Drama in Court, Kalindo Pleads Not Guilty

UTM Director of Youth, Bon Kalindo has pleaded not guilty to a case in which he was being accused of Disorderly conduct at a police station contrary to Section 153 (1) of Police Act. During the hearing, Regional Prosecutions Officer, Christopher Katani said they have decided to drop the second case in which Kalindo was being accused of insulting the president, contrary to Section 4 of protected flags, emblems and names Act. After taking the plea, Katani asked for…

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Kalindo On Remand At Zomba Prison

Chief Resident Magistrate Court in Zomba on Friday read two charges to United Transformation Movement (UTM) Party Executive Member and Mulanje South legislator Bon Kalindo who has since been sent on remand to Zomba Maximum Prison till Monday when the court is expected to make a ruling on bail application. The case attracted a large number of UTM officials who came to attend the case. However, they were frequently disrupting the hearing until Chief Resident Magistrate Mzondi Mvula warned…

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Tsunami Hits UTM in Karonga

Barely four days after the controversial one day UTM countrywide primary elections, about 22 executive district members for Karonga North-West constituency in the lakeshore district, have defected from UTM to the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). Making the announcement Sunday afternoon in Karonga, the constituency campaign director Ishmael Pembamoto said the decision to defect to DPP was arrived at after noting a lot of irregularities and undemocratic manner primary elections were conducted on January 3 in the constituency which…

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UTM convention endorses Chilima as president unopposed

By Maravi Express Reporter United Transformation Movement (UTM) has endorsed its leader Dr. Saudi’s Klaus Chilima as the party’s president unopposed during their their national convention held in Lilongwe on Monday, December 17. There were also over 10 other positions that went unopposed and these were for secretary general (Patricia Kaliati); director of legal affairs Yasin Maoni; deputy national treasurer Olipa Chiluba Muyaba; director of publicity Joseph Chidanti Malunga; director of elections Paul Chibingu; director of women Patricia Shanil…

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Chilima Angers Neno Residents

People who gathered at Neno community stadium and Ligowe trading center waiting to hear from UTM Party rally  on Friday waited in vain after Party’s President  Saulos Chilima failed to show up at the sites. According to the party’s program on Friday, Chilima was supposed to conduct a whistle-stop at Kachere,Ligowe, Zalewa and and a slight rally at Neno boma before conducting main rally at Mwanza Community ground. Some of the people who were waiting to hear from Chilima…

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Social Media Users Mock Chilima’s Assassination Claims

Malawi Social Media users have reacted to Vice President, who is also leader of opposition UTM Party  Saulos Chilima claims that government is plotting to finish him off  before the much awaited May 2019 Tripartite Elections. Addressing a handful cloud  in Mwanza district on Friday, Chilima alleged that he has information that some people have been assigned to eliminate him through the barrel of the gun, food poison or staged motor accident. In a rather dismissive manner, Dr. Chilima…

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Wandale Denies Joining Chilima Movement

Self-acclaimed leader of People’s Land Organization, Vincent Wandale, has denied reports hovering on the social media claiming that has joined Vice President Dr Saulos Chilima’s UTM Party. On Saturday, UTM social media team and supporters carried a story claiming that Wandale will be joining the movement on 29th November. “I don’t belong to UTM neither do I and  the PLO intends to join the movement on 29th November. No political grouping has approached us for talks so far,” responded…

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UTM Officials in Trouble For Possession Of Military Weapon

Police in Zomba on Thursday arrested United Transformation Movement (UTM) member, George Saonda for allegedly being found in possession of a gun without valid documents. Confirming the detention, Eastern Region Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector Joseph Sauka said Saonda was arrested at Thondwe Village Polytechnic in the district where Police mounted a road block searching vehicles on different security reasons. He told Malawi News Agency (Mana) that after searching his vehicle which was driven by Ben Chidyaonga, police found…

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Leadership Wrangles Hit UTM, Ex-North Governor Disputes Election Results

Former acting United Transformation Movement (UTM) Regional Governor for the North, Afiki Mbewe briefly walked away at the party’s regional elections in Mzuzu after he lost his post to Mzuzu City parliamentarian, Leonard Njikho. Mbewe who ditched the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) for UTM was the first notable person in the North to canvass support for Vice President Saulos Chilima’s presidency in next year’s tripartite elections. But in its first ever legitimate elections since its formal registration as…

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Mutharika Warns UTM

President Arthur Peter Mutharika has expressed concern over the tendency by the leadership and followers of United Transformation Movement (UTM) for insulting his government during their political functions. He was speaking Thursday in Mzuzu to hundreds of people who gathered at Katoto Round About to welcome him to the Northern Region where he is expected to preside over the 12th University of Livingstonia Graduation Ceremony on Saturday where 399 graduates will be accorded with bachelors and masters degrees. He…

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