Mutharika faulted for not attending Mbendera’s funeral

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Malawi President Peter Mutharika has faced criticism over his decision to shun the funeral ceremony of statesman and former MEC Chairperson Maxon Mbendera who was laid to rest on Saturday in Blantyre.

Social commentators using the platform of the social media have faulted the Malawi leader for his ‘lack of humanity’ in failing to attend the funeral of Mbendera when he was already in Blantyre where the funeral ceremony was being held.

A Facebook status posted by Mutharika’s critic Gerald Chavez Kampanikiza in which he faulted the decision of Mutharika not to personally attend the funeral of Mbendera was received by agreement from most people who commented.

Peter Mutharika

Mutharika at fault again.

“This man (Mutharika) is a foreigner,” commented one person in an apparent argument that the behaviour by Mutharika to shun the funeral was not what was expected of a Malawian.

“Strange that he attends Mulhakho wa Alhomwe to eat the aphrodisiac gondolosi every year,” another person said in faulting Mutharika.

“He knows something about this death and if he can dare going then he knows Mbendera’s soul will trouble him,” another person commented.

Mbendera’s funeral was attended by the leader of opposition in Parliament Lazarus Chakwera, the Vice President Saulos Chilima among other dignitaries. Mutharika was represented by his justice minister.

Ironically the President was only a distance away from  the home of Mbendera where the first service for the funeral was held.

 

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  1. Mr Mbendela has passes through hell, made some tough decisions and to live with em all coz what DPP put him through.. Am sure he’s had words to say, confessions to make before his death, starting from the very day he announced the presidential winner in 2014. Politics had put his life into a huge dilemma especially as a Christian. Rest in peace Mr Mbendela. Your legacy will being everything to light. Am sure there’s more than just a reason as to why His Excellency did not even attend your funeral.

  2. Koma Tikunena Zot Iyeyu Ngat Amene Anampanga Kukhala Olamulira Wadziko Lino, Wamwalira Kom Osapitako Munthu Ndioipa Mtima Uyu Ka!

  3. Kumaliro anayimililidwa ndi hon doctor chilima vp zakwana. Inu mumafuna onse awiri akakhale nawo basi?pezani zina zomudera munthuyu ife timamukonda kwabasi.

  4. president akadapitako mukadalankhulaso zina ,sadavaeko mukubwatamuka kut bwanji sodapite opulewo,chono apa pali icho chalakwika, adali busy nintchizaboma, onthu ombiri sodapite bwanji simudalengeze? poti olephera kupi kumaliro ndo pulewo basi, bwatani voveka wanthu ave,otolankhani ota omaipisa zopule chomwe naona onthu odana ni dpp olo mutelo boma nibomaaa

  5. malawi24.com is de faulting him en nt Malawians. U mean he shld attend every funeral tht occurs, spending gvt resources? be serious with ur articles. this only implies the online has full of dundeheads pple, gud 4 nothg.

  6. The old old man fainted just cuple of days ago yet we speculate whatever come into our mind. Let’s advice one another on issues of development noone is perfect. Which one of us haven’t seen what nyasatimes mentioned about Dpp killing??

  7. Lamulo liposa mphavu limawoloka sidya lanyanja amalawi tiphunzile kuwopa chawuta mumalo mowopa munthu wo bwadwa mwamukazi masiku ake ngowelengeka zili mumalemba.

  8. Death is death or even if he attended he was not going to wake up, you journalist some times you are the one to blame for the collapse of our economic crisis because u only focus on the negativity of the person #the president and ending up confusing Malawians at large, go to hell

  9. Wafa wafa basi…Pitala kupitako or osapitako kma wadhuwa bas,wavaya….Pitala naye adzavaya komko,Inenso ndivaya komko,Iwenso iweyo uvaya bas….tikampeza komko Mbendera ndi ma frnds kumandako

  10. Heey ndizachiziwikile kuti omwe a poster this massage awonesela umbuli wawo wa kuzimu mwayiwala kodi? PHANZI LODALA NDILO LIMAPITA KUMATENDA THAN KUMALILO!! mwasowa nkhani mwina tikupaseni chochita?

