Mutharika turns useless rally into an English classroom

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…says Kamuzu only fed people to crocodiles

Malawi leader Peter Mutharika turned a rally he addressed at Limbuli in Mulanje into an English classroom apparently indicating how much he has the colonial hangovers.

Peter Mutharika

‘English professor’

Speaking at a rally where he did not articulate any new policies or visions for the country and has made commentators say that it was just a place to launch the Presidency bid by his fellow Lhomwe George Chaponda, Mutharika veered of his empty speech to deliver a lecture on English.

“I have heard the way some of the Members of Parliament pronounce words such as constituency and determine, it is not correct…you should be pronouncing them correctly,” said the leader of the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).

Mutharika then went into a lecture teaching the people how to pronounce the words correctly saying the people had to observe that there were two Ts on constituency and that should be heard properly when people are saying the word.

Mutharika’s language lecture came at a time that about half of Malawi’s population is facing food shortage, there is violence against people with albinism and the economic conditions are increasingly biting the common Malawians.

At the rally, Mutharika also rapped the governments before him saying they did not anything but ‘feed people to crocodiles’.

“There are challenges in this country but they are not our own doing, we inherited most of these problems. The previous governments did not do anything apart from ‘feeding people to crocodiles’”, said Mutharika in an apparent reference to the dictatorial regime of Kamuzu Banda who is also renown for delving into language lessons at his rallies.

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  1. If anything its the President who needs to be in a Chichewa classroom : He says mpira wa mapazi instead of mpira wa miyendo. Ulimi wa chipisi – Ulimi wa mbatata ya kachewere (mbatatesi) Ulimi otayamadzi – ulimi wothirira, malipiro aphunzitsi ,mitengo ya phunzitsi etc Even Kamuza was far much better in Chichewa than this President

  2. Opha nzake asampitiseso ku prison ayi anasiya kuopa komaso ku prison kumachitika zoipa zobweresa mavuto mudziko lathu chauta samakondweranawo mathanyura anuwo komaso akufalisa matenda thow we have National parks & Game reserves mungowapitisa kumeneko chifukwa amenewo paumunthu anachoka ndizilombo zolusa zimenezo zingatiphe tonse better zizitilowesera ndalama konko ku national park

  3. @[0:kkkkkkk a khungu kuuzana njila kkkkk buanji nawonso a pitala amakanika kulakhula bwino bwino chichewa ife timangowawona sitiwakoza relo akawone azawo nvuto iwowo amayakhula ngati alibe mano kapena kuti avumata zithu zamoto]

  4. English is not our mother tongue. Parliament is for Malawians. Just speak Chichewa there mudzaona kuti mudzakambilana zomveka komanso zothandiza anthu kwambiri. Aphungu wena ali ndifundo zokhwima koma chifukwa choopa kusekedwa ngati mmene mwanenelamu amangokhala chete mpaliyamenti. Ni uchitsiru zedi kumalankhula chilankhulo chakuitali cha ku ulaya pamene mulinacho chanu choti mukhoza kuvana bwino zedi. Africa is liberated. This is the time 2b proud of our own things. This is the time 2 do things our own way. We are no more under white dominion. Uchitsilu wake mukusekana mmalo moti mungomuuza phungu amene akukanika kulankhula chizungu bwino kuti bwannawe usakole lilime yankhula chichewa chomveka bwino English siyako. Chitsiru chachikulu choseka wanthu mkukhala chi president! Eish!

  5. To blame Kamuzu now is just useless! Even Bingu noded his achievements,

    Mmalo momaganiza zosova mavuto ambirimbiri mMalawi muno basi kumataya nthawi ndi Kamuzu?

    We have alot happening in Malawi, hunger, I know poverty alleviation is bng taken in ur n ur realitives homes only, albino killings, alarming jobless graduates! Now its worsening than ever, !!
    Now the whole president telling Malawians to feed on mbewa n grasshoppers on hungry pple? U must b kidding ryt?

  6. Dr H. Kamuzu Banda sanachitepo zomwe akuyankhula galu amkachita zimenezo anali achina Tembo ndi anzawo osati Dr ngati walephera kulankhula khala chete mkamwa mopanda mano puss

  7. chomwe ndidziwa ine kamuzu sanali wolephela ngati iwowo achitapo chani choposa kamuzu mmalo mothetsa njala busy castigating others shame on you!

