T/A Mchilamwela chase pro-Chilima supporters in Thyolo
Traditional Authority Mchilamwela and some of his overzealous subjects stopped some Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) members from holding a meeting in in Thyolo Central constituency on Thursday t o discuss fundamental principles of the DPP constitution.
Regional organising secretary for the South Henry Matemba and national director of logistics Ben Chidyaonga have had successful meetings in Mulanje where the people want Vice-President Saulos Chilima to be allowed to contest for the presidency at the party convention.
The party has not yet set a convention date.
But when some DPP officials wanted to hold similar meetings in Thyolo, T/A Mchilamwela stopped the meetings, saying it was the home district of President Peter Mutharika, hence he prevented chaos and violence in his area.
“Yes it is true I stopped them after my subjects alerted me that the confusionists were in the area to hold meetings. As a chief I am a peacemaker so I did what my subjects had asked me to do. Without my intervention these confusionists were going to cause chaos because people here are against what they are fighting for. This movement is disrespectful to the Head of State and I cannot allow that here,” said the chief.
Some members of the community said they were ready to unlease violence against the movement for change.
Leaders of the group understood the chief’s concerns and one of the organisers Francis Manjuli has personally apologised to T/A Mchilamwela.
Manjuli said he was working with DPP legislatures Bon Kalindo and Patricia Kaliati.
Kalindo and Kaliati were not available for comment.
The pro-Chilima movement is growing and they are having so many people who want to be affiliated to it.
The visit of the officials to the constituencies comes amid a split in the party as some members want Chilima to be the party torchbearer in the 2019 Tripartite Elections while others want the incumbent President Peter Mutharika to stand again.
The so-called Chilima movement was triggered by former first lady Callista Mutharika’s open pronouncement that the Veep is the ideal candidate to lead the party as Mutharika is ageing.
While Chilima is yet to comment on the matter, some DPP officials have declared Mutharika will automatically be the party’s torchbearer.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :
That’s why Group Village Headman Ngolongoliwa is now Paramount Chief yet the likes of Mchilamwela, Chimaliro are still mere Chiefs, they can’t smell the Coffee. Gone are days of calling opposing views confusionists. Change is inevitable.
this TA is crazy……
Nanga mukutchingira chiyani ngati mukuziwa kuti nganga yanuyo ndi dilu? Nanunso mafumu muzafera za eni.
If you know your enemies it becomes easy to prepare and defeat them. And you can always know your enemies if you allow them to act openly. If you intimidate them they go underground and become dangerous. Allow them to act openly so that you know them and their strenths.
DPP kutha ngati Makani. More is coming from all directions. Ochedwa joining Chilima Movement ndi ma opportunist. Tikuwawona. Tikumawamva tikakumana ku ma meetings uku. We know each other. We are many.kkkkkkk
MEC has to be ready for these chiefs during 2019 campaign time because I know they will not allow MCP leaders to campaign for their parties these Chiefs are used by notorious members of the dpp. This is exactly what they did during the mulanje by elections
If you are popular just form your own party rather than stealing DPP. The 2019 general election will place you on your proper place with a befitting tag; that of a failure.
It is sickening to hear people who have been drinking with Mphwiyo condemning corruption today. Where did they repent?
Hatton? Why are you and your entire dpp fearing to challenge Chilima? Is dpp Peter Mutharikas asset? Where are the values of democracy? You are very poor in your minds! Very hard hitted with subjective poverty. Leave Chilima alone and tuckle thievery problems by your old professor. Cowardice will never assist dpp in any form, you will be just seen as fools, thieves and bastards.
Overzealous DPP supporter don’t you know that in a democracy people need to choose their leaders? If Mutharika is confident about his leadership why can’t he just accept that the convention should decide? inutu mukumva kuwawa, BP yakwela, Mutharika doesn’t even know you. Osazitengela phuma, mudwala bambo Hatton ndapotananu, mzanu uja Satana saukaonekanso pano.
ABWANA! Do you want to say that MUTHALIKA knows each and erery one who voted for him?
Not fit to be a TA
Eyiiiii Chilima movements kust leave the mighty party peacefuly. Had it been that you are doing this during Bingu u would have been already fired ask Joice u are lucky U have meet a democratic Leader APM thats why ( ukumaoneka ngati dolo BRAVO Nchilamwera )