Arrest people who spread lies on Facebook

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President Peter Mutharika’s alleged illness which gathered momentum on Facebook has spurred some activists to bay for regulation on the use of the Internet.

One of the country’s activists has urged government to regulate social media in the country saying it is bringing confusion to most Malawians.

The activist, Billy Banda who is Executive Director for Malawi Watch, said it is an insult to see Malawians through social media spreading what he called lies on the health of Mutharika.

Billy Banda

Billy Banda has made the call.

This is coming at a time when Malawians have been using social media to speculate on the health of President Peter Mutharika due to communication blackout from State House.

But Banda said one cannot mock his or her father on his health so what has happened through social media is totally wrong hence the need to introduce a new laws to regulate what people discuss on sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

”There is a bigger challenge as the social media is spreading wrong information especially on the health of the head of state,” said Banda.

He added that there is a greater need to introduce a law that regulates the use of social media to avoid such speculations in future.

According to Banda, when Malawians are on social media they should concentrate on issues that can build Malawi not destroy it so the new law would stop all this.

In February, Mutharika also revealed his concern over the use of social media in the country, saying Malawi was becoming too reliant on social media.

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  1. Komanso ayambe kumanga minister of information, ponamiza dziko kuti president sakudwala pamene mkono wakumanja sikugwira Ntchito. Akangidwa iyeyo kenako adzimanga enafeno.

  2. Ubwino wake ine ndikumangowelenga nawo zomwe mukumalembazi kaya ndi zoona kaya ndi zabodza ine ndilibe nazo ntchito bola ndikudya.nde zimanganani, poti mulungu ndi amene akudziwa zonse.

  3. Dpp flew a dead body to South africa.Told malawians he was not dead Tax payers money spent on a dead body.It should be the ruling govt that should be arrested for feeding malawians with Lies.It should be the ruling dpp govt to be arrested for failing to find solutions to Blackouts and shortages of Drugs.It should be dpp govt arrested for selling MSB illegally and for stealing Tractors.

  4. Kodi Ndi mwala kapena munthu? musatinyaase nazo ngati uli mwala chabwino sangadware koma ngati ndiwondelanso magazi nde eeeeeh kupuma nkulowa mmandatu basi

  5. Seriously. That’s wen de degree ov madness eguals 2 dat ov a goat, How do you take care of mistakes? Make sure you make quality decisions wen hdling matterz concerning a country . Don’t b stupid, it’s disgusting. Don’t 4get these r nt old days. Our life is attached 2 Internet.

  6. president yo ndindani woti sangadware iyeyo ngati akuti alibwino bwanji osabwera poyera ndikuwawuza anthu ake kuti sakudwala komaso ndiwuchitsiru wawukulu wa police wazelu zake kumati akukumanga chifukwa choti wina akudwala

  7. Hahaha is this wy u r busy increasing a number of prisons?fuck u Mr president, stroke yanuyo tisadwale tonse
    Simumakana kuti simukudwala?Idiot,matendanso amabisa?Alomwe!!!!!

  8. The DPP Led-goverment Has Discredited Itself For Failure To Tell Citizens Out There The Situation At Hand…Let Me Be Arrested For Publicising The Current Health Status Of The So Called HIS EXCELLENCY…I FEAR GOD ONLY,,MUTHARIKA Can Not Take Away My Life,,,FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION MUST PREVAIL i rest ma case…

  9. Asiye Kaye zomanga masuku ndi zipatala amange ndende zambiri coz zilipozi sitikakwana komanso ma admarc asatsekule chimangacho sichikatikwana kundendeko ife mangani Kaye onse otaya mimba coz ndikupha tulo lidzakutherani koma ?

  10. Don’t tell me that in Malawi there’s no freedom of speech. Since when did you started intimidating people…….wake up guys we’re in 21 century. Whether mr president is sick or not, he’s a human being just like everyone. There’s some point where we felt sick, so this thing of saying you’ll apprehend anyone mmmmmmm I don’t think will work this time around

  11. timangana coz nafe zida zokwanira zili ready waiting for ur guyz fucken bustard. ife monga dzika za Malawi muno tiyeneleka kumvetsedwa, kuyankhula ndi kuzichita iwe nde ukut bwanji nawe

  12. Nononononon thus not transparency it was not lies but the government is telling lies to Malawians and the are still lying ,minister of information must step down and be arrested for this as he said two wks ago so that the law must excise its course

  13. so this noseness is everywhere in country of africa this is what happend even here in zambia sam stuip people post on fb that president lungu he is sick but is not so general of police warning them and 2 arrist anya1 post this nosensenss

  14. Aaaaa mmalo moti mukonze malawi kma muziwa inu ndikumanga muntho, mukstimanga ndiye magesi samazimazima at mazi samavuta bwanji osatula pansi mwina mukapume cz zikuoneka kt nzelutu palibe apa.

