Mutharika hits back: attacks media, opposition

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A healthy looking Malawi President Peter Mutharika has this afternoon hit back at the media and opposition parties for spreading reports that he was seriously sick, saying he has more than nine lives and the “health of a 30 year-old”.

The president who was holding a press briefing at where he arrived waving both arms also likened himself to Harry Houdini, a 20th century American magician known for his escape acts and magic.

Peter Mutharika

Peter Mutharika – Am very fit.

Over the past weeks, speculations were rife that Mutharika was sick while other reports claimed that he had died.

The rumours intensified when Mutharika arrived back from the United States of America while using only his left arm.

But speaking today at the press briefing, the 76 year-old said doctors in America have given him a clean bill of health and have told him he has the health of a middle aged man.

“The only problem I have is Rheumatism on the shoulder. It was injected last week and due to the injection my shoulder got numb and I was advised not to shake hands with people. That is why last week I was only using my left arm to greet people but now I am 80 percent fine,” Mutharika said while raising his arms.

Mutharika further blasted the opposition saying they wanted him dead so they could face a weak candidate in the 2019 general elections.

“I know that opposition parties were at forefront of spreading this false information…Ndikukuuzanu kuti 2019 ndikunyenyani,” Mutharika warned.

Throughout the press conference Mutharika also attacked the media for starting rumours of his death. He singled out Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) and advised the media house to change its slogan from “Zikachitika mumvera kwa ife” to “Mabodza mumvera kwa ife”.

Additional reporting by Archangel Nzangaya.

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  1. Nobody killed him but no one from our rulling government was brave enough to say the truth.@Yobe. On apologizing. Yes he have to apologize to the nation because he abused the constitution. Check chapter 4 and 5 of the constitution.

  2. He came after he had sent home his entourage thereby cutting expenses.Can’t you applaud him for that.If it were you,would you do that?Most of us commenting here are even unable to manage our families,church financies,but we seem wiseacres here.Shame on you.Improve your education to prosper or become like him one day.

  3. He came after he had sent home his entourage thereby cutting expenses.Can’t you applaud him for that.If it were you,would you do that?Most of us commenting here are even unable to manage our families,church financies,but we seem wiseacres here.Shame on you.Improve your education to prosper or become like him one day.

  4. The truth will come out everyone saw him at airport that was not ok ,but now he is attacking the media kiikkkk Malawi leader wasowa chonena ,pple r struggling with hunger but u r busy playing with our tax ishhi

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  6. dont critise anyone coz who iz told us truth & liar us, look forwad lather than ndikumangombana ndiandale add to that anthuwa amadziwana amacallernaso pa 4n

  7. Iyeyutu zake zinayela kale…..tiyen tizingopanga zot zitha kutithandiza osat tizikanganapo za Bwampini mmmmmm tinalakwisa kale poponya vot nde tiyen nazo ationese kut tisazabwerezeso…..inuso omubakila ndimwe vindele machenya yinu

  8. Malawi 24, don’t mislead Malawian people, the president already said he is sick, and he is now recovering about 80%.
    We don’t blame the president, the spokesperson and other DPP leaders must be blamed for not informing the country about the health of the president.
    The main aim in his speech was to clear the rumours of his sickness, and he did say that he is sick. All the additional speeches like he is like 30 years it’s not serious issues.
    The point is “he is sick and he is recovering”

  9. Let me blame u all who are talking zopandapake to the president chomwe mungadziwe ndikusadziwa kuti tili munthawi yanji or atabwera wina lero mukuganiza kuti zonsezi zingathe tsiku limodzi ngati mumalephera kuweruza ndikuthandiza ana anu ndiakazi anu amagovula mwati ndiufulu wawo tsopano iye alibe ufulu muli nawo ndinu basi woyakhulawo ?

  10. Munthu wamkulu ameneyo katundu muzito 2019 tikunyenyanyenyani mukamuuze bushiri wanuyo Santana wachabechabe kuti walephera ( olhasi thimulopwana mulupari ) voti yang ndi abale anga onse kwa iye.

  11. Whether sick or nt its non of our bussiness, we mind how and why you kept quiet being a person who always want little did to be known to the world. After all time will tell the truth.

