Somethings will never change,it is the same story all over again.
While the president of Malawi is on his knees appealing to all stakeholders to encourage one another on the need of preaching unity,peace and political tolerance.
It’s when his advisors are preaching the opposite and promoting hate and tribalism narratives.
On 18th January 2020.
The presidential advisor on political affairs Hon.Fransic Mphepo shocked the nation when he publicly said at a rally “people from northern region are ungrateful and ignorant,no need to give them any govt development projects” .
As if that’s not enough.
On the same day in Blantyre City South constituency where Hon Noel Lipipa is the incumbent Mp and Hon.Leornad Chimbanga is the incumbent councilor.
The Presidential Advisor on Parliamentary affairs Hon Kamuyambeni went full throttle on politics of intimidation and abuse of power.
He sternly warned everyone who is not affiliated to the ruling party that they will see NYEKHWE(refferring to a state of being violently assailed) he went further to throw in the air threats to Timothy Mtambo of HRDC and these were his words “Let me tell you Mtambo,once the Concourt ruling is out,be assured you will be arrested and feel the pain of opposing DPP led govt” and he encouraged the unsuspecting people at the rally to sing the song “wolimbana ndi DPP awona Nyekhwe,amva kuwawa etc”.
We at Current Affairs Malawi ,we are seriously concerned with such utterences full of hate and atoms of words that may intice violent attacks on the human rights activist,is this the message that the president tells his advisors in closed doors to promote in Malawi.
And to think,this man is an advisor to the president,is beyond our imagination.
Our question in the story was “why would DPP as a party say they will arrest Mtambo when they ain’t the police? Who exactly is in control of this country? Looks like DPP errand boys are running the show not not necessarily the police.
This is sad!