  15. Useless business government is taking, why do you quickly loose your temper as government, Malawians are currently being incarcerated with high living costs but they keep their hearts down, as government this is not the time to chase arrogant facebookers but to chase the economy and try to make ends meet. Zikulani inu chonde tikuvutikatu ife musatione kukhala cheteku sitikukuonerani kukondwa inu mukamadumpha from one plane to the other on our ticket ohoo!!!!

  16. Wonena zoti magesi akuzimazima ku malawi amangidwe. Kumalawi magesi sakuzima. Onena zamabodza pa facebook ndi whatsapp amangidwe. Wonena zoti apresident akudwala amangidwe. Mukamangeso amene anayambisa facebook ndi whatsapp. Ndipo tosefe mutilande maphon.

  17. What about the minister of information?He told us lies that the president was enjoying robust health yet he knew he was sick.Should arrests not extend to these liars as well? Billy Banda this is your question.

  18. Loti ngati uli ugalu iwe utadwala unamuuza ndani? unayamba walemba apapa kuti ukudwala? ma ARV umamwa aja unaliuza dziko? osamaganiza za moyo wako bwanji? kapena ukumawamwa masana nde akuzunguza mutuee? ndakwiya nawe. mxxxxxx

  19. Then you call yourself that you fear God. Just look at yourself ! Manyazi bwaa How can a president be oryt while waving his pipo with a left hand? Most of our president amakhala anthu abwino there comes problems the followers, instead of advising they always upsetting ,Malawi siwa Nsogoleri yekha ndiwatonse Malawians hve the ryt to knw how is their leader by the way akamapita kunsonkhano bwanji mumalengeza? Ngati ndichoncho stop everything .

  20. Try it and C. Yambani muwone apo ndiye mchosha let’s people enjoy their democracy eithe lies its their democracy ndimayesa inu mmawanamiza anthu mmalo mobweretsa chitukuko mkubweretsa mavuto

  21. Kodi inu musamaone ngati tili mu 1party system mwava. Panopa or makoswe manyumbamu akudziwa kuti peter mutharika sali bwino, wadwalika. Musamazitenge kuchenjera mudziwe kunena kuti tsiku likubwera muzayaluka. Kwaine ndi ngoti peter akudwaladi.WISHING HIM QUICK RECOVERY.

  22. Funso kaye; ufulu ku Malawi ulipo?
    ngati ufulu ulipo ndiye palibe
    omangidwa coz that’s freedom of speech,ngati mumange ndiye kuti ufulu utheletu mmalawi muno.chobisila nchiyani.
    usiyeni ufulu ugwile ntchito yake simunapanga ufulu ndinu nomwe ayi usakupwetekeni anthu akambe zakukhosi kwao asiyeni.

  23. To my side i blamed you the Malawi 24 media news, for given us aforce rumour.Let the Malawian citizens knows the trueth about #APM illiness,mind you there is no secreat under the sun.

  24. Zamanyi basi mumanga ndani kodi mumakhara ndi matama bwanji a dpp ? Ngati mufuna mubwere kuno ku south Africa muzandimange kkkkkkk

  25. Malaw is ademocratic country, including freedom of expressn anythn, ng@ boma likuchedwa mmafotokozedwe azinthu mmafuna anthu atan? Asaaaaa…..

  26. Chitsilu ndi obisayo aMalawi adadziwa zoona koma poti akukana tipange nkhani akapsya mtima anena zoona uyoooo akuopa kuchosedwa olo kale tikanyanyala timati sindilowamu mnyumba mwanu nigona panja akafuna ulowe amati thawa chilombo iwe kuthawila nyumba Chitsilu chamunthu anakudziwa kuti ndiwe siumufunila zabwino mtsogoleli wathu

  27. Kkkkkk kukangocha kumangoganiza kuti timanga ndani? Since today plz think about ur country ngat izi madzi kuti asamavute nditani,nanga magets,njala n kusowa kwa ndalama.

