DPP wants MCP punished over racist slurs: MP Bisnowaty pens Speaker

The governing Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) wants  National Assembly Speaker-Richard Msowoya to take action on discriminatory and racist remarks Malawi Congress Party (MPC) legislators made against independent Member of Parliament (MP) for Lilongwe City Centre Constituency, David Yakov Bisnowaty  in the House.

Mussa : I will pursue the matter with Business Committee - Pic by Solister Mogha

Mussa : I will pursue the matter with Business Committee – Pic by Solister Mogha

DPP parliamentary chief whip an acting leader of the House, Henry Mussa, said on Monday that he will “pursue” the matter with Business Committee of Parliament to ensure action is taken.

According to except from the parliamentary Hansard (printed remarks or contributions legislators make in Parliament) dated November 19, 2015, Chiga 18, Tape No.6, time 2:04pm, shows that Bisnowaty rose on point of order on MCP’s Lilongwe North East, Maxwell Thyolera remarks saying during Dr. Hastings Kamuzu Banda rule there was no hunger.

Bisnowaty disputed this, saying hunger was there but under dictatorship it was not reported.

His remarks irked MCP MP Alekeni Menyani who hurled the racist slurs.

“Mr. Second Deputy Speaker, Sir, we are not going to take that from imported leaders. We as Malawi Congress Party would like to respond that. Since when did he become Malawian if I may ask? Because he came to Parliament on foreign passport. If he has become Malawian it is only today. Even people of his constituency are complaining because they do not see him anymore. He has run away from the constituency and he is here disputing facts that everybody knows are true. Where was he that time”, fumed Menyani who is also MCP Director of Public Relations.

“Myuda uzipita iwe (This Jewish has to go back home).Uyu watiyamba dala uyu (He has provoked us). Ndizimene anakukuuza a DPP zimenezo, ala?(Is this what DPP has sent you say, this is stupid), Alibe mudzi uyu, alibe munda (He doesn’t a village and even a farm or garden). Akuchita chiyani kuno (What is he doing here in Malawi)? Mbava izipita kwawo iyi (This thief has to go back home). Amako anayikidwa kuti iweyo (Where was your mother buried)? Ungaloze manda wa atate ako iwe (Can you identified the graveyard of your parents?) Ndimangofuna ndimuuze kuti alie manda a mbuye ake kuno,amachita mwano ameneyu (I wanted to remind him that he doesn’t have a farm land for his parents here, he is always rude to us)”, concludes discriminatory and racist remarks MCP legislators made against Bisnowaty.

Mussa told Capital Radio ‘Daybreak Malawi’ program on Monday that the MCP rants were “unfortunate racist remarks.”

He said: “I will purse this matters to the business committee.”

Rumphi East Peoples Party (PP) outspoken legislator Kamlepo Kalua also condemned the racist remarks as “unfortunate and unconstitutional.”

“Sometimes I do understand the anger but you don’t need to go to the extreme,” Kalua said.

Meanwhile, Bisnowaty has penned the Speaker Richard Msowoya to take action, describing the racist remarks as illegal and unacceptable in the modern civilized world.

In his letter dated on November 20, 2015 addressing to the Speaker which is also available Nyasa Times, Bisnowaty seeks remedy from the speaker’s office upon failure by his deputy to act on the discriminatory and racism remarks.

Bisnowaty said the point order he rose did not condemned MCP rule on hunger situation but rather observed that there was political suppression was an order of the day which prevented people to speak out about hunger situation in their villages.

“I want to protest in the strongest terms against the relentless and senseless racism and discriminatory which I was personally subjected to by MPs from the MCP benches yesterday (November 19, 2015) in Parliament. The racial attacks were completely uncalled for and most unbecoming of an August House that makes laws against discrimination and racism. These MPs have brought this house into serious disrepute by indulging in these illegalities and blatant unconstitutional conduct.

Bisnowaty also complains that the Second Deputy Speaker, Clement Chiwaya, didn’t condemn the blatant and ugly racism that was going on in the house.

