‘Ckock’ Tower in Mzuzu City

Welcome to Mzuzu City, probably the only city with a “Ckock” Tower in the world. This billboard near Clock Tower in Mzuzu has been there for years but nobody cares to correct the spelling error.

A Ckock Tower in Mzuzu Pic by McCarthy Mwalwimba  -Mana

A Ckock Tower in Mzuzu Pic by McCarthy Mwalwimba -Mana

What is a “Ckock” Tower?

What is a “Ckock” Tower?

Perhaps the writer was too high on Macheza Beer. Or, are the city authorities and everybody else equally too high on Macheza to notice the mistake? No wonder even the clocks on the tower itself stopped working years ago.

A tourist alerted this photojournalist when he asked him “What is a Ckock Tower?”

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89 thoughts on “‘Ckock’ Tower in Mzuzu City”

  1. chosatheka says:

    why do we make a big deal out of nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Mwenecho wasima says:

    Naye tourist akagwere uko.Who knows probably it was written to draw people’s attention? ABBA music title can be written ma BB moyang’anana.Pali nkhani apa?

  3. wellie says:

    How sure are u that indeed the journalist was alerted by a tourist he has just added that to drive home the fact that its an embarassment to Malawi. which company is advertising on that billboard?

  4. lesta says:

    North is blessed,yonsei ndi nsanje chabe KKK,alhomwe simunga make ayi,mzeru anakumanani mulungu,

  5. Kkkkkk Atumbuka uchitsiru mudzasiya liti? Shupiti

  6. nunganya says:

    Billboards are printed in LILONGWE by Chewas….Mundiuza chani inu???

  7. MWINA NDIMALEMBEDWE A CHILUNKHULIDWE CHINA. TAWONA CHINA———- KWINA NDI ZINA LA DZIKO =CHINA *******

  8. Che Shaibu says:

    1. Akulu akulu kunyozana mukunyozana apa ndi zeni zeni kapena mukungocheza?

    2. Achakulungwa ana ayi akugambanayi isyesyene kapena agamba kukunguluka?

    3. Mwawanthu kunyozazana mukunyozana apa muli serious olo panyakhe ni ntchezgo waka?

    4. Guys, the hate speeches here are you genuine or you are just joking with your fellow Malawians?

    Answer me please!
    [email protected]

  9. mapasa says:

    No body from the Northern Region shall rule Malawi. Tsopano inu atumbuka mukayamba kutukwana zanu sizayenda. Remember mulipo ochepa kale .

  10. kate says:

    Actually ise ta wa Ku Mpoto vya clock of ckok tower tilije navo nantchito yayi. Onsewu ndiuchitsiru wa utsogoleri wa Achewa kutipaka mmsaso manyi awo nkumati tikutukula Northern region. Ife tikufuna Federal system basi tiziyimile patokha. Tavuka na uzeleza wa wachewa. Leave Northern Region alone. foolish tenants from Central and Southern Region. Kazikhalani kwathu kuno muzitilimila Mbuli inu.

  11. Black Market says:

    So it needed a tourist to come from far and tell us that this billboard is wrong. Yet we have many educated people who could notice and report including the jounalists themselves. Surely, we are morbid.

    kkkkkkkkk kkkkkkkkk kkkkkkkkkkkkkk, i think ndikulota.

  12. Ashraf Kumar says:

    This hate speech needs to stop. Nyasatimes..do something. ..you are fuelling hatred. .its simple comments that we read here that will one day flare anger and uprising against one tribe..remember in Rwanda..it was a radio message..

  13. TKz says:

    Ntumbuka sazatheka basi

  14. EDSON JOWELO says:

    KUSOWA ZOLEMBA OSANGOKHALA BWANJI NGATI ZAMVUTA ZOTI MUTIUZE ISHA

  15. Chimalilo says:

    We have seen the error lets correct it tikamachedwa kunyozana tingotaya nthawi why say mulakho and why say mtumbuka this is our country lets love it come south africa every where you find posters

  16. Nkhun'ya Mavi says:

    Reasonable Man! Do we have mtumbuka in. Mzuzu?

  17. KK says:

    Point of correction. Mzuzu is not a city rather a glorified trading centre of the Nyika land. Even ndi athu ake ndi amakani kwabasi komanso umbuli ku mpoto ndi wambili chifukwa si onse ndi ophunziira. I can say the highiest illiterate people comes from Mzimba, who can’t speak their mother tongue ”Ngoni”. They enjoy being called Tumbukaz than Ngonis. Lost ships from SA

  18. Usovenge says:

    This poster was written by Mtumbuka holder Dr. Shawa ( correct name of Shaba from today) during one of his teaching to 4th year students from Mzuni.It was a demonstration for a reaserch on urbanization in the third country, I dont think some of these Tumbukas do qualify for their degrees according to their thinking lines. Imagine the whole Dr Shawa writing CKOCK for clock. Guys Tumbukas are dull people only that that they are crooks in our education system. Thus the reason Kamuzu anawathamangitsira kwa amawo in 1989. Interestingly its the same Mlhomwe who has brought this to wrong spell to the public for correct version. Zoonera kuukulu. Nanga siadaonera ku Blantyre titalemba clock tower, ndiye mtumbuka afike kumkaya amvekere ndikukhumba kulemba clock tower , nati alakwitse.

