! But as they say: chouluka chili chonse chimadzatela. Osazadandaula boma likadzasintha. Ma gulupu enanso zikadzawayendela . Apo ayi sinthani Baba, siyani ndale. Leave politics to politicians Right Honourabl, Professor, Paramount of Paramount Chiefs Ngongoliwa.

Central
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Central

Chilichonse choyamba mwa chisawawa chimathanso mwa chisawawa………………………………….! M’dalayu akuoneka wadziwa kuti he is now being pushed to a tight corner and being reduced to his normal size!! Kupupulumamamamamam sikwabwinoooooooooooooo!!

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