Harmful cultural practices shame us all – Mutharika

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President Arthur Peter Mutharika says harmful cultural practices tarnish the image of the country and bring shame to Malawians.

The president made the remarks through a statement released by his press secretary Mgeme Kalirani in the wake of reports that some individuals and communities in Nsanje continue to sexually abuse the girl child and women.

The President said his government is committed to protecting girls and women in the country.

He added that the aim of his commitment is to ensure that men join hands with women in the elimination of all forms of discrimination and abuse against women and girls.

Peter Mutharika

Peter Mutharika says some caultuural practices are a shame to Malawi.

The Malawi leader said he is saddened to note that there are reports of girls being abused in Nsanje district.

He added that the most shocking thing on these abuses is that they are reportedly done with the full knowledge and support of some parents who ironically are supposed to be the guardians of the innocent children and the girls.

“The spotlight on this issue clearly shows that there are others who have not yet abandoned practices that are harmful, injurious to the lives of children, girls and women and that invariably violate their rights. Government will not tolerate such human rights violations upon any child, girl or woman,” reads part of the statement from the presidency.

Following these reports, Mutharika has ordered the arrest of Eric Aniva, a 40 year old Malawian man who is infected with HIV and has over the past years been paid to sleep with young girls in Nsanje district,

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  1. 1 BAKILI MULUZI NDI MILLIONAIRE -chifukwa chakuba ndalama m’boma komanso kulandila chuma kuchoka maiko AZUNGU MDZINA LA ANA AMASIYE.

    BINGU MUTHALIKA -Adasiya chuma chambiri chobera amphawi MITSONKHO,KUDYA CHUMA MDZINA LA AMPHAWI FROM DONERS.

    JOICE BANDAH -Cash gate

    Obviously KU MALAWI KULIBE OLOWA M’BOMA NDICHOLINGA CHOFUNA KUTHANDIZA.

    STOP FOOLING US- then pretending like u are good samalitan.

  2. ITS unfortunate that it has taken a hell of time for govt to take to task the culprit,subsequently leading to the infection of many minors and widows.But if I may ask,where were the chiefs of that area that are custodians of good cultural practices been all this time to sensitive and ban such indicent acts?

  3. Iwe, Alter chilinda omwale, sindikufuna kuti ndikuyankhe zabwino, no, chifukwa nthawi zina bwano ndiuchimo usawale, iwe wekha sungaone kuti it is part of joke ? Achimwene, ine ndinali pa Malosa sec, xuool, ndiponso ine nde wagalamala mwinanso kuposa iwe, koma chimene ungadziwe nzangawe nchakuti ENGLISH has no expert ,even the one who have masters degree can make the mistakes, why because ENGLISH is language.ndipo ufunse kwa onse ondidziwa kujoni kuno kuti ndi malo ati amene ine ndigwirako ntchito ndi ndikugwira ngati ndani ? Ineyo pa Facebook yanga sindinafune kulembapo chilichonse cha zomwe ndachita kapena zomwe ndikuchita, why ? Chifukwa kupanga zimenezo ndimbali imodzi yozikuza, Oky, ine ndinkhonza kuphunzitsa mwana wako , not primary level but secondary level any class. Ndisataye nthawi I think monga inuyo ama Degrees mumvetsa ,ndayamikira kwabasi pofuna kumva zaine sleep well abro.

  4. President Peter says Harmful cultural practices bring Shame to the country, Paka nakhala mpata okumana naye ndi kanamufusa kuti, Nanga Kuba kwa 577bn Dpp Cashgate, ndi so sanga la sa. Mpaka a Fisi asanu nda awiri kutchulidwa kuti ana lowa kufa mthumba la malawi. Manyazi bwa?

  5. Not only that, having cashgate ministers in ur cabinet is also shameful. Passing bad laws i.e. land bill against the will of common Malawians is more shamefull and ordering an arrest of a common citizen on the podium is very shameful.