  19. mwamusanga says:

    Sakho mudziko lathuli silizatha, thats its the poorest dziko in World

  20. HENRY NYIKA says:

    Comment:Chokani inu matenati athu.amphawi inu.ntchito tizingolembana atumbuka tokhatokha?mbuli za anthu.ineyo ndi ambale anga sitikakwatire matenati monga achewa,ayao,alomwe(chimene amaziwa kwambiri pa moyo wawo ndi chigoloro) ndi asena.

  21. kma amalawi aliyese amayankhula mosaganiza kt chikuchitka nd chan umbuli bas nd nkhan iyi tsoooooooo

  22. Gabriel mwale says:

    Analemba ndi Mlomwe izi demeti

  23. ENOCH says:

    Atumbuka ndi mbuzi zaanthu kukanakhala kumwera bwezi alinfwenfwenfwe kagwereni uko nd CKock tower nanu

  24. Mphepo zinai says:

    Typical Malawian mediocrity that explains why this country is failing to develop. There is also another funny one somewhere in Mxuzu

  25. shaa says:

    koma musaiwalenso kuwakumbira zimbudzi anthu aku mzuzu.tinaona tsiku lina zija ndi
    mwikho ku malawi kuno pilizi chonde.

  26. zanga phee says:

    Sorry it was a spelling mistake, mistake has no master, will remove it by the end of the Day.

  27. Patriot says:

    Mwina anakalemba mchitumbuka kikikiki

  28. OMEGA BEMA says:

    A city ali busy kumasanja katangale wawo kugulitsa malo ,,,chikwangwani kwa iwo si priority kapena kukhoza watch …..pano m’bomamu ndi payere payere mesa anzathu anasanja za cash gate ku capital hill nafe tikupanga zathu mu mizindamu

  29. jupiter says:

    Mbuli ndiwe pa chuchewa palibe fupa koma pfupa,palibe vula koma mvula tsono enanu kulephera kulemba mumathetsa fasho chichewa,
    Ndangodutsa nkakhala ine ndi Mapuya

  30. jupiter says:

    Izi zimavuta pakasowa ejukweshoni, Bingu wangotalika was ejukwetedi.

  31. jojo says:

    Even che Lumbe mwapwiya does not know how to write. Eight and dollar sigh zifanana kwa iye. Alomwe mbuzi

  32. Key says:

    Kkkkkkkkk Pepani atumbuka ophunsira kwambiri wamatama mulungu amamusisa choncho kuti ayaluke. Kkkkkkk kulephera spelling ya clock? C L O C k KKKKKK. Ma professor Kkkkk kukanakhala ku mangochi bwenzi mutanzanza kutukwanatu apa. Uku not kuphunzira koma kupunsira.

  33. Simoland says:

    that is it in lyf,,, mistakes sometimes replaces the true, real things

  34. Njalayamalamuchiuno says:

    Who bothers to look at a nonfunctional clock let alone checking the spelling of what is written there! Anyway if you are used to a place you take things for granted and it takes a new comer to notice the dirt ! Hope Mzuzu City Authorities will immediately correct the error to save the citizens from this embarancement.

    1. dafuq??? says:

      embarancement ndiye kuti chani?

  35. Kinyentu says:

    They is even ‘devil street’ in Lilongwe…koma zoopsa

  36. bakayawo says:

    Kkkkkkkkkkkk

  37. Mwiza says:

    Shame on us!

  38. kambwali says:

    These road signs are done by dudes from bt. The road sign belongs to alliance media from blantyre. Put tge blame on them

  39. Bwitoto says:

    There is no segregative reporting here. It also happened in Blantyre Ginnery Corner along the highway.Its always visitors who detects these common mistakes in tourism structures.

  40. milward says:

    thats very important mesg it needs to be collected

  41. Namalila says:

    Waste of precious time.