  28. if we are arresting each other on lies, then politicians themselves are first to be arrested coz they are all liars. they lie about peoples welfare

  29. muzitimangaso tikamapereka nsokho sinanga amene akuganizilidwa kut akudwalawo amadya misokho yathuyo kos iwowo adakakhala kut sadya misokho ife amalawi bwezi tili phee opanda chonenena

  30. from my point of view, Malawians love their leader so they want to know whereabouts of their leader.what is nided is to them the truth.Malawians nid their leader as previous.we never hm speaking nor attendng to any audiene.what do u thnk ppo shud do?malawians r nt babies a slight change in their environment they react to the stimulant,bcoz their nerves r not paralyzd..Malawi is a God fearing nation our joint prayers would bring in a greast change to dteriotng /dwindling life of someone.We ve a number of profets,isnt a blesng? Pls trade wth Malawians constitutionlly and accordngly.Long live our dear Psdnt

  31. Koma ndiye zafikapo mpaka pamenepo kkkkkkkkkk ngati amwene akupatsani ndalama kapena mwina mukufuna akukondeni kulibwino azizanuwo mudzikamba nawo zanzulu osati zopusazo wekhaso chilungamo ukuchidziwa ife Ana kapena zitsilu zopusa ayi we have to talk what we know mbyzi

  32. Do we have enough prisons for all this Malawians??Come clean here don’t threatened the citizens.With the high cost of living social media is the only food for the starving Malawians.Timaimva kukoma when we are on your back.Give us jobs then we will back off the heat is ON….

  33. Kikkkkkk! Choyamba agule unyolo wokwanira komanso amange ndende zina coz zilipozi sidzikwanira. Komabe omwe amafailitsa nkhani zabodzawa komanso anthu aboma omwe amabitsa za umoyo wa president onsewo amalakwa ndiye pomangapo mumange onse. Mumangidwa chaka chino muwona. Lol

  34. Ndemuzi kati peza kuti za chamba eti wadwala wadwala basi tisowe ntendele chifukwa chamatenda akewo ifeyo demet andi mange ineyo ngati amazitama kuti amamanga awone china meta nkhanga npala munthu sukufila bho pali chifukwa choma panga za anthu paja ma presdent achifolenanu mumatida siku zimbabwe tu kuno tikudziwa kale muthalika samapezeka mu nmalawi waenela kutida koma ngati sukwanitsa kuva nkhani yanthuyi nyamula zomvala zako uzipita dziko lakwanu siuku funa uyambeso chiwewe ngati mphwako uja nde ukha ula bola mphwako uja nthawi zino amakhala akuti uza zolima iwe ukuti uza zotimanga iwedi ndi bathe eti kkkkkkk

  35. The social media operates in the internet world whose very tenet is freedom of expression. You only dispel rumours by telling the truth as it unfolds. You delay, you open oneself to speculations, most of it destructive!!!
    Wake up bwana billy banda and taste the matokoso… u need an advisor before you come public yourself. What you are yupping these days does not make sense – logically.

  36. gues wat dziko limadana ndichilungamo ndichifukwa government silinena bwino bwino da day Bingu died ndie ngati peter atafa sindikuxiwa kut muzizati wafa ndichani if u be frank…Palibe angapange spread rumour yaboza its ur quitenes wich makes people to talk all of this as 4 ma self l wil speak wat l knw and freely without betryeng John Chilebwes fate wth all freedom fighters gues APM and hes bro wea outside Malawi wen Muluzi wz fighting for democrasy……again l say if we obey anything wat government says tizipusa……government z talking rubish,,,APM RETURNS IN PEACE(RIP) bax end of story pano thy shud forcus on electricty n water that’s wea angaonekere amzeru and making them selves legends lyk chilebwe.mumanga angat mukadyesa chani ndende zanu….madness iz following da government.

  37. That’s stupid. If the people charged to inform the nation didn’t do their damned homework then they should leave media alone. Get this: social media is here to stay and better learn how to deal with it! You can’t kill all men because of one rapist!

  38. Hahahaha kkkkkkkk Wa MALAWI 24 ndi MALAWI voice akhale oyambilira kuka seva ndende because enafe ngati tili abodza nchifukwa cha MALAWI voice Ndi mzake 24 hahahaha iya nanga tiname hahahaha

  39. They must arrest and he must come to court to defend himself nt lawyers if is nt sick. Why they hide sickness as if they are nt human being .be like mugabe he use to be open

  40. Actually,u r tryng to order the arrest of th Imformation Minister neh?,coz as far as do knw he is th 1 who is widely known to hv bin spreading lies on social media

  41. asaaaa!!! without that rumours bwezi president sanabwere kuno….Iwo amakanikiranji kunena about the status of the president? Akasowaso ndiyambaso kunena zoti wamwalira….Zitsiluuubwezi

  42. KAYA INE NILIBE MAU, KOMA TIKUMBUSANEPO MAU AWA: MAU ANATI TIPEMPHELE MOSALEKEZA, TINGALOWE MKUYESEDWA. 2 KÖNDA MZAKO MONGA UDZIKONDELA IWE MWINI. 3 KUMBUKILA TSIKU LA SABATA.

