Viola fired! Called Mutharika a puppet

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…Government agrees: APM is only given names of already selected candidates

Malawi President Peter Mutharika has ‘fired’ his Press Secretary, Gerald Viola, a few hours after he had made comments that pinned Mutharika as a ‘puppet’.

Gerald Viola

Viola: People close to Mutharika make appointments

In an interview with Times TV, Viola revealed that President Mutharika is not on top of things, saying the president is not even aware of some of the people that have been appointed in key positions. The Press Secretary described arrangement as a mistake.

“The mistake that was made earlier is that some of the appointments were not made by the president. People close to the President decide who should be given positions. Even now, there are people working in government which the President does not even know” explained Viola.

Viola’s revelations prompted questions as to whether President Peter Mutharika is indeed in charge of the country. But a bold Viola used his own appointment to show that Mutharika is not on top of things but rather a mere figurehead.

“I went to State House alone and I will leave alone. The time I was appointed, I also had the mandate to refuse the offer, but I went to State House on my own” Viola told the channel.

Lawmakers could use Viola’s comments to have the president declared incapacitated, deserving impeachment.

Malawi Congress Party leader had previously branded Peter Mutharika a ‘babysitter’. Chakwera said Mutharika was not on top of things as the president ought to be. Likewise, renowned critic Z Allan Ntata also called Mutharika a puppet who takes orders from his personal assistant, Ben Phiri. Ntata said Mutharika was incapable of making own decisions.

Malawi President Peter Mutharika

Puppet

Government, through Information Minister, Jappie Mhango, said it was “shocked and disappointed” with the claims that Mr. Viola had made. But while trying to discredit Viola,  the statement by government only confirmed that it is other people rather than the president who make the appointments. Only that Mutharika is expected to endorse one of the names made for him.

“Malawi Government wishes to inform all Malawians that it is the State President that makes appointments through a process that involves submission of at least three proposed names to a position complete with Curriculum Vitae (CVs) by the Chief Secretary from which His Excellency makes the appointments after thorough scrutiny of the individuals”.

Viola is the forth Press Secretary to be fired by Mutharika within a year of his presidency. Reports reaching Malawi24 indicate that that Dr. Bright Molande is currently acting as the people who make appointments decide on a name to give to Mutharika for endorsement. So far, Mzati Nkolokosa has been earmarked to replace Viola.

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  1. kodi anthu nkhani imeneyi mukuyitenga kuti?zangoonetselatu kuti simumafunila zabwino Gerald malo amene ali aja simukupuma nawo bwino ai osadandaula zonse ndinthawi .yany idzakwana mudzakhalapo .mmalo moganiza zotukula dziko mwagundika kumytchukitsa nzanu nkhani zamabodza nanga poti ali mu office kodi ochotsedwa ntchito amakalowanso mu office nkumagwira ntchito? chimene mukufuna mukanangochinena osati kupeka nkhani zabodza sizithandiza olo pang’ono.Gerald sangavomele kuti wachotsedwa ntchito asanamuchotse thts y akuyankha zotsutsana nanu kuti akhalenso chete muziona ngati nkhaniyo ndiyooona .tisamapange choncho amalawi ngati pali nkhani ina just go straight to the point osazembela ndi nkhani yabodza

  2. He shud hve done what Symon Vuwa Kaunda did the other day. After sensing the direction the cross examination was going and the danger of responding to BB’s probing questions, in the course of the interview Kaunda said and I quote”Let us stop here for today, tomorrow is another good day,”That marked the end of the interview. But Viola wanting to be media friendly failed to sieve public from classified info. went the whole hog to wash his boss’ soiled linen in public.

  3. makwerakwera mudakwera nazo hure msogoreri sakhara oyiwara omuremba ntchito uyu ndi gwinyoto wachabechabe tiyeni timuonese 2019 angazaone ngati ophweka moyo

  4. he was partial in time of Campain,but that is politics i like this africa politic,always plays on the cup”gona fail the tree to hold”,that time Gallaxy seemed to be excellent to Dpp even now.it part of life with that and very normal.