“ He didn’t rule any of these remarks un-Parliamentary nor ask for the withdrawal of any of them (under section 103 of our standing order). For the sake of maintaining the dignity of the house, I would like to ask for the removal of these racist remarks from record”, reads the latter in part which the Speaker is expected to responded on Monday, November 23 proceedings.

Bisnowaty emphatically reminded MP Menyani that he was duly elected on Malawian passport challenging him to produce evidence on allegation that he was not citizen of this country and that his constituents were complaining about his absent for developmental projects.

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galu akagunda mbuzi nde phani
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galu akagunda mbuzi nde phani

look at this pagan,the same way youre mistreating your workers,calling them monkeys and telling them to go poop at the bush, hiring and firing workers in unprofessional manner now youre forcing Mcp to apologise why?start with yuor workers first.

recyling drugs in our land.so how many people have you killed?

we are tired with these crooked Investors,gamblers.Malawians lets not betray our brothers and sisters in Mcp.

Phodogoma
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MCP will never come to its right sense sinse 1964.MCP is racism, thus why Chakwera only holds rallies in central region yet he is a shadow president for the whole country until 2025. All members a MCP ndinu owola mkamwa ndi a zimai omwe monga MISS Juliana Lunguzi MISS Jessie Kabwila.Bwanji manyazi, mneneri wa chipani akuti sitipepesa , m’mawa president to be akupita kukapepesa. Tilankhule kuti Jessie zimene amalankhula zija amazitenga kwa Chakwera kapena amalankhula zimene amafuna. Jessie mutu waukuluwo ngati wagule wamkulu. Ulibe dambwe iwe apa?

Berson
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why should an activist like kabwira speak in support of abuse of human rights which she vowed to defend even when it means costing her life?now am convinced politicians are not human beings.but,plz,dont throw this country into turmoil as you go crazy with sittin allowances.oky?

CHIROMBO
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MALAWIANS ARE ALSO FACING SAME RACISTS REMARKS IN OTHER COUNTRIES. NO ACTION HAS BEEN TAKEN AGAINST CITIZENS, THOSE REMARKS THOUGH PAINFUL BUT ARE TRUE AFTER ALL HE HAS DISPLACED A MALAWIAN ON THAT POSITION WHO WOULD HAVE ASSISTED SEVERAL MALAWIANS OTHER THAN HIM WHO IS SENDING MONEY TO HIS HOME. WE DONT HAVE TO ENCORPORATE OTHER NATIONALS IN MALAWI’S POLITICS

Concerned malawian
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Malawi has so many problems under this useless backdoor govt of Dpp.What racist slurs of Bisnowaty?Does Dpp think that will make people think that they are so caring in Malawi?It is just a waste time dwelling on this issue of racist slurs.How many things are black people called in a white man country?Discuss real things at the parliament than wasting our taxes on trivial things.Can they compare the useless Dpp party with Mcp despite having problems with Mcp?Malawi is dead with the visionless party of Dpp.The economy is in shambles.Malawians are struggling in everything.Talk real issues than appeasing some Bisnowaty.
Team B special
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Za ziiii kambani nkhani ya kuzimazima kwa magetsi, kudulidwa kwa madzi Ku Zomba hospital, njala , mankhwala kusowa mzipatala, high inflation rate , umve mmizinda yathu, sources of fire gutting markets , teachers not being paid , doctors, teachers, nurses being denied employment opportunity, nepotism, FISP, unemployment, umbava, killing of Ngauje, Chasowa , 92 billion , 525 million ………

George phiri
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Bisnowaty ndi MCP onse ngosalakwa. Olakwa ndife amene tikulemba apa. Mawa mumva Bisnowaty ali ku mcp munena kuti chani? Asiyeni agalu awa thats what puts money in their accounts.

Nyembezi
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The racists remarks by MCP should divert the attention of business in the house. Please motive on,

Mkwapu
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Zatha nkhani

Mashamase
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Tangobweresani Njaunju

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