Synod drags DPP’s Wa Jeffrey to court over careless remarks: ‘North Malawi will never produce a President until Jesus comes back’

Secretary General (SG) of the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Greselder Jeffrey wa Jeffrey is being sued by Livingstonia Synod’s Church and Society programme over her careless, unfortunate, discriminatory remarks that the Northern Region will never produce a president to rule the country.

Jefferey wa Jeffrey: DPP secretary general in tribal slurs

Church and Society executive director Moses Mkandawire said private practice lawyers are working on the matter to put Wa Jeffrey in the dock over the remarks.

“Such remarks have a potential to bring about tribal war s was the case in Rwanda and other countries,” said Mkandawire.

But Wa Jeffrey recently told Capital FM that she only made a declaration that Alliance for Democracy (Afford) leadership cannot win the presidency in 2019.

She said her remarks at a political rally in Karonga were blown out of proportion.

Several DPP top ranking officials including George Chaponda and Jappie Mhango ar eon record to have made similar remarks.

Commentators argue that former president Bakili Muluzi said the same to justify why he had bypassed all his senior colleagues in the United Democratic Front (UDF) on his succession and settled for Bingu wa Mutharika as presidential candidate.

Now UDF is in political union with DPP. According to UDF-DPP unwritten policy only the Southern Region can and should produce a Malawi president.

And newspaper columnist Lezi Zeleza Manda had a satire on the matter.

“Northerners should actually blame themselves for undermining themselves politically and being overzealous. It was Ziliro Chibambo, a senior northern politician, who first declared that the North would never produce a president until Jesus, the Christ came back. Northerners did not cry foul then. Then, it was King M’mbelwa who declared Mutharika (ka)Ngwazi but the Northerners never condemned him.  Some people say that it was also northerners that declared Kamuzu Banda life president of the Malawi Congress Party,” he wrote in Weekend Nation.

He pointed out that the DPP secretary general was  just repeating her party’s policy, that’s why she did not get censured by her party.

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29 thoughts on “Synod drags DPP’s Wa Jeffrey to court over careless remarks: ‘North Malawi will never produce a President until Jesus comes back’”

  1. mahati says:

    That’s why we will die useless people,,a malawi. malo moti tipange develop dziko, busy kusakhana mitundu…chomwe timadziwa kuberekana ngati mbewa,,,shame!!!

  2. OUT OF THE FULLETH OF THE HEART THE MOUTH SPEAKETH, SAYS THE BIBLE! IF WHAT SHE SAID PROVOKED SOME OF YOU TO THE EXTENT OF TAKING HER TO COURT THEN IT MEANS YOUR EYES YOU NORTHENERS ARE ARE ON THE PRESIDENCY WHICH PRACTICALLY IS A NON STARTER IF YOU ANALYSE FACTS ON THE GROUND!

  3. Gundaza says:

    Moses, Moses, Moses{ Please go a head what this lady said ni mwikho. Wavifyonthenge chomene. Kujijilika mbiii.

  4. Amdala Bambo says:

    Religeous Bodies Which Operate Like Political Parties Should Not Be Condoned In Malawi Because They Are The Prophet Of Doom And Need To Be Condemned In Strongest Term

  5. VICTORIA says:

    we don’t expect such foolish remarks from the leaders it is being uncivilized atumbuka this atumbuka that what is that ? osangopanga zothandiza ziko bwanj ur busy creating other problems shame on the people supporting such childish behaviours……synod good work we are one apa

  6. VICTORIA says:

    mafoolish remarks azichoka kwa maleaders nde what do u expect from anthu ngati ife…analakwisa basi justice is to be heard atumbuka this atumbuka that ati ndichani osangopanga zothandiza dziko bwanj ur busy creating other problems…shame on the people tolelating such kind of behaviours and being uncivilized…I say we are one

  7. Sekulu says:

    Synod has lost direction. Instead of presenting its issues to God, has opted for a court, what a shame.
    Where is ur Christianity synod.

  8. Wanangwa Khonje says:

    In Malawi general elections are equal to tribal census

  9. gift says:

    Synod of Livingstonia kujiwikapo.

  10. gift says:

    pls wa synod ndalama zakukipira lawyer winu, increase salaries for ur university workers. u give them peanuts

  11. Nthandalanda says:

    People of the North accept that we are in minority. But we have a deciding vote. Whether one likes it or not, we choose the presidency in malawi. We actually rule this country. If they think they are ruling this country, why do they involve people from the north? Bakili Muluzi roped in Collins Chizumila, Mapopa Chipeta,Matembo Mazunda and Harry Mkandawire and Bingu called in Goodall Gondwe, Peter Mwanza, Mganda Chiume, Ralph Kasambala and so many more. This current Muthalika has used Goodall Gondwe, Jappie Mhango ans Vincent Ng’ambi like condoms. This lady has just opened our eyes to vote wisely in 2019! Let us vote for people who can recognise our importance to this nation, those who could respect us, who could not kill us like wild dogs and those who could not talk shit like this.

  12. Son of Major 1 says:

    Time will tell. Jehovah God exalts one and deposes another. Time is in His Hands. Jehovah God will always have the last Word. He knows who will be president in 2019 and 2024 and 2029 and 2034 and 2039 and 2044 and 2049 and 2054…………….; if the Lord tarries.
    He knows the end from the beginning. What I know is that democracy is from the pit of hell. It has made the ugly head of tribalism to show more in the democratic dispensation. Every noble Malawian that does not subscribe to the views aforementioned will pray against these pronouncements from the pit of hell and change the course of this country. It is the CALLOUSED KNEE of a prayerful Malawian that will change the course of Malawi and not a CALLOUSED HEART that is bent on denigrating other tribes.
    Let me take this opportunity to destroy anything contrary spoken against any Malawian whether by a fellow Malawian or anybody else in JESUS MIGHTY NAME!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. wax says:

    ANTHU AKUMPOTO NDINU OVUTA KWAMBIRI,KODI LIVINGSTONIA SYNOD NDICHIPANI KAPENA MPINGO,,,,JEFREYS KAYA ADANENA KAYA SADANENE PALIBE CHOLAKWIKA KUMPOTO SIKUNGATURUTSE PRESIDENT KAYA WINA AFUNA KAPENA AYI SIZINGATHEKE,PITANI KU COURT NDI NKHANI YA KAYEREKERA MINE OSATI ZIMENEZO AYI SIZIKUTHANDIZANI NDIYE KU COURT’KO MWAPITA NDI MLANDU WANJI :AMATINENA KUTI SITIDZALAMURA DZIKO MPAKANA YESUVADZABWERA,HAHAHAHA

  14. CHIMVQ says:

    KALATA KWA JEFULE
    KODI MAYI IWE UHULE
    KAPENA UFITI WAKUPENGESA ??

    BWANJI MULULIMBANA
    NDI ATUMBUKA NDI PAC ??

    COLLEGE MWATSAGULA
    YA CHANCO AGALU INU
    ??

  15. Watipa says:

    People with action and vision I like their life style, they don’t tolarent bad policy like quota system and foolish remarks

  16. chemlokote says:

    Why do people hate the truth. If northerners want to rule Malawi, they should first be tolerant to people from other regions. As for now, they can not until they stop faviouritism. Ndi bungwe liti limene kukalowa a tumbuka samadzadzanako including messengers. Look at Illovo, HRCC, MHRC, MZUNI, LISAP, FHI360, just to mention a handful. People from the south and center are watching and can not waste their votes on a northerner. Kuvotera mbewnumbwenu ndiye kubetsa dziko.

  17. CHIMVQ says:

    DEAR NORTHENERS
    IFENSO KUNO
    KU NSANJE NDI CHIKWAWA TILULIRANSO MONGA INUYO ANZATHU
    CHIMODZI MODZI

    NANGA PALI KUSIYANA
    MONGA ??

    KHAYA aaaaaa

  18. joza says:

    Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk, an empty vessel makes a lot of noise. Livingstonia synod is one of them. Atumbuka especially Livingstonia Synod anthu adaleka kuiopa chifukwa anuadafika popila ndikubwebwetw kwake. Atumbuka amayamba nkhani zochuluka koma mudaonapo kuti ndi nkhani iti yomwe adawinako? Lero mukufuna kuyambana ndi Jeff wa Jeff Chimwemwe Muhango wakunyelanitu agalu inu eti? Mulibe manyazi mudzalamula bwanji dziko la Malawi yemwe ati azakuvotereniyo ndiye ndani kuvotera anthu oyelekedwa, ankhanza, odzikonda, andewu ngati inu? Anthu a pa central ndi South sangakuvotereni chifukwa tidakudziwani kale kudzikonda ndi mwao womwe mumanyawu. Kulilalila mudzasiya liti. This indicates that you are still premature. Tsono judge yo azikagamula kuti walakwa chiani Jeff wa Jeff yo? Mbuli izi abale inu, kuleka kularikila anthu uthenga wakumwamba mwalowa ndale za dziko tsopano. Chi synod cha asatana ichi.

  19. mabwite says:

    the people from south they are selfish that is why they are being caught with a huge of money stolen from the gvt in their houses

  20. DR NEUTRAL says:

    Hahahaha, why is the church concerned with political comments? Is Livingstonia Synod a Church or a political party? Does it want to produce a president? No wonder you are always in wrangles with fellow synods on boundaries and other church politics. Preach the gospel! Let people be saved! Stop politics!

  21. Non sense says:

    Koma synod iyi ndi chipani cha MCP sizikusiyana. Kukonda kumakhoti zedi.

  22. john says:

    I do agree that in Malawi people do not vote for policies or ideologies but on tribal lines which do not have any merit at all. If people can vote based on policies and ideologies then any region can produce a president for the country.
    However, voting for leaders or the elite on tribal lines is retrogressive, undemocratic and myopic and that is number one reason why Malawi is among the top ten poorest countries on the globe and will remain so until Jesus comes again if we maintain this old age mindset. If Malawi remain poor, its Malawians in general who are poor regardless of where one come from; in short we will all end up losers and perish with poverty.

  23. Kungpin says:

    Hey Jeffrey, in life you answer for your own transgressions not what others have done. I hope you got that Jeff.

  24. wapasalima says:

    last year munkafuna kuyambana ndi assilamu ponena kuti holiday ya edi simukuyidziwa, assilamu sadakuyankheni koma ndi inu anthu antundu wanji?

  25. wapasalima says:

    amenewo ndiye atumbuka womwe ndimawadziwa Banda adayimba kuti kumpoto kukadakhala kadziko bwezi dziko lakelo likadakhala la nkhondo

  26. mjomba says:

    uchitsiru wa anthu aku North umaonekera pamenepa ndichifukwa chake mukumakomoka muli M`church chifukwa mukumatenga zinthu zosayenera kulengeza m`church kumalengeza, khalani anthu omatsutsa zinthu zoti zikuthandizeni, Joyce Banda dziko lino sadzalamulanso, zidangochitika by-chance milakuli basi kuti akuyeseni kuti mutha kupanga zinthu zotani, quota system ndi iyi ikukanikani, federal system ndi ija inakukanikaninso apa muyamba ya Mzimba kingdom singathekenso, nanji iyi ya Jefrey wa Jefrey mungachedwa nawo. gawani kaye Mzimba patatu kuti tidziwe kuti ndinu anthu olimba mtima ndipo mutha kusintha zinthu.

    1. Mzozodo says:

      Mjomba, you may have valid points, but why don’t you use proper language?

  27. fredo wa fredo says:

    Why should some people cry from some useless talk that Geff wa Geffrey said?Why do people bother wasting time with Dpp while they do not care about the North?Forget about Dpp.She was just being honest with Northerners.Stop wasting time with Dpp.It is only Chitipians who do not listen in voting for DPP.Forget about Dpp completely in the North.
    Leave them with their visionless failed president.Let Malawi in the South sink with them.Malawi will never develop with this useless tribalist attitude.Malawians do not vote for policies.Let them rank below the bottom rank.

    1. mmc says:

      Even northerners are full of tribalism and very nepotistic in fact munayambitsa ndi inu izi….check out all companies or departments where they lead they have all northerners… so two wrongs dont make a right… musiye sankho and all Malawians should stop this nepotism.. nanji synod ndiye all employees in their FBOs are northerners….. Save…Illovo, HRCC, MHRC, MZUNI, LISAP, FHI360 and many other organisations numerous to mention nokhanokha…..we see these things….u can fool some people sometimes but you wont fool all the people all the times….we all need to have sober reflection and change…. and i dont like nepotism whether by northerners or southerners or centralist

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