Consumer Association of Malawi (CAMA) Executive Director John Kapito has branded President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika as ‘Pontius Pilate’, saying he is ruling the country with an iron fist.

Kapito said this in an interview with the press after conducting a peaceful demonstration starting from Blantyre Old Town ahead of today’s World Consumers Day being commemorated under the theme ‘Poor lives matter’

In his speech, Kapito said Mutharika’s Ine ndilibe problem simply shows that he does not value the well-being of poor Malawians who are paying dearly for the economic tumor brought by his regime.

Kapito likened his statement to the behavior shown by ‘Pontius Pilate’ who distanced himself from the accusation that the people of Jerusalem inflicted on Jesus by washing his hands.

Turning leader of opposition and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera, Kapoto branded him as ‘Judas Iscariot’.

“We are simply saying that Judas Iscariot was the one that sold Jesus Christ today, in the Mountain of Gethsemane. Mr. Chakwera himself has sold us because we gave him trust as the one of the people that can stand for us. When you are leader of opposition, means to be standing with the people that are being oppressed and his job was not to fight for himself; to say that because I lost an election, therefore I am going to make sure that I oppress the people.

“He was supposed to be in parliament and start speaking on our behalf, and start defending us. But see what Chakwera is doing in Parliament- he has sold us. Because once he was given a big prado and a big salary, then he was given two body guards, he started behaving as King Herod”, said Kapito.

Meanwhile Chakwera and government spokesperson Jappie Mhango were not readily available for comments on the matter.

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  1. Much as I want to agree with Mr Kapito on what he is saying, I want to remind this fighter that keeping govt in check is not one man game in parliament. Chakwera is doing his part and I wonder whether Kapito himself is being selfish by toning down his critique on govt because he was appointed a Bo…… by APM? Kapito was really fighting for us before his appointment but look at what he does now?

    Let me call all Malawians to give credit where it is due and criticise where necessary. None can run govt alone nor can anyone keep govt in check. Let us work together as Malawians and not point figures at each other: Govt or opposition

  2. A Chimzimu Chonyasa mwadziwa lero kuti it’s importatnt to give credit where it is due coz one Laza is now a Judas Iscariot? You mean you haven’t seen trends of a pompous and selfish spirit in Laza? Why is he given less than 90 days as of today to conduct fresh convention? There was too much phokoso about njala, lero chimanga mma ADMARC chilipo, what comment is Judas making? People cried about the fall of the kwacha, when it started appreciating, what comment did one Judas make?


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