APM pays Kamuzu posthumous tribute: Malawi marks 17 yrs since death of founding president

Malawi’s first head of state Ngwazi Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda, reviled as a dictator and murderer when he was swept from office in 1994, continue to get political rehabilitation posthumously with President Peter Mutharika honouring him on Tuesday to mark 17 years since his death.

Kamuzu Banda

Kamuzu Banda

Mutharika, in a statement made available to  Nyasa Times, proclaimed Kamuzu a national hero  and “a great statesman”.

“Kamuzu Banda will always be remembered for the gallant fight as a Destroyer of Federation (D.O.F) and Malawi’s first post colonial ruler,” said Muthaeika.

The President said Kamuzu laid great foundations for the prosperity of Malawi.

“The four cornerstones of Unity, Loyalty, Obedience and Discipline brought together the people of Malawi for the purpose of developing this nation,” said Mutharika.

Kamuzu’s party MCP still advance the four cornerstones policy.

“The enormous infrastructural development foundations he laid for this country remain a challenge for all us to do even more,” President Mutharika pointed out.

Mutharika joined the Kamuzu family and the entire Malawi nation in remembering “this great son of our soil.”

There was no mention of the jailing and torturing of opponents, which helped keep Banda in power for 30 years until domestic and external pressure forced him to make democratic reforms.

Memories of those human rights violations have tended to fade, replaced by an image of Banda’s rule as characterised by stability, food security and self-sufficiency – in stark contrast to Malawi’s current plight.

MalawI Congress Party which Kamuzu led, gains from such a sound record admired by Mutharika as the country continues with scandal gates ranging from Cashgate, NAC-gate and many concerns of governance.

Kamuzu, of the generation of African nationalist leaders that came to power at independence, died on  November 25,  1997 at at Garden City Clinic in South Africa at the age of 101.

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52 thoughts on “APM pays Kamuzu posthumous tribute: Malawi marks 17 yrs since death of founding president”

  1. No tribalist lomwe. says:

    Koma mpaka pano you are failing to honour his pension. Angulu osayamika, mkulu wanu uja anapita ku college ku india on ngwazi’s sponsership but u can’t stop calling dictotor.ie apm in nu. Where he anveilled his parents tombstone lied he fleed mcp whilst he was not coming home bcs he wanted a faty salary outside malawi.these munthalika’s were not partrotic enouph to their country.be honest.

  2. kachimwa says:

    A NGWAZI IFE ADZUKULU ANU TIKUVUTIKADI,KUNAKAKHALA KUTI AMABWERELA TIKANAKUVOTERANI CHIFUKWA PANO SIZILI BWINO,YOU GO TO A SHOP U FIND THE PRICES HAVE GONE UP NEXT DAY YOU SEE A DIFFERENT PRICE,A NAGWAZI TIKUVUTIKA IFE ANA ANU MAKA ULOVA,KALE LIJA ANA MUMAPEZERA CHOCHITA ENA AMAPITA KU POLICE,KU ARMY ENA KU MYP KOMA MOSAKONDERA NGATI LEROMU,AKUPITA KU POLICE NDI A MULAKHO KU ARMY ANA OTENGEDWA PA GROUND PANJIRA AKUWASITSA KULOWETSAMO AMULAKHO,ANA ATHU MAKA CHIGAWO CHAPAKATI PANO NDI MALOVA,MZIMU WANU UWUTSE MUNTENDERE

  3. Tasaukanalo says:

    Mama C. Kadzamira ndi amene watiyankhulira bwino pa Times TV pa nkhani ya Kamuzu.
    Amene anaonera akhoza kundichitira umboni momwe anafotokozera momwe dziko la Malawi limagwiririra ntchito za chitukuko komanso za maphunziro. Anapereka chitsanzo cha Kamuzu College of Nursing kuti ana a sukulu pa lunch/supper amakhala ali wempha wempha kunka napita koyang’ana chakudya pomwe kale aliyense akapita ku University amakhala moyo osangalala chifukwa chakudya chimaphikidwa pompo ndiye sukulu imayenda mwa myaaaa popanda mavuto but look at these days ana akuchita rent m’makwalalamu do you think angadzagwire ntchito molimbika atazunzikira maphunziro. Aboma takaonaninso m’mapolicy anu a ma university ndi ma college things are not going on well, kodi enanu mukakhala ma professor mukadaphunzira mwa mtunduwu.

  4. mr nasson says:

    Kamuzu still stands a HERO OF MALAWI

  5. BigMan says:

    Pathetic journalism

  6. lumbart says:

    Apm resign please ulibe mzeru zoyendetsera dziko

  7. pdf says:

    APM usatipusitse iwe, kodi 2006 umanena kuti federalism is the way for ensuring equal distribution of national worth.

  8. jona says:

    munthu anawononga dziko lathu ndi ameneyu, foreigner ngati uyu kutilamula nkumatiphanso, mzimu wamatenje, mzimu wasangala, mzimu wachiwanga, mzimu wagadama, mzimu wa silombela, mzimu wa chisiza, mzimu wamuwalo aaah ndi muziti anali munthu wabwino, sizoonah.

