Chaponda started nepotism remarks, says MP Harry Mkandawire: ‘DPP’s Jeffrey following suit’

Mzimba West legislator Harry Mkandawire (People’s Party-PP) has told parliament that its should be on record that former Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development George Chaponda is the one who started promoting nepotism and that ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) secretary general  Greizedar Jeffrey is following suit.

MP Mkandawire: Chaponda started it all

Chaponda: Stand accused of nepotism

Mkandawire was commenting on concerns that government would be  bringing to Parliament electoral reform Bills, among them changing the proposed electoral system from a simple majority to 50-plus-one and that inauguration should be held after 30 days.

“Now, reforms would level the playing field in Malawi and remove regionalism. Malawians would have leaders who enjoy confidence from all corners of the country. If government sits on this bill it will confirm some careless genocide statements like what Secretary General of DPP made in Karonga that northerners will never produce a President,” said Mkandawire.

He added: “ This was the most careless statement. In Rwanda, one million people died because of such careless talk. We cannot allow that. It started with former Minister of Agriculture, Honourable Chaponda.”

Mkandawire continued: “The statements that were made actually were raising speculations that the south is determined that central and northern region will never have Presidents in this country and we cannot allow that.  I urge government to bring this bill immediately or there will be trouble in this country.”

Chaponda, who is DPP vice president, is on record in  an attempt to clear his name from alleged corrupt practices in the maize procurement from Zambia during apublic inquiry that the scandal was being championed by northerners.

Malawi Law Society (MLS) denounced Chaponda remarks as being divisive, irresponsible, dishonourable and far beneath the dignity of a holder of the office of a Minister.

Meanwhile,  Jeffrey careless remarks continue to attractcensure .

Political commentator, Humphreys Mvula, described the statement from Jeffrey as sad, tribalistic and un-Malawian.

Mvula said it is an insult to Malawians from the North including top party officials to grace DPP rallies only to be told that they can only be hand-clappers.

“I wonder if the statement represents the DPP’s policy on the North because this is not the first time. Minister of Transport, Jappie Mhango, and the former minister of Agriculture, George Chaponda also said the same thing. Again, it is the same DPP government which is using quota system to admit students into public universities,” said Mvula in quoted reported in the press.

Executive Director of Church and Society of Livingstonia Synod of CCAP Moses Mkandawire said Jeffrey’s sentiments are tantamount to hate speech.

He said people from the North will drag Jeffrey to court where she will have to explain what she meant by saying that the Northern Region cannot produce a president.

“We cannot tolerate such kind of thinking in the country. We do not want Rwanda, Sudan or Kenyan scenarios here. You will soon hear that we have dragged her to court to explain what she meant,” he said.

Jeffrey argued  her remarks are a true reflection on the ground.

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Nkhonjex
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Every matured Malawian of sober minds know very very well that nepotism was designed and systematically implemented by the northerners. Northerners are still practicing the racism which they started during the MCP era. At some point Kamuzu thought enough was enough and he actually chased them from South and Central and they went packing back north. It is therefore naive to allege that nepotism was started by Chaponda or anybody of the Lomwe tribe. Even Kamuzu was also oppressive to southerners. He never developed this country proportionately. The Central got it all. Go to Kasungu, Mchinji, LL, and see the… Read more »
Njathu
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Azimayi omangodyesa pena paliponsewa ndi choncho. They don’t care making such careless remarks.

chaponda mchimanga
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That is dpp for you. This party should be booted out of gaffment come 2019. And lamulo la 50+1 ligwire ntchito tione ngati agalu amenwa angadzawine. Mbuzi za wanthu. Kuba ndalama za boma kuli thoooooooooo.

EAST
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MMMMMMM NANGA AMANAMA JEFF NGATI. CHILUNGAMO KU MPOTO ATHU NDI OCHEPA NDIPO AMBILI ALI MU ZIGAWO ZINA KUKAPANGA BUSSNESS NDI KUGWILA NTCHITO. SO A NKANDAWILE ASADZINAMIZE PALINESO ZA NKHONDO APA. ANGAYAMBITSE NKHONDOYO NDANI. NDEEEE MWATI AMPINGO AKUTISO ZOMWEZI KU KHOTI KKKK. INE NDIMATI MPINGO UMAYANJANITSA ANTHU. OK DZIKO NDI ANTHU.

Mzakwacha Nixon
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SG IS STRAIGHT AND TRUE.NORTH WILL NEVER PRODUCE A MALAWI PRESIDENT.HARRY,DONT DARE TO SUE THE DPP SG,NDIWE MBUZI HARRY WAPULIKA?LETS AS NORTHERNERS JUST CLAMP HANDS TO DPP,PALIBE TINGACHITE>KKKK.MADAM,SG,CONGRATS KEEP IT UP,BE STRONG ENOUGH I SUPPORT YOUR COURAGE.Mzakwacha Nixon,city of Thswane(Pretoria)+27724922299.

mkandawire
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atumbuka ndi a galudi ndithu,mwaiwala kuti munathamangitsa AYAO kumeneko,ife kuno tinangokhala phee.tidzikulizani choncho simudzauona u president wadziko lino

John Nyirenda
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Let us put the record straight. It’s the president who started nepotism remarks when he gossiped about Chimunthu Banda that as Tonga he can not be president.

chikaphwisa banda
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A goodal ndili inetu nditatula pansi udindo

Namanyaru
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I want to marry Grizzelder Jefu wa Jeffrey! Kodi ukwati wache ndi Chilumpha unatha?

Ndimakonda akazi a straight talk ngati awa, they turn me on.

A Harry Mkandawire kuteroko amadziwona ngati angadzaunukhe u prezidenti?

Mzakwacha Nixon
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Kkkk SG is a hot cake.i also eye her.since iam in one of the best cities of the world,i will win her.she has a courageous mouth as such,she should also have a nice lifting body.mzakwacha.pretoria.+27724922299

kamulonde
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chinalitu chibwenzi chabe…..anadya frus!

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