Dzuka Malawi: Jappie Mhango, the most intelligent northerner today?

Dear Northern Region, please elect Jappie Mhango, the Minister of Transport as your official spokesperson and negotiator pronto, he is the most intelligent Northerner I have come across.

The highest ranking politician in corridors of power was Khumbo Kachali, had Joyce Banda kicked the bucket (God forbid), Khumbo that duntu from Edingeni who spoke like spoilt child could have become our President. Yes according to the constitution of the Republic. Thanks heaven it did not happen.

Then second was Chakufwa Chihana, yes that “wabefu” confessor, twice not once, became the only Malawian to hold the position of the Second Vice President, specifically created for him and reserved for other party in Government. We know what happened to the end- he spoke inaudible voices, praise singing president Bakili Muluzi, selling out our democracy for third term coins and died a very miserable man from the freedom fighter we all sang of in 1992.

Back to modern day politicians from the North. No back to back first. Orton Chirwa was betrayed by fellow Tongas and a Tumbuka. Aleke Banda was a powerful politician when Manoah Chirwa was arrested- everyone from Kande to Chintheche blamed him for the misery of fellow Tonga’s.

Kanyama Chiume was the composer of “zonse zimene nza Kamuzu Banda” before Ngwazi the original booted him out into misery in Tanzania.

An academic Khwauli Msiska was the one that moved the third term in Parliament on July 4, 2002 again for a few pieces of silver and deputy Minister post. That’s how much democracy the North has contributed to Malawi.

Harry Mkandawire has been there, UDF, DPP and now Peoples Party. Together with Reverend Christopher Mzomera Ngwira, Catherine Gotani Hara and Frank Mwenefumbo they fought tooth an nail Khumbo Kachali in Peoples Party. They are very good Northerners at pulling each other down.

In the North, either you are eating with them or you become the loudest crier of them all. Look at Frank Mwenefumbo, asking what is wrong with being a Northerner- no sir, nothing is wrong with being a Northerner, actually we have married and inter-married that its no longer normal to find a family whose members don’t come from all the regions. Its useless to talk of Northerners anymore. Lets talk and think like Malawians.

The problem is politicians based in the North. They only cry louder, fight and beat each other when they are not the ones eating at that particular moment. Northerners rarely support or listen to each other. The story of politicians betraying the region are plenty, the story of greed and praise singing by Northerners is well documented from Inkosi Mbelwa who crowned Kamuzu the Ngwazi to the other Mbelwa who gave Bingu the same accolade yet the road to his village remains undone. Stupid.

The loudest analysts on social media or Lazarous Chakwera backers are Northerners- interestingly very few cannot even join a proper party and choose to disparage others online. Hey wenna, come down and run for councillor or parliament of presidency if you want change like Chihana.

Out of the 53 registered parties-if the number has not grown up, almost half are chaired or headed by Northerners. Actually its like every constituency has its own political party and you want to convince me to vote for you? No in a hundred years!

Off my head if they cant agree and unite in the North, how do they convince me to vote for their own chaos!

That’s why in keeping with tradition of Northern Region, Jappie Mhango, my cartoon of the month is very right. He is intelligent and strategic and might have read the political history of the North, boot licking and praise singing and betraying your own works. Don’t  listen to criers crying for positions pretending they love the region more.

After all, real businessman knows that only reality matters in business. In political business- the reality is eat and eat, praise and praise and forget about some Chinese presidency the North will never had.

Dzuka Malawi, before stoning me- tell me if you believe Kamlepo Kalua or Frank Mwenefumbo or Harry Mkandawire would turn down Ministerial position from DPP if appointed in the interest of developing the North! Be a fool and believe them, I endorse Jappie Mhango as rightful heir of Chakufwa Chihanas empty seat-it has been vacant for long.