  6. Mr P.resident Ur V One Playing Abig Role In Tarnishing Our Image By Bringing Bullsht.Mugabe Is Awise Man Coz He Doesnt Want Zim 2b Westernised Coz He Knws V Outcomes Of Bullsht.Baba Go Back 2 Where Belong And Continue Using Yo Greencard.Ifeyo Zathu Zachimidzizi Tidzafa Nazo Thats Y We live Freely.

  7. Anyway, I understand that, some of you, you don’t understand ENGLISH, that is why the story is going somewhere and your Rubbish comments is also going somewhere else. Now, if you don’t know ENGLISH, u must jump , Don’t commenting on something that you don’t understand, it is every big mistakes.

  8. You have also brought abig shame to our nation mr Pig(Peter) Stealing our money,shielding thieves bcz they belong to your party and tribe. May God punish you dearly

  9. Mr President, this is a minor shame. Killing of innocent people like Njauju and not ordering the arrest of his murderers is the greatest shame of you, and not us.

  10. How can I explain this testimony to the public about a great man who help me out in serious illness I have HIV AID for good 3year and I was almost going to the end of my life due to the way my skin look like all I have in my mind is let me just give up because life is not interesting to me any longer but I just pray for God every day to accept my soul when ever I’m gone lucky to me my kids brother run to me that he found a doctor in the internet who can cure HIV online he help me out on everything, the doctor ask for my deities, so he can prepare the herbal medicine for me from his temple after all he ask is done one week later I started getting more stronger my blood start flow normally for 4 to 5 days I start getting Wight before a month my body start developing my skin start coming up after 2month I went for HIV test and I was tested negative I’m so happy that I can say I’m not a HIV patient if you have HIV/AID or any sickness he can still help you in getting your ex-back to you please contact him via whatsapp +2348162447651

  11. Kodi kupusa ndife amene tinabadwira ku Malawi fe kaya,,, ndiye Malawiyo kaya,,, what we need x food not nonsense cash gate issues,,,, wina aliyense amaba koma kusagwidwa. Ndani ali Mgelo kuno ku Malawi…..????? Kuxowa xochita bax

  12. Lembani zomveka osangoti poti akulemba ma comment nanenso mukutipagisa chibwibwi komanso manyadzi nkhani zopanda kochokera zamtundu wanji chichewa ichi oliginal osamangonama apa

  13. THE PRESIDENT IS QUICK TO ACT ON TRIVIAL MATTERS BUT HE TURNS A BLIND EYE ON BIG ISSUES. IF IT WERE AN ISSUE HAVING TO DO WITH ALBINO KILLINGS, HE WOULD HAVE REMAINED MUM. YESU ANATI ‘INU ANTHU ACHIPHAMASO INU. MUMAKUNTHA UDZUDZU MU ZAKUMWA ZANU, KOMA MUMAMEZA NJOVU.’

  14. Check this one. My car have brakes problem so i am selling a car to buy new brakes. My country is having a problem with leadership. I am selling the country to buy new president. Kikkk

  15. Yes the culture has tarnish our image but dont forget land bill and 400% fees hike are also other things tarnishing our history. Good image while citizen our crying feeling the pain to impress the world. Ikanakhala mbewu yachimanga ndikanakazinga

  16. @eNCA but according to reports, the man was chosen by the chiefs and the parents of the community. He is also a victim since he contacted the virus through the given role.

  17. akundiuza kuti shame samayiona pomwe ana achitsikana amamuvinira pa mwambo wa mulako wa alomwe uja? azibambo amapirira koma zimenezijanso ndizochimwisa. ena satha kupirira hence kugona nawo anawo

  18. Ok,so on these issues namely,cashgaters,albino killers,UNIMA fees,economic hardships,taxations on everything including zitete and mbewa etc.Our president we all humbly as Malawians look up to you,may you also look into these life threatening areas accordingly.

