Trapence, Mtambo and Mvula hit back at Malawi President Mutharika over ‘hatefulness’ charges

Leader of civil society organization  (CSOs)  in the country have reacted angrily to president Peter Mutharika’s assertion that the CSO leadership has nothing to offer in the country, describing the  Malawi leader as an embarrassment to the nation who is tarnishing the country’s image.

Trapence:  The President is an embarrassment to the nation

Mtambo: Mutharika lacks the requisite moral standing

Mvula: Challenges Mutharika to show the letter

Spokesperson for the Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) Gift Trapence said this after Mutharika said on arrival from South Africa that the rights activists had no moral ground to write Global Fund to stop the fund from appointing Mutharika as volunteer for the fundraising exercise for HIV and AIDS and TB for the country.

Mutharika said Trapence, Mtambo had no moral ground to stop the Global Fund, saying Mtambo and Trapence have nothing to show for the country.

But reacting to this, Trapence said Mutharika is “an embarrassment” to the nation because  he is implicated  in alleged corruption scandals that of his senior ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and government top officials.

“President Mutharika’s comments are unfounded. If there is a person who is tarnishing the good image of Malawi, it is the President himself through corruption,” said Trapence.

He said the Global Fund needs to appoint somebody with very good character and track record in fighting corruption, saying Mutharika has proved to be a person with low moral standards to hold that position.

Mtambo shared the sentiments of Trapence, saying Mutharika lacks the requisite moral standing to assume the Global Fund  role as it will require him to lead efforts in soliciting funding pledges.

Meanwhile, politician-cum-social commentator Humphrey Mvula has also  reacted angrily to a  statement made by Mutharika that he once tried to stop him from getting a Jurist Award.

Mvula in a statement made available to Nyasa Times, said he listened Mutharika interview on state broadcaster MBCE “ in his moment of anger and devastation” when he  alleged that  Mvula, together with late Dr George Nga  Ntafu wrote a letter to some organization in India in 2008 that had the effect of disqualifying him from receiving a Jurist award.

“This statement by the President is not only false but malicious,” Mvula said.

He added: “I would challenge the President to produce proof of the letter in question for Malawians to see the letter.

“I would encourage the President to verify and cross-check his facts before attacking individuals like that. After all Prof. A. P. Mutharika was not President at that time, he was only the President’s brother.”

But Mutharika said it is “very, very sad for Malawians that we have reached thus kind of level of hatefulness on basis trying to destroy each other for absolutely no reason whatsoever.”

The Global Fund (GF) is an international financing organization, designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics by providing support to countries in the response to the three diseases.

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Trapence ndi rain Mvula ndi timichenga tomwe talowa mu nsapato. mchenga kapea kamwala kakalowa munsapato kamasowetsa mtendere mpakana utakachotsa kaye ndiye uupeza mtendere. if these two are not to be arrested, please just resign or just release everybody from prison. these are real clear enemies of the country. worse than opposition parties. We have responsible opposition already in Malawi we do not need you here. trapence Mvula are liabilities. Our Chakwera have ever reached an extent of hate politics/(irresponsible politics/unconstructive politics) like this.

Chilungamo
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Chilungamo

Please STOP propagating HATE SPEECHES. You are deliberately choosing to miss the point for your selfish motives. Even pa school it is very inappropriate to appoint a ‘known GIRLS MOLESTER’ to be a patron of a school club. Olo Ku church a matsankha munthu with good moral standing in society to be chairman. Despite Trump being president of a world super-power trust me there’s no way he can be elected by other world leaders to be a chairperson of a global agenda. For example climate change. Why? Zochitika. Similarly it is ironical for APM to champion a global charity organization… Read more »

Parallel Market
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Parallel Market

Incaccerate these traitors. No country on earth can tolerate such wickedness

Parallel Market
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Parallel Market

These two CSO leaders are traitor to the nation and deserve to be arrested and incacerrated. Kodi ku Malawiko kulibe malamulo oti mungagwiritse ntchito?? These people do not serve Malawi. Probably they are not malawians, can someone please investigate them?

