Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP ) cleric has said Malawi is rotten because of the stinking poverty around the citizsens, official corruption and the extreme suffering of the people .
Reverend Kondwani Gondwe made the observation during a sermon in the events to mark Kamuzu Day commemoration on May 14 in Kasungu.
Family and relations of founding president late Hastings Kamuzu Banda organised a memorial service for the former leader to celebrate his life.
May 14 is Kamuzu Day, a public holiday in Malawi set aside to remember and celebrate the life of Kamuzu.
Reverend Gondwe reminded the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration to treat people fairly.
Gondwe gave examples of some people who were arrested after they were found with huge sums of money in their houses while others involved in similar acts, are not being arrested.
“This country is rotten,” said Reverend Gondwe. “ There is no direction towards development. What is common is theft in both government and other organisations. Kamuzu shared developments on merit. But now things have changed. Let Jesus [Christ] help us,” he added.
Kamuzu, who is believed to have been born on February 15 1898, died at a South African hospital on November 25 1997. He ruled Malawi from July 6 1964 to May 21 1994.
Aparently, Kamuzu was a dictator and Malawi a bad human right record until Bakili Muluzi—who defeated Kamuzu in the first post-independence multiparty general elections in 1994 — took over,
Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera, who is also Leader of Opposition in Parliament, told the gathering that his party has undergone a metamorphosis period and that Malawians will never experience the atrocities that are associated with the one party rule.
Malawi is due to hold its next presidential, parliamentary and local government election in April 2019.
Mzimba West MP Harry Mkandawire aid Kamuzu was a visionary leader and that managed to handle the country’s economy through meaningful agriculture activities.
“If some of us fail to admit that Kamuzu was visionary, it means we are jealous,” saidfrank speaking Mkandawire.
“Getting rid of white minority rule was not easy. Construction of roads and ensuring that tobacco farming benefited local people was not an easy task. Not these lies that are happing now,” he added.
Former president the late Bingu wa Mutharika reintroduced the May 14 holiday in his first term. It was celebrated as Kamuzu Birthday during the MCP rule.
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