Ndau refuses to apologise for lying about Mutharika’s health

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Government spokesperson Malison Ndau has insisted that he, together with presidential press secretary Mgeme Kalirani, will not apologise to Malawians on behalf of government for misleading the nation on the health status of President Peter Mutharika.

This follows a call made by non-governmental organisations who faulted the way the two handled information about Mutharika’s health.

Ndau and Kalirani told the nation two weeks ago that Mutharika was in robust health in the United States of America but on Saturday the president held a press briefing at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe where he admitted that he was suffering from rheumatism.

Malison Ndau

Malison Ndau says he is not apologising to Malawians.

Reacting to the calls, Ndau told the media through a telephone interview that he cannot apologise because his duty is to speak for government and not to speak on the privacy of the president.

“Let me come clear here to tell the NGOs and the opposition in the country that I cannot apologise because I wronged nobody. Remember the president is also a human being who has his own private life and he is an elder to say whether he is well or not, so I could not be speaking on his privacy because am not entitled to do so,” said Ndau.

He added that Malawians were waiting for the president to speak to the nation and that is what Mutharika did and people saw how he is.

“Everyone has seen his condition so there is no reason for someone to be requesting for me and the presidential press secretary to apologise,” said Ndau.

There had been speculation in the country that the president was sick since he stayed in the USA for additional three weeks after attending the 71st United Nations General Assembly though government dismissed the rumours.

But upon arriving through Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe, Mutharika surprised Malawians when he used his left hand to wave and greet people who welcomed him at the airport.

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  1. He cant apologise…we should not waste our energy fighting him to say sorry I goofed…because you asked him something that pagans dont do since they are foolishly weak.The strong can apologise..fools will always give you an excuse why they cannot,when yet they know the truth bout the matter

  2. this is mother fuckin habit stngapte pasogolo mukaptriza zmenez, kubisa matenda? wat for? ndy apa mukut mukunena zoona kuwatenga amalawi ngat mbuz? vuto mukungokha ngat dziana nonse a boma my b munadupha steg. human’s lyf its lyk a book let us open another page, tisamangova zopusazo.

  3. Why should they apologise yet they were saying what they knew was the right answering of questions that came? It’s the president and his entourage to apologise because they never despited to Ndau the right information whilst they were in America.

  4. These are idiots the fools we have in Malawi Ndau is such an idiot he is the one who was saying the president is ok but now the truth is being revealed such an idiot fuckkkkkkkkkkk

  5. To me according to the look of things, there is no need for Mr Ndau to apologize. Most of the people in country were celebrating after it has been rumoured that the President has fallen sick.The government would have come to the open informing the people of Malawi about the President’s illness had it been that Malawians behaved so humanly after the rumours .Another issue, according to my opinion there is no need to blame Hon Ndau,the government spokes person for this. After all what we have to know is that, if a person is employed by the government or an organization to be the Spokes Person to that particular organization, the views he or she is to narrate are not only his or her views. The Spokes person is like the loud speaker. If the loud speaker produces an abusive words, you don’t blame the loud speaker. You don’t know that it was the government’s propaganda to keep as a secret about the President’s sickness.Had it been that Mr Ndau’s views were expressed from his own mind,we would have seen the government putting the blame on him. For the government is quite by not blaming Mr Ndau for lying to the Nation about the President’s sickness, this means that it was a collective decision because people were rejoicing when it was rumoured that the has fallen sick.

  6. bwanji kuno zuma akalakwitsa amapepesa kwa anthu ake chifukwa amadziwa kuti munthu ndi munthu amalakwitsa zina koma inu mukukana kupepesa kwa anthu anu komaso mwaiwala kuti ndiye mabwana anu. ndizabwera kumeneko peter akachoka paulamulilo chaka cha 2019. apa ndiye bola pp idaba ndalama koma imathandiza anthu koma ichi taaaaaaa

  7. kodi nyamakazi sikudwara? ndiye iweyo udziti m’tsogoreli wadziko lino sakudwara iwe ndiwe mbuzi ya munthu undisamale poti kwanu sindikudziwa ndikanakugwiririla ine ndimakana za chibwana

  8. Apology??? What for ?
    H. E. has already given an apology and explained everything publicly.

    What we need now is food, electricity, medicine and solutions on how we can reduce fire outbreaks in our markets.

  9. Kaya supepesa khala koma udziwe kuti anthu akuona bodza lako,nduna yabodza iwe, robust health,munthu adwala nyamakazi,umaichepetsa thendayo? Kuzolowela kunamiza ana ako wati ndi ife tomwe 4tseki.

  10. Sindikufuna kuti ndidzamve agalu amenewa akufotokoza chili chonse chokhudzana ndi m’tsogoleri wadziko ndipo muwauze amene akukana kupepesawo kuti MIYALA yawo. tidzakumana akatsika mumtengomo.