  5. Good riddance! he has misleading the President thru flattery. Little did he knew that the president was watching him with an eagle’s eye. He was really an opportunist. Now go and wash ur dirty linen at home.

  6. Consult s.87 of our Malawi Constitution, is Viola a certified medical practitioner for his comments to really be relied on by our legislators to declare the president as lacking capacity??

  7. God is not john or peter. viora umaonjeza unaiwala iwe umaona ngati walembedwa mboma?kkkkkkkkkkk.Komanso pitala alibe ulemu mmene wayigwirira viora ntchto nthawi yacampain muja?Ana amutharika ayise…..

  8. Mr Viola! Munayenera Kulingalira Musanachite Interview Ndi Mbuzi Ya Munthuyi Chifukwa Munthuyu Anali Komweko Ndipo Momwe Anachokela Ku State House Samamvesa,lero Ndi Uyu Wakusemelani Chinyau Waipotoza Nkhani Ija, Zomwe Munayankhula Pa Times TV Paja Sizikugwizana Ndi Zomwe Zikumvekazi Olo Mau Oti Puppet Kapena Kuti Chizude Sindinawamvepo Kusonyeza Ku Brian Ndi Amene Waitembenuza Nkhaniyi. Kaya Poti Pologalamuyi Amaijambula Kaye Isanaulusidwe Ndiye Mwina Mau Munawayankhula Kumbali Izo Mungaziziwe Ndinu.Zoona Zake Ziziwika.

  9. Pepa mbale igosamala komwe wapezako panthawi yomwe unali khethe_khethe ndi bwana wakoyo (APM) zimatero zinthu zikakoma poyipa pamayitana!! #sorry_sir_vyola

  10. iiiiiih a malawife tulo basi linatipweteka. kukokomeza nkhani yosayenera kt ikokomezedwe moteromo,kod tnakhala bwnj we malawians?!!!!!! Nanunso a bwana APM mwatichitsa manyaz,mudakadikira mlendo wathu BUSY SIGNAL apte kae.Mukuchotsa ntchito anthu odziwa kuyankhula ngt inuyo mumatha kuyankhula bwa?

  11. wabwino ndani?mwasambo mnati ndiwoyipa koma viola lero ndiuyu mwamuwonetsa exit,abale mkuwonongera ana acheniake ma CV mwamva?ku UN chimpimgingo cha anuhu aku Thyolo munanyamula nokha lero wina kuluza ntchito,a Gelard nanuso mumayerekedwaso kwambiri mmashautaso kwambiri atola nkhani bwanji,,ndiizitu sopano tinanena kuti awasi anthu msawabakire kkkkkkkkk malabishhh

  12. Oo, yes,calling a spade a spade .Viola adali press secretary ndipo amayenera kunena zomwe amalemba kumenekooo ku state housekoo.Chabwino zandege tamva, za puppet tamvanso.Zinazo atiuza Kafika .waaa inumbooo.

  13. koma iyeyo angachotse munthu ntchito iyenso adzachotsedwa ntchito upresedent ndi ntchito analembedwa ntchito ndi Boma la Malawi si ufumu umenewo. ukakhala pa ntchito umayembekezela kuchosedwa.

  14. am sory Gerald that i don’t even think you can go back to the voice of DPP(GALAXY FM) As its in the hands of the same people….and worse of your infatuations you ironically name  our good ZODIAC BROADCASTING STATION kuti inkanenelera marilo abingu as football much not knowing what will fall on you next…..i believe media house in this country are not interested in your bias reporting pano nde ukayesa uphunzitsitu nanga titanino pamenepa?  

  15. Ndale Sizabwno Zimatha Kuononga Ya Munthu You Was Born Apresenter Not Apolitician C Now U Tried Good For Them But Mmmmmh Just Focus On What You’re Shit Happens

  16. Ndale Sizabwno Zimatha Kuononga Ya Munthu You Was Born Apresenter Not Apolitician C Now U Tried Good For Them But Mmmmmh Just Focus On What You’re Shit Happens

  17. APM akulakwa . Kodi ntchito imeneyi itha anthu angati? Ndani amene adzakhale mngeloyo? Koma Violayo mudzamufuna anakuthandizani kuthyola mpanje za PP. Kodi bwanji inu mumayiwala msanga ndi kusayamika?

