Director of Elections in the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), Ben Malunga Phiri, recently had public rally in Zomba where he mobilize people to go and register to vote in next year’s tripartite elections.
Ben Phiri speaking in Zomba used a Chichewa metaphor in one of his speeches delivered to call on people from the southern region to support Peter Mutharika as a fellow southerner. He said: “Malisecheumabisa ako. Kwathu kuno kum’mwela wathu ndi Peter Mutharika, maliseche athu ndi amenewo” (everyone hides his or her own private part, our private part as people of the southern region is Peter Mutharika).
As much as he may have had good intention in the use of the metaphor, it appears that is not how the public has decoded the message.
The phrase turned out to be a terrible goof for Ben Phiri likening the State President Peter Mutharika to private parts
Many detractors of the DPP have taken advantage of the goof to demean President Peter Mutharika on the social media and to mock him as a ‘maliseche’.(private parts)
The ‘maliseche’ speech is now the main talking point in this country; it has gone viral such that the video clip has become one of the most shared on social media in the past two days.
Ben Phiri video clip
In a same development Chimwemwe Chipungu was also drown in the same cold water when was quoted speaking at a rally held at Mgona town ship in lilongwe telling gathering in the presence of Dpp vice President for the central Uladi Mussa and Dpp secretary General Jeffu wa Jeffu,
Chimwemwe Chipungu speaking in lilongwe at Mgona said “2014 we made mistake we voted wrongly and 2019 we should vote wisely, meaning malawians voted wrong leadership (President) and 2019 they should not repeat the same mistakes they vote wisely, (2014 tinavota molakwika tinasankha mtsogoleri wolakwika 2019 tizasankhe mwanzeru)
Chimwemwe Chipungu speech haunted Dpp supporters, the clip is viral on social media
Chimwemwe Chipungu video clip