  8. Komatu adalankhula za chitukuko cha madzi ndi magetsi mulemba liti zimenezo?mumalakwitsa anthu zimezo zongotolankhani za negative ,you make readers to think negative as well

  9. if you were able to gate wat the MP said it was pronounced properly and pronaounition differ iwe sumaonera mene msiko ena smspamgila like john tz nija ndalama smati mone

  10. if you were able to gate wat the MP said it was pronounced properly and pronaounition differ iwe sumaonera mene msiko ena smspamgila like john tz nija ndalama smati mone

  11. Ine ndamvapo chaphindu amati mu cabinet yake ya anthu 20 muli nduna za chinyamata zinayi komanso “anasankha Chaponda kukhala nduna ya zotunga madzi”

  12. A Born Kalindo Winiko akanaphedwera ku maiko akunja. makamaka mu dziko province ya mulanje kome a president a dziko la malawi anapita kukaphunzitsa phunziro la chingelezi/English. Maphunziro atafika pa mponda chimera, profesa peter muthalika anazuzula nduna zina pakachulidwe kamawu onga costituency. Izi zinakhumudwi anthu ambiri omwe akayembekezela kuti aphunzitsapo zakathesedwe ka mavuto anjala,kuthana ndimchidwe wopha ma albino etc

  13. Kkkkkk i also learnt wth a shock th past 2hrz oz tranna catch th revision ……h even exageratng th matttr evn ma bombastc words …..mphechepeche mwa njovu pus anagwa chagada remembr h once said that

  14. From wat I knw, reporter only report what has been said,
    No reason to criticize a repoter here, just admit that there
    Was nothing sensible at a rally. Blue eagles yapanga draw.
    Kkkkkkkkkk

  15. Sokhano ndi sokhano zokamba zache zaziiii basi .kumango ononga ndalama dza boma basi ,ngati ukufuna bwanji osakakhala headmaster kuschool bwanji? Timaona ngati Sokhano ukhala wadzeru,kukamba khani dza ma Albion

  16. Tizingopanga za fodya zomwezi basi after all winiko has done his best i see nothing wrong nanga iwe ndi ine tapanga chani on this issue. We are tired of these killings they are also human beings we have to do something. Winiko anavala boxer #inendizayendachoncho

  17. Vuto limene tilinalo a Malawi ndi kudzindikila, taonani nyumba ya malamulo yathu sungamve akukambilana chichewa, ndiye wha more pansokhano, tiyambe kusintha chiyankhulo nyumba ya malamulo kaye kenako tiziwanena madalawa

  18. This is the only time you have spoken something sensible , just like you Malawi’s MPs can’t speak English perfectly simply bcoz its not our mother tongue

  19. Boma-la-dimocray-kusintha-zinthu-aaaaaa-mpofuta-vuto-wina-akalowa-akubwela-ndinzeru-zina-wina-akalowanso-abwela-ndinzeru-zina–zimakhara-ngati-dziko-lo-likuyamba-kumene-ndiye-pamalawi-aaaaaa—mavuto-mngosayamba

  20. Ngati anamva ndendikuti amalondola nkhani ya pronunciation zimatengela Kuti sukulu udaphunzira dziko lanji or anthu around you ndianthu anji. Please M24 tipaseni nkhani nkhani zomanga ndi kutukula dziko lathu.

  21. why we social media like reporting negative things?? I have never seen any report congratulating but only kunyoza!!!! can Malawi prosper with this act??? lets behaviour as malawians not foreigners !!!!lets pray for our nation!!!

  22. Ine ndamva zoti no single person wl die from hunger! Akuti tisamadalire nsima yokha koma MAUNGU kapena ZITETE kkkkkkkkkkkk utsogoleri osapereka chiyembekezo! Wina kumangot ine ndalota ichi………… Winanso ndalota izi………..

  23. tisinthe dzina la dzikoli,malawi ndi mototu uwu bwanji nyasaland lomwe lija dzina limalenga mwina minyamai ndi dzinali.malawi malawi dzina lina ng’anjo.tipsadi.

  24. peter u ave failed us malawians tak t or liv t.come 2019 ua going for gd wit ua entire dpp crue,kip dis info n ua file,anthu opanda pabwino ngati inu ,eeeish.

  25. Kuli mwambo wa mdulidwe pa 26/07/2016 ku Limbuli ground kuyambira nthawi ya 08:00 m’mawa nonse ndinu olandiridwa amuna ndi akazi…zikomo

  26. Atolankhani achi malawi tazilembanl zanzeru,muzaphunzira liti? Mukufuna mutiuze kuti zomwe walankhula president ndizokhazi basi,foolish reporting.

  27. Hahaha a Malawi24 tauzeni a Malawi mfundo zomwe zinakambidwa osati kungotolako ma mistakes… Munakhala bwanji mudatani kufuna kusokoneza