    • Yes one should be transparent whether president or minister but the fact that we employed them is sometimes forgotten and they want to become our bosses and this is an error in many African leaders who forget that our vote puts them in that office , and our tax pays them

  12. I feel sry for Malawi and the wasted generation we hv become, let us borrow a leaf frm our nebouring country like Zambia. They had an election after that despite some misundrstng evryone went back to business make money and develop their families. 52 yrs down the ladder we stil relying on politicians wit their empty promises, when a u gng to stop worshipping politicians and they are the reason why we are poor. U spend most of ur time in social media gossiping while anzanu they are busy making money, when a u gng to change and thnk about somethng which wil make ur life better instead of wasting ur time with these useless recycled politicians. Malawians get a life learn to do ur own thngs and develop ur families.

    • You have my support brother,leadership in Malawi is amess,mwinanso chimozimozi kumangokhala wopanda atsogoleri with disappointments that we have received to these recycled politians.

  13. Kuti muonetsetse munthalika. sakulephela kusamalila dziko la malawi koma zamuchulukila akugolowa kumene kunagwa vuto la kuphedwa kwa amalawi ku jonh kuno ndimamilion angati analipila mabus odzatenga anthu kenako madzi osefukila kenako dzuwa yosalekeza kodi atakhala inu mungatani

  14. vuto ndiloti timaona ngat pomwe tili ifepo pansi pathu palibe ena omwe amayang`ana za pomwe ife tili o kufuna zomwe ife tili nazo tatsekeka maso. zot kunja kuno kuli osowa pogwira sitiziwa basi kukangosakazako zamisonkho zaosowelatuwo osakamba chifukwa chenicheni chotchonera zifukwa zokhalira kumeneko zitadutsa kale,nkumazatiuza ife kuno kt ndinyamakaz chabe nde olo atakhala matenda nkumabisa amene sanadwalepo ndani? oky!!! kani ndimtundu omabisa zinthu ujaa? ndalama chibisireni,mtembo weniweniwu kubisaaaaa. God will judge.

  15. Musatiyankhulise pambali pliiiz.. Nanga akatokana chani kut atodwala ?? Nanga lelo akavomelezela chani kut akatodwala nyamakazi ndiyomwe inawFesa nkono wodyelawo?? Nanga ati saziwa bwNji anthu omwe ananka nawo ku amelekako pomwe ananka ndi iwo??? Uyu woyankhulila kunyumba yabomayu uyu asamatipusise ife nakana navomela zaziii ,, they just want as to b stupid

  16. Amalawi ambiri ndinu anthu wosafunilana zabwino Munthu simungamamutemberere ngat Mulunguyo ndi inuyo. Kodi olo akanafa inuyo ndi azimbuyanu mukanasintha zinthu,ndiye mwalemba mmazi ali strong 2

  17. Anthu basi kumamufunila zoipa nzanu mwalemba mmazi Mulungu siinu.Dpp 2019 boma palibeso chipani chowoneka kut nkugwetsa ntundawu,wina afune asafune Dpp motomoto zamunyasa akasese ku joni

  18. Its good that he is back here alive and active to continue with his office work.That he has nine more lives (nine more years or )in office and his feeling that he is as health as a 30 year old man,must not affect us in any way.We missed him as our state leader,and wished him well, so he could make it into his office for his normal duties.

  19. He is not the first man to claim such words we had Dr H and even his brother also said the same words its shame for our beloved Malawi for having this kind of leadership but dont punic brethren God loves everyone malingaliro ake sioyipa pa ana ake monga anthu amafunila

  20. Takunyadilani apresedent DPP woye mukungoyankhula ngati mwasweka mutu bwanji munyoze koma akutiramula basi mubwebweta zaiii simunamve kuti mbuzi imadya pamene aimangirira

  21. THIS IDIOT WAS’NT SICK INSTEAD HE WENT THERE Kukabisa ndalama zimene akuba zomwe zimathandiza anthu ovutikafe ‘he is idiot mudzaona 2019 Akazaluza simudzamuwonanso mudziko lino .

  22. Akulu Amati wakufa saziwika, nankungwi anati simugona naye anati asagone , choipa chisata mwini. Woyipa athawa yekha, kunena mwa ndithe ndithe nanthambwe anazitengela, kufa sakakamiza. Satana shame
    Indeed. I lost my trust in Medias and pages too much maboza

  23. Ndaona ine ndizoti akulu, mwachila mumadwala, tsono amalawi mwatengela zotani? Mukanena za moyo kuti muli ngati nyamata wa 30 yrs ahah kodi wa 30 yrs sadwala mkumwalila? Oky mwati nyonga mulinazo pano mukhoza ku menya isaac chilemba,bwanji mumaleka kungomuitanitsa kuti tionele nkhonyayo eee bwana,aopozishoni mwati 2019 muzawanyenya,osaiwalatu paja ovota ndi ifeyo

  24. NOBODY KNOWS ABOUT TOMORROW!! A wise person can’t debate about the health of human being!! There. Is other important things to debate!! Malawi is the poor country!! Why dont you discuss. How to develop. Our country.

  25. The thing is that he is not dead nor sick, lets wait for 2019, Bakili said that we malawians got one problem ‘kusachedwa kuiwala’ soon we will foget this if he is gona fix these problems, kodi tizilawa mpandou wina akafa eti? Wena nde timaufuna koma mpaka tifa osaununkha mmmm SHAME.

  26. media says he was sick and he went thru a sugery,and he was not able to rise his R hand,and he came back home while his health was not 100%,and that’s exactly wat he said,he just explained in different way,wankulu salakwa,if u are not agree with me it means u got some problems with english

  27. Death or no death that iz no an issue. President iz alive he must tank God. My Malawi we cant prosper wit politics and if you think that this dirty game of politics wil alleviate your poverty you wasting time. My Malawi fight your battle nobody wil fight yours.

  28. asapeze kwa tolankhani kuti ndiko konthawira amvomeleze kuti ndie olakwa pamene amalawi tinali kudikira iye msonkhano utantha koma iye nthawi yoseyi amkatani? ngankhale akubisa kudwala kwake adziwe kuti ifa ili pali yense wa chuma ndi osauka wa udindo ndiwopanda udindo

  29. We wanted a full detailed report of his prolonged stay in America,and what prompted him to stay that long without a word to his people!
    Instead of apologizing, the man has shown lack of morals, and above all, that he doesn’t give a damn!
    The man has simply lost leadership capability!

  30. Indeed nawadays zodiak has gone astry.It’s spreading uninformed false rumours in APM’s ruling.I think zbs wanna turn to political party.

  31. Auze anthu amvetse, amkabwera paja kungoti chotupa chinatuluka ku khwapa nde kugwedezagwedeza mkono mmmmmm sikanagwira, anangoganiza zopelekera moni ndi wa mamzere, MLAKHO sudzathekanso ndithu

  32. oooj he is health ok mwatero ndinu mwini wake wati 80% but in the next two weeks to come mpamene akhale 100% fine OK nane ndavomerele popeza kunkhope mkotupirako pang’ ono komaso amati Phewa ndi 80% .am happy that he ha accepted that he he was sick though in direct .adandpanga advise msakweze mkono komaso msalankhule adambibaya mankhwala kkkkk kodi izi zingachitikire Munthu amene Ali fit?,kodi nyamakazi simatenda? abambo ndamayi akayambana mnyumba amatulutsa nkhani ndi mmodzi wamamembala Ali mnyumba n kudwala kwa pitala adatulutsa ndi ana ake omwe amene amaya nawo n zakudwala kwao simabodza.tingoyamika kumwamba kuti ntchito yayambika yamachiritso mulungj amalizitse but not azinyoza anthu

  33. As far as I understand it’s higher time to change our mindset cause complaining will not take us anywhere why Malawians wish bad for our leaders? We are in the same boat, all in all what can the possible measures that can be put in place to control the unnecessary movement that consume a lot of millions and we have wrong believe that all problems can be come to an end by government only but we forget that we have contributed to the current problems in other way around let’s stand together to solve the problems Malawians.

  34. this man is a liar he is using drugs, if he is heatheir, then he is a gangster,a pretender,why was he dripped at his hand and is he a nigerian firm actor to have some scraches on his hand.are you dreaming to cheat us

  35. Anthu oipa awa nkhani zao zimakhala z abodza sindidziwanso ngati apephera kukacha chomwe amadziwa ndimalemba za president basi mulungu azakukanthani ndipo sikale mwamulephera kumupha lero wayambapo zina akutumaniyo muudze kuti nyukilira munamuponyerayo mulungu wa pherera

  36. Even de late kamuzu ankanena kuti ndi wamuyaya where is he? even your brother where is he? next is you,malo mopepesa kuti mwawononga ndalama za boma you talk zopusa,people are suffering chifukwa inu

  37. Aaaaaaaana akuchepa awaaaaaaa.DPP. boma.anthu sanje ndikaduka.2019.boma APM.oyeeeeeeeeeh kkkkkkkkkkkkk.munthu osavinidwa salowanyumba kupeleka mwabo osusa simunavenidwe ndipamene mungonthangi kuchipinda kwamakolo.mokhuma mokhuma.

