Total eclipse of the stronghold: Pictures as Blantyre turns red for UTM

A sea of red  on Sunday occupied the famed Njamba Freedom Park in Blantyre to listen to Vice President Saulos Chilima and his United Transformation Movement  (UTM)  unpacked their plans to rebuild a  better Malawi.

Mary Chilima (left)  smiling 12 inches as people rally behind SKC and UTM

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With no space on the ground of Njamba, some people decided to climb the trees.

Crowds at the UTM rally in Blantyre

United Transformation Movement leader Saulos Chilima on arrival at Njamba Freedom Park and welcomed by Michael Usi of odya zake alibe mulandu.

Bumper crowds at Njamba Freedom Party in Blantyre to listen to Chilima

Chilima gets a rousing reception from the packed crowd at Njamba.

We are UTM

Njamba Freedom Park was packed to capacity at the UTM launch, with many supporters enthusiastically cheering Chilima ’s speech

UTM swag is the in thing

The  bumper crowd, mostly the young men and women, dressed in red T-shirts and others in the movement’s characteristic red berets filled the big ground and others were listening to the speeches in trees due to lack of space.

The enthusiastic crowds chanted their UTM song of the moment “ Mumumva kuwawa  ehhh, mumumva kupweteka, mukamalimbana naye  Chilima, mumumva kupweteka.”

Musicians such as Thomas Chibade and Saul Chembezi also performed at the event.

Among other  known personalities who attended the rally included former attorney general Raph Kasambara, Balaka North parliamentarian Lucius Banda and Michael Usi of ‘odya zake alibe mlandu’ network.

Observors sayslooking at the turnout at UTM rallies, if you speak to people in hospitals, in beer halls, on the buses, then Chilima  is going to be the next Malawi leader, but  the road to winning elections is not smooth.

However, bumper crowds do not lie.

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good images and more posting

mark
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mark

THE FIGHT IS BETWEEN MCP AND DPP BECAUSE THESE PARTIES HAVE A STRONG ETHNIC BASE … THE CHILIMA MOVEMENT IS HAVING THE VOLATILE URBAN SUPPORT … AND IT WILL GO NOWHERE

M.Real. C
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M.Real. C

Let’s wait and see nowadays even in rural areas there is network. So it doesn’t need U.T.M to visit each and every constituency what ever he does the villagers hears and you will be surprised that even in villages he has a lot of support. So don’t get cheated people are fed up and want to try this new blood and i bet , i see change coming this is new era

Changalikandu Pwagu
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Changalikandu Pwagu

I have read that Ralph Kasambala was among the the notable people who attended the Njamba rally. I hope that UTM will not make the mistake of appointing that crook to any position of influence in the movement. That will be the end of its credibility to my mind.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Chilima will and is asking things up whether or not UTM wins next year. Change will be the winner. We have at least message of hope at least once in so many years.

Central
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Central

santana, dausi, msaka, goodall, musa ………………………………… koma muliiiimbaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa? Mungapangenso zanu zolubwalubwa zija? Lets wait and see as things unfold!! SCK akumpwetsa njinga yake mtima uli pansi kuti miyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! Odi uko mbava inuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

VYOTOA
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VYOTOA

THE MK145 MILLION CORRUPTION SCANDAL HAS DESTROYED DPP IN THE SAME WAY THE MK13 BILLION CASHGATE SCANDAL FINISHED OFF PP AND JOYCE BANDA.KWINAKO KWANGOSALA KUNGOMALIZISA DPP BASI. DPP MUST BE BLAMING ITSELF FOR ITS CARELESSNES AND CHILDISHNESS IN THE WAY IT HANDLED THE PIONEER INVESTMENT POLICE CONTRACT AND THE SO CALLED DONATION.TO SOME OF US, IT ONLY TELLS US THE SHALLONESS OF THE THINKING OF THOSE SURROUNDING PRESIDENT PETER MUTHALIKA,I MEAN THE BEN PHIRI’S OF THIS WORLD . AMUPWETEKESA PULEZIDENTI KOMANSO AMUPASA MWANAYU (SKC) MANGOLOMELA. POLITICS IS DYNAMIC INDEED… JEALOUS DOWN! BABYYU IS AN ORGANISER.HIS DEPARTURE IS A BIG LOSS… Read more »

Nalingula
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Nalingula

One thing he learned from DPP is how to build a base .Whilst DPPs base is Mostly Tribal he focused on the Church .Talking to friends both College Educated and non college educated you get the Feeling that Even if he had stood on DPP ticket they could have Voted for him.Why: ndi wa mpingo wathu,that’s the answer am getting.This being Malawi history repeats itself.Euphoria kills Reason.Let DPP team A exit,enter DPP team B.But there will be Shock this time around. Consistency and Intergrity will prevail.

Ntengo wa Kesia
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Ntengo wa Kesia

Koma inu mukunena zowona, kuti anthu angathawe Ntundu wao olo banja lawo ndikustata mpingo? Zoona?

Tariq
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Tariq

This is an urban movement. Nothing more

Europeans
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Europeans

New way of doing politics in Malawi. Let supporters buy UTM regalia as part of contribution to the movement. This is how it’s done in western countries…NOTHING FOR FREE. KEEP IT UTM. This is the dawn of a new era for Malawians.

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

Whatever the case maybe, Chilima will shake things up and politics will never be the same ever again in Malawi. The train has left the station.

Watematema Mutu
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APA DIARRHOEA YAKWANA BASI KU CAMP INAYI!!!! CHILIMA ANYESE AFISI AMENEWA MPAKA MANO OSALAWO AGWELUKE!!!!

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