  11. koma zinazi guys ,,,kodi inu a Malawi 24 journalism yake iti iti munapanga inu,,president sanapite ku maliro a mbendera,,eeeheh so what?did the vice president go there?if yes whats the issue?we have so many important issues in Malawi tamaponyanu ximenezo tizizipanga comment apa ,,aaaaagh bwanji kodi??

  12. Anali ndi chisoni kwambiri zedi,,,, anmwalira ndi bwenzi lake lenileni ndinawonera pa masankho aja amawulutsa atalira,,, abwanawo amawopa kuti akalira iwowo kumaliroko,,,,

  13. Amalawi kdi inuo maliro alionse angacike mumapta en kukhala president sicifkwa kti maliro aliwonse azipta en kumbali yakuba aliyense ndwakuba ndpo enanu mudakababe ndwo muphka so y always accusing mr president?

  14. Kkkkkk koma guys ngati mukuti apresident anakawononga ndalama panalibe njila ina yomwe akanachita yonti asawononge ndalama koma kumaliro kokha apiti .ngati kuyenda wapansi.komanso atenge a G4 security .kkkkkk dzazi sanapite kumaliro atii anakawononga ndalama dzaboma

  15. Pitani mukamfukule kumanda mbenderayo mumuikeso kachiwiri mwina a president abwera mukatinyase ndi marilo ambendera ngati anapangapo zinthu APA kuteroko mumati MCP inawina?inu mbuzi eti?MCP idzalamuliraso Malawi muno?

  16. I think inu ama newspaper ndinu oipitsitsa zabwino zamunthu uyu tizamva liti? Ngatinso anthu akusokonezeka muzambiri ndinu nomwe a newspaper

  17. what could his attendance change?serving face?stop this stupidity Malawians..a poorest nation on earth! U know why? Such idiotic way of thnking if full throttle in Malawi. Please people change!!

  18. Ampanga fault nd ndani?? pa Malawi pano ndaona anthu makamaka atolankhani achimidziwa amangofuna kupeze chikoka cha anthu polemba nkhani zanziii!!! bansi dziko lonseli mwaona kut sanapite nd Peter yekha??? mmmm mukhaula ngat mukuona ngat adzikugayirani ndalama kut musiye kulemba zopusazo!!!

  19. chimunthu ichi koma mitini yandalama chikadapita kuti chikapeze mpata wobera ndalama kumaliro ayi pokuti ndiyemwenso wapha anachita bwino kusapita koma ife amalawi uku mkuyamba kuona msogoleli wosapita kumaliro pokuti mngosavinidwanso tingoti alibe mwambo mkukhala kwawo.

  20. Walembayo, ukuwerengawe, ukucommenta iwe. Ineyo sitinapiteko kumaliroko. Kodi ndi ammudi mwanu?? Kapena anali abale ake?? Chilima, Bakili, Chakwera ndi nduna anali komko. Amenewo sanakwanire?? Kodi mmene a president sanapite maliro sanayikidwe? A Malawi kupepera mumafuna mukapemphe ka ndalama kwa H.E . Zopepera basi. Kapena wasanduka chifukwa president kunalibe?

  21. So what is it acrime,they have already collected lots of our tax money we dot have some 4 his convoy and his workers allowance.thank u mr president 4 not going may his soul rest in peace

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  23. Well i don’t see a problem but he could have delegated Saulos instead of Tembenu. Saulos could have been the one giving that eulogy and not Tembenu. It gives an impression that perhaps the two don’t talk to each other on matters of national concern but only on compaigns for the party. This is too bad for the Second In – Charge.

  24. Za ziiii,do u know the reason why he didnt atend?Kungozolowera criticism basi,the Vice president was there,wasnt that enaf for you?Is it even a crime nt atending a funeral?

  25. Tiyeni tizingokomemta mchichewa akuluakulu kkkkkkkk enanu zizungu zanu sizikumveka anta ! zizungu zozungulira mutuzi pano Mayazi Amla shatapu!!!

