Chakwera’s conduct cowardly – Analyst

Lazarus Chakwera

A political analyst in the country has described Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera’s decision to report government to donors as uncalled for and cowardly.

Chakwera this week wrote donors seeking their intervention following death threats against an MCP candidate in the October 17 by-elections.

Wonderful Mkhutche
Wonderful Mkhutche: Chakwera’s conduct is cowardly.

According to the letter Chakwera wrote, the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been sending death threats to the candidate, Lawrence Sitolo.

Speaking to Malawi24, one of the political scientists in the country Wonderful Mkhutche said Chakwera’s conduct is cowardly.

“This is uncalled for. Dr. Chakwera is better placed to understand that we have bodies under Malawi government where he can make such reports to. Reporting to donors on internal affairs is cowardly,” said Mkhutche.

He added that Chakwera is compromising the country’s sovereignty and his conduct shows lack of trust in the same institutions he wants to lead.

“As citizens we are supposed to safeguard our sovereignty, be proud of our institutions and work on making our democracy accountable and responsive. Dr. Chakwera has showed to the world that we lack confidence in ourselves,” he said.

Mkhutche further said that Chakwera is a potential next leader, and at all costs, should work in the interest of building the nation and not exposing it to donors and international community as he has done.

According to Mkhutche, the last thing Malawians want to see is a president who is remote controlled by donors.



  1. Chakwera was right in exposing this DPP govt to the outside world………….which police force can handle this case, not the politically compromised Malawi police obviously……….
    This is the same police that failed to arrest Moses Kuchingale when he was caught red handed in the Mchinji by-election impersonating an Electoral Commission officer…….
    This is the same police that stood by when the DPP henchmen went on a rampage and torched the Electoral Commission warehouse in Lilongwe to stop a recount of votes……..
    This is the same police that is accused of murdering Robert Chasowa at the Polytechnic, Mr Njauju at the ACB just to mention a few…….
    Malawians lost trust in the Malawi police ages ago and Chakwera would have been so naïve to report this case to the same young democrats infested police force…….The good news is that no matter how much noise Mr Dausi can make on this letter the donors already know the truth……..

  2. Shame Mr Chakwera, u are acting like a boy who doesn’t even about others.

    When they stop helping malawi, who is going to suffer? Don’t u think that is the same pple which u were attempted to lead?

    So u want them to suffer, becoz u are not the one who is leading them and expected to vote u 2019


  3. That is why Chakwera sangalamulire Malawi.

    What is your motivation of writing a letter kwa ma donars? As if thandizo likabwera lipita ka a president. Don’t u think kuti thandizo likabwera limathandiza amalawi onse including u

    Yu are expecting to be a president, while u are behaving so badly.

    Wake up Mr Chakwera.

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