  42. Mahomwa Mhango says:

    Thats stupid kusayenda in Bevelle Cape Town south Africa have it, Achewa muziwe mulungu anakulengani kuti Muzilimira ATUMBUKA mwachidule ndinu Ng’ombe Zamwendo iwiri Zolima moti sitigula ma tractor munya muwona mufaso ndi njala chaka chake ndi chino @ Reasonable Man

  43. MCP ndi dhilu says:

    hey kondowole people, mwati zakhala chonchi zaka zambili inu osawona cholakwika chili chonse?

    chabe ine chibadwile m
    sindinafikeko ku nyikako. i would have fixed it. mzuzu corner graduates indeed

  44. Wandiva says:

    Kaya zanu izo
    Comment

  45. Kwame says:

    Comment: nanga zomwezi mpaka kumanyozana? Mu malawi muno sankho lizatha. Ndi dziko lokhalo la malawi mu central africa anthu kumasankhana mitundu ndi kunyozana. Shame on us.

  46. Raw Nerve says:

    It’s of no significance. Sensible people can’t waste their energy on typos. It shows how pathetically dull and shallow the mulakhos, kangw’ingw’is and the jamshiriyas are.

  47. SOOTH SAYER! says:

    DAT WZ A SLIP OF A FINGER! KOMA SUMUNAMVE( KU PULIKA) I LOVE MZUZU CITY. DE ONLY CITY CLOSE 2 LAKE MALAWI!

  48. chilombo says:

    I pass here everyday and I never noticed this

  49. dickson says:

    is it in Mzuzu corner????

  50. Wafika says:

    Anthuni bwanji otsaona mpaka lero. mbuli dza anthu sizimaona kumangotsangalala kuti ambwenumbwenu ta aptsa chitukuko lelo kumadwaba. ejukwetion ndi imeneyo analandila ambwenumbwenu.

  51. Reasonable Man says:

    mkamwa mwa mtumbuka munachuluka ma capital letter. Ndiye kuti ayike L after C zinamukanika. Anangoti CKock basi

  52. Reasonable Man says:

    A Ckock Tower (proper spelling Cock Tower) is a tower that the Mayor “erects” with his “cock”

  53. munthu wabwino says:

    A mistake in an area where the tribe thinks is extremely intelligent but is in fact pathetically dull.

  54. Tiyanjane says:

    This is a thing of no value to people of Mzuzu, Northern Region and Malawi. It is a pity that we have to waste our energies on such nothings when government is completely failing to recover looted national resources from cashgate thieves from MSB mafias and even from state house misadvisors. I wonder whether the half-baked comments below have been penned before reading the well articulated write up by Dr. John Lwanda in today’s Nyasatimes.

  55. Kulibe kantu says:

    Guantamo, do you think Nyasa Times is to blame for hate speech because they encourage such comments. Read other online newspapers readers are given guidelines on how to post comments. Read News24 and you see what I am talking about.
    Nyasa Times publishes anything even when comments fuel hatred and anger.

    Blame Nyasa Times and not the the readers.

  56. Chithumwa says:

    Ngakhale mumiseu yambiri zikwangwani zambiri anthu akhala akufufuta mwachitsanzo 100km kukhala 10km simunazione? 4ja basi

  57. Chithumwa says:

    I believe someone just tempered this, palibe nkhani yomanyozerana apa chonde

  58. Roy says:

    si zachilendo to see such ignorant mistakes in mzuzu

  59. Kennedy nali says:

    Well, the first sensible man in malawi i think he is better than our so called apm.

  60. OM'BWECHE says:

    KKKKKKK! Nkhani imeneyo itaye ikuchedwetsa

  61. Uta wa Leza says:

    Nyasatimes please bring back the down vote so we can let some comments here know they are full of kaka!

    1. Tizayambira comment yakoyo nyani iwe

  62. robert says:

    Zikwangwani mumalemba nokha sizilembedwa ku mzuzu

  63. Wagona nkhule waliwa says:

    Comment: achewa nawo mmalo molemba kuti “fupa” amalemba “pfupa”. and “mavuto” amati “mabvuto” ndie msamanene kuti atumbuka amalemba “chibambo” mmalo mwa “chiwambo” e

  64. mafumu says:

    Comment Analembetsa ichi ndi mlomwe yemwe ankagwira ntchito ku Mz City Assembly…kikikiki

    1. Kwame says:

      Comment: poti chimenecho a Bakili amati ndi chitukuko muwafunse a bakili omwewo kikikiki kuti sanaone kuti sichinalembedwe bwino? Chilindintchito yanji osangochidzulapo bwanji poti mukuti clock sikuyenda. Just throw it away

  65. ADE says:

    ONLY STUPID PEOPLE CAN ATTACK ONE TRIBE BECAUSE OF THIS SIGN. TIMPUZA MWANSAMBO, GEOFREY KAPUSA, BINGU, PETER, JOYCE BANDA AND ALL CABINATE MINSTERS, ALL SOLDIERS FROM MOYALE, POLICE OFFICERS HAVE BEEN TO MZUZU AND PASSED BY THIS SIGN. DID THEY BOTHER TO READ.? WHO CARES TO READ THESE SIGNS ANYWAY. ?

