Civic Education and National Unity Minister Timothy Mtambo

BLANTYRE-(MaraviPost)—Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) deputy whip in parliament, Martha Lunji, who is also Member of Parliament (MP) for Nkhotakota North East has on Tuesday called on President Lazarus Chakwera to fire Minister of Civic Education and National Unity Timothy Mtambo saying his character is questionable as Minister responsible for uniting Malawians.

Lunji argued that Mtambo, who was by then leader of Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) was involved in demonstrations that saw people’s businesses, houses and other structures being destroyed, thus cannot be entrusted with the responsibility of uniting Malawians.

However, leader of the house, Richard Chimwendo Banda asked if it was proper for the DPP deputy whip to question the president’s prerogative.

Second deputy speaker Aisha Adams agreed with Banda that Lunji was not supposed to question the president prerogative.

Lunji’s remarks come at a time when Mtambo is also facing backlash on social media for posting intimidating remarks.

“Comrades, you must understand me and understand me very well, I am no stranger to danger. I am following your games but know that I am game. Let us see how it goes,” wrote Mtambo on his official facebook page.

His post has attracted a barrage of criticisms with many facebook users describing him as a coward who thrive on public sympathy.

“From freedom fighter to intimidate and coward! I thought you strong. But the situation now bringing the real you. We don’t need this Mr mtambo, we need your promises,” commented Madalitso Maluwa

“It’s becoming boring now alaa,, your grudges with someone won’t take us anywhere. You’re just talking of things to get attention from people, pllease say something about development. That’s what we are looking forward from you,” said another facebook user Eddie C Magombo.

Mtambo was a key figure in struggle for leadership change but his name is slowly but surely being erased from the books of history following his appointment as Minister of Civic Education and National Unity.

Since his appointment, Mtambo has been dormant yet there are a lot of work attached to his ministries.

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