Rev Chimesya has right to freedom of opinion – Synod

Church of Central Africa Presbytery (CCAP) Blantyre Synod has said  Reverend Stanley Chimesya has got  a right to freedom of expression and  opinion, saying  recent remarks through an audio clip he released in which he bashed President Peter Mutharika’s decision to withhold his assent on electoral Bills recently passed by Parliament were his opinion and not necessarily that of the synod.

Reverend Chimesya:  Right to his opinion to proclaim the truth

In an audio clip that has been circulating on social media,  the synod’s prison chaplain for the eastern region Chimesya, bashed President Mutharika’s decision to withhold his assent on electoral Bills recently passed by Parliament.

He is heard openly telling Presidential Press Secretary, Mgeme Kalilani, that Mutharika was wrong to reject the bills.

Synod General Secretary Billy Gama called  a press conference the church held in Blantyre o clarify on the synod’s stance, saying Chimesya was expressing his opinion.

Gama said although Reverend Chimesya has a right to freedom of opinion, it was important for Malawians to understand that what he said does not represent the position of the synod.

“Blantyre Synod would like to make it clear that any position by the synod is communicated to the public through its constitutionally appointed spokesperson who is the Secretary General,” he said.

Gama said Blantyre Synod will not be dragged to comment on political issues as this is against its constitutional mandate.

“No, we do not take political sides. In fact, the minister [Chimesya] was making such comments personally and was not sent by CCAP Blantyre Synod. While we appreciate the difference in opinion amongst our membership, we remain strictly non-partisan,” he said.

According to Gama, any position by the synod is communicated to the public through its constitutionally appointed spokesperson, who is the general secretary.

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Mzati
Mzati
1 year ago

Ndiwerengenso bwino mwina…. Mwati Blantyre synod does not take political sides????? Musandiseketse ine mwamva. We all know mbali yanu ndiyomwe waidzudzula Chimesya yo thats why zakunyasani. A church that comes flat out to defend injustice, okamba chilungamo is demonised.

Medson mhango
Medson mhango
1 year ago

The name Blantyre synod has been affected since Rev mentioned it in the audio clip.
Please synod don’t play politics deal with Rev as the church has many supporters of different parties.
He said he is from Blantyre synod in the clip.

Nsena
Nsena
1 year ago

Is it wrong to say Chimesya face looks like he comes from Mhuju and his kulalata typical of the hatred from the northern region.

Mangochi Kabwafu
Mangochi Kabwafu
1 year ago
Reply to  Nsena

Mbuzi.

NKhamanga
NKhamanga
1 year ago

Chimesya is a stupid fool. His views are misguided. He does not know the duties of the president when a bill is sent to him. This idiot of a reverend does also not realise the flaws in the bills – the fact that they contradict the constitution. Does foolish Chimesya remember that MPs failed to change the constitution. Does he realise that Concourt judgement is flawed because it is dependent on political processes? These religious leaders are the ones who are destroying Malawi.

Lego
1 year ago
Reply to  NKhamanga

Truth hurts no wonder you can not like Chemesya.

Country boy
Country boy
1 year ago

End time pastors kufuna kutchuka yet his head is totally empty on malawi constitution. Kodi azibusa samakhala ndi ma advisors????? Kuchitisa manyazi mpingo wanga

Kumzy kumzy
Kumzy kumzy
1 year ago

When u speak the truth few will love u

chipatso mbewe
1 year ago
Reply to  Kumzy kumzy

Amen

Nematodes
1 year ago

‘As a synod, we do not take political sides. We just take your money. Any amount’

b Banda
b Banda
1 year ago
Reply to  Nematodes

Kkkkkkkk zoona zake chief

Ngombwax
Ngombwax
1 year ago
Reply to  Nematodes

And this particular General Secretary is fantastically corrupt. He’s turned the synod into a DPP machinery. Word on the street is that the regime gave him tons of money to rig the synod elections in his favour.

chipatso mbewe
1 year ago
Reply to  Nematodes

kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Chimwe
Chimwe
1 year ago

Chimesya is an complete fool. Let him read the constitution and understand that the present has the prerogative to assent or not to assent to bills. What he did shows how biased, stupid, illiterate and misinformed he is. The constitution says:

Section 73 (1) Where a Bill is presented to the President for assent, the President shall either assent or withhold assent and shall do so within twenty-one days from the date the Bill is presented to him or her’

By the way, has Chimesya read the Concourt judgement and realised that it has serious flaws?

b Banda
b Banda
1 year ago
Reply to  Chimwe

Mmmmmm

Nalingula
Nalingula
1 year ago
Reply to  Chimwe

Have you ever read the Constitution of Malawi ….it has a lot of flaws …..The Rev was simply Expressing the Views of Majority of Malawians….Unlike the GS who the day said 50+ 1 is not good …Come up with Your own Judgement paja ndi self container ….Nokha mukhale udandaula ,Nokha Judge ,Nokha mukonze malamulo ,Nokha musayinire ….Ife We are Moving On ….

Puma
Puma
1 year ago
Reply to  Nalingula

Our constitution does not have flaws. It is the judges minds that are flawed just like the minds of some of those in the opposition.

Nana
Nana
1 year ago
Reply to  Nalingula

When a religious leader gives an opinion on political issues more so a rant full of ignorance of what the constitution says, is it pathetic.

Dowa boy
1 year ago
Reply to  Nalingula

Stop using the word majority malawians .it’s a group of opposition parties

Malawi belong to the citizens
Reply to  Chimwe

What you should know is that the coming presidential election will be based on the bills which Peter Munthalika does not want to sign.Yes he can refuse to sign but I believe he will be participating in the election. Malawians will vote following the constitution with the new bills included so he is waisting his time.Coz he will be forced to sign them otherwise he should not participate in the election.Old rules are gone new rules are in now.So Munthalika refuses to sign the new bills yet it is the same rules made by members of parliament gives him power… Read more »

Alfred Minjo
Alfred Minjo
1 year ago

MUKUDZIKWATA NDI CHALA ANGANYANU…….MWAUPONDA

Lego
1 year ago
Reply to  Chimwe

So you know the constitution that everyone?Where are the flaws?You are just a puppet who is supporting this APM with his dictatorial type of ruling.Learn to see how your president is acting,he is a dictator.If you don’t know the word dictator let me know so that i can explain to you.

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