    1. Bwampini wa Muthanyura says:

      Tourists care to read sign posts. This is the more reason a tourist asked what the sign post meant.

  66. timothy mandambwe says:

    One Malawi, One Nation and One State President. God Bless MALAWI.

  67. Anonymus says:

    One of the cities in Malawi,,,, amalawi sazatheka

  68. stephen says:

    ankalemba zimenezo anali nophiya mulupale wina wake wa ku BLANTYRE, mtumbuka anangomutuma iye anali mu ofesi. omwe wa oti anapita ku mbalachanda ngati ma tenant nde kumene kuja akaphunzirako mpaka std 8.

  69. ujeni says:

    What is Ckock tower?

  70. shafq, z a name dat sugests hw boozed imean buldozd sam1 z.Hw cn u atak atumbuka wle de isue z abt clok tower? gobak 2xul udnt understand english.ur coment z compltly offpoint.kkkkk!.

  71. GUANTANAMO says:

    Mzuzu city, just like all cities and towns and district H/quarters is inhabited by all Malawians. Let us avoid hate speech. What does hate benefit you. In fact, the more yu hate a tribe the more tribalistic yourself are. Kuti zizukulu zathu zisazadane mtsogolomu tiyambe ndife kukondana. Nkhani ikachitika ku Thyolo mumati “mlomwe sazatheka”. Ikachitika ku Machinga mumati “myao sazatheka”. Chimozimozi nkhani ikachitika ku Dowa kapena ku Karonga. Let us make progressive comments without hurting one another. Internet itithandize kumanga Malawi mmalo mopasula dziko lathu. Am talking to all Malawians of good will. We hav one president and one nation. Let’s do away with envy

    1. robert says:

      Zikwangwani zimalembedwa kuti tinaziona kalekale zimenezo

    2. Kwame says:

      Comment: sizingatheke kuleka kusankhana mitundu coz history tells kamuzu anathamangitsa a ziphunzisi kupita kwao ku Mpoto so other presidents inherited tribalism. Nde zasefukila ndi kwa anthu omwe. Its high time to start unity ndikusiya osanyozana. Aliyense atha kupanga mistake mtumbuka, mchewa, mlomwe, muyao, mngoni, mnkhonde, musena, mungulu, mundali, mtonga, msukwa, jurt to nention a few tribes. Izi ndizomwe zimayambitsa tribal wars. Tizazindikila liti a malawi? One malawi one nation

  72. Godogodo says:

    Najumpha waka nindawere

  73. amnzeru a kummawa says:

    Ambwenu mbwenu ndi choncho. Anabela za atsiBweni aku blantyre aja. Nadi, enya na.

  74. Kanyimbi says:

    You know these people are very intelligent. They are inventing their own English words. Remember Shawa is writen as Shaba, Chiwambo as Chibambo. Zachamba basi.kkkkkkkkkkk

    1. Kenkkk says:

      Kanyimbi, That is your own failing because you can’t pronounce “ba” and you rush to pronounce it as “wa”. So it is the fault of you and your tribe for failing to pronounce and write “ba”instead you say “wa” we use “wa” in other words but not on those names you have quoted.

  75. God's Favour Ministries. says:

    Ambwenumbwenu amangodziwa kutokota zopusa sadziwa mkuwerenga komwe.ndiye ndi Enock Chihana omwe amadutsa pomwepa eeeeeee zomvetsa chisoni ndiye dziko mukulifuna lija lidza khala lotani?.

    1. People or companies who won contracts to construct billboards in Malawi are not atumbuka if you are genius malawian investigate where these things originates. Tell me which government can give anotherner contact for billboards from Nsanje to Chitipa.Stealing money from government coffers and offering contracts themselves. Najumpha munisange kumunda ku Lusangazi

  76. vyamuvisulo nthengwa says:

    KING SHAFIQ uli muzeleza hahahaha suzatheka ndiwe!

  77. Kenneth manusha says:

    Pakana shock tower m’Mzuzu muno ine osamazwa?

  78. Pitala Mathanyaula says:

    Ine Ndiboma langa tikonza zimezi kuti zioneke ngati “Chock Tower” HaHahahahah !!!!!!!!

  79. Gladson says:

    I live in Mzuzu and pass by this sign post more than ten times every day but I could not pick the mistake.

  80. George Lihoma. says:

    A Ckock tower is a Clock Tower that does not work,period. Hahahahahaha!

  81. KING SHAFIQ says:

    Atumbuka ndi choncho adasiyira dala kuti inu atolankhani muzapeze cholemba one day ngati mene mwapangramu kungovomereza basi kut mtumbuka sadzatheka

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