Abida Mia walk in the footsteps of Winnie Mandela
Like South Africa’s struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, in Malawi a female political operative Abida Mia is proving to be fearless and brave as she is at the heart of reconnecting Malawi Congress Party (MCP) with voters in the populous southern region and dealing with party cadres directly in operations.
Abida, wife to frontline politician Sidik Mia, is the architect of many political developments while operating from the back room.
However, on Friday, Abida led the youth to the streets in Blantyre to join demonstrations organised by the civil society organisations (CSOs) after the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has attempted to frustrate the protestors.
ŶDPP Southern Region governor Charles Mchacha, was spotted driving around in the city shadowing the demonstrators, in an effort to discourage people from taking part in the protests .
But Abida Mia went to the streets and had to challenge Mchacha to let people exercise their right to demonstrate peacefully .
“I went to the streets after I learned that DPP attempted to disrupt the demonstrations,” she said.
“Time for Malawians to be afraid is gone. We will be brave and fight on for the good of our country,” she declared.
“I had no intention to go to the streets but after DPP demonstrations on Thursday, I was upset. What they did demonstrating against demonstrations was uncalled for. I went to the streets to protest with the people. I was the voice of the voiceless and I would not allow people to face the DPP alone. This is a direct message to Mchacha, that I only fear God,” she said.
But Mchacha said DPP deliberately staged anti-demonstrations displays because the party believed Malawi Congress Party (MCP) was behind the demonstrations.
“The Blantyre demonstrations were led by Sidik Mia’s wife. That confirms it,” he said.
Abida Mia is proving to be a woman who epitomises resilience, who will make a significant and laudable impact on the Malawian political sphere.
The demonstrators marched from Upper Stadium through the Chipembere Highway—stopping at the Polytechnic. They made other stops at Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) bus stop and roundabout near Universal Industries.
As the protestors headed back towards the Civic Centre, hundreds of people lined up on both sides of the road but did not join the march.
Some Polytechnic students joined the fray on the return trip and nearly clashed with the police at Kamuzu Stadium Roundabout when they [students] insisted on moving around the roundabout four times to symbolise the K4 billion.
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I have never heard that Julius Malema fights for same sex marriage nor does he do the opposite of what he preaches. Trapence fights for same sex marriage and marries the opposite sex – self contradictory !!! Trapence has never stood for what he preaches like Chakwera.
MAMA MIA MUSAMVERE ZA WANTHU YOU ARE INDEED WALKING INTO FOOTSTEPS OF WINNIE MADIKIZELA MANDELA, MORE FIRE MAMA.
I LOVE MADAM ABIDA MIA. YOU ARE AN ICON IN THIS COUNTRY.
Is this woman a Moslem? Moslem women don’t wear tight trousers and mingle with men like that. Moslem Association of Malawi please do something about these people and acts of disglacing Islam.
Abale comparing Winnie Mandela with Abida? What a joke? Winnie was a freedom hunter while Abida is a fortune hunter.
Winnie was a politician moulded by a very harsh system apartheid akin to that of Stalinist Russia where internal banishment was the order of the day. Winnie was not an angel but the total sum up of the hurdles she surmounted automatically confers on her the best Marathon runner in the global politics in the 20th century. Abida a lady serving the whims of opportunistic hubby. The Winnie crown is yet to fall on whoever fulfills the criteria which the Mandela foundation will prescribe Malawian political turf doesn’t offer the crown let alone dangle it to SADC to turn its… Read more »
WE NEED MORE PEOPLE LIKE SIDIK AND ABIDA MIA, WE ARE TIRED OF TYRANNY REGIME BY THE DPP GOVERNMEN T
You fool,do not campare your Arab and unlearned garbage with Winnie Mandela.All the living African leaders,nobody comes near Winnie Mandela.What a joke?Winnie is one of Africa’s leading giants who will be remembered for centuries to come.What has your Arab master done to Malawi and Africa? Why are you Malawians so sleepy and for how long you will be enslaved by foreigners? SHAME!!!!!!! Mia and Abida,let’s accept it they are not one of us,they are Arabs full-stop.Show an African State in Southern Africa,which has an Arab government leader.It is sad that our people from the South and Central would accept an… Read more »
YAKULA NDINSANJE ABIDA AMATHA ABIDA OYEEEEEEE
BWANA WINSTON ITS TIME THAT YOU CAN SEND YOUR MESSAGE WITHOUT INJURING OTHER PEOPLE. MALAWI CONSTITUTION DOES NOT ALLOW STIGMA BASED ON RACE OR TRIBE.
Koma m’tchona watisaukitsa uyu kwambiriiiii
IFE KUNO KU BLANTYRE WE LOVE YOU ABIDA AND SIDIK MIA
THE DEMOS ARE A TRUE REFLECTION OF THE SUFFERING OF THE YOUTHS /LESS PRIVILEGED
ON THE GROUND
PETER AND HIS FELLOW MINISTERS ARE BUSY IN
FOREIGN COUNTRIES DOING
HONEY MOON WITH THEIR
JESUS IS LORD !!
People of Malawi why we always compare Great people with reefruffs? Athu obera ng ombe anthu osauka ku lower shire awa. And to compare wina openga ndi Julius malemia is a shame. Nyasa jurnos with the respect about
DPP PAULENDO. MCP CHAKWERA MIA WELCOME TO STATE HOUSE
Kana ni dada,
Mwayankhula bwino pomwe mukuti “tikakumana pa ballot chaka cha mawa”. Awa ndiye mawu. Nanga bwanji MCP ikufuna kutenga boma through back door by perpetrating violence and anarchy through their sponsored CSOs demos? Please school your party leadership to learn to be democratic, tame their tempers and wait for the appointed time when people shall also speak through the ballot as to which party they will want to rule them. Remember God’s time is the best. Osamathamangira
Kumeneko kunali kulira kwa anamfedwa, magazi crocodile party (mcp) kesesa ndi pa 2019, may.
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Sad that the demos degenerated into an MCP show. CSO, you are losing direction, MCP, you are surely displaying how desperate you are to lead the country. DPP pull up your socks, Malawians Think twice and thrice.
WE will fight till we ensure Malawi is a safe haven