Chilima’s motive questioned: Accused of being part of the problem and corrupt system

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Malawians have questioned Vice President Saulos Chilima’s motive for criticizing the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration.

People on social media have said Chilima is taking advantage of the current crisis in the DPP.

On Saturday Chilima condemned rampant corruption in government saying Malawians are suffering because funds for social services are being stolen.

He said Malawians should start condemning thieves who steal public funds to enrich themselves.

“Sometimes someone is stealing from the government, someone has become rich rather too quickly with resources whose origins they cannot explain. You must ask these people: how did you accumulate this wealth?” said Chilima.

His remarks however have come at a time when some DPP members want him to be the party’s torchbearer in the 2019 elections, hence Malawians are questioning the motive.

Commenting on a post by social commentator Onjezani Kenani, Malawians said Chilima’s timing is questionable.

“Why did he not say this all this while. Why less than a year to a crucial election? Dr Chilima himself needs to be asked some tough questions. No sacred cows/bulls on the way to sanitising this country,” said Ambokire Salimu.

Saulos Chilima

Chilima with President Mutharika

Chilima has also been condemned for speaking as if he is not part of the DPP government.

Thandie Wa Pulimuheya said: Too little too late and quite an insult to suggest people haven’t tried to raise concern ndi umbava. People are still asking now why cashgate thieves are still roaming the streets while we jail poor people aspiring to educate themselves. He can’t really talk like a member of the opposition in a Govt that he was second in command of.”

While Isaac Gingerson Manda said: When you pretend to be a “Tirigu” yet you confidently live among “nansongole” for a good 4 years. A good leader must speak for the oppressed and protect them from political ills not speaking because you have sensed an opportunity to catapult you to power.”

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  1. i think chilima is right, dont judge the book by its cover. lets give him a chance kuti tione ngat akunama kapena ayi because i dont see any strong relationship between bwana mkubwa and his vice. Definatery nde kut vice akukana zakatangale.

  2. wanena wanena. inu mbala za mu DPP musatisokose. a malawi tiyeni tigwirizane popemphera kuti sauli achoke tipeze mtendere. Ambuye tipatseni msogoleri osati bwana woyenda ndi convoy ya magalimoto 28. wogula sofa ku ndirande pomwe anthu aku ndirande akusowa LA ku dispensary

  3. Iyayi siwakuba ndaleza mu Malawi musiyeni wayamba kuba lelo iyeso alindi anthu ake ,awasiye,apitenao

  4. I also question him why he likes to hide behind the Roman Catholic Church instead of coming out in the open to face the reality.

  5. he badly wants the high office but his grand plan to ascend to power is flawed,the only problem is one,kukula mtima,once one feels he is smarter than the rest that’s when you tumble.he goes around telling the public that DPP of APM is bad forgetting that he is a branch from the same tree,he thinks he is smart but he really lacks the skills needed to find himself at state house.When it’s not given to you then it’s not,period.He is a good man,intelligent and he can be a good leader BUT when one tries to scrutinise this guy something gets revealed,his grand plan to ascend to the high office has wrong or evil calculations naturally inborn to him,he is good yes but not like what we may think,there is a silent evil side of him unfolding when he wants getting something as bad as he would want to breathe under the ocean.Am not gonna talk alot because I have nothing against him,he is good its only a blessing to me having the ability of mind reading

  6. Chilima was right, it doesn’t matter whether one is a minister or Vice President but it’s a known factor that the bulk stops at Head of State & Government. A Ship has aone Captain at a time. You can’t call an Assistant Driver a Driver cos he is not. What do you think Chilima can do as if he has got all the Executive powers? Look how he was pulled of from Reform. So what can he do. The matter of the fact is that are his hands clean? If he didn’t dip his has hands in the honey pot then he has got the right to say. You know how the system works in Malawi, it’s all about patronage. So those who are questioning Chilima they talk like they’re are not from Malawi that Government in Malawi is a one man show? Look South Africa had Jacob Zuma who was captured by the Gupta Family & yet Ramaphosa was Deputy President but he was not part of the rot so is Chilima. If he can be given a chance then he can prove himself whether he is indeed genuine or not & the same applies to Chakwera or Atupele.

  7. Chilima was right, it doesn’t matter whether one is a minister or Vice President but it’s a known factor that the bulk stops at Head of State & Government. A Ship has aone Captain at a time. You can’t call an Assistant Driver a Driver cos he is not. What do you think Chilima can do as if he has got all the Executive powers? Look how he was pulled of from Reform. So what can he do. The matter of the fact is that are his hands clean? If he didn’t dip his has hands in the honey pot then he has got the right to say. You know how the system works in Malawi, it’s all about patronage. So those who are questioning Chilima they talk like they’re are not from Malawi that Government in Malawi is a one man show? Look South Africa had Jacob Zuma who was captured by the Gupta Family & yet Ramaphosa was Deputy President but he was not part of the rot so is Chilima. If he can be given a chance then he can prove himself whether he is indeed genuine or not & the same applies to Chakwera or Atupele.

  8. Chilima was right, it doesn’t matter whether one is a minister or Vice President but it’s a known factor that the bulk stops at Head of State & Government. A Ship has aone Captain at a time. You can’t call an Assistant Driver a Driver cos he is not. What do you think Chilima can do as if he has got all the Executive powers? Look how he was pulled of from Reform. So what can he do. The matter of the fact is that are his hands clean? If he didn’t dip his has hands in the honey pot then he has got the right to say. You know how the system works in Malawi, it’s all about patronage. So those who are questioning Chilima they talk like they’re are not from Malawi that Government in Malawi is a one man show? Look South Africa had Jacob Zuma who was captured by the Gupta Family & yet Ramaphosa was Deputy President but he was not part of the rot so is Chilima. If he can be given a chance then he can prove himself whether he is indeed genuine or not & the same applies to Chakwera or Atupele.

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