    • Ukufuna photo, iwe ngati uli munthu-munthu nawenso utipatse photo yabwino. Iyinso ndiye ai, ulendo wina uzaike yoti anthu akufunsirepo apa.

  38. At 75 someone cannot claim to be stong like a 30 year old. Pple die at any age, but the aged are at big risk of dying from various ailments than those who are younger. Being sick or whatever rumours were saying is no longer an issue now. The thing now is what has he brought to the country in all these days he was in America. We heard that he was meeting investors while there, where are they. When are they coming? This man has wasted alot of money wherever he was, that could hav been used on other important things..

    • Munthuyu anavoteredwa ali moyo kutiatibweretsere chitukuko. Zakufazo akuziziwa ndi mulungu. Akanakhala wakufa sibwezi tikufunsa kuti ma investors alikuti. Kubwera wamoyo chisakhale chifukwa choti asazuzulidwe. moyo ndi wake sitigawana, koma chitukuko timagawana. Kufa ukunenako azafabe pasiku limene akudziwa mulungu.

    • Sindikuziwa ngati wamvela momwe antolankhani amafunsila ndimomwe amayankhila? Bcz mafunso akowa anzako omwe analikowo anafunsa ndipo anayankhidwa ndipo ngati ukufuna kuziwa momwe ayankhila umvele zodiak 7pm mbc tv pa 8:30

    • A Erickson uyu si president wa munyumba mwanu ndi president wa dziko nde mkufuna muoneke dolo pa gulu ngati zuthuzo ndi zakwanu. chabwino tiuzeni zimene watibweresela after spending so much time kunja mkuziwa ndalama zoonongeka nd msokho watose osati wa nokha.

    • A dpp mitu yao nde kusapota chilichonse…zoti wakhala kunja kuononga ndalama zankhaninkhani for NOTHING alibe nazo kanrhu. Koma kunyoza anthu basi ati achita manyazi iye wabwera wamoyo, Basi? Shupiti zanu a diphiphi…palibe chomwe mukuchitapo pa Malawi, koma kuba basi on top!! Rubbish!!

    • Unfortunetly this man he is going to waste our tax money until his death, from the day he came into the office, we are agoing to pay his needs moyo wake onse even ataluza 2019

    • what? someone is asking things which he brought from america.you think running a government is easy like you do in ur families u go to market then u come with ndiwo and ufa u give to ur wife to cook.think before you talk it take tym bro things to happen, patience is needed to my people.

    • Malawi sazatukuka chifukwa cha chipani cha dpp komanso osatila ake. Amangoombera mmanja zilizonse. President wao anali ku america kumene wangobwerako ndima stitch basi kwao nkuombera mmanja shame useless pple.

    • Iwe Chawinga apa ndiye ukunama, palibe chimene ukulankhula komadi soap ina imangokula koma ili yosalimba amwali. Iwe ukuganiza kuti dzikolo basi, lingofikira kutukuka nthawi imodzi chifukwa DPP ikulamula? Mai ako amalamula posachedwapa, anaba ndalama zankhani-nkhani ndikunthawa ndiye iwe ukulilira Mk30,000,000.

    • Macadet simungaimvetsa comment yanga chifukwa ambiri mwa inu school munatulukila pa window. Munthu akati ma investors abwera liti sakutanthaua kuti akanabwera nao limodzi.

    • Iwenso ngati ili school sinakupindulile ndipo ndiofunika go back to xool. Investor ukunenao sangawapakila mundege kuti azayambe lelo it can take even 2-3 yrs kuti zintchito zao ziyambe kuoneka ndipo kampopa ngolo ngati iwe sungazione mpangono pomwe pakuti nsanamila yako ndi kususana ndi dpp

    • Chawinga,are you okay in ur upstairs,hw can u say president wawo instead of president wathu? U wantd the investors to come right away? Aaa Man hold ur patience,or u r among thoz who wantd him dead,eeh? SHAME ! SHAME! SHAME on you.!

    • Pano sanafe koma the next kunamizilidwa kuti wafa, uzakhala ulendo ndithu. Ife tinauzidwa kuti president wa dpp amene amalipilidwa ndi dziko la malawi ali ku america kumene akukumana ndima investors. Komanso tinauzidwanso kuti akukumana ndima mysterious pple one by one. Ine ndimafunsa kuti anafotokozapo chani pa za anthu amkumana naowo.

