Bakili Muluzi continues to expose one Saulos Chilima, “the emperor has no clothes”, is a tale Based on Sufi wisdom, Hans Christian Andersen tells the tale in his “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, the story this expression derives from. In it. there existed an emperor who loved wearing fine clothes and spent all of his people’s money on them. He had a different set for each hour and was, without doubt, the finest dressed man in the land.
One day, two swindlers claiming to be weavers entered the Emperor’s city and proclaimed they were capable of making the finest, lightest, most magnificent cloth the world has ever seen. So extraordinary was this cloth, it was invisible to anyone who was incompetent or stupid.
Hearing of the weaver’s amazing “talent”, the foolish Emperor thought he could use such cloth to weed out undesirables in his city. He paid the swindlers an enormous sum & they set out to “create” the clothes; knowing they would only need go through the motions.
The Emperor sent several advisors to gauge their progress and all the advisors reported the cloth magnificent, not wanting to appear unworthy for seeing nothing at all; the cloth did not exist!
Finally, the clothes were “finished”, the swindlers already having counted the gold and jewels they had received. A procession was arranged to show off the Emperor’s new clothes and the entire city gathered in the center to view them. Having been “dressed” by the swingers, who remarked how wonderful he looked, and how light the cloth appeared on him, he appeared before his people.
The people, having heard of the weaver’s abilities and the cloth’s fictious properties, were amazed, and offered thunderous applause to the now beaming Emperor. None of them were willing to admit that they had not seen a thing; for if anyone did, then he was either stupid or unfit for the job he held. Never before had the emperor’s clothes been such a success.
While expressing admiration at their Emperor’s new “invisible” clothes, a small boy cried out… “But the Emperor has no clothes!”
So, our emperor is Saulos Chilima who Bakili says the following of him
A woman was undressed and beaten as Saulos Chilima was watching, a police car burnt into ashes as saulos Chilima was watching.
I remember many shops were set on fire as saulos Chilima was amongst the posters and wearing his military uniform.
My children listen to me, do not confuse a revolutionary with a rebel leader. You will remember me when this man SAULOS CHILIMA who has no respect for anyone has caused wars in our country!
“Tamupatsa petrol Koma, macheso Ali ndi Ife!”