Mutharika calls on Chakwera, Chilima to think about Malawi

President Peter Mutharika has urged opposition leaders to think about Malawi instead of thinking about themselves.

Mutharika made the call on Wednesday when he met two Malawi Defence Force (MDF) officers who went missing in the Democratic Republic of Congo during a peacekeeping mission last year.

Mutharika made the remarks in a speech to army generals

In his speech, Mutharika accused opposition leaders in the country of being behind post-election violence and urged them to think about the country and not about their personal interests.

He claimed that the opposition leaders are ignoring all democratic and legal processes which were put in place after citizens rejected “political terrorism” and “victimization” of innocent Malawians 25 years ago.

“These people are vandalizing schools and terrorizing school children; attacking innocent people in their homes; breaking cars of innocent Malawians and stealing from shops in organized looting. They are taking away our property,” he said.

The Malawi leader then warned that following the destruction that has been done in the past few months, it will take years to rebuild the country.

Mutharika was declared winner of the May 21 presidential elections, beating Malawi Congress Party president Lazarus Chakwera and UTM’s Saulos Chilima.

The two losing candidates are currently challenging results of the elections in court.

They have also been supporting demonstrations against Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansah.

The protests usually turn ugly with protesters looting shops and damaging property.

On Tuesday, Police arrested 20 people after looting and property damage marred post-election protests in Lilongwe.

 

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4 Comments

  1. The problem is that Jane ansar she think she is a president by her self

  2. Does that mean he himself is he thinking about malawian?Be example first then others will follow

  3. This thing is one of the most unfortunate and clueless things Malawi has ever had since the dawn of democrancy. The solution is very simple: take the parasite out of our governance bodies and peace will prevail. This thing has the power to do so but choses blame game. Who will benefit from the stupid game this thing is playing?

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