ZOMBA (Maravi Post)—Malawi President Peter Mutharika’s constitutional mandate is expected to end in 2019 when the country holds another general election but it appears this may not be the case as Malawi youths want him to resign for gross incompetence.Chancellor College Students have lit the fire. They converged in the Great Hall few minutes ago and the Hall was filled to the brim. The angry students want president Mutharika to rescind the decision of raising their tuition fee charging that “Timcheka-cheka Mutharika” (We will cut Mutharika into pieces meaning “we will oust him.”
The students have therefore resolved to mount a massive vigil at the University’s office until fees is reduced.
The vigil, Maravi Post, understands will spread in all public universities across the country and one student leader confided to Maravi Post that such actions will provide “a fertile ground to accelerate the exit of Mutharika at state house.”
Recently, President Mutharika as chancellor of all public universities in Malawi, approved fee hike for all public Universities from K275, 000 to MK400, 000 per year for normal entry students and from MK275, 000 to MK1, 200,000 per year for mature students.
“While Mutharika is failing to manage the economy; it is absurd and insensitive to make such fee hike. Things are speaking for themselves here; the guy has failed and the best way is for him to pave way for able people to take over,” said another student, a rhetoric suggesting that Mutharika must be nowhere near plot one in the capital Lilongwe.
President Peter Mutharika already is under pressure and is reported to have instructed the National Intelligence Bureau to mount a suvervailance on influential Catholic Bishop Martin Mtumbuka who is said to be touching base with other Northern region influential leaders to effect a regime change.
From all fronts, it appears Mutharika is sitting on a time bomb which may explode anytime soon if he continues to take Malawians for granted.
Among other things, Mutharika is accused of his mediocre performance in running the affairs of the state. There is high unemployment rate, due to the bad policies of his vice President Saulos Chilima in recommending to the president to freeze all employment in the civil service under the guise of public reforms. Mutharika is also presiding over the lack of medicines in public hospitals and is also shy to act decisively on the wanton killings of people with Albinism.