  39. Pali Bushiri,Achipani cha PP ndi MCP ndiamene akutchukitsa mbiri zonsesi so am ready to die in the battle field timagulu tonset nditipanga minus..

  40. aMalawi24 inunso ndinu zitsilu,,munkaikokomedza nkhani ngati ndinu odzindikira,,,,,,mbudzi zina zinkati eeeeee nanga president momwe anapitira kuAmerica mpana pano sakubwera!!!blah blah blah,,,munkati wamwalira,,,,,after that mwayamba kufalitsa zabodzanso kuti eeeee ati abwera sunday but no media,,,nokhanso,,,,,ven aMedia anapita munaChita manyazi en surprised kuona munthu akuyenda yekha ven munapanganso create the story just because anakuwevani ndi Left hand side,,,,Eish amalawi simudzatheka inu muzingosaukabe mpana kale kusowa ndiyandiwo yomwe koma mumazitcha nokha ogwira ntchito m’boma,,,or ogwira ntchito koulutsira mawu shupiti zaambwiyanu,,,,,#Peter wathu alimoyo ife asakufuna akhale

  41. Kunena mosawopa olakwa ndi akuboma osat maradio wakuluyu anakhala masku ochuluka sono ife ngat timadabwa uku kunali kuyerekeza vuto si atolankhani ayi koma abwanawa komaso nduna zawo

  42. Amene akuyenera kupepesa ndi pitala chifukwa akapita kunja akabwereko amayakhula nda atolokhani komaso akamasika ndege amayimisa manja wose km zanja linafa asayenge ife amalawi ngati ana or wosazindikira bwapini ngati wapezako bwapini asathe mawu apa chinadwala ndawona nduna zabwapini zilibe chilungamo bwapini amadwala frishiiiiii pitala

  43. A dugu nonse muli oleohera chodabwisa ndi choti mumadziwa kusintha nkhani kuchoka pa matenda mwati wamwalira kuchoka pa kumwalira mwati Ali Ku India kuchoka Ku India mwati VP akufuna kuphedwa kodi anthunu manyazi mulibe
    Akunyenyanidi 2019 muwadziwa ndi a Peter amenewo

  44. kkkkkk kungomva kuti 2019 akuimanso a mcp wo njenjenje wakeyo eshiii!munya muona moya ndiakatundu adzakutibulani wait for landslide 2019 ana mwachepa dpp 2019 bomaaaaaaaaaaaa!

  45. He must blame and attack himself for taking the voters for granted . Don’t come here and criticising media, instead of apologizing that you were absent from the job we gave you for no apparent reasons. Remember that you took the aoth ?

    • Awa ndi onyenga, kukhala ngati anamulandira ambuye Yesu. Kukhala mpulumutsi wawo, koma mwana wa Mulungu nkatimo mulibe. Kusamba pansi panyanja uyu, apa kufuna kutiputsitsa choka chiwanda mdzina la Yesu kagwere kunyanja komweko.

  46. malawi nde ameneyo..presdent azimvera anthu ake…amacheza ku USA..amalawi anakalipa..mpaka wabwera..potsika ndege kuyimika mkono umodzi..amalawi ati ayi zimenezo…kenako wayambano kuyimika manja onse…#osamaopa kuyankhula..we r da voterz.

  47. APM Conference: Mutharika has told Zodiak to change slogan from “Zikachitika mumvera kwa ife” to “Mabodza mumvera kwa ife.”

  48. Nde amabitsa chani kut akudwala…a Malawi sanalakwitse chilichonse kumunena kut akudwala kapena wamwalira…ananamiza mtundu wa a Malawi Mr Roburst Health…

  49. Nde amabitsa chani kut akudwala…a Malawi sanalakwitse chilichonse kumunena kut akudwala kapena wamwalira…ananamiza mtundu wa a Malawi Mr Roburst Health…

  50. MEDIA YAKUMALAWI NDIYA DZITSILU ZOKHAZOKHA MMESA MMATI ATULE PANSI UDINDO ANYANI INU!! HATE SINGAKUPINDULILENI AMALAWI TIKUONA TOKHA DZIKO LIKUYENDA NO DONOR SUPPORT MISEU MU BRANTYRE MUNO NDIYE IKUMANGIDWADI MUNVA KUWAWA!!