Where is Malawi President Mutharika and why is he avoiding the public?

Cases of coronavirus (Covid-19)  continue to soar, at the same time, we are in a giant fresh presidential elections mood whose date remains indefinite.

President Mutharika: Self-isolating at State House

The sum of these two can be worrisome.

But that is not the reason most Malawians are worried today. Most Malawians are worried because they are going through these tough and uncertain times alone—their leader, yes the Head of State, is nowhere in sight.

It’s not that the President cannot work from home. After all, he has a big team he can delegate anytime.

However, in these largely uncertain times, nations expects more from their leaders than just speaking through their aides.

Covid-19 still remains a headache to many. In two days, cases have jumped from 100 to 202. The jump is astronomical. Even worse, health officials have already confirmed to the media that they are getting overwhelmed in fighting this virus. We must all be worried.

And then we have the pending fresh presidential elections. All we know is the courts ordered this election to take place. What we don’t know is when these elections will take place. Within the remaining days from the given 150 days, so much need to be done by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) which, we all know, is facing a credibility crisis and new faces need to come. Will these elections really take place in a manner that is acceptable to Malawians? We must all be worried.

In this season of worry, you need a leader to constantly stand with his people to ally the worries and fears.

You need a leader who will be seen interacting with his people, speaking hope and assuring them that all will be well.

Not President Peter Mutharika.

He has chosen to completely stay away from the public, resorting to issuing directives and instruction from an unknown lodging.

Even at the critical period in time when his political party wants him to lead the re-election bid, Mutharika has chosen to delegate his running mate  Atupele Muluzi to be on the frontline.

This is uninspiring and Malawians want to see their leader.

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Wahisoni
Wahisoni
10 months ago

you are hard to please! He told you! we are poor, lets lockdown from now and then workout our challenges from inside ! But no! you clever dicks said You can’t lockdown! he left you and Malawi what you are beginning to feel is what the man was trying to prevent! You haven’t seen nothing yet! Just wait Mau akulu amakoma akagonera! If you thought you were the only people worrying about the poor now you will see it all in Black and white! Malawi is in Covid trouble! Cold weather is coming! We could save our country if we… Read more »

Covid-19
Covid-19
10 months ago
Reply to  Wahisoni

Why NOT BLAME Government for NOT Completely CLOSING BORDER now have over 200 cases just from people arriving from Tanzania South Africa. Government could assist those citizens in South Africa financially rather than arranging movement of buses through Zimbabwe and Mozembique now potentially infecting the home front.
Government failed to plan temporary hostles as they failed to plan for a failed Constituional Court / Supreme Court Judgment. Jane Ansah was NOT the only incompetent Civil Servant,

Chitapamkwa
Chitapamkwa
10 months ago

As a president he need to remind everyone that covid 19 is real converging in large numbers is very bad. We love him he is our president we will vote for him

Bauleni
10 months ago

You read a lot of comments here and realise Tonse alliance has a lot of fools, half baked Tom toms. Know-it -all ignorant schmucks that can’t tell left from right but want to make everyone believe they are making a right choice supporting the most evil party this country has ever known. All to spite Apm and Dpp. Well Munya muwona muliranso Mcp is cursed by the multitudes of its victims.

Banda
Banda
10 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni

No you’re a fool u wish to sleep on a dirt floor JOIN US enter a NEW ERA, what has DPP done for YOU? Tell us. UTMCP working to assist ALL that will have food past November in April a market to sell goods. UTF may give some a phone, computer and data DPP all useless. Development will NOT STOP with UTMCP Secondary Schools will be built by USA, Road will be built by China. DPP has done nothing that UTMCP cannot do BETTER

Mika Kunda
Mika Kunda
10 months ago
Reply to  Bauleni

Iwe pakuti pamo.
Mwana kwakwana

Aaron Mwala
Aaron Mwala
10 months ago

A retired Yale law professor who rigged an election in Africa and plundered the poorest nation on earth. Would make a good title of a documentary

Neno
Neno
10 months ago

WE ARE ON OUT PILOT DON’T BE PANICKED.
WE SHOULD NOT FORGET THAT HE EVEN DID THIS WHEN HE WAS EDUCATION MINISTER.

MUSIYENI ZAKE YIZO…IFE TIYIKE MASO PASONGOLO
NDI CHISANKHO BASI

Lilongwe
10 months ago
Reply to  Neno

Neno, tangolemba mu chichewa. Auto pilot spelling yake ndi imeneyo?

Chiga
Chiga
10 months ago

The ‘acting’ President has yet to recover from the shock that the majority of Malawians have vehemently rejected his leadership style. Certain amount of external pressure pressing upon an old and tired mind can result into all manner of health complications both physically and mentally. He remembers how his elder brother succumbed to such pressure under ‘similar’ politically hostile circumstances and he is not a fool, he realizes that his predicament is probably far worse than those circumstances under which his late brother’s life was suddenly terminated. Make no mistake about this that he is also intelligent enough to know… Read more »

Frustrated voter
Frustrated voter
10 months ago

The President is arrogant egotistical individual believes the 2019 was a free and fair election that he is a King that he has no need to campaign that the people worship him and will right the wrong of the Constituional Court. SHAME that the President is not the leader we expected It is NOT about only the President it is about the people Fortunately the Constituional Court has provided the opportunity for the people to VOTE Into power a REAL leader a coalition a ALLIANCE never seen before 9 parties coming together to MAKE MALAWI GREAT they are seeking 3… Read more »

VYOTO
VYOTO
10 months ago

The president is a gentleman, he has already accepted defeat while having a final bed rest at Sanjika.kkkkkkk

Gee
Gee
10 months ago

Mudzavotera picture frame

Wachiyao
Wachiyao
10 months ago
Reply to  Gee

Kkkkkkkkkk.

Malawi walero
Malawi walero
10 months ago

Now you have come to know that covid 19 is here in malawi? This is the time to call judge kenyatta nyirenda to explain not APM. You were playing a dirty game and now its time to dance your own tune. Moya sagula nayense akusamalira moyo wake msiyeni.

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