  18. kkkkkkkkkkkkk vyola yemweyo kut wawawawa bweran kuno ku Mchinji mudzi wathu communty radio malo alipo komu muzyenda wapasi pokatola nkhan …inu mumkayesa kuseminary kumene ndi kumanda sikuyamika ….zodiak mulandiren vyola kumeneko…

  19. Its only in malawi where there’s no freedom of speech, and even most of malawians are domb. You cant practice freedom of speech like how it is in some other countries eg. South africa. Calling a president puppet its nothing, but in malawi its a big problem as i see mtundu wa munthu wachilomwe ozikonda.

  20. Nsati mseke mutaona a Viola awathamangitsa tsatsa tsa tsatsatsatsa.
    Ndikulankhula kwao kosasamalitsaa tsatsa tsatsatsatsa!
    Kuchokera pakamwa pao powoletsetsa tsatsa tsatsatsatsa!

  21. hahhahha a vyola mwazionatu…..munayambatu kukulupala kakhobidi kanakuyanjani bt kuyankhula kosamanganako ma break. Bwerani kuno ku Graxy muzatuweso kkkkkkkkkkkkk sory it hapenz.

  22. Kodi Viola amaona ngati wafika, viola pepa m bale iwetu unalowa ntchitoyi kwa bwana APM, osati m boma, ndiye umu ndi m nene zimakhalira ukalowa ntchito ku munthu. Palibe chodandaulitsa apa ,bola iwe wadyapo, nzakone chithandizire DPP mpaka inalowa m boma, ata or one tamba sanandigaireko, ananditaya ngati galu wakufa. Koma mwina pano andiyitana kuti ndikalowe m malo amene panali iwe, pajatu izi nzosiyirana m bale. Ndaletu nzovuta m bale, ndipo ndatengerapo phunziro pa iwe viola. Ine sindimakakomenta , ndizikangoti wawa sir, bola zanga zikuyenda.

  23. Again we must look both side APM u hve done wrong why dont u forgive him as we forgive u when u misuse the gvm money think of that

  24. a #malawi24…kuchemelera kuchotsedwa kwa viola ngati mpira zoona inuuu…!! Sitikudabwa paja munachemeleranso kuti viola wanyoza #zbs

  25. Tiyeni timulandire ndi manja awiri munthu ameneyu.You never know he may be having a lot to say to the nation.Just like Mphwiyo’s assassination attempt on his life which opened a can of worms(cashgate),this man Viola may in a similar style open the Pandora box of MEGAcashgates (this time) which the world is keen to see.But he just have to be careful with mafia.

  26. Ngakhale akuchotsa koma ife tayamika popeza wanena zoona zobisika. Komanso uwulule zina. Ndiwe bwenzi la alan ntata tsopano. Viola, kodi ndizoona kuti pitala amakonda kwambiri ben phiri kuposa getrude?

  27. viola kulakhula kwa ndithendithe nathabwe anzitengera mkakhala pamwamba msamatuKkwane wapansi boma silamunthu modzi poyakhula uzizifusa ukapndakusala ndi izi viola mannja alimukosi uyisova ndi wamkulu samala poyakhula.

  28. The scripture said,”a servant must be humble to his master for that is the law”.Furthermore,the bible said,”when the servants are serving their masters,they must serve them as if they are serving their god for he is the one that is making them to live.Viola must go to his master to apologise and he will take him back.A good example is hagar an egypician meden servant of Abraham.Hagar was trying to be clever in the eyes of her madam Sarai Abrahams real wife. However,Sarai became very angry with hagar and kicked her out of the house.This, forced hagar to go and stay in the wilderness with pain and hard life.But all the sudden, the angels of Jehova God came to her from heaven and told her to go back to her madam and humble herself.Hagar did not hestate but she did as she was been instructed by the angels of God and Sarai welcomed her back.In this case,Viola must swallow the pride by doing like the way Hagar did and he will be welcomed back by his master Peter Mutharika.

