By Durell Namasani
It appears the leader of the United Democratic Front is passing through a hard time. At a time when he hoped for resurgence due to the working alliance that he signed with the ruling DPP, Atupele Muluzi seems to meet misfortunes after another.
Video has surfaced on social media that shows UDF leader addressing locals at his home village of Kapoloma. Atupele wanted to start by apologising for not visiting the locals in long time. However, things got sour when the son of former president Bakili Muluzi gave a statement that had no element of truth in it.
“Choyamba ndipepese posakuyendelani kwa nthawi yayitali , ineyo ndinapita ku china komwe President Xi Jinpin anandiyitana ( Sorry that I have been around to see you, I was in China under the invitation of Chines President Xi Jinping)” said Atupele. At this point the locals couldn’t stomach his lie and started booing him. Atupele told the nation when he left for China soon after the general elections that he was going for a study trip
247Media checked with the Chinese Embassy In Malawi who have denied the claims that Atupele was invited by the Chinese President. The embassy said they have no record of President Xi Jinping inviting the young Muluzi
Atupele is struggling to gather momentum and they are also strong possibilities that President Mutharika is not going to pick him as his running mate . Kapoloma Village was once the heartland of UDF and to see people booing him shows how unpopular the young Muluzi is .