Mutharika dares Zambia’s Edgar Lungu

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The Malawi leader might have only been trying to set a precedent in giving an example, but Peter Mutharika should have remembered the world was listening when he referred the Malawi media to check how his Zambian counterpart, Edgar Lungu blew alot of money with a higher delegation to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) recently.

The angry looking Mutharika while railing at the local media for exposing Malawi’s poverty too much, had been seeking ways to defend his reported 115 entourage to the US besides having a typed list of names of people that went along with him.

The Malawi President was quick to compare his entourage to that of Zambia’s while trying to parry
away accusations that he wasted taxpayers money.

Edgar Lungu, Peter Mutharika

Lungu (L) precedence for Mutharika (R)

“You are attacking me for taking 115 people? Just go to our neighbors Zambia they took
256 people and their President hired a private jet that took him all the way to New York and
waited for him right there for the return trip,” said a visibly-angry Mutharika.

He laboured to contrast President Lungu’s direct flight from Lusaka to US with his 5-hour flight from
Lilongwe to Dubai on a private jet where he connected to New York on a commercial airliner.

“Strangely, the attack comes at a time the two seemed to be in good books following Lungu’s
visit to Malawi during independence celebrations July this year. This is not the first time that
Zambia and Malawi leaders have been at loggerheads.” Zambian Mirror Facebook Page reported on Sunday.

Mutharika’s  late brother President Bingu wa Mutharika was not in good books with
Zambia’s late Michael Sata following a deportation feud that the later suffered while he was
still an opposition politician.

Upon coming to power, Sata never fancied the presence of Bingu at any international forum and
the two were only talking diplomatically not as personal cronies.

Mutharika blew over K2 billion on his trip to the US, unofficial calculations revealed.

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  1. Don’t compare Malawi and Zambia. Zambia might have its own problems but its far much better than Malawi. Malawi is a village that has nothing!

  2. You cant compare Malawi and Zambia. Zambia might have its own problems but it is far better off than Malawi. Ask Malawians who live in Zambia and don’t ever want to come back to the village. B

  3. kikiki guyz a very country world wide has problems oniy that they differ from the lnterms they depend on*even in zambia things r not better at all as of now.

  4. The fact remains Malawi is heading “kuphompho”. After impoverishing us these “black americans” will go. Very sad. They have their families abroad. ….

  5. malawi24 satana basi,koma mudziwe kuti ma report anuwa onamawa akupweteketsa azimbuyanu ku mudzi kwanu coz the donors are listening and with these,expect hard times.anthu oipa!

  6. ZOCHITIKA M’BANJA LINA:
    MAI: Bambo zoona salary yonse
    mungamwere mowa pamene m’nyumba muno ana akugona ndi njala,zovala, sopo ndi zina zonse mulibe?
    BAMBO: forkof! Usati ngwe! Ngwe! Ngwe! Anzanga uko, A neighbour uko salary ya miyenzi itatu yonse amwera mowa! Ndiye ine mukundifunsa za salary ya mwenzi umodzi? Pitani mukafufuze kwa neighbour uko mukazionera nokha.

  7. ZOCHITIKA M’BANJA LINA:
    MAI: Bambo zoona salary yonse
    mungamwere mowa pamene m’nyumba muno ana akugona ndi njala,zovala, sopo ndi zina zonse mulibe?
    BAMBO: forkof! Usati ngwe! Ngwe! Ngwe! Anzanga uko, A neighbour uko salary ya miyenzi itatu yonse amwera mowa! Ndiye ine mukundifunsa za salary ya mwenzi umodzi? Pitani mukafufuze kwa neighbour uko.

  8. May God Who Knows Punish Those Who R Against Their Reader. Its God Who Placed Munthalika On That Position And God Knows That. Who R U To Judge Munthalika? May U Receiv ApunishMent And Let God Do That

  9. Guys me im a zambian,telling u the truth here things are worst than u might think.evryday black out,falling of kwacha against the dollar.we are in the final last days of living.so jst pra hard to God.our presdnt doest care of the economy so uuummmmm GOD SHUD HELP US

  10. most african countries are facing the vry same problems because of corrupt leaders…..akungofuna kutchuka by spending tax pay money….of which that money would have been used to develope our poor nations…..the point is african leader they first develpe themselves…meaning making themselves rich forgeting the vry same people who put them into power…..

  11. It’s Malawi media only in the world which uses to write things or bad reports against their country. Every day on social media is full of Malawi bad stories. Does it mean that in other countries their media don’t know how to report bad stories?

  12. @Presdent anati ma nebouring countries apita patsogolo interms of development than Malawi coz of Kaduka ndikukokerana pansi ngati m’mene mukupangira inu @Malawi 24 kufuna kutchuka

  13. Am Zambian and can authoritatively guide that we are equally in shit. We have failed to manage our copper mines and whatever other mineral wealth we may have. I think Malawians are even better off without the so called mines. Our poverty levels are heartrending.

  14. had u known what z happening in zambia u wld have said lyk that.zambians dippend on ufa wamasaka whch z at zk90 per 25kg in mlw z almost k6000.evry day black out in zambia and evry month kwacha ikugwa kuno .malawi na zambia ndi same only that azathu kwacha ilibwino

  15. Let’s not vote people with sagging abdomen again. My children you won’t be eating chicken because even our neighbours are not.

  16. so,u say zambia got money?? do u know what you people are talking about?have you seen the poverty levels in Zambia? u say zambia hav got mines,kkkkkk so Zambia is rich? compared to Malawi their governmnt might be richer but dont think the situation in zambia is any different to Malawi.go pa lusaka ukaone ma slums.yes theres a lot of dollar millionaires compared to Malawi.but this is Africa akulu akulu

  17. I only cry for the poor people in Malawi as our leaders will never change even if the government changes, greedy leaders

  18. Zambia has copper mines n wat the hell v have n there economy is at par with south africa n ours at par with dogs impeachment process to start for stupid peter

  19. ZAMBIA GOT MONEY ITS NOT LIKE US WE ARE BROKE SO IT DOESNT MAKE SENSE TO COMPARE US WITH ZAMBIA OTHER PEOPLE DONT HAVE BRAINS TO THINK EH!