  43. Anthu omangidwawo kuwawonelela ndithu moti sakudwala?? nanga amapeleka bwanji moni wa kumamzele?? osayankhulaso ku mtundu wa amalawi?? kuulutsidwa kwa kudwala kwake kunayambilaso komwe analiko bwanji akunjawo osamanga??

  44. A Malawi 24 Ngat Mulibe Zina Zomakamba Kulibwino Muzingokhala Nkumazikanda Kod Every Mint Every Hour Tizingova Za Boma Ndi APM Mwatiesa Tonse Nda Ndale Et?

  45. chikakhala kwa mzako usamati chigwire nyanga komano chikakhala kwako mpamene umadziwa kuti sichikufunika ku chigwira nyanga.

  46. usamaloze chtsotso m’maso mwanzako chako chili dendekele pachkope chadiso!!! kod mwaiwala kut tidziwe condition ya A.P.M ku USA znayamba nd inuyo a #Malawi24.Watch out malawi24,there is a saying in English:Be careful when u wipe ur face with a bathing towel coz the part that wipes ur face wil one day wipe ur buttacos

  47. Zautsilu basi munthu wadwala chobisilaso ndichani mumangeso ine ndiamene ndinayambisa ‘coz ndinali naye ku America komko ZALOWA UGALU!!ndiye democracy ili pati shatapu!!

    • Ndiye iwe unadziwa bwanji kuti akudwala, ngati ukuti akubisa? Ngakhale atakudziwitsa, uchitapo chiyani? Popeza mwa iweyo, mnzimu wa umunthu mulibe ndichiwanda chokha chatsala chimene chikukulankhulitsa zoipa. Iwe usadandaule ndikuti akubisa ai, iwe ngati umagwira ntchito pita ukagwire usataye nthawi ndikulankhula zopusa. Pomaliza udziwe izi, sanalumbire kuti ine sindizadwala kapena kufa m’mene ndili pampando wa president ai, komanso iwe matenda akukutsata pompo ulipo samala.

    • Man sindinanyoxe muthu ineso ndimadwala sine chitsulo chilipo apa ndikusamvesa chimene anthu tikudandaula ‘coz akutibisila kuti sakudwala pamene ali mwakaya kaya ndiye tiziti ndichilungamo eee ndiamalume ako kapenatu ?tose ndife a Malawi tinamuvotera ndiife tiyenela kuxiwa chikuchitika ‘coz ndikholo lathu tose

    • ndi president akuyenela kupasidwa ulemu ,sunamuvotele kuti uziziwa matenda ake ai koma kuti alamulile dziko la malawi kaya akudwala kaya sakudwala zimenezo akuziziwa ndiabale ake iwe zisakukhuze

    • ndi president akuyenela kupasidwa ulemu ,sunamuvotele kuti uziziwa matenda ake ai koma kuti alamulile dziko la malawi kaya akudwala kaya sakudwala zimenezo akuziziwa ndiabale ake iwe zisakukhuze

    • Iwe annie ndiwe opusa maganizo wamva. Bwanji peter wakoyo samawauza abale ake okha kuti amuvotele??? If zikukubowani zomanena kuti peter wadwalika mumuuze asiye udindo nafe tisiya kumufufuza.

    • Mau bro anthu enaamalakhula ngati ali mtulo kaya amahongachani mene xafikila xithu dziko lathu lino osaxivela chisoni?ndiye akabisa matendao chanxelu ndichani mbalame zaanthu izi!!

    • Kumakhara kukonda munthu ndi chipani. Kusiya kukonda dziko lathuli, peter akudwala koma tikubisidwa nchonsecho akugwiritsira ntchito misokho yathu. Pomwe anthu ovutika akapita nzipatalamu akubwezedwa kuti kulibe mankhwara. Iwe annie udziwekuti peter wakoyo stroke yamuswa, zinazo akudziwa yekha.

    • Kalimbanani ine phee!! kumangodya phwanya. ine zoti kudziko kuno kuli presdent mumadziwa nokha coz sindionapo chachilendo, ndiye kaya ali bwanji palibe chikundipapasa.

  48. I guess the so called activist do not understand the need for the government not to be economical with information, first the activist should have asked himself a question, why all the speculations? then he could have gotten it right, other than criticizing the internet users for no proper reason. Government has failed us by not telling the truth and in the process we have learnt about “robust health”, now if i may ask you why is the government not coming forward to tell the nation that the man is really sick? why hiding his sickness?