Malawi’s 53rd Independence celebration cloth stirs debate

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Opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) lawmaker for Salima north east constituency Jessie Kabwila has faulted the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for what she dubs as ‘politicizing’ the 53 Independence celebrations through the the cloth that citizens are to put on 6th July.

Kabwila argues the cloth, takes the celebration more of a party celebration.

The cloth has President Peter Mutharika’s face  with its colour in blue – which apperently happens to be DPP’s colour something which Kabwila says portrays the celebrations as being of the party and not the nation.

Independence day celebration cloth sparkles reactions.

“It has a leader of DPP and the colour of DPP, it does not carry 6 July as a day for the nation it makes 6 July a partisan function”

“There are a lot features that they could have put on the cloth for unity sake, talking of national stadium, bridges, some of the things that Malawi has achieved since independence” said Kabwila in interview with Malawi24.

She further urged the ruling DPP to stop politicizing national events saying Malawians need unity on nation issues by not being partisan.

“If MCP is invited, MCP is not blue, AFORD is not blue, PP (Peoples Party) is not blue just like any other party that can be invited at that function, we need to unite as a country, since multi party we have been waiting for a such leader who can stop politicizing national events” added Kabwila.

Malawi celebrates  53 years of self rule after the British government had handed over ruling powers to black citizens of the country.

Prayers are to be conducted in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe and a football match between Silver Strikers and Nyasa Big Bullets is among main activities to spice up the celebration.

The 53 Malawi independence celebration is to be celebrated under the theme “Thanking God for the season of plenty”

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  1. Zovalazo Avale Anthu Akwawo Komanso Amene Akumuthandizira Kuendetsa Mavuto Amalawi Muno?Zaka 53 Mavuto Osatha Koma Kumati Tiri Paufulu?Malawi Vuto Lakula Chinyengo Dyera Kumaofesi Komaso Mmabungwe.

  2. the problem is,malawi of yesterday is no we are challenged to. guys ta babana too mu ch.so lets work hand in hand. msanje will fall.may be tomorow you will took the seat. we should learn to respect others.so that tomorow we wl be respected. an gain momentam kkkkk.

  3. But why are putting on the DPP thing ? Is this for DPP? Abale chilichonse politics palobe za DpP spa this is independence day Not DPP kenako tidzaonanaso matrys days mukuika DPP mu ma round about ,aaaa abale ma round about ntown muno mwaika ika DPP but what’s that for ??

  4. When the president is surrounded by fools this is wat happens can you even state any positive change this guy has brought to this nation. ….The chronicle disease tht will never end in malawi politicising everything

  5. Tisanga lale ndi cashgate mabwana azi joya osauka azilira koma mulungu amaona tonse.ndife ana ake kkkkk hbd mw.53yeas mavuto okhaokhaazungu..kamuzu. bakili bingu. jb .pitala. Kurila kokhakokha mulungu pulumisani malawi wa mkka ndi utchi.

  6. Umbuli kumalawi kuno umayamba ndi atsogoleli athu, sichinthu cha nzeru kubvala nsalu ya chipani pamwambo wokumbukila tsiku lolandila ufulu. Kodi palibe nsalu ya dziko yomwe anthu angabvale ya dziko

  7. Kkkkkk kma Amalawi bwanji zanu akapanga chithu owez mains zofooka osayamikirako azanu, kkkkkkkk koma nsanje kaduka sizizatha abale kkkkkkk why Malawi why ?????? OK OK ihave I dea, banjo mudikire thawi yanu ngati ambuye analemba mudzachita titachita chichi banji????? ????

  8. Things will change when millenials start ruling. As for now, leave them the way they are: ‘Politicised’

    Its doing the same things over and over again just because ati ena amapanganso choncho. Kkkkkk

  9. kwa nonse mwayankhula apa, zinazo tikamanena, tiyeni tiziyamba taziyang’anila tokha mkumaganiza kuti, kodi ndikukhala ndi moyo chifukwa chain? tikapeza yankho loti mchifukwa cha mwina yemwe anatipasa moyo mkumatisunga, sitingamakhale ndi nthawi yomayankhula zinthu zamwano kwa ena osangosiya bwanji kusayankhula kanthu, ngati mzolakwika azaweluza mwina nthawi ikazakakwana, bwanji amalawi sitikutha kukhala mwaulemu, nonse mwanena APA zonyoza, pemphelani, mupepese osati kwa munthu koma kwa mulungu wanu, mwina mkukhululukidwa. kumbukilani, katchimo olo kangachepe sitingakathe kutelo mu ufumuo,. mulungu adalise nonse lomwe simunalankhule bwino pa izo zomwe mwanena, chikhululuko mchaulele

  10. Chaka chilichonse kumatuluka msalu amaikapo nkhope ya prezdent amene akulamulira munthawi imeneyo MCP wy mukupanga zinthu ngat ndinu alendo bwanji dziko muno? Malo mokonza mavuto amene Ali kuchipan kwanuko mul bizy ndizinthu zot sizikuthandizan pa mavuto anuwo mukufuna 2019 muzizat mwabeledwa mavot

  11. Ukutionetsa nsalu yojambula chimanga chomwe munaba ndi chaponda ukuziwa anthu ukuwaonetsa chimangawo akugonera njala? I think there is nosense in your sense.

  12. Zili kuti msaluzo tigule malitaka ife, asakufuna asiye sizokakamiza. Mudikire mukazawina muzaikepo mkhukutembo yakudayo, sitizagula and won’t even complain. Politics on anything, why ?Peter is our State President wooooo, u wanted aikepo Chakwera? Get out!!!!!!!!.Muombe yanu yapa 7July.

    • PRINCE.Wachepa iwe ndichitsiru chibwampini chakocho tikuphulitsirani limodzi b4 2019 wamva?ndipo malawi azapanga china chilichonse kuti Dpp isazapezekenso panthaka yamalawi chipani chilichonse chizalamule ine ndizakondwa kupatula dpp ndi chibwampinicho.once again Prince u r 2 young to defend that brutal bwampini malawians r not dead we can takeover and invade that shit government b4 12 oclock midnight like commando warriors in a one man commando raid.zimatiwawa

    • Nsanje Izakuphani Yemwe Sunfunira Zabwino, Mulungu Amamudalitsa Mochuluka Mudziwe Zimenezo, Munali Kuti Momwe Iye Amakhala President??? Think B4 U Expose Ur Nonsesssss!!!!!!

  13. Pepani Amalawi anzanga, ngakhale mpereke maganizo anuapa sizingathandize, chifukwa, umbuli sikulephera kulowa mkalasi kokha, komanso kumva zawekhanso, ndiumbuli umene, chifukwa zaonekanso apa kuti bwana president ndimbulinso, bwanji osangoatsusa ma adviser awo, kuti Tisapange symbol ya DPP kuimira Independence ya Dziko, sizizapindula kantu!! Ndiye apapo zaoneserathu kuti president ndimbuli, yosaziwa zintu mmene zimakhalira sono tangomusiyani Amalawi Zikuoneserathu kuti zintu zamukanika!!!

  14. Estimable minds concetrate on reason. Jessie is complaining of a pimple on her neck not the cutting off of her political career by her own party president Lazarus and cacoons. Lacerate your wound first before suggesting what to and what not to wear on independence day. If you can’t RESPECT a majority president because YOU never voted for him ,wait for your minority one when miracles and the system allows that; otherwise you will keep hoping for infinite ineffectual UTOPIA. (Who knows;you may look much better in the cloth than your perfunctory party one…) TRY IT .

  15. Is the MWK579,000,000 spent on decorating one roundabout not enough ? You are also printing DPP Cloth stirs…… The Organizing Team includes Mwanamveka, Dausi…hahahaha and you say you can not disclose the budget rather you will tell us after the the event. Will it be called a budget or an expenditure???? a Budget is a plan, a forecast, estimates…. if I am not wrong

  16. They’re taking chances now Mcp nthawi Ngwazi was also similar to our national flag, politicians we know exactly where we are coming from, don’t confuse us please

  17. A ndale a pa Mpanje ndimanyakaaaaa.6 July is for whole nation what is Mr Ibu doing on that Chitenje??.
    Inu a DPP Note:it’s not every Malawian likes your dude mukanaikapo manda a #Kamuzu Banda it would be greater than malemu wanuyu

  18. Independence is for everyone not the presidential and his part cz when ppl were fighting for struggle every citizen was fighting for this country way before he could ever be the president of Malawi so why printing his face as if its a party regalia?? Jessy you are right

  19. I for one I don’t see any problem, as this time the president is Peter and he is for everyone in Malawi including those in opposition plus herself. Tivomereze basi, ur time will come if at all it may and that time people will be faulting u.

    • Only 2 U Pple Living 2 Other Planents Really U Cannt See What Pm Has Achieved .U Better Not 4get “do not Cut Off Your Nose To Spite Your Face ;if Dat Z A Case Thn Nobody Z Remain 2 End Our Greavances .Chakwera Z Completely Zero Out Ov Ten ,Thn Who Else Nobody!!!!

  20. Jessie, you are in Opposition & nothing will ever go without opposing cos that’s your duty & the Cloth already on the market, leave it to People it pleases to buy & spare yourself this time till next when one to please you is made of which I’m certain would please you but not others. A few metres which would have been meant for you will dress someone this time since they are normally in short supply.

    • Khoo & Martha you both don’t sound any wiser cos you are driven by emotions on issues you can do nothing for your liking. With Jessie, she’s ok cos she earns a living for being in opposition & you should remember is that what pleases you will not please others & cos of fighting over petty issues is why we still remain beggars as we are till today. The wealthy Countries had no Donours to get to what they are while we do until 53 years old & will always do for aslong as Malawi exists cos of people of your type. The cloth is done, people with good reason & better things to do & are part of the Celebrations have already bought cos the day is tomorrow.

    • Khoo, Elijah & Chiccu, tomorrow is the day, the 6th July when the Malawi People will be CELEBRATING the 53rd Independence day while you nurse your septic wounds in your back yard. For many, we’ve kickoff till late & finals tomorrow.

    • Kuganiza bwino kukusandutsani Alonda a m’manyumbamo Abale. Anzanu akusangalala Kale ndipo ndikudziwa kuti a Kabwila ali kale pa chisangalalo chochezera mpaka mawa ndi ma alawansi amene Boma lawalipira ku Nyumba ya Malamulo.

    • Joe West Pitala has not done anything good for Malawi and can’t claim to champion Malawi’s independence. If it were not for MCP Malawi would not have been independent today. Jessie Kabwila has a point learn to listen you hot headed DPP Cadets.

    • A Youth League onse, tikukufunirani kusangala kwabwino pamene tikusangalira zaka 53 za Ufulu wokhala patokha pokonzekera kudzazilamulira m’zaka za kutsogoloku.

  21. Thawi ya kamuzu anthu ankabvala choncho coz it was 1 party system, aliyense sankatsutsa, koma panopa guys ganizani mofatsa, mupeza kuti we are back to 1 party system, think wisely people.

  22. Kodi mukufuna mutilande chilichonse, ndalama zisowe,ufulu mutilande,panodo mutinveke nsalu za Dpp,That is why there’s nothing to cerebrate after 50 years of self suffering, you know better but decide to do do the opposite ,don’t mix the two its like putting on a suit wearing gumboots they don’t fit.party’s and independence are not the same.

  23. Kabwira,fight Chakwera,hes killing ur political future by taking away your political platform duly entrusted by constitution of MCP…thats the real issue here..not wasting tym castigating government of ppo, by ppo,for the ppo…

  24. kkkkk its our culture guys….ndimmene zimakhalira ngakhale atalowa ochakwera chita chimozimozi…Bingu adayesa kusiyanisa chipani ndi boma ndi amalawi omwe amadana nawo…nde kabwila afuna anene kuti chani? sindikuonapo chachilendo chomwe kabwila anganene…ku malawi timadana ndikusintha zomwe amalawi adazolowera ngakhale zitakhala zolakwika

  25. i think this peter ali ndi mbuzi zokha zokha zimene zimamupanga advise,mukuti mwana ekayo amanena yekha kuti kulibe zovala zachipani pa 6 july,then mukutenga zachipani zanu kumawapatsa anthu cholinga muyambitse chisikonezo etii? this thugs gvt mukupangitsa kuti 6 july ikhale useless if you dont know..u cant force people to like ur Peter,mukunama!! he is done if you dont know,the more mukupanga zimenezi the more anthu akudana naye kwambiri..go to hell with ur independence day..iyeyonso kunalibe nthawi imeneyoyo,za ziiii,tachioneni etii…mmmmmxiee

  26. Ndiye Nkhope ya Peter ikutanipo pa nsalupo??
    Zugwiruzana bwanji ndi Independence cerebration?
    Olo church likamakumbukila kukhazikitsidwa kwake amaika chithunzi cha tchalichi osati nkhope ya Papa or David Livingstone.
    Ndiye izi zikuchokera kuti??

  27. I’m a DPP die hard supporter, but as a real citizen of Malawi, i think my party has disappointed me on this one. i don’t like that cloth at all. It doesn’t represent Malawi as a whole. Its pity that this story came to us on last minute otherwise there’s a serious need for that cloth color and features to be changed. Please this celebration is for all of us Malawians.

  28. Amalawi vutolanu ndichan? Nthawi ya Kamuzu anthu ankavala salu ya Mcp tym ya Bakili ankavala za UDF .Ndiye lero poti mulikunja kwa boma mufuna zisinthe .Dikirani mukadzatenga boma

  29. nothing is new… for 31 years everyone knows what was happening. 10 years of UDF the tradition continued, 7 years of DPP Bingu tried to change but found himself in the boat especially during his second term. 2 years of PP nzosachita kufunsa… kkkkk tsopano madala ali m’balo… no difference between party function and National function….

  30. Aaaa!!! Sindikuonapo vuto apa palibe chimanga four komaso ma colours ena it’s just blue basi kapena mumafuna aike nkhope ya Kamuzu Banda hahahaha always oppose

  31. Nonsense this dy is 4 the nation nt 4 DPP,So there’s no need to use Dpp cloth 4wat.Plz malawi wrkup and this dy is 4 all malawians evn the opposition parties,so as the malawians dy gvment must produce 1 colour to presenting all parties in our country not 4 Dpp only.Boma laDPP timalinyadira koma izi ndizatonse osusa komanso olamula ngati tonse amalawi.

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