UTM official accuses DPP of practising medieval politics for sponsoring mercenaries

United Transformation Movement (UTM) officials are accusing the governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of practicing medieval politics after the ruling party sponsorship of some pro-government  activists to protest against vice president Saulos Chilima.

Chidanti Malunga:  DPP sponsoring the activists

The pro-government civil society organisations under the banner Joint Civil Society Platform on Governance have reportedly received K28 million for a number of activities from Thursday to force Chilima step down as State vice president.

The chairman of the platform Fyson Chozi said on Thursday, the CSOs will meet donors and members of parliament, then make protest matches before making vigils.

But UTM spokesperson Joseph Chidanti Malunga has described the sponsorship of the pro-government activists by the DPP against Chilima as medieval politics.

“We are not going to be intimidated by this. This is medieval politics which has no political space in this era. Malawians cannot be taken for a ride,” said Malunga.

He said Chilima, who is also the president of UTM will not resign from the Constitutional officie until May 21 2019 when elections are due.

The DPP wants Chilima to resign saying he resigned from the party therefore he can no longer be vice president but Chilima says the law allows him to stay in power until the next elections.

In 2005, former president and founder of DPP Bingu wa Mutharika also voluntarily dumped the United Democratic Front (UDF) which sponsored his presidential ticket in the 2004 General Elections and formed DPP. However, he did not resign as Head of State. His vice-president then, Cassim Chilumpha, remained UDF.

Immediate past president Joyce Banda also formed People’s Party (PP) in 2011 after being expelled from DPP, but continued to serve as vice-president.

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Lloyd Shawa
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If someone Wake up against opposition; its government sponsored; if its government, no comment even with chakweras inside; Ndiye kuti CSOs /enawo are not entitled to critics?

Malemu
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Malemu

I wonder the very CSO’s went to court for the same issue, why can’t they leave the court’s to do their work. They want him to resign so that “atakate bwino” coz as of now they don’t have room to do that. Shame on Chonzi and colleagues. What God has made even if you put scanners along the way it shall come to pass

King Kong
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King Kong

what do you mean what God has made?Did God tell you that he has chosen chilima?…shame on you malemu

CitizenX
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CitizenX

I THINK NOW IT IS TIME FOR MALAWIANS TO DEMONSTRATE AGAINST THESE CSOs, WE ARE TIRED OF THEM, THEY ARE USELESS TO US MALAWIANS, THEY ONLY LOOKS AFTER THEMSELVES BASI, GREEDY BUSTARDS. WE NEED A NEW BREED OF CSOs NOW, YOUNG AND INTELLIGENT CSOs, its time to drain the CORRUPT CSO SWAMP.

linda
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Our taxes being misused by inept professor Maliseche, tiona…………………

Nice
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Nice

Nice
munganene bwanji kuti chilima must step down, look the office of vp is there kuti adzimutuma .vuto ndi omutuma, ngati president sakumtuma iye asiya bwanji? This couple have failed us as per consititutonal .these cso must demand both to resign fo good justfication.

Akubatoto
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Akubatoto

Do not be intimidated SKC and UTM for GOD will protect you, fight your battles and you will be rewarded on May 21st 2018.

TAMALISHA
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TAMALISHA

Akubatoto, pali nkhani yotchulira Mulungu apa. Kumbukirani kut Bible likuti Usatchule Mulungu wako pachabe. Zandale izi musachimwe nazo chonde

Akubatoto
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Akubatoto

Mwamumbva kuwawatu SKC zafika pamene , seriously !!!!

Ndalema
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Ndalema

May be they should protest against the rot in DPP government, the thieves starting from maliseche down who are so ready to bankrupt the country!!!

M'malawi Okonda Mtendere (MOM)
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Ndale izi nde zopusa anthu a DPP. If you want Chilima to resign then two thirds of 2014 voters have to endorses this, (which can be through referendum) not just a bunch of greedy people who calls themselves as CSOs.

BigMan
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BigMan

More dull and senseless strategies by the DPP leadership. Chodzi cant be anybody’s winning strategy, its a disgrace and a waste of money and time. Che maliseche dementia yafika pamenepa?

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