    1. GONANI says:

      Inu a Jona, sikwanu ku Malawi, a chitsiru inu eti! Pitilizani kukamba zokhutazo muone. Tikubwezerani kwanu ku Mozambique. You must appreciate that we are accomodating you idiot – so don’t come with rubbish like that about our presidents. Kwanu komweko! Shit!

  9. mtimaso says:

    Na pa ma prices analibe mzake. All the shops even in the villages were selling things at reasonable and same price. Amayendera from nsanje to chitipa making sure that all is in place and pple are not cheated. Kunenanso za security analibe mzake, lifukulidwe stella maris dam! kkk koma chimanyansa ndi ukapolo, ndi mnyumba mwako momwe!

  10. charles mbeta says:

    thats true people were disciplined enough. U see nowadays there is alot of childish even our politicians they are busy castigating each other no time for development issues. Look newly improyed teachers they are not employed up to date since may. Is the Govt serious?

  11. Amuna ngunda ngunda- aku malowa . says:

    Some peoplez never lean OK .

  12. Moses says:

    He was not stealing from government. We used to buy basic things at one price from Nsanje to Chitipa.

  13. Ingwina Sya Karonga SC says:

    Mama C Tamanda Kadzamira Thanks for your good documentary on Times TV.

  14. syamboza says:

    Mzimu wagadama, mzimu wamatenge , mzimu wachiwanga kamtengo kang’onong’ono

  15. jumujum says:

    Kamuzu ndi adala man anali ndi nzeru koma amene alipanopa ndi anthu opanda nzeru kwao ndi kuba basi

  16. RoyK says:

    The old man came from wherever he had been only with a suitcase and looked stranded when he arrived at Chileka. He then died the wealthiest with investment locally and abroad. RIP HKB now you are seen as a saint bcoz you are harmless but you know and we also do that you were a cashgater, murderer, dictator and went to the grave with lots of secrets, shall see you Richard Armstrong

  17. Kamuzu performed to the best,may his soul RIP

  18. Mkulu wa Youth League says:

    Kamuzu had standards.He had no time to palm oil journalist.All those good houses you are sleeping in were built by him.Cashgate never existed during his tenure.He could even lock his close friends for doing shit.Ask the grey haired gogo Gwanda ,the six pounds thief Muluzi and the other surviving ones.Alibe nayo mawu.if cashgate happened during his tenure you would all be rotting at Maula and if space was not enough at Maula you would all be put in sacks and be thrown to Shire river to fatten our sharp fanged crocodiles.Osati zopusa tikuziona apa akupanga achina Lutepo,Mphwiyo and other cashgate thieves.Munali ana eti?Tadutsa muzokhoma but there was discipline in everything.

  19. Nankungwi says:

    Kamuzu the greatstes that ever was for Malawi. Lived before his time, avichived great hieghts for malawi yes made his mistakes but I challenge you to run a GGvt without mistakes. I salute Kamuzu and quiet frankly I miss the the man there has never been better since he went!

  20. Ma battery a mlakho says:

    To call a spade a spade,Malawi has never had a good president.Only a reasonably good vice president,Justin Malewezi.And has the worst ever chairman of Malawi Electoral Commission,Maxon Mbendera.Full stop!

  21. Rompwa says:

    Zoona APM! A MCP Ali kuti ayakhulepo. Chabwera alikuti , amakonda kuyakhula zoputsa.

  22. Patriot says:

    Koma anayiwalatu kikikikikiki kupanda Times Tv ndi Zodiak sanakapita kikkkiki

    1. nkhedu says:

      amadya ma plan ena ndi lutepo kuti apeze ma filimu ena ompanira jb. sakubuleyatu maniwa. ofcourse akumaoneka atulo zedi

  23. innocent says:

    Clearly Kamuzu was not Malawian. Disrespected women by not marrying a girl friend of forty years -calling her Official Hostess -what was that? So unMalawian and secretive. Tembo and friends want to take his secret life to their graves – shame!!!

  24. koma says:

    President koma ameneyu. Though my dad was forced to retire becoz he was tumbuka but i look back and say Kamuzu was the best president Malawi will ever hv or had!!

  25. Only fools will talk ill of Kamuzu. The palaces the current presidents are enjoying were all built in the 70s. Most of the tarred roads were done by Kamuzu. Go to Malangalanga in Lilongwe. There is little development there. The bus depot remain the same and the police houses remain the same. The only things you see now are vendors and garbage. Please do something. We want to see real changes and not just mere talk. The other development you is from stolen money. Area 43, 47 ,etc is all cashgate money. Please wake up. We can’t continue like this.

  26. SIMI Baton says:

    Tazionongani ndalamazo kupangira za usiluzo.

  27. Soul Rebel says:

    Thngs ve fallen apart. I wsh Kamuzu wd ve cm back again.

  28. Nyaliki says:

    Today is the beginning of 16 Days of Activism. It is not about talking about Kamuzu Banda.

  29. me says:

    that man had vision for things.he was a smart man.
    look sacrifices were but look all things that are working and made in malawi was by this man untill now this times.
    he bild schools,roads buildings,look for agriculture,air malawi company,railway,factories etc everything.
    he knew that a country only could grow up if have infraestructures he was smart.
    now where is air malawi flying to europe?
    after he left what was done?
    he made all of that and everything was payed,leave money to invest again in other things.
    kwacha had value.dont have so much sick people as now.
    its in history of malawi its facts.
    this man start the country but no one follow no more the dream that he believe.
    this man had the most difficult thing to do that its the starting.
    great man and all people should respect this man because untill now no other like him show up.he really loved his country.

  30. Awake Malai says:

    Many northerners and people from Mangochi suffered under the brutal rule of this dictator. Peter Mutharika reflects insensitivity and ignorance of Malawi’s history. There were many other gallant and brave Malawians who fought for independence, Kamuzu was but one amongst many. Kamuzu victimised innocent Malawians and thousands were brutally killed on instructions from the dwarf that Kamuzu was. Shame on you Peter Mutharika. Peter Mutharika should be ashamed of himself but then is he not the brother of Bingi who wanted to step into Kamuzu’s smelly shoes.

  31. sadali wakuno ameneyo he killed many real malawian and let our country down he was from ghana and our real kamudzu was murdered by him walk up malawi our kamudzu was not having frönt finger from his right leg but this öne was having it and some people were killed after ask him to take off his felt from his shoes

    1. Greencardless Malawian says:

      Un educated

  32. Kalulu says:

    Someone school me what Alidzi meant – just swept on by the wind to say things I was not aware of.

    1. oh says:

      Alidzi was corrupted word for ‘THE GREAT LEADER’
      See ‘lidzi’ and ‘leader’

  33. achims says:

    Mwaonatu APM ngati mtsogoleri wadziko, ayiwala za tsiku la lero pa 25 November kukumbukira za Hestings Kamuzu Banda. Kodi za ablaz anu a Bingu Mudzapangaso chomwechi?

  34. KANGAANJOBVU says:

    Zoona zimenezi HKB has noone
    to compare witth,he loved this
    nation.If Bingu had succeded
    Kamuzu this country would have
    been else where.But we opted
    by Bakili who was hallucinating
    because he had no idea of
    running this Geat Republic apart
    from plundering it.May the
    original Ngwazis soul rest in
    eternal PEACE.

  35. Malaw says:

    The Country is divided. No unity. No discipline at all. Looting at its maximum. Bribes originating from the top. The country has collapsed as the result of hardships crime is at its maximum. Instead of dealing with the root cause akuti apolisi apatsidwa mphavu. To exercise tje powers, 1 soldier is nomore. Koma tilimba?

  36. Dusty says:

    Iwe wanga gwede zoti ngwazi banda anali ma adjective amene watchulawo zimenezo ndi zako mkankhala ine he was father and of our nation.Kb had positive side.Kodi unamvapo za Hilter ku Germany still he is honoured ndiye you want Malawians to forget our without him.

  37. Iwe madzala phuno kumanda akamuzu umakatani u want to buy sympathy?palibe zimenezo Konzani Dziko wawa.zinthu zayimatu Simukuona,,,,, we will be on the streets ndi chete wakoyo udziwanso

  38. phunda says:

    I wish such was the case in 1994 but alas we thought highlighting MCP achievements was a sign of weakness. Bravo the president and could you extend your bravity by returning Press Corperation to the owners (MCP) . Doctrine of Necessity that was used was a serious case of Court gate. And we must be ashamed as a nation.

  39. Malawiana says:

    APM has spoken well. I hope he will vote MCP in 2019

  40. opportunist says:

    Dr H. E Kamuzu Banda was a real man .I can’t stop remembering those days when he used to do crop inspection by then stepping out of helocopter with Litchowa in his hands waving besides mama Kadzamila smiling Mbumba za a mayi MMalawi looking elegant and dancing smart. Alidzi ana amuna amene analipo mmbuyomu.

    1. Ma battery a mlakho says:

      And also forced party cards,dictatorship,feeding pple to crocodiles,tribalism.You 4got that

  41. anduna says:

    Palibe cha nzeru chomwe akupanga pitala

  42. villageboy says:

    Kamuzu changed the course of my life. His value of education, descipline and hard work was truly incredible and inspirational. From a poor village boy he paid for my education in Malawi and overseas. Now with a PhD in my pocket and a good job I am able to give back to my village community. How I wish others would follow his example of selflessness. He remains my real messiah!

  43. M'Malawi weniweni says:

    He indeed was a great leader and despite his mistakes, he had a vision for the nation. May the Soul of the great Ngwazi Rest in Peace!

  44. wa ku nkhoma says:

    kumanda kunka wanthuwanthu kudziko kutsala zitserekwete zaononga MALAWI

  45. Mbanangwa says:

    This was a good gesture indeed! However, it will not quell down the present happenings of federalism, cahgate, NACgate, journalistsgate. Our hard earned tax payee still needs to be explained! These are hard times for all Malawians, surviving on bonya, mtoliro etc Eishhh!

    1. Mamaye says:

      RIP our hero

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