  11. Only idiots and fools,boastful,greedy and selfish leaders they never accepte their wrong doing, so if they part of them they won’t apologize, but mind you where you are you will come down

  12. Malawi sazatheka! access to information yavutatu apa, no wonder munatsogoza mkwiyo when #TelezaNdanga wanted to be cleared on the information issue.

  13. KKKKKKK kupepesa ndye kusintha chani pa Malawi? Zavutazavuta basi musiyeni munthu bwanji simunauze APM kuti apepese pa press last friday kkkkkk Malawi chomwe amasaka sazachipeza mpaka kale

  14. NDAWU ZOT NDI BUSA SIZIKUZIWIKA KUNAMA TOO MUCH ASIYA KUPEMBEZA MLUNGU AYAMBA KUPEMBEZA NDALE SIMAYEMBEKEZELA BUSA KUT AZINAMA

  15. Mbuli ndi kuzikonda kwa omwe akuzitcha azitsogoleri..mwaiwo nzeru zautsogoleri mulibiletu mwao.osamayelekedwa kwambiri kumadziwa kut mlipo kwazaka 5

  16. musiye ubusa because man of God sayenera kunamiza anthu ayi mwina mayitanidwe mwainu mulibe ndiye pano mupange kaye ndalezo zotumikira Mulungu muime kaye

  17. Its not Ndau who elected APM into office alawians love their President and its right to know their leaders health.Ndau has failed to perform his role as Minister of information their he deserve resignation from this position

  18. Some people are just like carts that need to be pulled always. Why accepting everything just because of a position of a person. That’s why politicians take advantage of these who support everything to oppress and exploit people. People do not need contradiction of information, if the concerned people cannot give proper information, is there a need to have such positions?

  19. Inu inu know your politicians. Apologise to who? To you commoners? Is it any strange for a politician to lie? He is too high up the social strata to apologise.

  20. These politicians don’t care about us they care about their stomach only thus y they treat us like idiots, millions of Malawians r going to bed hungry everday but the so called President don’t even care ,oh God help our small country

  21. Za ziiiiii, kaya sapepesa zake zimenezo koma aziwe kuti tataya naye chikhulupiliro pankhani zake zomwe azitiuza kuti zizikhala zoona?

  22. Sindingapindule kanthu chifukwa chakundipepesa nkakhululuka mabalawa nankha ndipanga nawochani ,magesi mbola, njala ndiye yanyanya, maluzi ndiosanena kuphana nkosasimbika ndiye wina aziti sindikupepesa iwe Malawian coz ndinanena boza zaumoyo wa president wako aaaa fork zanu izo

  23. kod mufuna apepese zichan?? no nid for an apology here..de boss tld u kut dnt put a blame on these men..and more ova wat wl b ur benefit to an apology…ndiponso nkhaniyi ikuyenera ithe & look forward for de country’s dvlopment osamangokhalira mutharika this n dat …mxiieww

  24. What can benefit!! Apology or not apologizing!!! To the people off all Malawians!! You must not that!! The TRUE people who voted most of them they are in Rural areas !! They are wainting the benefit for there vote.

  25. Eeesh am tied with nosense story bwanji a ndau ayankhe funso loti Aniva adzatuluka liti pa bail mokhala kuti mtsogoleri wathu wadziko wafika mdziko muno

  26. Kodi zizonono munadwala inu akatipa suja munkabisa,pali yemwe anakuuzani kuti mupepeset?timatenda mwa inu tili thooo koma mukulimbikira kulemba za ena basi…….

  27. Munthu ukapepesa sumaluza kalikose ,koma iwowa kuuza dziko la Malawi kuti sapepesa koma ndimwano / kudelela .k tamva zisankho zikubwela mudzalankhuleso mwanowo

  28. Opepesa ndindani pamenepa, Ndau ndi zipani zotsutsa zomwe zimafalitsa khani yoti President wamwalila. Zipani zotsutsa ziyenela kupepesa kuntundu wa aMalawi ponamiza anthu kuti president wa mwalila.

  29. Malawians need food on the table and education for thier kids,We are sick and tired of hearing about Mutharika this Mutharika that please give us a rest.With a population of about 16 million they is plenty of news to write.Stop this blood mutharika song we are now sick and tired of it.Give us a rest!

  30. Africa sazatukuta posavomereza munthu ukalakwisa, achina obama amapepesa akalakwisa, because its only when you admit wrong doing like the how the presdent did, its when you open room for change, otherwise you will live in denial forever.these guys are suppsed to malawians for the lies they were saling the nation for almost 3 weeks

  31. Some of you and himself thinks, the President cannot apologise,hmmmmmm,HE CAN! and malawians deserves an APOLOGY for what is called Communication breakdown.after all he wont be the first one to do that.

  32. Dnt force them to apologise ,God is looking at them and he wl manifest his power .soon they wl need apology from malawians . This is nt a party that brought us to multiparty system ,and they are nt mcp that brought us from atsamunda, they are visitors