Malawi’s greatest comic export, Daliso Chaponda has become a victim of abusive messages on social media following his father Dr George Chaponda’s dismissal as minister of Agriculture.
The minister has come under fire for his involvement in the Zambia-Malawi maize procurement scandal. In addition, on Tuesday his house was raided by graft-busting body Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) where a few goods including millions of Kwachas were confiscated.
Apparently, this development has given a chance to some disgruntled members of the society to attack the son, Daliso who is based in the UK and is apolitical.
One Facebook user, Taonani Ochaponda posted on Daliso’s wall, “Hie there? whats this all about maize?”
As a comedian and satirist, Daliso responded: “The Maize diet used selectively lowers the tryptophan, serotonin and 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid levels in the central nervous system without affecting catecholamine content. These changes are maximal as early as 48 hours after exposure to the Maize diet.”
He further posted: “My Facebook message box has been filling with all kinds of toxic abusive messages from Malawi so I will not be checking it for a while. If you are a friend, you should know my number so contact me that way. If you are a promoter and it’s about a gig, contact [email protected].”
Daliso is a successful Malawian born comedian who has performed in United Kingdom, South Africa and Malawi.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :