The battle of words has just turned sour between Mulanje South Parliamentarian Bon Erias Kalindo and former State House official Bright Malopa over the former’s decision to march naked for the sake of people with albinism who lately have become victims of ritual abduction and killing.
Malopa, however, took it to the social media on Wednesday to censure Kalindo for pushing for death sentence for those implicated in albino killings.
The former advisor to President Peter Mutharika on communication and strategy argued on his Facebook that death sentence is already in the law of Malawi and Kalindo is clueless on what the laws stipulate.
Wrote Malopa on his Facebook: “Bon Kalindo is threatening to walk naked in an effort to put pressure on fellow MPs to retain capital punishment on albino murderers. Is the [honourable] MP aware that capital punishment has not been repealed from our constitution? Sounds like the lawmaker is not conversant with his own laws.”
And on Thursday morning Kalindo responded to Malapo, claiming the former Malawi Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) director general enjoys State security while people with albinism are being killed
Kalindo defended himself that he is conversant with the law.
”To one Bright Malopa. Am writing just to let you know, am a member of parliament with an oversight role to make laws that would favour poor Malawians and not the rich like you and that is the reason why you would want to civic educate me instead of you letting me to civic educate you on the laws of Malawi,” wrote Kalindo on his Facebook page.
Kalindo said he would continue to fight for all Albinos being killed ‘like chickens’ while Malopa is comfortably in his mansion guarded by police.
He said: ”Its a known fact that death penalty is in our laws and that this law is not being used simply because of human rights issues and yet our people are being killed every day hence protecting the
rights of all Albino killers and not the victims! What a shame”.
Kalindo said that he is currently pushing that laws should be used to protect albinos.
”Where is my ignorance there if all what am doing is asking Parliament to agree that death penalty should be the only way to stop this barbaric act on Albinos once and for all?
”This kind of thinking is what is making our country not to progress and move forward! Should l say,you are one of the Albino killers and that may be you are afraid, you might get killed once this law has come to pass?” wondered Kalindo.
Kalindo – popularly known as Winiko as a comedian – has since warned Malopa to stop making “silly arguments” on this sensitive issue that requires and collective efforts.
The garrulous Parliamentarian then labelled Malopa a coward who always try to practice cheap politics.
”Who do you want to please? Why are you trying to pretend , all is well when not? Get to know, am Bon Kalindo the legistrator not Bright Malopa the coward, who always try to practice cheap politics to gain favours from the authorities in order to get big positions in government!
”Who is supposed to censor who between you and the member of parliament who is obviously above you when it comes issues to do with the laws of the land. The issue at hand is very sensitive and requires speedy action. It is better for you to shut up if you have nothing to offer,Mr
Meanwhile Kalindo has vowed to go ahead with the planned ‘naked demonstration’ with date, venue and time to be announced later and said Malawians should be prepared to see his ‘member’ live.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :