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

Lepete kuti phwa!
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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!

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

Amdala Bambo
Guest

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

VICTORIA
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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

VICTORIA
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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

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

Wanangwa Khonje
Guest

In Malawi general elections are equal to tribal census

gift
Guest

Synod of Livingstonia kujiwikapo.

gift
Guest

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

wpDiscuz

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