Make Malawi Great
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Make Malawi Great

if it wasnt for the CSO malawi would be the most corrupt nation on earth cause the opposition are sleeping always comes late to the party! AMP is arrogant dodges the private media only allows Mbc to ask him soft questions to save their jobs! He still has not told the nation his side of the story on the MPS case! Keep it up cso keep taking them to court for accountability malawi has no wars we have no reason to be poor in 2018. While chaponda goodall and APM have asserts abroad when malawians cant even have lights basic… Read more »

Liwewe
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Liwewe

Trapence Mtambo. Sindinu atsogoleri a Malawi , adakusankhani ndani kuti muzigwira ntchito yalankhulira a Malawi. you have no mandate to speak on our behalf. Mutembereredwe nonsenu a fisi inu. Ndikadakhala ………… Mukadadziwanso. Mumamutola Pulesident chonchi bwanji ? nkhumba inu, a satanic. Mziko muno timalandila makhwala woonjezera nthawi ma ARV. KUTEREKU zimakuwawani anthu akamalandira ma ARV omwe adayambitsa ndi a Bingu mu mchaka cha 2004 atangosankhidwa. up to the extent of bloching clear chances of HIV mitigation support? mtundu wanu wonse ana anu anse mutembereredwe mukumane ndi matsoka miriri yosatha fotseki pamtumbo panu. Adakulekelerani ndinu ajerasi, nkhanza, dumbo zipatso za satana… Read more »

Truth pains
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Truth pains

That’s what the CSOs does. Ask them for audited accounts muone mmene akutukwanireni but they getting more money in the name of Malawians. They got global fund for HIV and AIDS fight let them tell us one tangible thing they have done apart from promoting mathanyula. Shame on these CSOs

LEGO
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Very shallow mind without brain.How do you feel to hear that the corruption is rampant in DPP?Why do you ask your president about K145m?

Gome
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Gome

Liar, I am one of those employed in the NGO sector, and I challenge you that all these CSOs have audited accounts because no NGO can get funding without producing audited accounts. Don’t just speculate without proof.

Tenzi Mzungu
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Tenzi Mzungu

Mvula is right we need evidence. We also need evidence from CSOs about corruption song they sing everyday. How many DPP officials have been convicted of corruption so far? And links to these convictions with APM. Why are you basing your fight on an investigation done by ACB with which no one has been convicted and let alone taken to court. Are you saying investigations and court judgements are one and the same?

LEGO
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I feel sorry with you

Malawian
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Malawian

We now have evidence that you people (Trapence, Ntambo and Mvula) don’t love Malawi. You can do anything to show your tirbal hatred but also to deny our country benefitting from international recoginition. Last time (during Bingu’s rule) you went to Europe and asked donors to stop funding our budget. You convinced western donors to fund your NGOs but no Malawian has benefitted from your activities despite you CSOs receiving billions of funds. You continue to defraud gullible western donors whilst enriching yourselves including making hateful trips to Europe just to continue your campaign of denying Malawi the opportunity to… Read more »

Spinoza
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Its really unfortunate

LEGO
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Very UNFORTUNATE to HAVE such kind of useless people in Malawi like you.How do feel about all these corruption issues in DPP.At least these CSOs have been the mouthpiece of the Malawians.Have ever been on a public condemning the President with his corruption mindset?You are just a hand clapper because you are from where your DPP and thieves of our resources coming.You are mad for that matter

Japhet
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Japhet

I need to be schooled; can anyone out there tell me what Trapence and his pack have done to the local Malawians worth their bread apart from demonstrations and silly noises. Malawians, wake up!

Pedegu
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Pedegu

Much as these people have valid arguments but ,look the way they have reacted on the issue affecting our nation….they have just shown their absurdity and unpatriotic. Shame on you guys where the souls of your ancestors are lying they are very much ashamed on you.

Parallel Market
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Parallel Market

Malawi should disown these trators. They are not malawians neither do they promote malawian interests. Their social activism is quite strange, barbaric and retrogressive. Government please move in quickly to uproot this seed from germinating in our country.

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