  19. Hahahaha! Shame yo mwaiona pa uyu akugona ndi anayu? Tsopano Ndalama zomwe mukubazi, ndiye SHAME yo sangakhalepo? Tangonenani kuti Malawi Yu wavunda basi. Inakahala poto tikanati thako lake yofunika kusintha.

  20. Yeah, the president is talking the truth. This man needs to be arrested and let him go where he belongs.If left alone,he will cause a big threat to the people.He is like a mad dog.Mad dogs are isolated in fear of others(susceptables) not to get sick. I salute you mr president Sir for that.

  21. Malawi is not doing well in image. We make too many negatives. Cashgate,alibino killingsn pangs wielding politics,eating of rats and grasshoppers, vote riggings, etc. We have to remake ourselves.

  22. Malawi’s image is tarnished by the cultural practices followed in the southern region, north and central regions are fyn but this other region is a shame to malawi. No wonder they are over populated there and soon will runout of space.

    • Ben Obok the truth hurts neh. Have u ever heard that tumbuka pple go to southern region to be tobbaco tenants? Obviously it chewa pple come to northen region to work in farms. What kind of pple are u who dont have proper surnames like Mkandawire, Chawinga, Nyirenda. But u have funny surnames like Kamoto, Kathebulu, Kachingwe, Matalauza, Oboko,Chimpeni, Wailesi, Kanjinga, Malata really. U dont know yo origin thats why u just pick any name which comes in yo head. Kuberekana ngati mbewa zabwana wanu. Chaka mwana chaka mwana. Kusukulu mumathawanso. So stop provoking a well educated region. Mtundu wonyozetsa Malawi its u

    • what is the meaning of mkandawire in in english? vc has got its meaning but bcoz we dont knw it thats wy limaoneka ngat lili nomo koma chichewa mumadziwa tanthauzo lake ndichifukwa chake kumakhsla komphweka kumanyoza. mwina mkandawire means scratch a wire, ndiye sizoseketsa? oky tangonenanimatanthauzo amayina awa gondwe msowoya chawinga kasambala mwina tingadziweso lero kut ena mwa mainawa amatanthauza zomwez mchichewa. Ndikungoganiza chifukwa chot sitimadziwa matanthauzo ake ndiye zzioneka ngat multi ndi mains abwino?

    • Mkandawire its not an english surname as i am black African. It is a surname that u can’t translate in english. It reveal where i come 4rm my origin than a surname with was taken 4rm a english name (table) tebulo, wireless (wailesi). Mkandawire is Mkandapachuma pasi tikuopa mtika chinkhuntha Mkamanga Mlowoka weni weni. The surname totaly show that it is unique we are dominant in Rumphi Kasheshe. By the way i am not the one who started insulting pple 4rm Mpoto. For yo own information i am sure in southern they are pple with name and surname same Yusufu Yusufu, ache Saidi Saidi. Of which in mpoto we have no such thing Mkandawire Mkandawire.

    • Mkandawire its not an english surname as i am black African. It is a surname that u can’t translate in english. It reveal where i come 4rm my origin than a surname with was taken 4rm a english name (table) tebulo, wireless (wailesi). Mkandawire is Mkandapachuma pasi tikuopa mtika chinkhuntha Mkamanga Mlowoka weni weni. The surname totaly show that it is unique we are dominant in Rumphi Kasheshe. By the way i am not the one who started insulting pple 4rm Mpoto. For yo own information i am sure in southern they are pple with name and surname same Yusufu Yusufu, ache Saidi Saidi. Of which in mpoto we have no such thing Mkandawire Mkandawire.

  23. Ndiye zotseka University chifukwa chongofuna kuti zolinga zokhutitsa mimba zanu zithekebe basi izozo ndiye zikuonetsa chithunzi chabwino kunjako,azungu akumudzi kwanu ku America akuyamikira kuti mwana wao ali ku Theba atleats at the end of those expected two terms uli pampando uwapititsila zomwera kuchokera kumagazi aMalawi

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