Atupele promises to build mausoleum for Malawi’s pro-democracy hero Chakufwa Chihana

United Democratic Front (UDF) presidential candidate Atupele Muluzi has bemoaned that the current resting place for the  country’s pro-democracy hero late Chakufwa Tom Chihana at Katoto in Mzuzu is a bush and promises to build  a mausoleum for the departed president of Alliance for Democracy (Aford)  if he is elected  President during the May 21 2019 Tripartite Elections.

UDF presidential pair of Atupele Muluzi and his runningmate Frank Mwenifumbo
Chakufwa Chihana victory salute to supporters
Chihana’s abandoned grave in Mzuzu

Atupele made the promises when he addressed a political campaign meeting in Mzuzu City on Sunday at a venue which  holds high value and significance as it is associated with Chihana’s political career and the fight for democracy in Malawi.

The UDF presidential hopeful said the mausoleum will be constructed at the current grave as he respects the Tumbuka culture which  frowns upon the idea of exhuming and reburying a body.

“We cannot forget our heroes who fought for the country to attain the democracy we are enjoying today,” said Atupele.

“I will construct a mausoleum for the departed hero within the first years of my leadership,” he said.

The late Chihana, who died in 2006, was one of the freedom fighters during the transition from one-party State to multiparty democracy in the early 1990s.

He served as second vice-president in the administration of Atupele’s father – Bakili Muluzi.

Meanwhile, acting Paramount Chief Chikulamayembe of Rumphi has welcomed the idea by Atupele to build mausoleum for Chihana – a true son of the soil.

Enoch Chihana, who is also the late Chihana’s son, also said his father should be accorded a good resting place.

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Vindere
Vindere
1 year ago

Atupele, this does not sit well with me, do you really believe that Northerners are that gullible???, zimenezo udzikauza a Chawa anzako

Paperback
1 year ago

I want to make a good comment. I am still thinking about one. Good night.

mtete
mtete
1 year ago

Sorry Lad. This will not win you votes.

JOHN
JOHN
1 year ago

AAAH CHEAP POLITICS! YOUR FATHER FAILED TO BUILD MAUSOLEUM FOR KAMUZU AND MADE SURE ALL THE INFRASTRUCTURE NAMED AFTER HIM WERE RENAMED. BAKILI MULUZI WAS FULL OF HATRED FOR KAMUZU AND YET BAKILI IS WHERE HE IS BECAUSE OF KAMUZU. SO WHAT CAN YOU DO YOURSELF?

MAY BE YOU SHOULD PROMISE MAUSOLEUM FOR YOUR DAD IN FUTURE!

Dalirani
Dalirani
1 year ago
Reply to  JOHN

It’s not cheap politics, your head don’t work, that’s why tumbukas we so behind, you wasting supporting mutharika,who keep on oppressing you through quarter system,woke up! that’s why he said if elected , we need these Young men with full of vision not your gogo mutharika

Katong'ongo
Katong'ongo
1 year ago
Reply to  Dalirani

Nawe iwe Dalirani Mchawa leka kusapota vili vyose. Ninjani mungamupepeka na NKHWICHI?

SAM
SAM
1 year ago
Reply to  JOHN

INDEED ,THATS VERY CHEAP POLITICS ,ATUPELE SHOULD LEARN TO READ PEOPLES MINDS.
WHAT DO MALAWIANS WANT? MOUSOLEAM? WHAT FOR???.
NO VOTE FOR YOU ,YOU CANNOT FOOL TUMBUKAS, LAST MINUTE BRIBES TO THIS BLESSED PEOPLE OF MALAWI DOES NOT BUY YOU VOTES .
THATS VERY MYOPIC THINKING.
ARE YOU TALKING TO BABIES?BABIES IN NAPPIES???
TO CHEAP POLITICS.

WE WANT A LEADER WHO WILL DEAL WITH THOSE KILLING OUR ALBINO BROTHERS AND SISTERS,
NOT SOMEONE WHO THINKS SO MYOPIC THAT HE THINKS A GOOD FOR NOTHING GRAVE YARD WILL BUY VOTES FOR HIM.
WHO WANTS A DECORATEDD GRAVE YARD ANYWAY

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