Kamuzu film ‘Kale’ will be distributed for free –Manganya

Malawi’s renowned comedian Michael Usi has said  his ‘Kale’ movie  depicting Malawi’s founding President Ngwazi Dr Hastings Kamuzu Banda era, driving citizens down memory lane, will be distributed for free.

Manganya depicting Kamuzu in Kale film

Manganya depicting Kamuzu in Kale film

Usi, popularly known as Manganya, said the decision to distribute the move free has  been made to allow  more Malawians, especially the youth, to learn about the life of Kamuzu Banda.

“Although I have invested a lot of money, I intend to distribute the film for free to help people, especially the youth, to learn more about Kamuzu,” he said.

He said the film shooting was completed and that what is remaining are “final touches.”

“The film will be ready this year,” said the comedian.

During the shooting of Kale in 2014, the motorcade carrying Usi took Malawians on the road from Limbe Market to Gogo Chatinkha Maternity Ward at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) with all the ceremony typical of the fallen leader.

There were dances by Mbumba, the party women garbed in cloth emblazoned with Kamuzu’s portrait; traditional performances by Sambang’oma Dance Troupe, sights of bodyguards, police officers and other symbols of power characteristic of the one-party era.

And the pintsized Usi clad in a black Wilson hat and khaki coat stood majestically in an open-roof white Land Rover, waving a fly whisk and surrounded by gyrating Mbumbas as well as grand mimics of the defunct red-shirted Youth League members and Malawi Young Pioneers.

“By documenting the life of Kamuzu, Kale will set the record straight and ensure children born during the multiparty  dispensation know where we are coming from,” said Usi.

Kamuzu is the poster face of the self-rule fight that occasioned the hoisting of the rising-sun  flag  abandoned by the late president Bingu wa Mutharika and reinstated by Parliament when  former president Joyce Banda took over power.

Manganya also had some shooting of  Kamuzu film in Britian.

According to the comedian, there are critical lesson to be learn from Kamuzu through the film.

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MCP needs someone from down South to woo votes dominated by the southerners. Manga know pretty well that the choice we made on Richard Msowoya wasn’t right looking at the demographic data of our country and its distribution. Msowoya could have been given second vice president after maturity. MCP gurus, the space Manganya is providing doesn’t really call for presidency but he is being honest with himself, electro let and the party itself. I would one for all give him a chance to fully join MCP as early so that people would recognize him and this will enable him to… Read more »

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Will the kanema expose all Kamuzu’s monstrous behavior which saw all his opponents executed, thrown in jail and forgotten like he did to Machipisa Munthali and others? If this part is missing then the whole kanema leaves the critical part of Kamuzu’s presidency.I can’t accept a copy even if they were 10 for free.


Of course, why selling something that obviously does not have any monetary value in terms of business? Has Manganya told us how much money his previous so called films fetched? This is another guy that is too desperate for recognition. He makes a lot of noise just to reposition himself for MCP vice presidency. If MCP chooses this guy, adzagwa chagada. He does not have what it takes to sway Southern Region voters to go MCP way.

Nyezelera Mulanje

Sichanzeru kugawa ulere as it will make it kuoneka ngatii yosafunika. Muike kantengonkene kake olo kozizira for production sustainability.


Waitha manganya iwe ndiwe wa MCP ana amasiku anowa azidziwa kuti the foundations of this nation were laid by this mighty MCP. Uli boo Manganya, mnyamata wa m’mudzi mwa Golodeni ku Mulanje.

Dr Fletcher Phiri

This will be great and I love it. There is a lot to learn from Kamuzu after we have had three leaders of multi-party democracy. We have seen those with vision and those without vision attempting leading the country to chaos. I will be more than happy to donate no matter how little it is to recover the cost incurred because this worthy doing and well done. I look forward to seeing it


I love you Manga though the current boma is trying all it can to take away our fun time on their so called mbc tv. Ine ndi apa banja langa tidzapitiliza kutsata Tikuferanji

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