  26. malawians are gud speakers bt nt gud to demonstrate on the ground . the presdent & his hav the same syndrom of criticism ,learn lessons from your neighbouring countries

  27. Ndiye malawi ameneyo akanapitako mukanati waononga ndalama zaboma nayenso peter ndi munthu osalowetsa ndale kupita kumaliro ndi ku3una kwake munthu ndiye penapake tisamangoblamer president chilichonse

  28. Cheap politics. Had it been that he attended the ceremony, you could be the very same people pointing fingures at him for spending tax payers money. Just zip your dirty mouth if you have nothing to say.

  29. Have ever seen a president doing campaign after winning election bola zinayenda zake koma pa umunthu he was sapporse to attend Mbendera’s funeral za ndale pambali i don’t see real reason for his absent

  30. Pakamwa Ngati Palowa Ngumbi 40 Muoneni Umo Awonekeramu.Anachita Bwino Osapitako Adakathawitsa Anthu Kuipa Nkhope Ndi Mtima Omwe Wakwiba Pitala.

  31. Koma akanakhala chakwera ikanakhala nkhani. Wakhala bwampini palibe nkhani…ndiye malawi ameneyo. Anthu mukugona ndi njala koma bizy kuchemerera andale omwe akudya nkukhuta zina nkutaya

  32. Ulemu ndipomwe uli moyo not ukamwalira,thats why we black people we believe to help when someone left us not while he is alive.ngati vice alipo palibe chifukwa chokuwira apa ana a njoka inu

  33. My fellow Malawians,Think, that Jesus is coming soon.This kind of pointing finger will make you to austray.To be alive to day,it’s your chance to repent sins.Others are regreting while they are in Mortualy……My country Malawi,Too much talking can’t bare a fruit and our country can’t develop……

  34. Munthu woyipa komamso osayamika mbendereka anamuwinitsa mkuluyi mpaka kulengeza zotsatira akulira chikumbumtima chikumutsutsa lero wamwalira iye osapita kumaliro shame on you

  35. ndizomanyadira kuti a prezdent adachita bwino nzeru zanu sizimagwira pali zoyamikira pamenepa kuti adachita bwino osapita ku maliro a mbendera? yet he is the one who made him to where he is

  36. Basi mmafuna aononge ndalama zaboma pa Convoy yake ija? Ndale zathu nzolondanatu musaiwale, moti apanso pali ndale zaphweeee….kuyenda mmaliro ndikofunika, ngakhale makolo anga adandiuza choncho. Inenso mundinene coz sinapitenso, mundikhulurukire, monga mmene muwakhulurukire a pulezidenti athu

  37. Our vice president Saulos Chilima was there what else are we looking for? Anyway its our culture to talk and speculate on any funeral.By the way who has critised the president? I didn’t hear any?

  38. mukanamulipira ma allowance ake inuyo? president akayenda pamawonongeka chuma chambiri apopo waseva big up mr president akhululukireni awa sakudziwa chomwe akunena

  39. I alwys support Peter as our president from the same district but i dislike his behavior of not going to attend funerals .Look a Cheya satopa kupita kumaliro despite kuti mphamvu zatha komabe he alwys force himself .Amalawi omwe takulira kumuzi kuno timayesesa onani apulezidenti athuwa kodi anthu akukondani bwanji nanga?

  40. Zimenezo nzopusa! Mavuto ali mu Malawi muno basi you expect the president to go to every fucking funeral??? He must have been attending 2 something very important than e funeral ! Big up APM

  41. Koma chili Ku malawi? inu mumapita kumaliro aliwonse angagwe mmudzi mwanumo? just coz ndi president.ndimunthunsotu naye amakhala ndizochitika even zofoka dzino .anthu amalephera kupita kumaliro pazifukwa.Kambani zina

  42. He really knows the exact cause of Mbendera’s death…. What speach could he has made at the funeral, if his representative started kubwebweta saying he knows the cause of Mbendera’s demise. Apart from Chasowa, DPP has murdered Njauju, Mbendera and now baying for Kamlepo’s blood. DPP will finish us.