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Fact
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Iam pure Tumbuka,Northerner,Malawian,African and aboveall,a Human Being.I strongly feel pity for my fellow Northerners who have fallen prey to Kamlepo’s and Jappie’s untruthfullness,both these people are uneducated and die-hard opportunists and their livelihood entirely relies on lies and pretences,they are not the people to rely upon and expect that they will liberate the North from its predicaments for instance,Kamlepo’s Constituency,is lagging behind all national Constituences in the counrty and when you gauge Jappie’s performance in his own Constituency,he is the most unpopular and incredibly disliked by even his own members of his family and to have these two crooked and… Read more »
winston msowoya
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Whether somebody likes it or not,Jappie Mhango is the most simpleton Northerner I have come across in morden days.I have seen simpletons,but Jappie has amazed me.Has he so soon forgotten the names: Kanyama Chiume,Orton Chirwa,Yatuta Chisiza,Dunduzu Chisiza,Rose Chiwambo,Matupi Mkandawire,Mundo Mwabetanya,Lutengano Mwahimba,John Nyondo the list is long.Jappie does not no that the Chawas,Lomwes and the likes,are using him to their advantage,as soon as his services with these brutes come to an end,that would be his end too.Let him be reminded that the names juxtaposed,others brought independence for Nyasaland while the majority of people in the South and Central Malawi,were still in… Read more »
sukulu
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Absolute nosense. Please go back to school. It’s a shame!

koma abale inu eeh
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Not a deep dive analysis of Northern politics, by any means; but accurate, and very interesting, nevertheless. Younger Northerners should learn from this. It should be pointed out, however, that this political posturing and behavior is NOT confined to Northern political elites. It is all over the country. But what makes the Northern politicians different is that they claim superiority, as a people; but exhibit inferiority complexes all the time. Like claiming tribal victim hood where there is none. Northern politicians, and by extension their people, always take credit for good things, like achievements. But blame others when things don’t… Read more »
Chalume
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My gut seems to stomach one truth: this writer bears less grey matter than I thought! Be a little more constructive than (1) perpetuating hate language; (2) contradicting yourself by pointing at people from the North while declaring that we are all Malawians; (3) Using messages of error of a few, disregarding the many accomplishments people from all over Malawi have made in our political history, including Northerners; (4) parading yourself as a master of history when the best you did was selectively choose isolated incidents; and (5) failing to balance your argument by demonstrating that the clowns we have… Read more »
Satyagraha Reichstag
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Malawians wake up. Tribal war cannot solve our problems. Forget this article, your region and your religious background. It is empty and useless. When dealing with humanity, let us focus on the positive side of others and not negative. Bwinotubwino muzabweretsa genocide mmalo mwa chitukuko. Ine ndakana kusapota zogawanitsa mtundu wochepa kale wa Amalawi. I am proud to be a Malawian. Ziphunzitseni kumanga Dziko lanu. Zitithandiza chiyani kunyoza abale athu, abwezi athu, atsogoleri athu ndi alaliki athu ndi mafumu athu. Izi ndi zomwe zikudanitsa anthu mumaofesi, mmiseu ndi kumunda komwe.

thinktank
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Atumbuka…..you call this useless article? All the calls for rotational presidency…or federation is about positions not development of the north.Come on,dont be stupid,this is good article worthy arousing soul searching with sober minds…..mukuti useless article because it has pointed out the role short comings of people you historically hold so dearly…..

Steve
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I wish I had used my time to read other things instead I wasted my precious time reading this useless, unethical, unrealistic, nonsense article. My friend you have all your facts wrong

stan
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these aren’t facts,their just your opinions ,the only fact in this story is that we haven’t seen any strong politician from that side since the earth

Harawara
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In my mighty language we say “wamsokosera walinga utava”. History does not have to be necessarily positive and sweet. It often hates like in this case when we were reminded that northerners have been out smarting each other from colonial to present times. Now it is just repeating itself because that’s history does. it goes in a circle. Now it is Jappie vs others. For those of you who are not happy with what your accessetors did and say learn from their failures and do things right. Dont harm the messenger or hack his account!!!!
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