  29. bad omen started when he talked so called ills of zodiac. u see now the very radio cud have employed u. now that u r fired, zodiac jst forgive and employ him

  30. Kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk ,,,,,,,,, No post will be immortal in politics ,,,,,, Today you talk better things about your employer, and tomorrow yu’ll be thrown out ,,,,,,,

  31. A viola mkozemkoze lero ndi izo mwazikonzela potulukila nokha,,,boma silachibwana, nde apa padzana paja mumawanena anzanu a ZBS(kazako) mpakana kumpangisa kuti akapepese komanso a nyasatimes nde kaya panopa mupanga bwanji? mulowela kuti? kkkkkkkkkk musova bwana ndinu aakulu, pakamwa pamafunika kumachenjera napo!!!! mulomo uzakupeezaa kkkkkkkk@mablacks, I just love that song…

  32. Nsati nseke seke seke seke! O viola wawabalamutsa ku Siteti Pepepepepepep! Swansea 0-3 Arsenal Chelsea 1-3 Liverpool. Kaizer Chiefs 1-3 Pirates

  33. Mundale mulibe good boy. Viola tsiku lija unkakhomerera zbs, ine ndinamva nawe chisoni kwambiri. Taona lero media ndi power, yakudzula ku state house.

  34. The tough questions of Brian Banda has made Viola jobless now, though the truth was spilled already and that it just shows that he was right.The master of appointments have removed him on behalf of the ………

  35. Mr viola u r better on holding mike and ididnt think thAt u will be doing this durty games nw lok what is happening it just shows that U don’t belong to it cme back to the air .

  36. Okay. Alright.
    The author is suggesting that the president could be declared incapacitated and then impeached???? No hope. Let’s just wait for 2019 or 2024.
    Actually, Francis Kasaila has predicted that DPP will be in power for the next 50 years. He is assuming that Nyika Republic will not break free in the interim. I wouldn’t be so sure.

  37. Mr Viola in the DPP boat……
    Hahaha what a blunder Mr Viola mwaiwala kuti mwatiuza pa ZBS kuti members in your boat agula ndege.
    Then ena akukanani.Nde apa mwabwera ndi imeneyi
    Anthu aja ndimkakuuzani kuti Viola ndi mwana osokoneza nthawi ya campaign(2014). hope mwandikhulupilira munakakhala mu bible tinakati ndi ABSALOM.mwakhulupilila kodi?

  38. Pilirani Phiri ukuonatu momwe zikukhalira eti? Nawe ungosamala chifukwa andale alibe nazo…kaya Timpuza pano nde ali madela ati kaya? Mmhhuu eeee ayi zovuta zedi

  39. Mkonze mkoze ananyura maliro a eni. Pakamwa ndi pa boma Viola samara polankhula. Dzulo wakuuza dziko kuti president Mutharika a kuganiza zogula ndege posachedwapa chuma chikayambanso kuyenda bwino, zomwe a boma akukanira. Waiona game zikwanje?

  40. Kodi ndichifukwa chani anthu ambiri akachotsedwa ntchito amakonda kuyankhula kwambiri komanso zopanda pake? They r not “Professionals” lectured my 6yr old son! Instead of reflecting busy kubwebwetuka kufuna kutsangalatsa greedy few

  41. Abwana sizodabwitsa popeza ndi ma wayilesi omwewa amanenelera maliro anchimwene anu ngati mpira sitikudabwa.Wayiwona bangwe kkkkkkkk

  42. Ukhaula Viola. Chouluka chimatera, ukamakwera mumtengo usamanyoze amene ali pansi.Kumbukirani zimene munanena dzana lija zokhudza Zodiak,Civil Society Org., Newspaper zina za dziko lino, Zipani zotsutsa boma ndi atsogoleri ake, Mipingo etc. Tionana mtaunimu.

  43. Hiiiiiiii !!! Nzoonadi koma? Viola momwe umatokotela muja kwanyozetsa atolankhani anzako nde mwati bwanji? Mwina sindikutha kuwelenga bwinobwino!!! Unkamutenga ngati ankolo ako pitala eti? Nde nzimenezotu, kunena kwa ndithendithe nanthambwe anakazitengela…. Kkkkk Anzako akusosola mthenga!!! #USOVA!!!